Hello, I am

Bruno Paz

Web application Engineer

About me

Hello! My name is Bruno Paz, living in Porto, Portugal and currently working at Jumia Travel

Expert in PHP and Symfony Framework.

Despite programming mostly in PHP and Symfony , I always try to keep up to date with other programming languages and frameworks so I can keep improving my knowledge and skills.

I believe in allays choose the best technology for the the job, even if sometimes we need to get out of our conform zone. The most important is to build a quality and scalable product that fits the client needs.

I am eager to learn new things, Enthusiast about new technologies and programming in general, I have a greater interest in topics like DevOps, Agile methodologies, Continuous Delivery, Systems Architecture and automation.

Besides PHP, recently I have been looking at NodeJS, Go and Frontend Frameworks like React and Angular.

I believe in tech and programming as a way to to improve People lives, so they can be more productive and have more time to do what really matters.

The most important thing is: never stop learning and have fun!

There is always room for improvement.

Work Experience

Web Engineer

Jumia Travel Jun 2016 - current

Jumia Travel (travel.jumia.com) simplifies the hotel booking experience by allowing users to compare prices and accommodations in a fast, easy and transparent way. Our mission is to connect all hotels in Africa and bring them online. With over 25,000 hotel listings across 40 African countries and 200,000 hotels across the globe, Jumia Travel is Africa's N°1 hotel booking website.

With over 400 team members from 27 nationalities, in 10 different countries, Jumia travel is dedicated to the development of the African travel market. Being close to their customers, Jumia Travel can provide offers tailored to local needs: best prices, special hotel rates for residents, and a wide range of mobile payment solutions (such as MTN Money, Mpesa, Tigo Pesa).

Jumia Travel (previously known as Jovago.com) was founded by Jumia in 2012 and is backed by the telecom giant MTN, Rocket Internet - the largest online company builder outside the USA and China - Millicom, Orange, AXA and financial partners.

Web Developer

VentureOak April 2014 - current

VentureOak was founded in 2013 from a small team of very experienced technically savvy engineers. Today we boast more than 25 engineers and are one of the fastest growing tech businesses in Portugal.

Web Developer

Jovago April 2014 - Jun 2016

Jovago is the leading online hotel booking service which provides with the best hotel booking experience and with fast, reliable and easy-to-use services.

Jovago has the best curated hotels in Africa and around the world. Unlike the traditional way of booking hotels, in which the travel agent chooses for customers, Jovago gives them access to the hotel inventory (200,000 destinations online) so they can browse, choose and book their favorite hotels.

Web and Android Developer

ueb August 2010 - March 2014

ueb is a startup in Porto area, aiming to buiild useful, simple and affordable online solutions for people and small business. Some of the solutions developed by ueb includes:

  • uebbill.com: Invoicing plataform.
  • ueb.mobi: Plataform for sending SMS
  • uebsales: CRM solution
  • appzlab.net: Applications for facebook.
  • uebmkt - marketing tools
  • customer care and satisfaction analytics.
  • custom websites and applications for clients


Licentiate degree, Computer Engineering

Superior Institute of Engeneering of Porto (ISEP) 2006 - 2011
  • Project (Development of an end of course internship)
  • Systems Architecture (Web Application Development, mostly using .NET platform)
  • Paradigms of Programming (Object oriented programming using the JAVA language).
  • Systems Administration (Networking, Servers ...)
  • Databases (Programming and maintenance of Oracle and SQL Server databases. PL/SQL, T-SQL)
  • Application Engeneering (RUP,UML, Design Patterns and other software development techniques)
  • Stuctures of Information( Development of applications using C++ language).

SF2C3 - Extending and Hacking Symfony2

Sensio Labs January 2015

This workshop leads you to the highest level of the Symfony 2 framework by training you in advanced usages of Symfony like application audit, optimization and customization of the Symfony 2 framework.

Fullstack BDD Workshop by Marcello Duarte

Flag | Centros de Formação March 2014

This workshop was part of SymfonyDay Portugal event. Presented by Inviqa´s Head of coaching and Lead Developer of PHPSpec, Marcello Duarte. In the first part of the workshop, Marcello talked about Agile Methodologies and techniques for requirements gathering like Mind Maps and Impact Maps as well as user stories.

In the second part, we worked together developing a real life solution, from the user stories writing with Behat to the unit tests with PHPSpec.

CS169.1x, Software as a Service

EDX | UC Berkeley 2013

CS169.1x teaches the fundamentals for engineering long-lived software using Agile techniques to develop Software as a Service (SaaS) using Ruby on Rails.

Time Management skills and Personal Efficiency

IsepForGlobe February 2014
  • Myths and common problems in time management
  • Common Habits in time management
  • Urgency vs Importancy
  • Efficient time management
  • Definition of goals, priorities and planning
  • Leadership and delegation
  • Individual plan of time management

Android Course

DEI - ISEP November 2011 - December 2011

Course that teaches the basics of Android Programming Including:

  • Activity Lifecycle
  • Layouts and Views
  • Menus
  • Databases (SQLite)
  • Location API
  • Background Service,AsyncTasks and Threads
  • Widgets
  • Sensors and Multimedia


Symfony2 Developer Expert

Sensio Labs October 2013

M101P - Mongo for Developers

Mongo University February 2016

Software as a Service

edX, License BerkeleyX/CS169.1x/2013_Spring February 2013

Android Platform Course

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto December 2011


Some projects I worked on. Please click on each project icon, for more details about the project.

jovago.com - Africa's Number 1 Booking Portal
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