Work Experience

Principal Software Engineer at Heroku

February 2012 - Present

As a developer in Heroku, joining a 30+ company back then, I have had the opportunity to work on many different projects during the last 8 years, and to contribute building the Engineering Culture we now have.

I have worn many hats during my time in Heroku, with a period of becoming an Engineering Manager from July 2015 to November 2016, and I have been leading projects for the most part of my time. In 2017, I relocated from San Francisco to Madrid, where I currently live and work remotely ever since.

During my time at Heroku, my most used development languages have been Ruby (Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Pliny) and JavaScript (Ember, TypeScript, NodeJS, and some Backbone). I have also had to do a thing or two in Go and Elixir.

Some of the projects I helped shipping have been building the Heroku Status Site, the main Heroku interface twice (to a Rails Application in 2012 and to an Ember JS application in 2014), Heroku Enterprise, Heroku Teams, Heroku SSO, Heroku Flow (Heroku Button, GitHub Sync, Dropbox Sync (already discontinued), Heroku Pipelines, Heroku Review Apps, Heroku CI.

Helped building the Heroku Platform API, and built the template for the invoices used for more than 7 years. Led and developed a project to increase the collection rate on delinquent accounts. Made extensive contributions to the Heroku CLI (in TypeScript). Worked on pretty much any public interface in Heroku (www.heroku.com, dashboard.heroku.com, blog.heroku.com...). I've helped sunsetting an enormous list of services, and most recently I have been working in Salesforce Evergreen.

Front End Developer at ideup!

February 2011 - November 2011

ideup! was a perfect and refreshing experience in which I helped developing the most important project of the agency at that time. It required extensive visualizations that would illustrate gas consumption telemetry in a comprehensive way to the customer.

Main technology used was PHP (Symfony2), and although I had to submit some patches here and there, my main focus was on the client side styling everything using SASS, and JavaScript with the help of jQuery to make sense of all DOM manipulation required.

Front End Developer at Vizzuality

February 2010 - February 2011

Vizzuality is the startup I feel most proud of. Joining a team of 3, we shipped a fair amount of high quality projects in a really short time. Every single project required a map to visualize complex data that would tell a story.

My main focus was developing components using Action Script 3.0, using Flex Builder and Adoble Flash, coding interfaces using JavaScript, jQuery, and working in the back-end using Ruby on Rails 2.3.5 and 3.0. Some projects required styling a scrollbar when this was a real headache. I still remember that Taxonomic Browser 😅.

Front End Developer and designer at Sport Life magazine

May 2008 - February 2010

Here, I did a bit of everything (I even had to cover some news). During my time at this magazine, I was the only technical person and worked with journalists to make their dreams come true. I recorded and edited videos, I designed and wrote in Action Script 2.0 and 3.0 an unquantifiable amount of banners to sell anything they wanted to sell online and make more subscriptions. I worked on the CMS that would feed the website. I would re-design and code the website. I coached the team. Here is where I also found my love for running.

Technical Programmer Analyst J2EE at Oesia

October 2006 - May 2008

Back then, I was naive enough to think that in order to make a career, I had to find a job as Java developer.

During my time there I've got to learn about Spring 2.0, EJB 3.0, Struts 2.0, Hibernate 3.2, Maven2, Ant, Bea Weblogic Server 10.0, GlassFish, JUnit Testing, Oracle DB, MySQL, JSP, TLD and JSTL.

Production manager at Workcenter

October 2004 - October 2006

During the time I was trying to make a career out of acting, I worked in this company (like Staples) to end up becoming a Production Manager. I actually end up learning some bits about recruiting (I had to fire the person I had hired a month before), about accountancy, and lots of things about printing.

IT at AENA

June 2000 - August 2004

After an internship from March to June 2000 I was offered a job to work at the airport of Tenerife North, and worked quite extensively providing support to their company airlines, and to the own Airport staff.

I also had to unplug it and plug it back in many times to make things work.

Podcasts

Mindfulness at Work

May 2nd, 2019

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Making Remote Work Work

May 2nd, 2019

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