Damien Laureaux

Damien Laureaux

About Me

18 years of experience as Web Developer, Mobile Developer and finally DevOps Engineer working in and for small to large companies.

Self-taught, effective problem solver who enjoys participating in the automation of everything to reduce manual processes, cost and improve the quality of the releases with a predilection for mobile app and cloud projects.

A constant learner, always in search of new challenges and enjoying sharing skills and experiences with teams and during Meetups.

I'm also a fan of design and for my personal inspiration, I created a collection of +18,2K screenshots of mobile and tablet on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/timoa (+112K followers).

Employment

Since Dec. 2017
London (UK)
TUI Group - Mobility Hub
Mobile DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Certified Developer Associate (DVA-C01) with 936/1000 (on my free time)
  • In charge of the production deployments for the MBaaS/microservices.
  • Migrate the Jenkins master to Jenkins slaves on-demand using AWS EC2 spot fleet instances to deliver quicker and cost-effective test builds, reducing the monthly budget by 75%.
  • Roll out the use of Docker within the test environment for microservices (AWS ECR, ECS Fargate).
  • Mac Minis configuration management with Ansible for mobile UI automation (devices and simulators).
  • Architect and develop an efficient GTM containers factory to automate the update of 44 containers based on a Google Spreadsheet (as a specification file) and Google API and reduced the time to deliver from a week to few minutes. It includes a Web UI and an Amazon Alexa skill to trigger the updates.

Dec. 2014 / Dec. 2017
London (UK)
TUI Group - Mobility Hub
Lead Mobile & API Developer
  • Develop and maintain 8 Titanium apps, technical lead for a team of 5 developers, DevOps until mid-2017
  • Manage a new continuous integration and delivery platforms (GoCD, Jenkins and BuddyBuild) that deploy 22 mobile apps (iOS & Android from a commit to the app stores), Node.js API (AWS Elastic Beanstalk) and internal tools.
  • Design and maintain test bookings platform imported from 6 source markets (+8M test bookings in MongoDB).
  • Create a POC for holidays search with Amazon Alexa.

June 2013 / Nov. 2014
Montpellier (France)
Isimedia Group
Lead Mobile Developer & Trainer
  • Technical lead of 8 mobile developers.
  • Training and customer support (Houra.fr).
  • Training and customer support (Houra.fr).

Oct. 2011 / May 2013
Montpellier (France)
IOcean
Lead Mobile Developer & Trainer
  • Develop and maintain iOS and Android mobile apps with Appcelerator Titanium.
  • Maintain mobile website.
  • Pre-sales, technical audit and Appcelerator Titanium training to customers (from 3 to 5 days).

Jan. 2011 / Oct. 2011
Montpellier (France)
Timoa (Freelance)
Senior Web & Mobile App Developer (freelance)
  • Develop and maintain iOS and Android mobile apps with Appcelerator Titanium.
  • Design and maintain a real estate portal (frontend, backend extranet and pre-press workflow) with Symfony, Wordpress.

Nov. 2007 / Jan. 2011
Montpellier (France)
Alkev
Linux Engineer
  • Launch the digital signage division (Sensow).
  • Platform development and pre-sales for large enterprises.
  • Create optimised Linux OS images for industrial and embedded hardware sold by Alkev.

Jan. 2005 / June 2008
Montpellier (France)
Timoa (Freelance)
Senior Web Developer (freelance)
  • Create e-mailing and greetings web applications for France Télévisions Group.
  • Architect and develop a real estate website factory and e-commerce.
  • Develop a digital signage platform to manage screens.

July 2002 / Nov 2004
Montpellier (France)
La Machine Interactive
Web Developer

Manage multiple team projects.


Mar. 2000 / July 2002
Toulouse (France)
Webdesign Graphiste
Webdesigner | Web Developer

Management of several projects independently or with a team, application development in PHP and MySQL, installation and administration of file servers, router-firewall enterprise Linux, Technical Support (Hotline, Mail).


Nov. 1999 / Mar. 2000
Toulouse (France)
Sites Tours
Webdesigner

Travel Operators in Toulouse (France). Site Management (700 pages) on tourism in France.
Works on PC and Macintosh G4. Management and administration of the server and email accounts for customers.


June 1999 / Nov. 1999
Toulouse (France)
Web Art
Webdesigner

Creation of the company website. Specialization in creation of e-commerce websites.
Art Direction websites, management of online payment methods and delivery of products.
Administration of Linux dedicated server.


Mar. 1999 / June 1999
Toulouse (France)
Nfrance Conseil
Webdesigner

Hosting and website development company. Customer contacts, website development. Introduction to Linux/UNIX.


Certifications

Aug. 2018
AWS Certified Developer (released June 2018 | DVA-C01)
Amazon Web Services | License 8HBPF82CCEFQ1B9P
Jan. 2014
Titanium Certified Expert
Appcelerator | License FAFD-3214-251D-45A2
Jan. 2014
Titanium Certified Developer
Appcelerator | License 909B-0149-230D-4A37
Sept. 2012
Titanium Certified Mobile Developer
Appcelerator | License C5A0-2484-A8DE-4995
Aug. 2011
Titanium Certified App Developer
Appcelerator | License 40F3-0E8E-78EC-45B9

Education

1997 / 1998
Brevet Technicien Topographe
Lycée Bron Bâtiment - Lyon (France)
1995 / 1997
BEP & CAP Construction et Topographie
Lycée Gilbert Romme - Riom (France)