Fabrice Laporte

Back-end Engineering Manager

Location: Bordeaux, France
E-mail: fabrice.laporte+jobs@gmail.com
Website: kray.me
github: github

Python developer with 15+ years spent in start-ups which turned into successful businesses. Along my career I moved from Back-end developer roles to Head of Back-end where I help a team of 10 engineers (and counting) grow their skills and experience.

Work

Yescapa

Head of Back-end

Nov 2021 - Present

Yescapa (100 employees, 15 when I joined) is the European leader in peer to peer motorhome and campervan hire.

  • define the back-end recruitment strategy
  • lead the effort to constantly adapt the organisation/methodology/tools to support team growth
  • get things done via coding, communicating or delegating
  • explain and illustrate the company strategic goals to the managers and ensure the message is properly communicated to the whole team

Back-end and Infrastructure manager

May 2018 - Nov 2021
  • code strategic features with high impact on the business in the context of cancellations due to the covid crisis
  • coordinate continuous integration effort and enforce a culture of deploy early and often (multiple times a day when necessary)
  • work in close collaboration with product owner to shape the future roadmap

Django developer

Jan 2017 - May 2018

Coopengo

Python developer

Jul 2014 - Dec 2016

coog by Coopengo (40 empl, 5 when I joined) is an open-source dedicated insurance software based on Tryton ORM. A personal milestone as I incorporated python and opensource, hitherto hobbies, into my daily work.

  • sole developer on a strategic project to migrate a portfolio of +1 million insurance contracts

Balyo

R&D MATLAB/Qt developer

Jul 2010 - Jun 2014

Balyo (200 empl., 3 when I joined) makes autonomous robots for load movements.

  • release manager and automation of build system (CMake, CDash)
  • lead source code management migration effort from SVN to Git

Lusis

C developer

Dec 2009 - Jul 2010

Mauna Kea Technologies

R&D C++/Qt developer

Sep 2005 - Aug 2009

MKT (120 empl., 15 when I joined) is the inventor of Cellvizio device that performs real-time in vivo cellular imaging. I joined a team of 8 C++/Qt developers working on an ISO 14971 (risk management) compliant medical software codebase that had significant performance constraints to satisfy. Incredible experience that ignited my *thing* for startups.

Education

Université Bordeaux I

Master 2 in Informatique Multimédia Imagerie Médicale

Jan 2000 - Jan 2005

Skills

Management

Planning Decision-making Delegation

Backend

Python Django Postgres Docker Redis Celery shell

AWS

EC2 RDS Cloudfront Route53

Interests

Piano

Chess

Horology

Open source

Reading Sci-fi