+12 Years of Experience
2022 - 2023Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Blended Professional Certificate, Chief Technology Officer
2023-2024University 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 - 2015Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Bachelor's degree, Information Systems Engineering
2010 - 2013Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Associate Degree, Software Development
2013Universidad de Costa Rica
Business Administration Fundamentals
Mar 2023 - PresentPangea 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 - presentSoom, 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 2022Edify Software Consulting
• 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 2022Freelance 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 2021Hangar Worldwide (Critical Mass)
• 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 2019Hangar 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 2018Hangar 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 2017Baum Digital
• 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.
• 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 2011SEPUNA - 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.
• 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.