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Roberto Faga Jr

Roberto Faga Jr

São Carlos - São Paulo, Brazil
Member since April 24, 2013
As a technology enthusiast, Roberto loves to develop and learn new techniques and to apply and enhance the ones that he currently has. He enjoys strategizing and discussing possible solutions with clients, sharing his ideas with the team, and researching and applying new, clever solutions.
Roberto is now available for hire
  • PHP, 13 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • Python, 10 years
  • Bash, 8 years
  • Django, 7 years
  • Elasticsearch, 3 years
  • Meteor, 3 years
  • React, 1 year
São Carlos - São Paulo, Brazil
Preferred Environment
Linux, Atom, Vim, Git, Chrome, Docker
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is an optimization in a photo sharing service to reduce load time with different libs, integrated with modifications to achieve better speed.
  • Software Engineer
    2013 - PRESENT
    Startgrid, Inc.
    • Developed MVP products with Meteor + Blaze and React.
    • Built microservice applications.
    • Tuned an Elasticsearch back-end and created data architecture.
    Technologies: Meteor, React, Elasticsearch, Python/Django, Go
  • Lab Specialist
    2010 - 2017
    University of São Paulo
    • Managed department servers and applications.
    • Programmed Django web applications for internal use and Delos:
    • Developed Finite Element Analysis preprocessors.
    Technologies: Django, Python, PHP
  • Senior Web Developer (Python/Django)
    2013 - 2013
    Grafton Standard Garment
    • Created an entire web app to manage items and allow searching on them.
    • Used Backbone.js for the entire front-end, Bootstrap for a framework, and Django/Tastypie API.
    • Configured Nginx + wsgi in a Debian server and set up a Fabric deployment process for dev and live environments.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Backbone.js
  • Contract Worker
    2008 - 2009
    Corkboard, LLC
    • Configured and managed two Linux servers, where their main product runs with Apache Mail Server and Ruby on Rails.
    • Developed scripts and routines in Python and Shell Script, such as AWS backup services.
    • Fixed website bugs and helped on development.
    Technologies: Ruby, Shell Script
  • Student
    2008 - 2008
    Google Summer of Code Program
    • Developed a prototype to Gstreamer organization, providing transcoding to videos and audio streams in a UI.
    Technologies: Python
  • Student
    2007 - 2007
    Google Summer of Code Program
    • Discussed, projected, and developed a game engine for One Laptop Per Child (
    Technologies: Python
  • Consultant
    2007 - 2007
    Epals, Inc.
    • Developed an application to integrate ePals Global Community website to OLPC.
    Technologies: Python, PyXPCOM, Gecko
  • Delos (Development)

    Django app for internal use providing management for tax documents, news displaying in a TV and conference support.

  • Cifonauta (Development)

    Optimization in this app code, integrating different libs to improve navigation speed.

  • Geodjango Project (Development)

    Worked in a project to track vehicles and shows in a Django interface using GPS coordinates.

  • Payment modules (Development)

    Coded plugins/modules for a company (private), allowing to use them for payment services in different PHP shop apps (OpenCart, OSCOmmerce, Joomla/VirtueMart, Prestashop, and more)

  • Tastypie API for file sharing (Development)

    Coded in a team to build a file sharing service for a telecom (private). Used Tastypie extensively for API communication.

  • Corkboard (Development)

    Worked on improvements and web server maintainence.

  • Migux social game (Development)

    Worked in Migux social game developing new features in PHP backend code.
    Managed the game webservers (two for MySQL, one for the app).

  • Languages
    JavaScript, Python, PHP, Bash, SQL, Java, C++, C, Go
  • Frameworks
    Django, Bootstrap, Redux, Zend Framework, Flask
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, React, Backbone.js, Tastypie, D3.js
  • Platforms
    Meteor, Linux, AWS EC2
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, MySQL, MongoDB, PostGIS, AWS S3, Memcached
  • Tools
    DataTables, Haystack, Kibana
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming
  • PhD degree in Science, Technology, and Society
    2015 - 2019
    Federal University of Sao Carlos - São Carlos
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2008 - 2010
    University of Sao Paulo - Sao Carlos/SP
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    University of Sao Paulo - Sao Carlos/SP
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