Rafael Lopes

Fortaleza, CE, Brazil 

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Educational History


  • Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4
  • Sun Certified Web Component Developer for Java 2EE PLatform 1.4


  • Rafael has seven years of hands-on experience with development of Java applications, most of them Web applications. He worked with some technologies like JSP/Servlets, Struts, JSF, Hibernate and Spring. During these years he accomplished relevant experience and knowledge in applying design patterns, designing software architectures and developing applications on JavaSE, JavaEE. He also used this knowledge to teach some courses on Java technology. Rafael developed the abilities to work in group very well, which he consider very important to get successful in a project. Rafael worked about two years for projects involving the Federal Brazilian Bank and Brasil Telecom, where he could work with foreign people and to improve his way of working and communicate to people from different cultures. After reach all this experience and knowledge he started to work in big projects for the US. He worked in systems development, performing tests following the company’s process specification that is based on the CMMI level 3. He had improved some skills like development team leadership, strong problem solving during development and test phases, with experience on coordinating development and test teams to solve technical issues. Worked in projects using PMBOK and agile projects using SCRUM.

Worked Areas

  • System development on many areas like Financial,Educational and Telecom;
  • Training courses development for Calypso Enterprise focusing on backoffice and Calypso API operations. Theses courses were realted to the Calypso financial framework;
  • Java technology instructor;
  • Little experience with JME (mobile applications); 
  • Management: PMBOK, CMMI, SCRUM

Development Tools

  • These are some of the tools / frameworks that I've used to work on development:
    • Tools: Rational Rose,Enterprise Architect, Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, JBuilder.
    • Framewroks: Struts, Hibernate, iBatis, Commons, Spring, EJB, Ant, Ajax, JUnit, JAXB.
    • Database: SQL Server, PostgresSQL, Oracle Database, DB2, MySQL.
    • Financial: Calypso framework.

Professional History