I speak, read and write English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. I tried learning Japanese, but can currently only order beer 🍻.
I was born in Brazil, but I’ve lived in eight different countries over the course of my life so far. Living in different cultures and in different languages has taught me flexibility, resourcefulness, adaptability and deeper empathy.
I like to make physical things and learn new trades (like wood turning! Or taxidermy!). I believe this helps improve and constantly evolve my approach to problem solving, as I am regularly challenged to think differently.
Engineer @ Times Educational Supplement (Tes)Jan '20 - Present • Remote www.tes.com
TES is a hundred-year-old organisation that began as a magazine, and has transitioned into a digital education platform that connects teachers with schools around the world.
Within that, my responsibilities lie in supporting the squad by mentoring junior members of the team, providing insight on the best practices, performance enhancements, and emerging technology within our chosen tech stack. And consequently, propelling the necessary changes forward through company-wide knowledge sharing and cross-team collaboration.
That effort has cascaded into other squads across the company, where we strive to make changes to shared frontend components and services that will contribute to similar improvements to other products within the business.
Web Engineer @ N26Jun '19 - Dec '19 • Barcelona, Spain www.n26.com
As a strong competitor in the digital banking marketplace, N26 established itself in a number of different countries around the world in its first three years of existence.
Growth of that speed implied many interesting challenges around compliance and legislation for different users across the globe, where performance was key, as was up-to-date and easy-to-access information about their bank accounts. Though the banking application is most widely used, the web-based platform was an important player in terms of transparency for our users. It was a faced paced environment, where adaptability, stability and security were key.
My day to day revolved around buildling robust responses to the challenging points above, working with a small cross-functional team.
The work we did for web platform was focused heavily on accessibility, internationalisation and visual, behavioural and secure continuity across all products, in every country.
Engineer @ Origami - Financial TimesSept '16 - May '19 • London, UK www.origami.ft.com
Origami is the Financial Times' component library. We worked on delivering brand and behavioural consistency across all FT products, both internal and external.
We supported every customer and developer facing team under the FT brand. This involved close work with design, a lot of user research and clear, open communication. We maintained template-agnostic components and a number of different services to power customer products in a visual and performant way. In addition to that, it was legislatively important that our components were all compliant with WCAG, so there was a strong focus on correct semantical and accessible implementation.
Some of the primary focus points were improving our documentation, simplifiying our components for our users, allowing product-specific customisation, and managing our workflow with custom webhooks and improved internal tooling.