François-Xavier Degroot, Developer in Le Mans, France
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François-Xavier Degroot

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Magento Developer

Location
Le Mans, France
Toptal Member Since
June 10, 2020

François-Xavier has ten years of experience as a software developer in the eCommerce industry. He started his career in the Netherlands, working for a successful agency on several projects. Then after spending a few years in Switzerland, François-Xavier landed in Canada and held technical leadership positions in agencies and a leading video game company while working on international-scale eCommerce projects.

Portfolio

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Ruby, Shopify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Git...
Le Site
Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Magento 2, PHP, Git...
Ubisoft
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, PHP, Symfony 4, Git, Software Development

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Node.js, Ruby, PHP, Magento, Magento 2, Shopify, Ruby on Rails (RoR)

The most amazing...

...project I've led was the development team of Ubisoft+, new subscription-based program of Ubisoft.

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer Lead

2020 - PRESENT
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  • Managed a team of software developers to develop HA API integrations with Shopify stores.
  • Participated in the recruitment process and building of the software design documents.
  • Performed high-volume data integrations on AWS stack with services such as EC2, RDS, Amazon ElastiCache, and Lambda, and developed in Ruby on Rails.
Technologies: Ruby, Shopify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Git, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Software Development

IT Director

2019 - 2020
Le Site
  • Led a team of front-end developers, back-end developers, QA analysts, and DevOps.
  • Created our new local development stack based on Docker.
  • Established our brand new QA automation strategy and integrated it within Jenkins.
Technologies: Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Magento 2, PHP, Git, Software Development

Team Lead

2018 - 2019
Ubisoft
  • Led the internal development team of Ubisoft+, a new subscription-based model.
  • Collaborated with a team to develop a new payment platform based on the Symfony 4 framework.
  • Defined and implemented a new microservice-based architecture on AWS.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, PHP, Symfony 4, Git, Software Development

Technical Lead

2015 - 2017
Le Site
  • Worked on more than 20 Magento 1 and 2 websites successfully.
  • Led the company's back-end development team with up to seven developers.
  • Participated in setting up new production processes, including code reviews and automated deployments.
  • Developed our collection of Magento 2 modules and integrated them using Composer.
  • Developed integrated search modules within Magento based on Lucene in Solr and Elasticsearch.
  • Spoke at different conferences such as MTL+Ecommerce.
Technologies: Git, Puppet, Redis, NGINX, Vagrant, MySQL, PHP 7, Magento, Magento 2, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Software Development

IT Engineer

2013 - 2015
Unic
  • Developed and maintained Magento projects for our clients.
  • Set up an enterprise resource planning (ERP) connection using a second database inside Magento.
  • Optimized performance of existing websites (server side).
  • Established a new continuous integration with Phing and Jenkins.
Technologies: Jenkins, Phing, Git, Redis, Apache, Varnish, MySQL, PHP, Magento, Software Development

R&D Engineer

2011 - 2013
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  • Worked on high-traffic eCommerce and news websites.
  • Developed and maintained projects with the Magento framework.
  • Created specific reusable Magento modules for our customers.
  • Defined code-related strategies for performance optimization.
Technologies: Subversion (SVN), Jenkins, Memcached, Redis, Apache, Varnish, LXC, MySQL, PHP, Magento, Software Development

Ubisoft+

https://plus.ubisoft.com/
Ubisoft's new subscription-based program. It's entirely built as microservices on AWS using an event bus approach, including in SQS, SNS, EC2, and Lambda, to exchange data between first- and third-party applications. Microservices are developed in PHP and Node.js.

Rousseau Metal

https://www.rousseaumetal.com/
A B2B eCommerce website selling cabinets, including advanced features such as a custom configurator or an ability to search through a lot of documentation, i.e., PDF files, directly through the site search engine.

This site won the Best B2B Experience award from Magento in 2017.
2007 - 2011

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Université du Mans - Le Mans, France

AUGUST 2021 - PRESENT

Associate Cloud Engineer

Google Cloud

MAY 2021 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services

DECEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Developer

Amazon Web Services

SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Magento 2 Professional Developer Plus

Magento, Inc.

MAY 2019 - PRESENT

Magento 2 Front-end Developer

Magento, Inc.

MAY 2019 - PRESENT

Magento 2 Professional Developer

Magento, Inc.

FEBRUARY 2019 - PRESENT

Magento 2 Associate Developer

Magento, Inc.

SEPTEMBER 2017 - PRESENT

Magento 2 Solution Specialist

Magento, Inc.

FEBRUARY 2015 - PRESENT

Magento Solution Specialist

Magento, Inc.

OCTOBER 2014 - PRESENT

Zend Certified PHP Engineer

Zend Technologies

MAY 2013 - PRESENT

Magento Developer Plus

Magento, Inc.

Libraries/APIs

Node.js

Tools

Git, Varnish, Apache, Jenkins, Subversion (SVN), Phing, Vagrant, NGINX, Puppet, Solr

Languages

PHP, Ruby, PHP 7

Frameworks

Ruby on Rails (RoR), Symfony 4

Platforms

Magento 2, Magento, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Shopify, Docker, Kubernetes

Storage

MySQL, Redis, Memcached

Other

Software Development, LXC

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