Been writing code for the last 14 years...

My "tech persona"

Appeared at:

Work In Progress 2 - A Documentary by KOM and Samuel Durand exploring the Future of Work within companies

"Pedro Vicente takes us down memory lane from the early days of Android app development all the way up to 2020 and the modern application development strategies and frameworks."

2020

Invited to create coding tests for Android and Java candidates.




2016

Online

I've been active on StackOverflow for a while. It's kind of fun sharing knowledge and helping. It ended up gaining me ~17k rep so far.

I guess from sharing at StackOverflow I jumped to sharing more in-depth articles at Medium

Open sourced (a little). My current focus is Skeletoid, an Android utils lib.

Been a teacher at:

Invited Lecturer of Mobile Communications - Computer Science Engineering Degree


2017 to 2019

Been a teacher/tutor from Mindera School's get go on 2018.
Teaching basic programming, Java and Mobile.

2018 to 2019

What I really have to show for:

2016 onwards

KingFisher Mobile Apps

Tech
Lead

2021 onwards

New Look Mobile Apps

Tech Lead - Android & iOS Apps

2020 - 2021

Waitrose - Scan Pay Go Admin App (Internal App)

Delivery Lead

2021

FeedForward - Android, iOS and Web Feedback Platform

Internship Oversight

2021

Rows

BE Developer (Integrations)


2020

Smartbox Mobile Apps

Tech Lead - Android & iOS Apps

now Account Owner

2019 onwards

ColorAdd Apps

Tech Oversight - Android & iOS

2020

Ravelin's Android Mobile SDK

Tech Oversight - Android SDK

2020

Waitrose Android App

Tech Lead - Android App

2016 - 2019

Mindera People - Android App

Internship Tutor

2019

Not On The High Street App

Tech Oversight- Android App

2016

TUI Travel & WYSIWYG

Android App Dev & Lead App Dev

2016

PORTER Magazine by NET-A-PORTER Android App

Android App Dev

2016

The Edit Magazine by NET-A-PORTER Android App

Android App Dev

2016

2009-2016

Vodafone Backup+ Android App

Android App Dev & Architect

2015 - 2016

Vodafone Cloud Android App

Android App Dev

2015

Joyn - RCS Android App

Android App Dev

2014

Vodafone Usage Based Insurance

Lead Android App Dev

2014

EDP Comercial Android App

Support Android App Dev


2013

One Net Android App

Lead Android App Dev


2013

ActivoBank Android App

Support Android App Dev


2012

My Vodafone: Android App, SOS Mobile App, BlackBerry App and Mobile Website

Lead Android & Blackberry App also Lead Front End Dev

2010 - 2013

MBPhone Android App

Lead Android App Dev

2010

Vodafone 360 Mobile JS Widgets

Front-End Dev

2009

Vodafone TV Net Voz BackOffice

Backend Dev

2009

Vodacom BackOffice

Backend Dev

2009

...what now?

I could introduce myself, speak about my learning degree or experience but you can see all that above ... so lets skip that and get to the point.

What you can't see is that I'm a driven software engineer with a deep interest in Software Development that really puts a focus on architecture. I really have pleasure in building happy teams, talking to customers and provide them with the best solution for their needs while delivering good code.

I've seen that Software Developing Teams can enjoy the process of developing a solution by using good agile software development methodologies.

For this to happen developers, team leaders, product owners/project manager should work closely together towards better solution. As such, I'm always interested in learning more:

  • about people and how teams can work better together

  • agile software development methodologies to improve the development process.


Creating top-notch software isn't just done by getting together a bunch of people and tell them to start hitting the keyboard in a crazy nerd movie style (wink to the Matrix image above).

I value a strong human-first company culture. I believe it can either push a company towards innovation and excellence (if it's good)... OR push it off the cliff, if it's not.

I also value procedures and freedom (yes, agile, procedure and freedom in the same sentence are possible). When things get tricky each team should be able to opt to maintain their current way of doing things or change to a better one (but they should have a "current way of doing things")


I really like:

- Being an account manager throughout the process (pre-sales, requirements, development, roadmap and acceptance)

- Leading Mobile Projects from Architecture to day-to-day

- Coaching teams (development process, feedback, etc)