Summary

Since I left University I´ve been working for great companies and projects and music bands that changed my life.

First I worked at the University of Alicante as a researcher, were we developed internal tools and web services for a digital library, as well as its test automation (everything done in Java).

I worked as a software developer engineer in test for Microsoft Ireland developing the test cases and test tools for the Mobile Advertisement Platform, which was a web service (we used visual studio and .NET technologies, C#).

I am currently a GUI developer and tester at skillpages.com, a next-generation social network for finding people with skills. We use here ASP.NET MVC, C#, Javascript, CSS and HTML. For testing the UI we use Visual Studio Team Suite with Selenium.

I also had C++ as my main programming language at university, which I loved. My end of degree project was done in C/C++ and it had more than 20k lines of code.

I would love to work in the music industry someday.

Services

Software Developer Engineer

Software Developer in different technologies: ASP.NET MVC, Visual Studio, C#, C++, Java, Eclipse, NetBeans, CVS, Tortoise, Javascript, Jquery, CSS, HTML, Backbone ...


Rhythm And Lead Guitar Player And Composer

5+ years of experience as a guitar player in different styles: punk, hard rock, heavy metal and thrash metal.


Football Player

Playing on defense of an amateur football team. Low level skills, but improving.


Gamer

Skilled gamer in multiple games (especially FPS) such as:

- Battlefield
- Call of Duty
- Quake series
- Half-Life series and mods
- Doom series
- Unreal series

Others:
- Fifa series
- Pro evolution soccer series
- Starcraft
- X-Com series
- Silent hill series

... and many more.


Actor

Experience as a secondary actor in some short movies and music videos.


Long-Distance Runner

I run very often, just for pleasure, not for competition.


Work History

GUI Developer, Mobile developer and GUI Developer in Test

SkillPages

July 2010 - Present

Graphic User Interface developer at SkillPages.com in ASP.NET MVC, C#, Javascript and JQuery. - http://www.skillpages.com

UI Tester with Visual Studio Team Suit, Watin and Selenium.

Mobile developer in HTML5 & CSS3 - http://mobile.skillpages.com


Software Developer Engineer in Testing

Microsoft Ireland

January 2008 - May 2010

• Automation of test for Microsoft Mobile Advertisement Platform using Microsoft technologies (Visual Studio, .NET, C#)
o Carrier and Handset Data quality test: Development of test cases to ensure a minimum quality of production data before it goes to production. Data source in different formats (excel, xml, SQL DB).
o Internal tools test: Development of test cases and test tools for ensuring the quality of the internal tools, as well as its integration and performance.
o Web service test: Development of test cases and test tools for ensuring the quality of the online product, as well as its integration and performance.
o Development: Active participation with developer and program manager, document reviews, code reviews.


Software Developer / Researcher

Junior R&D Engineer at Virtua - Centro Desarrollo de Proyectos

January 2008 - September 2008

• Plone Product development
o OAI: Development of a product for Plone/Zope in Python for improving the dissemination of digital contents.
• Video game development for teaching English
o Videogame development expert consultant: Formed part of the early stages of video game development as a consultant. Introduced Visionaire to the videogame developing team.
• Miguel Cervantes digital library development
o Fedora Commons developer: Worked on tools for interacting with Fedora Commons data repository in java.
o Internal Tools Development: Development in Eclipse and Netbeans of offline java internal tools for data processing and data conversions.
o Amazon S3 libraries development: Developed java libraries for working with data stored within Amazon S3 web services using REST.
o Testing: Wrote unit test for the developed tools in JUnit.
• Researcher
o Researched for improving the previous Miguel Cervantes digital library, including search engines (indexing tools), data storage (Amazon S3) and interaction with data (Fedora Commons).


Web programmer and designer

Freelance

January 2002 - December 2007

• Static web site developer and designer
o Wrote website structures in HTML with Macromedia Dreamweaver
o Designed multimedia content in Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Flash.
• Dynamic web site developer
o I’ve developed websites in PHP for implementation of dynamic content, such as forums, file managers, content editors, …
o Use of MySQL databases for storing user and content information.
• Webmaster
o Manager of contents for a period of time, including server data management in FTP and content publishing.


Projects

Experience - Lord of the thunder

Lord of the thunder fan music video (play as an archer, I was also the director): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRnJutZKI6o


Experiece - Voiceover on SkillPages info video

Voiceover on SkillPages info video (Spanish Version). Video on right side: http://www.diarioinformacion.com/cultura/2011/11/16/paginas-amarillas-redes-sociales/1191134.html


Experience - O, Danny boy

O, Danny boy (short movie), dublin, 2012. Horror movie about the fear of losing a job. Played as the bad guy (HR guy). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6s3I3250U0


Additional information

Profession: Senior Software Engineer
Previous professions: Musician (guitarist, back vocals)
Driving license: Yes
Natural/Native accent: Spanish (but can imitate well others)
Music skills: Guitar, bass, drums, piano, singing
Sports: Football, basketball, tennis, table tennis, short experience in martial arts
Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian


Appearance and measurements

Ethnicity: White European
Hair: Brown
Hair length: Medium
Skin: White
Eye: Brown
Build: Large
Height: 6' 3'' - 190.5cm
Shoe: 13
Waist: 37' - 93.98cm
Chest: 39' - 99.06cm
Collar: 15' 38.1cm
Inside leg: 31' 78.74cm


Audiogarden

Just started a grunge covers band with @[45c67909-603b-e011-85c0-d804b45758e4]


Fifa skills

Some results of my online Fifa games (playing as Bray Wanderers and Spain)


Battlefield Vietnam skills

Stats on my last Battlefield Vietnam matches


Back from a 6 months injury

Not 100% recovered, but I can play soccer again after 6 months of injuries.


Spawell astro league 2011

We played a few years ago a tournament in Xmass. We didn't get any prize but it was a great experience.


Xavi at SkillPages

Spanish article about my work at SkillPages


Double F Learn to fly

Learn to fly cover done at the rehearsal studio.


Double F Promotional video

Double F Promotional video


Double F

Pictures from my last gig with Double F at The Gipsy Rose.


Xavi on the newspaper

My work at SkillPages on the Spanish newspaper Informacion:

http://www.diarioinformacion.com/cultura/2011/11/16/paginas-amarillas-redes-sociales/1191134.html


Mobile work

Our Mobile website is starting to look very good!

This is how your Inbox, search and other sections too will look in your mobile device. This is on a Beta stage!


Villa

Villa greatest goal


New discovery objects in SkillPages

Just finished implementing the new discovery objects from the site with @[579bf3c0-0784-11df-b1a2-00155d010212|enrico.foschi|Enrico Foschi].


Victory!

Played yesterday in Bushy Park with @[45c67909-603b-e011-85c0-d804b45758e4|lorcan|Lorcan O'Neill], @[ef850bae-27a0-11df-b1a2-00155d010212|justin.walsh|Justin Walsh] and Darrell on attack, Federico and @[7de5b27c-3273-11df-b1a2-00155d010212|reiner.wendland|Reiner Wendland] in the middle and me on defense. Won 9 - 7 :) @[45c67909-603b-e011-85c0-d804b45758e4|lorcan|Lorcan O'Neill]
was impressive!

Still not in a good shape but improving!

Very fun when those kids pointed at me and called me Gerard Pique!

Next week @[acd9004b-5059-e011-95a6-b046b2e0fbfe|edmund.dooley|Edmund Dooley] will be joining us and (maybe?) @[f71f461f-49fe-df11-8564-a2c832b5fa4f|your.name|Stephen Forbes]?


My friend Ivan Yanez playing the guitar

@[87e46bd7-ab0a-e011-9841-b570fd80d693|ivan.yanez|Ivan Yañez] , a great and a skilled guitar player!


A day to remember

SkillPages.com, the day we reached 100k users!


Up to date CV

Current CV of Xavier Torregrosa Jorques:


SkillPages

SkillPages (04/09/2010 – present)

GUI Developer, Software Developer Engineer in Test and Mobile Applications Developer (Full time employee)

· Graphic User Interface developer for a professional social network in ASP.NET MVC, Javascript, JQuery, HTML and CSS.

· UI Tester with Visual Studio Team Suit, Watin and Selenium.

· Mobile applications GUI developer in HTML5, CSS3 and IPhone/IPad simulator.


Microsoft

Microsoft EDC Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (15/09/2008 – 03/09/2010)

Software Development Engineer in Test (Full time employee)

· Automation of test for Microsoft Mobile Advertisement Platform using Microsoft technologies (Visual Studio, .NET, C#)

o Carrier and Handset Data quality test: Development of test cases to ensure a minimum quality of production data before it goes to production. Data source in different formats (excel, xml, SQL DB).

o Internal tools test: Development of test cases and test tools for ensuring the quality of the internal tools, as well as its integration and performance.

o Web service test: Development of test cases and test tools for ensuring the quality of the online product, as well as its integration and performance.

o Development: Active participation with developer and program manager, document reviews, code reviews.


Researcher

o Researched for improving the previous Miguel Cervantes digital library, including search engines (indexing tools), data storage (Amazon S3) and interaction with data (Fedora Commons).


"Is This Love" - Whitesnake at Hard Rock Cafe

LIXX covering Is This Love - Whitesnake at Hard-Rock Cafe


Metallica - Master of Puppets solo

Me covering Metallica - Master of Puppets's solo when I was learning to play the guitar


Round And Round - RATT at Hard Rock Cafe

LIXX covering Round And Round - RATT at Hard-Rock Cafe


Hot For Teacher - Van Halen at Hard Rock Cafe (Take 2)

LIXX covering Hot For Teacher - Van Halen at Hard-Rock Cafe


Hot For Teacher - Van Halen at Fibbers

LIXX covering Hot For Teacher - Van Halen at Fibbers


Hot For Teacher - Van Halen at Hard Rock Cafe

LIXX covering Hot For Teacher - Van Halen at Hard-Rock Cafe


Gig Pictures

Pictures of previous gigs with LIXX and Silvergara


Audio demos

Demos recorded with one of my previous bands.


X-Coop Mod

The three inter-linking campaigns that made up Aliens vs Predator 2’s thrilling single player experience was somewhat disappointing in the discovery that you were alone throughout the majority of the game. What if you were able to go back, but this time with a squad of human-controlled Marines and Predators, and finally show those bugs who’s boss? Look no further; X-Coop is here to help!X-Coop essentially adds a new game mode to the six standard modes for online play. This new game mode, entitled Co-op, allows up to 16 players to team-up and go through missions from both the Marine and Predator’s single player campaigns.

See detailed description: http://www.planetavp.com/mods/modotw/x-coop/

Official site: http://www.planetavp.com/x-coop/

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Ov0ZlYaBU

Download: http://aliensvspredator2.filefront.com/file/XCoop;9152


Skillpages.com

Demonstrate and share your skills, expertise or talents with friends, contacts and connections. Get found by anyone anywhere searching for your skills.


X-Guitar - Video


X-Guitar - File


X-Guitar

X-Guitar, which is basically a videogame to learn to play the guitar (a real one!) the same way you do when you play Guitar Hero. It was my end of degree project and it became very popular at my university, even that it was in a very first stage and only had the basic features… but the idea is still great! It took 4 months to develop the pitch detection engine based in Fourier transforms and Schmitt Triggering and other 4 months to finish the GUI. It was developed in C++ and it used different open source libraries for sound and graphics management, like Qt for the GUI or OSS for the audio input and output. The tool was presented in 2006 and received very good critics and an honorific mark from the teachers and everybody involved in the review process.Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2BcKCKKeWQ&feature=related


Qualifications & Certifications

B.S. & M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering

Universitat d'Alacant


Master in Software Engineering

Högskolan i Skövde


I.E.S Virgen del Remedio


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