Onfido builds trust in an online world by helping businesses digitally verify people’s identities. Using machine learning technology, Onfido validates a user’s identity document and compares it with their facial biometrics. The identity can then be cross-referenced against international credit and watchlist databases. Founded by three entrepreneurs from Oxford University, Onfido has received over $60m in funding from investors including Microsoft Ventures and Salesforce Ventures. Onfido carries out checks in 192 countries for global customers including Zipcar, Couchsurfing, Revolut and Square.
As one of the product managers, I’m responsible for the product line devoted to scalable and trustworthy verification for high-volume screening/onboarding of potential employees and contractors. I am based in Onfido’s Lisbon office, working with a local team of engineers, and in continuous remote collaboration with the remaining functions at the London and San Francisco offices.
At Premium Minds, I’ve collaborated with clients to help them improve their business process and results through software solutions. Besides having also acted as an Agile Coach, managed some smaller projects, and lifted requirement for a couple projects that ended up not taking off, here are the most significant projects where I’ve been involved.
I’ve joined Premium Minds first as a software engineer, to join the team developing the new digital platform 20 Aula Digital for LeYa. As a part of a Scrum team, I worked mostly on J2EE-centered backend development — Java, Groovy; JPA, Hibernate, PostgreSQL; JCR, Apache Jackrabbit; Neo4j; OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Connect, JAX-RS (Jersey), Google Guice.
I was responsible for the Advanced Computer Architectures and Computer Networks undergraduate courses for four academic years; in the first two, I also conducted the lab sessions for Advanced Computer Architectures.
Advanced Computer Architectures was added to the curriculum in Fall 2013, and I joined Universidade Lusófona with the challenge to create the course from ground up, both lectures and lab sessions.
Prior to my recent times, there is a lot to tell. I’ve started working in 2001 while still finishing high school (which led me to flunk my first attempt at a college degree after six months). Since then, I had plenty of opportunity to try (and learn) different things in the tech world. From old to new, I’ve:
You can find more details about these on my LinkedIn profile.