Fabrice Laporte

Back-end Engineering Manager

Location: Bordeaux, France
E-mail: fabrice.laporte+jobs@gmail.com
Website: kray.me
github: github

Python developer with 15+ years spent in start-ups which turned into successful businesses. Along my career I moved from Back-end developer roles to Head of Back-end where I help a team of 10+ engineers grow their skills and experience.


Yesboony Holding BV

Jul 2023 - Present

Yesboony (200 employees) is the mother company of Yescapa and Goboony, two major players in the european campervan rental industry, that merged in July 2023.

  • participate as member of the technical leadership team to the thinking process dealing with the sister companies products gap evaluation and data migration issues in the context of the merger


Head of Back-end

Nov 2021 - Present

Yescapa (100 employees, 15 when I joined) is the European leader in peer to peer motorhome and campervan hire.

  • define the back-end recruitment strategy
  • lead the effort to constantly adapt the organisation/methodology/tools to support team growth
  • get things done via coding, communicating or delegating
  • explain and illustrate the company strategic goals to the managers and ensure the message is properly communicated to the whole team

Back-end and Infrastructure manager

May 2018 - Nov 2021
  • code strategic features with high impact on the business in the context of cancellations due to the covid crisis
  • coordinate continuous integration effort and enforce a culture of deploy early and often (multiple times a day when necessary)
  • work in close collaboration with product owner to shape the future roadmap

Django developer

Jan 2017 - May 2018


Python developer

Jul 2014 - Dec 2016

coog by Coopengo (40 empl, 5 when I joined) is an open-source dedicated insurance software based on Tryton ORM. A personal milestone as I incorporated python and opensource, hitherto hobbies, into my daily work.

  • sole developer on a strategic project to migrate a portfolio of +1 million insurance contracts


R&D MATLAB/Qt developer

Jul 2010 - Jun 2014

Balyo (200 empl., 3 when I joined) makes autonomous robots for load movements.

  • release manager and automation of build system (CMake, CDash)
  • lead source code management migration effort from SVN to Git


C developer

Dec 2009 - Jul 2010

Mauna Kea Technologies

R&D C++/Qt developer

Sep 2005 - Aug 2009

MKT (120 empl., 15 when I joined) is the inventor of Cellvizio device that performs real-time in vivo cellular imaging. I joined a team of 8 C++/Qt developers working on an ISO 14971 (risk management) compliant medical software codebase that had significant performance constraints to satisfy. Incredible experience that ignited my *thing* for startups.


Université Bordeaux I

Master 2 in Informatique Multimédia Imagerie Médicale

Jan 2000 - Jan 2005



Planning Decision-making Delegation


Python Django Postgres Docker Redis Celery shell


EC2 RDS Cloudfront Route53





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