Samuel Fuentes

Employee, Co-founder & CTO, Valk Fleet

Berlin, Germany



Professional experience for Samuel Fuentes

  • Current , since Nov 2014

    Co-founder & CTO

    Valk Fleet

  • 3 years and 4 months, Jul 2011 - Oct 2014

    VP Engineering

    Delivery Hero Holding GmbH

    I joined as tech employee n.1 one month after DH being founded and I've been defining the IT strategy and processes, setting up the teams, designing the architecture, and leading the development of the web platform. Experienced in transitioning through the several phases of a fast-growing start-up. Experienced in setting up Agile processes and cross-team management structures. Experienced in technical and team integrations as a result of several M&A operations.

  • 2 years and 1 month, May 2012 - May 2014

    Director IT

    Team Europe

    About Team Europe: We build fast growing Internet companies. We combine great ideas with excellent teams and our full support. We foster and co-create the ecosystem around our companies. As a Director of IT I lead full-time a portfolio company on the engineering side (Delivery Hero). We keep an active cross-company coaching network to advise and learn from each other. I also support Team Europe actively in IT-related decisions.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Sep 2010 - Dec 2012

    Web Consultant

    Samuel Fuentes Web Consulting

    Strategical and tecnological advice, arquitecture design, training, project management, development. Spezialised in: challenging architectures, cloud, Python, Django, web security, TCP/IP, testing and deployments platforms, Agile. A lot more info in:

  • 1 year and 2 months, Apr 2011 - May 2012

    Co-founder and Head of Development

    Red Freelance

    Red Freelance consists of an international team of freelance developers and designers spezialised in the new technologies, devoted to create professional and amazing web projects for our clients. As the Development coordinator, I managed the projects and the development team, designed the architecture, maintained the technical communication with the clients and monitored the overall quality of the processes and the deliverables.

  • 11 months, Nov 2009 - Sep 2010

    Software Developer

    F24 AG

    F24 development team is a group of experts located in the heart of Munich, working Agile, spezialised in providing top tools for alaming and emergence systems, integrating telephony, fax, sms, web, xmpp and email. Profiled and optimized the core product. Developed and deployed web/mobile platforms with Django and AJAX. Lead Developed a testing platform using Selenium and the Python testing tools. Lead Developed a load testing solution using Amazon Web Services.

  • 3 months, Jul 2009 - Sep 2009

    Research Engineer


    The ISecLab at the Network and Security Team is a group of experienced hackers combining their abilities to produce top-notch research. I worked in the detection of SSH stepping-stone attacks, using Python, Wireshark and machine learning techniques.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Dec 2007 - May 2009


    Internet start-up

    Efforts towards own start up. As one of the fulltime co-founders, multi-responsability work in different areas. In the business area: goal and strategy definition, idea development, ellaboration of business plan, SWOT analysis. In the technical area: technology evaluation, architecture, prototyping. Project finally abandoned due to funding difficulties; the economy crisis didn't help. (And our own first-timer mistakes, I should admit). Lots of learning, though. Really, a lot.

  • 7 months, Apr 2004 - Oct 2004

    Software Engineer

    Telefonica I+D

    The group of Trouble-Ticketing Tools, in the area of Network Management Tools is in charge of providing expertise and internal tools to assist managing the complex networks that the companies from the Telefonica Group have. In this group I took part in an international J2EE project: programming of a trouble- ticketing tool to manage the Brazil telecommunication network from Telefonica Telesp. I was involved in both frontend and backend development.

  • 1 year, Oct 2002 - Sep 2003

    System Engineer

    BT Global Services

    The Systems Support Group of BT Spain is a core of network and sysadmin professionals in charge of the operations of the backbone network in Spain. In addition, as part of the Operations and Planning Area they coordinate with other international teams to develop ad-hoc tools. Development of tools for the systems management network, (C, CGI and ShellScript). UNIX sys admin. Lead Development of a screen-scraping robot, with high-availability and self-recovery and an accounting planning application.

Educational background for Samuel Fuentes

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2005 - Sep 2007

    Electrical Engineering

    RWTH Aachen

    Computer Networks IT

  • 5 years and 1 month, Sep 2000 - Sep 2005

    Electrical Engineering

    ETSIT UPM Madrid

    Computer Networks IT


  • English


  • German


  • Spanish

    First language



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