MICHAËL BONTYES

Technical Lead and Architect / Senior Data Analyst

with strong interest for emerging technologies and innovation
contributing to the UN sustainable development goals.

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About

In 2005, I built a website that contributed to change the immigration fate of one of my friends in college,
which made me realised how the technology can help to bring people together and support great initiatives.
Since then, I had the chance to work on enthralling projects with teams in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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Profile

Proven
Experience

  • 10+ years of background in
    technical and projects positions
  • Long-run experience working
    as part of local, decentralized,
    and remote teams
  • Experienced and certified Agile PM
  • Building estimates and budgets while
    seeking for business optimizations
  • Leading clients and teams through challenges,
    decisions, and changes
  • Delivering large-scale projects
    with complex scope and context

Personal
Competencies

  • Tough-minded optimist and solution oriented
    towards the common interest
  • Stimulating trust, mutual cooperation,
    and smooth communication flows
  • Focusing on service delivery and client experience
  • Encouraging human and adaptive approaches,
    balanced with guiding processes and structure
  • Improving organizational
    performance with Kaizen thinking
  • Fluent in English and French
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Technical Skills

Productivity and project management

Atlassian products (Jira, Desk, Confluence) in Agile and waterfall methodologies, Slack, Microsoft Teams

Web Development

ReactJS, Gatsby, JavaScript/jQuery, CSS/SASS, UiKit, Enterprise-level WordPress

Back-end Development

Node, PHP, CodeIgniter, Java, Latte, SQL, MongoDB, Composer, VBA, Shell, WP-CLI, ETL

Architecture and DevOps

GCP, Rackspace, Azure, IIS, LAMP, JamStack, Docker, K8S, Ubuntu, SSH, Vagrant, Puppet, Cloudflare

Continuous Integration / CD

Git, Stash, Bamboo, Gulp, Grunt, ScreenerIO, Usersnap, Qualys, New Relic

Data and tools

Tableau BI, PowerBI, D3, Echarts, data compliance (GDPR, CASL), Photoshop, InVision, Google products

+ Continuous learning

Python for data sciences (Microsoft/Datacamp course in progress)

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Recent
Work
Experience

Technical Lead and Architect, Digital Production

2015 – Present

Edelman Digital Canada — Montreal, CA

Studio: Focus on day-to-day service and quality delivery, mid/long term operational and technical processes improvement as well as business optimization opportunities.

Projects: Prepare requirements with local and decentralized clients and account management teams (America/Europe/Asia), estimate budgets (5-100k) and manage multiple short and long-term (2 days-2 years+) projects concurrently (5-8+) mainly with Waterfall/Agile approaches (management methods and development practices).

Team: Work on staff development, hunting for new talents, conduct interviews and coach new teammates.

Technology: Scout for and assess new technologies and practices as opportunities of innovation and improvement. Continuous industry monitoring to position technical and business development decisions.

Senior Data Analyst, Business Intelligence

2009 – Present

MSF International (Doctors Without Borders) and MSF Tokyo – Remote part-time with teams in North America, Europe and Asia

Data: Collect, reshape and prepare data for multidimensional analysis through Tableau Software.

Analysis: Design, develop and validate executive dashboards and insights (30+/year) regarding field workers and missions in more than 90 countries.

Training: Coach international teams to dive into numbers and manipulate visualizations using interactive dashboards.

Full Stack Developer, Digital Production

2013 – 2015

Edelman Digital Canada — Montreal, CA

Development: Craft high-end websites (mainly WordPress) based on in-house made designs, themes and modular plugins for single page, global and multilingual projects for world’s largest organizations.

End-to-end: Work on DevOps and Agile practices (CD/CI, virtualization, automation, processes), back-end (ETL, MVC, OOP, API, modules), front-end (Susy, Sass, Gulp) and QA tools (UAT, regression, security, performance, AODA).

Improvement: Focus on optimization of the performance, security, reusability and quality of the code.

Technical Project Facilitator

2010 – 2013

MSF International (Doctors Without Borders) – Brussels, Belgium

Drive and support the implementation of a global Human Resources Management System (HRMS) solution (SAP) to better the international people management in headquarters and in the field.

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Trainings
and certifications

Advanced Agile Project Management

Technologia | Montreal, 2018

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure Training

Google Office | Montreal, 2018

Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals

Google OnBoard | Montreal, 2017

Kubernetes Training - 101 Workshop

Apprenda | Montreal, 2017

Building testable PHP applications

Confoo Conference | Montreal, 2014

Agile and Git training

Atlassian workshop | Montreal, 2014

Java application development

Technologia | Montreal, 2013

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Activities

Volunteering

YMCA, Canadian Women Foundation, Santropol, Sentier Urbain, Oxfam, Robin des Bois, Greenpeace, Le Chainon, Moisson Montréal, Equiterre, WWF, etc. | 2006 - Present

Member of the global citizenship network (Edelman)

Corporate social responsibility, environmental footprint and volunteering initiatives | Montreal, 2004 - Present

Speaker and volunteer at WordPress Montreal

Involved in the WordCamp organization in 2014, conference talk in 2015 and WP-React workshop in 2017

President of the association “L’Autre Pack”

Education for sustainable consumption in universities | Belgium, 2009-2011

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Education

Master’s degree in Management, specialization in Non-Profit Organizations

Haute Ecole HENALUX | Belgium, 2011

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management

Haute Ecole HENALUX | Belgium, 2009