Bruno Paz

About me

Hi There!

Born in the beautiful and "unbeatable" city of Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹, I have been working as a Web Engineer since 2011, working in industries like B2B Apps for small businesses, E-Commerce, Travel and Payments.

My main expertise is terms of programming languages are Golang and PHP with Symfony framework. I have also some professional working experience with Java in the last few years, as well as interest in NodeJS / Typescript.

Despite my knowledge and preferences, I believe in always choose the most appropriate technology for the job, even if that require to go outside of my confort zone.

I have been working mostly on Backend, but I like to identify myself with a T-Shaped Developer mindset, and I direct my learnings for that. I want to know enough so I can create any application, "from idea to production".

I have a strong interest in topics related with Engineering best practices like CI/CD, DevOps, Testing and automation.

I am a fast learner and I don´t believe in silver bullets or in "Hype Driven Development". Context is very important and I try to balance pragmatism, with the normal desire and curiosity to experiment with some new tech. There are many cases where using a stable and "boring" technology is the better choice.

I am a fast learner and I don´t believe in silver bullets or in "Hype Driven Development". Context is very important and I try to balance pragmatism, with the normal desire and curiosity to experiment with some new tech. There are many cases where using a stable and "boring" technology is the better choice.

I believe that techonology only makes sense, as a way to improve people lives.

Work timeline

I studied Computer Science at ISEP were I graduated in 2010.

This was the year I also start working at my first company, ueb, a small startup, developing Web solutions for small busineses (ex: uebbill) and a customer satisfaction platform for the Automobile area, as well as websites for specific clients, like SOS Consultoria or Sporjovem.

As we were very few developers and with lots of challenging projects, I ended up having to do a bit of everything from Frontend, Backend to Server management, so it was an incredible learning experience.


In 2014, it was time for a new challenge and I joined Jumia Porto Tech Center.

Jumia is one of the biggest E-Commerce solutions in Africa with operations in more than 10 countries. I start at the Jumia Travel (formelly known as Jovago) project, with the goal to make it the biggest Hotel Booking platform in Africa.

This was a completely different reality, from what I was used to. From less than 5 developers to a team around 30. Also the scale was much bigger as the application was serving thousands of users. I learned a ton!


Later, in 2017, I started working on a new Jumia project, Jumia Flights, an "extension" of Jumia Travel to the Flights Business. While my teammates were all prevously in Travel, it was a completely new context, as we had to build and architech an entire new application from scratch, in a very very complex Flights business.

In less than an year, we managed to release the first version. Using some newer technologies like VueJS in frontend and Go in backend, together with a mature Java core and a Microservices oriented architecture, we managed to build a really cool and scalable product. The project was sold to a partner, some months later.


After Flights, a new short term project, J-Force, an internal Jumia application to manage their agents on the field, before starting on JumiaPay in 2019, to build the new Business application, where the Merchants can see the Purchases in their shops, manage refunds, withdraw money to their Bank accounts etc.

My Hobbies

Besides Programming, I like to hangout with friends, watch and play sports, TV Shows, and do activities outside like walking.