Pedro Henrique Rocha Moy, Developer in Miami, FL, United States
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Pedro Henrique Rocha Moy

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Machine Learning Developer

Miami, FL, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 25, 2019

Pedro is a business-oriented seasoned data scientist and data engineer with experience building and deploying production distributed data pipelines and machine learning models at scale, covering the entirety of the data lifecycle from design, construction, optimization, deployment, and monitoring of data architectures and machine learning models. Pedro's focus is to deliver solutions that are robust to changes in environment and data and flexible to address changes in business requirements.


Rocha Moy Trading
Python, Julia, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Options Trading, APIs, Web Scraping...
Scikit-learn, SpaCy, Natural Language Processing (NLP)...
Toptal Client
Python, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Spark, Snowflake




Preferred Environment

Python, Scala, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Data Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data, Software Architecture

The most amazing... I've built are algorithmic and probabilistic trading systems. With a limited view of the world, probabilities are essential tools in risk management.

Work Experience

Chief Architect

2017 - PRESENT
Rocha Moy Trading
  • Developed the API for probabilistic and algorithmic options trading with Interactive Brokers and TD Ameritrade. Specialties include data integration, task automation, portfolio simulations, risk mitigation, and strategy validation.
  • Integrated many different data sources from APIs to web scraping.
  • Automated trade execution, scheduling of trades, and release of funds for trading completely.
Technologies: Python, Julia, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Options Trading, APIs, Web Scraping, Probability Theory, Machine Learning, Simulations, Data Integration

Lead Data Scientist

2021 - 2022
  • Designed, implemented, and deployed different natural language processing models.
  • Worked with stakeholders to understand use cases, the pathway to product development, and implementation using deployed models.
  • Mentored and supported junior data scientists on the team.
Technologies: Scikit-learn, SpaCy, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Neural Networks, XGBoost

Enterprise Lead Data Architect - Contractor

2020 - 2022
Toptal Client
  • Handled the architecture, development, and automation of distributed computing pipelines and data storage in the cloud for the enterprise.
  • Automated scalable infrastructure in the cloud to respond to development and consumer demand.
  • Co-managed and supervised a team of engineers from designing and delegating tasks, mentoring, and overseeing work.
Technologies: Python, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Spark, Snowflake

Enterprise Senior ETL and Data Engineer - Contractor

2019 - 2020
Toptal Client
  • Designed, implemented, and deployed to production fully-fledged distributed ETL jobs in Spark/Scala API.
  • Worked with various sources and sinks of data including desperate files, Hive tables, Mongo collections, and Kafka brokers.
  • Served as the senior engineer and tech lead of the team strengthening engineering and development processes, improving software quality control, and helping design stories for sprints.
Technologies: Oracle SQL, DocumentDB, Scala, Python, MongoDB, Spark SQL, Spark, Apache Kafka, Hadoop

Hadoop Proof of Concept for Atmospheric Sciences Project - Contractor

2019 - 2020
Toptal Client
  • Built cluster from scratch adhering to client's needs to work with home cluster.
  • Designed and implemented generic and specific data architectures meeting the client's query's complexity and performance needs.
  • Built PySpark and Python software layers of abstraction to allow the client to build on top of the current infrastructure.
Technologies: PySpark, Hadoop

Research Data Engineer

2018 - 2019
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • Developed existing analytical and data workflows for users of R, Python, and Impala establishing best engineering practices.
  • Provided ad hoc and systematically developed ETL and big data pipelines, validation, and integration of varying data sources.
  • Liaised for the research department to IT and BI departments providing guidance and expertise on analytical and data needs.
Technologies: Impala, Hadoop, Spark, Scala, Python

Technical Advisor

2018 - 2018
Insight Data Science
  • Worked with fellows and their data engineering projects on problem definition, systems architecture, and execution.
  • Advised on technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Redis, HBase, Cassandra, and PostgreSQL.
  • Conducted mock interviews with fellows on scalability concepts, algorithms, and CS fundamentals.
Technologies: PostgreSQL, Cassandra, HBase, Redis, Apache Kafka, Spark

Senior Software Engineer

2016 - 2017
  • Developed and deployed software to the client's site to perform data collection and server sync.
  • Performed both database and web-based data integrations of electronic medical records back to NexHealth servers.
  • Developed a smart SMS response system allowing the user to interact with NexHealth products via SMS.
Technologies: Redis, PostgreSQL, Apache Spark, JavaScript, Scala, Python, Ruby on Rails (RoR)

Data Scientist

2016 - 2016
QuaEra Insights
  • Served as the lead data scientist in a consulting project overseeing data management and modeling strategy.
  • Used natural language processing to transform unstructured data into features and extract business intelligence.
  • Built a recommendation engine as business rules potentially yielding savings on up to 50% of the business.
Technologies: Python

Data Engineering Fellow

2015 - 2015
Insight Data Science
  • Built the themidgame-tube, a platform designed to discover YouTube influencers on brand names worldwide.
  • Deployed Amazon’s EMR Spark with HBase processing and ingesting billions of data tuples.
  • Attained linear scalability performance tested with up to 20 nodes.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bootstrap, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Python

Data Analyst

2015 - 2015
  • Aided managed analytics efforts promoting best practices within batch workflows and data management.
  • Conducted independent research into big data workflows considering data mining and BI integration.
  • Built short data pipelines consuming APIs, transforming, loading, and exposing data connections to BI tools.
Technologies: Alteryx, PostgreSQL, R, Python, Data Analytics, Managed Analytics

Data Analytics Engineer

2013 - 2015
Daktari Diagnostics
  • Worked as the lead developer of mainstream data processing and data analysis applications in Python for Windows/Mac.
  • Developed a calibration model for the Daktari CD4 testing device improving the system's accuracy by 20-30%.
  • Deployed machine learning models embedded in standalone applications to end users for data classification.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, JMP, SAS, R, Python

Continuous Edging and Hedging Equity Trading Strategy
This investigation explores reinforcement learning agents as a means to generate a diversified set of strategies that guarantees existing optimal strategies for any market condition. The preliminary result demonstrates that the pool of agents provides the desirable diversity transforming the algorithmic trading challenge into a problem of selection (which may be tackled with AI methods such as evolutionary computing).
2021 - 2022

Executive MBA in Business Administration

University of Miami - Miami

2015 - 2017

Master's Degree in Computer Science (Machine Learning)

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA

2010 - 2012

Master's Degree in Earth Science and Engineering (Geophysics)

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - Saudi Arabia

2008 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA


Microsoft HPC, PySpark, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, XGBoost, Dask, SpaCy


ChatGPT, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Spark SQL, JMP, Impala, Git, Gensim


Python, Julia, Scala, SQL, R, SAS, JavaScript, Bash, Snowflake


NoSQL, MongoDB, Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, HBase, Apache Hive, Data Integration

Industry Expertise



Functional Programming, Parallel Programming, Distributed Computing, Data Science


Docker, Jupyter Notebook, Apache Kafka, Alteryx, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Spark, Apache Spark, Flask, Hadoop, Streamlit


Machine Learning, Distributed Systems, OpenAI GPT-4 API, Financial Modeling, Web App UI, APIs, Data Architecture, Data Modeling, DocumentDB, Dash, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Data Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Algorithms, Algorithmic Trading, Optimization, Reinforcement Learning, Time Series Analysis, Forecasting, Cloud, Numerical Optimization, Sentiment Analysis, Neural Networks, Options Trading, Web Scraping, Probability Theory, Simulations, Finance, Law, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Big Data, Software Architecture, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Data Analytics, Managed Analytics

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