Back-end developer specialized in Scala and Java. Tech Lead and Architect since 2009 on multimillion, international projects in critical areas such as Healthcare and eDemocracy. Believer on the benefits of test-first coding and iterative releases. Continuous Integration practitioner since 2005. Currently interested in Distributed Systems and engineering Big Data (Lambda Architecture, Event Sourcing,... ).
Using test first approach and continuous integration on a daily basis. Strong proponent of iterative deliveries and user of continuous delivery when accepted by the client.
Proficient REST-API designer in close collaboration with Front-End developers attending their demands and needs in timely fashion. Familiar with Swagger and RAML as means to agree upon contracts and test deployed APIs. Comfortable in Spray and Play.
As an eXtreme Programming coach I've been helping teams boost their productivity by hand-holding them through a transition to good-practices. Using small theoretical lessons and pair programming with team members the actions focus on each person strengths and on the team-member's interactions.
Interested in performance and tuning of JVM code. Also interested in concurrency in general and actor model (Akka) in particular. Past experience in batch processing of huge amounts of data with rough experience with Apache Spark.