PhD, R&D software engineering

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Work experience

Apr 2019 – present: Software engineer, then tech lead (2019), then R&D software architect (2021) at Streamroot / Lumen, company specialized in content delivery at scale. A key product makes users exchange video segments between each other, thus reducing the requirements in backend throughput.

Dec 2017 – Mar 2019: Lead developer at Watcha, Lyon, young editor of a unified collaboration tool for businesses focusing on data governance. I managed a developer and was in charge of security of the product, including end-to-end encryption.

Oct 2015 – Mar 2019: Creator of a robust audio ad blocker, compatible with radios and podcasts: Adblock Radio. Open-sourced components on Github and described how it works. Got accelerated, gathered a community, received press coverage, but did not find a viable business model.

2015 – 2016: Technical cofounder of Ciconie. Send pictures from your smartphone to your grand-parents' hands.

2011 – 2015: PhD degree in nuclear fusion research, Plasma Physics Laboratory (LPP), École Polytechnique, Paris. I compared phenomena between experiments (what did we measure?) & simulation (is that realistic?). Contributed to social animation among PhD students.

2011 (6 months): Work placement with ESTEC (European Space Agency) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Assessed radio blackout numerically during a high velocity atmospheric re-entry.

2008 (7 months): Military service with the Parisian fire brigade.

Languages and computer skills

It always starts by talking to people! French is my native language, English is fluent and I have some knowledge of German to reactivate. What follows is about computers.

Backend development: Recent experience with C++ 14/17 and Rust. Strong background in NodeJS, and some Python. Do a bit of Go and tamed SQLite/MySQL/PostgreSQL + Nginx.

Devops: Got my hands dirty with Docker, Kubernetes, Grafana… Self-host most of my web services. Know-how with Debian and Arch linux btw.

Data science: Keras, Tensorflow, viz with Pivot, Apache Zeppelin & Superset. During my PhD, caught evanescent signals with FFT, MUSIC, HHT. Open sourced work in Landmark (Shazam) acoustic fingerprinting.

Frontend development: Strong knowledge of JS. Played with WebAssembly, React, Typescript/Flow. Experience with WebRTC.


2020: Numa Nouvelle Vague biweekly workshops, to become a better manager.

2013 (2 months): Stanford Ignite program, Paris. An intensive program to learn the business fundamentals necessary to succeed in any entrepreneurial venture.

2010 – 2011: Engineering degree + Research master, Supaero, Toulouse. Major in aeronautics and fluid mechanics. Master in Dynamics, energetics and transfers.

2007 – 2011: Engineering degree, École Polytechnique, Paris. Multidisciplinary Master Degree, major in Mechanical Engineering.

2005 – 2007: Classes Préparatoires MPSI-PSI*, Stanislas, Paris.

2005: Scientific A-levels, Saint Jean de Passy High School, Paris.

Other interests

Enthusiastic squash player, with some competition in a team.
Telemark skiing, a fun old-fashioned technique with free heels.

Privacy and ethical design resonate in me.
One day, I'd like to study sociology.

Last update: Mar 6th 2022