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Jorge Silva

Software Engineer

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About Me

I love to solve problems, discuss ideas and build exciting stuff. I have a good understanding of how the web works and experience with multiple methodologies/technologies.

I'm mostly interested in Full Stack Development, DevOps and Software Architecture.

Pragmatic, hard worker, strong defender of process automation, and a firm believer that good code should be readable and testable. I strive to create simple and elegant solutions.

Experience

Bitfinex

Senior Software Engineer

I currently work in the Bitfinex trading platform, developing new features and maintain the existing codebase. My main focus is high-quality performant UI code.

Applied Blockchain

Lead Software Engineer

Applied Blockchain is consultancy company that does projects for big and small companies, across a wide range of business sectors.

I worked as a lead frontend engineer, building complex and robust applications for our corporate clients.

Blip

Software Engineer

Blip is a software house that is part of Paddy Power Betfair (one of the biggest betting companies in the world).

I worked as a Full Stack Engineer, developing software as part of the Risk and Trading Team. We focus on building performant applications to innovate and improve the company business.

Semasio

Software Engineer

Semasio is SaaS for media agencies, which uses behavioral targeting to define market segments for online advertisement.

I worked across the software stack, mostly in C#, doing frontend/backend development, container creation/orchestration with Docker and Service Fabric, test automation, etc.

Codeplace

Lead Software Engineer

Codeplace is a marketplace for web development tutorials.

I worked with Ruby on Rails and built crucial pieces of software for the company.

This experience enhanced my perception about the software development process and growth / maintainability at an early stage startup.

Deloitte

Consultant - Analyst

As consultant for Deloitte, I worked on two projects in the context of the Insurance Industry.

The first project was an ETL integration between two companies.

The second was to design and implement a CI environment to automate delivery and testing.

I learned about the work-life on a big company and how they traditionally operate (culture and technology-wise).

Education

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Sept 2009 - July 2014

Master's Degree in Computer Science

During college, I attended and organized multiple meetups/hackathons/conferences.

As part of AEFEUP direction team, managed the logistics for student parties and other extra-curricular events.

For my Master Thesis, used machine learning techniques to predict whether a given user was more or less prone to buy a product based on his previous actions on an e-commerce website.

Colégio Internato dos Carvalhos

Sept 2006 - July 2009

High school

It was during High school that I fist started coding. Started with Pascal, Visual Basic and C/C++.

For the final school project, did an homebrew implementation of Guitar Hero (which was awesome and I'm still very proud of it to this day).

Projects

Bolsa de Formadores CNJ

An event management platform. Used by CNJ - Conselho Nacional da Juventude to create, share, and organize documents and participants.

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Node.js Web Crawler

A flexible web crawler written in Node.js. Capable of generating a tree of visited pages, while listing the static assets for each one.

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Conferences

While in college, I was part of the organization of some tech conferences and got involved in everything from fundrasing, to logistics or building the speaker lineup:

ENEI 2013

Talk a Bit 2014

Skills


Main Languages and Frameworks Infrastructure / CI Javascript Frontend Tooling Backend Frameworks Databases Misc

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