Alex Ruzzarin

Software Engineer

Summary

I am a knowledgeable and professional software engineer with over ten years of experience in relevant fields.

My first contact with a programming language was at age 13 when I discovered that I could automate things on IRC using mIRC Scripting. I then learned HTML and Perl + CGI, which I used to create my first website. I followed this with Javascript and CSS, as well as PHP when it became popular in the early 2000s.

I also developed an interest in electronics during high school when I learned to program micro-controllers. I started the Electronic Engineering major at the university, but after taking some courses, I realized electronics is more of a hobby of mine. My true passion is programming.

I got my first job as a .Net developer in 2007 and since then have obtained a wide variety of experience and skills: from mastering front-end frameworks to developing a deep understanding of DNS to support Argentinian ccTLD, with a lot of fancy technical terms learned in between (Sharepoint, .Net, Silverlight, MVVM, TDD, BDD, SQL and NoSQL, Web Services, OAuth, CI, CD, etc.)

In 2014, I began to focus my career on front-end development. I studied frameworks like React and Vue and combined them with my previous knowledge to help my teams create better front-end architectures. Together we seamlessly integrated with the back-end services and automated everything, from build to production deployment, ensuring a less stressful and more effective development experience for the team.

I have continued this focus with my current position working to make healthcare more accessible.

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer
05/2015 - Present

Pager

New York, NY, US

At Pager, we are on a mission to transform healthcare by offering patients better tools and more access to high-quality care.

Pager creates real-time chat and video conferencing applications for healthcare using Node.JS, React + Redux or Cerebral, Vue + Vuex, and other UIs frameworks.

Architect and currently maintain the Pager Web SDK (a library to integrate our platform in client websites.)

Development and maintenance of web applications used by our staff and external medicine providers.

Automation of the build, versioning, and deployment of the web and Android applications using Webpack, Parcel, Babel, Shell Scripts, CircleCI, Github Actions, and Google Cloud Build with Docker and Kubernetes.

Senior Software Engineer
09/2014 - 04/2015

Segundo Hogar

City of Buenos Aires, AR

A vacation rental booking platform for the Latin American market.

Developed and maintained the website, mobile site, payment systems, backend, and APIs for a vacation rental platform using Node.js, Express, Angular, and ElasticSearch.

Senior Software Engineer
07/2012 - 07/2014

ADC - Administradora de Conocimientos

City of Buenos Aires, AR

A software consultant company for technology and development.

Architect and designed the software solutions, projects and platforms integration, and upgrading of the technology platform,

Provided the training and certification of company personnel.

Spearheaded and developed the project to integrate the new system for Argentina's domain names (ccTLD) written in .Net with the Bind DNS servers running in Linux.

Tech Leader
02/2012 - 06/2012

Oka Digital

Porto Alegre, RS, BR / Remote

A hub for new digital projects.

Architect and implementation of new technologies with subsequent front-end programming, using modern Javascript frameworks to create websites and online stores.

Microsoft Trainer
12/2011 - 06/2012

Flexxo IT Training Center

Caxias do Sul, RS, BR

Qualified professionals and certified instructors serving the public in the interior of RS - Brazil.

Trainer of courses "Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010" - 10264A and "Programming in C# with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010" - 10266A.

Senior Software Engineer
09/2011 - 11/2011

Fábrica do Design

Caxias do Sul, RS, BR

A tech branch for marketing agencies that specializes in turning ideas into products.

Developed the internal social network for Unilever, deployed in Cloud Services (Windows Azure), to facilitate sharing experiences regarding the use of company products.

Senior Software Engineer
05/2011 - 08/2011

Associação Literária São Boaventura

Caxias do Sul, RS, BR

A holding that administers the companies owned by Franciscan Capuchins Catholic order.

Handled the analysis, monitoring, testing, and code review of software developed by external providers.

Oversaw the intranet deployment with Sharepoint.

Created advanced reports with MS SQL Server Reporting Services integrated with internal ERP and Sharepoint.

Senior Software Engineer
02/2011 - 04/2011

Effective Software

Caxias do Sul, RS, BR

A company specialized in developing software for business management.

Definition of the architecture and development system for managing Electronic Invoices (NFe) in Brazil, using Oracle database.

Access to Web Services of the Department of Finance of Brazil (SeFaz).

Senior Software Engineer
01/2010 - 01/2011

Fábrica do Design

Caxias do Sul, RS, BR

A tech branch for marketing agencies, specializing in turning ideas into products.

Developed games and simulators for Chevrolet and Corretora Souza Barros (a brokerage company).

Connected systems with social networks using OAuth.

Developed intelligent systems for Unilever and Itaú Bank.

Software Engineer
02/2009 - 12/2009

Ebis Soluções em Informática

Caxias do Sul, RS, BR

A software factory focused on e-commerce and online stores.

Developed, maintained, and customized the websites and online stores using ASP.Net Web Forms and MVC.

Integration with billing systems of Visa, Master Card, American Express, and the Brazilian banks Banrisul, Itaú, and Bradesco, as well as services like PayPal and PagSeguro (a Brazilian PayPal 'clone').

Developed and maintained the mass mailing systems and intranets.

Software Engineer
10/2007 - 01/2009

Di Uno Informática

Caxias do Sul, RS, BR

A technology company specialized in e-government.

Developed and maintained the intranet projects (ASP.Net) and Sharepoint portals for big industries like Gerdau S/A, Fras-le, and Randon S/A.

Volunteer

Tutor

NodeSchool Buenos Aires

Open source workshops that teach web software skills.

Tutor

Programá tu futuro

A Buenos Aires government program to help include everyone in the digital world.

Education

Associate Degree
01/2006 - 12/2011

FTEC Faculdades

Analysis and Development of Information Systems

Bachelors
01/2001 - 12/2003

Universidade Feevale

Electronics Engineering (incomplete)