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Hi, I am Augusto Pace

What I can Do for You as a Fractional CTO

Technology Strategy Development
Crafting a tailored technology strategy aligned with business goals.
Technical Team Leadership
Guiding and mentoring your technical teams for optimal performance. Supporting hiring and tech team foundation.
Product Development
Creating roadmaps for product development and technology implementation.
Tech Bootstrapping
Developing and launching technology projects or products relying on resourcefulness, cost-efficiency, and self-sustainability to achieve the goals.
Stakeholders Relationships
Facilitating discussions and communications with stakeholders and investors on all technology and product-related matters.
Software Craftsmanship
Designing and developing software solutions, while addressing all aspects of the process from the initial idea to deployment, across all levels of the stack.
Security "Shift Everywhere"
Implementing security best practices early in the Software Development Lifecycle, effectively creating a SecureSDLC through DevSecOps methodologies and approaches.

Augusto Pace

Fractional CTO | Tech Leader and Bootstrapper | CyberSec Practitioner | Software Craftsman | DevSecOps Addicted

Tech-passionate and “hacker at heart.” Video game lover and maker. I define myself as a “Software Craftsman” because I want to be involved from the idea to the deployment at all levels of the stack.

With ~15 years of experience in software design and development (primarily as a CTO), I have developed strong technical and team leadership skills.

I am eager to learn about (or even to contribute to) new technologies and methodologies in software development. I am a lover and practitioner of Agile and DevSecOps methodologies. I am a strong advocate and supporter of security and its integration into all phases of the SDLC.

As a “good hacker”, problem-solving is one of my main focuses.

My goal is to become a true game-changer.

Leadership
Team Work
Problem Solving
Communication

Certifications

Experiences

1
AP - KyserLab

Ott 2023 - Present, Rome, Italy

Working as a Fractional CTO helping companies (mostly startups) to start, develop and consolidate their technology layer to support the business.

Fractional CTO @ Anteprima Brands International Ltd

Nov 2023 - Present

Fractional CTO @ AmbiensVR

Ott 2023 - Present


Tech Lead Architect | CyberSec R&D Engineer
Konica Minolta - Digital Services R&D

Sep 2020 - Jul 2023, Rome, Italy

Since its establishment in 1873, Konica Minolta had a long history of innovation. Along its transformation journey, Konica Minolta soon understood that ‘giving shape to ideas’ means that digital transformation will deliver better business and meaningful values for people and society.

Responsibilities:
  • Tech Leader of the Cyber Security R&D group with a focus on products and business outcomes. Manager of a high-performance SDLC using Agile and DevSecOps methodologies.
  • Designed, developed, secured, and deployed software and services that built a risk assessment application with high automation of all assessment processes. The application implemented many standard frameworks, such as NIST, CSC, Security Posture Review, and ISQA. It was built with Python/Flask (API REST) and Vue.js over a runtime provided by containers built and managed via Docker/Compose.
  • Researched, designed, and developed a cyber deception platform that aimed to reshape the classic asymmetry between attackers and defenders. Designed and developed a high-performance full-stack network engine simulator in Golang.
  • Researched and improved the security of containers, coaching team members outside of the group and spreading the culture of security throughout all phases of the SDLC across the entire company.
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Architect | Senior Software Engineer | DevOps
Codemotion

May 2018 - Aug 2020, Rome, Italy

The biggest tech community in Europe with more than 250.000 devs. It support their professional growth through our platform, and it help companies connect with devs for hiring and marketing purposes.

Responsibilities:
  • Led tech/team on products with high business impact and value
  • Designed and developed reliable and performant services for the online platform, using different stacks (OrientDB/MongoDB-NodeJS- VueJS, MySQL/MongoDB-PHP-VueJS)
  • Provided guidance and support for IT and services related issues; resolved challenges and improved processes
  • Demonstrated expertise in DevOps, with strong skills in container building and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes), delivered through cloud platforms (Azure)
  • Enabled DevOps and AGILE methodologies for the team; facilitated collaboration and communication

Chief Technology Officer
Interactive Project / Motorsport Gaming

Sept 2012 - May 2018, Rome, Italy

Interactive Project was an Italian startup focused on developing video games related to motorsports. It developed various game titles, ranging from managerial to casual styles, for both web and mobile platforms.

Responsibilities:
  • Acted as decision maker, team/tech leader, and project coordinator for the tech side of the company
  • Managed the full stack of development, integrating the work of artists, designers, sound makers with the work of developers
  • Worked as a fullstack developer, developing server-side multiplayer game engines with different technologies (Unity3D, Python), game clients on mobile with Unity3D and on web with VanillaJS and Angular
  • Delivered products that reached million of users across 50 countries
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Projects

Filament Bootstrapper
Maintainer March 2024 - Present

Tool to fast develop and deploy Filament projects

Accomplishments

Certified DevSecOps Professional (CDP)

The CDP credential validates the practical expertise to understand, implement and manage the DevSecOps program in an organization. A CDP can assess the current state of DevSecOps, embed security as part of DevOps, manage vulnerabilities and improve the overall Maturity Level. CDP holders can also identify gaps in secure SDLC implementation, Implement security as part of DevOps using Software Component Analysis, Static Analysis, Dynamic Analysis tools, Infrastructure as Code & Compliance as code.

CompTIA Security+ ce Certification
CompTIA February 2023

Earners of the CompTIA Security+ certification have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform core security functions required of any cybersecurity role. CompTIA Security+ professionals know how to identify and address potential threats, attacks and vulnerabilities and they have established techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.