© 2018 by Julien Pierre

JULIEN PIERRE

System thinker with a creative flair, software & data passionate.
Husband, Dad. Triathlete.

Freelancer
 

BIO

Personal Profile

I am a product manager for Microsoft and triathlete based in greater Seattle area, Washington, USA. After starting with cycling at the age of 11, I then went on riding with a local club affiliated with pro team AG2R at the age of 15. I started dabbling with triathlon at the age of 16 and found a passion for the sport. I onboarded the triathlon development team of Midi-Pyrenees 2 years later where I was racing for Toulouse Triathlon. My studies took over and I left for the UK in 2003. After about 15 years of non-exercise, I re-started doing triathlon in 2018 in the USA. To learn more about me, keep exploring my site or reach out directly.

 

MY EXPERIENCE

Background & Expertise

 
Workspace

PRINCIPAL PROGRAM MANAGER @ MICROSOFT

August 2013 - Present

Applied AI & operationalization of AI for Natural Language Representations in Office 365 user experiences

Keyboard and Mouse

FOUNDER @ TISSEA SOFTWARE

September 2006 - March 2011

Founded a software company solving problems for small to medium size businesses. We focused on ERP, CRM systems and e-Commerce websites. We were present in UK, France and Morocco. Grew and managed a team of 10 engineers in Morocco.

EDUCATION

What I was educated on

 

MSC IN INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND FINANCE @ LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

2004 - 2005

Module studied: Quantitative methods, International financial institutions and markets, Macroeconomics, Theory of finance, Risk management, Derivative securities, Forecasting financial markets, Research methods for banking and finance.

My Master dissertation dealt with “Carry and Fair value models to trade exchange rates”. I develop a programme to run different models using Excel and VBA. (75%)

"Passed with Distinction"

BA IN BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION @ LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

2003 - 2004

Module studied: Investment and financial analysis, Project management, Corporate social responsibility, E-business, International operations management, Supply chain management.

MY SKILLS

What I Do

 

PRODUCT DESIGN

I have a real product sense. With my atypical background (Business, entrepreneur) and my software skills, I'm able to put myself into the user's place and design products that are easy to use and bring value.

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Having worked as an entrepreneur and as part of the largest productivity platform on the planet, i.e. Office 365, I have learnt a thing or two about product management. Working with multiple teams, driving product alignments with senior members, is now second nature to me and enjoy doing it!

CODING

The first thing that brought to the software space is coding. Although I have not got a computer science degree, I have learnt coding over the years. Engineers that worked with me say that "I'm a dev disguised as a program manager! :)". I have specialized in .Net and Web technologies, i.e. C#, HTML, JavaScript, but also developed mobile applications as part of an ERP solution.

DATABASE & DATA LAKE

Over the years, I have worked with multiple data store solutions, with the associated query language; including SQL, Cassandra, Neo4J, HDFS and most of the Azure based data store services.

I have recently been focusing on graph databases.

Contact me directly to learn more specifics about my skill set.

 
 

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