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

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Big Data Developer

Montreal, QC, Canada
Toptal 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.



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

The most amazing...

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

Work Experience

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


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#


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


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++


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


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.


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.


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
2004 - 2006

Master of Science Degree in Science

University of Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, Canada

2001 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, Canada

1998 - 2001

College Degree in Computer Science

Cégep de La Pocatière - La Pocatière, Canada


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


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


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


MongoDB, Neo4j, NoSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL


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

Industry Expertise





Windows, Linux, OpenShift, Heroku, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Xamarin


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

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