I’m a well versed Java, Open Source technology developer and Systems Architect. I work as a Principal Engineer at Red Hat.

With over 14 years as an enterprise level engineer, I’ve led QA and development teams, garnered skills in design and development process. I like to do my research, help people grow on my teams, I’m keen on continuous integration systems and like to see a good code coverage. My core skills include Java/Jakarta EE, Microprofile, Spring, TomEE, JBoss, JPA, Drools, RESTful web services, Arquillian, PostgreSQL, Cassandra and many Java-based Enterprise relevant technologies. I’ve done continuous delivery of many services into production environments that I had to monitor and maintain, which led me to be interested in Observability topics. 

I’m a JUG organizer in Coimbra (Portugal) and co-founded the Cork JUG in Ireland. I’m an Eclipse Microprofile committer and JNation.pt conference co-founder and organizer.

Previously, I worked at Talkdesk as tech lead and tech advisor, at Tomitribe as a developer and as an independent contractor, creating Java enterprise applications at Decare System Ireland. For one year I joined Present Technologies, creating a gaming platform. For several years I was an external consultant at PT Inovação, a research and development company from the Portugal Telecom Group, the largest telecommunication company in Portugal. I developed location, logistics and Machine to Machine (M2M) platforms.

I was vice-president and technical director at Rádio Universidade de Coimbra (RUC), the oldest Portuguese college radio, an alternative music stronghold but also a center for broadcasting innovation. It was one of the first stations in the country to use digital media, own a web page, or live stream to the Internet.

I taught at the technicians courses and produced, with Alexandre Lemos, the “Conversa Fiada” show.

I have a M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Science and Technology Faculty of the University of Coimbra.

When I’m not busy in the world of bits and bytes, you can find me walking around, listening to strange vinyl records, doing some photography and swimming.

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