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

Big Data Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since March 17, 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




Montreal, QC, Canada



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code

The most amazing...

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


  • 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: Vue, TensorFlow, Node.js, Python
  • Chief Technology Officer

    2014 - 2018
    • 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
    • Built all the web services for Gradsters.
    Technologies: Heroku, Node.js
  • Bioinformatician, Developer

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

    2008 - 2015
    OCL Technologies
    • Conducted contractual research in bioinformatics.
    Technologies: D3.js, HTML5, Neo4j, Java
  • 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: OpenGL, Java
  • Developer

    2002 - 2003
    • 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: Microsoft Assembly x86 (MASM), C++
  • Developer

    2001 - 2001
    • 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


  • Explor.ai Website

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

  • Qadna

    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

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

  • ISO-PeptidAce

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

  • List of Publications

    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


  • Languages

    JavaScript, Python, SQL, Java, C++, C#, HTML5, Microsoft Assembly x86 (MASM), Pascal
  • Libraries/APIs

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

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

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

  • Other

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

  • Tools

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

    Windows, Linux, OpenShift, Heroku, Visual Studio Code, Xamarin


  • 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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