Joao Alves

Engineering Manager at Skyscanner


Hi there 👋 my name is Joao and who am I? You might ask, so a little about me, my journey and this blog:

I’m currently an Engineering Manager at Skyscanner but my journey into this computing world started quite far back now.

I finished my masters in Computer Science and started my career as a Software Engineer back in 2009. I spent the first 5 years working back home in Portugal, developing Air Traffic Management Systems both in Java and C. I then moved to London in 2014 and started working in Android, which is has been my field since.

In early 2019 while at Babylon Health, I got the opportunity to progress my career and got promoted to Android Chapter Lead initiating my leadership journey, which eventually led me to where I am now.

Excited for the present and looking forward towards the future and what else I can learn and become in this amazing world of IT.

As mentioned above, I’m originally from Portugal but living in London since 2014, initially with my wife and our cat, and since November 2016, also with our son which keeps both us quite busy 😁

Other than technology (obviously 😁), I also love sports, both watching and practicing. Football (⚽️ not 🏈) for sure takes the biggest chunk of the watching and running the practicing. I also really enjoy reading/listening to books and writing both tech and non-tech content.

As described above, I like writing and been doing it for a while now. I decided to create this new website/blog to keep all my content together. Some of you might already know me from Medium, you can read here why I decided to move my existing content here and start writing here from now on, hope you’ll continue to follow and read some of my posts.