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Photo of Joan Bruguera Joan Bruguera Micó

Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics (High Performance Computing)

Backend & DevOps Engineer at UXLand

Education

Starting in 2011, I was enrolled in the double degree program in Mathematics and Software Engineering at the University of Barcelona, which I got awarded in 2017 alongside the Extraordinary Degree Award (average mark >9.0).

In 2018, I enrolled in the MIRI (Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics) program at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in the speciality of High Performance Computing. For my second year of the Master's I was studying abroad at the University of Potsdam through the Erasmus program (I also took classes and did my Master's Thesis at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut).

My main interest in pursuing this Master's degree was gaining a better understanding on how to exploit the performance capabilities of existing and near-term hardware. My focus lies mainly on efficient execution in off-the-shelf hardware rather than e.g. custom hardware design.

Work Experience

In parallel with my academic career, I have also worked as a programmer for various companies for about 6 years. This has allowed me to gain proficiency developing software by working with a team, interacting with large code bases of several tens/hundreds of thousands of lines of code, applying code quality and testing methodologies, and coming in contact with a plethora of technologies and how they're used and integrated in real projects.

In 2020, I completed my Master's Degree. Since then, I'm currently working at UXLand on backend & DevOps roles for various projects and high-traffic web applications.

I consider myself thoroughly familiar with C/C++/C# as programming languages, have experience with other common everyday technologies such as Java/JavaScript/PHP/SQL/etc. and I consider myself rather knowledgeable on Linux system and server administration (e.g. troubleshooting, scripting, DevOps, containerized workloads / Docker, setting up CI/CD pipelines, typical services and their interactions, etc.).

Languages

I am a native speaker of Catalan and Spanish and speak English proficiently. I also speak German at the CERF B2 level.