Vitor Pellegrino

I am a Software Engineer with strong technical leadership and management experience. I believe my main strength is the ability to align Engineering practices with the organization goals. Over the past few years, I've been spending time in highly distributed Microservices architectures, taking principles of Continuous Delivery and applying them at the organization level. An international speaker in the topics of Microservices, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery.
2016-04-01 - Ongoing
Engineering Manager
At DigitalOcean I held different positions, ranging from Technical Leadership to People Management. While being a technical leader for the Support Tools team, I introduced the techniques of Continuous Delivery and set up the initial CI/CD platform that was later adopted by other groups in the product engineering organization. I also introduced a model used to improve the operability of our production apps, which made it possible for a small team to support a fairly complex Microservices architecture. Currently, I manage the Network Product engineering team, that is responsible for all product facing network aspects of our platform. I am responsible for the delivery aspects of our products, as well as hiring, managing and growing our team of full-stack engineers, working remotely, distributed across the United States and Germany. As part of the Networking pillar, I was able to deliver key projects successfully, such as Load Balancers, Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates, Firewalls, and internal mission-critical systems.
  • People Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Microservices
  • Distributed Teams and Remote Work
  • Continuous Delivery
2013-08-01 - 2015-12-01
Engineering Manager
I led some of its Backend and Core Engineering teams during the transition from a monolithic to a microservices-based architecture. I was a hands-on Manager and Tech Lead taking care of high traffic and mission critic services of our architecture. I was also deeply involved in the operations and delivery of these systems in large scale. As a result of its move to Microservices, SoundCloud became a well-known player in this space. While there, I was also a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the work on the topics of DevOps, Continuous Delivery and Microservices.
  • Continuous Delivery
  • People Management
  • DevOps
  • Microservices
2012-08-01 - 2013-08-01
Software Engineer
I was part of the application team responsible for the central piece of SoundCloud's infrastructure that previously constituted the product in its entirety. Also coordinated releases and managed contributions from other developers in the company, according to the architectural vision we had for that system. I started as a Software Engineer for that group and eventually would become its Engineering Manager
  • DevOps
  • Microservices
  • High traffic systems
  • Scalability
2012-04-01 - 2012-07-01
Tech Lead
Technical leadership in a customer projects. Conducted early interviews and took responsibility for the first milestones, as well as the project organization
    Agora Games (Major League Gaming)
    2011-06-01 - 2011-12-01
    Software Engineer
    Developed high traffic websites for Major League Gaming using a variety of cutting-edge technologies. Part of the team that monitored and supported the internet infrastructure for the Live Events. Developed the mobile versions of the web site for different devices.
    • Javascript
    • Ruby on Rails
    Petrobrás Distribuidora
    2009-08-01 - 2011-07-01
    System Analyst
    Part of the CRM development team of one of the largest oil companies in the world. I conducted proofs of concepts of different technologies in an enterprise environment and led the implementation of a custom module for the internal sales team.
      2007-11-01 - 2009-07-01
      Software Engineer
      Member of the Webmedia team. Working closely with Product Owners, using Agile Methodologies to improve our Multimedia content delivering platform. The webmedia team played a critical role in establishing, and sharing agile
      • Agile Methodologies
      • Java
      • High scale websites
      2006-06-01 - 2007-11-01
      Worked on the development of a large high traffic portal. Also did Academic Research about Software Processes and Methodologies.
      • Agile Methodologies
      • Java
      Laboratório Farmacêutico da Marinha
      2005-10-01 - 2006-06-01
      Software Developer
      Acted at the beginning of Capsula's development, an ERP used at the laboratory for managing its activities.
        Forpix Design
        2004-02-01 - 2005-02-01
        Software Developer
        Development of E-Commerce websites, real estate portals and other kinds of web applications.
          Pontifícia Universidade Católica
          Information Systems - Bachelor
          2003-08-01 - 2008-05-01
          Mendicant University Alumni May Session 2011
          Mendicant University
          Part of the May class of 2011. Mendicant University was a P2P education program, aimed at developing Software Engineering Skills and Open Source development. Attended two times, once as a participant and the second time as an instructor.
          Native speaker
          Full professional proficiency
          Full professional proficiency
          Professional working proficiency
          Limited professional proficiency
          Software Engineering
          • Software Architecture
          • Microservices
          • Continuous Delivery
          • People Management
          Programming Languages
          • Ruby
          • Scala
          • Java
          • Clojure
          • Go
          • MySQL
            Continuous Delivery
                Cloud Based Architectures
                  Software Engineering
                    Agile Methodologies

                      Steven Flenory, Studio Director of Agora Games
                      Vitor was an amazing engineer while on our team. He was very focused, dedicated, and always cared about the quality of his work. Furthermore, Vitor always had his eyes open for new work or the ability to help someone on his team. It's rare to find an engineer that is so considerate and passionate about not only his work, but the work of everyone involved in his project. I'd recommend Vitor for any position.
                      Clarke Fowley, COO at Odd Networks
                      Having Vitor on our team was awesome. He always had an optimistic approach to development tasks, and often delivered above and beyond on each project. Vitor's skill set was very valuable; he could handle frequent requests for small tasks in a tight timeframe, yet he was also capable of completing long term projects on his own accord. He was a great Ruby developer, and completed a major upgrade of one of our production web applications to Rails 3.1 in stride. Besides being multilingual, Vitor was great to communicate with daily even as a remote worker. I really enjoyed working with him and recommend Vitor highly!
                      Guilherme Cirne, Lead Agile Software Developer at
                      Vitor is a great software developer. He has really strong object oriented software design skills and is an expert in BDD/TDD. He is always available to share his knowledge with the rest of the team which is a big plus.
                      Paulo Jeveaux, Founder and Developer at Giran Ecommerce Solutions
                      Pellegrino is a very competent developer and test engineer. We worked together in pair at some projects at He has good communication and testing skills.
                      Pedro Guinle, Ecommerce Manager at Osklen