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Juan-René Abella Ogliastri

Game Credits


Cities XL 2011 (2010)   (Big up to Monte Cristo team for creating this game)


Cities XL (2009)   (Team)

Developer Biography

Technical Merchant Integration Lead Hi-Media Public Company; 201-500 employees; HIM; Internet industry July 2010 – Present (2 years 4 months)

Responsible of managing de IT Support team and give payment solution integration support to big accounts and VIP clients. Direct link between the technical department and the commercial department, participates in upgrades & other internally developed business systems. Hand in hand work with the Business Development, Account Management and Product Management teams. Trusted advisor to merchants / partners for all technical aspects of Allopass and Hipay integration. Lead discovery / pre-sales meetings with merchants / partners to determine the optimal solution for their specific environment needs. Guide to Merchants and Partners through Allopass and Hipay implementation both functionally and technically (APIs, SDK and simple scripts)

Web Project Manager Monte Cristo Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Jeux électroniques industry February 2008 – June 2010 (2 years 5 months)

Web Project Manager (April 2009 – Present) Senior PHP/MySQL Developer (January 2008 – March 2009)

The primary role as PHP/MySQL developer was to create from scratch a web project that could connect and interact in real time using PHP, Flash and Ajax with the new MMORPG game of the company, Cities XL, leading a 4 people team and based in a Joomla! CMS technology.

We connected the project to the game by MySQL, PostgreSQL and SOAP web services to interact with the back office and helpdesk applications too using FreeBSD and Ubuntu servers.

Web Developer Saving Club May 2004 – January 2008 (3 years 9 months)

In this web agency I was in charge of the entire development of all web sites from small to medium sized businesses, using as first choice PHP technology mixed to Ajax, MySQL and XML, I also developed in ASP, SQL Server and ActionScript. I was in charge of the administration of all the hosting servers of the clients and the company.

The principal client was a big OnLine shop that I developed based in the OsCommerce CMS technology.

Web Developer Sodda May 2004 – May 2005 (1 year 1 month)

Development of all web sites for this web agency using as first choice PHP technology mixed to Ajax, MySQL, XML, Flash, ActionScript and administration of the hosting servers of the clients.

New Projects Engineer ANDINATEL S.A. Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Télécommunications industry May 1999 – December 2003 (4 years 8 months)

New Projects Engineer (2001 - 2003) Webmaster (1999 - 2000)

Andinatel, the principal telecommunications company in Ecuador, create in 1999 the ISP division, me, as one of the foundators of this division, I was in charge of the entire creation of the company’s website in ASP technology linked to the SQL Server and Oracle databases. This website gives to all the clients the account consultation services, webmail, support, subscriptions, etc.

Since 2001 like New Projects Engineer I was in charge of the good choice, installation, follow and administration of all the new internet technologies like linux, unix, windows, solaris and tru64 servers for the hosting of our clients and the company web pages and services leading a 5 people team.

Owner/Web Developer Webbross January 1996 – December 1999 (4 years)

As proprietor in association with my brother of a web design and development firm, primary role as web developer in ASP, HTML, JavaScript and Flash, maintain windows and unix hosting servers of the clients in remote datacenters.

Webmaster Asociacion de Bancos Privados del Ecuador January 1999 – May 1999 (5 months)

Administration, maintenance and development of the website for the ABPE (Association of Private Banks of Ecuador).

Last updated: Oct 08, 2012