Chris Brousseau

I make neat things.

Solution architect, technical lead, and web engineer. Working directly with businesses to solve real problems on the web. I have seven years of experience working with ecommerce, and work with clients to design, build, and deploy technical solutions.

Living hardcore in Somerville, MA.

Work Experience

M.Gemi

Lead Backend Engineer
2017 -
  • Primary owner of backend eCommerce platform for M.Gemi, supporting integrations with eCommerce, order management, fulfillment, payment, point of sale, customer messaging, and backend data pipelines & analytics systems.
  • Managed a small team of developers supporting a number of high-profile business initiatives including exchanges, international expansion, and customer experience enhancements. Worked with business stakeholders and product to define requirements and roadmap and developed work breakdown structures for tasks.
  • Managed technical vendor relationships for various platform components and assisted in platform criteria development and selection processes.
  • Developed on a microservice architecture (based on Node and Scala) to support integration, messaging, and data needs.
  • Worked with business stakeholders across the buiness as day-to-day platform operations and support.

Optaros

Technical Lead
2014 - 2016
  • Acted as the client-facing technical owner for eCommerce projects. Responsible for technical project requirements and task breakdown/estimations; development process, code delivery, and code management; and technical leadership of small teams of developers, QA, and BAs. Translated and developed strategies for implementation of business requirements between the business/client stakeholders and the technical development team.
  • Collaborated with sales team, technical architect, and UX team to assess, scope, and pitch consulting work in Magento and Demandware for new and existing clients. Developed high level task breakdowns and estimations based on client requirements for new work, and contributed to proformas and project plans.
  • Responsible for technical strategy and roadmap for ongoing projects, planning of technical solutions for upcoming work, and contributed to overall business ecosystem architecture.
Senior Developer
2012 - 2014
  • Lead developer for multiple Magento-based consulting projects. Worked with client, project management, business stakeholders, and development team to define requirements, plan and architect implementation, and build new features for web applications.
  • Owned scope and code development for client projects; primary owner of business requirements for application development; collaborated on task organization alongside the project manager
  • Tasks included: technical design, implementation, and support of custom business requirements and custom integrations with third-party enterprise software (Payment/ERP/OMS/CRM); development and integration of monitoring/reporting tools; analysis, optimization, and stabilization of Magento application and infrastructure performance; development and support of deployment scripts for production and test environments.
Developer
2010 - 2012
  • Contributing developer on a number of client-facing projects. Tasks included: server-side and client-side feature development, bugfix support, platform upgrades, system stabilization, and performance optimization, primarily on the Magento Enterprise platform.
  • Worked closely with the client stakeholdes, project manager, and team members to organize and scope tasks within sprint cycles.

Heroix, later became StockROVER

Web Developer
2009 - 2010
  • Designed and built user interface of individual-professional targeted stock investment web application for a variety of features in the application (HTML/CSS) and other related pages.
  • Contributed to web front-end with ExtJS Javascript framework, AJAX technologies, and developed new event-driven, UI-bound objects within the ExtJS framework.
  • Contributed to Ruby on Rails/MySQL server backend and data design.

Technical Experience

JS/Node

Scala

PHP

Python

Flask

Java

React

HTML/CSS

Ruby

REST

SOAP

Magento

Demandware

MySQL

PostgreSQL

Redis

Kafka

Memcache

Docker

Kubernetes

AWS

Git

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

B.S. in Computer Science
graduated 2009
  • cum laude, dean's list, rensselaer medal
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society