Xiao Bian, Developer in Markham, ON, Canada
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Xiao Bian

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Software Developer

Markham, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
May 21, 2019

Xiao is a results-driven senior software developer focused on financial software engineering. Before specializing in his current work on the trading life cycle management, he developed multiple online banking applications in the Canadian retail banking sector. Xiao is an easygoing, approachable team player who's always willing to share and learn together with the whole team.



Preferred Environment

PyCharm, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), IntelliJ IDEA

The most amazing...

...thing I've created was a data visualization app (ELK) for tracking/analyzing online banking user activities for the product owner to improve the web flow.

Work Experience

Software Developer

2017 - PRESENT
RBC Capital Markets
  • Worked on commodities IT for all areas related to commodities trade lifecycle management.
  • Developed and enhanced various reports such as market-risk reports, enterprise-derivatives reports enterprise GL posting, and MTM /PnL reporting.
  • Supported a business user for backoff processing such as invoices, confirmations, and payments.
  • Innovated an application to support grid computing for an end-of-day process.
Technologies: SQL, Python, Java

Senior Software Developer

2014 - 2017
  • Worked on a small business bank account onboarding application (first among the big five banks that can create a small business account for net-new customers in 15 minutes).
  • Created a real-time KYC process via web services from TransUnion and Oncorp.
  • Defined and implemented data models between pega tier and web tier.
  • Automated testing using Ruby and Cucumber BDD.
  • Programmed a log parsing application to generate a variety of reports and charts; it was built with Python, Pandas, and Matplotlib.
Technologies: Matplotlib, Pandas, REST, SOAP, Python, Kibana, Logstash, Elasticsearch, Apache Maven, Pega, Gulp, Knockout (Knockout.js), JavaScript, Java

Software V&V Specialist

2012 - 2014
Tyco Security Product
  • Programmed an ASP.NET MVC web application for wireless system protocol documentation.
  • Designed and developed a real-time serial port parsing and analyzing tool using C# and WPF.
  • Developed Excel VBA scripts for spreadsheet and Outlook automation.
Technologies: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), ASP.NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), C#

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Demo

This is a demo project of pivotal Cloud Foundry where it fully utilizes the PCF infrastructure.
2010 - 2012

Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Electrical Computer Engineering

Lakehead University - Thunder Bay, Canada


Pivotal Cloud Foundry Developer



Spring REST, JPA 2, React, Visual Studio SDK, AMQP, jQuery, Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib


IntelliJ IDEA, Gradle, Apache Maven, Excel 2013, Jira, GitHub, Subversion (SVN), ELK (Elastic Stack), Apache Tomcat, PyCharm, MATLAB, Cucumber, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, ANTLR, LaTeX, Gulp, Logstash, Kibana


Spring, Spring Boot, Spring Security, Spring MVC, Angular, Bootstrap, Hibernate, Knockout (Knockout.js), Ant Design, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET


Java, Python, C#, Ruby, Bash, JavaScript, C, SQL, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)


Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), REST


Eclipse, Oracle, Java EE, VMware Tanzu Application Service (TAS) (Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF)), Linux, WebSphere, JBoss, Pega, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


MySQL, JSON, Spring Data, MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch


Solace, Domain-driven Design (DDD), Big Data, GlassFish, SOAP

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