VP Eng & CTO of SaaS startups with 100k's of users in U.S. & LATAM. Software engineer specialized in full stack web development and leading technical teams. Passionate about building end-to-end & customer-driven software products, mentoring engineers and leveraging technology to tackle real-world challenges.

๐Ÿ’ผ Experience


Abr 2021 - Present ๐Ÿ—“

VP Engineering

Help scaling and shipping a suite of products used by 2,000+ school districts in the US with quality and cadence goals in a high-growth Series-B EdTech startup. Leading a team of 80+ Software Engineers by building a high-performance yet thoughtful engineering culture. Enabler for growth & learning, facilitating continuous improvement and seek of excellence.

Mar 2020 - Abr 2021 ๐Ÿ—“ Remote ๐ŸŒ
Little Rock, AK ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Platform SE Tech Lead

Member of Platform & Infrastructure team working on new and existing products, building internal & user-facing components on top of a service oriented architecture.

  • Advocate best design, architecture & coding practices, peer reviewing & unit testing across the Engineering organization
  • Scrum master working with Product team following Agile methodologies
  • Interview backend & full-stack candidates while onboarding 10's of new hires
  • Hands-on development of Thrillshare platform and APIs mainly in Ruby on Rails, supporting Vue.js & Mobile (iOS & Android) clients
  • Supporting Micro-services built with Ruby, Roda micro-framework & Sidekiq: Analytics, Data Management, Translations, Learning Management System
  • Develop from scratch Ruby on Rails outpost services following a SOA pattern:
    • Auth: AuthN/Z identity provider based on OAuth2 & OpenID Connect standards to support SSO (Single Sign-on) and User Management across all Apptegy's products
    • Alerts: Multi-channel (SMS/Voice/TTS/Push), multi-provider (Twilio, Sendgrid, Facebook, Twitter) & multi-language relay service for school district notifications
  • DevOps, CI/CD and release managment deploying in AWS: EC2, ELB, EKS, RDS, S3 clusters using Capistrano & Kubernetes

Tech Stack ๐Ÿ› 

Ruby on Rails PostgreSQL Vue.js Roda Sidekiq Kubernetes Capistrano Jenkins Jira

Salt Lake City, UT ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Jan 2019 - Mar 2020 ๐Ÿ—“


Developed a Healthcare platform for cancer patients to find their best treatment options, with the mission of accelerating the finding of a cure.

  • Put together development team and processes for backend APIs, data pipelines & frontend clients by hands-on programming, code reviewing & testing.
  • Automated products lifecycle via DevOps & Continuous Integration/Delivery pipelines.
  • Increased customer feedback awareness and success metrics by creating support & analytics infrastructure in: Metabase Sentry Intercom
  • Created a product development pipeline from scratch to priotitize and measure performance using Agile Kanban methodology in Trello
  • Decreased bugs and improved overall quality via technical leadership & mentoring to achieve continuous improvement as a team
  • Defined a Technology Strategy and Software Architecture aligned with product vision
  • Recruited and retained top talent in a competitive U.S. market

Tech Stack ๐Ÿ› 

Ruby on Rails PostgreSQL React Heroku AWS Google Cloud Netlify Github Codeship
Ecaresoft Inc.

Austin, TX ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Monterrey, NL ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019 ๐Ÿ—“


Lead technology strategy, software development and operations to get to new SaaS markets in Argentina and Middle-East. Merged all product teams under a single organization culture. Worked closely with Product, Sales & Support organizations.

Technology strategy and software architecture:

  • Succesfully launched internationalization for new markets via APIs, Microservices and serverless Lambda functions using.
  • Achieved high availability and resilience cloud architecture by relying on DevOps, elastic infrastructure, containerization, automated testing and CI/CD pipelines for continuous quality and delivery with.
Engineering management:
  • Improved roadmap priorization and improved performance measurement of dev teams by adopting SCRUM & Kanban Agile software development methodologies
  • Established engineering culture based on mentoring, career growth, full ownership, transparency and accountability
  • Achieved continuous improvement via OKRs, Performance Reviews and One-on-ones
  • Recruited and succesfully retained top talent that added value to the company

Tech Stack ๐Ÿ› 

Elixir / Phoenix Node.js / Micro Ruby on Rails Java / Spring Boot PostgreSQL MongoDB AWS: EC2, S3, RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, ECS, ECR Docker Gitlab Jenkins

Monterrey, NL ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Feb 2016 - Jan 2019 ๐Ÿ—“


Scaled EHR practice management app from MVP to product/market fit, thousands of MAUs and increasing ARR by providing the best user experience for LatAm physicians market.

  • Established development processes for coding, reviewing & testing backend APIs and frontend clients
  • Defined Software Architecture and launched fault-tolerant APIs and microservices:
    • Drugs interactions Java service based on Wolters Kluwer's Medi-Spanยฎ
    • Machine Learning prediction & classification service based on Tensorflow
    • Full-text search service based on Apache Solr
  • Implemented DevOps and continuous integration/delivery to production
  • Reached balance between quality & speed by improving recruiting, management & coaching of development team
  • Achieved Lean product development by relying on Kanban methodology

Tech Stack ๐Ÿ› 

Ruby on Rails Python PostgreSQL Redis Ember.js React Native Apache Solr Heroku AWS: EC2, S3 Github Codeship Sentry

Monterrey, NL ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Oct 2017 - Jul 2018 ๐Ÿ—“

Tech Lead

Bootstraped a claims management system for the insurance industry in LatAm by working on technical development and defining a Domain-driven microservices architecture:

  • Backend & frontend development
  • Domain-driven Design architecture using Bounded Contexts
  • DevOps infrastructure using Docker containers on AWS: Elastic Beanstalk

Tech Stack ๐Ÿ› 

Elixir / Phoenix PostgreSQL Ember.js Docker AWS: Elastic Beanstalk
Panax.io - 2014 - 2016
Full Stack Developer: Launched an MVP of No-Code tool for internal business applications by defining a Client-server architecture using: Node.js / Express SQL Server Angular.js
OperIT - 2014 - 2014
Software Consultant: Technical consultancy with U.S. companies to define and execute ETL, Analytics and Business Intelligence processes and maintenance of existing software
SAP AG - 2013 - 2014
Software Engineering Intern: Test-driven development for Supportability & SaaS enterprise product lines using JavaScript and Jasmine
CotizaHoy - 2010 - 2013
Technical Co-Founder: Launched B2B startup for car manufacturing industry developed in Ruby on Rails PostgreSQL Heroku
NIC Mexico - 2008 - 2009
Software Development Intern for internal and customer apps in PHP Java and PL/SQL

๐Ÿ—ฃ Recognition

ECS Hack Week - 2017
Award - 2010
INPOJUVE Government Entrepreneurship Contest
Expositor - 2009
ITESM Entrepreneurship Forum
Coordinator - 2009
SISCTI Computer Science Symposium Registration System
Participation - 2006
ACM Programming Contest

๐ŸŽ“ Education

Hochschule Offenburg

๐Ÿ—“Oct 2012 - Feb 2014

MBA International Business Consulting

University of Applied Sciences Offenburg

ITESM Monterrey

๐Ÿ—“Aug 2005 - Dec 2009

BS Computer Science and Technology

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education


๐ŸŒŽ Languages


๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English


๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช German