Mariano Simone, Software Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mariano Simone

Software Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Member since April 14, 2014
Mariano is a low-level systems hacker with five years of experience in web development and an eye for quality. He loves to write software based on the model of many small components working together towards a common goal. He enjoys art and sees programming as an expression of art.
Mariano is now available for hire




Buenos Aires, Argentina



Preferred Environment

Linux, Mac, Intellij IDEA, Vim, Git, ZSH

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a C++ plugin architecture that enables the addition of new functionality without needing to stop the program that's running.


  • Scala/Java Engineer

    2018 - 2018
    Playtika, Inc.
    • Created event-driven multiplayer games.
    Technologies: Scala, Java, Spring Cloud, Spring Boot, Spark, Kafka, RabbitMQ
  • Scala Developer

    2014 - 2017
    Playtika, Inc.
    • Built the event processing layer using Apache Spark.
    • Built and maintained a distributed processing grid using RabbitMQ and PHP.
    • Built the iOS/Android/Facebook notification delivery system, which handles over three million messages per day.
    Technologies: Scala
  • Web Developer (Contract)

    2013 - 2014
    Equifax, Inc.
    • Fixed a number of security issues with a big portal.
    • Developed an automatic development creation system using Vagrant and Chef.
    • Devised architectural solutions for our stack.
    • Led the team in charge of designing the new platform based on Laravel, Redis, and MySQL.
    • Proposed and created a set of tools to greatly reduce development time.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, AWS, Linux
  • Front-end Developer (Contract)

    2012 - 2013
    Digital Beagle, LLC
    • Revamped the whole front-end with Twitter Bootstrap.
    • Added new functionality to a widget in development.
    • Worked extensively with JavaScript code meant to be injected in other sites.
    Technologies: Django, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Heroku, Git
  • Senior PHP developer

    2011 - 2012
    OLX, Inc.
    • Wrote extensive object-oriented code in PHP.
    • Ported a code mess to a more sane and modular platform.
    • Helped build an SEO engine to improve article rankings on search engines.
    • Worked with large-scale databases (90+ million entries).
    • Did some experimentation with uncommon technologies like graph databases, document stores, RDF databases, and more, to cope with the amount of data we managed.
    • Wrote code-consuming APIs to gather information from different sources.
    Technologies: PHP, Solr, MySQL, Linux, Memcached, Node.js, Web Services
  • Web Developer

    2010 - 2011
    TCS, Radio Mitre S.A.
    • Developed a custom administration back-end.
    • Developed a front-end to schedule ads and radio programs.
    • Developed code to interface with the broadcast equipment.
    • Made technical decisions for the project.
    • Worked with an external company to help us develop part of the system.
    Technologies: PHP, CakePHP, MS SQL, JavaScript, Linux


  • Languages

    Scala, C, C++, PHP, Java 8, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Ruby, Objective-C
  • Frameworks

    PHPUnit, Spring Boot, Express.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), CakePHP, Laravel, AngularJS, Connect.js, Symfony, Cocos2d-x, Cocos2d, Chipmunk, Django, Sinatra, ASM, Bootstrap
  • Tools

    Terminal, Chrome Developer Tools, Firebug, Jenkins, Vim Text Editor, Git, Jira, Google Docs, Google Analytics, Subversion (SVN), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Redmine, TortoiseSVN, Google Webmaster Tools, Trello
  • Paradigms

    Continuous Deployment, Inversion of Control, Declarative Programming, Design Patterns, Class-based OOP, Prototype-based OOP, Agile Software Development, Functional Reactive Programming, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Plugin-Based Architecture, Pipeline Programming, Procedural Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Parallel & Distributed Computing, Pair Programming, Promise
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Linux, BSD, iOS, Android
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, jQuery, React, Facebook API, jQuery UI, Backbone.js, Twitter API, Restangular, Modernizr, OpenGL
  • Storage

    SQLite, Memcached, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Redis, MongoDB
  • Other

    Networks, Spring Cloud, Prototyping


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer engineering
    2010 - 2015
    CAECE University - Buenos Aires

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