Diego Guillen has joined QCIF’s Data Services team as a Software Engineer.
Diego has joined the team as an experienced full-stack software developer and will contribute to a range of projects.
He joins QCIF from Griffith University where he worked as a Senior Software Engineer on the EcoCommons project, helping to build a platform for ecological and environmental modelling tools. QCIF is a proud EcoCommons partner.
“I was already familiar with QCIF, so when the opportunity to work there became available, that called my attention,” Diego said.
“I’m looking forward to becoming part of a nice team of professionals and to contribute to the realisation of current and future software infrastructure projects useful to the research community.”
Diego will report to Peter Marendy, Head of Data Services. “Diego brings a diverse set of skills and experience spanning both industry and the research environment. The addition of Diego to Data Services will enhance our capability to deliver outcomes in both current and upcoming work,” Peter said.
Diego has worked in all areas of software, from compiler to application design, web design, testing, technical writing, training and marketing.
He has also worked in Artificial Intelligence, multimedia and scientific research.
As well as the tertiary sector, Diego has worked in industry, including in publishing, finance, middleware software and medical software.
He has a Master’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, and a Bachelor degree in the same field from Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia.
In his spare time, Diego plays classical music on guitar, and Latin American music on guitar and keyboard. Additionally, he enjoys digital art painting on his iPad and coding fractals in Scratch.