The Judge.me Team
Founder & CEO
Peter-Jan "PJ" Celis wrote our first line of code on his 29th birthday in January 2015. He first worked on Judge.me as a weekend and evening project, going full time in June of 2016.
Before founding Judge.me, PJ was a strategy consultant, Ruby on Rails developer, marketing lead in medical tourism, and founder of an online arbitration company.
Originally from Belgium, PJ moved to Vietnam to start Judge.me and is currently traveling around Europe. He holds a master degree in applied economics from the KULeuven.
Co-founder & CTO
Linh Dam is the CTO of Judge.me and was involved in the project from day 1. Originally working weekends on Judge.me starting January 2015, Linh went full time in April of 2016.
Before Judge.me, Linh was the front-end lead for HipVan, a multimillion dollar furniture ecommerce company based in Singapore. Linh is a fullstack developer, building on his job experience as a Ruby of Rails developer.
Linh is born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam. He holds a bachelor degree in computer science from RMIT.
Octavian Babus joined Judge.me as a developer in May of 2017. A logician from Romania, Octavian became a developer after moving to Vietnam.
Before Judge.me, Octavian was a Ruby on Rails developer at Dagoba.io, a fledgling ecommerce platform.
Octavian was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania. He holds a master degree in mathematics from the University of Bucharest and a PhD in computer science from the University of Leicester.
Khe Uyen Hoang "Annie" Le joined Judge.me as an Asian timezone support representative in October of 2017.
Before Judge.me, Annie was an account executive at Tenzing Pacific Insurance Services and member of the Global Talent Program at AIESEC Vietnam.
Annie is born and raised in Da Nang, Vietnam and now lives in Saigon, Vietnam. She holds a bachelor in Commercial English from Da Nang College of Foreign Language.
Francisco joined Judge.me as an American timezone support representative in May 2018.
He previously was the property management supervisor at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and earned the Franklin Award for his performance during the Obama 2011 visit.
Francisco was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and holds degrees computer networking and logistics from UNESA and FATEC-SENAC respectively.
Head of Support
Leon joined Judge.me as an Asian timezone support representative in August 2018.
He previously was an engineer in the Royal Dutch Army in charge of military communication systems where he was commissioned to a counter-IED mission in Mali. He also worked in various jobs that required him to apply his technical knowledge in direct contact with customers.
Born in the Netherlands, Leon has studied Graphic and Digital Design and received leadership and engineering training during his five years in the Royal Army.
Linh joined Judge.me as our UI/UX Designer in September 2018 after returning to Vietnam from studies and work in Oslo, Norway.
She has previously worked as a Graphic, Web, and UI designer in agencies, consultancies, and an analytics solution platform. She is a part of Osmos Start-up, a platform for students to connect with researchers and practitioners from their respective field of study.
Linh studied Multimedia Systems at RMIT, Vietnam and graduated with a Master of Interaction Design from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Gjøvik, Norway.
Hasan joined Judge.me as an Asian timezone support representative in October 2018.
Before Judge.me, Hasan worked as a Math and Science teacher.
Hasan was born in Great Britain and moved to Vietnam in 2017. He holds a degree in Biomedical Science from Nottingham Trent University. In his spare time, he enjoys training in mixed martial arts.
Jhair joined Judge.me as an American timezone support representative in October 2018.
Passionate about technology since he was a kid, Jhair got a Bachelor of Laws in the second biggest national university in Peru but his vocation moved to IT as he became a freelance designer and SEO/e-commerce consultant.
Jhair is from Lima and currently studies software engineering at the Technological University of Peru (UTP). He loves dogs, video games, and reads about almost anything.
Javi Garcia joined Judge.me as an Asian timezone support representative in November 2018.
Javi was born in Spain and holds a degree in Media Communication. His career is built around his computer skills and customer service attitude, with a background of more than 10 years in different fields such as tourism, exportation, video editing and film production.
Javi likes to do regular swimming, but he also loves to just sit on his sofa to watch movies and play games. Javi claims that it will be gaming that will prevent him from getting old.
Ryan joined Judge.me as the editor of our blog in November 2018.
Before Judge.me, Ryan founded Coworking Insights, a coworking online media platform, which was sold to Coworker.com in 2017. Ryan is also the Content Director at Habu, a coworking Saas.
Born and raised in Utah, Ryan holds an associate degree in economics from Salt Lake Community College. Ryan currently lives in Bansko, Bulgaria and enjoys traveling, wine and tacos.
Shuli joined Judge.me as a researcher, with a focus on user testing and customer insights in December 2018 and became our product manager in March 2019.
Before Judge.me, Shuli was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.
Originally from Singapore but currently traveling Europe, Shuli holds bachelors in Psychology and Information Management from Singapore Management University and a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in cognition and cognitive neuroscience from Michigan State University.
Daniel Novaes joined Judge.me as an American timezone support representative in December 2018.
Before Judge.me, he worked as a research assistant in a computer science lab hoping to find new ways of detecting carcinogenic cells using data mining.
Daniel was born and raised in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Porto Alegre to study Computer Science at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He also enjoys to run in his free time.
Sofía Elizondo joined Judge.me as an American timezone support representative in December 2018.
Sofía is from Costa Rica and also received education in accounting and finance before pursuing a career in IT and media. She also speaks Italian.
Francisco Cruz aka "Toño" joined Judge.me as an American timezone support representative in February 2019.
Before joining Judge.me, Francisco was finishing his studies on Computer science & multimedia technology and UX Design, as well as developing static and Drupal 8 websites. He is currently studying a Business Administration Technician degree.
When he is not developing something, he spends his time playing Super Smash Bros and learning about a more natural and holistic lifestyle.
Work at Judge.me
If you are interested in joining Judge.me, please email our support.
We are looking for senior developers who:
- can self-manage and deliver code without handholding
- thrive on working remotely in a small team
- have an investment mentality, and want to build for the long term
- care about great customer support, with a willingness to help out
- have experience with ecommerce platforms (Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, etc)