About Me

Hey I’m Rafa! I’m Software Developer, specialised in Fullstack development Mobile and Backend.
My favourite areas to work are Native Android Development, React Native or Flutter for Mobile and NodeJS + Express and MongoDB for Backend

I always like to keep a clean architecture, stay up to date in the newest design patterns and enjoy what I do, every second I do it.

Divide and Conquer is probably my best method when I face any problem my career.

personal information

Full Name
Rafael Ruiz Muñoz
D.o.b.
March 1990
e-mail
contact _at_ rafaruiz.me
lives in
Manchester (UK) - M4
contractor
since Jun, 2017

languages

Spanish native
Italian near native
English proficiency
Polish basic

Skills

Android (Java / Kotlin)
NodeJS + Express
Flutter Development
React Native
Image Processing
iOS (Obj-C / Swift)
Machine Learning

Other skills

Python
Javascript
Typescript
C++
  • #RxJava
  • #Mockito
  • #NodeJS
  • #Flutter
  • #TDD
  • #Android
  • #MachineLearning
  • #iOS
  • #Swift
  • #Java
  • #MATLAB
  • #Python
  • #OpenCV
  • #C++
  • #UX
  • #Java
  • #NodeJS
  • #Javascript
  • #Retrofit
  • #Express
  • #NDK
  • #Agile
  • #Architectures
  • #DesignPatterns
  • #Model-View-Presenter
  • #TypeScript

You'd like to know

  • Can’t count the number of releases on Play Store 🙈…
  • … seriously, too many.
  • JIRA is my best organiser.
  • I love Agile Development ❤

I like...

  • Squash is my second passion after developing mobile apps
  • Rock and metal are my tone
  • Although soul and jazz are my chill time

work experience

Started 2017

(Contractor) Software Developer

N Brown Group PLC (Manchester)

In N Brown, I was the person that started the architecture and the Android project from scratch that will result in the different brands’ product such as JD Williams, Jacamo, SimplyBe, and many others. I had to deal with many third party libraries for content purposes and a backend in Java with Spring Boot.

Started 2017

(Contractor) Lead Android Developer

North Midlands Construction (Sutton-in-Ashfield)

In NMC, I helped the team to develop a tool to reduce the tons of paper that several forms filled by clients can make every week.

Started 2016

Senior Android Developer

BrightHR (Manchester)

BrightHR helps people to build a better, more profitable business regarding Human Resources. It’s been named the SME Awards’ HR Provider of the Year 2016, and provides a full solution for business in order to manage holidays, sicknesses, latenesses, reports, management and employee’s behaviour.

Started 2014

Software & Computer Vision Developer (R&D)

Openshadow (MediaCityUK)

Openshadow is a pixel-perfect company based in MediaCityUK working in many research and mobile projects for huge clients such as Louis Vuitton, L’Oréal and many others. others.

Started 2013

Junior Mobile and Backend Developer

Creact (Naples)

Creact is a Mobile&Web agency where I was developing Android apps and doing the backend in NodeJS and Javascript. So far I have developed more than 10 projects with high customer satisfaction.

Education

2012 - 2013

Master in Multimedia Technologies (Computer Vision, Audio Processing)

University of Granada
2008 - 2012

Degree in Mathematics

University of Granada

References

Liam Dando

Rafael joined at a really important time. He built an Android platform, from scratch, & played an integral part in N Brown’s 1st ever in-house built Android app: JD Williams UK. The growth & performance of that product has been phenomenal, already accounting for 6% of total weekly brand mobile sales.

Rafael is an accomplished developer, with great technical aptitude, supported by strong UX skills.

Carlos Laguna

Rafa is a hard worker with a lot of IT skills (and not only that). As an Android app expert, I consider Rafa a good problem-solver and someone with a lot of initiative. He has the experience in order to fix any problem that can emerge along a project. He speaks 3 languages perfectly so can communicate with international groups. As a person, Rafa is a very friendly guy with a good sense of humor. I would always choose Rafa for my project teams.

Kris Pinter

I know Rafa as a hard working and very serious team player. Rafais a great networker with brilliant technical skills, and certainlycan get my full recommendation.

Andrew Dutton

I worked with Rafael at BrightHR in my role as website manager. I had to frequently liaise with the Mobile team and often Rafael to receive the latest information, features and releases to promote them and co-ordinate with the wider marketing team.

He communicated clearly and has the ability to truly understand the audience he is talking to, which other developers often lack. I am not an expert in mobile development but I am aware he was highly regarded at BrightHR in his specialist Android role.

I was often apart of stand ups and demos where Rafael presented in front of a variety of stakeholders and he was always professional and confident.

I would highly recommend Rafael for a variety of mobile development roles and I would very much like to work with him in the future.

Dave Sellars

Rafael joined my mobile team to assist with the Android versionof the app. He contributed to all aspects of the app. Being a keen mathematician, he made the computer vision feature look easy to implement. I had fun working with Rafael!

Tony Phan

Working with Rafa was a great fun. Very talented developer with awide range of skills.

Wei Lu

I had the pleasure of working with Rafael in BrightHR, he is anexcellent Software Engineer and an incredibly problem-solver,also is a very hard worker. He has huge-range of software &mathematician knowledge to implement features very quickly andmade the job become easy.

Rw Liebenberg

During my time at Boohoo I worked closely with Rafa on the Boohoo shopping application and am happy to say that I not only learnt a lot but found Rafa to be a very effective member of the team.

Where I write

Sometimes I take time to write in Medium some stuff that I find interesting for other people.
An example of these texts are:

My profile in Medium

 

Also, I like to take spare time to contribute to the StackOverflow community:

profile for Rafael Ruiz Muñoz at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!