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Gaston Gamietea

  

CTO & Founder, GoBackSouth

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica


Certifications

Certified Scrum Developer

Groups I belong to

Agiles Argentina

Biography

Gaston was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is a recognized fan of Boca Juniors (best team ever BTW). There, he studied Business Administration but he realized that he needed to exploit his creative side. On the mid 90's he noticed that technology become natural to him so he started to look further into that path.

By the year 2000 he started a new career in technology. Since then, he worked for multiple companies in a wide range of verticals. In Argentina, his hometown, he worked for one of the biggest US telecommunication company and another major web services provider. After that time, he moved to Costa Rica where he worked for another Fortune 500 company where he refine his knowledge in a multicultural environment.

These days he still lives in Costa Rica, he got maried and he is a very happy father and husband and also an active golfer… don’t know why not a surfer, but that´s another story…

Work experience

Intertec International, Technical Operations Manager
September 2013 - May 2017, San Jose, San Jose, CR

Providing services for one of the top 5 US Bank in a mortgage product. Leading a team of developers based in Costa Rica where use different Java Frameworks and implementations along with Maven, Ant, Tomcat, Oracle, selenium and JUnit, following standards like Continuous Integration, TDD, Scrum and DevOps among others. I am also involved in tasks estimations, assignments, product road map and new developments like mobile apps and responsive implementations with Bootstrap, HTML5, i18N and geo-localization. Working as UX consultant to provide Predictive Analytics data.

Avaya, Senior Software Engineer
June 2011 - March 2013, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, AR
Working with J2EE, J5SE, ActiveMQ along with Oracle DB, Oracle BI (OBIEE 11g) administration and tunning running on RedHat Enterprise (5 & 6), custom OBIEE branding, CSS, JS, WLST, WebLogic, Talend, ETL. Using Rally, Confluence, Jira. Working with TDD and Scrum methodologies. Oracle BI and Analytics UX designer.

QMAS, Javascript Developer
November 2010 - May 2011, Capital Federal, Select a State, Argentina
ExtJS, Sencha Touch, Jquery developer

Network Solutions, Software Engineering Lead
February 2009 - November 2010, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Leading team based on Argentina and working with technologies like J5EE, SpringMVC, JS, ExtJS, AJAX, JQuery, PHP, C, C++, XSL, XSLT, XSD, JaxB, SAX, WS, SunOne, Oracle, MySql, HSQL under Unix, Linux and Windows environments. Agile and Test Driven methodoly. Designing complex project structures using Maven2. Agile and Test Driven methodoly. Hands on and executive tasks in cross-functional teams located in Argentina and US.

Verizon Business, Sr Application Developer - Technical Lead
June 2007 - February 2009, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Java Senior Application Developer. Technical Lead. Web Service Developer. JBoss, DB2, JSP, XSL, Tomcat, Servlets, J2EE, J2SE, EJB, Ant, Maven. New architecture design tasks. New implementation using JDO, JPOX with DB2. Hibernate, EJB3.

Hewlett-Packard, Web Services Developer - Technical Lead
November 2005 - May 2007, San Jose, Costa Rica
Web Service Developer. HP-UX Platforms, WebLogic 7.0.4 & 9.1, Oracle9i, J2SE, J2EE, EJB, J5SE, JSP, Servlets, Tomcat, XML, DOM4J, XSD, XSLT, SAX, Jaxen, Jython, WLST, Castor, Struts, Ant, Maven, Hivemind. CMMi 5, ITIL. I have worked as a Team Lead in a internal solution requirement.

Cubika, Sr. Java Developer
April 2004 - December 2004, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Web Service Developer. JSP, Servlets, DHTML and Javascript on web containers like Tomcat and Oracle OC4J (v10g) running on Linux and Windows. I worked with Oracle Database 9i and 10g, SQL Server 2000 and MySql. Struts, Hibernate, JUnit, HttpUnit, Ant, SAX, DOM, Use Cases, Sequence and Classes diagrams. CVS and Bugtrackers.

 

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