Flavio Smirne

Chicago – IL



e-mail : flavio (at) smirne.com





I’m looking to get involved with driven people who have the desire to change the world. I thrive in environments where creativity, passion, hard work and results are rewarded and I want to avoid environments where red tape and bureaucracy get in the way of getting things done.





Software Architecture, Team Building, Team Management, Technical SME, Entrepreneurship, .NET Technologies, Mobile Technologies, Emerging Technologies, R&D, SCRUM, Fast Paced Environment, Diversity, Startup Culture




Work Experience

Accertify an American Express Company, Itasca – IL

Lead Solution Productization Architect (Software Architecture) Jan 2014 – Present


ü  Leader of Solution Productization team. Responsible for design and standardization of anti-fraud systems across Retail, Digital, Airline and Ticketing industries.

ü  Creator of automation tools for many aspects of the Implementation Process (C#).

ü  Ranked top 1% of leaders the company – President's Award winner.

ü  Involved in many high profile fortune 500 projects, implementing custom anti-fraud solutions.

ü  Worked on all aspects of implementations along with project managers, directors and technical architects of Fortune 500 clients.

ü  Top performer in Implementation team since first year joining the company.


State Farm Insurance, Bloomington – IL

Execution Lead – Mobile, E-Commerce  (WP7, Silverlight, C#, JEE, jQuery)

Apr 2008 – Jan 2014


ü  Lead Developer for State Farm Pocket Agent™ for Windows Phone 7 & 8.

ü  Co-designer, co-architect and co-developer of the portal for all State Farm mobile applications, the entry point used by all clients including iPhone, Android, m.statefarm.com and Windows Phone.

ü  Winner of State Farm Hack Day (2009-2010).

ü  Presented papers and gave enterprise direction on topics such as anti-patterns, performance engineering and software engineering best practices.


Realinked.com, Chicago – IL

CEO & Technical Lead (ASP.net MVC, C#, SQL Server 2008, jQuery, JSON)

Feb 2010 – Aug 2011


ü  Founder of Realinked, an online real estate brokerage focused on the metropolitan Chicago market.

ü  Responsible for all technical aspects of the business including design, development and maintenance of the online presence from the backend to presentation layer.

ü  Focused on Web 2.0 standards such as jQuery, SQL Server 2008, AJAX, JSON, MVC, IIS.

ü  Exposed to all aspects of the business and ability to wear multiple hats to ensure highest quality.


Wolfram Research, Champaign – IL

Software Engineering Manager (Mathematica, C++, OpenGL, Direct3D)

Mar 2004 – Apr 2008


ü  Climbed the corporate ladder from tech support to software engineer to software engineering manager.

ü  Was responsible for several key aspects of Mathematica, the main software developed at Wolfram Research, including the design from the ground up of the Image Processing Framework and functionality, several components of the Import and Export framework including 2D and 3D Graphics, Bio-Informatics and GIS, and contributed to the 3D Graphics Framework using OpenGL and Direct3D.

ü  Wrote cross platform C++ code for Windows, Linux and MacOSX in very large code base (several millions of lines of code between the Kernel and User interface).







Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana


Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos – SP – Brazil












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