Manuel Valdés, Back-end Developer in Larkspur, United States
Manuel Valdés

Back-end Developer in Larkspur, United States

Member since May 19, 2022
Manuel is a highly skilled and entrepreneurial Senior Software Engineer with 15+ years of experience designing and developing efficient business solutions and 10+ years leading high-performing development, implementation, and operations teams with Agile methodologies to meet business and client needs.
Manuel is now available for hire


  • Open Vector
    Architecture, ArchiMate, TOGAF, APIs, API Management...
  • Bonnus
    API Management, .NET, ASP.NET, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, REST APIs...
  • Tickecrush
    C#, C#.NET, .NET, .NET Core, SignalR, WebSockets, Gatsby, React...



Larkspur, United States



Preferred Environment

Windows, Linux, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was to develop my own company. I designed the business model and the product architecture with a vision for growth.


  • Open Banking Architect

    2021 - PRESENT
    Open Vector
    • Led successful migrations to an Open Banking APIs model.
    • Analyzed, designed, and created the new architecture based on the current architecture and complied with the government regulations in Mexico and LatAM.
    • Acted as a subject matter expert on the Open Banking Standards in the UK, LatAm, BisLatam, and Government Regulations.
    Technologies: Architecture, ArchiMate, TOGAF, APIs, API Management, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure
  • Software Engineer | Architect | Tech Lead | Co-Founder

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Designed and developed the first version of the API in a record time. As a result, we won some startup acceleration programs, such as 500 startups and BBVA Open Sandbox.
    • Helped Bonnus receive more than four million daily requests and analyzed more than 500 million activities of over 30 million end-users. In three years, we gave more than 50 million rewards.
    • Designed algorithms for better rewards. As a result, the Bonnus API can decide what rewards are best for the user based on historical decisions, geo-localization, profile, and other variables to maintain our +9% CTR.
    Technologies: API Management, .NET, ASP.NET, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, REST APIs, Azure Cosmos DB, MongoDB, C#, Azure Data Factory, CI/CD Pipelines, .NET Core, React, SQL, Visual Studio, JavaScript, CSS, .NET MAUI, Microservices, gRPC, Azure Service Bus, Git, GitLab, User Interface (UI), CTO, Leadership, Visual Studio .NET
  • Software Engineer | Architect | Tech lead | Co-Founder

    2018 - 2021
    • Designed product and business and technology model that allowed us to raise 1M of Angels Investment.
    • Acted as the architect and senior software engineer for REST API, Infrastructure, and Databases.
    • Performed server and services management. (Azure App Services, Azure SignalR, Mongo Atlas, Gatsby Cloud, SSL, Domains.).
    Technologies: C#, C#.NET, .NET, .NET Core, SignalR, WebSockets, Gatsby, React, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), MongoDB, Azure, Data Lakes, Microservices, Docker, Docker Hub, Containers, Kubernetes, Git, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), CTO, Leadership
  • Marketing Manager

    2012 - 2017
    SAP Concur
    • Designed marketing B2B strategies for branding, demand generation, and acquisition. Garnered a 35% growth YoY in Sales and Pipeline. Reached YoY Pipeline generation goal and ROMI.
    • Managed partnerships to drive marketing strategies with partners like American Express, CWT, BCD Travel, AxosNet, and others. Reached 70% of the pipeline driven by partner referral strategies.
    • Successfully launched the company and its products in the Mexican market with branding and sales strategy.
    Technologies: Web Marketing, .NET, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce Sales Cloud, Jira


  • Bonnus API

    Bonnus API was designed to deliver rewards and gift cards to the clients so the client could reward the end user.

    It minimizes the development effort from the client-side and provides all the rewards functionality in a web application. The API logic decides which reward or gift card is better for the user, depending on several variables, including age, gender, geo-localization, or other preferences. The client only needs to initialize the user in the API and decide when he should be rewarded, and then the API chooses if the user wins o not. The API includes other functionality like sending the reward by email, gift card links, or referral programs.

    The client can save more than 60% on the campaign budget when he uses the API and its functionality.


  • Languages

    C#, SQL, C#.NET, JavaScript, CSS
  • Frameworks

    .NET Core, .NET, ASP.NET, gRPC
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, React, SignalR
  • Tools

    Visual Studio, ArchiMate, Docker Hub, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Jira, Git, GitLab, Visual Studio .NET
  • Platforms

    Azure, Kubernetes, Docker, Visual Studio Code, Windows, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    NoSQL, Azure Cosmos DB, MongoDB, Data Lakes
  • Other

    API Management, Architecture, APIs, CTO, Leadership, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, TOGAF, User Interface (UI), .NET MAUI, Azure Service Bus, WebSockets, Gatsby, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Containers, Web Marketing, User Experience (UX)
  • Paradigms

    Microservices, API Architecture, ETL

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