Hello World

I'm Ilyess Bachiri

Software Engineer

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I'm a software engineer with a passion for open source. I love solving complex problems, and building things from the ground up. I also like to contribute to and support open source projects and build some of my own. I'm always striving to expand my knowledge in a multitude of subjects ranging from software and hardware technologies to science.


More of my credentials.

Here's a timeline of my most recent work experiences and educational achievements. If you're interested in what I did earlier than what's listed below, feel free to get in touch.

Work Experience

Staff Software Engineer

Apr. 2022 - Present


  • Lead the development of a comprehensive and high-level User Communication Platform

Senior Software Engineer

Nov. 2019 - Apr. 2022


  • Contibute to the migration to Kubernetes from Heroku, extending the cluster with custom operators, and building core applications and libraries used by multiple services.
  • Design and rollout a global Audit system to capture audit trails across the entire ecosystem
Revenue and Payment
  • Design and build an invoicing system to automatically generate and communicate receipts to customers
  • Redesign revenue-specific data models to increase their robustness and improve financial data accuracy

Senior Software Engineer / Tech Lead

May 2017 - Nov. 2019


Acquisition and Localization
  • Localize the website in China by introducing Chinese support and conforming to various Chinese government regulations
  • Improve the SEO performance of the website
  • Maintain the applications that support translation processes
  • Support and facilitate the integration with affiliate marketing partners
  • Rebuild the search service in OOP (Typescript / Elasticsearch)
  • Contribute to rewriting the monolithic application that serves the website into multiple micro services

Lead Software Engineer

Aug. 2015 - May 2017


Activity tracking and third party reporting
  • Design, implement and develop the reporting system that generates custom consumption reports, verifies their accuracy, and delivers them to content providers and licensors
  • Maintain the in-house tracking system, and develop new tracking features mainly used for Business Intelligence analysis


Master Degree

Computer Science

Sept. 2013 - Aug. 2015

Université Laval

As part of my research, I looked into the problem of combinatorial optimization, especially combined with a powerful node ordering heuristic. The use case of my applied research was the problem of the scheduling of wood planning. My work leveraged machine learning to explore the space of solutions and detect areas where the optimal solution is likely to be encountered. The result of my research was a reinforcement learning based algorithm that solves wood planning scheduling problems considerably faster than the state of the art approach. For more details, check out the publication here.

Bachelor Degree

Exchange Program

Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2013

Université Laval

I spent the last year of my bachelor program in computer science as an exchange student in Université Laval. There, I got the chance to enroll in a variety of interesting undergraduate as well as graduate level classes. The one that stood out the most is by far "Introduction to Robotics" where I got to build a microcontroller chip, mount it on top of a Roomba-like robot and program it to track and follow an object using infra-red and camera sensors.

Bachelor Degree

Computer Science

Sept. 2010 - Aug. 2012


During my bachelor program I learned the fundamentals of computer science, from low level concepts around electronics and networking to high level courses like algorithms and software engineering and some theoretical subjects in between like state machines, compilation, and game theory.


I'd Love To Hear From You.

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