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.
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.
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 and now living in Saigon, 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.
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.
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Francisco spends his free time developing side projects, playing Super Smash Bros and learning about a more natural and holistic lifestyle.
Alex joined Judge.me as an Asian timezone support representative in March 2019.
Before Judge.me, Alex had a career as a Service Manager for a large UK based Wide area Network and Cloud Services Provider.
Originally from Manchester, England, Alex left the UK in pursuit of warmer weather and to pursue his career in IT. In his spare time, when not relaxing, he continues to study both code and Spanish.
Hung joined Judge.me as a developer in March 2019.
Before joining Judge.me, Hung was a developer at StayJapan.com, a travel website. He was also a developer at several Ruby on Rails agencies.
Hung was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam and holds a bachelor in engineering from the Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (UIT). He likes laid back weekends without anything planned.
Huyen Dao joined Judge.me as a UI/UX designer in March 2019.
Before Judge.me, Huyen was a UI/UX designer at Adquest Asia, where she worked with several US based startup clients. Huyen also worked in design roles at MySquar and DocDoc.
Born and raised in Saigon, Huyen spends her free time self-training in UI/UX design and enjoys frequent travel, yoga and meditation. She is also involved in the UI/UX meetups and workshops in Saigon.
Jose joined Judge.me as an American timezone support representative in March 2019.
Before joining Judge.me, Jose was a dedicated Professional Technician in Computer Systems and other areas, in where he had carried out the maintenance, support, and reporting of small research projects and development of new support opportunities in various companies as KIO, Dell and HP.
Jose was born and raised in Panama City, Panama currently pursuing a humanities degree with a speciality in philosophy, ethics, and values. He loves Table Tennis, night walks, music and of course reading.
Lam joined Judge.me as an Asian timezone support representative in April 2019.
Before Judge.me, Lam was working remotely for Kraken Bitcoin exchange as an Client Engagement Specialist.
Born and raised in Can Tho city, Lam is trying to learn Japanese and coding in his spare time.
Maksim joined Judge.me as a developer in April 2019 when he moved from Shanghai to Saigon.
Before Judge.me, Maksim was a full stack engineer at HeyShop and Move Shanghai.
Originally from Kirzigstan, Maksim holds a master degree in Finance from East China Normal University and is a self-taught developer.
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)