Rui Baltazar
Lead Software Engineer / CTO

I'm a Software Engineer with a Computer Science background, working in the industry since 2009. Thrilled by the start-up world, I'm an enthusiastic developer, proficient in getting things done. I never turn down a good challenge and I'm always seeking to learn. On the free time, I'm a life lover by nature, regular diver and traveller explorer.
2016-10-01 - Ongoing
CTO / Co-founder
FirstTouch is a Football network that brings together football professionals and clubs, easing the career managing and the interaction between teams and its resources.
  • CTO / Co-founder
  • Full-stack developer with sysadmin responsibilities
  • RoR for the backend
  • VUE.js for the frontend
2014-04-08 - Ongoing
Lead Software Engineer
Lead Software Engineer/Developer. Working as full stack developer, with special focus on frontend, as well as responsible for the whole software development cycles, upon agreement with the client. Currently using frameworks such as Knockout, and previously Backbone. OpsManager relies heavily in indexedDB to support the offline capabilities of the web application
  • Lead Engineer
  • Maintenance and development of the offline-capable web application
  • Development of the Android application for on-site data collection
2015-09-10 - 2016-02-01
Freelance Full-Stack Developer
Developed frontend and backend for case search module using Ruby on Rails (backend) and Knockout.js (frontend). Integrated the case search module with their other existing modules.
  • Full-stack developer
  • Described and implemented development workflow for newcomers
  • Sysadmin work setting up and documenting the production environment deploy
SMART (MIT alliance)
2011-11-22 - 2014-04-07
Senior Software Engineer
Full stack developer, as well as technology advisor for research support.
  • Developed fully working web platform for people's mobility data collection (FMSurvey) in a partnership with LTA (Land Transport Authority)
  • Management of the development of both iOS and Android mobile applications used for the data collection
Ubiwhere, Lda
2010-09-08 - 2011-11-01
Software Engineer
Software developer both for the main company and as outsourced resource.
  • Development of Android mobile application in the context of Birdwatching
  • While outsourced working for PT Inovação, as Java developer: maintained and developed the SMS platform used by several network providers such as TMN, Meditel and CVMovel; Started developing automated tests on the platform using Ruby
Ubiwhere, Lda
2009-09-01 - 2010-09-01
Trainee Software Engineer
Master thesis in company environment
  • Development of a mobile application for guiding blind people in cities, Blind City Guide, in the context of Master's thesis in AI for Ubiquitous Systems.
  • Development of a keyboard solution for touchscreens to be used by visually impaired, using QT
  • Development of a social application for SonyEricsson mobile contest using javaME
  • Beta-testing of on-going development applications
University of Coimbra
Computer Science - Master
2011-06-01 - 2014-01-01
Politechnika Bialostocka
Computer Science - Master's exchange program
2008-09-22 - 2009-06-01
University of Coimbra
Computer Science - Bachelor
2005-09-15 - 2008-06-01
Battery Patterns and Forecasting in a Large-scale Smartphone-based Travel Survey
International Conference on Transport Survey Methods (ISTCST 2014)

IDA's Best Government Data Mash-Up
IDA Singapore
Best use of any government dataset from another agency in combination with EMA & SP's datasets
Scuba Diving
  • Divemaster
  • story_branch gem owner/maintainer
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Tennis