Sébastien Launay

  • 35 years old, single
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  • Last update:
    February 16th, 2016.

Big Data Engineer

Professional Experience

Since June 2015 Big Data Engineer at OpenDNS (Cisco) in Vancouver, Canada
  • Building and operating highly scalable and fault tolerant systems processing the data generated by our users (millions of events per second).
Since August 2009 Committer and PMC member on Jackrabbit at the Apache Software Foundation
2011 - 2015 Senior Software Engineer (Web, Java) at Sierra Wireless in Vancouver, Canada
2009 - 2011 Architect, developer and Open Source expert at Sierra Wireless in Toulouse, France
2005 - 2009 Technical expert, leader and trainer at Anyware Technologies in Toulouse, France
  • Product development, expertise, training and pre-sales on Ametys.
  • Project management and implementation of CMS and DMS solutions using Ametys.
  • Design and implementation of a HA web SSO system with load balancing.


Computer languages
  • Java, Groovy, JS, Python, Ruby, PHP, C.
  • Maven, Gradle, Grunt, Script shell, SQL, Makefile.
  • HTML5, CSS (Responsive, LESS), XML/XSLT.
  • Grails, Spring MVC, AngularJS, jQuery.
  • Spring, Hibernate, JPA, Hadoop (HDFS, M/R, Pig), Quartz.
  • JUnit, Mockito, Spock.
  • MySQL, Oracle, Redis, SOLR, HBase.
  • Web Services (REST, SOAP), OAuth, SSO (Jasig CAS), LDAP.
  • Kafka, Storm, AMQP (RabbitMQ), Lucene.
  • AWS (EC2, S3, Cloudfront), Docker, Vagrant, Ansible, Chef, Puppet.
HTTP Servers
  • Apache HTTP Server (rewrite, ssl, proxy), NGINX, Jetty, Tomcat.
Software engineering
  • Agile (Lean, Kanban, Scrum, XP), Design Patterns.
  • Intellij IDEA, Eclipse, Git, Jenkins, JProfiler.
  • JIRA, Confluence, Github, Kibana, Grafana.
Operating Systems
  • GNU/Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, Arch Linux, Slackware).
  • MacOSX.
  • UNIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD.
  • Windows.
  • French (native speaker).
  • English spoken everyday by living in British Columbia.
  • Basic knowledge of Spanish.


2002 - 2005 Engineer degree from INSA of Toulouse, France in Computer science
2000 - 2002 DUT in Computer science at the I.U.T. A of Toulouse, France


Hobbies: Technology Intelligence, Open Source contributor, Movies and TV shows.
Sports: Mountain Biking (XC, AM, DH), Snowboarding and ski touring, Squash, Hiking, Surfing, Scuba diving.