RODRIGO MIRAVALLES

Langreo · Asturias, Spain · +34 657 63 15 05 · miravalles@gmail.com

Hi! Welcome!

I am a daily learner and an attentive listener, passionate about people and technology. I love challenges, and I’m never comfortable in my comfort zone.

I have lived and worked in five countries. I love being immersed in international and multicultural settings, and to listen to different languages.

I have more than 10 years of experience in project management, having worked in projects in Brazil and Macedonia, all involving international teams, located in different parts of the world. This international experience was invaluable, as I am now much more prepared to face the new paradigm of remote work.

Even though we had been using mostly the PMBOK framework and more waterfall oriented approaches, I always tried to bring more agility to the table. I’m passionate about Agile processes and methodologies, and it’s something I dedicate time to study and learn.

I moved to Spain with my family 3 years ago, and I am now pursuing new challenges in the Cloud and DevOps space. I have developed a solid knowledge of cloud infrastructure and Azure administration (I am a certified Azure Administrator Associate), and I’m familiar with tools such as Terraform (I hold a Terraform Associate certification), Docker, Git, and Linux. You can check my projects in my blog below.


Experience

Service Desk Analyst

Capgemini (Asturias, Spain)
  • Level 1 technical support in English, Spanish, and Portuguese for customers located in France, Portugal, and Spain
  • Installed and configured softwares, printers and drivers
  • Administered user's rights, group memberships, and access to applications in Active Directory
  • Basic Microsoft 365 administration
  • Diagnosed and corrected first-level networking issues and VPN access
September 2018 - February 2020

IT Lead, Project Management Coordinator

Tectrax Engineering (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Implemented and managed Smartsheet, a cloud-based project management and communications management system
  • Creation and setting of user and email accounts in Office 365
  • Software installation, and hardware maintenance
  • Project procurement management: research and selection of suppliers, negotiation, contract management
December 2017 - July 2018

Assistant Project Coordinator

Davos Invest (Skopje, Macedonia)
  • Worked in important and strategic infrastructure projects in Macedonia, involving international consortiums, with funding from the European Union and the World Bank
  • Communication with different local Macedonian government institutions, such as the Ministries of Transport and Economy
  • Drafting and translation of technical documentation, reports, and meeting minutes from Spanish to English, and from Macedonian to English
December 2014 - May 2017

Founder and Manager

Lapa International (Skopje, Macedonia)
  • Founded and managed a small enterprise dedicated to importing and distributing high-end Italian cosmetics
  • Conducted market research, designed the sales strategy and prospected the retail sites, in Macedonia and Kosovo.
  • Designed the marketing strategy and managed the social media presence (Facebook) of one line of products
May 2012 - November 2014

Education

The PowerMBA

MBA
March 2019 - March 2020

Universidade Estácio de Sá

B.A. in Marketing and Advertising
February 2002 - December 2006

Skills

Programming Languages and Tools
Other Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • AutoCad


Other skills
  • ITIL Framework
  • Project Management
  • Cross Functional and Remote Teams
  • Digital Marketing

Interests

I have always loved travelling. I love meeting people, listening to their stories, and to immerse myself in other cultures and environments. I always search for the path less traveled.

I love music, and I've been involved with it since I can remember. I'm a DJ, specializing in latin rhythms. I love researching, and digging new music.


If you feel like listening to one mixtape of mine, here it is:


Certifications

Azure Administrator Associate badgeAzure Fundamentals badgeTerraform Associate badgeITIL 4 Foundation badge




  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert Level 2: Certified Associate
  • HTML Essential Training
  • Cambridge University Certificate of Advanced English

Articles

I have been publishing some articles on my personal blog. I am focusing mainly on Azure as a cloud provider. I hold the Azure Fundamentals and the Administrator Associate certifications, and I'll soon sit for the Security Engineer Associate exam. Another area where I'm focusing on is Infrastructure as Code. On my blog, you can find articles related to Terraform.