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Halifax, Nova Scotia - Canada
My name is João Rodolfo Suárez de Oliveira, and I go by Rod Oliveira. I am a Software Developer with 18 years' experience in IT, seven of which working with Java. I am based in Halifax, Canada, and my international experience includes Brazil, Canada, and England.
I have been experimenting with AngularJS - please check an alternative version of this website here.
Software Developer | Since October 2016 | Bedford, Canada
Responsible for maintenance and enhancement of an enterprise scale tool for managing preventative and crisis aspects of the Public Health jurisdictions.
Software Developer | March 2013 to October 2016 (3 years 8 months) | Halifax, Canada
I worked for the following clients: TD Bank - Credit Cards, CGI Corporate, CIBC, and a global investment bank.
Software Developer | September 2016 to October 2016 (2 months) | Halifax, Canada
I was responsible for implementing user exit for the Informatica Master Data Management platform using Java, restful request, Json and Oracle database.
10.2) TD Bank - Credit Cards
Software Developer | April 2016 to August 2016 (5 months) | Halifax, Canada
This engagement consisted of making improvements to a remote banking application that allows employees to search for customer credit card statements and authorizations. The following improvements were made: granting access to employees from a different domain, and adding the French translation side by side with the text in English.
10.3) CGI Corporate
Software Developer | December 2015 to March 2016 (4 months) | Halifax, Canada; Fairfax VA, US; Bordeaux, France; and Cardiff, UK
I worked with a team of experts from Delivery Centres worldwide, the CIO's Office, and Corporate Services, developing new tools for ProAction, which is an innovative approach to application services. The goal of the project was to customize the tools inside CGI to achieve an uniform approach for global delivery, supporting common metrics to improve productivity and performance, by implementing an enterprise scale tool for management based on Atlassian JIRA. I was responsible for loading some PSA data from the whole company into the Master Data, via a Java application that I developed. For more information:
Software Developer | January 2015 to November 2015 (11 months) | Halifax, Canada
This job consisted of adding new features to a remote banking application from Business Banking Technology, which uses JavaServer Faces, Java Portlets, REST Web Services, and WebSphere Portal Server. The team was located in Toronto, and I worked remotely from Halifax.
10.5) Global investment bank
Software Developer | March 2013 to December 2014 (1 year and 9 months) | Halifax, Canada
I worked for a well-known European investment bank which is a global leader in the capital markets industry. The work consisted of using various elements of Java to implement feeds and integrate back-end solutions that support highly complex pricing platforms and trading systems. I develop a proof of concept to deal with the historic of trades using ElasticSearch. Team members were based in Halifax, New York and London (UK).
Software Developer | December 2011 - October 2012 (11 months) | Halifax, Canada
I worked for the following clients: SHIFT Energy, Bell Aliant, and Medavie Blue Cross.
9.1) SHIFT Energy
July 2012 - October 2012 (4 months)
I worked with SOAP-based web services, which are the back end that integrates the components of EnergyMentor™, a solution that monitors energy consumption in buildings or plants on a real-time basis. I also worked on the front end, using Apache Wicket, CSS 3, and Java.
9.2) Bell Aliant
March 2012 - June 2012 (4 months)
I reviewed business requirement documentation and helped to develop the FibreOP™ front-end website, using JSP, jQuery, HTML 5, and CSS.
9.3) Medavie Blue Cross
December 2011 - February 2012 (3 months)
I worked on an IBM WebSphere Portal project. My job was to develop a mediation module using IBM WebSphere Integration Developer.
Software Developer | June 2007 - June 2011 (4 years and 1 month) | Halifax, Canada
I worked for the following clients: Pason and TIAA-CREF.
June 2008 - June 2011 (3 years 1 month)
June 2007 - May 2008 (1 year)
The project consisted of upgrading the online enrollment component, with a view to complying with FINRA Rule 2821, which requires the seller of a deferred variable annuity to have a clear understanding of the buyer's financial background and fully disclose all associated risks and benefits. Performed code review to provide support for business analyses, reviewed business requirement documentation, and developed the front end using Struts to support the system's upgrade.
Software Developer | June 2006 - November 2006 (6 months) | Jaguariúna, Brazil
I worked for the project Warehouse Management System, and was responsible for the Information Manager module which was developed using Perl, Java, and Struts. The data persistence was performed on an Oracle database. This module is used by production managers in order to have more control in warehouse and production lines, as a support for their decisions. The users were responsible for QA during the development, following some of the Extreme Programming rules, and allowing me direct and constant contact with the client.
Software Developer | November 2004 - April 2006 (1 year and 6 months) | São Paulo, Brazil
I was a member of the first MRO software development team in Brazil. My job was to develop industry specific modules using Maximo, an MRO/IBM framework and product. I was responsible for implementing these modules, which extended across all layers of the framework. The development of the UI was declarative and used Ajax. The business side made use of specific business objects, all of which were based on EJB objects and simple business objects that used remote method invocation. All the development was made using Java EE and Eclipse IDE, and deployed in WebLogic. MRO Software was acquired by IBM.
Software Developer | March 1999 - October 2004 (5 years and 8 months) | São Paulo, Brazil
5.1) Web Services: I implemented services for user authentication and services for information retrieval, using Servlet and Java SE.
5.2) Information retrieval: I implemented the algorithm Journal Descriptor Indexing and other algorithms based on vector indexing technique and thesaurus.
5.3) Ministry of Health - Glossary: I was responsible for the total Software Development Life Cycle, that is, conducting client needs assessment, architecture, development, building, installation, and testing. The system was designed for users who want to understand the meaning of some words used by the Ministry of Health. The user can make suggestions of new terms, or ask for deletions or modifications. Using the system the manager can decide which suggestion to accept. The system was developed using Servlets and JSP, based on MVC pattern. The queries to the database were made using HTTP protocol through a distributed system. In order to reduce the time of communication between the database and the system, I developed a cache for the queries.
5.5) DeCS - Health Sciences Descriptors: I was responsible for the total Software Development Life Cycle: conducting client needs assessment, architecture, development, building, installation, and testing. Articles in Portuguese and English:
Consultant | January 2002 - July 2002 (7 months) | Brasília, Brazil
I worked as a consultant for the Ministry of the Environment, evaluating the Brazilian Net Information about Biodiversity (BINBR) and making an analysis of the information architecture, hardware, access statistics and database. The aim of this report was to gather details that later would be used by the Ministry of Environment in its decision regarding the future of the project.
Programmer | June 1998 - September 1998 (4 months) | Manchester, England
I was responsible for migrating a MAVIS module from a version based on software AVS5 to the version based on software AVS/Express. I used the C language and Silicon Graphics stations. MAVIS, the Molecular Animation and VIsualization System, is a Molecular Graphics display and manipulation package designed specifically to interface to many popular computational chemistry codes.
Researcher | August 1996 - May 1998 (1 year and 10 months) | Campinas, Brazil
At State University of Campinas (Unicamp) I had a two year academic project scholarship, whose aim was to create algorithms to solve problems in the comparison of character sequences with a general formulation and available on the web. It was an academic project and my supervisor was Professor João Carlos Setubal. Article:
Researcher | January 1992 - December 1992 (1 year) | Campinas, Brazil
At State University of Campinas (Unicamp) I received a scholarship to work on a one-year academic project whose aim was to study Paraconsistent Logic, from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. As part of the project, I also studied Computability (using the book Computability: Computable Functions, Logic, and the Foundations of Mathematics ), Set Theory, and Classical Logic. My supervisor, who is also one of authors of the aforementioned book, was Professor Walter Carnielli.