I’m a fullstack web engineer with a decade of experience in breaking down product ideas into software bets that I quickly validate with customer interviews.
I consulted as the most senior fullstack engineer and tech lead at (one of) the oldest Ruby on Rails shops in the world, Lunar Logic. I’m fluent with several technologies, but focus on business outcomes—software is just a side effect.
🎯 Successful (software) bets 🎯
- Led Hypoguide.ch (fintech) to a big exit
- Rescued OrderNova.com (oms + ecommerce) from failed launch to recurring revenue
- Modernized AirCasting.org (big data + dataviz) without ever stopping for a rewrite
💻 Tech 💻
- Ansible / Heroku / AWS
- Ruby on Rails / Hotwire
⭐️ Testimonials ⭐️
"Riccardo can optimize for much better performance without needing to overhaul the foundation, even when the foundation is kind of crumby:
- He’s knowledgeable, willing to do the research, good at doing research, and full of good ideas.
- He never lets perfect be the enemy of good enough.
- He relentlessly made forward progress while patching things up along the way.
- He’s always reassessing, considering the best direction forward.
I would absolutely recommend Riccardo! Because he’s both extremely competent and inventive as a coder and a good communicator, project manager, and leader.
Only hire Riccardo if you're willing to give him some creative control, because otherwise what's the point of hiring someone with his talents?"
Founder & Executive Director @ HabitatMap/AirCasting
“You have always made me feel like we could do anything whenever we worked together, it was only a matter of time.”
Ruby Developer @ Shopify
“The way Riccardo approaches complex problems is highly structured. Before setting out to tackle an issue, he sits down to analyze it first so that no effort is wasted. Thanks to this we could be sure that the plan that we set out will have a positive impact.”
Software Developer @ Teleport
“I am certain that Riccardo would be a great asset to any team. Here's what struck me most while working with him: high technical expertise, passion for the work he does, responsibility & accountability, uniquely high levels of productivity, dedication, clear and respectful communication.”
Co-Founder & Software Engineer @ Knapsack