Michael Boutin, Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
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Michael Boutin

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Software Developer

Montreal, QC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
September 10, 2021

Michael is a passionate full-stack developer with experience building marketplaces, food ordering apps, and fintech products. Michael is currently the co-founder and CTO of Kopus, a startup helping creator scale their podcasts. He previously built Yezure, a peer-to-peer marketplace focused on helping people rent almost anything online. Previously, Michael worked as a product manager for two fintech startups, including one acquired for $103 million.


React, Redux, GraphQL, MySQL, Node.js, Express.js, CSS, HTML, JavaScript...
Vuex, Vue, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, Vercel, Node.js, Express.js, Vuetify...
Vuex, Vue, Nuxt.js, Firebase, Slack, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Databases...




Preferred Environment

GitHub, Vue, Vuex, Firebase, Node.js, TypeScript, Nuxt.js, React, Next.js

The most amazing...

...project I've helped build is zumrails.com, a payment platform that is now powering the payments for Questrade, a prominent Canadian broker firm.

Work Experience


2021 - PRESENT
  • Hired and managed teams of developers and helped complete projects effectively.
  • Defined the technology stack to build the products and guided the overall technical vision.
  • Shaped how a project's technical side is managed, striving for a well-defined process that brings results.
  • Tracked the team's performance and the technical infrastructures.
  • Managed the product vision and the roadmaps for each product and feature.
Technologies: React, Redux, GraphQL, MySQL, Node.js, Express.js, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Databases, REST APIs, APIs, JSON, SQL


2020 - PRESENT
  • Developed the product strategy and took decisions about features, uniqueness, and utilities.
  • Determined the technical requirements of the product.
  • Built a scalable database architecture and defined the technology stack.
  • Created the front-end and the back-end with serverless and JAMstack technologies.
Technologies: Vuex, Vue, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, Vercel, Node.js, Express.js, Vuetify, Stripe API, Stripe, Algolia, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, REST APIs, APIs, JSON, SQL

Front-end Developer

2020 - 2021
  • Brought features and concepts to life using HTML, CSS, Vue.js, and JavaScript.
  • Developed and maintaining the user interface and optimized the user experience.
  • Implemented responsivity for desktop and mobile websites.
  • Wrote reusable code and libraries following best practices.
  • Came up with the design and features suggestions to improve the application.
Technologies: Vuex, Vue, Nuxt.js, Firebase, Slack, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Databases, REST APIs, APIs, JSON, SQL

Product Manager and Front-end Developer

2019 - 2020
  • Contributed to defining the product roadmap based on the company strategy, market research, and analytic data.
  • Defined and implemented metrics related to the product strategy.
  • Collected and analyzed qualitative and quantitative customer feedback.
  • Identified strategic opportunities or synergies across various competing initiatives.
  • Ensured the product is driving real value to our customers in a measurable way.
  • Developed the product requirements with buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Built the front end and interfaces for the application.
Technologies: Figma, Vue, Tailwind CSS, i18n, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, REST APIs

Full-stack Developer

2018 - 2020
  • Helped with the design and development of software.
  • Tested and debugged software to keep it optimized.
  • Wrote clean code for the front and back end of the software.
  • Designed user interactions on the web application itself.
  • Created servers and databases for the back end of the software.
  • Tested and maintained the responsive design of applications.
  • Developed APIs and RESTful services and managed the application security.
Technologies: Laravel, HTML5, CSS, Vue, HTML, JavaScript, Databases, REST APIs, APIs, JSON, SQL

Product Manager

2019 - 2019
  • Researched and analyzed the market, the users, and the roadmap for the product.
  • Led the planning of product release plans and set expectations for the delivery of new functionalities.
  • Performed an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion.
  • Ensured that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on.
  • Planned and prioritized the product features backlog and the development for the product.
  • Defined the product vision, roadmap, and growth opportunities.
  • Assessed value, developed cases, and prioritized stories, epics, and themes to ensure the products are aligned with the strategy.
  • Provided backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories.
Technologies: Aha!, Figma, Research, UI Research, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Business Intelligence Analyst

2017 - 2019
  • Identified and analyzed business needs and developed the reporting in Tableau and Power BI.
  • Established management reports to ensure close monitoring of key KPIs.
  • Developed scenarios and sensitivity models to recommend options for strategic initiatives and to predict the financial evolution of different accounts.
  • Responded quickly and effectively to requests of strategic significance.
Technologies: Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, CSS, HTML, SQL


A peer-to-peer marketplace that lets you rent out your belongings to others nearby.

I was the founder and creator of the platform, managing the product vision, the roadmap, the UI/UX, the designer, and the back-end and front-end developer.


A peer-to-peer, B2B and B2C marketplace for booking and renting spaces for events, meetings, productions, and work, by the hour and by the day.

I am the co-founder and CTO of the company, managing the development team, roadmaps, and developing the application.


JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, SQL, GraphQL, CSS, HTML


Vuetify, Nuxt.js, Express.js, Bootstrap, Jest, Vue SSR, Redux, Tailwind CSS, Laravel, Next.js


Vue, Vuex, REST APIs, Node.js, Stripe, React, Stripe API, React Redux


Firebase, DigitalOcean, Algolia


MySQL, Databases, JSON, NoSQL, MongoDB, Cloud Firestore


Analysis, APIs, Portfolio Analytics, Vercel, Research, UI Research, i18n, Algorithms, Development


GitHub, Git, Slack, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, React Apollo, Aha!, Figma, Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Serverless Architecture

2012 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Laval University - Quebec, Canada

2010 - 2012

Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in Computer Science

Cégep de Sainte-Foy - Quebec, Canada