Luiz Sócrate

Luiz Sócrate

São Paulo, Brazil
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Luiz Sócrate

Luiz Sócrate

São Paulo, Brazil
Member since June 28, 2014
Luiz is a full-stack developer with years of experience working as a consultant for big clients and on intense projects. He has an academic background in both chemistry and graphic design. He approaches the scientific method seriously and takes on a pragmatic approach when working with clients.
Luiz is now available for hire
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • SQL, 6 years
  • Ember.js, 3 years
  • Node.js, 4 years
  • RESTful Web Services, 6 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • MongoDB, 3 years
  • Neo4J, 2 years
São Paulo, Brazil
Preferred Environment
Arch Linux, Neovim, Tmux, Git, Firefox
The most amazing...
...thing I've accomplished is to turn the system of one of the top eCommerce sites in Latin America into a system capable of running completely independent stores.
  • Researcher and Developer
    Envisioning Technology
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Created a RESTful API with I18n support for interacting with a graph database on emergent technologies.
    • Researched methodologies for comparison of emergent technologies in relation to their development progress.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Express, Neo4j, Mocha
  • Ember.js Expert
    Leapset (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Developed multiple Ember CLI add-ons.
    • Implemented custom API endpoints on a Node.js Sails application.
    • Developed scripts for filtering, validation, and importation of data from non-trivial XLS files.
    • Reorganized the Ember.js project structure to better integrate with newer versions of dependencies.
    • Coached team members on Ember.js best practices and future developments.
    • Improved test coverage of Ember.js projects.
    Technologies: Ember.js, Node.js, Sails, MongoDB, Bootstrap
  • Full Stack Developer
    School Family Media (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Fixed bugs on the application sign up flow.
    • Redesigned the UI of a Backbone.js/Marionette.js application.
    • Implemented new features on a Backbone.js/Marionette.js application.
    Technologies: PHP, CakePHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Backbone.js, Marionette.js, CSS
  • Lead Developer
    2014 - 2015
    • Led a small team on the development of a single-page application for human resources management using Ember.js.
    • Was responsible for prioritizing development tasks.
    • Created various Ember.js custom components.
    • Developed part of an API with Express.js and MongoDB. Included tests using Mocha.
    • Configured continuous integration for an application using Travis CI.
    • Instructed new developers on working with Ember.js.
    • Presented a workshop introducing Ember.js.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, MongoDB, Ember.js, D3, Emblem, Mocha, Stylus, Bootstrap
  • Web Developer
    Núcleo Digital
    2014 - 2014
    • Extended Python CKAN, customizing it to the needs of the government of the City of São Paulo as the central aggregation of municipal data.
    • Developed custom CKAN templates.
    • Developed custom WordPress themes and plugins.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, Python, CKAN, MySQL, Jekyll, CSS, Stylus, Sass
  • Front-end Software Developer
    2013 - 2014
    • Developed a single-page application using Ember.js that powered the interface for a buyer's club, involving interfacing with various partner APIs.
    • Designed and developed a single-page application using Ember.js and D3.js to allow administrative tasks and custom business intelligence reports to be extracted and visualized from another application.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Ember.js, D3, Sass, Bootstrap
  • Back-end Software Developer
    Natura (via Concrete Solutions)
    2013 - 2013
    • Developed a PHP adapter for the Java TinCan library.
    • Implemented Drupal modules for e-learning.
    • Implemented Drupal custom themes.
    Technologies: Less, PHP, Drupal, MySQL
  • Lead Developer
    Locaweb (via Concrete Solutions)
    2012 - 2012
    • Handled the transition of projects from third party developers to in-house developers.
    • Integrated a custom authentication platform.
    • Developed administration panels for a CMS.
    • Handled project migration from SVN to Git.
    • Implemented a custom theme system on top of WordPress.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, MySQL, JavaScript, SASS, SVN, Git
  • Software Developer
    Dafiti (via Concrete Solutions)
    2011 - 2012
    • Implemented improvements on validation and data display for store checkout.
    • Improved and refactored the store templating system to allow whitelabel stores. Implemented administration of the new templating system and its caching system.
    • Architected and implemented a private RESTful API to serve mobile applications.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Zend Framework, Yii Framework, MySQL, Redis, Memcached, jQuery, ExtJS
  • Software Engineer
    Delta X
    2011 - 2011
    • Developed an integration flow for the welcoming process for sellers from the 6th largest direct sales company in the world.
    • Developed a system responsible for handling the logistics of tracking one of the largest delivery operators in Brazil.
    • Handled performance optimization for a series of process reports using PostgreSQL.
    • Optimized processes for the printing of delivery packages.
    • Developed custom reports for Marketing Department.
    Technologies: Perl, PHP, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Web Developer
    New Content
    2010 - 2011
    • Designed and developed a platform for advertising tweets by celebrities, allowing bidding on campaigns, scheduling of tweet publications, tracking of clicks and handling of payments. Developed algorithms to determine the reach of each tweet and celebrity.
    • Developed both the back-end and front-end of a CMS for highly interactive magazines and the accompanying APIs.
    • Integrated Google Maps with various custom functions as the main navigation into a tourism portal.
    • Created a system to allow readers of a tourism portal to create a schedule for their trips and be able to save it without requiring any logins.
    • Assisted another team in migrating an application from PHP to .NET.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, CakePHP, WordPress, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
  • Gestor8 (Development)

    I led the development team of Gestor8 and was the responsible for its architecture.
    Gestor8 is a complete Human Resources management SaaS, developed as a single-page application made using Ember.js and Node.js.

  • DFTStores (Development)

    DFTStores is the white-label SaaS version of Dafiti's own store that can be provided for third parties.
    I was part of the team that developed this feature into the eCommerce platform, which was quite complex, for this feature was absolutely unexpected in the application architecture. To implement this the whole system had to be modified, from interface rendering and administration to storage and caching. This turned the system from a simple, unique one, into an open platform.
    I was responsible for the implementation of the new interface rendering engine (and its caching) and the administration sections.

  • Professional Training (Other amazing things)

    Getting and Cleaning Data (2015), R Programming (2015), both offered via Johns Hopkins University

    Model Thinking (2013) offered via the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Luiz is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Luiz shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
  • Languages
    CSS3, CoffeeScript, JavaScript, SQL, Less, Emblem, HTML5, PHP, SASS, Regex, R, Python, Perl
  • Frameworks
    Mocha, Ember.js, Stylus, CakePHP, Jade, Express, Bootstrap 3.0, Zend Framework, Yii Framework, Loopback, Sails.js, TYPO3
  • Libraries/APIs
    Handlebars, Node.js, jQuery, Twitter API, Backbone.js, D3.js, Facebook API
  • Misc
    JSON, RESTful Web Services, SEO, EC2, User Interface (UI)
  • Tools
    Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Jekyll, Travis, Apache Solr, SVN
  • Paradigms
    Responsive Web Design, Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Scrum, Kanban
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Linux
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Neo4J, Memcached, Redis
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design
    Universidade Panamericana de Arte e Design - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
    2007 - 2009
  • B.Sc. (dropped out) degree in Chemistry
    Universidade de São Paulo - São Carlos, SP, Brazil
    2005 - 2006
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