Tomás Pinho
SysAdmin/DevOps Engineer

I am a Computer and Informatics Engineer based in Lisbon, Portugal, tech enthusiast, DIYer, music lover and avid reader.

This page serves as my home on the Internet of Things (and people) and contains a professional and somewhat personal profile of myself.

Check out my CV

Work

Systems Administrator @Unbabel

From March 2017 onwards, I've been working as a Systems Administrator for Unbabel, a Portuguese start-up that aims to connect the world via AI-powered human translation. Responsible for deployments, infrastructure and security. Working with Docker containers and other shiny things.

Systems Administrator @Optylon

From August 2016 to March 2017, I worked as a Systems Administrator for Optylon, a start-up that aims to optimize the short-term rental market via software. I was responsible for automating deployments, continuous integration, collecting and analyzing logs, information security and the development of a few internal tools in Python and Node.js.

Practical Lessons Lecturer of Software Engineering @DEI - IST

From February 2016 to July 2016 I was offered the opportunity to work as a university lecturer by teaching practical classes of the Software Engineering course. It was an interesting experience, I taught two classes per week, graded projects, tests and exams.

System Administrator @RNL

In November of 2013, I started a research grant at RNL - Rede Informática do DEI - which is the unit responsible for the laboratories of the Computer Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico.

My responsabilties included the administration of 90+ computers running OpenSUSE Linux (formerly Debian) through the use of Ansible (formerly Puppet), making custom Debian packages and in-house scripts for other maintenance tasks.

This position expanded my knowledge of System Administration, DevOps, Network Security and disaster recovery.

Marketing Director @AIESEC Lisboa Católica

Worked as Team Member, Team Leader and Marketing Director in the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics's office of AIESEC, an international not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leardership development experiences. It allowed me to have contact with other fields of science, particularly social studies, such as management, marketing or economics and helped me develop skills including leadership, team management, brand management, communication and product development.

Security Research @Spare time

Network and application security interest me a great deal and I sometimes check portuguese websites for vulnerabilities and report them to the relevant parties. Sometimes, they only thank me, sometimes they send me gifts to compensate for my findings.

The portuguese internet is plagged by SQL injection vulnerabilties, misconfigured webservers, outdated packages and information disclosure vulnerabilities. This happens because companies entered the race to have internet recognition in the early 2000s, hired webdesign services and then left the websites online without periodic maintenance and refactoring.

Education

Computer and Informatics Engineering @Instituto Superior Técnico

I have a Bachelor in Computer and Informatics Engineering accredited by Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, one of the most prestigious portuguese engineering faculties, and I am currently enrolled in my Master's degree, majoring in Distributed Systems and minoring in Business Information Systems.

Having a strong core academic training enables me to learn new technologies quickly and grasp new theoretical and practical concepts. I also tried to complement the classes with workshops in new technologies, such as Scala and NodeJS, among others.

Science and Technology area @Anselmo de Andrade

I went to Anselmo de Andrade high school in Almada, and finished my secundary education in the Science and Technology area with a grade average of 18/20 which would later enable me to pursue studies in engineering.

I am exceptionally fond of physics and mathematics and participated in a few related extracurricular projects, having helped build the school's website.

Certificate in Advanced English @Cambridge ESOL

I managed to score an A in my CAE, which qualifies me as a C2 user according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Hobbies

Guitar Playing

I have been studying music and playing electric and acoustic guitar since I was 12. The learning of these skills made me better at concentrating in tasks and be more persistent.

Reading

I enjoy reading a lot, from portuguese literature to technical books. Books smell great, possess great insights and are awesome companions for daily commutes.