Hi, I'm Marc Backes

Full-Stack Web Developer & Solutions Architect

What I am all about

I have always been fascinated finding out how things work and creating something from nothing. I thrive when I can solve complex problems with elegant solutions using web technologies and even better - learn something on the way.

I recently started a developer blog. Feel free to check it out.

Expertise

Backend Development

I have many years of hands-on PHP expertise solving all kinds of tasks. My true backend love however is Ruby on Rails... I spent two years developing a highly complex system for a university which I consider my greatest masterpiece yet. And I loved it!

In the latest months I've been gaining experience with Node.js and Express while self-teaching.

Frontend Development

I work with HTML, CSS, Vanilla Javascript and jQuery on a daily basis creating (and fixing) UIs.

Not years of experience, but confident to build great app with is Vue.js that I started learning by self-teaching me. I'm also interested in learning React.js and Gatsby, should it be required.

WebRTC

Since 2014 I'm doing projects for a German company implementing WebRTC real-time video communication into their application.

I admit, I never coded a complete WebRTC stack by myself, but I managed enough WebRTC video to gain a broad expertise about the pitfalls, dos & don'ts, and debugging. Especially because the applications I write have to pass though banking networks, which are a challenge on it's own.

Languages

To communicate me, you can pick one of the following languages.

German ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Fluent
English ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fluent
Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Fluent
Luxembourgish ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Mothertongue
French ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Basic conversation
Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Learning ๐Ÿค“

Tech Skills

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery
85%
PHP
80%
Node.js
70%
Ruby on Rails
75%
VueJS
70%
Relation Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
90%
NoSQL Databases (MongoDB with Mongoose)
60%
WebRTC Communication
50%
UI/UX
60%

Other Skills

Creating software concepts / architecture
90%
Leading software teams
70%
Building team culture
80%
Creative thinking
90%

Work Experience

July 2017 - Current

Freelancing Full-Stack Web Developer

Marc Backes Software Labs

Uebersyren, Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

April 2019 - Current

Solutions Architect Consultant

talkevent Software GmbH

Cologne, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช (freelance, remote)

November 2014 - March 2019

Full-Stack Web Developer

talkevent Software GmbH

Cologne, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช (freelance, remote)

September 2016 โ€“ June 2017

Venios, Inc.

Founder, CEO

San Josรฉ, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

May 2014 โ€“ September 2014

HUB iLab Veracruz

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Xalapa, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

March 2012 โ€“ May 2014

Director of Engineering and Software Development

Universidad de Sotavento

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

January 2013 โ€“ January 2014

College Professor (Computer Science)

Universidad de Sotavento

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

October 2011 โ€“ January 2012

Mobile Application Developer

EducDesign

Bettembourg, Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

Education

April 2019 - Current

Self-Learning

Node.js, Express, Vue.js, ES6+

2009 - 2011

M.Sc. in Engineering

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences

Dornbirn, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

2011

Marketing (Exchange semester)

Universidad Istmo Americana

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

2008 - 2009

Software development (Exchange semester)

Engineering College of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

2006 - 2009

B.Sc. in Engineering

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences

Dornbirn, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

2002 - 2006

Technicien en Informatique (Computer Technician)

Lycรฉe Technique des Arts et Mรฉtiers

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

Interests

Hire me

If you want to hire me, I'm interested to work in companies that offer modern technologies such as Node.js, Vue.js, React.js, etc. I am looking for a role that challenges me and where I can help designing solutions.

Travel

As you probably learned from my curriculum, I like to travel. I like getting to know new cultures and their people.

Technology

I'm fascinated by technological advances which companies such as Tesla, SpaceX, , Boston Dynamics.

Startups & Companies

I have a big entrepreneurial and startup curiosity which is devided in two fields. On one hand, small companies which try to make it big such as Avena (Mexican-originated fitness app). On the other hand, I like following strategic moves and happenings in big players such as Facebook, Netflix, Spotify.

Coding

This is a classic clichรฉ. After work is done and I got time, I enjoy some coding on the side. Also, currently I'm focused on catching up with current web technologies such as Node.js, Vue.js, React.js, JAMstack (Gatsby, Nuxt).

Movies & TV

I love almost any kind of movie, but I always prefer DC and Marvel movies. As of TV: I enjoy my sitcoms like F·R·I·E·N·D·S (all-time favorite), HIMYM, TBBT as well as superhero-themed shows (Flash, Arrow), dramas (Dexter, Breaking Bad, GoT), among others.
(If you want to engange in lengthy conversations with me, these are the way to go.)

Oh yeah, I also enjoy drinking a nice espresso or coffee

Contact me

Location
Uebersyren, Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ
Email
hello@mab.lu
Twitter
@_marcba
(best way to reach me btw)
VAT ID
LU29433916
Luxembourgish Trade Registry
A41129