Marc Backes

Hello

Hi, I'm Marc, a happily married, 30-something-year-old full-stack web developer πŸ’» with a strong educational background in software engineering. I am doing freelance work πŸš€ based in Luxembourg πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ί, but I do work remotely for international clients.


Work experience

Currently I am doing contract work on a real-time full-stack web application

July 2017 - Current Luxembourg πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ί

Freelancing full-stack web developer

Marc Backes Software Labs

April 2019 - Current Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Solutions Architect & Full-Stack Developer

talkevent Software GmbH

November 2014 - March 2019 Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Lead Full-Stack Developer

talkevent Software GmbH

September 2016 – June 2017 USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

CEO

Venios, Inc.

May 2014 – September 2014 Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

HUB iLab Veracruz

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

March 2012 – May 2014 Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

Director of Engineering and Software Development

Universidad de Sotavento

January 2013 – January 2014 Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

College Professor (Computer Science)

Universidad de Sotavento

October 2011 – January 2012 Luxembourg πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ί

Mobile Application Developer

EducDesign


Tech Skills

JavaScript
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MongoDB
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Express.js
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Vue.js
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Node.js
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Gatsby.js
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Ruby on Rails
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PHP
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jQuery
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MySQL
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WebRTC
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Education

April 2019 - Current Luxembourg πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ί

Self-Learning

Node.js, Express, Vue.js, React.js, Gatsby.js

2009 - 2011 Austria πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή

M.Sc. in Engineering

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences

2011 Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½

Marketing (Exchange Semester)

Universidad Istmo Americana

2008 - 2009 Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡°

Software Development

Engineering College of Copenhagen

2006 - 2009 Austria πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή

B.Sc. in Engineering

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences

2002 - 2006 Luxembourg πŸ‡±πŸ‡Ί

Technicien en Informatique (Computer Technician)

LycΓ©e des Arts et MΓ©tiers


Language Skills

German πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺFluent
English πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§Fluent
Spanish πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈFluent
Luxembourgish πŸ‡±πŸ‡ΊMothertongue
French πŸ‡«πŸ‡·Basic

Interests

Travel

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.

Technology

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

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 clichΓ©. After (or before) work, 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).

Cinema & TV

I love almost any kind of movie, but I always prefer DC and Marvel movies. As of TV: I enjoy my sitcoms like FΒ·RΒ·IΒ·EΒ·NΒ·DΒ·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.)