Professional software developer

Who am I?

I am a full stack software developer for web and mobile with a solid technical background, currently working at Etteplan in Tampere, where I first started as a trainee in March 2019, as part of the excellent Code Academy recruitment program of Saranen Consulting. I am really enjoying being part of a highly professional team, building high quality web and mobile software solutions, using Javascript, React, React Native, Angular, Node.js, Nest.js, C#/.NET, MongoDB, SQL and SQL Server, native bridging of iOS (Swift/Objective C) and Android (Java) apps, designing and integrating REST APIs, HTML/CSS, PHP, Wordpress, and managing resources on Azure Cloud and AWS for big renowned companies that require the best quality of code.

I love to deliver highly professional work, bring the best of the team and strive with creativity and never ending perseverance. I am this kind of person who has a lot of integrity, valuing frequent communication and transparency both within the team and towards customers. I love to take new challenges and know how to be solution oriented in the terms of adversity.

I have a long background in the web development industry, both as a freelancer and working in teams since 2005 when I first started hand coding websites in HTML/CSS. In 2018 I obtained a 2 year university level diploma as a frontend/backend web developer at IMAGE Formation in Nimes (France). I choose the best suitable technology stack for the project at hand and am always willing to learn new skills.

I love working in Finland, where I find myself amongst very open minded people who have a high technological level. That's one of the main reasons why I moved to Finland in 2018, the other one being that I have my family here. I am very communicative and love to contribute to a great team, having an attitude of service, willing to create the best experience for customers and end users and to deliver excellent work. I have a pixel perfect eye and love to realise beautiful and functional applications.

In my free time I love to go running or skiing, play Irish music on the Celtic harp or button accordion and spend quality time with my family and friends in the nature.

Discover my skills
Raphael Pinel

Versatility and constant innovation



  • Advanced HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, flexbox, CSS grid, animations, SASS, pixel perfect precision in UI
  • Good mastery of Javascript, Typescript, ES6
  • Proficient with React and Angular, npm packages
  • UI libraries: Material UI, Bootstrap, Kendo UI
  • Solid experience in mobile development with React Native, base of Flutter, dependency management, good understanding of mobile environments, certificates and provisioning, publishing to App Store and Google Play, embedding native packages using Java/Swift
  • Experience working with UI/UX designers to render models into code (Figma/Adobe XD)


  • Good understanding of REST APIs and CRUD operations
  • Good experience of Node.js, Nest.js, Express
  • Microservices architecture
  • Unit tests
  • Good experience of C#, .NET
  • Basic knowledge of Java
  • Databases: mySQL, Postgres, SQL Server, mongoDB, custom queries
  • Basic knowledge of PHP, Symfony, Wordpress

Cloud and CI/CD

  • Azure Fundamentals AZ900 Certification
  • Experience with Azure, AWS, Firebase, AWS Serverless, Heroku
  • SSH configuration, security, roles management, access rights
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines, Microsoft AppCenter
  • Experience using Docker and Kubernetes

Open Source

  • Actively contributing to Stack overflow, 2300+ points.
  • Contributing to open source Github packages


  • Using GIT on a daily basis, advanced knowledge
  • Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio
  • VIM
  • Mac and Windows environments
  • Office 365, Teams, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel
  • Basic usage of Android Studio and XCode.
  • Basic knowledge of local networks, IP address, workgroups, Unix
  • A lot of experience with Agile and SCRUM methodologies with JIRA and Azure Devops
  • Image editing with Photoshop, Video editing with Final Cut Pro X, Audio recording with Logic Pro X

Soft skills

  • Languages: Very good level of English spoken + written (C1), French (mother language), German (lived 10 years in Germany, University certificate C1), Finnish: good conversational level B2
  • Good communication and listening skills, team work, openness to share and collaborate
  • Resourceful, taking initiative
  • Capacity for hard work, focus and discipline
  • Love for learning and growing new competencies
  • Strive towards excellence, delivering on time, attitude of service
  • Good stress management and work/life balance