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Marcela Kashiwagi Silveira, Software Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Marcela Kashiwagi Silveira

Software Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since January 4, 2012
Marcela is an experienced web and mobile developer from Brazil currently living in Silicon Valley. She has a very strong understanding of software architecture and also a very strong mathematical background. She was selected by ZDNet as one of ten most influential female tech innovators in Brazil, as well as mentioned on Mashable, Forbes, and others several times.
Marcela is now available for hire



  • HTML, 11 years
  • Object-oriented Programming (OOP), 11 years
  • REST APIs, 11 years
  • iOS, 7 years
  • Objective-C, 7 years
  • MySQL, 6 years
  • Parse, 5 years
  • Swift, 4 years
San Francisco, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

Objective-C, Swift, Parse, Firebase, REST API

The most amazing...

...Thing I’ve built is my own startup, Cabe na Mala, which was successfully acquired in 2016.


  • CTO

    2013 - 2016
    Cabe na Mala
    • Worked in tech for over ten years; as the co-founder of Cabe na Mala for the past 3.5 years, I helped create the startup from scratch to exit, managing a team of over twenty people working in US and Brazil, planning, executing, and measuring growth strategies, partnerships, and product development.
    • Managed the technical team.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails
  • Lead Software Engineer

    2011 - 2012
    Zign Marketing Digital
    • Developed applications and games for the iOS platform using Cocos2D, Box2D and, Chipmunk frameworks, Game Center API, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Connect.
    • Integrated with native web applications using JSON, SOAP, and REST web services.
    • Integrated with live TV streaming.
    • Developed web applications.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Cocos2D, Box2D, Chipmunk, OpenGLES, Game Center API, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Connect
  • Researcher

    2010 - 2011
    Signal Processing Laboratory (COPPE/UFRJ)
    • Contributed to the NeuralTB project, which produces software supporting the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis through neural networks.
    • Developed a solution for checking, transmitting, and synchronizing the databases on mobile devices, in clinics, and in hospitals.
    Technologies: Databases, Mobile technology
  • Software Engineer

    2010 - 2011
    UPlay Mobile
    • Developed applications and games for iOS using Cocos2D, Box2D, and Chipmunk frameworks, Game Center API, Facebook, and Twitter Connect.
    Technologies: Cocos2D, Box2D, Chipmunk, Game Center API, Facebook, Twitter Connect
  • Software Engineer

    2007 - 2010
    Stone Age Tech
    • Developed and integrated data mining algorithms, including decision trees, linear regression, and logic regression into the company’s applications.
    • Developed a CCore database management system with an architecture that ensures high performance even with large volumes of data and compatible with leading market solutions.
    • Collaborated with the engineering team for a data mining application in the Object Pascal programming language, including neural network algorithms, genetic algorithms, and automatic extraction of association rules (MBA - Market Basket Analysis).
    • Collaborated with the engineering team on an application made in the Object Pascal programming language to create, visualize, and distribute reports used by a number of financial institutions: Itaú, Bradesco, Unibanco, Citibank, Credicard, and BV Financeira.
    Technologies: Object Pascal


  • In/Spree (Development)

    iOS app using Swift.

  • Lookwiz (Development)

    iOS app using Swift.

  • Esporte Interativo (Development)

    An iOS mobile application.

  • Pilar na Grécia (Development)

    An iOS mobile application.

  • Band News (Development)

    An iOS mobile application.

  • Burger Mania (Development)

    An iOS mobile application.

  • Vikings x Chickens (Development)

    An iOS mobile application.

  • Frog Jump (Development)

    An iOS mobile application.


  • Languages

    Swift 3, Swift, HTML5, Objective-C, HTML, CSS, Swift 2, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Cocos2d, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Tools

    Xcode, Sublime Text
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Scrum, REST
  • Platforms

    iOS, Parse, Parse Server
  • Other

    Software Development
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Facebook API
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL


  • Executive Education degree in Project Management
    2011 - 2011
    Fundacao Getulio Vargas - Brazil
  • Executive Education degree in Business
    2011 - 2011
    Babson College - Massachusetts, US
  • Bachelor’s degree in Compter Science
    2006 - 2011
    Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ - Brazil
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