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Rafael Diez

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager at Facebook

London, United Kingdom

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Rafael Diez's Work Experience


Engineering Manager

October 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom


iOS Team Lead

July 2014 to September 2015

London, United Kingdom


Senior Software Engineer

September 2013 to June 2014

Madrid Area, Spain

Rafael Diez's Education

Tetuan Valley Startup School - Fall 2012

2012 to 2012

The University of Sheffield

European Union Erasmus student exchange programme

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Licentiate degree Traducción e interpretación

About Rafael Diez's Current Company


About Rafael Diez

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Engineering Manager @ From October 2015 to Present (3 months) London, United KingdomiOS Team Lead @ Badoo is the largest worldwide social network for meeting new people, with more than 260 million users. It showcases many great social network fundamentals, but primarily focuses on giving users the best games and tools to gain attention and expand their social circles, through 5 different product brands. I’m in charge of motivating, mentoring and tracking the professional development of several teams, while helping scaling the company sourcing and interviewing new candidates. Planning frequent releases is also crucial, as it’s developing strong relationships with all the teams involved in the process, as Product, Design, QA, Translation, Automation and the rest of the stakeholders, including top management. This is a brief description of some of my achievements: - Improving intra-team and intra-company communication, encouraging tightening relationships with other teams. - Personalised career support for Engineers, tracking their performance, mentoring and advising them, making sure they are in an environment that helps them to grow, while providing the company with the most value. - Changing the quarterly evaluation scheme, from pure line manager evaluations to 360 evaluations, and automating it. - Project management and roadmap creation for upcoming releases. - Release tracking (crash ratio, performance reports, UI reports, main product KPIs, etc. ) - Improving visibility of Badoo in the Open Source community - Maintaining an internal App Store linked to our CI system. - Prioritising lowering the crash rate of the Mobile Apps, reducing it to less than half per thousand. - Performing backlog grooming sessions, and creating tools to make it easier (i.e. a bug rating calculator, dashboards in JIRA, reports on workload, project tracking, etc.) From July 2014 to September 2015 (1 year 3 months) London, United KingdomSenior Software Engineer @ The lead social network in Spain, bought by Telefonica, is now an app-centric mobile carrier, in which the customer account, top-ups, voicemail, calls, SMS, etc. can be managed from inside the app, without using data or phone credit, as featured in Techcrunch: Working at Tuenti I have been exposed to several technologies, as: - Dependency injection, using Typhoon as container. - Unit testing and integration testing, using OCUnit, OCMockito, OCHamcrest and KIF. - XMPP, the protocol we use for our chat, real time notifications and VoIP signalling. - WebRTC, which we use to have a real time media transport layer for our VoIP. - Audio playing, recording and processing, with AVFoundation and The Amazing Audio Engine. - Persistence with CoreData - Design patters, which are extensively used in our codebase. - GIT, which we use as distributed revision control and source code management system. - Jira, for project management, issue tracking and as a process support for SCRUM. - Crucible, for collaborative peer code reviews. - HockeyApps, for beta distribution and crash reporting. From September 2013 to June 2014 (10 months) Madrid Area, SpainMaster Degree Lecturer @ ESIC is an internationally renowned business school. Companies and universities around the world recognize its academic programs. ICEMD is its Institute for Digital Economy and Digital Marketing, and there I taught Mobile Marketing related subjects as: - Estrategia y realización de campañas de marketing móvil (Máster de Marketing Digital - Módulo de Medios Digitales Actuales y Emergentes) - Mobile Social Media Applications (Curso de Especialización en Marketing en Redes Sociales) - SMO, Social Media Optimization: cómo hacer publicidad y optimizarla en Redes Sociales (Programa Superior en Marketing Digital y Publicidad) From March 2013 to September 2013 (7 months) Pozuelo De Alarcón Area, SpainPrincipal iOS developer @ is the main distributor of casual games in the Spanish-speaking market, and its web has more than 4.5 million users per month: Working at Minijuegos, I was able to use technologies as: - Box2d, for physics simulation - Cocos2d game engine - GameCenter and other social gaming networks. - Facebook SDK. - ComScore and Google Analytics, to get usage metrics. - Google AdMob, to display adds. - TestFlight, for beta distribution. - CocoaPods, to manage dependencies with other projects. From February 2010 to August 2013 (3 years 7 months) Madrid Area, SpainFreelance iOS developer @ I was one the firsts developers enrolled in the Developer Program for iPhones in Spain. In 2008, my first app was approved to sell in the App Store and it was in the top ten chart of the most sold apps for several months. Since then, I have been the sole developer of more than 40 apps and games, using most of the Apple technologies and frameworks, as well as third party enhancements. I have also mastered the design of back-ends using PHP as building language, the RESTful design model and JSON as data-interchange format. I am used to agile methodologies as SCRUM, control code versions with GIT, deploy betas with TestFlight and HockeyApp, track my work with tooks like Jira and perform code reviews in FishEye/Crucible. During my career, I have worked with most of iOS frameworks as OpenGLES, CoreVideo, Accelerate, CoreMedia, AVFoundation, AddressBook, AddressBookUI, AdSupport, AssetsLibrary, AudioToolbox, CFNetwork, CoreData, CoreGraphics, CoreImage, CoreLocation, CoreTelephony, CoreText, Foundation, ImageIO, MapKit, MediaPlayer, MessageUI, MobileCoreServices, OpenAL, QuartzCore, Security, SenTestingKit, StoreKit, SystemConfiguration, UIKit (list merged from Frameworks inked in my two last projects). From June 2008 to February 2013 (4 years 9 months) Madrid Area, SpainSecretary of Communication and International Representative @ From November 2008 to November 2012 (4 years 1 month) Madrid Area, SpainAccount Executive @ From September 2010 to November 2011 (1 year 3 months) Las Palmas De Gran Canaria Area, SpainBrand Ambassador @ Ticketea is a do-it-yourseld ticketing platform enabling event organizers to promote activities and sell tickets From September 2010 to November 2011 (1 year 3 months) Las Palmas De Gran Canaria Area, SpainBusiness Development Manager @ From September 2010 to November 2011 (1 year 3 months) Las Palmas De Gran Canaria Area, SpainBusiness Development Manager @ From February 2010 to November 2011 (1 year 10 months) Santa Cruz De Tenerife Area, SpainAdvisor to the Presidency @ From November 2010 to June 2011 (8 months) Madrid Area, SpainOperations Manager for Canary Islands @ From May 2010 to June 2011 (1 year 2 months) Las Palmas De Gran Canaria Area, SpainTetuan Valley Startup School - Fall 2012 From 2012 to 2012 European Union Erasmus student exchange programme @ The University of SheffieldLicentiate degree, Traducción e interpretación @ Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Rafael Diez is skilled in: iPhone development, Mobile Applications, Publicidad en Internet, iPhone, Redes sociales, Objective-C, Marketing digital, Desarrollo de software, Xcode, Marketing móvil, Cocoa, Interface Builder, User Experience, Mobile Marketing, Software Design Patterns

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