Marcos Henrique da Silva, Back-end Developer in Lecco, Province of Lecco, Italy
Marcos Henrique da Silva

Back-end Developer in Lecco, Province of Lecco, Italy

Member since December 3, 2016
Marcos is passionate about REST architecture, agile development methodology, and the JavaScript language for programming. Marcos's been working with IT since 2003, and for the past few years, he's been working nearly exclusively with software development and focusing on web applications. Marcos specializes in JavaScript (using frameworks like Angular 1 and Node.js) and Java EE. Marcos has also worked with native Android apps and PHP.
Marcos is now available for hire




Lecco, Province of Lecco, Italy



Preferred Environment

Jira, MacOS, Trello, Slack, Git, WebStorm, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a reverse-engineering algorithm to parse a huge data report from users and make a summary of it with several critical indicators.


  • Senior Node.js Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Plative (via Toptal)
    • Migrated an existing application made in Serverless to a new AWS environment.
    • Integrated Salesforce within the Serverless application to handle several thousands of requests to deal with promotion links in a secure way.
    • Created a Node.js API in AWS Beanstalk to retrieve specific data stored in AWS SimpleDB.
    Technologies: Node.js, AWS, Serverless
  • Ionic Developer

    2019 - 2019
    SEE Forge
    • Created a native login integration with Azure services.
    • Upgraded the current Ionic 3 legacy to Ionic 4.
    • Maintained legacy code.
    • Developed Android and iOS native features.
    • Handled Ionic Native plugins.
    Technologies: Ionic, Azure, Ionic 4, Ionic 3
  • Senior Full-stack Node.js Developer

    2017 - 2019
    Shrader Group (via Toptal)
    • Developed the back-end architecture from the top using Node.js as the main technology.
    • Built and maintained the infrastructure on AWS.
    • Created a task scheduler that handles time-zones issues among global users to ensure that the clients receive their tasks at the correct time period.
    • Integrated several social logins such as Facebook and Instagram.
    • Integrated financial banking into the back end following security patterns.
    • Maintained and created new features in their back end.
    • Worked as the lead back-end developer.
    • Maintained a Kubernetes server.
    • Built and maintained a collection of job handlers for several specific cases that the app needed to handle.
    • Integrated external communication services such as SendGrid and Twilio.
    • Reviewed front-end code that was built in Ionic 3+.
    • Supporting the growth of 0 to 7,500+ users during the initial to the end phase of the contract.
    Technologies: Ionic, MySQL, AWS, Node.js
  • Azure Node.js API Developer

    2018 - 2018
    911 Global Rapid Response (via Toptal)
    • Integrated Twilio as SMS service.
    • Created a secure chat API to be used within inside the Azure environment.
    • Removed an old PHP back end to use Node.js within an Express API.
    • Integrated a panic alert external API.
    • Created an API (using Express.js) within Azure mobile apps and implemented some specific custom changes due to the client's workflow.
    Technologies: Apps, Mobile, Azure, Node.js
  • Software Consultant

    2015 - 2017
    • Worked on full-stack development using Node.js, AngularJS, and Ionic for the most of the time.
    • Used the Agile methodology in my workflow.
    • Worked as a REST architect.
    • Created unit tests, end-to-end tests, and so on.
    • Implemented CI integrations.
    • Handled project planning, project development, and project management.
    • Worked remotely.
    Technologies: Node.js, Angular, Ionic, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
  • Software Analyst

    2015 - 2015
    • Worked on full-stack development using PHP, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL, and Angular.
    • Maintained the software.
    • Implemented an API integration with some marketplaces.
    • Handled a huge data import into the system.
    Technologies: MySQL, PHP, JavaScript
  • Software Analyst

    2011 - 2015
    • Worked as a software developer and MILP researcher within the scheduling systems.
    • Developed using Java for both the back end and front end, Oracle database, and MILP (mixed-integer linear programming).
    • Published three papers in Rio Oil & Gas 2012, Rio Pipeline 2013, and SBPO 2014.
    • Managed the transcription of C# legacy code to Java.
    Technologies: C#, Oracle Database, Java


  • Restify Log Middleware (Development)

    This was a type of simple middleware that I've used in almost every project that I put in a public NPM for downloading.

  • Restify No CAPTCHA (Development)

    This is a type of small middleware adapted from a type of Express NPM middleware to work with Restify with using a no CAPTCHA from Google. it allows you to use it before a controller gets called to validate the user with a CAPTCHA response.

  • Restify Basic Skeleton (Development)

    This is a project that I've made to speed up my API development. It's organized to have a better coding structure.

  • CPLEX Study Case (Development)

    This is a project that I've made for my master's degree class to help students to run IBM CPLEX with multiple data entries that could run for days without any breakdown.

    Technologies: Java, JPA, MySQL

  • Life Care | Cuidados Pela Vida (Development)

    This project involved a Brazillian mobile outsourced app. I worked as a software consultant (via TuntsCorp) along with Icons4u development.

    Our team started working on it in November 2016, and we finished at the end of January 2017.

    It is an Ionic-based app that helps users to use their Aché Laboratories relationship program.

    App Features:
    • GPS step monitor
    • Medicine reminder with local notification
    • Drug registration to gaining discounts with Aché Laboratories
    • Push notifications to send promotions to users

    I worked with a team of five developers as a senior software engineer.

    Main Tasks:
    • I helped my team to develop our tasks with a good schedule.
    • Worked hands-on with Cordova plugins such as geolocalization, background tasks, local notifications, and push notifications.
    • Worked hands-on with CSS to make to get the layout responsive for multiple devices such as iPhone 4 to iPhone 6 plus and tablets.
    • Deployed the app both for Android and iOS.

  • Project Skeleton for an API Using GraphQL and Express.js (Development)

    This is a public project that I've made to write an article on Toptal blog.

    It was created using TypeScript with Express.js and GraphQL. It was meant to be a starting point for new projects and/or for new developers to understand the basic configuration of an Express.js with GraphQL configuration using Node.js

  • Project Skeleton for a REST API Using Node.js and Express.js (Development)

    This was a starting point for a REST API project that uses Node.js with Express.js and ECMAScript 6 to speed up the start of API development. It was also used for my article posted on a Toptal blog that provides an explanation on REST architecture and shows how I was working with Express.js and Node.js at the time.

    Although the code is using ECMAScript 6 instead of TypeScript, I do have other private projects that are using TypeScript instead of ECMAScript 6 for Node.js and Express.js

  • Creating a Secure REST API in Node.js (Publication)
    As patterns go, REST APIs are so useful and ubiquitous that every web developer, regardless of language or platform, should know how to build one. In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Marcos Henrique da Silva shows how to create a simple and secure REST API for user management on Node.js.
  • How to Create a Secure Node.js GraphQL API (Publication)
    GraphQL is a query language for APIs, originally developed by Facebook for internal use. Since its public release, GraphQL has been compared to REST and other architectures. In this article, Toptal JavaScript Developer Marcos Henrique da Silva demonstrates how to create a GraphQL Node.js API, and explains why you should try it, too.


  • Languages

    TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, ECMAScript (ES6), C#, CSS, PHP, Java, GraphQL
  • Frameworks

    Ionic, Express.js, AngularJS, Ionic 3, Ionic 4, Angular, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Cordova, Ionic 2, Mocha.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    API Development, Node.js, Restify, jQuery, Dwolla API, Twilio API, SendGrid API
  • Paradigms

    REST, Microservices, Agile Software Development, Modular Development, Back-end Architecture, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Other

    API Integration, APIs, AWS, Apps, Serverless, Back-end, Front-end, Slack App, SSL Configurations, SSL, AWS SSH Keys, Basic SSH, SSH, Organic SEO
  • Tools

    WebStorm, Mongoose, Git, Slack, Trello, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Jira, Google Analytics
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Oracle Database, Azure, Mobile, MacOS, AWS EC2, Microsoft Azure Mobile Services, Windows, Linux, Firebase, Ubuntu Linux, Ubuntu, Apache2
  • Storage

    MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, AWS S3, AWS RDS, SQLite


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems
    2009 - 2014
    Federal University of Technology - Parana, Brazil

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