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Meet the team

Creative and passionate people, looking for the next big challenge

Leadership

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Vasco Pedro, PhD

CEO, Co-Founder

Owner of the vision, fighter of emotional debt. Surfer, traveler, eclectic. Father of 4 girls. ``Be prepared.`` PhD in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University.

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João Graça, PhD

CTO, Co-Founder

PhD in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning at IST + Upenn with Professors Fernando Pereira, Ben Taskar and Luísa Coheur. Author of several papers in machine learning with side information, unsupervised learning and machine translation. Co-founder of the Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School.

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Bruno Prezado

Lead Designer, Co-Founder

Communication Designer, ex-Art Director. Part-time copywriter. Amateur photographer, occasional illustrator. Rides buses for inspiration.

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Hugo Silva

Full Stack Developer, Co-Founder

Attacking all fronts, from backend to frontend. Zen master. Owns a kitten (or vice-versa).

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Wolfgang Allisat

Chief Customer Officer

Chief of Subscriptions and Happy Customers. Loves Sun, Sea, Sangria and Sailing.

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Rui Carvalho

Director of Finance
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Paulo Dimas

Head of Product

Product development mastermind, released first commercial product at the age of 14. Envisions a world where AI-empowered humans can develop the new lingua franca.

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Hugo Macedo

VP of Marketing

Builds great Products that Customers love. Engineer turned Marketer turned Entrepreneur, curious about Humans. ``Don't try harder, try different!``

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Marcelo Lebre

VP of Engineering

Product oriented engineer. Passionate about developing software and scaling architectures. Believer of ordinary people coming together to build extraordinary things.

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Edmund Ovington

VP of Partnerships

Leads, sales and alliances. Enjoys country hopping. Gin enthusiast.

Research & Development

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André Martins

Head of Research, PhD

Leads the Unbabel-X research team. Disrupts translation with AI, single-handedly. Writes papers once in a while (with the other hand). Enjoys Tarkovsky movies.

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Ramon Astudillo, PhD

Senior Researcher

Research scientist in signal processing and machine learning. Specializes in non-orthodox areas of machine technology. Working to bring technological singularity closer to the present.

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Helena Moniz, PhD

Senior Researcher

Translation Quality Czar. Loves cinema, theater, dance, travel, books, and long walks. Adores comics.

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Fábio Kepler, PhD

Associate Researcher

Researcher+developer (``dev-searcher?``) in grammar checking and machine translation quality estimation. Picky about deprecated technology and best practices, loves beautifully written code and papers. DIY-practitioner, never hires anyone without first trying to fix things (or break them). Boardgame lover, currently fighting to save humanity in Pandemic Legacy.

Product and Engineering

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André Silva

Full Stack Developer

Develops software for a bunch of Unbabel Teams. Is a full-stack engineer still @ Instituto Superior Técnico. Loves TV Shows and Louis CK & Jim Jefferies.

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Sofia Rocha

Junior Web Designer

Part designer, part frontend developer. Can be found sketching mobile app pages. Youngest member of the team, dislikes chocolate.

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Bruno Oliveira

Mobile Developer

Passionate user and developer of Android and iOS. Trying to make mobile translation great again!

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João Sardinha

Front End Developer

Web interface team lead. Loves front-end development and best practices. Terrible cook. Likes travelling and trying new food. RC car enthusiast.

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José Monteiro

Machine Translation Engineer

Trying to make machines translate like humans. Fascinated by computers and captivated by linguistics. Loves music and going to concerts.

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Miguel Ribeiro

Full Stack Developer

Doing Front-end for new Unbabel products. Usually seen with a deck of cards. Was a translator for Unbabel during 2 years before joining. ``Someday is not any day of the week.``

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José Cortez

Full Stack Developer

Super passionate about building products and growth. Startup geek that loves One Hundred Years of Solitude, Dr. Strangelove, traveling and diving deep into the unknown. ``To infinity, and beyond!``

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Eduardo Pereira

Full Stack Developer

Full stack developer that loves building software. Always learning. Likes to play games, experiencing new cultures and hanging out. Will always accept sushi.

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Emanuel Velho

QA Engineer

Makes things better by breaking them (best job ever). Enjoys travelling and listens to 90's rock. Don't be surprise if you find him in a cave playing Magic: The Gathering, alongside the Dungeon&Dragons' folks.

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Rui Gil

Full Stack Developer

Likes music, films and code with 2 spaces. Plays the guitar off duty.

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Tomás Pinho

DevOps Engineer

Server management, deployment and security. Likes craft beer. Into music festivals and playing any guitar he gets his hands on.

Business

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Raquel Pereira

Customer Success Team Lead

Tireless team leader, making customers happy. Ex-scout. Rides a motorcycle. ``No day is a bad day.``

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Ricardo Ribeiro

Account Executive

Contributes to Unbabel’s growth. Readaholic who’d rather work on world changing ideas than sleep. Has been working in the Lisbon startup ecosystem for the past few years.

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Matthew Carrozo

Director of Brand and Communication

Born in New York, raised in Lisbon, forged in the fires of London. Often found being walked by Moses the Dog, drinking coffee, in the cinema, following Radiohead on tour, on his racing bike (sometimes all at once). Eternally curious, tells a good story.

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Fernando Amaral

Head of Marketing

Explores all inbound marketing channels, with a focus on SEO. Discovering new ways to use the Unbabel API. Making the bridge from computer science to marketing.

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Camila Pohlmann

Head of Community Ops

Translation multi-tasker, makes sure the job gets done. Born in Rio de Janeiro, but can't dance the samba. Speaks 5 languages - or 6, if you count cat-anese. Really hates cilantro.

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Isabella de Brito

Community Specialist

Creates content and solutions to Unbabel Community. Morning person. Often immersed on her own world of museums, analog cameras, ukuleles and unicorns (#hipster). Loves technology but don't trust in washing machines.

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Maria Belen Eglez

Business Development

Happy latina girl with passion for sales. A nomad by nature, social animal and 100% curious about life. She'll always try to make you feel at home.

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Marianna Buchicchio

Quality Manager

In love with the Portuguese language, she came to Portugal to study Translation. Translator, she loves (and she misses) her violin and her dog, Virgilio.

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Bruno Guerra Cunha

Business Development

A short-term doer and a long-term thinker, passionate about technology and social entrepreneurship. Loves to travel, indie music festivals and to interview people.

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Sam Kempner

Account Executive

Originally from London. Sales lover. When he's not reading, working or studying, you'll either find him in the record store, eating wonderful food or making great risotto.

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Rafaela Cortez

Junior Marketing Assistant

Jack-of-all-trades assisting marketing, sales and CS by day; midnight snack ninja by night. Can be spotted trying to get Moses, the Dog to interact with her. Wishes all drinks came with a slushy option.