James Bechet, Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
James Bechet

Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since December 24, 2020
James is a senior full-stack engineer who enjoys creating innovative products. He has over a decade of experience building web and mobile apps. At RBC Capital Markets, he developed products and tools that improved the algorithmic trading platform. James has worked with startups, on open-source projects, and enterprises. He excels with JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, Node.js, and PostgresSQL.
James is now available for hire


  • Klick
    JavaScript, React, GatsbyJS, GraphQL, WebGL, Three.js, Animation...
  • Gymaholic
    JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Jest...
  • Polymath
    React, Redux, GraphQL, CSS, HTML



Toronto, ON, Canada



Preferred Environment

MacOS, IntelliJ, Adobe Creative Suite, Responsive UI, React, Redux, React Native, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Agile

The most amazing...

...product I've built is a fitness app called Gymaholic Training for both iOS and Android. It helps thousands of people achieve their fitness goals.


  • Senior Front-end Developer - Freelance

    2021 - 2021
    • Assisted with the design and build of the career website, which has a very exciting user experience.
    • Extended and improved the shared library of components.
    • Contributed to making the career website responsive and accessible.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, GatsbyJS, GraphQL, WebGL, Three.js, Animation, Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), Serverless, UX, UI, UX Design
  • Chief Executive Officer

    2016 - 2021
    • Built a training app that helps people achieve their fitness goals. It uses very similar technologies as the website (React Native, Redux) so data and components can be shared across projects. It has thousands of monthly users.
    • Designed and created two independent Node.js REST APIs that handle the data logic of the projects. They use various AWS services, such as RDS, S3, CloudFront, and Lambda.
    • Led a team of five athletes to produce creative workout videos.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Jest, Adobe Creative Suite, Docker, REST, RESTful Development, RESTful APIs, Stripe, PayPal, Mobile Payments, Stripe Payments, Express.js, NoSQL, eCommerce, AWS, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), REST APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Serverless, CircleCI, Full-stack
  • Senior Full-stack Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    • Contributed to a platform build to create and manage digital securities on blockchain.
    • Extended the administration platform to create and manage security tokens.
    • Assisted with the build of the investor's platform to create accounts and provide KYC information.
    Technologies: React, Redux, GraphQL, CSS, HTML
  • Full-stack Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    RBC Capital Markets
    • Created products and common tools to improve the algorithmic trading platform.
    • Collaborated with traders and client supports to help improve their workflow.
    • Led a team of two interns to provide resilient and production-ready projects.
    • Helped build the new AI insights platform with a back-end using Node.js with PM2 and MongoDB cluster along with React on the front end.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Java, C#, MongoDB, Python, PM2
  • Full-stack Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    • Architected and implemented the offline-first mobile app using state-of-the-art web technologies.
    • Created additional features to improve the in-house CMS.
    • Guided the prototyping of a "universal app" that allowed event attendees to access any white-label app using a single platform.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Node.js, Vue.js, Python, AngularJS, Angular, jQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Front-end Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    • Migrated the mobile app from Backbone to React and Redux. Developed features enjoyed by million of users.
    • Prototyped and maintained the start workout experience.
    • Created robust test suits for creating models on the front end.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Node.js
  • Full-stack Engineer Intern

    2014 - 2014
    • Implemented and optimized several third-party integrations, which enable businesses to visualize their relevant data in real-time.
    • Added to the analytics widget with the Google Analytics REST API.
    • Improved and maintained the web platform and its components.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js
  • Front-end Engineer Intern

    2013 - 2013
    • Deployed and maintained the navigation across cloud storage and social media.
    • Built the custom photo/video player that worked for cloud storage such as Google Drive and Dropbox.
    • Contributed to the overall platform to help thousand of users to manage their files online.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Backbone.js
  • Data Engineer Intern

    2012 - 2012
    Capital Fund Management
    • Researched ways to improve the current low-latency storage system.
    • Prototyped and developed a cloud-like cluster storage.
    • Used hashing algorithms to improve the current storage system.
    Technologies: Python, Redis
  • Software Engineer Intern

    2011 - 2012
    • Researched and built a system to gather data of the current system, e.g., fp/s, mbp/s, etc.
    • Developed a module to communicate with a high definition camera on an embedded system.
    • Integrated the camera module to the rest of the platform.
    Technologies: C++, Subversion (SVN)


  • Tumblr Post Tags

    Created a Chrome extension to help people manage and post their favorite tags on the microblogging platform Tumblr. It makes posting new content easier for content creators. It's used by 2,000+ daily users and has 4+ average reviews.

  • Open Source JavaScript Element Picker

    A JavaScript library to help you point and click to get the hovered element. It's a simple, yet powerful tool that helps me use it across many other side projects, such as Chrome extension. It gets about 5.6,000 installations monthly.

  • Gymaholic Website

    Developed this fitness website the latest web technologies such as React, Redux, Node.js, and PostgreSQL, including a custom CMS and order management system. It uses SSR and responsive design, and it scores 95 on page speed. The website has thousands of daily visitors.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML5, TypeScript, CSS, HTML, SQL, Java, C#, Python, C++, GraphQL, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Redux, React Native, Jest, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Express.js, Material-UI, AngularJS, Next.js, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Backbone.js, Socket.IO, Stripe, GatsbyJS, Vue.js, WebGL, Three.js, jQuery, REST APIs
  • Tools

    IntelliJ, Adobe Creative Suite, Git, Subversion (SVN), CircleCI, AWS CloudWatch, PM2
  • Paradigms

    Agile, REST, RESTful Development, UX Design
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Docker, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management
  • Storage

    NoSQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS S3
  • Other

    Responsive UI, Software Development, Chrome Extensions, AWS, Back-end, Front-end, RESTful APIs, PayPal, Mobile Payments, Stripe Payments, Styled-components, Web Development, Architecture, WebSockets, Animation, Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), Serverless, eCommerce, UX, UI, Full-stack, Servers


  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2014
    Supinfo - San Francisco, USA; London, England; Paris, France
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2012
    Epitech - Paris, France

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