Tech Lead Experience

I've been programming for 15+ years, and in the past 8 years I've had multiple opportunities to lead multidisciplinary development teams to successfully deliver production-ready products built using a wide variety of technologies including:

React.js, Ruby on Rails, PHP, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, AWS


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July 2017 - June 2018

Got to work with an extremely talented team of full-stack developers which included collaborators from Costa Rica, Iran, and U.S.A.

Researched and architected a cross-platform POS solution for Desktop, Web, and Mobile (iOS) which involved using Electron, React.js, and React Native.

I had to set coding standards, document development processes for easy induction of talent into team, as well as guiding collaborators through stakeholder meetings and planning sessions.

At 18Techs we developed both closed-source and open-source solutions using:

  • React.js
  • Electron
  • React Native
  • Lerna.js
  • CouchDB
  • PouchDB
  • GraphQL
  • Webpack
  • Node.js

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Working with Jean, although in different countries, was a great experience. We could all lean on him for technical help with anything we needed, and he'd get it done every time. He has an impressive depth of technical knowledge, and if we were going down the wrong path, wasn't afraid to let us know, and would always provide alternative solutions that were better than what we asked for.

I hope to have a chance to work with him again someday soon!

- Steve Parker
Staff DevOps Environment Engineer at DigitalGlobe

Gorilla Logic

May 2016 - June 2017

Evaluateed and interviewed collaborator prospects.

Incentivized knowledge sharing through conference speaking and community engagement.

Developed and deployed micro-service apps for production usage in automated cloud-based infrastructures using:

  • Ruby
  • Sinatra
  • ExpressJS
  • Angular 2

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August 2013 - October 2015

In charge of implementing innovative SOA solutions using top-of-the-line Open Source Libraries, Tools and Packages.

Led a team of commando developers based off of Costa Rica and Nicaragua using Agile (SCRUM) and Lean Development standards.

We developed multiple MVPs using the following stack of technologies:

  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Angular.js
  • Bootstrap
  • MySQL
  • Scala

PerHead Ltd.

July 2010 - August 2012

I was in charge of the web design and development department for

I hired a team of three designers, two front-end developers and one back-end developer that are all still working together to this day (2018) delivering high-quality content and products.

During my time at PerHead, thanks to the work done by my team and myself, we were able to shift the company's revenue from being 80% telephone-based to being 92% web-based.

The stack we worked on was:

  • PHP
  • Microsoft .Net