In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

An introvert who dreamed of becoming a taxi driver when he was a child, Sérgio Amorim has a witty sense of humor that shines through in such an unassuming way that it will make you laugh when you least expect it. It’s a trait that serves him well in his role as a DevOps Expert Lead — he has a way of getting people out of their comfort zone, much like he ventured out of his when he decided to perfect his public speaking skills. …


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Sara Gonçalves began working at OutSystems fresh out of college, but seven years later, she is as motivated as day one. Not the kind for turning down a challenge, she finds inspiration both in diverse work projects and sports. She is known as the OutSystems official runner, and if you’re not careful, she might even convince you to do a half-marathon. Catch her if you can because when she’s not fearlessly leading her team, running or cycling, she is also an avid traveler.

How did you end up at OutSystems? You completed your master’s degree at the company, right? Like…


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Growing passionate, cohesive teams — and doing it very quickly — is one of two main challenges for Sílvia Rocha. The other is explaining to her family that spending the whole day in Zoom meetings still qualifies as work. Here, she talks about how you should run your daily calendar (instead of it running you), bike riding, and her favorite weekend activity: beach bumming.

How did your relationship with technology begin? I wasn’t lucky enough to have access to a computer in my childhood, but I had to choose the area I’d like to progress to when I reached high…


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the Engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

Ready to move to Portugal from South Africa in early March — with his wife and six pets — Dean van Zyl is a versatile software engineer currently working in the R&D department. Used to fast-growing companies, which he sees as a learning opportunity, his natural knack for cooking and barbecuing is set to make him one of the most popular team members at OutSystems.

You’re currently the principal software engineer in the Monitoring and Observability team. How did you end up at OutSystems? I’ve been in IT for 10 years now. I started in the Winelands, in the Cape…


It was just another random Tuesday in the home office. Well, at least until Agile Coach Pedro Miguel Barata set the OutSystems Lisbon office Slack channel on fire. All he did was ask one of the questions that remain on everybody’s minds since we packed up our desks due to the pandemic last year, in March, and mostly since Portuguese schools closed again earlier this January for yet another lockdown.


In this series of interviews, we talk to an OutSystemer from the engineering team about their role, interests, and expertise.

When he’s not researching AI or software engineering, Miguel Neves can be found making a mean gin and tonic, playing video games, or experimenting with a polyphasic sleep schedule (trust us, it’s fascinating stuff). Here, he talks about the future of AI and how research scientists can help software companies innovate and increase their impact.

When did you know you wanted to become a software engineer? I’ve been fascinated by computers ever since I saw one for the first time. I’m from Pico Island, in the Azores [a Portuguese nine-island archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic], so I guess…


Written by Helio Cardoso & Tania Ramos

The Story

Once upon a time, there was a product manager with a technical background. Well, this is how I usually introduce myself, but the reality is that I am an engineer by heart who, throughout my professional experience, has been exposed to a lot of UX best practices and processes (research, wireframing, prototyping, capture feedback, iterate, rinse and repeat).

A long, long time ago, or to be honest, fairly recently, I was baffled by the gods of user-centered design, which brings us to the fairy tale I want to tell you today.

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