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I'm Eric Darchis

Software Engineer

  • Location Belgium, near Brussels, Liège, LLN, Namur...
  • Work experience 26 years
  • Freelance since January 1, 2015
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Hello! I'm Eric Darchis, Senior Software Engineer. My main focus is Java development but I am very interested in the whole cycle from customer needs to operations and maintenance. My most recent activities leveraged the power of Amazon Web Services with Sprint Boot, Node.js, Docker and Twilio and more to deliver reliable text messaging services across the world. Pragmatic to the bone, my heart is Agile but I remain free from Technology Religion.

Work Experience


Astronomical Observatory of Strasboug

Perl/CGI developer

Exposed NoSQL data on an interactive skymap. The tool is still available at or

1997 - 2005

Atos (Origin)

Windows/Unix developer

I mainly developed Windows applications used by about 2000 government officials around Europe with Unix (C, Oracle, Tuxedo) backend.

August 2004

Olympic Games Athens 2004

Live data stream operator

Worked at the Operations Center of the Olympics Games to make sure that the data live streams were properly gathered from the venues and dispatched to all news processors: official website, Samsung, CNN, ESPN, etc.

2002 - 2005

Cisco Systems

Service Sales and Marketing Developer

I joined the IT of the Service Sales and Marketing department. I worked in direct relation with sales people in the US and EMEA to develop various applications. Originally in Perl and Oracle PL/SQL, then in Java and Struts.

2005 - 2014


Products and Services director

Created and developed products and ".gov as a service" platforms around customs and taxation. Also made some studies around SOA and ESB for European Patent Office and others.

Jan 2015 - Jul 2016


Software Engineer

Instaply is a Text Messaging platform for customer service with clients like Norauto, Barnes & Noble, Ace Hardware, FNAC, ... I worked on the core software, introduced the SMS bridges, mixed-channel voice servers and more.

Aug 2016 - Nov 2016

Preesale (Techstars Atlanta)

Full-stack Software Engineer

Preesale is an event ticketing system with unique features. We had the opportunity to attend the Techstars Atlanta accelerator in September 2016.

Nov 2016 - Feb 2018

Unbox (Adessa)

Full-stack Dev/ops/sec

Unbox is a spin-off from BNP Paribas Fortis that allows employers to offer a wide range of flexible benefits to their employees. Being a sensitive topic, security has been at the heart of the project. We built a state-of-the-art platform on Amazon Web Services with its security policies while ensuring a strong secure development lifecycle. Technologies used: Grails, Angular 4, Terraform, AWS, ...

Feb 2018 - present


Python dev/ops/data management

Bluesquare is a company know for its performance-based financing expertise and tools. It is providing services in the public health sector, especially in Africa. I started on the Trypelim project with the Institute of Tropical Medicine and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to help organise the fight against the Sleeping Sickness (human trypanosomiasis) in Democratic Republic of Congo. Also worked on openIMIS, a health insurance initiative supported by GIZ and first deploying in Nepal but soon in Niger, The Gambia, Cameroun, and a lot more to come. Technologies used: Python, Django, PostGIS, React, Kotlin Android, AWS, ...


Feb 2002 - Feb 2005


Free and Open-Source Developers European Meeting. It started with a few people borrowing a couple of rooms from the ULB and ended up being a major conference in the open-source world.

Aug 2014 - now


Devoxx4kids aims to help children from 9 to 14 to discover programming. They program Nao robots, Lego Mindstorms, Code Combat, Scratch, Minecraft modding...
I introduced the CodeBug workshop with the huge advantage that we can donate the device and kids can continue to play with it at home.


1994 - 1997

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

HEP Rennequin Sualem, INPRES


Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance


AWS Solutions Architect

Global Knowledge

My Interests

Computers were my first passion as early as 1983, when I was 6 (Commodore VIC20). Later, I discovered astronomy and had the wonderful opportunity to mix these passions at the end of my degree.
I love mountain biking, climing, diving, hiking and roller skating.

  • Mountain biking
  • Skating
  • Scuba diving
  • Hiking
  • Climing
  • Boating

Contact Me

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