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Gil Fernandes – Senior Software Engineer

Fluent in five European languages, and several more development ones, Gil Fernandes is a Java ace with more than 17 years’ experience on the job.

Graduating in Musical Education Science at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Gil spent nearly eight years working at the forefront of aviation, developing the European Airspace Information Services Database programme.

Joining Onepoint in 2007, Gil, a self-confessed workaholic (or compulsive coder as he puts it) has systematically expanded his skillset.

In 2009, he began to specialise in creating extensions for Java-based open-source products such as Zimbra, Alfresco and Talend, and soon mastered the Hadoop platform. He is certified by Cloudera in Hadoop, Apache Hive, Apache Pig and HBase.

Gil has also attended Talend’s DI, MDM and Data Quality courses, and is a certified professional for Talend Open Studio for Data Integration 5.2.

Working with Talend, Gil has been the main developer for the Talend data integration and data management components for clients such as Axalta, TUI Group, a multinational electronics manufacturer, the UK’s largest sugar producer and EurotaxGlass’s.

As someone who enjoys developing new software components – and contributing to communities like stackoverflow.com – Gil took time out in 2015 to complete a new money transfer application, and later worked with one of India’s largest companies on a social amplification platform.

In the very few hours a week Gil isn’t coding, he loves to reconnect with his music: he’s a violin player and a part-time actor, treading the boards in stage plays whenever he can.