Sebastian Nogara, Software Developer in Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Sebastian Nogara

Software Developer in Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay

Member since May 15, 2019
Sebastian is a seasoned software developer. He architected the "follow" feature of Influenster.com, which allows over five million users to follow each other in one of America's most extensive product reviews sites. He has worked on application development in a variety of industries and strives for speed and accuracy.
Sebastian is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Arch Linux, Git, Vim Text Editor

The most amazing...

...proposal I implemented was a CI-based QA and release pipeline that allowed the team to launch new features confidently and with no bureaucracy quickly.

Employment

  • DevOps, Back-end Developer

    2020 - 2020
    Audience Boost, Inc.
    • Fast-tracked the implementation of core MVP features for the new business venture.
    • Set up infrastructure and CI deployments for the new web application.
    • Created a scripting environment for Facebook campaign automation.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Celery, AWS, Stripe, Django, Python 3
  • Technical Advisor

    2019 - 2020
    Virtual Medicine, LLC.
    • Conducted data research for building Medicare price estimators.
    • Created a database model supporting the business case and identified third-party integration points.
    • Defined architecture and technical approach for the implementation of a mobile app and back-end services.
    • Estimated development effort and software infrastructure costs.
    • Collaborated with a senior project manager and a senior designer to create a software product proposal.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, AWS, Python
  • Technical Advisor (2018-2020), Senior Software Engineer (2017-2018), and Software Engineer (2016-2017)

    2016 - 2020
    Influenster, Inc.
    • Architected and implemented the "follow" feature, with push notifications currently serving over five million users.
    • Re-implemented the user selection tool for product sampling campaigns, and reduced query latency from minutes to seconds.
    • Drove to completion a graph database model to power fine-grained recommendations across the site.
    • Built an in-house survey tool for product sampling market research campaigns.
    • Implemented content algorithms such as trending and related products.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twitter API, Google API, Instagram API, Facebook API, Smart Entry Services (SES), AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS), AWS Lambda, Neptune, AWS, AWS DynamoDB, Celery, RabbitMQ, Redis, PostgreSQL, Django REST Framework, Django, Python
  • Lead Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    Textual Relations AB
    • Re-engineered and re-implemented a legacy Python codebase for fast iteration.
    • Re-implemented lexicon database search for real-time look-ups.
    • Created a release process and implemented a fully automated CI pipeline for QA, and deployments.
    • Managed two remote developers, including onboarding.
    • Aided hiring decisions for software development positions.
    Technologies: Celery, RabbitMQ, Jenkins, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, MySQL, REST, Django, Python
  • Software Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Bokio AB
    • Built a C#-to-TypeScript data model class transpiler.
    • Added currency conversion to the invoicing solution using the API of the Swedish central bank.
    • Implemented integration with Toggl time tracking for the invoicing solution offered by the company.
    • Developed an email delivery and tracking solution for invoices using the Mailgun API.
    • Worked as a full-stack developer on new features as specified by product management.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • Software Developer

    2013 - 2015
    Sophilabs
    • Built a player with graphics overlay for public advertising screens using SDL, libVLC, and Chromium Embedded Framework.
    • Developed a server monitoring analytics solution using Apache Cassandra for time series storage.
    • Shipped the first ever Android application delivered by the agency.
    • Implemented multiple integrations with social media APIs for social listening and analytics.
    • Built a customizable survey system using the Django web framework for a market research company.
    Technologies: SDL, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Cassandra, PostgreSQL, Django, Python

Experience

  • Droidcast (Development)
    https://github.com/snogaraleal/droidcast

    Droidcast is an Android library implementing a service for OGG Vorbis streaming. Although the Android media player does support OGG Vorbis, it doesn't provide live meta data from Vorbis comments. Droidcast uses the pure Java OGG Vorbis decoder JOrbis to play OGG streams, allowing you to listen to meta-data changes.

  • Adjax (Development)
    https://github.com/snogaraleal/adjax

    Adjax lets you call Python functions from JavaScript. Adjax is a simple AJAX-based RPC mechanism for Django that provides argument type validation and an extensible JSON serializer that allows you to plug in your own types.

  • WBI Indicator Explorer (Development)
    https://github.com/snogaraleal/wbi

    WBI is tool for visualizing indicators from the World Bank Open Data API. Implemented in Play Framework and GWT.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, HTML, SCSS, CSS, JavaScript, Java, SQL, Python 3, C, C#, Gremlin, Erlang, Erlang (OTP)
  • Frameworks

    Django, Django REST Framework, GWT, AngularJS
  • Tools

    Git, Vim Text Editor, RabbitMQ, Celery, AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS), Solr, Jenkins
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST, Functional Programming
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Memcached, Cassandra, Google Cloud, AWS S3, AWS DynamoDB, Redshift
  • Libraries/APIs

    Instagram API, Google API, Stripe, SDL, libVLC, Facebook API, Twitter API, React
  • Platforms

    Arch Linux, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, Mailgun, Kubernetes, AWS EC2, Docker
  • Other

    Apache Cassandra, AWS, Smart Entry Services (SES), Ant, OAuth, Neptune

Education

  • 150 ECTS in Software Engineering and Management
    2015 - 2018
    Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg - Gothenburg, Sweden

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