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

Software Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since July 23, 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 peer-to-peer office commercial spaces marketplace. 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.
Michael is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Kopus
    React, Redux, GraphQL, MySQL, Node.js, Express.js
  • Yezure
    Vuex, Vue.js, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, Vercel, Node.js, Express.js...
  • Freelance
    Vuex, Vue.js, Nuxt.js, Firebase, Slack

Experience

Location

Montreal, QC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

GitHub, Vue.js, Vuex, Vuetify.js, Firebase, NoSQL, Node.js, TypeScript, MongoDB, Nuxt.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.

Employment

  • CTO

    2021 - PRESENT
    Kopus
    • 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
  • Founder

    2020 - PRESENT
    Yezure
    • 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.js, Firebase, Cloud Firestore, Vercel, Node.js, Express.js, Vuetify.js, Stripe API, Stripe, Algolia
  • Front-end Developer

    2020 - 2021
    Freelance
    • 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.js, Nuxt.js, Firebase, Slack
  • Product Manager and Front-end Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Zum
    • 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.js, Tailwind CSS, i18n
  • Full-stack Developer

    2018 - 2020
    Freelance
    • 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.js
  • Product Manager

    2019 - 2019
    Flinks
    • 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
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

    2017 - 2019
    CGI
    • 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

Experience

  • Yezure
    https://www.yezure.com

    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.

  • Kopus
    https://kopus.com/

    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.

Skills

  • Frameworks

    Vuetify.js, Nuxt.js, Express.js, Bootstrap, Jest, Vue SSR, Redux, Tailwind CSS, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, Vuex, Node.js, Stripe, Stripe API, React
  • Platforms

    Firebase, DigitalOcean, Algolia
  • Other

    Analysis, Portfolio Analytics, Vercel, Research, UI Research, i18n, Algorithms, Development
  • Languages

    TypeScript, HTML5, GraphQL, CSS
  • Tools

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

    NoSQL, MongoDB, Cloud Firestore, MySQL
  • Paradigms

    Serverless Architecture

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
    2012 - 2015
    Laval University - Quebec, Canada
  • Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in Computer Science
    2010 - 2012
    C├ęgep de Sainte-Foy - Quebec, Canada

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