I am an Engineering Manager with 14+ years of experience in the Web engineering space, currently leading a cross-functional team focusing on solving Search experience challenges at Booking.com. I have 11+ years of experience working as a (senior) software engineer, jumping from freelancing to startup and large-scale organisations. I thrive on projects where UX, Product and Engineering intersect. My goal as a leader is to build an environment where people can do their best work while supporting their growth via mentoring, coaching, feedback and hands-on career development.

During the past 14 years I've:

  • Led cross-functional teams in large-scale organisation, helped hiring and growing engineers and established team processes to match organisational changes.
  • Had the opportunity to work in projects from various product sectors like travel, health, fashion, sport, education, catering and logistics; both as a freelancer or working agile in start-ups and gigantic web companies.
  • Designed and coded from the ground up things like: a chat-commerce platform, a real-time social news aggregator, a web-based native mobile app editor, a medical sw dedicated to external fixation, one of the most visited online Italian dictionary and its mobile app, a custom CMS for e-commerce and more than 15 small to medium websites.
  • Worked with this set of keywords: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Typescript, React.js, Node.js, PHP, Elasticsearch, mySQL, NOSQL, Cordova, REST, nginx, scalability, microservices, caching, unix servers, UX, UI, Bash, Git, AWS stack, SEO - and more.
  • Visited a bunch of places and I keep playing basketball and Volleyball!

Here is a selection of project I much loved working for or still keeping an eye on. I stopped actively freelancing in 2017, when I moved to the beautiful and cloudy Amsterdam. NB: I've stopped updating this section in 2017!

glamest

Glamest

Since 2012

An emerging online fashion outlet, I've started this project from scratch. I've built its custom cms and SEO strategies, designed the website, studied users interactions, etc. I'm still maintaining this website also by giving advices to its employees.

Dizionario di sinonimi e contrari

Sinonimi e Contrari

From 2012 till today

Sinonimi Contrari is one of the most visited online dictionary of synonyms and antonyms in Italy, it helps students and teachers to simplify their works.

Zibba

Zibba

Keep rocking since 2014

Zibba is an Italian singer and songwriter, he asked me to redesign his website prior to his first appearance at the 64th Sanremo Italian Music Festival, where he won the Media-TV-Web Prize.

Noisefeed

Noisefeed

2017

Noisefeed is a real-time social news aggregator, I've builded it from scratch and I'm still maintaining the platform by adding new features on request.

Feel free to drop me a line, or to say hello on LinkedIn. I keep photo memories on Instagram.