Maël Brunet - Resume / CV

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Maël Brunet

About me

I'm a web developer with a focus on front-end development, based in Brussels (Belgium). I'm highly proficient in the technologies that are at core of the modern web experience : HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I also have an interest and attention to design, accessibility and performance. I believe that very strong knowledge of these foundations is essential to being a good front-end developer, and everything else can be learned as needed.

I feel that a good user interface is like a joke : you shouldn't have to explain it. I value simplicity and intuitiveness over complex and overly engineered solutions.

I see open communication, empathy and inclusivity as the essential parts of a well-functioning team.

Skills

Looking for keywords ? I have project experience with the following tools and technologies :

Git, Bash, HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript (including ES6+), TypeScript, React, Redux, Next, Gatsby, Vue, Jest, npm, Node, Webpack, Rollup, Parcel, Gulp, Babel, ESlint, Agile methodologies, ...

Work experience

  • Keytrade Bank

    Feb 2019 - Now

    I joined the Keytrade team to help build their Design System, serving multiple React-based projects developed across multiple teams. My responsibilities include :
    • Develop and deploy components to our internal npm repository.
    • Maintain the documentation of components using Storybook.
    • Help drive adoption of the shared components with good communication, clear versioning, ...
  • Isabel Group

    Jan 2018 - Feb 2019

    I joined Isabel Group as a front-end developer and UI specialist. Isabel Group is Belgium's largest fintech, providing banking services like Isabel 6, Zoomit and CodaBox to companies of all sizes. Part of a small team reporting directly to the CTO, I worked on a variety of projects, including :
    • I created and maintained a design system to share UI components across multiple projects, based on Vue, Storybook and npm packages.
    • I launched and lead a UI "Community of Practice", gathering designers and developers from all teams within the group on a regular basis to share experiences and best practices.
  • Emakina

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

    I joined Emakina as a front-end developer, where I worked on a range of different technologies and frameworks for some great brands like Ouibus, D'Ieteren, Deutsche Bank, Federale Assurance, ... Notable projects I was involved with include :
    • A complete redesign of the Federale Assurance website, running on a new platform and including an application to find the nearest Federale office. I was the lead front-end developer on this project.
    • A new online banking web app for Deutsche Bank Belgium, providing a much improved user experience. I worked on some of the UI design and HTML / CSS for this project.
  • OpenForum Europe

    May 2012 - Dec 2015

    I was policy officer and webmaster for OpenForum Europe (OFE), a not-for-profit industry organisation aiming to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software among businesses, consumers and governments.

Education

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lille

    2006 - 2011

    Master II in Political Science
  • University of Kent in Canterbury

    2006 - 2010

    Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • European School of Brussels II

    2006

    Baccalaureate

Languages

  • French (native)
  • English (bilingual)
  • Dutch (beginner)
  • Spanish (intermediate)