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Joaquin Cid

Joaquin Cid

Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Member since December 21, 2015
Joaquin is a full-stack developer with over 12 years of experience working for companies like WebMD and Getty Images. He specializes in web application development and has also experience building hybrid mobile apps. He has an entrepreneurial mindset and approach to projects which means he always tries to help a business get the most value in the least amount of time possible.
Joaquin is now available for hire
  • C#, 10 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 8 years
  • jQuery, 8 years
  • Agile Software Development, 6 years
  • Git, 6 years
  • Web API, 4 years
  • AngularJS, 3 years
  • Angular, 2 years
Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio, Visual Code, Sublime, Windows, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a Windows service that generates XML sitemaps for the entire asset catalog (>1 billion items) which helped increase traffic to the site.
  • Freelance Full-stack Developer
    2018 - PRESENT
    Pat's Offroad (via Toptal)
    • Created the initial application setup.
    • Added offline support using Firestore.
    • Added PWA support with an Angular library.
    • Developed with mobile-first in mind using Bootstrap.
    Technologies: Angular, Node.js, Firebase, Firestore, Firebase Functions, Bootstrap
  • Freelance Software Developer
    2018 - 2018
    Baldes (via Toptal)
    • Migrated Firebase Functions from version 0.9.1 to 1.1.0.
    • Fixed Firebase libraries dependencies on a Bower config file.
    Technologies: Firebase Database, Firebase Functions, Node.js, Triangular
  • Software Developer | Team Lead
    2012 - 2018
    Getty Images (via Velocity Partners)
    • Created an XML sitemap generator to feed search engines of the entire stock image catalog (more than 1 billion items) using Windows Services and RabbitMQ.
    • Supported multiple websites and services of the company such as,, and
    • Implemented a Dropbox integration to support automatic image uploads to users accounts when an image or video was purchased.
    • Acted as a team lead—running scrums and training less experienced developers.
    • Built the new UI for the home page.
    • Migrated an old legacy site functionality to the new site on Ruby on Rails (RoR).
    • Built a Chrome extension PoC with notifications when new content was added into a curated set of assets.
    Technologies: C#, AngularJS, jQuery, Web Services, MVC, Ruby on Rails, SQL Server, NUnit, Jazmine, Sass, Web API
  • IT Consultant
    2005 - 2018
    • Developed a Windows service that downloads newspapers from different sources (FTP, HTTP, UNC) and processes different formats to a final JPG output and published to a website.
    • Built a clipping platform for video/audio using IIS Media Services.
    • Created a web app for users to view relevant news to them with an admin manager module to configure which searches apply to each client.
    • Built a service that transcodes video from different formats using FFmpeg.
    • Developed a site to display newspaper digital pages, search for past dates and filter by categories (magazines, regions).
    • Created an app to crop images, select a set, and generate a PDF with the edited images plus some text also entered by the user.
    Technologies: C#, MVC, Web Forms, Windows Services, jQuery, Entity Framework, SQL Server
  • Co-founder | Software Developer
    2017 - 2017
    • Built a beer map for Rosario (using Ionic and Angular 2) with detailed information about the breweries and pubs located in the city.
    • Developed a web and mobile entertainment media app with Ionic and Angular 2; with an admin site to configure which videos to show and send notifications.
    • Created a web app for a health company that enables them to conduct staff performance evaluations using AngularJS and MVC.
    Technologies: C#, AngularJS, Ionic, MVC, Angular 2
  • Co-founder | Software Developer
    2015 - 2017
    • Built an Android mobile app that enables real estate agents to inspect properties and share information with clients and on social networks.
    Technologies: Android
  • Software Developer
    2010 - 2012
    WebMD (via Velocity Partners)
    • Supported a bulk data extractor to feed a health management system platform.
    • Maintained and configured client sites.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2008
  • Software Developer
    2006 - 2010
    • Implemented intranet reporting sites for different areas of the company.
    • Analyzed and documented user requirements.
    • Coached interns.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, Web Forms, ASP, SQL
  • InmoApp (Development)

    A mobile app for real estate agents that enables them to take photos and inspect houses and apartments easily, store the images on their phones, and share them with potential customers and on social networks.

  • Ros24 (Development)

    An entertainment media app where it curates a list of videos, video player and notifications. It was built with Angular 2 and Ionic.

  • Almaclip (Development)

    A platform for newspaper and media clips.

  • The Green Dragon (Development)

    A beer map with all breweries of the city of Rosario. Map and list of all local breweries with detailed info such as opening hours, accepted credit cards, beers served and more. It was built with Angular 2 and Ionic.

  • Sitemap Generator (Other amazing things)

    A Windows service app to generate XML sitemaps. It was built with C# and uses RabbitMQ for managing the different stages of the process. This service has created sitemaps for over 1 billion items.

  • PoC Restaurant Queue Manager (Development)

    This was built with Angular 2 and Ionic.

  • PoC Movie Theater Billboard (Development)

    This was built with Angular 2, Material, and Firebase Database.

  • PoC Hospital Bedroom Manager (Development)

    This was built with Angular 2, Material, and Firebase Database.

  • PoC Chrome Extension with New Content Notifications (Development)

    This is a Chrome extension which modified the home tab style and set up a worker process to pull data from a service via HTTP; when new content was available, notifications would pop up with links to relevant content. The extension needed to perform searches on the Getty Images site from an extension.

  • Angular 6 Tutorial: New Features with New Power (Publication)
    Angular 6 is out! The most outstanding changes are in its CLI and how services get injected. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Angular Developer Joaquin Cid goes over the basic steps of initial setup and then creates a small diary app using Material Design for the front end and Firebase for the back end.
  • Languages
    C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass, Ruby
  • Frameworks
    Angular, AngularJS, ASP.NET MVC, NUnit, Entity, .NET, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Jasmine, Bootstrap 3+, Ionic, Angular Material
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Web API, Moq
  • Tools
    Git, Autofac, AnthillPro, Sublime Text 3, RubyMine, GitLab
  • Paradigms
    Agile, Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms
    Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, Docker, Firebase
  • Storage
    SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Redis, Firebase Realtime Database
  • Other
    Windows Services, Chrome Extensions, Firebase Cloud Functions
  • Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    2017 - 2018
    Escuela Argentina de Negocios - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Certificate in Exam 70-516: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Computer Engineering)
    2012 - 2012
    Microsoft - Remote
  • Certificate in MS 70-515: Web Application Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Computer Engineering)
    2011 - 2011
    Microsoft - Remote
  • Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering
    2003 - 2010
    UAI | Universidad Abierta Interamericana - Rosario, Argentina
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