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Summary

I'm a software engineer with a master in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

I have experience as a developer, analyst, architect, architect, quality assurance, process manager, project manager, you name it. I've worked for government agencies, small companies, startups, big corporations and everything in between.

My specialty is developing custom processes and improvement initiatives that help the team become better software developers and are aligned with the culture and goals of the organization.

I spend my spare time contributing to some open source projects and mentoring young startups on the technical aspects of how to build innovative software.

Professional Experience

Niche.com (Pittsburgh, PA)

Niche.com (formerly known as "College Prowler"), is one of the leading college reference websites in the US and Canada. One in every four high school students in the US have a user account in this website that caters to close to 100.000 daily visitors. Originally a reference book publishing company, the company has expanded to digital books, web content on colleges and scholarships and most recently K-12 schools and cities.

Director of New Platforms development (April 2011 – December 2013)

Responsible for establishing a new multi-disciplinary department focused on developing opportunities on emerging technology platforms.

Activities included recruiting, establishing procedures and practices, selecting and developing framework technology and methods. Many development pipelines where produced including multi-platform mobile applications, Facebook applications, e-book generation, physical book master copy generation.

A new property website was developed for the company with K-12 school information and reviews based on MVC technologies from Microsoft. A whole battery of ETLs where produced using SQL Server Integration Services to feed this website from government and CollegeProwler.com databases.

Senior Web Developer (January 2010 – May 2011)

Responsible for the maintenance and additional development of a successful website (with over 100.000 daily visits). In charge of architecting and designing new functionality. Responsible for the implementation of new technologies including distributed control, reporting, business rule evaluation, REST APIs for partners. Mentoring to younger team members.

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil – Dirección Meteorológica de Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Project Management Consultant (November 2007 – July 2008)

Responsible for guiding the internal team in charge of the validation and push to production of the new climatological data management system (SACLIM). Supported the implementation of processes and tools for project management including an intranet where the planning and meeting minutes where shared. Trained the staff in project management and software verification methods. Developed guidelines for maintenance and support contract development of the next phases of the project.

Sonda (Santiago, Chile)

Process Engineer (January 2005 – November 2007)

Part of the group responsible for the CMMi improvement project. Responsible for the process modeling training of staff in new practices and methodologies including on-site training for teams in other parts of the country and abroad.

Pre-sales architect supporting the modeling and estimation of new solutions for potential clients. Industries served included energy, transportation, government, automatic-control.

Functional Architect in custom development projects, leading teams of analysts. Projects highlighted:

  • Climatological Data Management System (SACLIM): Based on .Net technology with asynchronous client server using Composite Application Block. The server side used ASP.net REST and SQL Server with Reporting Services.
  • Software Factory Intranet: Project Management portal based on SharePoint.
  • Datawarehouse Metro de Santiago: Based in SQL Server and Cognos.

National Supplier Registry (RNP): Based in ASP.net, SQL Server, Bizztalk.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EEUU: Master in Software Engineering (2008 - 2009)

Universidad de Las Américas. Santiago, Chile: Civil Engineering in Computers and Informatics (2002- 2004) Complete

Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Informatics Engineering(1999-2001) Transfered to Chile

Colegio Carmen Arriola de Marín. Buenos Aires, Argentina: High School. Graduation Year: 1998

Skills

  • Development/Improvement methodologies: Agile Methodologies, Unified Process, CMMi, Product Lines
  • Software Development: .Net solution stack, multi-platform mobile applications, social applications on Facebook, REST and SOAP APIs targeting use in a SOA environment, automatic publishing solutions based on Adobe stack.
  • System Architectures: Client-Server, Web, LMS, CMS, API, ESB, Workflows/Integration Server, Cloud
  • Technologies: C#, HTML, Javascript, JQuery, SQL, Ruby, Rhodes, SharePoint
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Technical Mentor in ThrillMill incubator for 2 years

Languages

  • Native Spanish
  • Advanced colloquial and technical English (Written and spoken, 6 years studying and working in the US)