Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

For SPARK technologies is very important that you know the people responsible of getting things done. Here you will find a quick overview of the key members. Please take a moment to read about the people who will be involved in your project.

Enrique Pérez Rul

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He graduated in 2004 from Cybernetics Engineer and Electronics from CETYS University (a WASC accredited institution). That same year he started working at the SONY TV Manufacturing plant in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. He was responsible of designing and developing an automated defect inspection system for their production lines. The project consisted on developing a software that analyzed pictures of the assembled components in the TV’s main board. In 2005 the prototype he built was presented to local directives for its budgeting approval, but it was reassigned to the company’s USA division for further development.

IBM CertifiedDue to this disappointment about local directive decisions and his own inquietude to create an IT company to provide solutions that save money and time to other businesses, he decided to leave the company and pursuit his personal goals, so he went to an intensive Open Standards training from IBM, obtaining several certifications with it.

In 2006 he took the opportunity to contribute with Spark Technologies right from the start. It was until he worked as the leader of several projects, that he realized that the key to successful projects was their correct administration, so this gave him the motivation to become a certified SCRUM master in 2007. He also pioneered the use of W-Language on PC Soft’s development tool called WinDev. He’s  also very knowledgeable on Network Administration as he recently got a D-Link certification.

At present, he is a strategic independent consultant that collaborates as a Project Manager and also does an excellent job as a Business Analyst, helping SPARK’s customers by understanding in-depth their needs in order to build an adequate solution for them.

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Certifications: Certified ScrumMaster, Certified D-Link Connectivity and Security Networks, IBM Linux Administration, IBM Enterprise Application Development, IBM Websphere Application Server 6 Administrator.

Core technical skills: Business and Systems Analysis, Project Management, Systems Design and Programming.

Knows: C#, SQL, PHP, W-Language, UML, RUP

Speaks: Spanish and English

Kena Guzmán

Certified ScrumMaster

Kena Guzmán portraitShe’s a Cybernetics and Electronic Engineer who graduated on 2004 from CETYS University (a WASC accredited institution). Soon after graduating she moved to Cuernavaca, Morelos where she completed a Scientific Research Training in the IIE (Electrical Research Institute, for its Spanish initials) participating at the same time on a project for the Federal Electricity Company of México D.F (Mexico’s capital city); where she developed the IGPPPS, a graphic interface that allowed the electrical company to test the new controllers used to display the electrical network system for the entire city; her work allowed her to publish a scientific article on a regional Congress the following year.

IBM CertifiedDuring 2005 she went through a series of intensive training from IBM, acquiring various certifications and abilities related to open standards, application development and administration. She joined  SPARK technologies  in 2006 starting off as a business analyst and developer. The projects she was going to involve in demanded that she became a certified Scrum Master, which she did in late 2006. A year after, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education. She has a vast knowledge in the Educational field and her special attention to organizational matter lead her the lead designer of several workshops and custom training for SPARK customers.HTML5

Nowadays she works as a Business Analyst and Project Manager most of the time, but she is able to adapt and participate as a developer on some projects. Some of the extracurricular activities she has been involved during her life. such as music, art and foreign cultures, make her an excellent element to work directly with our clients and does a very fine job understanding their needs.

Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, IBM Linux Administration, IBM Enterprise Application Development.

Core technical skills: Business and Systems Analysis, Systems Design, Programming and Project Management.

Knows: C#, VB, Java, ASP .NET, MVC, HTML5, SQL, MS-SQL, UML, RUP.

Speaks: Spanish, English and French

Rosa Isela Chávez

Certified ScrumMaster

Rosa Isela Chávez portraitHaving earned in 2005 her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from CETYS University (a WASC accredited institution) she started her career collaborating with this Institution as a Systems Analyst, attending and giving support to end users. Later that same year, she teamed with a colleague and together they developed various web applications focused for small businesses.

IBM CertifiedIn mid 2006 she concluded an Open Standards Technologies certification program sponsored by Baja California’s State government and by IBM IT Education Services; four years later she started to collaborate with SPARK technologies in projects for major institutions such as Baja California’s State Government and CETYS University.

She’s an expert doing systems analysis and she’s very thorough when it comes to figure out business processes. Database designs and development are among her many strengths and query optimization is a must for her.

She has a huge commitment with SPARK technologies and demonstrates it on every project where she participates. Having her on a team brings the group together as she really seems to enjoy what she does and that unlocks her full potential and compromise with the team, which in turn helps the group reach their goals.

Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, IBM Linux Administration, IBM Enterprise Application Development, IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment.

Core technical skills: Systems Analysis, Database Design and Development, Programming and Project Management.

Knows: C#, VB, Java, HTML, UML, RUP.

Speaks: Spanish and English

Kristyan Poceros

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He’s one of the many Cybernetics and Electronic Engineers on the SPARK technologies team. He’s specialized on Software Testing and Debugging and have worked with us since our beginnings. He went on assignment during 2010-2011 on a project where he was involved with Linux as an OS for mobile devices. IBM Certified On his return he shifted his focus from the Quality Assurance to  Systems Programming and Project Management.

Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, eQuality Certified Tester, Certified D-Link Connectivity and Security Networks, IBM Linux Administration, IBM Enterprise Application Development.D-Link Certified Professional Emblem

Core  technical skills: Systems Quality Assurance, Networking and Systems Programming .

Knows: Testlink, OpenSTA, Rational Functional Tester, C#, VB, Java, UML, RUP

Speaks: Spanish and English

Iskra Espinosa

scrum_master_certification Iskra Espinosa portraitIn 2006 after finishing her Computer Science Engineer career in CETYS University (a WASC accredited Institution located at Mexico’s northwest) as the best student of her generation she began to work as head of the Systems area of Empreser de México, a company with national presence.

IBM CertifiedOn 2006 she had the opportunity to work in an IT company, later that year she decided to join SPARK technologies where she would become a key element in the development of Web applications providing expertise on OOP, Relational Database design and efficient access to the information.

Over these years she has developed several applications that have met the needs of various companies and institutions in the region such as the State Government, Cetys University, Kenworth Mexicana and Skyworks Inc, as well as international companies the stature of Paccar Inc.

She is convinced that meeting customer requirements is a priority for SPARK technologies therefore she believes that teamwork and facing the challenges with passion are critical to achieve that goal.

Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, IBM Linux Administration, IBM Enterprise Application Development, IBM Websphere Application Server Network Deployment.

Core technical skills: Programming, Database Design and Systems Analysis.

Knows: C#, VB, ASP .NET MVC, Java, UML, RUP, SQL, MS SQL, Java Portlet (JSR-168).

Speaks: Spanish and English

Jorge Gerardo

Certified ScrumMasterJorge Gerardo pictureHe’s a Cybernetics and Electronic Engineer who graduated on 2004 from CETYS University (a WASC accredited institution), a year later he took an intensive Open Standards training program based on IBM’s ACE training program. On 2006, he joined SPARK technologies and has IBM Certified been working since then on several projects where project management, business analysis and even systems programming have been some of his roles.

Certifications: IBM Linux Administration, IBM Enterprise Application Development, Certified Scrum Master.

Main technical skills: Systems Analysis, Systems Design, Programming and Project Management.

Knows: C#, VB, Java, UML, RUP, SQL, MS SQL.

Speaks: Spanish and English