Ramiro Agustin Palacios

Ramiro Agustin Palacios

Cordoba, Argentina
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Ramiro Agustin Palacios

Ramiro Agustin Palacios

Cordoba, Argentina
Member since November 13, 2012
Ramiro is a PMP Certified ScrumMaster and experienced systems engineer with over ten years of software development experience in Microsoft environments. He's self-taught, self-motivated, and proactive. With an innovative attitude, he is committed to the use of best practices to produce high quality applications.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • SQL, 10 years
  • Visual Basic 6 (VB6), 7 years
  • C#, 7 years
  • Entity Framework 4.1, 2 years
  • Technical Project Management, 4 years
  • Project Management, 4 years
Cordoba, Argentina
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, VB.NET, TFS, SVN, SQL
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on was an eCommerce solution for a major UK company, for which I worked as the lead developer and the focal point with the client.
Employment
  • Senior Developer
    Toptal
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Developed a distributed system with a mix of technologies from ASP.NET to MVC 3.
    • Responsible for software development for the solution using C#, .NET 4.5, ASP.NET, MVC 3, EF 4.1, Fiddler 2, SQL Server 2008/2012, IIS, VS 2012, Ajax, JavaScript, and jQuery.
    • Responsible for builds automation using TFS 2012.
    • Maintained technical contact with client’s architects, technical leaders, and development partners.
    • Responsible for requirements analysis and backlog management using Jira.
    • Responsible for query and maintenance of SQL Server databases that manages thousands of transactions every day.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, SQL
  • Technical Manager
    Globant
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Worked as focal point of eCommerce service solution recently developed.
    • Handled resolution of build issues.
    • Organized team to accelerate development and deployment processes.
    • Performed extensive testing and debugging.
    • Evaluated app performance under various user conditions, in particular focusing on performance across operating systems.
    Technologies: C# .NET
  • Software Developer
    Globant
    2011 - 2012
    • Developed a distributed/cloud-computing system based on MVC 3, Silverlight and WCF technologies, MarkLogic, and SQL Server databases, that allows the user to browse, view, purchase, subscribe, and download more than 50,000 British Standards covering a broad range of disciplines for all industry sectors.
    • Analyzed and developed a generic eCommerce solution for all BSI, applications creating a cart to manage the purchase of BSI products.
    • Performed software development for BSOL using C#, .NET 4.0, WCF, WWF, ASP.NET MVC 3, EF 4.1, AppFabric, Fiddler 2, Rhino Mocks, SQL Server 2008, IIS, MarkLogic, VS 2010, Ajax, Javascript, jQuery, and more.
    • Automated build process using TFS 2010 and PowerShell.
    • Planning meetings to generate timeline estimates.
    • Ran standup meetings to share progress to-date and status of the delivery.
    • Showcased meetings to show the finished and tested work to the Client (Product Owners, Project Managers, Enterprise Architect, etc.).
    • Maintained technical contact with client’s architects, technical leaders, and development partners.
    • Deployed and configured the application in QA environments.
    • Performed requirements analysis and unit testing definition.
    • Worked on-site for 3 months at BSI Offices in Chiswick, London, UK.
    Technologies: C#, .NET, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Systems Manager
    Comunicaciones Moviles S.A.
    2006 - 2011
    • Analyzed, designed, and developed administrative software.
    • Worked as team's technical reference, in charge of two developers.
    • Negotiated new features, enhancements, releases, meetings, and payments with the customer.
    • Created test-driven development training, used in the last release.
    • Developed a new system menu with jQuery that was reused by other developers.
    • Developed a new feature to compare various files through conversion to XML.
    • Created system database, indices, quires, relationships, structure, and data transformation services.
    • Deployed administrative software and trained staff to use said software.
    Technologies: C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL Server, UML
  • Business Analyst,
    Compañía de Tecnologías Latinoamericana
    2005 - 2006
    • Analyzed, designed, and developed software for quality certification based on Pectra BPM.
    • Negotiated new features, enhancements, releases, and meetings with the customer.
    • Deployed software for quality certification.
    • Trained client staff to use the quality certification software.
    Technologies: VB.NET, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL Server, UML
  • Business Analyst, Developer
    Traiding S.A.
    2003 - 2005
    • Analyzed, designed, and developed administrative software.
    • Negotiated new features, enhancements, releases, meetings and payments with the customer.
    • Created system database, indices, queries, relationships, structure, and data transformation services.
    • Trained staff to use the developed tools.
    Technologies: VB 6.0, SQL Server
Experience
  • TIGRE (Development)

    Proprietary Due Diligence and Compliance System used for the analysis and reporting of the suitability of purchasing residential mortgage loan in the secondary mortgage market. It also serves as the first line of quality control with built in data validation logic designed to improve the accuracy of results and warn of potential input data discrepancies.
    Flexible and dynamic, TIGRE remains current with the ever changing credit and compliance environment.

  • British Standards On-Line (BSOL) (Development)
    https://bsol.bsigroup.com/

    Developed a distributed/cloud-computing system based on MVC 3, Silverlight and WCF technologies, MarkLogic, and SQL Server databases, that allows the user to browse, view, purchase, subscribe, and download more than 50,000 British Standards covering a broad range of disciplines for all industry sectors.
    Also included a generic eCommerce solution for all BSI applications, creating a cart to manage the purchase of BSI products.

  • Hosting a Tech Conference for a Software Developer Network: The CordobaJS Event (Publication)
    Beyond its beauty, in recent years Córdoba has been enjoying a rapidly growing reputation as a technology center, one that may soon rival Buenos Aires as Argentina’s main technology hub. Last month, Toptal coordinated and hosted a highly successful and well-attended JavaScript Technical Conference in Córdoba, Argentina. Read about how the event came together and the vibrant network of software developers in and around Córdoba.
Skills
  • Languages
    VB.NET, C#, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), SQL, JavaScript, XML/XSLT, UML, CSS, HTML
  • Frameworks
    MVC 3, ASP.NET, Entity, Entity Framework 4.1, ASP, WCF, ASP.NET AJAX, Rhino Mocks, Json.NET, WWF, NHibernate
  • Tools
    Visual Studio 2010, Notepad++, TFS, Fiddler, VirtualBox, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Visual SourceSafe, JIRA, Visual Studio 2012, Visio, Rational Rose, Adobe Dreamweaver, OpenVPN, Fireworks
  • Paradigms
    Scrum, Unit Testing, Agile Software Development, MVC, Pair programming, AJAX, Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), XP, Test-driven Development (TDD), Design Patterns, Extreme programming, Refactoring
  • Platforms
    Windows, Windows 7, Win32
  • Storage
    SQL Server 2008, SQL Server, Data Warehousing
  • Misc
    Technical Project Management, Project Management, Requirements gathering, IIS, Payment gateways, eCommerce, JSON, Regular Expressions
  • Libraries/APIs
    Windows Forms, Win32 API, jQuery, Linq, jQuery UI, Windows API
Education
  • Certified Scrum Master degree in Scrum - Agile methodologies
    Scrum Alliance - Cordoba
    2013 - 2013
  • Certified Project Management Professional degree in Project Management
    Project Management Institute - Buenos Aires
    2013 - 2013
  • Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering
    National Technological University - Cordoba, Argentina
    1998 - 2005
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