Resume

Work Experience


Engineering Manager

Treatwell

2022 – Today

  • Changed career track from IC to EM, and worked closely with the CTO during the transition period to ensure a smooth and seamless team management handover.
  • Focusing on multiple tracks and initiatives: Line management. Product ownership and management. Direct contributions. Cross-team relationships. Processes optimisations (with Agile Coaches). Roadmap definition and evolution.
  • Strived to remove bottlenecks for the team, and to improve the existing processes and methodologies in the team, introduced a few new initiatives: Hiring interview guidelines. Improved the onboarding process. Explored and measured DORA metrics. L&D programme. Team best practices and DoD & DoR. Working Agreements. Roadmap planning and management.
  • Supported a migration from a mixed bare-metal / cloud solution to 100% cloud on AWS, additionally supported the cost optimisation phase after the AWS migration was completed.
  • Hosted internal training and onboarding sessions for Engineering Teams about tools and capabilities provided by the Platform Team.

Platform Engineer

Treatwell

2022 – 2023

  • Advocating for DevOps and Developer Experience practices, led and moderated the internal DevOps Guild sessions.
  • Maintaining and designing systems and infrastructure to respect security best practices.
  • Introduced Terraform in the Platform’s toolbox, and extended its usage to the Engineering Teams.
  • Improved the EKS tools, and reduced the complexity of existing processes to simplify the migrations/upgrades of production clusters.
  • Monitored closely and investigated the cost of RDS backups, and suggested and implemented some cost savings opportunities.

Owner

Senior Software & Cloud Engineer

Radical Storage

2020 – 2021

  • Worked on new processes to, continuously, improve the quality of the deliverables.
  • Improved the overall AWS infrastructure, and introduced CloudFormation & Terraform.
  • Increased security with dedicated audits.
  • Halved the running time of the pipelines.
  • Cut down expenses by 50% on development and pre-production servers.

AWS (CloudFormation, CloudFront, ECR, ECS, Route53, S3, SQS) BDD CQRS DDD Docker Go Kanban Microservices PHP

Chief Technology Officer

Skuola.net

2016 – 2020

  • Worked on new strategies to, continuously, improve the quality of the technical projects and make the internal process leaner.
  • Hired and managed a mixed team of remote and in-house of 7 people.
  • Scaled up the infrastructure, and halved the web servers’ load by using efficient caching
  • Implemented Infrastructure-as-Code to manage 80+ servers reducing maintenance time by ~90%.
  • Increased the Joel Test Score from 7 to 10.
  • Increased the reliability of the existing architecture by upgrading the tech stack, added a data centre in a different region, added application telemetry systems, and implemented CI/CD.
  • Cut down the IT costs by 30%.

Projects: Skuola.net, Ripetizioni Skuola.net, Matematicamente.it, SOS Studenti

Ansible Apache AWS (EC2, Polly, S3) Docker Swarm ElasticSearch Foreman Galera GitLab GitLab CI Jira Kanban Kubernetes MariaDB MaxScale Nginx Packer Percona Proxmox (on bare-metal) ProxySQL PHP React Native Redis Symfony 3 Terraform Varnish

Lead Developer & Owner

DXpertise

2015 – 2017

  • Took care of all the product aspects, from the IT architecture to the planning, and the implementation of marketing and sales strategies, from the scouting process of providers, clients, and partners to the relationships management, from budget management to the hiring process in several areas.
  • Managed a team of 3 people.

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AdWords Capistrano CSS DigitalOcean ElasticSearch HTML5 Mandrill MariaDB Microdata & Microformats MixPanel Nginx PHP 7 RabbitMQ Redis SEO Schema.org SparkPost Symfony 3

Senior Software Engineer

Immobiliare.it

2015 – 2016

  • Learned the internal processes and technology stack of Immobiliare.it to replicate it to LuxuryEstate.com and mentor the team who was working on the project.
  • Managed to work on a restyle of the UI and write from scratch the whole codebase.
  • The whole team (a group of 6 people) managed to learn new approaches such as code reviews, kanban boards, morning standup meetings and advanced tools such as Apache Thrift, Capistrano, GitLab, Grunt, PHP 7, Symfony 3, and WebPack.

Apache Thrift Capistrano Code Review CSS GitLab GitLab CI Grunt HHVM Kanban Board MariaDB PHP7 Standup Meetings Webpack XHProf

Senior Developer

IOVOX

2013 – 2015

  • Introduced some improvements related to the internal technical processes, especially adopting agile methodologies, unit and functional tests, and advanced code versioning.
  • As a tech lead on some internal projects, of a team of 7 people, I’ve taken care of several phases of their lifecycle such as requirements gathering and estimation of the user stories, code reviews, and post-release retrospectives.

Some of the clients I dealt with: Autotrader, Trader Media, Golden Pages IE, 192.com.

Agile AngularJS Apache Bash CSS Code Coverage Datawarehouse HTML JavaScript Jenkins Jira MariaDB MongoDB Pair Programming Phalcon PHP PHPUnit Profiling REST Selenium Unit Testing Zend Framework

Senior Developer

FusePump

2012 – 2013

  • Worked on a near-real-time project in an R&D department, then after the initial test it was used by some key customers to effectively track hits, clicks, and orders on their e-commerce website.

Some of the clients I dealt with: ModelZone, Staples, Chemist Direct.

Agile Apache AWS Bash CSS Code Coverage HTML JavaScript Jasmine Jira JSON­RPC MongoDB MySQL PHP PHPUnit Redis REST SCRUM Unit Testing XHProf

Web Developer / Project Tech Lead

DNSEE

2010 – 2012

  • Worked in a web agency on two main projects from scratch, both in the Healthcare industry.
  • In one project I held the Tech Lead role leading a team of 10 people, had direct contact with the clients.

Some of the clients I dealt with: San Raffaele, Policlinico Campus Biomedico, Samsung.

Agile Apache CSS Code Coverage HTML Hudson JavaScript Jira Joomla MySQL PHP Selenium Symfony Unit Testing XP

Freelance

2003 – 2012

Working on showcase websites and custom web applications, interfacing directly with the clients, and taking care of every single step of the development, from the kick-off to the delivery of the projects.
Some of the clients I dealt with: Studio Baggio, TBS srl, Good Night and Good Luck, OCE srl, Cilia Bus, Comet Expo.

Apache Bash Capistrano CSS GIT HTML5 JavaScript Jenkins Microdata & Microformats MongoDB MySQL NodeJS PHP Profiling Redis REST SEO Silex Static Code Analysis Symfony WordPress

Web Developer

Populis

2008 – 2010

Working on the development, from scratch, of the front-end side of a user management system integrated into all the websites in the Excite network and deployed in 6 different countries (UK, Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands, and Italy).
Main activities:
– Management of channels Video, Bynight, MIX, and Blog of Excite
– Creation of a user management system (frontend side) for Excite
– Maintenance of the sites of Excite Europe Network, the Network NanoPublishing, and corporate sites
– Maintenance of a system for tracking ROI

CSS Functional Testing HTML JavaScript Joomla MySQL MySQL Pair Programming PHP PostgreSQL Python Selenium WordPress Zend Framework

Web / Software Developer

ADQ

2007

Managed and maintained two live core products, one e-commerce website, and one traveling online community.
Main projects:
– StockInformatica (http://www.stockinformatica.com)
– ItalianCamper (http://www.italiancamper.com)
– NoPayZone (http://www.nopayzone.com)

Access DB ASP CSS E­Commerce HTML IIS JavaScript MySQL osCommerce PHP Visual Basic WordPress

Web Developer

THE ITALIAN TOUCH

2005 – 2006

CSS HTML MySQL PHP

Hardware / Software Consultant

STUDIO BONITO

2004 – 2005

CSS Hardware HTML Visual Basic 6


Education

Computer Engineering

University of Rome Tor Vergata

2005 – 2007

Degree Not Completed


Computer Science

High School

2000 – 2005