Olivier De Meulder, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Olivier De Meulder

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since June 18, 2019
Olivier is a pioneer of eCommerce, an entrepreneur, and a multifaceted software engineer who's passionate about the internet and web tech. He firmly believes that the best software engineers are the ones who know how to communicate and that this skill is crucial to a successful project. Olivier has worked on several varied projects with a range of technologies for companies big and small.
Olivier is now available for hire




New York, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

Go, Java, PHP, React, C#, .NET

The most amazing...

...things I’ve built are completely unrelated: an online preview engine for a web-to-print app and a voice-over-IP solution for 500 customer service agents.


  • Engineering Manager

    2018 - PRESENT
    New York Times
    • Designed a caching application for high availability and a low-latency application to support up to 30,000 requests per second; used AWS Elasticache.
    • Architected the development of a new application to support specialty billing scenarios, using Java, Postgres and Apache Beam (GCP dataflow).
    • Dismantled a legacy monolith application into micro-services; used Google App Engine and Java and Spring Boot.
    • Developed a new REST API application using Go for a legacy application.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Oracle, Java
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    New York Times
    • Developed custom features in a type of SugarCrm software to support over 500 customer service agents.
    • Implemented a new voice-over-IP solution for 500 customer service users, including Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), using Amazon Connect.
    • Evaluated the replacement of Backbone.js framework with React or Vue.js.
    • Implemented a data warehousing application by hooking up an AWS Kinesis stream to an AWS lambda function into Google BigQuery, and finally created the reports in ChartIO.
    • Developed an app to consume GCP pub sub-events, decode them from AVRO format, and placed them into a custom app.
    Technologies: Vue, MySQL, Go, PHP
  • Software Engineer

    2015 - 2018
    • Created a major integration with a third party by building a state machine to ingest hundreds of files on a daily basis.
    • Developed several REST API endpoints for third parties to integrate with the company and decoupled the application using RabbitMQ.
    • Built an interactive single-page application using AngularJS to allow users to upload a CSV file and map several columns to database fields.
    • Performed in-depth database optimization research to increase performance by analyzing traces and execution plans and recommending new indexes.
    Technologies: RabbitMQ, AngularJS, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, C#
  • Founder | CTO

    2002 - 2015
    Invitation Consultants
    • Custom built a website with a shopping cart and credit card integration.
    • Developed a custom content management system (CMS) for the maintenance of an eCommerce website.
    • Created an online preview engine for a web-to-print application.
    • Built a recommendation engine using collaborative filtering and a graph database, Neo4j.
    • Create a geolocation application using Google Places API and Ruby on Rails.
    • Developed an online portal to integrate with third-party vendors, including automatic submission of orders using XML.
    • Built a reporting application to interact with Quickbooks API.
    • Created a desktop application to scan barcodes and print UPS shipping labels.
    Technologies: Neo4j, Adobe InDesign, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Microsoft SQL Server, C#, .NET



  • Languages

    C#, JavaScript, PHP 7, PHP, Java, Java 10, Go, Python, Ruby
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React, Vuex, Vue
  • Paradigms

  • Frameworks

    .NET, .NET Core, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AngularJS, Django, Ruby on Rails 4, Redux
  • Storage

    SQL Server 2012, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Neo4j, Redis
  • Tools

    RabbitMQ, SugarCRM, Adobe InDesign, Jenkins, Ansible
  • Platforms

    Oracle, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Windows, Drone CI


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Business
    1996 - 1997
    University of Antwerp - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Master of Information Services (MIS) Degree in Business and Engineering
    1991 - 1996
    University of Antwerp - Antwerp, Belgium


  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    NOVEMBER 2018 - NOVEMBER 2020
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • AWS Certified Developer
    JULY 2018 - JULY 2020
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Certified Scrum Master
    OCTOBER 2017 - OCTOBER 2019
    Scrum Alliance
  • Neural Networks for Machine Learning

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