Hello everyone. I'm a CTO at Brick Abode (Custom Software Consultancy focused on delivering projects correct and on time). Been doing this for 3 years, and before that was a developer for about 10 years, developing all kinds of systems, mostly on lisp like languages (common lisp, clojure, scheme).
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July 6, 2020
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Head Of Technology | Talent Acquisition | Software Team Leader | Business Analyst | Project Manager
Dec 2015 - current
I was on ground 0 of this incredible adventure of trying to find the
best talent available in Brazil and to help structure then into
Brickabode is a special place. Here I had the pleasures of:
➥ Actively listen to customers so they get what they need;
➥ Craft documentation that creates business value and help these
customers clarify their ideas;
➥ Structure a hiring pipeline that attracts the very best software
engineering talent in the country;
➥ See what a world class software development team can do, and help
then do it correctly and at the proper time to bring value for our
To give you a glance of the fun around here, so far, I have been
personally involved in such incredible projects as:
➥ training the whole development division of one of the largest
business intelligence companies in the country;
➥ a high performing auction house;
➥ an integration of a complex payment system with cutting edge
data analytics and marketing automation tools;
➥ a data analytics platform specialized in video content for social
Its been quite a ride so far, and it shows no sign of slowing
Quite the contrary.
Business Analyst | Requirements Engineer | Data Analyst | DevOps | Senior Functional Programmer
Neoway Business Solutions
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Helped their fantastic prevention team helping to develop a custom
business intelligence software application geared towards the banking
sector to detected fraud and collusion.
➥ Interacting with the customer to clarify the requirements
➥ Helping to structure the team around the lifecycle of the product
➥ Handing off my part of the project to the team.
The result of this was the successful completion of a critical project
for one of their crucial customers in the banking sector.
Business Analyst | Senior Functional Programmer (Clojure) | Data Analyst | DevOps
May 2015 - Aug 2015
I helped their research department by integrating several different
data analysis sources, while also providing insights into their
Clojure code base.
I also participated in the initial efforts of their internal
double entry accounting system.
There I reported directly to their CTO, and I must say that I had a
great time there, learning a lot from the most vibrant fintech company
Jul 2013 - Feb 2015
Agri-Esprit was a formative experience for me.
I worked with an extremely competent team building a ambitions ERP
focused on the agricultural sector.
The technology stack was superlative, based on Allegro Common Lisp and
an agricultural ontology implemented in its database, AllegroGraph.
There I was responsible for building reactive web applications and adapting
their database to customer demands.
Summing up, it was an incredible experience because:
➥ I was involved in building a state of the art ERP system for
➥ Using a highly advanced technology (functional programming,
reactive systems, graph databases);
➥ Working alongside a diverse, competent and engaged international
Senior Functional Programmer (Clojure & Ruby on Rails) | Requirements Engineer
Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
At Stack Builders I observed the value of peer review and a
leadership that cared about spreading knowledge while obtaining
There I worked on 3 areas:
➥ as a senior developer with their international team delivering
Ruby on Rails applications for their international customers.
➥ as the main developer integrating a system from one of their
customers in the financial sector with the systems of the Central
Bank of Nigeria. This was done by using a Clojure application
interfacing with several Java web services and with cryptography
➥ as the main developer doing a real-time simulator for an
interactive lighting installation in NYC. This was also done in the
functional programming language Clojure, mostly due to its support
for reactive streams.
Team Leader | Senior Developer (Scheme | Clojure | Java) | Research Developer (ML)
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
During this period in Neoway I led the efforts to produce a new
version of their OCR Captcha recognition system.
➥ Reported directly to the CTO;
➥ Restructured the development environment for research purposes;
➥ Recruited a team that was able to handle the task;
➥ Helped directly with the research and design the system, which
involved such disparate approaches such as SVM, Deep Learning,
Neural Networks, Intelligent Agents, and Functional Programming;
➥ Led the international team into the successful completion of the
project, which improved the document retrieval process in more than
100% in some cases.