Renoir Boulanger

Renoir Boulanger

Expert in Front-End Ops, UI Libraries who cares about Accessibility

Montréal, Quebec, CA
Français, English




Experienced full-stack developer dedicated to creating web solutions that excel in Accessibility, Performance, and Code Quality. Strong emphasis on continuous testing, test-driven development (TDD), and managing packages to maintain code integrity. A polyglot programmer contributing to open-source projects. Maintained hosting architecture for high-visibility sites. Proficient in Cloud IaaS, Containers, and continuous deployment systems.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Father, Full-time parenting

    Jun, 2022 - Present

    Full-time caregiver for children.

  • Maintainer/Owner, Self-Employed

    Sep, 2025 - Present

    Plan to build and publish open-source UI library packages, including specialized components like calendar and complex date pickers and other common patterns, leveraging automation and design system principles for enhanced accessibility, performance, and code quality. Additionally, intend to contribute to existing UI Libraries in React, Vue, and Angular by implementing new modules while ensuring full compatibility with each platform.

  • Staff Software Developer, GoTo Inc.

    Jan, 2021 - May, 20221 year 3 months

    As a Staff Software Developer at GoTo Inc., I contributed to mentoring colleagues on best practices in Web Standards and Accessibility, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, reusable frontend code.

    • Help other software developers with my experience with Web Standards, Accessibility and how to maintain and bundle Frontend code to optimize re-usability and reliability.

    • Contribute to the architecture of GoTo next generation micro-frontend “Application Shell” from which other experiences (e.g. meeting, contacts management, etc) runs in.

    • Built and demonstrated how to organize packages in smaller units maintained with their own test suites for usage between different applications

  • Senior Full Stack Developer, RBC Royal Bank of Canada Inc.

    Mar, 2020 - Dec, 20209 months

    At RBC, I served as a Senior Full-Stack Developer, leading the implementation of scalable modules for the RBC Omni platform (Online Business Banking). I collaborated closely with cross-functional teams to deliver solutions aligned with business objectives. Noteworthy achievements include streamlining developer onboarding processes and enhancing legacy systems for improved performance and reliability.

    • Make implementation proposals driven by the requirements and agenda set by product owners and business analysts.

    • Build scalable and reusable modules by collaborating with other production teams, including the design system/platform team.

    • Rewritten new developer onboarding documentation and completely automated how to properly setup the current password to be used properly through Git and other scripting, including the Bank´s authoritative self-signed certificate that would cause many headaches.

  • Senior Technical Consultant (Lead Frontend), CGI Inc.

    May, 2017 - Feb, 20202 years 9 months

    As a Senior Technical Consultant, I led the development of Unify360, a Multi-Cloud Management Platform. Leveraging microservices architecture and atomic design principles, I orchestrated the design and implementation of a robust frontend solution deployed across multiple regions. My role involved extensive experimentation with modern technologies and mentoring team members to foster a culture of innovation.

    • Experiment and document Frontend software development platform technological choices

    • Lead the team that work and coach for writing code with tests, making self-contained and re-usable packages

  • Senior Software DeveloperAlayaCare

    Nov, 2016 - May, 20175 months

    During my tenure at AlayaCare, I focused on optimizing Docker Compose builds and enhancing team productivity through streamlined workspace setups. I led initiatives to automate development environment configurations, reducing setup time from days to hours. My efforts significantly improved collaboration and efficiency across the software development team.

    • Overhaul of the Software development team’s workspace setup, which allowed anyone to have exactly the same setup by invoking a few simple commands. A fresh computer would be ready after 1h instead of taking multiple days and asking around to other colleagues.

  • Systems Delivery Blueprinting Specialist (remote)Colloquial/Betastream via 6973051 Canada Inc. (remote)

    Jan, 2016 - Jun, 20165 months

    As a Systems Delivery Blueprinting Specialist, I played a pivotal role in driving continuous delivery and deployment initiatives for Colloquial/Betastream projects. I designed and implemented robust cloud orchestration solutions, automating deployment processes across multiple cloud platforms. My contributions streamlined development workflows and enhanced project scalability and reliability.

    • Introduce and coach the team Continuous Delivery and Code release, and deployment system.

    • Plan, Review, and Build a next-generation infrastructure and deployment system for the project production pipeline.

  • Systems Delivery Blueprinting SpecialistCAE via 6973051 Canada Inc.

    Mar, 2016 - Jun, 20163 months

    At CAE, I provided expert guidance on continuous delivery and code release strategies, contributing to the evaluation and implementation of real-time monitoring solutions. I collaborated with cross-functional teams to assess and recommend open-source tools, ensuring compliance with stringent security requirements. My initiatives facilitated seamless deployment and monitoring of critical systems.

    • Introduce and coach the team Continuous Delivery and Code release, and deployment system. Including techniques for preparing “playbooks” packages for deployment within the airtight (securized) private network.

    • Compared Prometheus, Heka, Ganglia, Grafana, Kibana, and other TimeSeries aggregation and visualization systems. The ideal system had to take into account the airtight networking policies which included corporate TLS certificate, and deployment targets would often be inaccessible to the Internet.

  • Subject Matter Expert Compatibility Data ProjectMozilla via 6973051 Canada Inc. (remote)

    Aug, 2015 - Jan, 20165 months

    As a Subject Matter Expert on the Compatibility Data Project at Mozilla, I spearheaded software architecture discussions and collaborated with stakeholders to define project requirements. My contributions included developing innovative solutions for data visualization and storage, enabling developers to access accurate compatibility information across various web browsers.

    • Communicate with various stakeholders about the requirements and features for the system.

  • “Developer Operations Engineer” (i.e. “DevOps”)W3C/MIT via 6973051 Canada Inc. (remote)

    Aug, 2013 - Aug, 20152 years

    At W3C/MIT, I played a key role in maintaining and enhancing the WebPlatform Docs project, overseeing infrastructure stability and feature development. I implemented robust monitoring solutions and streamlined deployment processes, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. My efforts contributed to the project's success in becoming a premier resource for web developers worldwide.

    • Convert and preserve many hundred thousand edits, and keep trace of the content edition contributors and date of the change from MediaWiki into Static site generators and Git (2015)

    • Improved Infrastructure deployment code so that any service could be rebuilt systematically (2015)

    • Designed and Implemented Single Sign-On solution using OAuth2 (2014)

  • Web DeveloperEricsson via 6973051 Canada Inc.

    Feb, 2012 - Jun, 20131 year 4 months

    As a Web Developer at Ericsson, I led the development of a web-based virtualization provisioning portal, enabling users to initiate virtual machines across geographically dispersed data centers. My role involved architecting and implementing innovative solutions using cutting-edge technologies, driving improvements in scalability and performance.

    • Architect, build and lead a Web-based “Virtualization provisioning” portal.

  • Senior Web Developer, Co-Founder, Evocatio Solutions technologiques Inc.

    Jan, 2010 - Mar, 20122 years 2 months

    As Senior Web Developer and Co-Founder of Evocatio Solutions, I led web development projects for prestigious clients, including UDA and Astral Media. My responsibilities encompassed architecting frontend solutions, collaborating with graphic designers, and optimizing web applications for performance and usability. Notable achievements include spearheading major website rewrites and implementing advanced e-mail delivery systems.

    • Lead and architect all Web Development work related to the FrontEnd layer of the stack.

    • In touch with Graphic Designers and Project Managers to create valid HTML/CSS markup that reflects the designs, and to work on all Web Browsers of the moment.

    • Take Adobe Photoshop and PDFs document and create HTML/CSS Static style guides (minimal JavaScript, no back-end) to create CSS pattern libraries.

  • Web DeveloperGroupe Informatique TechSolCom Inc.

    Oct, 2006 - Aug, 20092 years 10 months

    During my tenure at Groupe Informatique TechSolCom Inc., I played a pivotal role in maintaining the company's web presence and contributing to internal R&D projects. I led the front-end development aspect of a proprietary CI server web application and participated in building inventory management systems. My contributions enhanced operational efficiency and scalability across various projects.

    • Maintain the company corporate image on the web, maintain their Web site, and participate in projects run internally as a Web developer on R&D projects.

    • Participated in maintaining company internal network, testing DataPower blade, Virtualized servers on bare metal, and web hosting infrastructure.

    • Participated in building a proprietary CI server Web Application (“Beebox”) for IBM WebSphere that was intended to be a competitor to Jenkins and Cruise Control of the time. (2007-2009)

    • Contributed to Inventory management application (“Namminik”) as an internal R&D experiments to make a Web Application also have its native iOS client. (2009)

  • Web DeveloperCâble Axion Digitel

    Oct, 2005 - Nov, 20061 year 1 month

    My role was to rewrite the corporate website, maintain internal applications and answer to level-2 support calls from subscribers.

  • Web Developer, President, INEXIS Solution web Inc.

    Feb, 2002 - Nov, 20064 years 9 months

    INEXIS Solution web Inc., was a one-man web development service provider firm I founded to serve graphic design agencies in the region of the Eastern Townships. Services included managing own private Web hosting infrastructure and building HTML/CSS pages based on PDF files provided by graphic designers, creating e-mail templates.



  • Programming






  • Web Development Languages





  • PHP Frameworks




  • Frontend Frameworks




    Element UI




  • Web Development Libraries




  • Frontend Testing Frameworks







  • Web Platform





    HTML/CSS Architecture





  • Web Operations

    Configuration Management

    Docker Swarm






    Salt Stack

    Self-Healing event handlers

    Service Monitoring




  • Software Engineering, 2nd Cycle Program Diploma, Université de Sherbrooke, CeFTI

    Jan, 2021 - Jun, 2024

    INF731 - Object-Oriented Programming in C#

    INF743 - Software Architecture

    INF747 - Designing and managing Enterprise Information Systems

  • Web Development, Online Training, Udemy

    Jul, 2019 - Present

    Nuxt.js - Vue.js on Steroids

    Understanding TypeScript

  • Web Development, Online Training, EggHead.io

    Jul, 2019 - Present

    Use Types Effectively in TypeScript

    Up and Running with TypeScript

    Get Started with ElasticSearch

    Build a Server Rendered Vue.js App with Nuxt and Vuex

  • Web Development, Online Training, VueMastery

    May, 2019 - Present

    Real World Vue.js

    Mastering Vuex

    Next-Level Vue

    Scaling Vue with Nuxt.js

    Advanced Components

  • Software development, Certification, Pearson Vue

    Jul, 2013 - Jul, 2013

    Zend Certified Engineer PHP 5.3

  • Continuing Studies, Course, McGill University

    Sep, 2012 - Dec, 2013

    CEEN-421-761 - English in Written Communication Contexts

    CMSC-000-781 - Foundations of Mathematics

    CMSC-101-771 - College Algebra and Functions

  • Continuing Studies, Course, University of Montreal

    Feb, 2008 - Jul, 2008

    Web Accessibility (WCAG 1) at the Nazareth & Louis Braille institute

  • Software development, Certification, IBM

    Jul, 2007 - Jul, 2007

    IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance

  • Army Communication and Information Systems Specialist, Millitary Career, Canadian Armed Forces

    Jul, 1997 - Jan, 2000

    Basic training at Royal Military College Saint-Jean

    Private (Basic), assigned to Sherbrooke 714th Communication Squadron

    Wired and wireless communication and information systems (Introductory training)

    Winter warfare training



  • Grenier D’Or — Agence RED/Evocatio , Grenier Aux Nouvelles

    Awarded on: Jan 01, 2010

    Agence RED and Evocatio Solutions technologiques Inc. created an online game as a corporate Holiday Card sent to its business partners. Each participants would receive a post card on which a 4 character code would give them access to their currently assigned gift. Each participant could steal another participant’s gift to a maximum of 9 times until a specific date at midnight, Montréal time.





  • Web Platform

    PerformanceProtocolsWeb Standards
  • Systems Engineering

    TracingDistributed computingLoad-BalancingFault tolerance
  • Sci-Fi

    StarTrekDoctor Who