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Olivier Boulant

Machine Learning, Scientific computing, Management

Can work in or around Paris

  • 48.8915
  • 2.3184
  • Suggested rate £895 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Location and workplace preferences

Paris, France
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Paris 17e Arrondissement and 50km


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  • French

    Native or bilingual

  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (13)

  • Languages
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • C
    Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • Data Science
  • Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Olivier in a few words

Software engineer, Scientific programming, Machine Learning, Technical Leader
Experienced Machine Learning Expert and Software Engineer in scientific computing

Research oriented Machine Learning Engineer with deep focus on production ready software. Strongly oriented toward communication : I make a point of explaining what I do and making sure knowledge and understanding is shared.
I worked a lot alongside some of the best software engineer. From them, I learnt to ship code with high test coverage and with continuous integration tools.

Graduate in Computer Science in Embedded Systems and in Economics and Public Policy.
Teached Machine Learning @Dauphine for Master 280




Independent consultant  - As a freelancer


September 2020 - Today (2 years and 5 months)

Machine Learning and Technical Leadership

Algolia - Algolia


Machine Learning Engineer

Paris Area, France

July 2019 - September 2020 (1 year and 2 months)

Worked in the Relevance Team
• Full redesign of the Personalization feature : audit of how profiles are created and definition of new profiles that match the desired behaviour, creation with the Search Core team of a brand new blending feature that allows at search time to modify locally the ranking formula,
• Intermediation between various teams and stakeholders to draw out specific requirements and machine learning initiatives.



Data Science Team Leader

Paris Area, France

August 2018 - May 2019 (9 months)

Management of a team composed of 5 data scientists.
Leadership of a Task Force (one-off 6 weeks project) aiming at improving Machine Learning projects’ velocity. Design and implementation of a Machine Learning Architecture. Team composed of 5 data scientists and 3 data engineers.

Kannon M.S.D

Associate Partner


February 2017 - August 2018 (1 year and 6 months)



CEO - Machine Learning Expert - Solution Developer  - As a freelancer

Paris Area, France

January 2016 - August 2018 (2 years and 7 months)

Machine Learning, Solution Development, Computer Science, Performance Programming

● Exane BNP Paribas (since January 2016), Machine Learning Expert & Lead Developer
⇨ Development of a complete software suite that provides investors with efficient decision-making tools in quantitative portfolio management using tailor made Machine Learning Algorithms.
⇨ Management of a developer/data scientist.
⇨ Senior staff composed of two researchers from Telecom Paristech & ENS Cachan, fund investors and a top manager from Exane.

● Tarkett, Floor In Motion (February 2017 - present), Machine Learning Expert, Project Manager & Advisor
⇨ Machine Learning expertise on a project aiming at detecting people falling on the ground.
⇨ Management of two PhDs students from ENS Cachan, one engineer and one consultant.
⇨ Senior staff composed of one program manager, one researcher and Tarkett R&D top management.

● ENS Cachan, Applied Mathematics Laboratory (June 2016 - March 2017), CTO of ML Agora platform
⇨ Development of a platform for non artificial intelligence experts allowing users to compare state-of-the-art algorithms and to recommend hyper-parameters based on historical runs.
⇨ Management of two developers and performance of product presentations. ⇨ Senior staff composed of researchers as well as business & intellectual property experts.

● Université Paris Dauphine (Since January 2017), Machine Learning Teacher Teaching Machine Learning Module for Master 280 (

● Training sessions, Data Mining Teacher (January 2016 - Present) Give training classes for groups of professionals (groups of 4 to 6 persons)

Université Paris Dauphine - PSL

Machine Learning Teacher

Paris, Île-de-France, France

September 2016 - June 2018 (1 year and 9 months)

Master 280


Consulting & Audits

Managing Consultant - Data Scientist

Paris Area, France

June 2015 - March 2016 (9 months)

• Business development (mission proposals, partnership, participation to datasciences challenges).
• Project management and technical development for an advertisement company aiming at finding optimal communication mixes.
• Management of senior and junior datascientists.

Capgemini Consulting

Consulting & Audits

Senior Consultant

Paris Area, France

August 2014 - May 2015 (9 months)

• Performed complex analysis using R and Python on a Hadoop platform to evaluate added value created when merging users databases from two major companies (a hotel operator and an airline). Created and presented data visualization materials for steering committees. Managed of two junior data analysts.
• Participated to the organization of a Datalab Awareness seminar for a french car manufacturer : preparation of presentation materials, workshop animation.
• Fulfilled a diagnostic on the maintenance of TER/Intercites trains for SNCF : interviews, reports synthesis, workshop preparation, data analysis.
• Involved as a teacher in the course on User Experience and Big Data within the MNT master program in partnership between Telecom ParisTech and HEC.

EDF R&D - Groupe EDF


Research Engineer in Statistics and Consumption Forecasting

Paris Area, France

September 2012 - August 2014 (1 year and 11 months)

Department OSIRIS (Optimisation, SImulation, RIsk, and Statistics)
Completed missions:
• Electricity Market: In charge of Eventail, the computing core for electricity consumption forecasting. One task consisted in integrating a extra-heating gradient within the model.
• Gas Market: In charge of tuning a consumption forecasting model for EDF’s portfolio in the gas market. Initiatied of the thorough review of the front office process to transfer some expertise from R&D to the operational unit. Redesigned and developed of the whole so ware suite to make it more efficient and flexible.
• Fixed several bugs on Kheops, the decision-making software suite used by the front office.
• Took part in the working group studying the effects of the economic crisis on electricity demand.

Doremi Labs, Inc.


Software and hardware engineer

Burbank, California

January 2008 - August 2010 (2 years and 7 months)

Digital Cinema: Development in C language of two projects for digital media servers. 1 - Implemented both client and server supporting a Texas Instrument security protocol in order to carry out the marriage between our hardware and the Texas Instrument Integrated Cinema Processor located in the projector.
2 - On a Linux server allowing only regular playback:
• Designed and implemented the variable speed for both backward and forward playback with both video and audio in sync.
• Test plan design and formation of the technical support team.
• An article about the final product :

Broadcast: For a new multi-channel hardware card, developed and implemented a simple playback engine as well as a library for recording.

Key Plastics

Logistics & Supply Chain


July 2006 - August 2006 (1 month)

With a team of twenty people, (Slovak, Korean and French), begun new production of plastic piecesfor automotive industry. Collected information for a data base, made inventories, worked as an employee, assisted project chief.


Working Man

June 2004 - August 2004 (2 months)

Working man on assembly line.