CV - Matheus Guimaraes

: Wimbledon, London, UK
: Brazilian
: Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
: (+44)7766107856
: [email protected]
I have a proven track record of delivering projects and services, meeting or exceeding clients’ expectations. I am very driven and
focused; this combined with my skills acquired over 14 years of experience in the field, results in a unique and competent individual.
Company & Project
July 2015 – September 2015
Fetch Ltd.
Technical Lead /
Solution Architect
Jan 2015 – June 2015
Aqovia - Clevara
Green field whitelabel
learning platform system
Technical Lead /
Principal Architect
/ Mentor
Oct 2014 – Dec 2014
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
Sept 2013 - Dec 2013
June 2013 - Sept 2013
April 2013 - June 2013
Feb 2013 - April 2013
May 2012 - Nov 2012
Aqovia - MLex
Green field digital publishing
platform fronted by a public
subscription-based web site
Northern & Shell – OK
Magazine and Daily Express
Systems integration for live
web sites and data mining
CharityJob Web Site
Greenfield e-commerce job
search web site
Administration portal and
real-time reports system for
an international egg
Daily Mail
Greenfield news publishing
and synching system to
remote offline mobile devices
Royal Rugby Union Web Site
Course booking system and
Manchester United Football
Club Web Site
Extension to CMS system and
backend improvements
Tesco Entertainment / Tesco
Direct Web Site and Lines of
Business Systems
Extensions and maintenance
of Tesco Entertainment web
followed by merge with
Tesco Direct
Chief Architect /
Lead Developer
Consultant /
Senior Developer
Technical Lead /
Architect/ Mentor
Technical Snapshot
Xamarin.(Xamarin Forms, Xamarin.IO, Xamarin.Android), Xamarin Test
Cloud, Umbraco 7.2, Microsoft Azure (Notification Hub, Storage),
Windows Phone 8.1, ASP.Net MVC 5, APIGee, ASP.Net Web API 2, NUnit,
TDD, SendGrid
Asp.Net vNext, Asp.Net MVC 6, jQuery, TDD, AngularJS, NUnit,
NSubstitute, Azure (Storage, Cloud Services, Machine Learning), Grunt,
ElasticSearch , Jira, Confluence, Agile, Kanban, MarkLogic, BrightStarDb,
Triplestores, RDF, JSON-LD, , Linked Data, Asp.Net 4.5, MVC 5
Azure (Storage, Scheduler, Queues, WebJobs Cloud Services and CDN),
AngularJS, Asp.Net MVC 5, C#, Castle Windsor, Asp.Net Web API 2.2, Sql
Azure,, SendGrid, Elasticsearch, TDD, NUnit, NSubstitute, Jira,
Confluence, Agile Scrum
Apache Solr 4.1, C#, Castle Windsor, Asp.Net Web API 2.2, Grunt, Azure
(Service Bus, Storage, CDN), TDD, (Reactive Extensions), BDD,
Specflow, Gigya, Teamcity, RESTful APIS (Twitter API, Facebook Graph
API, ExactTarget, EngageSciences), Node.js, Jira, Confluence,
Backbone.js, Agile Scrum, Git, Sourcetree, Bitbucket, jQuery, Moq
MVC 5, C#, jQuery, Javascript, StructureMap, NUnit, Moq, Azure, Sql
Server 2012, TeamCity, Octopus, powershell, JIRA, Confluence, Git
(Bitbucket), Nuget, Sourcetree and Agile
Lead Developer/
MVC 4, MVC Web API, Razor, jQuery, Javascript, C#, Morris.js, Grister.js,
Datatables.js, Bootstrap, Azure, StructureMap, Highcharts.js, AngularJs,
HTML, CSS, Git, Sourcetree, Agile and Sql Server 2008 R2
Lead Developer /
Architect /
MVC 4, Asp.Net Web API 2.2, Razor, C#, Entities Framework 5, Dapper,
TDD, Nunit, Moq, NInject, Windows Services, Sql Server 2008 R2,
Amazon EC2, TeamCity, Top Shelf, Kanban and JIRA
Architect / Lead
Sitecore 6, Asp.Net MVC 4, C#, SQL Server 2008 R2, NHibernate, TDD,
Nunit, Moq
Senior .Net
Asp.Net MVC 4, C#, SQL Server 2008 R2, Sitecore 6, NHibernate, TDD,
Nunit, Moq
Lead Developer
Asp.Net MVC 3 and 4, C#, WCF, Sql Server 2008 R2, Endeca, TDD, MS
Test, Moq, Entities Framework 4.1, Castle Windsor, Mercurial Hg, Agile
Scrum, TFS 2010, Azure, Blinkbox API, Facebook API
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[email protected]
Fetch Ltd. / Xamarin Technical Lead and Mobile Solution Architect / City, London, UK / July 2015 – September 2015
Alpha App – Android, IOS and Windows Phone 8.1 (Xamarin)
 Lead the architecture and development of a high-profile mobile app for HSBC (cannot disclose app name at present) built from
scratch using Xamarin
 Develop Android, IOS and Windows versions of the app
 Some features included : Current user location and movement tracking, interactive maps using native map controls, interactive
list of events and services which included placing phone calls, sending emails and interacting with external apps, consumption
of REStful web services endpoints integrating various data sources, internationalization support with in-app language
switching and push notifications
 Create a Remote Notification Portal which can push specifically targeted notifications based on various pre-defined marketing
segments such as gender, age, location, among others, or individual users by emails
Fetch Christmas Game - Android App (Xamarin)
 Architect and implement a game using Xamarin to be released as a Christmas promotional piece for Fetch
 Sample a selection of Christmas songs and play them at random speeds which can be regulated via finger swiping an animated
Christmas tree at the right speed
 Implement unlockable levels and gift rewards
Hr Resource Request Subsystem
 Architect and implement a subsystem for Fetch intranet, specifically for the HR department, allowing employees to request
resources for projects
 Create a web site where users may log in to submit, review or approve requests
 Implement an approval workflow with notifications and approval history tracking
Aqovia Ltd. / Technical Lead and Principal Architect / City, London, UK / Oct 2014 – June 2015Fe
MLex – Fs Core
 Lead architecture and development of the modernization of the MLex digital publishing platform and creation of a
subscription-based web site delivering a section of their financial news using the newly developed system
 Serve as Chief Architect and consultant and lead development throughout full software lifecycle
 Help develop and code review team’s output
 Engaged with the client’s CTO and CEO on a regular basis in order to provide them with consultancy and technical strategy
 Devise and implement technical strategy and roadmap based on product vision
 Architect the enterprise product incrementally based on emerging requirements and input from technical product analysis,
industry and technology research
 As Product Owner, lead the conceptualization, and product development through workshops and multiple requirements
gathering meetings while translating requirements to stories and devising acceptance criteria
 Prioritize stories, lead the estimation process and queue up work for sprints for each system developed
 Lead the development of 4 systems across the enterprise product : BETT Demo 2015, Learning Planner Tool, Adaptive Course
Module and Smart Content Module
 Pitched to clients and was actively involved in business strategy
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[email protected]
Created collateral for various company pitches including fully working prototypes, documents and presentations including one
for the BBC
Provided technical consultancy for various company matters across projects including helping with an Azure marketing
Handled DevOps task such as setting up Continuous Integration and Deployment and responsible for setting up standards for
change and release management
Acted as Product Owner and SCRUM Master for Clevara for three of the systems built
Amido Ltd. / Technical Consultant / City, London, UK / Aug 2014 – Oct 2014
Northern & Shell – OK Magazine / Daily and Sunday Express web sites and marketing data mining systems
 Implemented market segmentation systems for users of OK Magazine and Daily and Sunday Express publication by creating
data mining stores in Apache Solr further enriched by Krux
 Integrated Gigya, ExactTarget and EngageSciences data with backend systems through Microsoft Azure services such as
Azure Service Bus and Storage
 Created ETL tools to process client’s marketing data input and plug into the data integration system pipelines and
segmentation subsystems
CharityJob / Principal Architect and Lead Developer/ Kingston, London, UK / Jan 2014 – Aug 2014
CharityJob website
 Architected solution through technical and gap analysis of their existing systems and driving business analysis to gather fresh
 Led development by coding, code reviewing and briefing developers into technical plans and architecture
 Modernized development practices by introducing technologies such as MVC, TDD and Microsoft Azure
 Mentored the technical team both on demand and through regular training sessions
 Redefined company’s processes : introduced and coached the company on Agile SCRUM, Continuous integration, Continuous
delivery, database patching and versioning and codebase management
 Successfully led and delivered product from inception to agreed deadline
Greendog Media / Lead Developer and Solution Architect / Home based / Oct 2013 – Dec 2013
JBMS Eggs Distributor Admin and Report Systems
 Worked alone in the development and architecture of a reports system fed through the integration of various databases and web
 Created a real time reporting panel using Asp.Net MVC and various jquery plug ins and libraries to render complex graphs and
self-updating tables
 Brought in to help meet an important deadline by Christmas which was achieved comfortably
Daily Mail / Technical .Net Lead and Solution Architect / Kensington, London, UK / June 2013 – Nov 2013
Daily Mail Plus Offline
Co-architected and led the .Net development of an offline solution for Daily Mail Plus, the digital version of the Daily Mail, so
the newspaper editions could be synched to remote mobile clients on holiday cruise ships
Created a “dropbox” like component from scratch, made to synch files and coordinate publishing of daily editions
Trained developers in .Net, TDD, Entities Framework and ASP.Net MVC
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[email protected]
Aqueduct Ltd. / Lead Developer and Solution Architect / Farringdon, London, UK / Feb 2013 – June 2013
1. Manchester United Football Club web site and CMS
 Added more admin control over various features by expanding their Sitecore CMS
 Refactored existing codebase to make it technology-agnostic particularly with their streaming media delivery
 Worked on a few line of businesses tools and lead a data migration exercise
2. Royal Rugby Union Web Site
 Expanded the course search functionality to make it complete and robust
 Architected and lead development on implementing a new course search and course booking systems
 Exposed management of course booking system through their Sitecore CMS
Silkroute Global UK Ltd. / Lead Developer / Waterloo, London, UK / May 2012 – Nov 2012
1. Tesco Entertainment and Tesco Direct
 Expanded Tesco Entertainment web site by leading and working on various modules, both for the public site and the back
end admin and line of business systems
 Was part of a team that maintained and hot-fixed the live web site
 Worked and lead effort on improving Endeca integration and customizing default behaviour to suit requirements
 Part of the team who handled the merged Tesco Entertainment into Tesco Direct
 Helped with the handover of Tesco Direct to Tesco’s internal team
2. ACS Exports Data Reporting and Distribution :
 Led the development of a system that compiled export and import data of various goods from all the Caribbean countries
which are part of the ACS union in order to help them analyse market requirements
 Integrated and adapted data from multiple sources making it available through a single data store
 Developed a variety of real-time tables and graphs based on the dynamic data input
Technical snapshot: VB.NET, VBA, T SQL, C#.NET, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, MS Access, MS
Project, COM, ODBC, ADO, ADO.NET, XML, Virtual Machine, Source Safe, SVN Subversion
Creative Jar / Lead Developer and Solution Architect / Waterloo, London, UK / Dec 2011 – May 2012
1. Pearson Online Learning Platform
 Co-architected and led the development of an extension to the existing casual e-learning platform targeting middle-aged
learners for Pearson
 Led requirements gathering and set up development processes and governance
 Code reviewed and mentored the team
 Optimized data operations and delivery by architecting a dynamic rendering engine for course material based on RavenDB,
Razor and Sql Server
 Acted as Technical Project Manager defining and co-ordinating sprints, delivery goals and resources
 Provided technical consultancy on ancillary projects and defined technical strategy for Love to Learn
Big Pink Media. / Technical Director / Windsor, UK / Nov 2009 – Dec 2011
Novartis – Gladstone Platform :
 Responsible for developing technical strategy and acting as a consultant to Novartis throughout the 1-year long project
 Architected solution and wrote functional specs
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[email protected]
Led development and Agile processes including planning and sprint reviews
Code reviewed and mentored the team
Held regular training sessions
Co-ordinated communication with outsourced team working on a separate sub-system which was eventually integrated
Created a Data Disaster Recovery strategy and ran a simulation with the client
2. General responsibilities
 Act as line manager to all staff in the IT department in addition to hiring and conducting reviews
 Provide technical consultancy and strategy both internally and to various clients
 Plan the company’s technical direction and project flow ensuring good running of business processes across the board
 Act as Solution Architect for projects of various sizes
 Guide the company through the adoption of Agile and other development practices and tools as introduced by me
 Responsible for signing off all project plans, requirements and functional specs
July 2009 – Oct 2009
Feb 2009 – May 2009
Reading, Berkshire, UK
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009
Farnham, Surrey, UK
Sept 2007 - Sep 2008
Reading, Berkshire, UK
July 2007 - Sept 2007
Twyford, Berkshire, UK
Dec 2006 – June 2007
Clapham, London, UK
Company & Project
Lead development and
participated as senior
developer in various small
projects including Microsoft
Xbox, McLaren, Unilever,
Johnnie Walker and Nike.
3 Chillies
Worked closely with
Microsoft to develop internal
projects; No. 10 web site
updates and email the prime
minster system; NHS
extranet upgrades and
Coca-Cola extranet to
connect international
marketing departments
including 3D visualization
and real-time application of
textures on cans and vending
machines to be processed
through the system until
approved and sent to the
factory for prototype
printing; NewBalance ecommerce web site
upgrades, maintenance and
custom reports admin system
Contemi Consulting Ltd.
Greenfield whitelabel
insurance system aimed for
sale to selected insurance
Avvio Reply
Sky intranet; Vodafone All
Hands Events Management
Research Machines Plc
Government projecs: RSR for
the Housing Corporation and
HMRC tax online
Technical Snapshot
Lead Developer /
MVC,C#, .Net 3.5, N2 CMS, LINQ, WCF, Agile SCRUM, TDD, Javascript,
JQuery, NUnit, Sql Server 2008, SharePoint 2007, CruiseControl.Net,
Facebook API, FBML, SVN, Nhibernate, Ninject, Powershell
Lead Developer
Asp.Net Web Forms, C#, CSS, Javascript, jquery, Sql Server 2008, TFS,
Omniture, Site Catalyst
Senior .Net
Net 3.5, ASP.Net, WPF (briefly), Windows Services, WCF, C#, Javascript,
JQuery, Prototype, LINQ, NHibernate, TDD, Agile SCRUM and Extreme
Programming, Castle Monorail, NVelocity, Castle Windsor, Spring.Net,
Unity, NHibernate, Subversion, Sql Server 2005, SSIS, Mingle, Rhino
Mocks, Moq, NUnit, NBehave, TeamCity, FinalBuilder and Watin
Senior .Net
Developer /
.Net 2.0 and 1.1, C#, VBA, ASP.Net, Windows Forms, DOS batch
scripting, Windows Services, ASP.Net AJAX, C#, Javascript, TFS, Visual
Source Safe, Sql Server 2000 and 2005 and NUnit
Senior .Net
Visual Studio 2005, .Net 2.0, C#, Gentle.Net, ContractFirst, ASP.Net
AJAX, Javascript, XML Web Services, Sql Server 2005 and Visual Source
Lead Developer /
Solution Architect
/ Mentor
Visual Studio 2005 and 2003, .Net 2.0 and 1.1, C#, ASP.Net, Coldfusion
MX, Windows Forms, XML Web Services, .Net Remoting, Visual Source
Safe, Sql Server 2000 and 2005
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July 2006 - Dec 2006
Surbiton, Surrey, UK
March 2006 - July 2006
Westminster, London, UK
Jan 2006 - March 2006
King’s Cross, London, UK
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
Westminster, London, UK
Parabola Software Ltd.
Develop a kiosk application
for Esher college
Smart – Kronos
Served as Chief Architect and
co-ordinated and code
reviewed outsourced
development teams for the
build of lines of business
systems and public web site
Expand and maintain their
admin system
Parlourwood Ltd.
Lead development and
architect various system
including an automated
package branding admin
system for Piranha and an
extranet custom built for the
Dewalt Division of Black and
[email protected]
Visual Studio 2003 and 2005, .Net 2.0 and .Net 1.1, Windows Forms,
ASP.Net, Smart Client Software Factory, Sql Server 2000, Entrprise
Application Block and Composite Application Block (CAB).
Chief Architect /
Lead Developer
Visual Studio 2005 and 2003, .Net 2.0 and 1.1, ASP.Net, C#, Sql Server
Lead Developer /
Dreamweaver 7, Colfusion 7, Coldfusion MX, Oracle 8i
Manager / Senior
Visual Studio 2003 and Visual Studio 2005, .Net 2.0 and 1.1, C#, VB.Net,
VB script, ASP.Net, Classic ASP (ASP 3.0), Coldfusion 4.5 and MX, Sql
Server 2000 and Oracle 7 and 8i
Jan 2003 – Dec 2003 – Permanent - Loud Internet Ltd. – Southend-on-Sea, UK
June 2002, Nov 2002 – Permanent - Ronin Corporation – Victoria, London, UK
March 2002- Jun 2002 – Permanent - Magnin & Associates – San Diego, California, USA
2015 Xamarin Certified Developer – London, United Kingdom
2002 Palomar College – Computer Science Degree – California, USA
1999 Unibero – Linguistic and Translation Degree – Sao Paulo, Brazil
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