Errands of a french software developer in Melbourne, Australia
Senior Software Engineerrealestate.com.au
2013 - present
Australia's nr. #1 Real Estate web site. I've participated in a wide variety of projects, using Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, AWS...
On top of my usual mix of front end and back end work, for the last 18 months I've been exploring and improving my soft skills.
I'm regularly leading retrospectives and various meetings. I'm becoming an avid user of visual facilitation, taking much more engaging meeting minutes through sketchnoting (see the result of my live covering of RubyConf AU 2015) and try to always have a white board and a marker handy (or an iPad these days) to support my thinking.
Software EngineerBoost New Media
2012 - 2013
Wellington's Agile company of the year. A web development workshop with a very strong accent on agile project management done well. I work full time on the National Library set of applications, mostly digitalnz.org and the National Library of New Zealand.
I work on both front and back ends of the apps, but my heart is on the user side of things, as usual.
Software Engineer and Photographerenspiral.com
2012 - 2013
An unsual place to work... Flat hierarchy network of freelancers, filled with amazing people who work for a better world, but are still conscious of a life's needs.
I mostly contracted for chinadialogue.net a chinese / english billingual news site, in a very internationalized context. Project leader in UK, one developer in Italy, an other one in Saoudi Arabia. Interesting.
I'm not working as a developer through Enspiral at the moment, but I volunteer as a photographer on some events.
2009 to 2012
Ruby on Rails. Agility. eXtreme Programming. Pair programming. Behaviour Driven Development. All those concepts I had already heard about, but I learned what they really meant there. These guys rock.
I developed many applications there. Most noticeably rewriting a 15 years old environmental assessment tool in 18 months, from scratch, in pair with a more seasoned developer.
During the last 6 months, I switched function. I was product owner on a pretty difficult project. I designed the client needs with them through conception sessions, prototypes and mockups and then specified and splitted those needs into stories for the development pairs. I managed up to 6 developers and organized work on up 3 projects at the same time.
Frontend Web Developerdrimki.fr
2008 to 2009
I worked for a real estate community web site.
I did some server-side refactoring too.
Software Developer inria.fr
2007 to 2008
At INRIA, a nation-wide computer science research lab, I worked for the communication departement.
I designed, prototyped and developed a web-based digital assets management tool.
I also developed a web-based helpdesk application with Ruby on Rails.
Master in Computer EngineeringENSIMAG
2006 to 2007
After considering my passion for computers could become more than a hobby, I embraced a specific one year master programme, covering most crucial parts of the usual 3 year programme. This "année spéciale" is targeted to graduate students who want to open their profile to a different subject.
Master in Mechanical EngineeringENIT
2000 to 2005
I spent 5 years studying mechanics and various physics subjects at Ecole Nationale d'ingénieurs de Tarbes, a mechanical engineering school in the south west of France.
Erasmus year in SwedenLulea Technical University
2003 to 2004
Incredible year spent abroad. Huge diversity in the subjects I chose, incredible international context with students from all over the world and a really refreshing change of scenery.