Stephan Salazar


Senior Software Engineer | San José, Costa Rica

I believe in freedom and individual rights and have been working with startups that think the world could be a fair place. Not all of them have been successful in monetary standards, but they all have succeeded in my heart. Being a Senior Systems Architect with 13 years of hands-on experience, I have many stories about the successes and challenges of technology teams and businesses. I believe startups in the Blockchain area will bring leverage to an unfair humanity.


Systems Architect & Meteor Developer

Senior Sofware Engineer

Linux Magic Inc
Senior PHP Developer



Systems Architect & Meteor Developer
SalsaMobi (March 2015 - Present)
Mainly working with: Node, Express, Meteor, Mongo

As an architect dealt with a number of technologies including Angular, Bootstrap, CSS, HTML, Jade, MySQL, GNU Linux, Red Hat, CentOS, Docker, Jenkins, Git, SalesForce, MailChimp, Jest, Jasmin, Express, Kubernetes, Jira, Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.


  • WastePlace: a trash marketplace
  • TexasObserver Body Identification System: forensics software
  • Vector Legal Method: legal software for very secure documents
  • Weaver: real-time chat with emotions

Senior Software Engineer
Avantica (February 2012 - March 2015)

  • Led a team of 5 to accomplish a custom network monitoring system, including architectonic design, resource planning, and full stock coding
  • Developed front-end with Angular / Bootstrap and backend with PHP / MySql Data Warehouse
  • Network traffic is about 160 000 transactions per hour, serving a network of 37 000 embedded systems
  • Devoted about 10% of my time to the company's pre-sales department in crafting custom solutions for new business opportunities

Senior PHP Developer
Linux Magic Inc (May 2011 - January 2012)

  • Custom software design and development from scratch and with minimum requirement specification
  • PBX phone central statistical software to generate complex reports, customized email, and chat software for banks, to detect employee misconduct

C Developer Tech Lead
Softtek CR (October 2010 - April 2011)

  • Implemented a new GUI for Hewlett Packard Pro-Curve Mobility equipment, this is a Linux Embedded system

Web Developer
Freelance (February 2010 - October 2010)

  • Freelance web developer

Embedded Software Engineer
J&S Robotica (June 2005 - December 2008)

Graduate work and thesis on original research:

  • Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) update of a Morgon MD30 milling machine
  • Linux and C SF-21 Quill DRO, a digital ruler featuring a precision of 0.01mm, used to precisely cut metal in a milling machine, programmed in Assembler SFs-200 Mini lathe alignment standard
  • A calibration standard for mini machinery that used to be the only manufacturer worldwide, programmed in G-Code F Center finder a High precision center finder for mini machinery, based on the SFs-200 technology, programmed in G-Code SF-µStep Stepper motor driver
  • A computer to drive a specialty motor in Open Loop control applications using Atmel AtMega micro-controllers, programmed in C


Tecnológico de Costa Rica 
Electronic Engineering  (1999-2009)

Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Design of Experiments

Technical Skills

JavaScript, CSS, HTML 5, MongoDB, Linux, HTML5, AngularJS, Meteor, HTML, SQL