Franco Gotusso

Lead Software Engineer

Hello! I'm Franco, a Software Engineer based in Barcelona, Spain.
I'm always open to new opportunities across Europe, so please feel free to drop me an email.

Summary

Experience

SABBATICAL BREAK (SOUTH-EAST ASIA. OCTOBER 2018– FEBRUARY 2019)

Traveling across 10 countries and 35000 Km to explore new cultures, food, and people. Improving adaptability, improvisation and perspective skills. Mastering the pointing at things.

JAVASCRIPT CONSULTANT - FIIT (CONTRACT -LONDON, UK. OCTOBER 2017– OCTOBER 2018)

Fiit is a technology start-up on a mission to make fitness addictive.

I helped Fiit launch the initial MVP and first iterations of the product, focusing on API design, infrastructure and data processing. This involved working with a small agile team to deliver a boutique fitness product in just six months and set the foundations for one of the startups with the biggest growth of 2018 London's tech scene.

The stack included multiple systems powered by AWS, React, GraphQL and Postgres.

LEAD WEB ENGINEER - LYST (LONDON, UK. JANUARY 2017– OCTOBER 2017)

Lyst is a technology platform that helps fashion lovers find the right item, in the right size at the right price connecting them with millions of products from the world’s leading designers.

During this period I joined the company to help them rethink their frontend development experience and move away from a custom Python framework to make teams more effective. To achieve this we built an isomorphic React application and a GraphQL API, progressively migrating different parts of the site.

Other key responsibilities included recruiting and mentoring other engineers, improve team cohesion, ensure the site reliability and tight release processes to ensure rapid delivery.

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER - SMARKETS (LONDON, UK. APRIL 2015– JANUARY 2017)

Smarkets is a betting exchange that offers a platform for trading on sporting, political and current affairs events.

I led two different projects for Smarkets. First, a system to extract knowledge from multiple data sources to drive marketing decisions. This tool was composed by an ETL Python processor, an Elasticsearch cluster and an AngularJS UI to drill down into the data.

After that, the next project was the creation of a new website and mobile app for the company, in order to replace multiple unmaintained systems. To do so, we chose React, Node, and Flask as the central points of our new stack.

Along the way I also improved engineering processes by introducing agile practices, release cycles, mentored team members and helped improving interview procedures.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER - SWISS MOBILITY SOLUTIONS (ALICANTE, SPAIN. JULY 2011 – MARCH 2015)

Swiss Mobility Solutions is a provider of mobile broadband QoE and QoS testing solutions. Was bought by Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, in April 2014.

As a software engineer, I designed and developed web services and user interfaces for our administration, reporting and analysis tools for statistical and geolocated data, with technologies like Spring Boot and AngularJS. I also built domain-specific languages and code generation tools to reduce the workload of the entire team

Education

MASTER'S DEGREE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING - ALICANTE UNIVERSITY, SPAIN (2005-2011)