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

Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since March 25, 2021
James is a senior full-stack software 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 PostgreSQL.
James is now available for hire


  • Gymaholic
    JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Jest...
  • Deliverr, Inc
    React, JavaScript, CSS, Vanilla JS, Node.js, Shopify, Shopify API, Next.js...
  • ReUp: Social Shopping
    JavaScript, React Native, Stripe, Stripe API, Stripe Connect API, PayPal...



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.


  • Chief Executive Officer

    2016 - 2023
    • Built a training app that helps people achieve their fitness goals that is being used by thousands of monthly users. It uses very similar technologies as the website (React Native, Redux), so the data and components can be shared across projects.
    • 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, Stripe, PayPal, Mobile Payments, Stripe Payments, Express.js, NoSQL, eCommerce, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), REST APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Serverless, CircleCI, Full-stack, Stripe Subscriptions, OAuth 2, OAuth, Healthcare
  • Senior Full-stack Software Engineer (Freelance)

    2022 - 2022
    Deliverr, Inc
    • Developed a Shopify app to allow store owners to create shipping rates and estimated delivery dates based on certain conditions.
    • Extended an existing Shopify extension to show customers estimated delivery dates on product pages according to the rules set by the store owner.
    • Created a service that interacted with the Shopify GraphQL admin API to provide customers with shipping options based on the products available in the cart and the conditions set by the store owner.
    Technologies: React, JavaScript, CSS, Vanilla JS, Node.js, Shopify, Shopify API, Next.js, PHP 7, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GraphQL, React Apollo, MUI (Material UI)
  • Senior and Lead Full-stack Software Engineer (Freelance)

    2021 - 2022
    ReUp: Social Shopping
    • Worked closely with senior engineers to prioritize tasks and release the apps and websites on time.
    • Built the Sell On ReUp app that helps vendors sell their products online using live streaming and video clips as marketing tools.
    • Created a payout system to allow vendors to get paid through the platform in a timely manner, similar to Etsy or Amazon.
    • Led the transition from using WooCommerce to building a custom multi-vendor marketplace.
    • Developed processes to make the platform more performant and reliable.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React Native, Stripe, Stripe API, Stripe Connect API, PayPal, PayPal API, WordPress, Dokan, WordPress API, PHP, Node.js, Redux, Jest, USP, Stamps, Shipping, OAuth 2, OAuth, MySQL
  • Senior Full-stack Software Engineer (Freelance)

    2021 - 2021
    • Helped with the Priceline website migration from Apollo Client v1 to v3, which made the platform faster, easier to work with, and increased revenue.
    • Worked closely with the Apollo Client team to fix various issues identified in their codebase.
    • Developed various proof of concepts to move away from Redux and use Apollo Client's local state and reactive variables.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Redux, React, Apollo, React Apollo, Jest, A/B Testing
  • Senior Front-end Software Engineer (Freelance)

    2021 - 2021
    • Assisted with designing and building 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, Gatsby, GraphQL, WebGL, Three.js, Animation, Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), Serverless, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), UX Design
  • Senior Full-stack Software Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    • Contributed to a platform build to create and manage digital securities on the blockchain.
    • Extended the administration platform to create and manage security tokens.
    • Assisted with building the investor's platform to create accounts and provide KYC information.
    Technologies: React, Redux, GraphQL, CSS, HTML
  • Full-stack Software 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 and React on the front end.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Java, C#, MongoDB, Python, PM2
  • Full-stack Software 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, Python, AngularJS, Angular, jQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Front-end Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    • Migrated the mobile app from Backbone.js to React and Redux. Developed features enjoyed by millions 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 Software Intern

    2014 - 2014
    • Implemented and optimized several 3rd-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, OAuth 2, OAuth
  • Front-end Software 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 thousands 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)


  • Gymaholic Website

    Developed this fitness website that allows people to start workouts online. The website has over 1,000 daily visitors, and it uses the latest web technologies such as React, Redux, Node.js, and PostgreSQL. It also includes CMS and an order management system built in-house. Moreover, it uses SSR (server-side rendering) and responsive design and has a score of 95+ on page speed insights.

  • Open Source JavaScript Element Picker

    A JavaScript library to help you point and click to get the hovered element. It gets more than 90,000 installations a month. It's a simple yet powerful tool that allows me to use it across many other side projects, such as the Chrome extension.

  • Open Source Tumblr Post Tags Chrome Extension

    Created a Chrome extension to help people manage and post their favourite tags on the microblogging platform Tumblr. It makes posting new content easier for content creators. It's used by 1,700+ daily users and has 4+ average reviews.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML5, TypeScript, CSS, HTML, SQL, Java, C#, Python, C++, GraphQL, PHP, PHP 7
  • Frameworks

    Redux, React Native, Jest, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Express.js, MUI (Material UI), OAuth 2, AngularJS, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Angular, Vanilla JS
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Backbone.js, Socket.IO, Stripe, Shopify API, Vue, WebGL, Three.js, jQuery, REST APIs, Stripe API, Stripe Connect API, PayPal API, WordPress API
  • Tools

    IntelliJ, Adobe Creative Suite, Git, WebView, Subversion (SVN), CircleCI, Amazon CloudWatch, PM2, React Apollo
  • Paradigms

    Agile, REST, RESTful Development, UX Design
  • Platforms

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

    Project Management, Healthcare
  • Storage

    NoSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)
  • Other

    Responsive UI, Software Development, Chrome Extensions, Back-end, Front-end, PayPal, Mobile Payments, Stripe Payments, Styled-components, Web Development, Architecture, WebSockets, Stripe Subscriptions, OAuth, Gatsby, Animation, Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA), Serverless, eCommerce, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Full-stack, Servers, Dokan, Apollo, A/B Testing, USP, Stamps, Shipping


  • 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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