Ivano Pagano

Conceptual simplicity and underlying structural complexity. Elegant solutions powered by a rich and clear design. This is what I strive to achieve and software development is my tool and my passion. I enjoy the opportunity given to us by technology to support our creativity and bring ideas to life.

about me

I tend to have strong opinions on different aspects of software development, architecture, code, culture; yet I'm fairly open to exchange and discussion regarding differing positions.

On the lookout for technologies that streamline the development process, the reasoning process, the delivery; it's not about the technology in itself but about the affordances it can provide.

Programming languages, software frameworks, C.S. theories are all valid means to simplify the daily chores of development and possibly reveal new unforseen opportunities.

I do care for the user, at the interface and interaction level.

I believe that the agile approach has its merits, as long as it stays grounded in day to day experience and feedback.

I aim to become a good software architect. I never did cover such role officialy but my current and previous jobs entailed evaluating and choosing the appropriate software stack and technologies.

I actively embrace the current wave of functional programming and reactive systems evolution. I especially fancy Domain Driven Design, Artificial Intelligence and games.

I tend to constantly read software books and articles and try to attend to conferences. I participate in local developer groups.

professional experience

Scala development and support for different projects including: web-applications, streaming event storage, financial trading.
Core development team for the Livebase product. The job involves all aspects and the whole development lifecycle of a web-based backend-generating turnkey application provided as a PaaS solution.
Integra Sistemi
Support for the Livebase team. The job involves all aspects and the whole development lifecycle of a web-based backend-generating turnkey application provided as a PaaS solution.
Design, development, testing, deployment of both back-office and B2B integration systems for a mid-sized ITC company.
MC3 Informatica
Software consultancy including design, developement and maintenance of web applications to manage fiscal audits for the italian tax agency.
Sinergy Group
Software consultancy for website and mobile development.
Development of game and entertainement platforms for web and mobile.

education and training

technical skills

Experience working on windows, osx and linux systems.

Strong experience with java and the enterprise platform, familiar with a wide range of open source libraries and the jvm.
Advanced knowledge of scala and its ecosystem.
Working experience of javascript and html5/css3.
Basic proficiency with haskell.

Professional experience with eclipse, intellij idea, sublime text.

Professional experience with different development and deployment tools including maven, gradle, sbt, git, jenkins, docker.

Professional experience with sql, relational databases (ms sql-server, mysql, oracle) and nosql (cassandra).

Good knowledge of object oriented and functional approach and related design principles and patterns. Familiar with reactive applications, test-driven design, domain driven design, cqrs, event-sourcing, category theory.


I can drive cars and motorbikes

I play drums and sing

I love ice-hockey, surfing and snowboarding

I read a lot

I love my family and believe in God