Paolo Tagliaferri

Paolo Tagliaferri

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Current
  1. Lithium Technologies
Previous
  1. Lithium Technologies,
  2. OpenBet,
  3. Self Employed
Education
  1. Politecnico di Milano
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Experience

  • Principal Technical Consultant

    Lithium Technologies
    – Present (1 year 9 months)London, United Kingdom

    In my role I am responsible for the technical discovery, definition and delivery of custom implementations and/or third party integration for our customer's communities within a SaaS environment - primarily for new community launches or for integrating Lithium's software solutions in our clients's existing stacks.

    I am also regularly involved in initiatives to improve / propose new internal processes to enhance our company's delivery model - as well as collating and providing customer feedback to internal stakeholders in the engineering department.

  • Senior Technical Consultant

    Lithium Technologies
    (1 year 5 months)
  • Technical Consultant

    Lithium Technologies
    (1 year 5 months)
  • Technical Lead

    OpenBet
    (1 year 10 months)London, United Kingdom

    Leading a team of 8 developers. I am responsible for timely delivery and technical review of all the projects assigned to the team, as well as conducting regular performance reviews for the employees and helping them in progressing their careers. I work closely with the project manager to define delivery plans and controlling their execution (time/costs/scope and technical feasibility), from the requirements definition phase to post production.

    In my role I also monitor the capacity of the live systems and maintain a strong relationship with our customers with frequent on site visits.

  • Senior Software Developer

    OpenBet
    (10 months)London, United Kingdom

    I've been one of the lead full-stack developers for several projects on the William Hill account.

    My main achievement was the successful delivery of the William Hill Italia site (Casino / Sports / Bingo & Slots). The site went live in July 2011 within the first batch of new licensees (first to market). In this role I have:

    - Partecipated in the software analysis throughout the entire project
    - Written several technical specification documents for customers, third parties and developers
    - Developed key components and assigned development tasks to other developers
    - Acted as the first point of contact for change management, issue escalation and bug fixing
    - Travelled frequently to meet customers and third parties
    - Performed technical management for the software certification stages - ensuring that the deliverables were compliant with the regulation, and representing the company during the official tests

  • Software Developer

    OpenBet
    (1 year 8 months)London, United Kingdom

    I worked as a full-stack developer for the William Hill account - delivering variable sized projects (back-end, front-end and third party integrations)

    Achievements:
    - Proven track record of timely deliveries and minimal bug count on my projects
    - Established and maintained an excellent relationship with our customers

  • Writer

    Self Employed
    (9 years)

    During my studies I have occasionally worked as a freelance writer for various websites. The topics were usually of a technical nature - for example programming guides - but I have also written video games review and other topics (such as history or science)

  • Web Developer

    Self Employed
    (9 years 6 months)

    During my studies I have worked as a freelance Web Developer for small local companies or creating personal websites. The main technologies I have been exposed to in this role are:

    - ASP / PHP / HTML / XHTML standards, CSS , Javascript.
    - Web Frameworks (Turbogears, Django, MooTools)
    - RDBMS (MySQL and PostgreSQL)
    - Web servers (Apache)
    - Search Engine Optimisation techniques
    - Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Fireworks and Dreamweaver software

  • Intern

    Khamsa SA
    (1 month)Milan Area, Italy

    I’ve reorganized the documentation in a Java software project.

  • University Tutor

    Politecnico di Milano
    (4 months)

    Teaching tutor in "Advanced Programming" college course (mainly C language and its network functions)

  • Freelance Tutor

    Howarmind Solutions SRL
    (1 month)

    I've prepared the documentation for a web development course. This was to be taught to a group of five people from a company within the Fashion Industry in Milan. I have then ran the course on site.

    The goal of the course was to provide an entry-level understanding of XHTML/CSS, W3C standars, basic design concepts, FTP clients and Dreamweaver to employees coming from a non technical background, in order to coach them and allow them to perform new duties within their roles.

  • Software Developer

    Team SRL
    (1 month)

    I’ve realized an help desk ticket system (ASP) to maintain and assist request allocation to available technicians.

Skills

  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Project Estimation
  • AJAX
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Services
  • Apache
  • Pre-Sales Technical Consulting
  • CVS
  • Requirements Gathering
  • SQL
  • Linux
  • TCL
  • Databases
  • Informix
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Software Design
  • Transactional Systems
  • Database Design
  • Team Management
  • Coaching
  • Team Leadership
  • Maven
  • Recruiting
  • Technical Recruiting
  • MySQL
  • Design Patterns
  • Scalability
  • Web Application Security
  • Unix
  • Team Oriented
  • Team Performance
  • Online Gambling
  • Code Review
  • Refactoring
  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • ITIL
  • Release Management
  • System Monitoring
  • Scala
  • JIRA
  • Web Applications
  • Technical Staff Management
  • Pre-sales
  • Software Estimation
  • Subversion
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Honors & Awards

  • "Customer Delight" Award - Lithium Services

    Lithium Technologies

  • "Team" Award - Lithium Services

    Lithium Technologies

  • Rookie of the year

    Openbet

    Best new starter award (over 70 candidates)

Courses

  • Politecnico di Milano

    • Distributed SystemsDistributed Systems
    • Advanced DatabasesAdvanced Databases
    • Advanced Software EngineeringAdvanced Software Engineering
    • Regular Languages and Compilers Regular Languages and Compilers
    • StatisticsStatistics

Languages

  • English

    Full professional proficiency

  • Italian

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • French

    Limited working proficiency

Education

  • Politecnico di Milano

    Master DegreeMaster Degree
  • Politecnico di Milano

    Bachelor DegreeBachelor Degree
  • Liceo "Lorenzo Respighi" (Piacenza)

    Diploma di Esame di Stato (Scientific Area)Diploma di Esame di Stato (Scientific Area)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Technical Consultant

    Breast Cancer Care
    Health

    Pro-bono technical consulting for the customization of the Breast Cancer Care Support Community ( http://forum.breastcancercare.org.uk/ )

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  • It was really a pleasure to work with Paolo Tagliaferri. He is a passionate, detail and deadline oriented, intelligent and definitely a broad-minded employee. Paolo Tagliaferri is one of the best among all people I have ever work with. Careful, proactive, self-motivated and a very intelligent team player he is definitely a valuable resource in any type of organization. I highly recommend Paolo and I would not hesitate a single minute if I could work with him again and to have him back on my team.
  • I had the great pleasure of working with Paolo over the last 4 years on many of the most strategic and complex projects across our portfolio. Paolo is an effective, pragmatic and creative technical architect/consultant and is equally comfortable working with peers, prospects or customers and many occasions he was praised by clients for the quality his work and the value he brought to the engagement. I came to rely on Paolo's expertise, guidance, and sense of humour over the years, and would welcome working with him in the future.

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