Maxime Tricoire

INTERVIEW! #episode09 Research and Development Engineer


about Maxime

We continue our series of portraits with Maxime, who works as Research and Development Engineer at DataThings. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions Maxime!

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→ Hello Maxime, what’s your position/role at DataThings?

Maxime: Hi, I’m a R&D Engineer in the core team.

→ In a few words, tell us for what kind of clients and what kinds of projects do you work?

Maxime: The core team is in charge of developing our flagship product GreyCat and the tooling associated to it.

→ Which technologies/programming languages do you use on a daily basis?

Maxime: Mainly TypeScript because a huge part of the tooling is targetting the Web, but also C and Rust.

→ What is the best aspect of your job?

Maxime: The diversity of the tasks is the cool thing about the core team. I can be working on GreyCat in the morning, in C, and then in the afternoon switch to a React component in TypeScript.

→ Are you more formal or relaxed at the work?

Maxime: I'd say relaxed.

→ What professional experience has shaped you the most?

Maxime: I’d say my current position did. The stakes are high when you decide to be a part of the creation of a new database (GreyCat), so you gotta step-up in many different fields. It is demanding and enlightening at the same time.

→ Home office or on-site?

Maxime: Living in France, I’m the only guy in DataThings working 100% remotely. So home office it is.

→ DataThings we have collaborators from very different backgrounds, can you tell us where you come from?

Maxime: I come from “Charente-Maritime” a south-west region in France. Same as our CTO at DataThings (François Fouquet).

→ What is your background?

Maxime: I have a DUT in Génie Logiciel, then moved on to acquire a Master in the same field. Then joined a research team in Rennes (Diverse, INRIA) that is also specialized in languages and modeling. Basically been doing modeling in IT all my uni years.

→ Let’s switch with a lighter questions: Oysters or Cognac? :D

Maxime: Oysters.

→ Sea or mountains?

Maxime: Undoubtedly sea.

→ At the office's table soccer, do you rather play with “attackers” or “defenders”?

Maxime: I don’t play table soccer that much.

→ Do you have any hobbies?

Maxime: Video games and coding

→ What attracted you to DataThings?

Maxime: I’ve been working closely with François Fouquet (DataThings’ CTO) since his thesis work back in 2013. Almost 10 years now. Yay. Even though I was working on other European Projects for 5 years prior to joining DT, I’ve always kept in touch with François & Gregory and that’s why I’m here today.

→ What would you say to someone willing to apply at DataThings?

Maxime: If you want to integrate a company that tries to change the way people interact with big data, then DataThings is a very good pick. Come join us.

→ Great! Maxime thank you for your time, and one last question. What is your favorite place to walk or relax in Luxembourg? 😎

Maxime: A bar. You need to walk to it, and then relax.

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