Amaury Martiny, Full-stack Developer in Paris, France
Amaury Martiny

Full-stack Developer in Paris, France

Member since March 15, 2017
Amaury is a certified senior Toptal blockchain engineer, working as a protocol developer on the Cosmos SDK. Previously, he spent three years focusing on core development on Polkadot, Substrate, and Ethereum. Amaury is interested in entrepreneurship and has worked for startups of various sizes. He reads a variety of subjects, such as mathematics, history, and philosophy, in his spare time.
Amaury is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Regen Network
    Blockchain, Go, Cosmos, TypeScript, Docker, DApps, Protobuf, Cryptocurrency
  • Parity Technologies
    DApps, TypeScript, Ethereum, Parity Polkadot, Rust, Blockchain, WebAssembly...
  • Eighttails
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), MongoDB, React, Node.js, Web3.js, Ethereum, DApps...

Experience

Location

Paris, France

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Blockchain, Parity Polkadot, Cosmos, Ethereum

The most amazing...

...project I've built was a mobile app that got featured on NBC and BBC with 100k+ users. It was built in one weekend!

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer | Cosmos Core Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Regen Network
    • Maintained the Cosmos SDK, a framework powering the $100B Cosmos blockchain ecosystem, as a core protocol developer.
    • Led two working groups of four people on introducing features on the Cosmos SDK, from design and specification to implementation, quality assurance, and release.
    • Refactored the 200K-line Cosmos SDK by introducing Protobuf as the default encoding while maintaining backward compatibility.
    Technologies: Blockchain, Go, Cosmos, TypeScript, Docker, DApps, Protobuf, Cryptocurrency
  • Software Engineer

    2017 - 2020
    Parity Technologies
    • Headed the development of a proof-of-concept crypto wallet running a Polkadot light client in WebAssembly inside the browser.
    • Refactored Polkadot.js (100,000 lines of code), the official TypeScript SDK on top of Polkadot and Substrate, into a more modular architecture with dynamically-generated TypeScript typings.
    • Created and launched Fether, the first Ethereum wallet on top of a light client, totaling 5,000 downloads after one year.
    • Designed and completed Light.js, a high-level reactive library optimized for light clients and an alternative to Web3.js.
    • Presented talks about Web3.js, DApp development, and light clients.
    • Cooperated with security firms on auditing the Polkadot.js codebase.
    • Integrated the low-level in-house codec, SCALE codec, into the Polkadot.js codebase.
    Technologies: DApps, TypeScript, Ethereum, Parity Polkadot, Rust, Blockchain, WebAssembly, React, Open Source, Web3.js, Chrome Extensions, Kubernetes, Smart Contracts, Substrates, Electron, Docker
  • Full-stack Developer

    2017 - 2017
    Eighttails
    • Led the development of a RESTful Express server that connected to the Ethereum blockchain using web3.js.
    • Architected and developed an innovative one-click, cryptographically-secure login flow using the MetaMask extension. See the associated article on Toptal Blog: Toptal.com/ethereum/one-click-login-flows-a-metamask-tutorial.
    • Wrote tests that covered 98% of the codebase and set up a git-based continuous integration using CircleCI, which deployed staging and production versions to AWS.
    • Built the front-end web app skeleton using React and Redux and delegated further front-end development to a junior developer.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), MongoDB, React, Node.js, Web3.js, Ethereum, DApps, Blockchain, TypeScript, CSS3, PostgreSQL
  • Full-stack Developer

    2017 - 2017
    Fieldbook
    • Emphasized UX by paying extra attention to details, as UX is one of Fieldbook's strengths.
    • Participated in the team-wide project of shipping version 2.0 of the product, working under high pressure for the whole month preceding the launch.
    • Collaborated with the product owner, developers, and QA engineers in an agile environment.
    • Wrote at least one line of test for each line of code.
    Technologies: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Express.js, Backbone.js, REST APIs, MySQL
  • Lead iOS Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    Zelos (via Toptal)
    • Reorganized the code by introducing the Ducks architecture for Redux, increasing the readability and maintainability of the codebase.
    • Transitioned from REST API calls to GraphQL queries, optimizing network payloads, especially for low-bandwidth mobile phones.
    • Created a customizable three-part screen component for an innovative UX, with a new way of navigating between screens.
    Technologies: GraphQL, Redux, React Native, MobX
  • Lead Front-end Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    MonBanquet
    • Completely redesigned the landing page—resulting in a 30% conversion rate increase.
    • Built from scratch, the back-office led to a huge productivity boost compared to the previous Trello-based system.
    • Assembled build tools (Gulp, Jenkins) to automate and optimize website building, testing, and deployment.
    • Conducted A/B testing on landing page features to obtain the highest conversion rate.
    Technologies: Angular
  • Software Engineer

    2014 - 2014
    Feedly
    • Created from scratch a Chrome extension for bookmarking; it was rated five stars and used by 250,000 users in the Google Chrome Store.
    • Led the development of the Feedly macOS app. While the app itself consisted only of a WebView wrapper over the main website, I implemented multiple features for a native-like user experience.
    • Built a prototype of SimpleFollow.org—an easy way to add RSS feeds to your favorite news aggregator.
    • Worked closely with the designers to implement new UI/UX features on the main page feedly.com.
    Technologies: Django, Objective-C, JavaScript, Chrome Extensions, HTML5
  • Cloud Computing Intern

    2013 - 2013
    IBM
    • Conceived and implemented tailored IaaS solutions for client companies such as Danone and Gemalto using VMware.
    • Optimized the virtual machine creation process, reducing the VM installation time from eight hours to 45 minutes.
    • Created a UI for following in real-time the VM creation process.
    • Documented the VM creation tool usage guide in detail, both for end-users and developers.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Perl, VMware
  • Linux Adminstrator

    2011 - 2013
    VIA Centrale Réseaux
    • Oversaw the whole network at the university campus with 6,000 connected devices.
    • Managed a five-person team on a Linux server administration (Apache, Postfix, BIND, and virtualization).
    • Built from scratch the local Facebook of the university, using Symfony 2, PostgreSQL, and jQuery; it had 3,000 daily active users.
    • Launched an ICEcast radio streaming platform for the university.
    Technologies: Virtualization, Linux Server Administration, Linux

Experience

  • Sh**t! I Smoke
    https://shootismoke.app

    A free and open-source mobile application that lets you see your city's air pollution measured in daily cigarettes—the app has 100,000 installs and was featured on NBC, BBC, HuffPost, and CityLab.

    Technologies: React Native

  • Reacher
    https://reacher.email

    As an indie founder, I bootstrapped Reacher, a SaaS for email verification, generating $10k ARR after my first year. Built upon the home-grown open-source Rust library, `check-if-email-exists` (3k+ stars), the software focuses on performance and concurrency.

  • Feedly Mini

    A Chrome browser extension that keeps you connected to your Feedly—allowing you to save easily, tag, share, or subscribe to the high-quality content you find each day. It has ~250,000 users and is rated five stars.

  • In The Loop

    This project involved a Salesforce productivity app that uses gamification. I built the demo version of the app during a two-day hackathon organized by AXA.

    My group won first prize at the hackathon.

  • One-click Login with Blockchain: A MetaMask Tutorial (Publication)
    Online users are becoming increasingly resistant to traditional email/password registration processes. One-click social logins via Facebook, Google, or GitHub are better, but they come with data privacy trade-offs. This article introduces a one-click, cryptographically-secure login flow using MetaMask, with all data stored on the app's own back-end.
  • GraphQL vs. REST: A GraphQL Tutorial (Publication)
    You might have heard about the new kid around the block: GraphQL. If not, GraphQL is, in a word, a new way to fetch APIs, an alternative to REST.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, TypeScript, Go, GraphQL, Rust
  • Frameworks

    Redux, Next.js, Electron, Parity Polkadot, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

    MobX, Node.js, React, Web3.js, REST APIs, RxJS, Protobuf
  • Tools

    Git
  • Platforms

    Blockchain, Ethereum, Linux, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Other

    DApps, Chrome Extensions, Cryptocurrency, Open Source, Smart Contracts, Cosmos, Substrates, WebAssembly
  • Storage

    MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL

Education

  • Master of Science (Double) Degree in Computer Science
    2015 - 2016
    Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wrocław, Poland
  • Master of Engineering (Double) Degree in Engineering and Management
    2011 - 2016
    Ecole Centrale Paris - Paris, France

Certifications

  • Machine Learning Course Certification
    MAY 2017 - PRESENT
    Stanford University via Coursera

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