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Paulo Castro

Paulo Castro

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Member since October 4, 2011
Paulo has over fifteen years of professional experience in the IT industry, working for the most important players and customers around Latin America. He has solid knowledge of a wide variety of technologies and an excellent grasp of the ins and outs of the industries he works with.
Paulo is now available for hire
  • Vetwork
    Ruby On Rails, jQuery, HTML5/CSS, MySQL, SQLite, Ubuntu...
  • NPGL (via Toptal)
    Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, PostgreSQL, Heroku, AWS
  • IBM
  • PHP, 10 years
  • SQL, 10 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 5 years
  • AJAX, 5 years
  • Agile Software Development, 5 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 5 years
  • HTML5, 3 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Preferred Environment
Ruby, Rails, React.js, PHP, OS X, iOS
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is Vetwork, an online solution for a veterinary practice.
  • Senior Full-stack RoR Developer
    2008 - PRESENT
    • Developed new features (screens, database, etc.) and infrastructure for Vetwork, a web-based veterinary solution that manages all the key areas of a veterinary practice like clients, patients, scheduling and appointment booking, invoicing, exams, clinical records, etc.
    Technologies: Ruby On Rails, jQuery, HTML5/CSS, MySQL, SQLite, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (EC2, RDS, EBS, S3) and Git
  • Full-stack RoR Senior Developer
    2015 - 2015
    NPGL (via Toptal)
    • Developed in Ruby on Rails for a public and internal system.
    • Developed in Node.js to support matches during 2015 season.
    • Provided Heroku environment support.
    • Developed and supported using RoR and AngularJS.
    • Developed and supported GridTV using PHP and MySQL.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, PostgreSQL, Heroku, AWS
  • Tiger Team
    2010 - 2015
    • Supported Latin American customers.
    • Worked with entire IBM middleware stack.
    Technologies: Middleware
  • Senior RoR Developer
    2011 - 2011
    LeadtrackPro (via Toptal)
    • Optimized and migrated Leadtrackpro, a system to manage property grant tracking and reports originally built on ColdFusion, to Ruby On Rails.
    Technologies: Ruby On Rails, jQuery, HTML/CSS, SQLite, Git
  • Architect
    2007 - 2010
    • Provided specialized architectural expertise in Fusion middleware.
    Technologies: Fusion Middleware
  • Architect
    2006 - 2007
    Altran Group
    • Provided services as an SOA specialist.
    Technologies: WebMethods, TIBCO, SOA
  • Senior Developer
    2002 - 2005
    • Developed a new capture platform for Intervalor, a service consulting for financial companies. The platform was for credit requests responsible for managing the entire request lifecycle through credit delivery.
    • Built a new advocacy office management system responsible for running contentious charges.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.Net, web services, MS SQL Server
  • Vetwork (Development)

    Project stack: Ruby On Rails, jQuery, HTML5/CSS, MySQL, SQLite, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (EC2, RDS, EBS, S3) and Git

  • NPGL (Development)

    Project stack: RoR, AngularJS, Node.js, PHP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Heroku, AWS

  • Bractlet (Development)

    Project stack: RoR, MySQL, Angular.JS, AWS

  • Vegan Snack Packs (Development)

    Project stack: Ruby On Rails, MySQL, Spree Commerce, Wombat, Amazon Web Services

  • Cricket Victoria (Australia) (Development)

    Project stack: CakePHP, MySQL, jQuery

  • Site Done Right (Development)

    Migration from old Ruby On Rails to PHP and Smarty technologies.

  • Languages
    PHP, Ruby, HTML5, JavaScript, SQL, C#, CSS3, XML
  • Frameworks
    CakePHP, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, Opscode Chef, Cordova, Telerik Kendo UI, Kendo UI, AngularJS, PhoneGap
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery Mobile, Google API, jQuery, jQuery UI
  • Tools
    Basecamp, Adobe Photoshop, Vagrant, Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Event-driven Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SOA
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mac OS, Linux, WordPress, Telerik
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, MySQL, AWS S3, PostgreSQL
  • Other
    Cognos 10, DNS, AJAX, SOAP, Spree Commerce
  • Master degree in IT
    2004 - 2008
    FASP - Brazil
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