Pedro Reis, Developer in Lisbon, Portugal
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Pedro Reis

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Solution Design Developer

Lisbon, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
March 15, 2023

With 20+ years of experience working in multiple industries for different regions, Pedro is a multidisciplinary IT professional with a solid technical background. While working for HP, CGI, Vodafone, Philips, Siemens, Fujitsu, and other SaaS companies—including the fintech industry—he's gathered a skill set that enables businesses' digital transformation, cloud adoption, and software design and architecture to deliver great software solutions.


Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Flux, GitLab, Terraform...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databricks, GitHub, SonarQube...
Fujitsu Consulting
Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab, Serverless Architecture...




Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, DevOps, Microservices, Event-driven Architecture, DevSecOps, Digital Strategy, Architecture, APIs, Internet of Things (IoT)

The most amazing...

...project I've delivered as an engineering team's lead architect and EM is a state-of-the-art B2B cloud IoT platform in just 12 months.

Work Experience

Principal Technical Product Manager – Platform & AI

2022 - PRESENT
  • Enabled the cloud-native transformation journey, developing the cloud strategy and defining platform engineering aligned with Shift-Left, You Build It You Run It, and cloud-native architecture patterns in a PCI-DSS compliant environment.
  • Shaped the strategy of cloud development and cloud services, articulating the value proposition of cloud services and aligning with product teams on adopting strategic cloud services in their respective development roadmaps.
  • Defined and continuously evaluated product development processes and metrics. Continuously aligned with public cloud providers and other vendors on product and industry evolution and acted as a cloud subject matter expert across the business.
Technologies: Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Flux, GitLab, Terraform, Developer Portals, Platforms, Python, Architecture, EventBus, Serverless Architecture, DevOps, DevSecOps, API Integration, Project Management, Infrastructure Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure

Principal Engineer | AI & Cloud Technical Advisor and Architect

2021 - 2022
  • Helped to mature Talkdesk's presence in the cloud and how the software uses AI-enabled technologies. As a board member of the CTO's office, I also defined and drove the technology vision for Talkdesk.
  • Mentored (with co-development) a self-serviceable company-wide sandbox ecosystem for PoC technologies and solutions.
  • Worked closely with product managers, engineering, and SRE as an advisor and PoC contributor delivering well-architected software solutions and platforms.
  • Evangelized best practices and design solutions for engineering autonomy to empower R&D productivity and developer experience.
  • Worked closely with AWS service teams to address and track everyday needs and feature requests, bringing cloud capabilities closer to engineering teams.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databricks, GitHub, SonarQube, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Apache Kafka, Jira, Python, Architecture, Event-driven Architecture, APIs, Solution Design, Software QA, API Integration, Infrastructure Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure

Senior Cloud Consultant – AWS SME

2020 - 2021
Fujitsu Consulting
  • Strengthened Fujitsu TS AWS market and partnership presence in Western Europe by conducting technical advisory workshops and assisting solution architects on implementations and RFCs while developing best practices and collaterals.
  • Led the architecture and delivery of a cloud solution to accelerate cloud migrations and DevOps competency (Fujitsu Springboard), leading a GDC engineering team based in Europe.
  • Provided design and guidance to deliver architecture solutions services across Western Europe. Enabled and facilitated cloud adoption in different markets while evangelizing a standard and native approach to the cloud.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab, Serverless Architecture, Digital Transformation, APIs, DevOps, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Team Leadership, Software QA, Infrastructure Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure

IoT Cloud Platform Lead

2019 - 2020
  • Designed, built, and productized a multi-tenant IoT cloud platform hosting connected energy products as a lead architect and team leader of a group of back-end engineers, data specialists, DevOps, and freelance SMEs.
  • Developed and sustained IoT cloud (AWS) strategy, vision, and technology roadmap while leading a team of back-end engineers, DevOps, and SMEs.
  • Architected end-to-end IoT solutions under cloud native and serverless back ends adopting microservices design patterns with API interfaces and event-driven communication.
  • Designed IoT device management architectures for its lifecycle, including security, commissioning, remote commands, OTAs, and data processing.
  • Co-designed the needed data transformation pipelines with data architects to ingest, transform, and serve the device data insights.
  • Developed an engagement strategy for front ends, back-end APIs, and the IoT device ecosystem. Identified and translated product requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, AWS IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), Serverless Architecture, Event-driven Architecture, APIs, Datadog, IoT Security, Team Leadership, Software QA, API Integration, Project Management, Infrastructure Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure

Lead Integration Architect & DevOps SME | Principal Cloud Architect

2016 - 2019
  • Led the integration architecture and delivery of different services and AI-enabled components into a bundled healthcare data science platform, Philips HealthSuite, shippable to the cloud (AWS) and on-premises.
  • Designed the application transformation and integration, technical advisory, and DevOps practices to enable the development lifecycle of a HIPAA-compliant stack. I mentored an APAC-based team that assisted with operational activities.
  • Delivered design principles and practices for the adoption of a large-scale cloud-first strategy on the worldwide IT landscape for multicloud—AWS, Azure, and Alibaba—after joining the Philips CCoE at the High Tech Campus (Netherlands).
  • Played a vital role in creating the Philips cloud reference architecture aligned with cloud vendors, security, compliance, procurement, legal, and the managed service providers responsible for the strategy adoption.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker Swarm, Microservices, DevOps, Python, Cloud Foundry, Prometheus, Grafana, Digital Transformation, API Architecture, Web Security, Cloud Native, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), Team Leadership, Software QA, API Integration, Healthcare, Infrastructure Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Architect & DevOps Specialist

2008 - 2016
Vodafone Group
  • Led the architecture, project coordination, and final implementation of a private cloud—compute, network, storage, and operational software—bundled with the service offering.
  • Converged infrastructure design—compute nodes, network, storage, and operational software—to deliver multi-region services and disaster recovery requirements. Provided IaaS cloud provisioning orchestration and automation flow design and management.
  • Acted as a cloud virtualization specialist using VMware, Cisco, OpenStack, RH CloudForms, and HP CloudSystem cloud infrastructure capacity, support contracts, and budget management.
Technologies: VMware, HP 3PAR, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Linux, Apache Tomcat, Infrastructure Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Adoption and DevOps Maturity Accelerator
I designed and led the architecture and delivery of a cloud solution to accelerate cloud migrations and DevOps competency for clients who needed to adopt the cloud, leading a GDC engineering delivery team based in Europe.

This cloud solution is based on microservices adopting cloud-native technologies, providing a self-serviceable experience via UI/UX and back ends.

IoT B2B Cloud Platform for Energy Products
As a platform leader, managing back-end engineers, data engineers, DevOps, and contractor SMEs, I led the architecture design, build, and launch of a multi-tenant IoT Cloud B2B platform. I orchestrated the IoT device lifecycle, data pipeline, API ecosystem, and web/app client integration. I also accredited the platform in compliance with the cybersecurity policy framework and successful onboarding of company products.
2000 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Universidade Moderna - Portugal


AWS Certified Security – Specialty



AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty



AWS Certified Solutions Architect



TOGAF 9 Foundation



AWS Solutions Architect Associate



ITIL 2011 Service Design



GitLab, Terraform, Jira, AWS CloudFormation, GitHub, SonarQube, Docker Swarm, Grafana, VMware, Red Hat Satellite, Apache Tomcat


Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS IoT, Cloud Native, Kubernetes, Databricks, Apache Kafka, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Linux


DevOps, Microservices, Event-driven Architecture, Serverless Architecture, DevSecOps, API Architecture, ITIL

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Project Management


Datadog, HP 3PAR






Architecture, Internet of Things (IoT), Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Platforms, Solution Design, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure Architecture, Serverless, Digital Strategy, APIs, EventBus, Digital Transformation, IoT Security, Web Security, Team Leadership, Software QA, API Integration, Developer Portals, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Foundry, Prometheus, Data Analytics, ITIL V3 Foundation Certified, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)

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