I love to solve problems, whether they be working through a differential equation, proving a uniqueness math theorem, coding
a nifty UI interface, or trying to mechanically stabilize that Lego structure I just built for my son, and
enjoy the satisfaction and understanding that comes from reaching a clean, definite solution to an initially
hard and challenging problem.
I value my ability to learn new techniques and methods much more than any “static” knowledge I may have gained (and forgotten) through time. While there is a certain level of technical knowledge that must be present to tackle any given problem, it is by researching existing solutions, coming up with new ideas, and thinking outside the box how most problems can be solved.
As a theoretical physicist I pride myself not so much in being able to understand complex problems, but in the logical tools I have acquired while doing so. These tools, such as logical consistency, being able to diagnose when a complex solution is right or wrong by looking at simpler edge cases, or mentally visualizing complex relationships, are the ones that carry onto other problems, such as choosing the right type structures to represent business logic results and potential errors, or using functional programming techniques for more decoupled and testable code.
For the past few years, I have moved from finishing my physics Ph.D. thesis in a very theoretical subject with arguably small “real-world” application, to non-stop working on a variety of web-related applications. I have founded and developed an ecommerce-like affiliate marketing website solely on my own, and later joined an exciting startup at tado°, where I developed frontend and backend solutions for their website and shop system. Nowadays I'm a lead engineer at AutoScout24, a bigger company where I'm helping to find solutions for problems affecting several teams, such as mobile/web development integration, and pushing frontend and backend code quality. During this journey, I've realized that I can develop tools and interfaces, learn new programming languages at a fast pace, and really believe I can tackle any problem, no matter its complexity, given enough time & resources.
I feel excited about the possibilities this new digital world brings through new forms of technology, and feel ready and confident to work in the next awesome project that pushes the envelope and finds new ground in one form or another. There's so much I want to learn, and so little time, I can't wait to get started!
I'm currently working at
AutoScout24 as a Lead Engineer. Besides being part of a team that owns a slice of the AutoScout24
website, I'm in charge of pushing innovation at AutoScout24 through research of new technologies / frameworks,
introduction of best coding practices and improving the overall technical abilities of my fellow engineers.
Since my start at the beginning of 2017, among other things I've worked towards AutoScout24 goal of merging
the mobile and web teams by introducing our team to React / TypeScript, while self-learning and then
teaching/advocating for React Native and GraphQL. This has provided our team with the technical foundations
to finish the transition and integrate mobile development in our team in early 2018. It also provides
a starting point where we can spread the knowledge to other teams once our transition is complete.
Some of the responsabilities I have:
I have also achieved the following milestones:
Worked at tado.com, a Munich-based startup that does smart heating and cooling control through internet-connected hardware products. I was in charge of developing and maintaining the main website (both frontend and backend), the shop system along with a backend used by customer support to handle orders and shipments. In addition, I did the devops for the entire stack, from code deployments to server setup/upgrades, all in the cloud using Amazon Web Services. My core responsibilities included:
During my work at tado°, I reached the following milestones:
I founded and launched TheCouponBay.com on 2009, a US-based ecommerce-like affiliate marketing website that offers daily product deals & coupon code discounts from a list of tech-leading stores such as HP, Dell, Lenovo and Amazon.com. The site's strengths are its visual-rich, widescreen design featuring a fast and easy to use ajax-driven UI, with additional added value in the form of product reviews, descriptions & price comparison data. My core responsibilities include:
During the development process, I reached the following milestones:
During my Ph.D. studies, I worked as a teaching assistant for beginner and intermediate courses in Physics, such as Thermodynamics, introductory Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetism.
After enrolling in the Physics program at the Universidad Nacional La Plata and completing the first 2.5 years, I received a full-time scholarship at the Instituto Balseiro, where I continued and finished my Bachelor's degree with a specialization in High-Energy Physics.
Completed the High School degree during a one-year exchange student program in the United States.
Admission into the highly-regarded Instituto Balseiro’s Physics program provides a full-time scholarship for the remainder of the undergraduate career.
Awarded participation in Rotary’s exchange student program to live with an American family and study at a United States High School for a full year. This was an amazing life-changing experience that enhanced my view of the world.