We are The Software Engineering team

Building software that powers AlphaSights

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What We Do

In a world where information is vital we arrange communication that unlocks the flow of knowledge from experts to leaders.

In a business that recognises that usable software is critical to success, we build cutting edge products that supercharge our employees in their everyday work.

From telephony and payment systems to project management solutions we optimise, automate and power AlphaSights.

How we build

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Test Driven Development

We write unit, feature and automated acceptance tests.

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Continuous Integration

We run our full test suite against every commit as soon as it is pushed.

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Continuous Deployment

We deploy to production several times a day. Our integration server gives us confidence nothing is broken.

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Bi-weekly iterations

We work in regular sprints using well formed user stories.

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Data Driven

We use metrics to guide us in defining our UX and validating features once they are live.

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Pair Review

We encourage pair programming and all code is reviewed before it is merged.

Our Projects

Pistachio
Pistachio

This is a complex application that supercharges our analysts to better serve our clients. We're building a world class search on top of our existing database and using service oriented architecture techniques to restructure the app.

Speak
Speak

A telephony application that hosts our client-to-expert conference calls. It must be high availability and have great instrumentation. It uses a telephone instead of a web browser as its user interface.

Goldcrest
Goldcrest

Every month, we pay thousands of people located in multiple countries all over the world. This requires a combination of accuracy, security and speed.

Phoenix
Phoenix

We are completely reinventing our user interface for Pistachio, building it from the ground up in Ember. With the help of user stories and tracking analytics we are rebuilding with a fresh perspective.

Project X
Project X

We're working on a whole host of cool things that we can't talk about yet. If you want to help build the future of our industry we're currently hiring for various technologies and experience levels.

Our Team

Tor Erik Linnerud Tor Erik Linnerud New York
Tor Erik Linnerud

Tor Erik Linnerud

New York

Born and raised in Norway, Tor moved to England to study Computer Science where he took a keen interest in compilers and safety critical systems. After a period building Rails applications at British chip designer ARM, Tor joined AlphaSights during its conception and contributed a good chunk of the original codebase. He is now overseeing AlphaSights' Software Engineering efforts.

Tor loves pairing and the humming sound of a happy team. Having lived and worked in a few different countries, Tor enjoys integrating the best across multiple cultures. He also loves to head back to Norway for old fashioned cross-country skiing.

David Griffiths David Griffiths London
David Griffiths

David Griffiths

London

Hailing originally from the West Riding of Yorkshire, David had spells in the great metropolitan areas of Newcastle, Manchester and Auckland before arriving in London to work for AlphaSights.

After hours he enjoys playing for the the company's oldest sporting institution - the Russellmen, trying new craft ales and going to live music events.

Damon Aw Damon Aw Singapore
Damon Aw

Damon Aw

Singapore

Damon grew up in sunny Singapore and has always been the hacker around the house, breaking and fixing things.

He left school as an Aerospace engineer but found his calling as a web developer. Damon spends his workday coding and leading AlphaSights' applicant management tool. Outside work, you will find him cooking up experiments (both code and food), biking, hiking and taking photos of random things.

Andrei Popa Andrei Popa London
Andrei Popa

Andrei Popa

London

With a background from the advertising industry, Andrei takes the front-end developer job at AlphaSights very seriously, aiming for pixel perfection every time.

His other passions include climbing the steepest hills on earth with his 6.3kg road bike, flying 1.6 meter kites in strong winds and joining meetings 4 minutes before they start.

He doesn’t have a passion for magic numbers.

Matteo Depalo Matteo Depalo London
Matteo Depalo

Matteo Depalo

London

Matteo was raised under the sun of a medieval italian town called Siena. In high school he focused his studies on ancient greek and latin, only to change completely direction in college, when he pursued a career as a physicist. It's only then when he realized that he loved to build programming tools more than anything else, so he quit and became a full time professional programmer. Matteo loves Ruby, Ember and typography.

While he's not working on refactoring his last Ember controller you may find him writing with his calligraphic pen or playing some retro video games.

At AlphaSights he leads the development of the CST delivery system.

Ju Liu Ju Liu London
Ju Liu

Ju Liu

London

Chinese by heritage, Italian for everything else. Ju joined AlphaSights in March 2014 after working for three years in a consulting company based in Turin that he cofounded. Ju has two degrees in Computer Science and pride himself in finding the most elegant way to solve problems, both in work and life.

Ju loves learning new things everyday, and has a reputation as the go-to person for super hard bugs. When not in the office, Ju can be found either running or reading psychology essays.

John Bohn John Bohn Buffalo, NY
John Bohn

John Bohn

Buffalo, NY

A native of Buffalo NY, John Bohn joined AlphaSights as a remote software developer in May 2014. John started developing software at the ripe old age of 8 when he made the decision attempt to be king of the nerds and write a text based role playing game for his TI-99/4a in TI BASIC based on 'The Hobbit'.

He's worked for a bunch of companies (a lot of e-commerce) over the years and has even started a few. Prior to joining AlphaSights, John was the software development lead for Lonely Planet US in Nashville, TN.

John is especially passionate about modern service oriented design, mentoring new developers, learning new programming languages, and sci-fi.

Aluísio Azevedo Aluísio Azevedo Rio
Aluísio Azevedo

Aluísio Azevedo

Rio

Aluísio joined AlphaSights as a designer on the Software Engineering team in June 2014, working remotely from Brazil. Since then he has been involved across several of our products. Before joining AlphaSights he worked for digital agencies, design studios and early stage startups.

When not working Aluísio loves to explore the outdoor activities of Rio.

Connie Emerson Connie Emerson New York
Connie Emerson

Connie Emerson

New York

Connie interned at AlphaSights during summer 2013, and joined the New York office full time in July 2014 after graduating from Brown University with a BA in Economics. She is originally from Vermont, and loves all types of outdoor activities, including running, skiing, and tennis.

Connie recently moved from Client Service to Software Engineering to help with some of our upcoming initiatives. She dabbled in programming during college, so she is very excited to join the team.

Kyle Doherty Kyle Doherty New York
Kyle Doherty

Kyle Doherty

New York

Kyle is originally from Santa Rosa, CA, located north of San Francisco in the Sonoma wine region, which has also become famous for craft beers. Prior to becoming a programmer, he worked at Forbes Media where he managed their largest advertising clients and later took over Sales Operations.

Kyle has lived and worked in Chile, Ghana, and Switzerland; ridden a bike down the Death Road in Bolivia; and even though he is from California he doesn't surf, but instead prefers snowboarding.

When not programming, Kyle is probably doing something outdoors, watching one of his favorite Bay Area sports teams, reading, or tossing a Frisbee to his rescue dog Molly.

Gustavo Puglia Gustavo Puglia London
Gustavo Puglia

Gustavo Puglia

London

Born and raised in Caracas the capital of Venezuela. Gustavo graduated as a Telecommunications Engineer and worked in consulting for over a year, specialising in computer networks. After that, he decided to shift gears and became a Web Developer.

He is an avid sportsman and a melomaniac that enjoys the mindfulness that mountain climbing brings. He has set his mind on climbing the highest peaks in the world.

Gustavo joined AlphaSights in 2014 as a Software Developer Apprentice.

Carlos Perezpriego Carlos Perezpriego Monterrey, Mexico
Carlos Perezpriego

Carlos Perezpriego

Monterrey, Mexico

Carlos has been living in the northern side of Mexico for the last 10 years. Learning to program at the age of 12, he became passionate about web design after building a website to promote the band he played guitar for.

During his studies at Tecnológico de Monterey, Carlos majored in Computer Technology with a minor in music and also spent time studying graphic design. While on a foreign student exchange to Australia, he learned about advanced web patterns, audio production and soundtrack design.

His professional career has included starting his own company, working for a digital agency, freelance contracts and working for Accenture where he was responsible for providing front-end engineering solutions.

In his spare time he paints, plays the guitar, jams with his friends, and enjoys yoga and meditation.

Edward Warren Edward Warren New York
Edward Warren

Edward Warren

New York

Edward hails from Atlanta, Georgia where he grew up tinkering with computers at an early age. Always programming as a hobby, Edward focused on visual communications in undergrad at the University of Miami and then found himself back in Florida practicing law for 2 years following law school at the University of Georgia.

Edward moved to NYC in the summer of 2014 and fell in love with programming in Ruby and Rails. He then joined AlphaSights in late 2014 and is excited to continue growing as a developer while learning from the best.

Edward obtained his sport pilot’s license in 2007 and has been fond of slipping the surly bonds of earth and taking to the skies ever since. Travel and adventure are also high on his priorities list and he regards his law school study abroad experience at the University of Oxford to be one of his most cherished experiences. Edward also enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, and diving.

Katherin Siracusa Katherin Siracusa New York
Katherin Siracusa

Katherin Siracusa

New York

Katherin is originally from Storrs, CT and therefore has an undying love for UConn basketball. In college she was on UConn’s rowing team, but the basketball team is still her favorite (they were always a bit more successful anyway). Before venturing into programming, she worked at a few different non-profits: first at Mercado Global, a Guatemalan organization working with women’s textile cooperatives, and then in the Food Sourcing department at City Harvest, in New York. She loves cooking (and eating), getting out of the city to hike and ski, and running in Prospect Park.

Laurent Curau Laurent Curau London
Laurent Curau

Laurent Curau

London

Originally from the sunny French riviera, Laurent holds a Masters Degree in Finance and has previously co-founded an online investment magazine. Working closely with software developers, he realised he wanted to become one too. He joined AlphaSights in early 2015 as a Software Developer Apprentice. In his time away from the keyboard, Laurent enjoys skiing in the Italian Alps and eating cheese - the more fragrant the better.

Gus Bonfante Gus Bonfante London
Gus Bonfante

Gus Bonfante

London

An avid traveller hailing from sunny Spain, Gus Bonfante joined AlphaSights in March 2015.

Shortly before graduating in Telecommunications Engineering, Gus decided to follow his childhood passion for programming by joining an early stage startup in Amsterdam. He's mostly worked in small tech companies ever since.

When not programming in Ruby, Gus can be found obsessing over mechanical keyboards or playing with functional languages. Away from the screen he loves hoarding loose tea, reading about psychology and philosophy, writing, playing video games, and scuba diving.

Tennison Chan Tennison Chan Hong Kong
Tennison Chan

Tennison Chan

Hong Kong

Tennison is a self-taught programmer, who first dove into code after graduating from college with a degree in business. Since then, he's been working as a web developer with a primary focus on the front-end.

Tennison originally comes from Hong Kong. He loves to travel, and views it as a great way to learn and experience new cultures. He's a big proponent of technology, particularly for its ability to unlock new opportunities for people in a multitude of different areas.

Tennison joined AlphaSights in March 2015 as a Software Developer Apprentice and looks forward to learn more about back-end and work on the coming applicant tracking app.

Will Raxworthy Will Raxworthy London
Will Raxworthy

Will Raxworthy

London

Will arrived in London at the start of 2015 after working as a full stack web developer in Sydney, Australia. He has always been a tinkerer, breaking and building everything from Lego to Computers from a young age.

While not at work, he travels around England seeking out the best and greatest coffees. You'll also find him at local Ember and Ruby meet ups where you can ask him what the secret to a great pan fried sandwich is.

Nohemi Olvera Nohemi Olvera New York
Nohemi Olvera

Nohemi Olvera

New York

Nohemi was born in Monterrey, a city in the north of Mexico. At thirteen, she became interested in web design after opening an account on Geocities. From there, she dove into the digital world, learned the basics of coding and eventually studied graphic design.

Aside from her passion for design, Nohemi is always pushing for what she believes in. There is no such a thing as “done” in the design world and life itself. Everything can always be changed and made better. This is one of the main reasons why she likes UX so much. In addition, she is interested in how people interact with technology and the positive impact that technology can have on society.

During the last 5 years, Nohemi has focused on designing user interfaces. Now, she is excited to focus her efforts more on architecting the entire User Experience. While not working, Nohemi can be found reading a book, working out or traveling.

Kossy Uzokwe Kossy Uzokwe New York
Kossy Uzokwe

Kossy Uzokwe

New York

Kossy was born in the river port city of Onitsha in eastern Nigeria, and was raised in the sprawling metropolis of Lagos. His family relocated to the United States where he went on to study Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. After graduation, he worked as an application developer for a financial services firm in New York before joining AlphaSights.

In his free time, he likes following world football and is a fanatical supporter of Chelsea Football Club. He also enjoys reading books, playing video games and watching movies and TV Shows.

Ed Brown Ed Brown London
Ed Brown

Ed Brown

London

Ed grew up in deepest, darkest Surrey, England. Hence the BBC news reporter accent. He studied Physics at Oxford then a Masters in Management at the London Business School. His first job out of university was as a Risk Analyst at an insurance company in London. Having decided on change, Ed enrolled at Maker's Academy, a coding bootcamp in London before starting at AlphaSights.

When not coding, Ed enjoys playing rugby for the London Hawaiians, playing the guitar, sculpting an outrageous KDR on Battlefield 4 and counting down to his next skiing holiday.

Jose Raymundo Cruz Jose Raymundo Cruz Dominican Republic
Jose Raymundo Cruz

Jose Raymundo Cruz

Dominican Republic

Jose was born and raised in the warm caribbean weather of the Dominican Republic, where he completed his degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering. While working as a developer at various consultancy companies, he discovered his passion for programming. He moved to the US and pursued a M.S degree in Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Prior to joining AlphaSights, Jose worked at Google, where he built internal tools and infrastructure to improve the productivity of mobile ads (Android/iOS) and web ads development.

Besides software engineering, he enjoys movies, playing basketball and watching stand up comedy.

Brian Thomas Storti Brian Thomas Storti Brazil
Brian Thomas Storti

Brian Thomas Storti

Brazil

Brian was born and raised in the south of Brazil, having lived in more places than he can remember.

He spent a few years building desktop applications but just found true love in the Web. Trying to work in the most interesting projects possible, he founded a company a few years ago and learned how not to do a lot of things. Prior to joining AlphaSights, Brian worked at ThoughtWorks as a consultant, helping other companies to be more awesome.

When not in front of a computer, he can be found being choked out in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class.

Zainul Dhalla Zainul Dhalla London
Zainul Dhalla

Zainul Dhalla

London

Zainul joined AlphaSights in August 2015, straight after graduating from university. His time there was divided between studying Law and running a small startup - it was the latter where he found his true calling in building awesome software.

Outside of work he can be found on motorbike trips across Europe and tinkering with old record players and vinyl.

Abe Petrillo Abe Petrillo New York
Abe Petrillo

Abe Petrillo

New York

Abe was born in Manchester, England but moved to Ireland to graduate in Computer Systems. After a brief stop in London working on Oracle databases, he returned back to Ireland to begin a career in web development. Since then he has helped create various products from management software used in hospitals, to simplifying payroll for small businesses.

In his free time, Abe enjoys discovering new places, and trying new things. More recently this has included Sailing, Snowboarding, learning Piano and living in a shoebox (recently moved to NY).

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