I was born in the beautiful city of Coimbra back in 1975. From an early age I got interested in computers, having had my first computer in the year 1986 (a Sinclair ZXSpectrum +2). From then on, I was hooked.
I had my first PC at 15 (that was 25 years ago!!!) and learnt Pascal and C before even going to the university.
In the university, I was introduced to AIX, X Windows, and Linux. I wanted to know how the Internet worked. I invested my time learning operating systems, computer networks and computer security.
I completed my Computer Engeneering degree and starting working as a Junior Systems Integrator in Sun Solaris.
I now work with UNIX® (I am most proficient in Oracle Solaris), UNIX®-like systems (Linux, and FreeBSD, mainly) and J2EE middleware (Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere Application Server and to a lesser extent, Apache Tomcat and Oracle Glassfish).
Recently I started working full time with IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM MQ on AIX, Linux and Solaris, as well several other middleware products and applications.
Senior Middleware Administrator
- Senior Middleware Administrator at SIBS Forward Payment Solutions S.A., the largest ATM and PoS service provider in Portugal, doing IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM MQ Administration. Main responsibilities include configuring and administering SIBS’ WebSphere and MQ running on AIX, Solaris and Linux systems.
Noesis Portugal II S.A.
- Senior IT Consultant working as a contractor for IBM Portugal doing Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration. Main responsibilities include configuring and administering Banco BPI’s WebLogic infrastructure and Linux systems.
GFI Portugal S. A.
- Senior IT Consultant working as a contractor for Portugal Telecom doing Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration for internal and external customers, most notably ControlInveste. Main responsibilities include configuring, troubleshooting and administering Portugal Telecom’s WebLogic and WebSphere Application Server infrastructure.
Critical Software S. A.
Information Security Consultant
- PHP Web Programming for the project Exame da Especialidade
- Microsoft Office training for the Angola’s Ministery of Petrol
- Security Auditing of Q.R.E.N. information systems, based on the ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 27002:2005 standards
- Security Auditing of mCel, Moçambique Celular S.A. systems, based on the ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 27002:2005 standards
University of Coimbra
Completed the Computer Science bachelor degree, which is now equivalent to Post-Bologne Treaty’s Master’s Degree