Jimena Garbarino, Developer in Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
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Jimena Garbarino

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Engineer and Developer

Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Toptal Member Since
January 8, 2014

Jimena is an experienced result and value-oriented programmer with a strong engineering background. She excels with Ruby on Rails, Java, and Scrum development. She has worked in web development for 10+ years in many industries and has a master's degree in software engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires.


ELK (Elastic Stack), WebSockets, Apache Kafka, Kotlin, Spring, Spring Cloud...
Ashford Technical Software
REST APIs, D3.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, JavaScript, MySQL, Spring Boot, Java
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Keycloak, Logstash, Kibana, ELK (Elastic Stack)...




Preferred Environment

Git, Linux

The most amazing...

...things I've coded are an arithmetic compressor and middleware for distributed streaming.

Work Experience

Technical Writer via Toptal

2019 - PRESENT
  • Wrote development guides on Java/Spring frameworks integrated with Okta authentication and authorization.
  • Collaborated with sponsored project JHipster, adding code generation features.
  • Wrote technical guides on CI/CD and Google Cloud deployment.
Technologies: ELK (Elastic Stack), WebSockets, Apache Kafka, Kotlin, Spring, Spring Cloud, Spring Boot, Kubernetes, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)

Full-stack Web Developer

2019 - 2020
Ashford Technical Software
  • Migrated legacy applications to Java microservices.
  • Updated the dashboard UI and D3.js charts to a responsive Bootstrap template.
  • Created a 2D visual schematic of rig platforms displaying valve status.
  • Optimized slow RDBMS data queries by implementing additional indexes.
  • Created a data service REST API for rig state history queries.
Technologies: REST APIs, D3.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, JavaScript, MySQL, Spring Boot, Java

Software Architect

2016 - 2019
  • Built an MVP for a store’s telemetry dashboards for displaying business metrics and system monitoring data.
  • Developed Keycloak evaluation as an SSO solution for a product suite.
  • Coached new team members on POS application design.
  • Wrote requirements for new features, enhancements, and integrations.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Keycloak, Logstash, Kibana, ELK (Elastic Stack), Elasticsearch, Liquibase, PostgreSQL, SymmetricDS, Docker, Spring Cloud, Spring, Java

Software Engineer

2014 - 2016
  • Collaborated with the manager and other developers to clarify and finalize requirements for the Starmount POS project.
  • Designed and implemented application enhancements on an ongoing basis per user and customer feedback.
  • Automated unit and integration tests.
Technologies: EasyMock, Hibernate, PostgreSQL, SymmetricDS, Docker, Spring, Java

Front-end Developer

2014 - 2014
  • Rebranded and redesigned the website.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap

Web Developer

2014 - 2014
  • Completely redesigned the dashboard and control panel for a Redmine-based application.
  • Integrated Bootstrap to support responsive behavior.
  • Added a drag-and-drop zone for bulk upload.
  • Added bulk zip file download.
Technologies: CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, Ruby on Rails (RoR)

Software Engineer

2012 - 2013
Metadata Software
  • Created a configuration UI for a smart home system with a module for defining event processing rules and social network alerts.
  • Developed a light event handler PHP application running in an OpenWRT box for processing the events and uploading data to a centralized server.
  • Created a module for device usage analysis that outputs usage patterns in XML format.
  • Built a small website hosted on the centralized server that lists all the user owned devices and their tracked variables and plots usage curves with pChart.
  • Supported and integrated the configuration UI, a social network module built with Facebook SDK.
Technologies: REST, jQuery, Java

Software Engineer

2011 - 2013
Riedma SA
  • Created a modularized storefront for an online gift store.
  • Developed the back-office module to support affiliated shops and product management.
  • Integrated the storefront with Paycom/Credomatic, extending the Shopify active-merchant framework.
  • Integrated the storefront and back-office with Amazon storage service for image storage.
  • Integrated the storefront with Google Contacts API and Facebook SendDialog.
Technologies: REST, jQuery, MySQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Software Engineer

2009 - 2012
Network Solutions
  • Supported and extended internal applications built with Java, Spring, and jQuery.
  • Assisted on deployments to four different environments.
  • Supported the implementation of code reviews and Scrum meetings.
  • Trained the team in unit testing.
  • Set up Hudson, the first CI server used by the team.
Technologies: MySQL, jQuery, Spring MVC

Team Lead

2009 - 2009
  • Created widgets for www.easports.com.
  • Supported the team, analyzed functional and technical requirements, and assigned priorities to work.
  • Implemented code reviews and Scrum meetings.
Technologies: jQuery

Software Engineer

2008 - 2009
  • Designed system modules for a proprietary web platform developed by the engineering team of Electronic Arts.
  • Created REST modules for log visualization, traffic logging, and traffic throttling.
  • Developed REST modules for process listing.
  • Built a REST module for sanity testing of deployed applications using JMeter.
Technologies: Apache Maven, Jetty, REST, Java

Senior Software Developer

2008 - 2008
  • Created an e-mail campaign management application for Overdrive Interactive.
  • Designed a statistics module with Spring AOP.
  • Supported the adoption of a Globant application template.
  • Extended a plots module built with JFreeChart.
Technologies: Scrum, Hibernate, MySQL, Spring MVC

Team Lead

2006 - 2008
  • Designed OpenCMS extensions for integrating third-party content and feeds.
  • Supported performance monitoring and handled site confidence with Nagios.
  • Reduced the time to load an article category by 90%, an operation that had previously been very slow.
  • Coordinated assignments.
  • Supported release management and deployments.
Technologies: Scrum, Apache Tomcat, Spring, Apache Struts, MySQL, Apache

Mio Dono

MIO DONO offers users a simple and modern way to open gift registries. It is a system that enables users to withdraw their cash balances and use it as they like best.


Complete redesign of a dashboard and control panel required for a Redmine-based application.

Toptal React Accelerator

The Toptal React Accelerator is an exclusive learning program that educates JavaScript developers in React, NextJS, Redux, and GraphQL. This is a two-month program that consists of rigorous learning exercises and hands-on activities along with a stringent evaluation process, comprehensive learning assessments, and an Invoice Management System. Within this invoicing application, users are able to track invoices, clients, and company information.
2000 - 2011

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

Universidad de Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires


Toptal React Accelerator Graduate

Toptal, LLC


REST APIs, jQuery, React, EasyMock, Liquibase, D3.js, Node.js, OpenID


Logstash, Apache JMeter, Apache Maven, Git, Jira, Jetty, Apache, Apache Tomcat, ELK (Elastic Stack), Kibana, Keycloak, Eclipse IDE


Spring Boot, Spring, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Next.js, Spring MVC, Apache Struts, Bootstrap, Hibernate


Microservices, Microservices Architecture, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Concurrent Programming, Scrum, REST, Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Domain-driven Development, Design Patterns, Continuous Delivery (CD)


Java, JavaScript, CSS, Kotlin, Java 8, Ruby, SQL, TypeScript


PostgreSQL, JSON, Elasticsearch, SymmetricDS, MySQL


Linux, Docker, Apache Kafka, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes


Distributed Systems, WebSockets, RESTful Microservices, Single-page Applications (SPA), Spring Cloud, Single Sign-on (SSO)

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