Web & Digital Development Head
Telecom Personal Argentina
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Telecom Personal is the largest mobile communication company in Argentina with 14M+ customers countrywide back in 2012. It also offered mobile SaaS services, custom portals, and micro-payments.
Headed over major digital initiatives at Telecom Personal. Directed a team of six tech leads and TPMs working with 80+ developers and testers from three different contractors. Maintained and evolved internal portals, mobile apps, customer support, the e-commerce platform, and the main site.
Engineering Lead, Software Development Manager
Amazon Web Services
Jan 2016 - Aug 2018
Responsible for engineering teams within the AWS Commerce Platform. My teams assembled highly scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed services to support and enhance customers’ payments experience using AWS products.
Head of Software Development
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Grupo Clarin is the largest media conglomerate in Argentina. Artear (Argentina's Art and Radio Television) is its leading producing and broadcasting company for Latin America television. News, sports, and entertainment are published and distributed across several digital channels including high traffic sites and mobile apps.
Managed a team of +35 software engineers, DevOps and QA specialists supporting Artear media platform, content management, mobile apps, and high traffic news and entertainment websites TodoNoticias, ElTreceTV and Ciudad.com
Implemented engineering practices like iterative development, unit testing, coding standards and code reviews, with a focus on improving speed and reducing technical debt. Initiated transition to automated testing for UI and backend services. Converted dysfunctional technology specialty teams into effective cross-functional teams with autonomy and ownership.
Director, Software Engineering
Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
Naspers is a multinational group of e-commerce and media platforms, with operations in 133 countries around the world and 6 billion dollars in annual revenues. OLX is the global classified brand of Naspers, with leading online consumer marketplaces in emerging markets such as Brazil, India, Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.
Grew, challenged and led four engineering teams (+60 people) including tech leads, software developers and scrum-masters. Created alignment coordinating multiple streams of work across four different countries (Argentina, Brazil, India, and South Africa) to look after the global classified platform with web, mobile, Android and iOS apps, and backend services.
Simplified architecture, removed low-performing legacy components and scaled a multi-country platform on top of MySQL/SOLR/Java and Scala for the backend and PHP/Node.JS in the frontend, hosted in Rackspace Cloud services.
Director, Head of Production - Buenos Aires
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012
R/GA is an international advertising agency headquartered in New York — with more than twelve additional offices around the world. The agency is part of IPG, one of four global advertising holding companies. R/GA creates advertising and marketing products based on technology and design.
Started-up the Buenos Aires office, the key hub for R/GA in Latin America. Scaled headcount to 45 developers and 15+ designers, producers, and staff in two years.
Delivered mobile apps and online interactive experiences for Intel, L’Oreal, Mastercard, McCormick, Netflix, Unilever, Samsung. and Verizon. Produced and maintained content management platforms for Nike and Walmart.
IT Architect - Technical Lead
IBM Global Services
Jun 2003 - Jul 2005
Recruited and led a team of 6 software engineers to deliver a data-intensive system that significantly increased the level of detail and control over the production of stainless-steel coils for Techint. Reduced cycle times three-fold and enabled operators to determine individual coils cost (versus averages per family/set) and optimize production paths.
Led a small architecture team, creating J2EE components for the re-engineering of Telefonica Movistar homegrown CRM. Architected a high-availability cluster platform with BEA WebLogic (J2EE) to support +3,000 customer service agents who handled a client base of +10M customers every day.
Senior Consultant Technical Lead
Feb 2001 - May 2003
Completed various .NET projects for companies in the energy sector including Techint, Exiros, Repsol YPF, and Caterpillar with an emphasis on systems integration and custom development.
Built a J2EE platform to manage the entire workflow of extraction, distribution, and sale of gas and oil for PEMEX. After working on site for six months, my team moved back to Argentina and collaborated with engineers in Mexico and Spain.