Miguel Gama Nunes, Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Miguel Gama Nunes

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Software Engineering Developer

Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
November 29, 2021

Miguel is a full-stack developer with experience building resilient platforms, with PHP and React being particular strengths. He's led projects and funding rounds, managed stakeholder communication, and was a critical part of product development, from ideation to market-fit testing for the largest newspaper in the Netherlands. He delivered an effective online supermarket scale-up using sharp project ownership skills and fostering a strong and productive team environment.

Portfolio

Crisp
PHP, React, PostgreSQL, Agile, IT Infrastructure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...
Eleanor Wine
PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Vue, TypeScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress...
MMGA
Node.js, Vue, Google Plugins, MongoDB, Mongoose, JSON Web Tokens (JWT)

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PHP, React, PostgreSQL, Laravel

The most amazing...

...project I've built was an innovative fine wine trading software. The feature that stood out was an automated, scalable scraper that enriched trading data.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2020 - PRESENT
Crisp
  • Designed and developed a customer service system used to handle feedback and promptly communicate with more than 1,000 customers daily.
  • Initiated and managed a large software procurement project to automate over 2,000 monthly purchases.
  • Built a flexible back office tool to manage distribution of last-mile delivery.
Technologies: PHP, React, PostgreSQL, Agile, IT Infrastructure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Software Engineer and Tech Lead

2017 - 2020
Eleanor Wine
  • Developed a fine wine marketplace from the ground up.
  • Fostered and organized an agile culture and processes among the product and technology teams, vastly increasing our velocity and measurability.
  • Led the development of Eleanor wine 2.0, a fine wine trading platform. The two key features were a smart data importer to enrich the offers' database with approximately a million offers monthly from heterogenous sources and a scalable web scraper.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Vue, TypeScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress, Web Scraping, Node.js

Software Engineer and Tech Lead

2017 - 2019
MMGA
  • Coordinated brainstorming sessions with a large group of journalists of the biggest newspaper in the Netherlands to assess their needs and prototype a solution.
  • Led the development of a web annotation tool that was deployed as a browser plugin. The test phase involved ten journalists and 50 volunteer "annotators" who improved the quality of over 1,000 articles, on average less than 20 minutes after publishing.
  • Oversaw funding rounds, managed stakeholder communication, and was a critical part of product development from ideation to market-fit testing.
Technologies: Node.js, Vue, Google Plugins, MongoDB, Mongoose, JSON Web Tokens (JWT)

Eleanor Wine Trading Platform

http://eleanor-wine.com
A PHP Laravel and Vue.js-based platform. I was in charge of several fundamental features such as the data importing tool, used to import over one million wine offers from different merchants using heterogeneous data formats; a web scraping tool, a system that was deployed with elastic scaling and had fully customizable behavior. We relied on this to keep the dozens of thousands of SKUs' benchmarking information up-to-date; a "wineboard" builder, a powerful tool to build special, bulk offerings for specific customers. Our staff could choose bespoke offers or create a custom filter to enrich the offers with static or dynamic data when building such an offer.
2016 - 2020

Master's Degree (Cum Laude) in Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam (joint master's program) - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon - Lisbon, Portugal

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, Vue

Tools

Mongoose

Paradigms

Agile, Fundamental Design Principles, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)

Frameworks

Laravel, JSON Web Tokens (JWT)

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Assembly

Platforms

WordPress, Unix, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Storage

PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB

Other

Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, IT Infrastructure, Web Scraping, Google Plugins, Data Structures, OOP Designs, Networks

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