Emilio Bogantes

Dynamic and visionary technology leader with a proven track record of driving digital transformation, spearheading innovation, and over 12 years of experience at the intersection of technology and business strategy, delivering exceptional results for global organizations.

Expertise in leading cross-functional teams, transforming technology ecosystems, and maximizing operational efficiency. Skilled in developing and executing technology road-maps, harnessing emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning to create competitive advantages.  Strong business acumen with a focus on aligning technology initiatives with organizational goals. Adept at building high-performance teams, fostering a culture of collaboration, and inspiring continuous improvement.

Passionate about leveraging technology to deliver exceptional user experiences and drive business growth.

What I Do

Software Development

As a software development specialist, I provide top-notch services to businesses of all sizes. I use the latest technologies and methodologies to deliver custom solutions that meet unique requirements and exceed expectations. Whether it's a complex enterprise system, mobile app, or simple website, I have the expertise to bring your vision to life. With a focus on quality, reliability, and user experience, I work closely with clients to understand their goals and deliver success. Let's discuss how I can help you achieve your software development objectives.

Technology Roadmapping and Strategy

As an experienced technology professional, I offer comprehensive technology strategy, roadmapping, and planning services to help organizations achieve their goals. With a deep understanding of the latest technologies and trends, I provide customized solutions to meet the unique needs of each client. Whether you're looking to improve your overall tech strategy, plan a new project, or simply stay ahead of the curve, I'm here to help. Let me put my expertise to work for you, and take your technology to the next level.



+12 Years of Experience


2022 - 2023
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Blended Professional Certificate, Chief Technology Officer

University of Cambria

MBA Artificial Intelligence

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Information Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become mainstream tools in driving business, as they are being applied across industries for a variety of goals such as reducing costs, enhancing customer experience, increasing profits - in short, spending less to do more.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have already started revolutionising the business world, as many businesses are already using such technologies to achieve a competitive advantage.

2010 - 2015
Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Bachelor's degree, Information Systems Engineering

2010 - 2013
Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Associate Degree, Software Development

Universidad de Costa Rica

Business Administration Fundamentals


Mar 2023 - Present
Pangea Holdings

Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder

• Co-founded and spearheaded a cutting-edge AI-driven tech startup revolutionizing the food service industry.
• Successfully executed and oversaw the implementation of a comprehensive technology roadmap, driving innovation and operational excellence.
• I spearhead and drive fundraising initiatives to secure strategic investments for continued growth and expansion.
• Proven expertise in effective management strategies and cultivating strategic partnerships to drive business success and enhance market positioning.

Mar 2022 - present
Soom, Inc

Director of Engineering

• Led successfully re-engineering of a complete SaaS platform from inception to launch, driving technological advancements and delivering a robust and scalable solution.
• Strengthened the engineering team by 50%, strategically hiring experienced Engineers and Project Managers, fostering a high-performance culture, and accelerating project delivery.
• Achieved a remarkable 80% reduction in cloud computing costs through innovative optimization strategies and efficient resource utilization.
• Streamlined operations by automating 80% of previously manual processes, resulting in significant time and cost savings while improving overall efficiency.
• Actively leads and navigates a remote-based company with global locations in the USA, Costa Rica, and the Netherlands, driving effective collaboration and seamless technology integration across diverse teams.
• Plays a crucial role in technology road-mapping, aligning it with business strategy and making informed decisions to support the organization's growth and competitive edge.
• Combines strategic leadership with hands-on expertise, engaging in code development and software architecture to ensure optimal system performance and scalability.

Jun 2021 - Mar 2022
Edify Software Consulting

Software Architect

• Provided guidance and support to Technical Leads, offering expertise in design patterns, third-party integration, and conducting thorough code reviews to ensure high-quality software development practices.
• Led the software architecture efforts for multiple projects, effectively designing scalable and maintainable solutions that align with business objectives and technical requirements.
• Demonstrated a solid ability to translate new business requirements into innovative and efficient software solutions, leveraging your technical expertise and industry knowledge.
• Maintained comprehensive documentation of all technical processes, ensuring clarity and transparency for team members and stakeholders throughout the software development life cycle.
• Exhibit hands-on coding skills and actively contribute to the development of critical components while also overseeing the infrastructure setup and optimization to support reliable and performant software systems.

Dec 2011 - Mar 2022
Freelance Web Development

Freelance Software Engineer | Consultant

- Provided strategic guidance and advisory on software architecture, contributing to the growth and innovation of the organization.
- Utilized web development technologies such as PHP, Node.js, React.js, Next.js, WordPress, Gatsby, and others to deliver high-quality and scalable solutions.
- Designed, modeled, and administered databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB, ensuring efficient data management and optimal performance.
- Implemented robust CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) pipelines, streamlining development processes and facilitating rapid and reliable software delivery.

May 2019 - Jun 2021
Hangar Worldwide (Critical Mass)

Technology Lead

• Played a crucial role in enhancing code quality by conducting thorough code reviews and ensuring adherence to coding standards and best practices.
• Took the lead in building new websites and digital products, leveraging your expertise in front-end and back-end technologies to deliver innovative and user-friendly solutions.
• Oversaw the seamless deployment of digital products, ensuring smooth integration and successful implementation.
• Stayed up-to-date with the latest front-end and back-end platforms and technologies, continuously expanding your knowledge to drive technological advancements within the organization.
• Architected responsive and interactive websites and experiences, utilizing your skills in designing scalable and engaging user interfaces.
• Managed developers, providing guidance and support in integrating, debugging, and deploying production-ready code.
• Accurately estimated project hours and time requirements, contributing to effective project planning and resource allocation.
• Effectively communicated project status to senior leadership and clients, bridging the gap between technical and business stakeholders.
• Collaborated closely with Product Owners to understand end-user requirements and translate them into effective technical solutions.
• Provide guidance and supervision to the project team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.

May 2018 - May 2019
Hangar Worldwide (Critical Mass)

Senior Back End Developer

• Designed and architected robust back-end architectures, service tiers, and data tier components for various applications, ensuring scalability, performance, and maintainability.
• Developed high-quality and efficient back-end solutions, demonstrating expertise in coding best practices and leveraging appropriate frameworks and technologies.
• Provided accurate time estimates for new projects or features, contributing to effective project planning and resource allocation.
• Created comprehensive technical documentation for projects, ensuring clear understanding and seamless knowledge transfer within the development team.
• Successfully defended the technical architecture of projects, showcasing problem-solving solid skills and the ability to make informed decisions based on sound technical principles.
• Conducted code reviews, identifying areas for improvement and proposing
practical solutions to optimize code quality and performance.
• Collaborated closely with cross-functional teams, including Front-End, Mobile, Design, UX, QA, and internal/external technical teams, ensuring seamless integration and alignment of solutions with client expectations.
• Continuously learned and applied new technologies, evaluating their advantages and drawbacks to enhance development and deliver innovative solutions.

Jun 2017 - May 2018
Hangar Worldwide (Critical Mass)

Intermediate Back End Developer

• Developed RESTful APIs using frameworks like Laravel and Node.js, ensuring efficient and scalable back-end solutions.
• Successfully integrated third-party services and APIs, leveraging your knowledge of integration patterns and protocols.
• Configured Linux servers via SSH, ensuring optimal server performance and security.
• Managed GitHub repositories, implementing version control and collaborating with team members to streamline development.
• Proficiently handled deployment processes using Jenkins, automating build and release tasks for efficient project management.
• Utilized Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure, ensuring scalability and reliability.
• Demonstrated expertise in Docker, utilizing containerization for efficient application deployment and management.
• Provided oversight and support for back-end development activities, collaborating closely with the development team to ensure high-quality code and adherence to best practices.
• Contributed to project estimation processes, providing accurate time and effort estimates to support project planning and delivery timelines.

Jul 2014 - Jun 2017
Baum Digital

Web Developer

• Successfully developed and integrated Content Management Systems (CMS), leveraging your expertise in customizing and extending CMS platforms.
• Designed, modeled, and optimized databases using MySQL, MongoDB, and Neo4j, ensuring efficient data storage and retrieval.
• Proficiently utilized web development technologies such as PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, and Bootstrap to create engaging and responsive web applications.
• Integrated local payment services, including Banco Nacional and BAC Credomatic, to enable seamless and secure online transactions.
• Collaborated closely with cross-functional teams, including designers and stakeholders, to ensure effective communication and alignment of web development projects.
• Demonstrated solid problem-solving skills in resolving technical challenges and implementing innovative solutions for complex web development tasks.
• Conducted thorough testing and debugging to ensure the functionality and reliability of web applications across different browsers and devices.
• Maintained up-to-date knowledge of emerging web development trends and best practices, continuously learning and applying new technologies to enhance development processes and deliver exceptional user experiences.

Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
SEPUNA - Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

IT Student Assistant / Jr. Information Systems Engineer

• Proficiently managed Linux servers, ensuring smooth operation, security,
and performance optimization.
• Successfully handled website management tasks, including content updates, troubleshooting, and ensuring uptime.
• Demonstrated basic web programming skills, utilizing languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to develop and maintain web applications.
• Provided technical support to end-users, addressing software and hardware issues, and resolving technical challenges promptly and efficiently.
• Assisted in system maintenance activities, including software installations, upgrades, and patches, to ensure system reliability and security.
• Collaborated with team members to implement IT projects and initiatives, improving overall system functionality and efficiency.
• Maintained documentation and knowledge base resources, facilitating knowledge sharing and ensuring accurate and up-to-date technical information.
• Continuously expanded knowledge and skills in information systems engineering, staying updated with the latest technologies and trends in the field.

Industry Knowledge

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)


Software Architecture


Strategic Planning


Search Engine Optimization (SEO)


Agile Methodologies


Web Services


Tools & Technologies







MySQL / MariaDB








Interpersonal Skills

Team Leadership






Easily Adaptable


Active Listening


Emotional Intelligence





Get in Touch

Costa Rica


Freelance Available