Rafael Dalprá, Software Developer in Albufeira, Portugal
Rafael Dalprá

Software Developer in Albufeira, Portugal

Member since July 9, 2014
Rafael is an entrepreneur and developer with extensive experience in server management, team leadership, Ruby on Rails programming, and front-end development. He is highly motivated, creative, and efficient, with an eye for user experience.
Rafael is now available for hire




Albufeira, Portugal



Preferred Environment

OS X, VS Code

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on is the official Formula 1 Fantasy game, from draft to live and ongoing!


  • Team Lead

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Drove cultural and process change in the company.
    • Led a team of five developers.
    • Created the Official Formula 1 Fantasy game, from draft to live in under two months.
    • Migrated the entire infrastructure from Rackspace to AWS.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, EmberJS, AWS, Rackspace, Redis
  • WordPress Plugin Developer

    2014 - 2017
    Pure Charity (via Toptal)
    • Established a boilerplate plugin to ease the creation of Pure Charity's plugins.
    • Created a base functionality plugin.
    • Created four other plugins using the boilerplate plugin and established patterns.
    • Created and modified several API endpoints on the Rails side.
    • Made all plugins public and open-source.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, CSS, JS
  • Chief Technology Officer

    2008 - 2014
    • Designed the user experience reference for the Seekr applications suite.
    • Created a CSS pattern reference guide for the front-end developers and new employees to follow.
    • Created functional tests for the Seekr Monitor application.
    • Developed unit tests for the Seekr Monitor suite.
    • Managed the development team for almost six years.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5
  • Technology Team Manager

    2005 - 2006
    InMeta Agência Digital
    • Managed the developer team for small website projects.
    • Developed small websites actively using PHP and Zend Framework.
    • Conducted research to improve user experience.
    • Created a reusable content management system to speed up website development.
    • Created a CSS reference guide for new employees.
    Technologies: PHP, Zend, CMS, CSS


  • Seekr Monitor (Development)

    A social media monitoring system for the Seekr company in Brazil. In five years of operation from the ground up, we became the second most used social media monitoring tool in Brazil.

  • Seekr SAC (Development)

    A customer support tool for social media that works in parallel with the Seekr Monitor.

  • Official Fantasy Formula 1 Game (Development)

    Led the development team behind the Official Fantasy Formula 1 game. The team was composed of:
    - Two front-end developers (Ember.js)
    - Two back-end developers (Ruby on Rails)
    - One DevOps (myself)

    The full initial game was built in under two months and was a launch success, with 35,000+ users signing up within the first 24 hours. Concurrent user count reaches peaks of 5,000.

    The game concept was created in a joint effort by PlayON and Formula 1 teams and was long awaited by Formula 1 fans around the world.

    It's a free to play game with rewards for the top three scoring teams by the end of the season.


  • Languages

    Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CSS3, PHP, HTML5
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 3, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Zend Framework
  • Libraries/APIs

    Twitter API, jQuery, Detect Language API, jQuery UI, Facebook Open Graph API, React
  • Paradigms

    Scrum, DRY, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress, Linux
  • Storage

    MySQL, Redis, PostgreSQL
  • Other

  • Tools

    Adobe Fireworks


  • Empretec degree in Entrepreneurship
    2011 - 2011
    Empretec (http://sebraemais.com.br/solucoes/empretec) - Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • High School Diploma degree in High School
    2003 - 2006
    Escola General Rondon - Massaranduba, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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