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

Profile

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.

Skills

Languages

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

Frameworks

Rails, Hanami, Ember, and React

Methodologies

Test Driven Development, Agile Development, and Continuous Integration

Systems

Docker, Ansible, and OneOps

Employment

CoverHound Senior Director of Engineering
March 2017 — Present
  • Coaching and mentoring direct reports, helping them improve as engineers and focusing on how best to achieve their goals
  • Scaling up the engineering team to meet product workforce demand while retaining culture of autonomy and freedom
  • Collaborating with the team to improve coding practices in order to reduce maintenance burden and manage risk for deployment
  • Working 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 rubygems.org)
  • Architected and wrote software services responsible for communicating with third-party APIs
Walmart.com 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
Walmart.com 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 Walmart.com 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

Education

Regent's University BA Global Marketing Management

London, United Kingdom