Lucas Martin Acosta, Developer in Río Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina
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Lucas Martin Acosta

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Software Developer

Río Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina
Toptal Member Since
August 1, 2016

Lucas is a Web Developer with a great deal of experience working with the entire stack. He is a valuable asset to any team not only because he brings a wealth of knowledge from past projects, but also because of his eagerness to teach and learn from others. Lucas also has proven leadership experience leading diverse teams of varying size.


Umami Collective
Node.js, AngularJS, Express.js, MongoDB, MySQL, PHP
Making Sense
Ember.js, MySQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Node.js, AngularJS, Express.js...
MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, PHP




Preferred Environment

JavaScript, MongoDB, MySQL, Linux, PHP, Node.js

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a webmail app written in Perl as part of the final project for my Associate's Degree. This began my career as a Web Developer

Work Experience

Web Developer

2015 - PRESENT
Umami Collective
  • Worked on a Drupal site to be used by the sales staff of a major machine tools company with worldwide presence.
  • Architected and developed a MEAN application to keep track of machines statuses for end customers.
  • Architected and developed a Node.js API intended to support a mobile application for technicians that perform on-site operations over these same machines.
Technologies: Node.js, AngularJS, Express.js, MongoDB, MySQL, PHP

Web Developer

2014 - 2015
Making Sense
  • Developed rich web applications using the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js).
  • Worked on a project to be used for training events by major companies that includes a client application coded in Ember.js and a CMS/API written in Ruby on Rails.
  • Had a brief experience with the Ember.js framework on a fully client side UI solution.
  • Created an API for mobile apps intended to register health data for users including weight, exercise, and food habits.
  • Created an API for mobile apps intended to register data for babies and share it with doctors or family members.
  • Joined the development of a tool to generate projects based on the MEAN stack.
Technologies: Ember.js, MySQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Node.js, AngularJS, Express.js, MongoDB

Web Developer

2011 - 2014
  • Developed high availability and high performance back-end architecture and development for mobile applications and social games using PHP, MySQL, and NoSQL technologies.
  • Was the leader of a back-end development team for some projects, responsible for assigning tasks and interacting with the client.
  • Became a full time Node.js developer in several projects with strict performance requirements during the last year working for the company.
  • Worked on a mobile applications back-end framework. The objective of the project was the addition of new features and several performance optimizations to a framework used to support several mobile applications.
  • Worked on an HTML5 game back-end, including bulk sending of push notifications (iOS or Android) to the users of a mobile game developed entirely using HTML5 technologies.
  • Worked on an Ads Server and Ads Management Tool, including an API to fetch ads from own and third party apps.
  • Worked on a social platform for one of the largest game developers in the industry. Initially developed by a third party company using the Zend Framework, the project was far from complete, with multiple bugs and performance problems.
  • Worked on a project that consisted of the architecting and coding of a high availability and performance API to provide support for a mobile app. At least 5,000 users downloaded and used the app intensively every week.
  • Worked for one of the biggest companies in the UK to provide holiday packages search and booking for their users.
Technologies: MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, PHP

Web Developer

2012 - 2013
  • Developed the PHP back-end (API) and CMS for a shopping mobile app. This back-end was based on the FuelPHP framework and includes interactions with a number of external API's.
  • Added interaction with external services like Yelp to automatically fetch data for businesses added to the platform.
  • Added interaction with social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
  • Worked on integration with an external API that allowed maps to be used by the mobile app (Micello).
Technologies: MySQL, PHP

Web Developer

2011 - 2011
Nextive Solutions
  • Developed an e-learning platform with an important number of concurrent users and several server intensive features.
  • Researched a variety of new technologies to optimize performance like database sharding, caching, clouded servers with load balancers, replicated database servers, and servers dedicated to reports generation.
  • Worked on a system that was implemented on a LAMP environment over a proprietary framework. The browsers coverage includes IE, FireFox, Chrome and Safari. The app was designed to be AJAX intensive, supported by the jQuery framework. The code repositories were SVN based.
  • Acted as the Technical Lead of the development team, composed of two to four colleagues with semi-senior and senior experiences.
  • Gained experience using the Scrum methodology during development. There were daily meetings in English because some members of the team were from the US, including the Project Manager.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Apache, Linux

Web Developer

2006 - 2011
  • Developed web pages and web-based systems for several clients.
  • Worked on the CaMail webmail system as the final project for the Computer Analyst Degree. The system was written entirely inPerl (and using mod_perl to improve performance), using a three layer MVC design. The view layer was implemented using the Template Toolkit library, and in the model layer a variety of CPAN modules were used to access the IMAP accounts and to deliver mail via SMTP.
  • Developed the administration section of the internet cafe system CybOrg.
  • Worked on resume administration and candidate searches for the website of the human resources consultant MetaConsultora. The graphical design and the images of the site were provided by a third party designer.
  • Worked on the conversion of a static site to a fully self-administrative web page, that allows the creator to manage products, users, and a shopping cart.
  • Developed an E-mail address server based on LDAP as a part of a migration from a Microsoft Exchange Server into an open source solution for Aceitera General Deheza (AGD), one of the largest factories of cooking oil in Argentina.
Technologies: MySQL, PHP

Web Developer

2002 - 2011
Río Cuarto's City Council
  • Developed several web-based internal systems using LAMP (Linux | Apache | MySQL | PHP) technologies.
  • Developed the search engine for legislative information in the institutional web site of the City Council.
  • Developed a tickets system and a new version of the legislative information system using the Ruby On Rails web application framework.
  • Configured and maintained GNU/Linux based servers to provide different network services.
  • Developed scripts for automatic conversion of documents created in Microsoft Office Word by using OpenOffice and macros.
Technologies: Linux, MySQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, PHP


Developed the API to be used by mobile devices

First experience using Python as part of the process to join a local company.

Themis Bar Review
E-learning platform.

MEAN seed
Tool to generate MEAN projects.

Thomas Cook

Worked on the API to retrieve packages information.

My Haas
Architectured as a MEAN application and then led the development team.
2002 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto - Río Cuarto

1999 - 2002

Associate's Degree in Computer Science

Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto - Río Cuarto


Node.js, Backbone.js




PHP, CSS, HTML, Bash, Perl, JavaScript, Ruby


Drupal, LAMP, Linux


MEAN Stack, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)


MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB


Symfony 2, FuelPHP, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AngularJS, Express.js, Ember.js


HTTP, Ajax

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