Gus A.

Gus A.

Senior Software Engineer

Canada
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About Me

Highly-experienced and driven Full Stack and Product Developer with 7+ years of expertise in designing and creating compelling digital solutions. Gus has hands-on experience in product development, scaling systems architecture, and data pipeline stacks using primarily React.js/Node.js technologies. He has acquired experience in the development of apps related to the cryptocurrency world, including a Bitcoin SDK and Bismuth Blockchain Web Wallet.

Portfolio

Software Developer - Isomorphic Bitcoin stack SDK + API
Software Developer - Isomorphic Bitcoin stack SDK + API

Built an SDK that abstracts the complexity of accessing an underlying API. The application uses a modern JS with a TDD approach to building a robust and easy to use API for everyday developers wanting to get started in the echo system. The project is used by a number of "live" businesses in the echo system. Cyphernode simplifies to a large extent the historically cumbersome process for an individual to run a full-node and thus participate in the Bitcoin value network. The aim of the SDK is to further help access by bridging the gap between the "systems software" technological stack and the "product space" where product developers can start easily building apps for the future. This SDK aims to abstract complications and offer a clean and friendly way to access the value proposition these systems offer with a value add of a modular transport.

 Software Developer - Sifir: Open source Venmo and WeChat
Software Developer - Sifir: Open source Venmo and WeChat

Sifir is building a new social experience for You and Your network based on Bitcoin and Privacy Principles. Sifir wraps multiple layers of technology into a Beautiful "Cypherpunk-Sexy" mobile user experience with the aim of facilitating value-based interactions. It combines a decentralized communication with the Bitcoin ecosystem to create a socially-oriented "wallet" with an emphasis on privacy and UX. Built using React Native, Native Java Modules, and Custom cryptography libraries. The project is gaining traction with the community and developers are contributing to the code base.

Software Developer - PGP and TOR secured personal API
Software Developer - PGP and TOR secured personal API

The application uses cutting edge cryptography, communication stacks, and QR codes to allow everyday users to securely and privately access a personal API without the need for a domain, static IP, or leaking any information to third parties. Built with Typescript, Docker, Bash, and Ships with a VueJS frontend to make it all easy for the user.

Work history

UpStack
UpStack
Senior Software Engineer
2020 - Present (3 years)
Remote
  • Create and develop innovative software solutions for different clients across a broad range of industries.

  • Participate in scrums consisting of cross-functional teams, both software and hardware.

  • Ensure that features are being delivered efficiently and on-time.

Bull Bitcoin
Bull Bitcoin
Lead Architect/Product Owner/DevOps
2019 - 2019
Canada
  • Established and tutored developers on ‘agile’ development work flow and built the software delivery pipeline from scratch.

  • Worked with business facing stakeholders on prioritizing work tickets and tutored on the importance of shrinking shipment sizes in the context of a startup. Architected AWS infrastructure (VPCs, subnets, peering connections, ec2 instances) and implemented architecture.

  • Architected blueprint for new code infrastructure to migrate a “spaghetti” code base towards a modules, injectable , test driven Node.js framework.

Jogogo
Jogogo
Analytics Product Manager/Data Science Lead/Big Data Engineer
2018 - 2019 (1 year)
Canada
  • Developed and enhanced device data collection and analytics processing pipelines to reduce latency , increase accuracy and deliver retail metric products using latest standards and best practices in an agile analytics team.

  • Championed conceiving and developing key data products by processing captured Bluetooth radio signals into actionable retail analytics and taking full end to end ownership of product from modeling, coding to microservice container’s deployment in a cloud environment.

  • Introduced Jupyter notebooks and data visualization techniques; visualized and presented data findings to internal business stakeholders and to external clients.

FortNine.ca
FortNine.ca
Technical Product Manager/System Analyst/Full Stack developer
2016 - 2018 (2 years)
Canada
  • Conceptualized, developed, and delivered mission critical supply chain products that included developing algorithms, SAT solver and Graph based systems to find shortest path from supplierto client, while providing accurate ETAs and minimizing costs.

  • Introduced, implemented, and tutored team on technical stacks required to develop a microservice architecture at scale (Docker, RabbitMQ) to keep the technical stack inline with rapidly evolving business needs.

  • Transitioned development direction of internal systems of engagement (business facing) towards a web based UX (Vue,GraphQL etc..) with emphasis on separation of concerns between business stakeholders and developers.

GSM Liberty
GSM Liberty
Technical Founder/CEO
2004 - 2015 (11 years)
Canada
  • Founded a telecoms-focused web start up with no seed capital to team of 10 delivering sales of large figures per year for more than a decade.

  • Conceptualized and developed RESTecommerce SaaS platform with matching front-end applications to allow for rapid fulfillment and a cutting edge conversion funnel design.

  • Architected and led development of our records system and engagement. Used Command Chain, Event and Direct call-based architecture to successfully handle demandsof web OS environment.

Education

BSc. in Computer Science
BSc. in Computer Science
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec