Rodrigo Pimentel

Lead Backend Engineer at Polarsteps

Rodrigo Pimentel has extensive work experience in the field of engineering and technology. Rodrigo is currently working at Polarsteps as a Lead Backend Engineer since June 2023. Prior to that, they served as the Head of Engineering at the same company from September 2022 to June 2023.

Before joining Polarsteps, Rodrigo worked at Stream as the Director of Engineering from August 2021 to June 2022.

From June 2017 to July 2021, they were the CTO at Jump, where they were responsible for the technical stack and architecture, as well as defining the product development strategy and managing the engineering team.

Rodrigo also served as the Engineering Manager for Core Services at Blippar from April 2015 to May 2017. Rodrigo managed teams distributed across three different countries and was responsible for critical systems at the company.

At Layar, Rodrigo started as the Senior Developer and Server Team Lead in March 2014. Later, when Layar was acquired by Blippar, they became an Engineering Manager and continued to lead the team working on the Layar platform.

Prior to that, Rodrigo gained experience as a Senior Developer at Hyves from May 2011 to March 2014. Rodrigo developed highly scalable web applications and led a mobile platform team.

Rodrigo's career began as a Systems Administrator at the Computer Vision laboratory - University of São Paulo from July 2008 to April 2011. Rodrigo also worked as a Plone Developer at Jazkarta from October 2007 to July 2008.

Before that, Rodrigo held positions as a Software Developer and Systems Analyst at Convergys from December 2005 to March 2007, and as a Python/Zope/Plone Developer at 4FS from June 2005 to December 2005.

Rodrigo Pimentel obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Vision for mobile computing, Localisation and Mapping from USP - Universidade de São Paulo. This degree was earned from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2006, they completed their Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Centro Universitario Senac. Rodrigo'seducation journey began at USP - Universidade de São Paulo from 1996 to 2003, where they studied Physics and Computer Science, although the specific degree obtained during this time is not mentioned.


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  • Lead Backend Engineer

    June 1, 2023 - present

  • Head of Engineering

    September, 2022

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