Benjamin Becquet
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front web developer

Benjamin BECQUET


Since 2019Lead front developerQwant Maps, Paris

  • I picked up the role of lead front developer on the Qwant Maps web application. I started initiatives to improve the project quality, scalability and ease of development (ex: migrating from barely structured Vanilla-JS to React, improving tests and deployments, transferring knowledge to the team).

Git, Node.js, Webpack, React, Jest, Sass, PWA, Travis-CI, MapBox-GL.

2015 - 2019Senior front developerLa Ruche qui dit Oui !, Paris

  • Within a team of 15 developers, I worked on the main site (Node.js/React) and smaller apps for different parts of the complex company business.
    • Emphasis put on fast and incremental releases, quality through automated testing, and involvement at every level through peer reviews.
    • I lead team projects related to code cohesion, accessiblity and experience sharing.
    • Also responsible for the maintenance of map-related tools, from web maps and internal data visualization to fine-tuned cartographic styling for print.

Git, Node.js, Webpack, React + Redux, Jest, Sass, Prettier, PWA, Jenkins, Leaflet/MapBox.

2009 - 2015Full stack web developerMediamobile, Ivry-sur-Seine

  • Development and maintenance of the web site.
    • International public portal, content and service aggregation on interactive maps.
    • Mobile version, adapted to UX and performance contraints on mobile device.
  • Static and dynamic cartography, mobile app prototyping, data viz web applications.

ASP.Net, LESS, Javascript + jQuery, Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Leaflet.

2006 - 2009R&D software engineerMediamobile, Ivry-sur-Seine

  • Development of a route planner taking road traffic into account.
    • Modeling and optimization of large road network graphs (european scale).
    • Development of query APIs, for internal and consumer usage.
    • Development of derived applications (alternative routes, isochrones, map-matching).

.NET/C#, C++, PostgreSQL, MongoDB.

2004 - 2006Java / SQL DeveloperVarious clients, Paris/Caen

Database and Java development for trading or consumer banking systems. Also testing automation, packaging and deployments.

J2EE, Python, Ingres/Oracle, Perl/Bash.


  • Programming languages: JavaScript/NodeJS, C#, Python, Java, C/C++. SQL & NoSQL systems.
  • Web development: HTML, CSS, ES6/7, React, Redux. Webpack and related tools. Mobile web development, responsive design, Progressive Web Apps. UX & accessibility skills.
  • GIS & maps: PostGIS/Oracle Spatial, QGIS, OpenStreetMap stack, web mapping (Leaflet, MapBox, Google Maps, D3). Cartographic styling and semiology.
  • Tools & methods: Git, unit and functional testing, CI, peer review, rapid release cycles.
Languages: French (mother tongue), English, basic German notions.


2003 - 2004Master of science, EngineeringINSA, Rouen

  • Research project: information extraction for spatial indexation of text documents.
  • Teaching: computer architecture, algorithmics, database.

2000 - 2003Engineer's degree, I.S. architectINSA, Rouen

  • End of studies project: research & development of a SVG web mapping engine.
  • Internship: development of an auto-regulated multi-agent framework.

1998 - 2000Undergrad tech degree in Software dev.IUT, Le Havre

1998Scientific baccalauréat, spec. MathematicsRouen

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