VCharge has a complex and naturally reactive technology which is working in production but needs to rapidly scale by two or three orders of magnitude. We hired Manuel to help with this. He is perceptive and practical, detail-oriented and abstract, hard-working and laid-back, smart and humble. He is fun to work with and learn from, and a great teammate and all-around strategist / thinker in addition to having deep reactive / Akka-based experience.
Overall, Manuel is fantastic, and he comes with my strong recommendation if you have an ambitious, distributed, high-speed technology that needs to flourish and scale.