Bernardo Farah, San Francisco, CA, USA
+1 (415) 652-6388[email protected]


I am a developer, a mentor and a manager with technical experience building web applications. I like working at companies that are young in spirit and constantly pushing themselves to be better. I enjoy opportunities to drive improvement in an engaged work environment.



Ruby, Javascript, HTML & CSS, SASS/LESS/Stylus, Go, and SQL


Rails, Hanami, Ember, and React


Test Driven Development, Agile Development, and Continuous Integration


Docker, Ansible, and OneOps


CoverHound VP of Engineering
January 2018 — Present
    CoverHound Senior Director of Engineering
    March 2017 — January 2018
    • Coached and mentored direct reports, helping them improve as engineers and focused on how best to achieve their goals
    • Scaled up the engineering team to meet product workforce demand while retaining culture of autonomy and freedom
    • Collaborated with the team to improve coding practices in order to reduce maintenance burden and manage risk for deployment
    • Worked cross-functionally with marketing and product to make analytics accessible
    CoverHound Lead Software Engineer
    November 2016 — March 2017
    • Led a team of engineers in creating a full fledged insurance website MVP (including customer and servicing/sales portals) in the span of 3 months
    • Created best practices and reusable paradigms for the team, following a service-oriented design
    • Worked in tight partnership with the Product Manager of the project to keep expectations and scope (dictated by a partner) in check
    • Actively contributed to hiring through participation in interviews as well as the creation and improvement of interview practices
    CoverHound Software Engineer
    June 2016 — November 2016
    • Extracted reusable code into gems, using continuous integration to test them (published on
    • Architected and wrote software services responsible for communicating with third-party APIs Software Developer
    February 2016 — June 2016
    • Driving test driven development with Mocha, unified code standards using ESLint and streamlined deployment with OneOps and Capistrano
    • Teaching team about new Javascript ES6 features and how to use them, and refactoring techniques
    • Built a monitoring system using React, Sinatra, Elasticsearch and Logstash to ensure 100% uptime of an image derivative generator Tools & Process Developer
    January 2015 — February 2016
    • Proactively scoped, developed and maintained a Rails tool-suite used by over 100 people across multiple departments that resulted in a yearly value savings of over $1.7MM
    • Built an image derivative generator using ImageMagick and Ruby that supports front-end product imagery across and has created over 50MM images to date
    • Provided technical consulting as well as detailed requirements on vendor solutions that resulted in workflow enhancements
    • Developed streamlined processes using shell scripts and cron jobs that improved reliability and efficiency in imagery procurement from third parties


    Regent's University BA Global Marketing Management

    London, United Kingdom