José Miguel Malaca

  • @jmmalaca
  • Software/Ruby on Rails Martian Engineer
  • Coimbra - Portugal
Born and educated in the city that hosts one of the oldest universities in the world, Coimbra (Portugal). A Software/Ruby on Rails Engineer trying to follow the cake driven development, always learning, growing, enjoying life and working hard to one day be a good tech/team leader.

Loves the challenge of crafting n-tier applications. Have experience building well-tested, robust REST web services that power web and native clients. Crafting and developing powerful and performant REST web services using Ruby on Rails presents a lot to learn - architect and implement new system features, design and develop asynchronous workers to process time-consuming tasks or even bugs fixing and codebases refactoring.

Some key points:
- experience with Ruby and the Ruby on Rails web development
- object-oriented development skills
- experience building RESTful services
- craft PostgreSQL/MySQL SQL queries
- source management skills with GIT
- detail-oriented with organization skills
- don't just hack something, thoughtfully craft polished features
- bugs always up-to-date and deliver on time :P
- testing is a norm
- pair programming and code reviews fan
- drive and a real passion for collaboration with a team
- motivated, independent and dedicated
- good written and verbal communicator
- give and take feedback well
- articulate ideas clearly
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Jan 2021 - Present

Software/Ruby on Rails Martian Engineer, Marsbased

Nov 2019 - Dec 2020

Head of Software Development & Software/Ruby on Rails Engineer, The Loop Co.

Apr 2017 - Oct 2019

Software/Ruby on Rails Engineer, Instituto Pedro Nunes

Oct 2015 - Apr 2017

Software/Ruby on Rails Engineer, InvoiceXpress