My name is Jaime Dantas, and I am a Computer Engineer. Currently, I am an M.A.Sc student at York University where I develop research on distributed systems and cloud computing in the Performant and Available Computing Systems Lab. Prior to becoming a graduate student, I worked as a Senior Software Engineer in the largest bank of Latin America where I designed, implemented, and maintained systems in a highly available, real-time distributed platform. I also founded FIIZ TAX and documented my journey here. In addition to my career as a Software Engineer, I worked as an Electronics Engineer, Telecommunication Engineer, and Instrumentation and Control Engineer on a wide range of industries including the aerospace, energy and telecommunications.
I developed a wide range of engineering skills throughout my academic and professional career.
As an engineer, I love to solve problems and to develop new technologies. Research, performance and efficiency are embedded in my DNA.
January 2021 - Present
March 2021 - July 2021
Head of the digital transformation of the Brazilian banking industry.
Technologies: Kotlin, Micronaut, gRPC, MySQL, AWS.
February 2020 - January 2021
Built an automated tool for calculating financial transaction tax in the Brazilian stock exchange B3, which is used by 100+ users.
Technologies: Java, Spring Boot, Angular, MySQL, AWS, Azure, GCP and Firebase.
April 2020 - September 2020
December 2018 - March 2020
Designed, implemented, and maintained production grade components in a highly available, real-time big data platform, using Cassandra, Kafka and Spring Cloud.
Technologies: Java Microservices, Distributed Systems, Cassandra, SQL, OpenStack, OpenShift, AWS, Puppet, Git, Jenkins, AppDynamics, Splunk, Kafka, Spring Boot, Netflix OSS.
Award: Best Performance of the Year, 2019.
April 2017 - November 2018
Developed desktop applications using Java, and implemented payment protocols using proprietary language and libraries.
Technologies: Java, Angular, Docker, Test Driven Development, Git, SVN, XML, TensorFlow, JIRA, Confluence, Agile and Kanban.
Award: Outstanding Engineer of the Year, 2017.
August 2016 – February 2017
Projected, developed and maintained optical backbones for high performance networks, and created an open-source software for network certification with fault detection features.
Technologies: Java, Linux and Network Protocols (SNMP, TCP/IP).
February 2016 – June 2016
Technologies: C, C++, Assembler, PCB, QT, Git, AVR Studio, and Electronics.
January 2015 – May 2015
Projected, designed and implemented automation projects in a 2 MW biomass plant.
Technologies: Java, PLCs, Industrial Protocols (Modbus, Fieldbus), HMI, and VMware.
January 2011 – November 2011
January 2008 – December 2010
Created, managed and maintained networks in three different states of Brazil including WLAN, WiMAX, optical and wired networks.
Technologies: Web Servers, Network Protocols, VPNs and Linux Servers.
Created advertising campaigns, drafting, posters, banners and flyers as a member of the graphic design team.
Technologies: CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator.
Award: Best Employee of the Year, 2010.
September 2020 - Preset
I am a research member of the Performant and Available Computing Systems Lab.
Paper: Embedded Hardware Architecture for Recoverable and Ejectable Loads for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
published in the VI Forum of Innovation and Research of the CLBI in November of 2016.
Paper: Embedded Real-Time Environment Control System for Data Centers in the published in the XXIII CIENTEC 2017 in October of 2017.
Award: Medal of Academic Merit as the student with the highest grades among all Computer Engineering students - GPA 9.0/10.0. See credential
May 2015 - Incomplete
Scholarship: Sponsored by the Brazilian government through the program Science without Borders.
Award: Recognition of Achievement - GPA 3.9/4.0.
July 2020 - July 2023
I am an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and I use the AWS cloud regularly. My credential is available here.
October 2019 - October 2021
I scored 7.5 in the Academic English Exam. My individuals scores were: reading 8.0, listening 7.5, speaking 7.0 and writing 7.5.
July 2018 - July 2023
I have both of my degrees validated by the Canadian government. My credential is available here.
March 2017 - September 2020
I was a Professional Computer Engineer in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil for over three years. My credential is available here.
I strongly believe we all should give something back to the society. I am always involved with volunteering work, and I want to use my skills to help others as much as I can.
December 2019 - Present
Wrote several articles about computer engineering topics.
April 2019 - August 2019
Created subtitles, translations, and transcriptions of TED Talks.
January 2017 - October 2017
Translated computer science courses to Portuguese.
Taught programming logic to children using computer games. Hour of Code Project.
Helped to organize the Open Streets Thunder Bay.