João Costa

About Me

Hello! The first thing that must be running inside your head is how do you pronounce my name. Try thinking of light sabers or racing cars. That is probably the best way to describe the correct phonetics of my name. (this video might help :) )

  • LocationLondon, UK 🇬🇧
  • OriginPortugal 🇵🇹
  • e-mailjoaopccosta@gmail.com
  • InterestsKarate; Japanese; Guitars; Games; Cooking;

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Experience

Lead Client DevOps Engineer

Jan 2018 - Current Product Madness

Accountable for the Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) process and infrastructure across the company.

Amazon AWS; Terraform; Ansible; Gradle/Groovy; Bash/Powershell; Jenkins; VMWare ESXI;

Core Technology Engineer

Apr 2017 - Jan 2018 Product Madness

Middleware and 3rd Party plugin framework developer.

C#; Unity 3D; Gradle; Java; NUnit; Moq; Native Android; Git;

Unity Mobile Game Client Engineer

Feb 2016 - Apr 2017 GSN Games London (former Plumbee Ltd.)

Front-end developer for Unity 3D mobile games.

C#; Unity 3D; Maven; Zenject; NUnit; NSubstitute; Amazon AWS; Native Android; Git;

ActionScript Mobile Game Client Engineer

Sep 2014 - Feb 2016 Plumbee Ltd.

Front-end developer for Unity 3D mobile games.

ActionScript 3; Maven; RobotLegs; Mockito; Amazon AWS; Native Android; Git;

UX Researcher - Ph.D. Candidate

May 2013 - Jul 2014 UOIT - University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Canada

Videogame User Experience research using psychophysiological measures.

R; Electromyography (EMG); Galvanic Skin Response (GSR);

C++ Developer

May 2010 - Mar 2013 Amadeus CRS - Sophia-Antipolis, France and various Academic projects;

C++ Software Engineer for various Enterprise and Academic projects.

C++; CMake; Mercurial;

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science

May 2013 - Jul 2014 UOIT - University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Canada

Master of Science, Computer Science

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011 Faculty of Science - University of Lisbon, Portugal

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011 Faculty of Science - University of Lisbon, Portugal

Publications

Synchronous Visualization of Video and Psychophysiological User Data

Poster - GRAND 2014, Ottawa ON, Canada - May 2014 Costa, J. P. and Nacke, L. E.

Synchronous Visualization of Video and Psychophysiological User Data

Workshop - Games User Research Workshop - CHI’14, Toronto ON, Canada - May 2014 Costa, J. P. and Nacke, L. E.

Time’s Up: Studying Leaderboards for Engaging Punctual Behaviour

Conference Proceeding - Gamification 2013, Stratford ON, Canada - Oct 2013 - Costa, J. P., Wehbe, R., Robb, J. and Nacke, L. E.

Production of Virtual Environments Inhabited by Virtual Characters

Conference Proceedings - CGVCVIP 2012, ISBN: 978-972-8939-74-8, pp 116-120, Lisbon, Portugal - Jul 2012 Cĺaudio, A. P., Costa, J. P., Carmo, M. B. and Carvalho, J. M.

Programming Skills

Java, Groovy, C#, Unity 3D, Shellscript (bash), Python, C/C++, Action Script 3, R, JavaScript, SQL.
Spock (Groovy), NSubstitute, NUnit, Robotlegs, Mockito, Appium, Selenium, TestNG
Git, Mercurial

Engineering Skills

Clean Code, Design Patterns, Test Driven Development (TDD), SOLID Principles
Cloudbees Jenkins, Atlassian Bamboo, Gradle, Maven, Ant, CMake, Nexus, Artifactory
Amazon AWS, Terraform, Docker, Grafana, New Relic, Vagrant, Periscope, Loggly, Splunk

My Profile

JKA Shotokan Karate

JKA Shotokan Karate

I could spend all my free time practicing karate. I am a JKA Shodan (日本空手協会 - 初段) affiliated member of JKA England, having started in Portugal's ASKP association. Oss! (押す!)

Guitar

Electric Guitar

I am a self-taught guitarist since I was 14. To name a few favourite guitarists: Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Dave Mustaine, Jeff Loomis, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Darrel, among others.

Videogames

Videogames

Old Favourites: Civilization, Starcraft, Command & Conquer, Crusader: No Remorse, Tyrian, and Baldur's Gate. Recent Favourites: Dark Souls, The Witcher, Yakuza Series, Metal Gear Solid.

Cooking

Cooking

One can not live happily on an empty stomach! Japanese and Italian cuisines are the top contenders other than my own country's dishes. I can make some really tasty Tonkatsu Ramen (とんカツラーメン)!

Past Employers

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Get in Touch

London, UK
joaopccosta@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joaopccosta/
https://bitbucket.org/joaopccosta/
https://twitter.com/joaopccosta

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