François-Xavier Degroot, Magento Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
François-Xavier Degroot

Magento Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

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.
François-Xavier is now available for hire


  • Diff Agency
    Ruby, Ruby on Rails 5, Shopify, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Le Site
    Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Magento 2
  • Ubisoft
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, AWS, PHP, Symfony 4



Montreal, QC, Canada



Preferred Environment

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

The most amazing...

...project was when I led the development team of Uplay+, new subscription-based program from Ubisoft.


  • Senior Software Engineer Lead

    2020 - PRESENT
    Diff Agency
    • Managed a team of software developers who were developing HA API integrations with Shopify stores.
    • Participated in the recruitment process and the building of the software design documents.
    • Performed high-volume data integrations on AWS stack with services such as EC2, RDS, Elasticache, Lambda and developed in Ruby on Rails.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails 5, Shopify, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • 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
  • Team Lead

    2018 - 2019
    • Led the internal development team of Uplay+ (a new subscription-based model).
    • Developed with a team the 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, AWS, PHP, Symfony 4
  • Technical Lead

    2015 - 2017
    Le Site
    • Successfully worked on more than 20 Magento 1 & 2 websites.
    • Led the company's back-end development team (up to seven developers).
    • Participated in the setup of new production processes (code reviews and automated deployments).
    • Developed our own collection of Magento 2 modules and integrated it using Composer.
    • Developed integrated search modules within Magento based on Lucene (SOLR and Elasticsearch).
    • Spoke at different conferences such as MTL+Ecommerce.
    Technologies: Git, Puppet, Redis, NGINX, Vagrant, MySQL, PHP 7, Magento, Magento 2
  • IT Engineer

    2013 - 2015
    Unic AG
    • Developed and maintained Magento projects for our clients.
    • Setup of an ERP connection using a second database inside Magento.
    • Optimized performance of existing websites (server side).
    • Setup of a new continuous integration with Phing and Jenkins.
    Technologies: Jenkins, Phing, Git, Redis, Apache, Varnish, MySQL, PHP, Magento
  • R&D Engineer

    2011 - 2013
    • 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


  • Uplay+

    Ubisoft's new subscription-based program. It's entirely built as a microservice application on AWS using an event bus (SQS, SNS, EC2, and Lambda) approach to exchange data between first- and third-party applications. All of the microservices use the Symfony 4 framework.

  • Rousseau Metal

    A B2B eCommerce website selling cabinets, including advanced features such as a custom configurator or the ability to search through a lot of documentation (PDF files) directly through the site search engine.
    This site won the "Best B2B experience" award from Magento in 2017.


  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, PHP 7
  • Tools

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

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

    MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Google Cloud
  • Other

    AWS, LXC
  • Frameworks

    Symfony 4, Ruby on Rails 5
  • Libraries/APIs



  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    Université du Maine - Le Mans, France


  • Associate Cloud Engineer
    Google Cloud
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    MAY 2021 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Developer
    Amazon Web Services
  • Magento 2 Professional Developer Plus
    Magento, Inc.
  • Magento 2 Front-end Developer
    MAY 2019 - PRESENT
    Magento, Inc.
  • Magento 2 Professional Developer
    MAY 2019 - PRESENT
    Magento, Inc.
  • Magento 2 Associate Developer
    Magento, Inc.
  • Magento 2 Solution Specialist
    Magento, Inc.
  • Magento Solution Specialist
    Magento, Inc.
  • Zend Certified PHP Engineer
    Zend Technologies
  • Magento Developer Plus
    MAY 2013 - PRESENT
    Magento, Inc.

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