Olivier Caron-Lizotte, Big Data Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
Olivier Caron-Lizotte

Big Data Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since February 5, 2014
CTO of BiogeniQ, Olivier has a background in bioinformatics, full-stack development, setting up technology stacks, and management. With extensive experience in cloud-based architectures, algorithm design, and implementation, he excels at complex, multidisciplinary projects.
Olivier is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Montreal, QC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code

The most amazing...

...software I've created is Qadna, a homomorphic encryption-based service for personalized medicine results.

Employment

  • Chief Data Officer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Biron Health Group
    • Hired a team for business intelligence tasks using PowerBI, SQL Server, and Python.
    • Promoted the use of data in business initiatives such as new business opportunities and decision processes.
    • Built a software to simplify deployment of machine learning initiatives across the business.
    • Put forth a plan to protect and promote data (data governance).
    Technologies: Python, Node.js, TensorFlow, Vue.js
  • Chief Technology Officer

    2014 - 2018
    BiogeniQ
    • Built the entire architecture for storing and processing genomic data.
    • Hired and lead a team of Node.js and MongoDB experts.
    • Wrote grants and R&D credits to finance development.
    Technologies: OpenShift
  • CTO

    2014 - 2015
    Gradsters
    • Built all the web services for Gradsters.
    Technologies: Node.js, Heroku
  • Bioinformatician, Developer

    2009 - 2015
    IRIC – University of Montreal
    • Led software development and data analysis of proteomic data.
    Technologies: C#, Java, C++, HTML5, Neo4j
  • Consultant

    2008 - 2015
    OCL Technologies
    • Conducted contractual research in bioinformatics.
    Technologies: Java, Neo4j, HTML5, D3.js
  • Programming Analyst, Project Manager, Director of Operations

    2004 - 2009
    123 Certification
    • Designed and developed a portable virtual reality simulator of manual welding processes.
    • Developed a real-time motion capture system.
    • Designed special effects (smoke, fusion, sparks, etc.).
    • Managed the IT infrastructure and technological choices.
    • Led a multidisciplinary team of 5 to 12 people.
    Technologies: Java, OpenGL
  • Developer

    2002 - 2003
    CRIM
    • Corrected facial distortions coming from a wide-angle pinhole camera in real time.
    • Created a software application performing automatic segmentation of lesions in very high-definition images.
    • Developed video analysis software for face recognition, detection of scene changes, and automatic key frame acquisition.
    Technologies: C++, x86 Assembly
  • Developer

    2001 - 2001
    NOVIKA (CSTPQ)
    • Built software for viewing and editing node states in an Echelon LonWorks network.
    Technologies: Pascal
  • Developer

    2000 - 2000
    Ouellet Canada, Inc.
    • Maintained and designed new online reports related to the management of the company.
    Technologies: SQL

Experience

  • Explor.ai Website (Development)
    https://explor.ai/en

    Node.js, Vue.js, Serverless + Edge computing through Cloudflare web workers.

  • Qadna (Development)
    https://qadna.ca

    Software for the storage of genomic datasets. Uses Isomorphic encryption, passwordless connection, dynamic PDF creation. Configured to run fast on commodity hardware (near 100% SLA).

  • OCL Technologies Website (Development)
    http://ocltech.ca

    A visually dynamic website making use of HTML5 and D3.js.

  • ISO-PeptidAce (Development)
    https://github.com/olivierlizotte/Iso-PeptidAce

    Standalone software for the in silico separation of co-eluting peptide isomers in high-resolution mass spectrometry data.

  • List of Publications (Other amazing things)

    Cell: The exon junction complex controls the splicing of MAPK and other long intron-containing transcripts in Drosophila.

    Journal of proteome research: Improvement of phosphoproteome analyses using FAIMS and decision tree fragmentation; Application to the insulin signalling pathway in Drosophila melanogaster S2 cells.

    Molecular and Cellular Proteomics: Quantitative proteomics reveals the induction of mitophagy in TNF-α activated macrophages.

    Molecular and Cellular Proteomics: Targeted identification of SUMOylation sites in human proteins using affinity enrichment and paralog-specific reporter ions

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, Python, SQL, Java, C++, C#
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, D3.js, Vue.js, jQuery
  • Paradigms

    Data Science, Parallel & Distributed Computing, Functional Programming, Agile Software Development
  • Storage

    MongoDB, Neo4j, NoSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Industry Expertise

    Bioinformatics
  • Other

    Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Deep Learning
  • Frameworks

    .NET
  • Tools

    Microsoft Visual Studio, Mongoose, Microsoft Excel, Eclipse IDE, Gimp, Inkscape, MonoDevelop, MongoDB Atlas, Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server BI
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux, Xamarin

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Science
    2004 - 2006
    University of Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2004
    University of Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, Canada
  • College degree in Computer Science
    1998 - 2001
    Cégep de La Pocatière - La Pocatière, Canada

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