Jose Ramirez

Independent Consultant

What I Can Do

Web Development

Development of business websites, personal websites, brochure sites, etc. using top-notch technologies like HTML5, CSS3 & Javascript. Another related services are: PSD to HTML, website redesign, upgrade to mobile-friendly / responsive site, maintenance and content update.

App Development

Specialized tool development. Enterprise application development. Restful-APIs development and integration. Integration with other applications and third-party frameworks.

Consultancy Services

I bring over 10 years of experience in development, I can provide advise on how is best to implemnt your business idea: technologies, scope, cost/effort, etc. Also I'm an Agile Scrum master certified and have plenty experience building high-performing teams using this methodology.

My Skills

I studied computer science 12 years ago at the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR). And about 6 years ago I got my Masters degree. The UCR currently ranks first in Costa Rica, please check the link above if you want to know more about my alma mater.

I have over 10 years of experience in software development. As a developer I have experience in multiple different platforms: .NET, Java, Android, Ruby, etc. However my major area of expertise is web development in .NET (ASP.NET / ASP.NET MVC). My current interests are real-time application development, parallel programming & PHP development on Laravel (a fast development framework based on Ruby on Rails).

Also I have over 5 years In management positions performing as a Scrum Master, Tech Lead or Project Manager. Most of this time I was on a position where I had to build the team from zero which usually means being part of the screening process, hire, train, set development standards, etc.

For more detail feel free to download and check my resume.





About Me

I'm 32 years old. I was born in Costa Rica and I've been living my whole life here.

I studied Computer Science and it's been great since then. I'm a goal-oriented person and a problem solver; this profression simple gives me instant gratification everytime. I'm not married with a particular technology, I want to become a Solution Architect and being able to advise the correct technology according to the problem. This is the main reason for me to keep learning and experimenting with new technolgies out there.

My second passion is music. Bands like Pink Floyd, Rush, The Beatles, Dream Theater or Symphony X are my everyday source of inspiration. Even though I love Progressive Rock I listen to different rock-related genre that goes from Heavy Metal to Classical music.

I'm a perfectionist and usually pay a lot of attention to detail. However I try to find beauty in everyday imperfection. Which remains me that I love art, I'm particularly attracted for uncommon things.

To finalize I'm an adrenaline addict and developed a particular liking for extreme sports: Muay Thai, Crossfit, Obstacle - Runs, Bungee Jumping, Rafting. My next adventure: Skydiving.

If you want to know more about me, send me a message. I'm usually a very friendly and open person. :)

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