Hey I’m Rafa! I’m Software Developer, specialised in Mobile Development and Backend lover.
My favourite areas to work are Native Android Development, Flutter and React Native, in that order!
When it’s up to me, I do backend with NodeJS + Express and MongoDB.
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.
Working with Tent & Bear, in several projects where one of the biggest one was for IBM, together with the Department of Health of Abu Dhabi.
The mobile app tracks many health factors in your routine and lifestyle.
“Juit Now!” is an app to order food that is in freezers in your place of work. This project lead by the big Dr Oetker is trending in Germany right now.
In Boohoo, I took the beginning of the Android project and did the first in-house release being myself on the Android team.
This app has hit and hits nowadays more than 300,000 unique monthly users only in Android and has more than 1 million downloads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Working with Rafa was a great fun. Very talented developer with awide range of skills.
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.
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.
Sometimes I take time to write in Medium some stuff that I find interesting for other people.
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Also, I like to take spare time to contribute to the StackOverflow community: