Miguel Pragier

Software Engineer

Who I am

My name is Miguel Pragier, and I've been making software since 1996.
For each project, a different set of technologies, addressing business demands and keeping things simple.
Currently I'm happy using GOlang with SQL and NoSQL databases, deploying to serverless and managed environment.
I worked with banks, brokers, marketing agencies, government, software houses, mature companies and startups as developer or consultant.
Any operating system, language, platform or industry is welcome!
Today I'm working as software engineer, platform architect and team's tech leader, dedicated to keep people focused, productive, united and zen.

What I do

  • Software Engineering
  • Database design and programming
  • Backend Development for IoT and Web.

Personal info and ways to find me

Birth January, 1975
LocationSão Paulo, SP
EMail miguelpragier@gmail.com
Skype miguelpragier
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelpragier
GitHub https://github.com/miguelpragier
Tweeter https://twitter.com/miguelpragier
This Document http://pragier.me/

Education and Idioms

Portuguese Native
English Fluent for work and conversation, intermediary for reading, writing. And still learning!
Spanish Basic for conversation, but weak for reading and writing
Graduation I.T Management at Universidade Guarulhos, SP
Scrum MasterCaelum and Scrum Alliance (My profile there)
Applied eletronics maintenanceAlladin Independant School, SP

Technologies I'm using

GO Language
Microsoft Azure Cloud
MySql, PostgreSQL and MongoDB

Technologies I've ever used

MS Windows
SQLite Database
MS SQL Server
T-SQL ( Transact SQL )
Java SE
Windows PowerShell
Java EE, ME
Clipper Language
Cobol Language
Firebird Database
MS Access Database
MS JetSql Language
MS Visual Basic (versions 3 to 6 )
MS VBScript
MSql Database
Oracle Database
Oracle PL/Sql Language

Years per industry (Last 15 years)

Professional Experience

Title Software Engineer
Company Open Vista Global
Period Since 11/2018
Job Description Backend developer, platform architect and tech leader
Technology GO, MySQL, MongoDB and AZURE Cloud
Some more We're creating the best digital investment platform, focused in brazilian user
Title Software Engineer
Company Manticore T&C
Period From 12/2015 to 06/2017
Job Description Application development, technology consultancy and tactic projects organization.
During this period, I've been working with troubled projects, with complex political scenarios and limited budgets.
I'm Manticore's founder and owner.
Technology C#, PHP, Python, Mysql, Wordpress, Bootstrap, Twig, AWS/EC2, etc.
Some more Manticore acts mainly where the companies were previously abandoned by other professionals or where there is no budget for hire a team, and my multidisciplinary experience can be useful
Title Software Engineer
Company Axiros GmBH
Period From 08/2015 to 12/2015
Job Description IOT focused development, with Python and C Language for Win32Api/Windows CE and Linux.
Relationship with worldwide team members and product owners, in portuguese, english and spanish.
Technology Python, MySql, WindosCE/Mobile, C Language over Win32 API and Windows/Linux integration
Some moreAxiros is a Munich-based software company focused on open service and device management for fixed line and mobile broadband.
Axiros boasts significant experience and name recognition in TR-069 device management solutions.
Title Software Engineer & Lead Developer
Company EscolherSeguro Corretora de Seguros S/A
Period Between 08/2011 and 03/2015
Job Description Main tech responsible for software, web, BI and database development.
Technology Azure ( Sql, VM and Storage) AWS EC2, C#, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PostgreSql 9, Sql Server, Node.js, MySql, WordPress, FormStack, etc.
Some more EscolherSeguro is the first serious online insurance broker to operate in the brazilian Market.
The main goal was to generate leads offering a very popular "online price comparing tool".
We developed for typical finance industry challenges as high availability and agile deployment.
My team always worked having executives, CRMs users and website visitors as customers.
Always focusing in business deliveries and good relationship.
Title Software Engineer and Technology Manager
Company Imóvel do Proprietário
Period Between 02/2010 and 08/2011
Job Description Creation of an entire PHP framework for fast forms development, project leading and a soft business intelligence API based on database queries
Technology PHP, HTML-Strict, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PostgreSql9 over Linux and Win7.
Some more Imóvel do Proprietário is a brazilian website specialized in real state announcements and ads. It's the first brazilian website focused in property owners, offering nice tools to manage the ads. Since the begining, it was a hard and nice school, where I´ve learned how to create from zero a complete digital company, with technology internal and outsourced infrastructure, hire multi-discipline workers, build stable webservers on cloud environment, lead technology strategy and stablish strong partnership and integration proccesses with other players. At this company, we´ve created a very good reputation as a professional, hi-tech, creative and inovative
Title Software Engineer and technology Manager
Company ReelMatic Eletrônica
Period From 04/2006 to 11/2011
Job Description Definition of technology strategies and advanced 2D game programming
Technology ANSI C Language over Win32API, SDL for Win32 and Linux, game servers written in C# and running PostgreSql, and workflow software written in PHP with MySql.
Some more Reelmatic distinguish itself as a brazilian casino games developer. There, we employ the ANSI C language to implement the same game in Windows and Linux, with small coding changes. We had based all our work on the great SDL library - the most used 2D multimidia layer/framework. However, the server softwares I had created with C#, because we elected Windows as Server Platform, and because C# is very good with TCP/IP networking. The PostgreSQL database was choosen by it robustness, fast engine and low-cost. The "project manager" software I made employing the PHP language, in a Ubuntu LAMP server. I consider PHP very productive and well-documented.
Title Senior Software Developer
Company KBus Ltda.
Period From 08/2005 to 04/2006
Job Description Technology consulting and programming client/server, creation of embedded API routines on x86 16 bits platform
Technology C, C#, MySql, PHP and PostgreSql
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Title Senior Software Developer
Company .ComDomínio S/A
Period From 03/2005 to 07/2005
Job Description Software development and database design.
Technology J2EE, Oracle (PLSQL) and PostgreSql (PL/PGSQL), PHP and DHTML.
Some more
Title B.I. Analyst
Company Credigy Brasil
Period 10/2004 to 03/2005
Job Description Development and maintenance of Stored Procedures written for MS Sql Server, Statistical and financial data analysis, information and reports emission through a well integrated Sharepoint and Office 2003 environment, Daily maintenance of automatic reporting systems and Bilingual helpdesk support to managers and clients.
Technology C#, VB.Net, VB6, And mainly TransactSQL
Some more Credigy is a purchaser and manager of distressed assets with operations in the United States and Brazil. There I've worked in Business Intelligence for the first time. And it was very nice. We did highly complex SQL queries, eventually using DataMining and OLAP concepts, to offer ad-hoc answers to suport very important decisions of our directors and investors. At that time, I learned so much about automation using MS Office, about extreme complex SQL puzzles and a bit about MS SharePoint publishing. Our only database was the MS SqlServer.
Title Freelance programmer
Company Colgate Corp - Social Actions Divsion
Period From 06/2003 to 06/2004
Job Description Complete software engineering and life-cycle, from plannig and design until development and continuous refactoring.
Technology MySql, JavaScript, DHTML and PHP
Some more Colgate had an outsourced CallCenter, and I was hired to create the Call Center Management System, from the sctratch. Based on general characteristics of employes, hardware and avaliable infrastructure, and considering the intended goals internal politics, I've planned an entire intranet in PHP/DHTML and MySql. The software was deployed through the incremental method, one operational piece per time. Each module validated by the user, untill all positions and functions was integrated. Some years after, the division was entirely outsourced, and a whole new team was hired. But the software was still "our" software, and keep working even with the new orientations. In fact, that system need just a few resources, and is totally concentrated in a LAMP server. It's easy to maintain and to move. On that important period, I dove deep in PHP, Apache, MySql, Debian Linux, JavaScript and formal HTML. There, was very important to have a well designed database, because on the daily heaviy working time, complex queries divide processing with a big number of attendances.
Title Independent technology Consultant
Company MIRSZ Ltda.
Period From 01/2003 to 08/2004
Job Description Database design and maintenance and software development, creation and management of intranets and Mobile software development.
Technology C, C#, ASP, MSSql, MySql, PHP, eVB, VB6.
Some more
Title Software Developer
Company Soluziona / Palm Solution with Mirsz Ltda.
Period rom 06/2002 to 01/2003
Job Description PocketPC (Window CE) Software development, internal automation and database administration in Linux and Windows platforms. Backend systems development, processes analysis and software planning and design, workgroups coordination
Technology C, C#, ASP, MSSql, MySql, Oracle, PHP, eVB, VB6.
Some more
Title Software Developer and DBA
Company MIRSZ Ltda.
Period From 11/2001 to 06/2002
Job Description Software development and processes organization, implementing of free/open software and development over these platforms, in a form of reduce technology costs, maintenance of several database systems in different customers, Mainly Oracle, MSSql, MySql, Access and Dbase.
Technology C, C#, C++, Java ME, ASP, MSSql, MySql, PostgreSql, PHP, eVB, VB6.
Some more MIRSZ was founded by three friends/programmers, which work with new technologies. I was one of them. In this period we work with a variety of technologies. To organizations of various sizes and even to other I.T companies. MIRSZ has strongly contributed to mobile technologies popularization, with cellphones, smartphones, tablets or pdas, integrating embeded applications with traditional back-end application servers. There, I perform mainly as DBA and business man. I employ massively Oracle, MSSqlServer, VisualBasic, Java and start working with C#.
Initial Title Systems Analyst
Title MS Sql Server DBA/DBD
Company Microsiga ( Currently TOTVS )
Period From 10/2000 to 11/2001
Job Description Software development and maintenance on mobile devices, backend systems design and development, Transact SQL Stored Procedures creation, to replace heavy routines written in clipper on client machines.
Technology C, MSSql, Oracle, Clipper, ADVPL, VB6, CASL, Delphi.
Some more I came to Microsiga to compose the New Technologies task-force. My job was make programs in mobile devices, over Windows CE, o Palm OS e o Symbian and some proprietary OSs.
I did programs in CASL, OPL, VB and in e-VB.
Later I went to DBA department, as MSSqlServer programmer. My work was migrate ADVPL ( A proprietary language ) routines or Clipper to Transact-SQL.
Title Database programmer and Software Developer
Company Banco ABN Amro ( Outsourced for Advanta / WW Solutions Ltda. )
Period From 06/1999 to 10/2000
Job Description Creation, maintenance and optimization of source code libraries, programming in Visual Basic with Sql Server and Oracle databases, software development for mobile devices using the CASL language, SQLServer database tunning.
Technology MSSql, MySql, PHP, VB6, Oracle.
Some more When the bank Real was internally adapting to the operation model of it new owner - The ABN Amro Bank, dozens of groups was renewing, migrating and transforming the corporation softwares. And some, as I did, was creating new software. There I did a huge workflow manager, intended to attend only the HelDesk department. I had conversations with several software users, with license to give me orientations about their routines. This way, with the essential help of my manager and system analyst, we did the software knownest as e-Helper. I also worked on the first brazilian ATM monitoring software. Our employed technologies was Visual Basic, MS-Sql Server and Oracle.
Title DBA and Software Developer
Company Ícone Software Office
Period From 04/1998 to 06/1999
Job Description Creation of API for huge database management applications, software systems conversion from VB3 to VB4 and VB5, technology modernizing and improvement, migrating legacy routines to the client-server architecture. ( More than one hundred thousand lines written in transact SQL.) and SQLServer v6 and v6.5 database tuning.
Technology MSSql, Acess e VB3, VB4, VB5 and VB6.
Some more Ícone is a small and agile software development enterprise. Our work was all based on Visual Basic and MS Sql Server. At Ícone I learned to administrate and optimize databases, and create hundreds of Stored Procedures. Our goal was to migrate client based application proccessing to the Client/Server architecture. Migrating other people VB3 written software to VB4 and VB5, I knew several programming styles. Our main customers was the Real State players. I was pleased to work with some great professionals, as Mr. Antônio Ozi, Eduardo Schwartz and - specially - Ginaldo Vasconcelos, who is Ícone owner and main executive currently. I learned a lot with him
Title Software Developer
Company Prompsi Informática
Period From 1996 to 1998
Job Description Development of DBMS systems.
Technology Clipper, Acess, VB3, VB4 and VB5.
Some more
Title Independant Technology Consultant
Period Until 04/1998
Job Description Private computing classes for executives, automation and software development for small offices and development of Personal Organization Systems.
Some more
Title PC/Micro computer's operation Instructor
Company Grupo SOS Computadores
Period From 1996 to 1997
Job Description To teach how to operate a PC running DOS or Windows, and their main programs.
Technology Windows, DOS, MS Office World, PowerPoint, Excell and Acces and Wordstar, Lotus 123, DBase and Internet
Some more I was invited by this ( at time ) famous informatic school, when they was expanding and searching new instructors. On the period of one year and a half, I gave classes of DBase, Q-Basic, DOS, Windows 3.1x, 95, Word, Excel, Access, Basic Computer Operation, did dozens of consulting and good new friends. I have worked in four schools of this franchise. The studies reference was the BBS ( Bulletin Board Systems ), Books are important, but expensive and rare. At the same period, I gave private classes to executives, teaching Windows and MS Office.
Initial Title Assistant PC Operator
Title Network administrator
Company Grupo Flor de Lis
Period From 1992 to 1995
Job Description Data processing, network automation and Novell Netware 3x administration
Technology XT Platform, x86, DOS batch scripts, Windows, Clipper and Novell Netware
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