About Otávio Santana

Software Engineer | Architect | Open Source Committer

Empowering staff-plus engineers to deliver highly scalable software on the cloud lets them become influential in their companies and the market and move their technical careers to the next level.

Otavio is a passionate architect and software engineer focused on cloud and Java technologies. He has deep expertise in polyglot persistence and high-performance applications in finance, social media, and e-commerce.

As an open-source contributor, Otavio is directly involved in the Java world as an expert leader in several specifications at the Java Community Process (JCP) and the Eclipse Foundation. His work on the Apache and Eclipse Foundations helps projects such as MicroProfile and Jakarta EE to flourish. As a NoSQL expert, Otávio works with many databases and APIs, including the Jakarta NoSQL specification.

Otávio is also the representative of SouJava, the Brazilian Java Users Society, on the JCP and Jakarta EE boards. He has helped the direction and objectives of the Java platform since Java 8.

Otávio is a JUG leader, instructor, and mentor. Focusing on helping developers grow their careers, Otávio has authored articles and books about software architecture, Java, good practices, software engineering, software design, and the cloud.

As a global speaker, he has presented at the most significant international conferences such as JavaOne, TDC, and Devoxx. He volunteers and helps organize several Java User Groups and meetups around the globe.

Otavio is recognized for his Open Source contributions and has received many awards, including all JCP Awards categories and the Duke’s Choice Award, to name a few. Otávio is also a distinguished member of the Java Champions and Oracle ACE programs.

Otávio loves history, economy, traveling, programming, and real-world languages. He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and French and is fluent in dad jokes.

What will you learn

Staff ++ Engineer: Handle your tech career as post-senior

Congratulations, you have reached the status of Senior or Specialist in your technical career! With this load also comes the classic question: What to do after this? Do I have to go to management and stop being a technician? The answer is no, it is possible to pursue a technical career after senior, and we have a term o: Staff-Plus Engineer Path.

In this presentation, we will discuss what is expected from a Staff-Plus engineer, the leadership skills needed, the secrets to following this path, how companies can be ready to support Staff-Plus engineers, and why the future of our industry depends on it.