Fernando Briano

fernando@picandocodigo.net / Edinburgh, Scotland
Github: @picandocodigo | Linkedin: fernandobriano

Work Experience

November 2019 - Present
Elastic - Senior Software Engineer - Remote
Working on the Clients team, maintaining the official Ruby Elasticsearch Client and Rails integrations. Developed the Ruby Enterprise Search Client.
Site: elastic.co
June 2017 - October 2019
Cultivate Software Ltd | Deliveroo - Software Engineer - Edinburgh, Scotland
At Cultivate I worked for the Money Advice Service, internal projects and Deliveroo. I continued to work on the Deliveroo Payments team after Cultivate was acquired by Deliveroo in August 2019.
Site: cultivatehq.com
Programming Languages: Ruby - Elixir - JavaScript
June 2014 - Jun 2017
Freelance Software Developer
As a freelance developer, I worked contracting for several clients. Some of them are listed here:
DATA Uruguay - Software Developer - Montevideo, Uruguay
January 2015 - Present
Front-end and backend software development. I have worked in web projects such as ATuServicio.uy, ¿Qué Sabés? and several more. I keep working with them occasionally, updating ATuServicio.uy with updated data and features.
Site: datauy.org
Programming Languages: Ruby - Python - JavaScript
Crafted Code - Software Developer - Montevideo, Uruguay
June 2015 - December 2015
Worked as a Ruby on Rails software developer for remote clients. Built a Rails API from scratch for Android and iOS apps. Other than authentication and other traditional technologies in an API, we also had to integrate media streaming into the system.
Site: www.craftedcode.com
Programming Languages: Ruby
Cultivate Software Ltd - Software Developer - Edinburgh, Scotland
March 2015 - April 2015
Worked on the Money Advice Service Ruby on Rails frontend app and other MAS Rails applications.
Site: cultivatehq.com
Programming Languages: Ruby - JavaScript
LivePress - Software Developer - Remote
August 2014 - November 2014
The LivePress WordPress plugin and backend. Development involved Ruby on Rails and PHP with WordPress.
Site: livepress.com
Programming Languages: Ruby - PHP - JavaScript
March 2012 - June 2014
Cubox SA | Neo Innovation, Inc. - Software Developer - Montevideo, Uruguay
I worked on several Ruby projects with Rails, Cuba, Sinatra, RSpec, Minitest, Capybara, SASS, Haml, gem development, HTML and CSS. Clients were in the United States, including AppDirect and ICANN. Cubox was acquired by Neo in September 2012.
July 2010 - February 2012
Globant - Software Developer - Montevideo, Uruguay
I worked as a Java Developer (Spring, Spring MVC, Hibernate, Seam) and a few Ruby On Rails applications.
Programming Languages: Ruby - Java
CityGrid Media - Software Developer
August 2010 - September 2011
As a Globant employee, I worked remotely with the CityGrid team from Montevideo. The main project involved web development with Java technologies: Spring, SpringMVC and Hibernate. I worked on the server administration too which involved Apache Tomcat over CentOS.
I also built my first professional Ruby on Rails project in this job.
Programming Languages: Java - Ruby
December 2009 - July 2010
Tochos - Software Developer - Montevideo, Uruguay
Worked on a backend written in Java EE 5 (JBoss 5, EJB 3, Hibernate), frontend with Adobe Flex 3 in a system which integrated XMPP and other technologies. I was also involved in the server technology and had a role as Scrum Master during the project management.
Programming Languages: Java - ActionScript - Adobe Flex
September 2008 - November 2009
Guerwin S.A. - Development Team Director, Software Developer - Maldonado, Uruguay
I was the first developer hired for a new startup. I was in charge of building and managing the development team and the initial infrastructure for the company. My first project acting as a Scrum Master and turning the process into Agile. I also did development.
Programming Languages: Java - PHP
April 2008 - September 2008
CEI-CTC Maldonado - Professor at Programmer Analyst technical career - Maldonado, Uruguay
I taught Operative Systems with GNU/Linux on the first semester of the course and part of the Networks course for the second semester.
March 2007 - May 2008
ProNet - Programmer - Maldonado, Uruguay
I worked in several individual and group projects, mostly with .NET technology and SQL Server. Built desktop applications including a shared contact manager and the system for selling boarding passes in Laguna del Sauce International Airport.
Programming Languages: Visual Basic.Net - C#
March 2006 - November 2006
Visit-Uruguay - Web Developer - Punta del Este, Uruguay
Website maintenance, graphic design, HTML, JavaScript and SEO. I was in charge of the entire website, including adding new content, designing graphics for promotions and new pages, and managing the system.


2006 - 2008
Universidad ORT - CTC
Programmer Analyst
Maldonado, Uruguay
Completed all the courses in the 2 year technical career, pending final project.
Universidad de la República, Facultad de Ingeniería
Computer Engineering, University drop-out
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ingeniero Carlos Soderguit
Java Intensive Course
Maldonado, Uruguay
Java SE 5.0, Java EE 5.0, Introduction to JBoss Seam


References are available on request