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Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Director Of Engineering at PayFit

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Engineering Director (Explore) and MD (France) @ Zendesk, Previously VP Engineering @ PayFit

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Structuring Your Team's Roles and Responsibilities
12 December

Pierre-Alain Bouchard discusses two organizational methods to assist your team with discrepancies in accountability and ownership.

Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Director Of Engineering at PayFit

Being a new manager
15 October

Pierre-Alain Bouchard gives advice to new managers on how to best handle the transition.

New Manager
Career Path
Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Director Of Engineering at PayFit

How to Move From A Hacking Culture To A Software Engineering Culture
6 April

Pierre-Alain Bouchard discusses how he moved his team from a hacking culture towards a more sustainable software engineering culture.

Company Culture
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Scaling Team
Managing Expectations
Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Pierre-Alain Bouchard

Director Of Engineering at PayFit


VP of Engineering


Jul 2019 - current

Founder - Chief Technology Officer


Jul 2013 - May 2014

Responsible for the deliverables of the product team organisation of ReferStar composed of \- Mobile and backend teams, based in Belarus. \- A core team, based in Dublin, in charge of the core platform \- A data science team, based in Minneapolis, MN in charge of the Big Data processing Execution of the product roadmap on a very aggressive timeline (deliveries bi-weekly) with a continuous integration process Monthly reporting to the CEO and quarterly to the Board

Solutions Mobility Architect


Nov 2011 - Jun 2013

Development of mobile applications to support the most strategic SAP accounts in EMEA. Working with every technologies required to deliver the applications : \- Objective C for iOS \- C# for Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps \- HTML / Javascript with JQuery & Phonegap \- Sybase Unwired Platform. And any other technologies which allow SAP to demonstrate the value of mobilizing the SAP customers business processes across the different industries

Product Owner EPM


Jun 2009 - Nov 2011

Shaping the 2010 release of the SAP Enterprise Performance Management products As part of this organization, my role was to : \- Listen to our customers and identify their needs and their timeline. \- Plan and prioritize the development efforts accordingly \- Support the engineering team to meet the aggressive deadlines set by the CTO \- Deliver prototypes to demonstrate the upcoming innovations \- Identify potential synergies between teams inside/outside SAP and create business opportunities

Mobile Senior Software Engineer

Business Objects

May 2007 - Jun 2009

Recruited by BusinessObjects to strengthen a new team in charge of delivering the first line of products to access existing Business Intelligence reports on mobile devices. BusinessObjects mobile products enable customers to access WebIntelligence and Crystal Reports documents on Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices. BusinessObjects delivered the first solution on the market that supports both online and offline mode, subscription to documents and push notifications on data changes.

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

3 degres de liberté

Jan 2002 - May 2007

The company is providing innovative technologies to the mobile industry around mobile advertising, adaptive streaming infrastructure for network operators, highly scalable gaming infrastructure and mobile workforces Inside this startup, my role was to : \- define the company strategy with the other founders \- define the products roadmaps and the recruitment strategy \- lead the engineering teams to ensure the successful deliveries with aggressive timelines. \- meet with customers, investors (VCs) and public authorities The company won 2 industry awards and was used by 20+ customers, including Procter & Gamble, Veolia Transport, Adidas, NRJ Group, Pathe, Publicis, P&T Luxembourg

Software Developer


Aug 2001 - Jan 2002

Integration and customization of the In-Fusio Java VM (aka Exen) on Motorola devices and optimization of the content download protocol on the GPRS and EDGE networks.


Microsoft France

Mar 2000 - Aug 2001

White papers and demo platforms targeted to the education sector around the new Exchange 2k platform (Teched 2001 Barcelona).

Software Engineer

Errel industries

Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

Development of a new family of gambling machine software with the ability to adjust dynamically the cash redistribution to the players typology.

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