Hi, I’m Tiago. Pleased to meet you.
Engineer and entrepreneur at heart, that throughout life had many roles, like Co-Founder, Managing Director, Technical Director and Principal Engineer.
I come from an Artificial Intelligence background, but have always been involved in other technical areas like Non-Procedural Programming, Distributed Systems or Augmented and Virtual Reality.
Most of my career has been mostly dedicated to Creative Media industries, with a huge emphasis on Videogames development, where I worked on a few industry acclaimed titles from AAA titles like Call of Duty:MW2 and Scavengers or 8 Ball Pool and Stumble Guys for mobile.
I consider my main achievements to be the well-being and growth of my teams, not only on a professional level but also on a personal empowerment one. I love to get my hands dirty and not just be an engineering manager – I practice what I preach and always get my hands dirty in the development process. Beyond Engineering, I love to be involved in the creation aspects of Game, Narrative and User Experience Design.
Bearing a varied skillset on my belt, I can speak the language of every team involved in the development process. From 3D to Data Science, Engineering to QA, and Illustration to Sound Design, just to quote a few examples. I also have academic background in Behavioral Psychology, formal training in Agile Methodologies and plenty of experience in managing teams, from indies to multinational companies spread throughout different continents.
Currently I work as Technical Director at Mr. Kite working on a AAA MMO named TODAY. In the past I’ve been a Principal Engineer at Scopely, Technical Director at The Multiplayer Group (part of the Improbable group), previously I was also a TD at Lockwood Publishing, creators of Avakin Life – and before that I was a Senior Developer (VR & AR) at Exit Games – creators of Photon, the world’s #1 Multiplayer Engine (you can check the whole story on my LinkedIn page). I was also the Co-President and Founder of the Portuguese Chapter of the VR/AR Association.
I have also been a key figure in the Portuguese videogames development scene and always try to share my experience through career coaching talks or 1-1 mentoring sessions with young professionals.
Interested in knowing more? Get in touch. I also write every now and then. Mostly about my life and how I try to be better at it. Here are some samples.