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During the more than three years I worked with Bastos, I was continually impressed with his professionalism, passion and get it done attitude. Bastos is extremely talented both as an engineer and as a client facing manager. Michael is an asset to any organization that's looking to accelerate its product development, culture or both.
Michael embodies everything it means to be a leader. He’s always available. He’s always willing to teach. He is determined to set a great example for his team by bringing a positive attitude to work every single day. When you have problems, have questions or are seeking advice, Michael is always ready to lend his ear and he will make sure that you are successful no matter what you are doing. He brings immense knowledge and experience with him and makes sure to spread it to his peers.
Michael is a great developer and leader. He's a creative problem solver that will take on any technical challenge. He's a pass-the-credit-take-the-blame leader that will advocate for his team, the organization, and the users. And he's an avid reader that understands business management and financials. In short, Michael is somebody that gets stuff done.
When asked to name someone who truly embodies leadership, my answer is Michael Bastos. Michael’s ability to lead a team, guide an organization, develop excellent products, and still make time share his unquenchable thirst for knowledge and mentor team members is nothing short of inspiring. Providing direction is the essence of leadership, and he does so while fostering an environment that’s high in cooperation and low in ego. It was a joy to learn from him, and I endeavor to bring the values he exhibits through my own work.
Michael joined our startup and immediately started making our lives better. While he was developing new features he also turned our rickety-old deployment process into a rock-solid and very safe one. Because of that we were all able to start deploying new features faster. He's not just a good coder, he's a force multiplier, and that's kind of person you want on your team.
Michael loves data. Period. His topic of conversation before, during and after work is about data. Don't be fooled by his back end expertise. His creative juices flourish when there opportunity of content is discussed. A joy to work with, he also cares about his teammates and goes the distance to connect with each person. A gem of a human being and colleague.