José Ignacio Urpi, Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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José Ignacio Urpi

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Software Developer

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Toptal Member Since
May 15, 2013

José has over 12 years of experience as a full-stack web developer, including success as part of an advanced military devices development team at Blue Trail Software in SF. He has also participated in advanced military technology projects such as TPS-43 radar core development. He has very good communication skills and has worked in teams of all sizes and compositions.



Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a digital signal processing subsystem under multiple GPGPU cores for an army military radar TPS-43 modernization.

Work Experience


2018 - PRESENT
Apto S.A.
  • Developed an iOS and Android app in React Native.
  • Created a web app in Angular 7.
  • Built the back-end in Node.js and Restify.
  • Implemented cloud serverless microservices on Firebase.
Technologies: Angular, Node.js, React Native


2016 - 2018
ClickOn Argentina
  • Managed the team as scrum master.
  • Refactored the whole site.
  • Implemented new elastic AWS architecture.
  • Built a high load massive email sending application.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, JavaScript, PHP

Project Manager

2013 - 2016
  • Implemented voice picking software in distribution centers.
  • Created an SAP APO module for LATAM.
  • Provided technical support leadership for the billing software.
Technologies: LAMP, Scrum

Radar Engineer

2011 - 2012
  • Developed and investigated the DPS subsystem for the primary military radar TPS43 modernization.
  • Conducted research on GPGPU CUDA/C framework.
  • Developed the application in charge of generating configuration tables for the military radar MET5.
Technologies: NVIDIA CUDA, C++, C


2010 - 2012
La Guía 2.0
  • Directed the social-media app development.
  • Developed the HTML5 mobile app.
  • Developed the Facebook viral ads campaign.
Technologies: Facebook API, JavaScript, HTML5, PHP

Software Engineer

2010 - 2011
  • Participated in an international development team of the social-media application THRUSOCIAL.
  • Led the development of web application Scavz.
  • Participated in the development team of the Facebook application Petback.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, PHP


2009 - 2010
Chair of Microprocessors, Engineering College, UNT
  • Architected and built the database.
  • Designed and implemented the UML classes diagrams.
  • Worked in a team to program the whole system application.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP

Web Developer

2009 - 2010
314 Consultores, Marketing Y Comunicación
  • Developed numerous portals and web platforms for a wide range of clients.
  • Coordinated with UX designers to meet the client expectations.
  • Oversaw designs slices and HTML5 web structure markup.


2007 - 2010
  • Developed the back-end for Image & Art.
  • Built S.I.P.E. Soluciones Informáticas.
  • Developed features in PHP in a LAMP back-end.
  • Handled front-end, cross-browser HTML/CSS.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP

Apto: Health Monitoring
Apto is a mobile and web app that offers a real-time health monitoring service for its users. It gather real-time activity information from Apple Health, Google Fit, and Garmin Connect, and together with lab studies results, it elaborates upon intelligent and trackable risk factors which are monitored by professional physicians. The platform also offers a telemedicine module that users can employ to directly chat with healthcare professionals.

Agrupate: Groupon Main Competitor in Argentina

This is a successful Groupon-like eCommerce site based on Argentina which I have developed and maintained for several years. Each day it smoothly receives more than 20,000 visits and sells more than USD $10 million per year. It is entirely hosted on AWS with an elastic scalable architecture and holds more than 1 million active users.

clickOn: One of the Biggest eCommerce Sites in Argentina

This is a successful Groupon-like eCommerce site based in Argentina which I have developed and maintained for several years. Each day it smoothly receives more than 10,000 visits and sells more than USD $5 million per year. It is entirely hosted on AWS with an elastic scalable architecture and holds more than 500,000 active users.


This project was developed for handling the sending of literally millions of emails per day. It helped several eCommerce sites send their daily newsletters trough several platforms, such as AWS SES, Mailjet, Mailgun, or Dyn.

Thrusocial (i2we)

Thrusocial is a revolutionary service over the internet which gives their clients all the necessary tools to manage their social media fan page in an intuitive but professional way.

Scavz (i2we) was an amazing service in the US which provided people with the most exciting discount coupons for a wide range of services.

Fido - (i2we)

Fido was a Facebook application which intended to help the world by taking advantage of the social networks, for meeting together again owners with their lost pets.


It's a highly visited games portal which provided fun to people in the world wide web.

La Guía 2.0

Facebook application which sold publicity to service providers and gave the possibility to Facebook users to look for the nearest service provider.

TPS-43 Militar Radar Modernization

This project consisted in fully modernizing a military radar, equipping it which top technology in order to put it to work for the Argentinean army again.
2013 - 2013

Master's Degree in Business Administration

ESSEC Business School - Paris

2012 - 2012

Master's Degree in Business Administration

IAE Business School - Buenos Aires

2006 - 2010

BSE Degree in Computer Engineering

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán - Argentina


jQuery, Node.js, Restify, Facebook API




Smarty, Express.js, React Native, Bootstrap, PhoneGap, CodeIgniter, Symfony 2, Angular


PHP, HTML5, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, C, C++, HTML




Linux, Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NVIDIA CUDA, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), LAMP



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