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Pedro Santos

Lead Code Detonator

Lisbon Area, Portugal
Computer Software
  1. InvoiceXpress,
  1. InvoiceXpress,
  2. Zi Yu Studios,
  3. Vortix Games Studio
  1. MS Leadership
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Lead Software Engineer

– Present

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Software engineering, Ruby on Rails, .NET web applications, Gamedev and much, much more!


Lead Software Engineer

– Present (1 year 6 months)LX Factory

I lead the talented development team of InvoiceXpress. I am responsible for a development process that includes unit testing, daily builds and code reviews via pull requests.

Web Engineer

– Present (3 years 2 months)

Working as a Ruby on Rails developer.

Web Engineer

(1 year 9 months)LX Factory

Full-stack developer at InvoiceXpress. I've worked on several features like alerts, reports, payment gateways, rails migration from 2.2 to 2.3.x, optimizations in the application and on the database. I also squash bugs and work daily with my team mates to make IX a great project.

Software Engineer

Zi Yu Studios
(6 years 8 months)Amadora

With a group of teammates we produce several web applications and play around with new technologies and concepts. We apply SEO concepts and test web marketing ideas.

Lead Code Detonator

Vortix Games Studio
(1 year)

Game developer, mainly browser games and flash games. Worked on the Adventures of Dear Explorer, Atomik Kaos 3, Kite and Koi Pond. Also worked on a proof of concept for a mmo browser game.

Web Developer

ClusterCube Lda.
(4 months)

Web applications developer, mainly working with .NET 4.0, ASP.NET MVC, Razor and Code First.

Software Engineer

(3 years 5 months)

Web applications developer. Did some outsourcing to Sonaecom on the first year, and after that I was responsible for the implementation of iPCTN, an online questionnaire for all the Portuguese companies that are involved in R&D.

I've also participated on the team of the new version of Orion's Belt, a browser based tactical MMO. I did outsourcing to Sinfic anda participated on several internal projects.

Product Manager

Orion's Belt 2.0
(2 years 4 months)

Responsible for the production of the second version of the award winning MMO browser gamer Orion's Belt. Responsibilities included: game design, architecture specification and implementation, and game promotion.

Software Engineer (Outsourcer)

(1 year 2 months)

Security related project. Lots of cryptography, certificates, symmetric and asymmetric cyphers, KPI, CAS, openssl bindings for .NET, I18N. User authentication with gadgets, secure communications. Very big project with very high emphasis on security. Other minor projects related with geolocation and e-maps, and some internal applications.

Software Engineer (Outsourcer)

(9 months)

Evolutive maintenance of several of Sonaecom's IT projects: Optimus, Optimus Zone, Clix and Kanguru. Worked on several project types: ASP.NET, mobile web and a lot of OutSystems. The biggest project was an online shop for mobile games, musics and images.

Software Engineer

Orion's Belt
(4 years 9 months)

Orion's Belt was a web based game, with hundreds of players; responsibilities: architecture's design and implementation, localization infrastructure, marketing, and community handling. We started this project at school and maintained it on our own as a hobbie for five years.

The project was later supported and developed under PDM&FC's employment.


(7 months)

Worked on the Millenium BCP's online solution for private/corporate customers. Developed for the front-end using .NET and Quartz (Safira's front-end framework) and middleware using .NET, T-SQL, SOAP and XSLT. Was also encharged with deployments.


Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
(4 months)

Development of an e-learning web application. Worked as a freelancer and implemented an ASP.NET application were professors and students could collaborate and exchange information easily.


Vantyx Systems
(5 months)

Web applications for the credit sellers market. Worked on Microsoft CRM customization. I had to build a web application on top of MS CRM that allowed customers to extend MS CRM to their needs. This was a part-time while studying.


Câmara Municipal da Amadora
(3 months)

My function on this part time job was to migrate lots of data in paper to a MS Access database made for the department's usage, and also make some minor changes to the application.


  • Ruby on Rails
  • JavaScript
  • Clojure
  • Scala
  • Web Applications
  • Vim
  • Remote Development
  • Git
  • Hard Worker
  • .NET
  • Node.js
  • SQL
  • Software Engineering
  • CSS
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Programming
  • ActionScript
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • AJAX
  • C#
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MS Leadership

Communication Skills

MS Leadership

Presentation Skills

MS Leadership




Wall Street Institute

Milestone Level, English

Instituto Profitecla

Project Management

Instituto Profitecla

Coaching - Skills for High Productive People

Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa

Computer Science

Escola Secundária da Amadora

12º, Curso Tecnológico de Informática


  1. English

    Full professional proficiency
  2. Portuguese

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Honors & Awards

Won the Best Technology and the Best Web Game awards at GAMES 2006 festival with the Orion's Belt project.

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