Maki Tolentino

• Software engineer with more than 14 years of development experience in fintech-related services

• Experienced in software development that is focused on Guidewire ClaimCenter projects

• Proficient with Java programming language and tools

• Avid coder of Javascript and Node.js

• Loves to code, a team-player and passionate on learning and enhancing my craft

• Earned Guidewire InsuranceSuite 10.0 Associate Developer and ClaimCenter 10.0 Config Specialist Certifications


Senior Software Engineer

  • Analysis, design and implementation of features to extend OOTB functionality of multiple GW ClaimCenter projects.
  • Liaise with Business Analysts, QAs and Project Managers to implement business requirements.
  • Write Gosu code, extend data models, insert new reference data, and update PCF screens.
  • Implement integrations with external systems that need to interface with the insurance platform.
  • Write validation/business rulesets that trigger based on different client requirements.
  • Technologies: Guidewire, Gosu, Java, Tomcat, REST, NodeJS
January 2018 - Present

Software Engineer

  • Handle end-to-end development to deployment of websites and webapps for SME and startup companies.
  • Launch a VueJS, NodeJS, Typescript and Firebase stack webapp for a real-estate startup.
  • Published a website using Bootstrap, JQuery and NodeJS with Twilio integration for a book launch.
  • Created a portfolio website for a chef's assorted products.
  • Technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Firebase, VueJS, REST, NodeJS, Typescript
January 2016 - Present

Lead Platform Engineer

  • Manage project deliverables for a loan origination and management system.
  • Oversees compliance with auditing bodies i.e. (PCI-DSS, BSP, Data Privacy)
  • Handles planning on migrating existing legacy code to a new loans origination system.
  • Technologies: Grails, Groovy, OracleDB, Docker, Git, Tomcat, Spock, AWS
August 2016 - December 2017

Senior Software Engineer

  • Spearheaded PH dev team to do full-stack web-app development for a Sydney-based fintech startup which was successfully launched on May, 2016. (
  • Acknowledged in the company’s quarterly recognitions for notable individual contributions.
  • Technologies: JavaEE, Spring, Javascript, AngularJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, jUnit, Atlassian suite, Agile
March 2015 - June 2016

Solutions Architect

  • Analyze business requirements of potential clients and provide viable solutions.
  • Created search engine optimizations for a client’s product catalog.
  • Technologies: JavaEE, Javascript, Talend
October 2013 - August 2014

Senior Software Engineer

  • Extended core functionalities of an insurance system used in Asian countries.
  • Implemented a two-factor authentication(2FA) system that was marketed to clients.
  • Technologies: JavaEE, JSF, JBoss, Hibernate, Maven, Git, OracleDB, JasperReports, REST, Play Framework
March 2013 - September 2013

Software Analyst/Programmer

  • Developed enhancement modules and reports for the client’s global marketing application.
  • Cut down the migration time of 30 million legacy records from 7 days to 3 days.
  • Technologies: JavaEE, JSF, Maven, Tomcat, iReport, OracleDB
September 2011 - October 2012

Senior Software Development Analyst

  • Led a team of software engineers on the web development of a Card and Customer Management System for MasterCard. (
  • Created financial platforms and reporting tools for Smart’s Finance and Internal Revenue departments.
  • Developed a system to reconcile dispute transactions of Smart’s dealers and retailers that cut down the SLA of reversals from 7 days to 3 days.
  • Acknowledged remarkable performance and was handed a senior role in less than 3 years.
  • Technologies: JavaEE, JSF, Spring, JasperReports, OracleDB, Git
June 2007 - February 2011


University of the Philippines - Diliman

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Coursework includes software engineering, data structures, algorithms, artificial intelligence, programming languages and cryptography.
  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST-SEI) Merit Scholar
June 2002 - March 2007

Philippine Science High School - Main Campus

Department of Science and Technology Scholar: Selected from over 20,000 applicants to receive funding until achievement of educational goals.

June 1999 - April 2003


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Requirements Gathering and Use Case Analysis
  • Solutions Design
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional and Remote Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests & Additional Information

I'm an avid reader and generally curious, I love consuming self-improvement books and podcasts. Sports and fitness are also fields I nerd about. I play basketball, badminton and table tennis as far as I can remember. I spend most of my free time playing with my kid.

I also enjoy building websites on my free time. I've helped found a company before: Teesr.