Francois Malinowski


My name is Francois Malinowski and I am currently a student in the final year of a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA).

The emphasis of my Master is in systems. Thus I took classes and had projects in Operating Systems, Cloud Computing, Computer Architecture, Scalable Web services, Database Systems and so on. But I also took classes in other areas to widen my knowledge such as Advanced Algorithms, Information Retrieval, Network Science, etc.

Prior to doing my Master of Science at UCSB, I was a Full-stack Software Engineer at AppFolio, Inc. where I gained experience in both Backend and Frontend. AppFolio is a fast paced growing company that went IPO in June 2015 and they recently won a Glassdoor Employee's Choice award that highlights a culture of happy employees at AppFolio!

I also graduated from a French "Grande Ecole" (Graduate School) in Computer Science with a "Diplome d'Ingenieur" in 2013.


System and Programming Languages Java, Ruby, C / C++
Web Languages / Frameworks Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, BackboneJS
Databases MySQL, basic knowledge of MongoDB and HBase
OS Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Some Knowledge Android and iOS Development
Methods and Team tools Revision Control software (Git), Agile software development, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming


Fluent in French and English.


Full Stack Software Engineer

December 2013 to December 2014

Some of the languages/frameworks used:
Ruby on Rails, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, CoffeeScript

Development and improvement of the Property Manager web based product. Among the work done:

  • Changed the authentication system of the tenant portal.
  • Responsive website (smartphones, tablets and desktops) containing the vacancy listings for the prospective tenants. Example of the result here.
  • Development of a Rails application displaying, on an interactive map, all the property vacancies with the rental information from all our customers.
  • Development of a Rails application displaying, on a map, the live connections to our servers and all the live payments.

Software Engineer Intern

April 2013 to September 2013

Some of the languages/frameworks used:
Ruby on Rails, MySQL, MongoDB, CSS3, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, BackboneJS

SecureDocs is a cloud based solution for the storage of critical documents such as contracts, patents, etc.
SecureDocs was a product of AppFolio, Inc at the time of my internship.
Development of new features for SecureDocs. Among the work done:

  • Optimization and improvement of the front-end experience such as sorting thousands of documents and folders by criteria.
  • Import of folders and documents by drag and drop over the internet browser.
  • Security analysis to make sure that all the documents were encrypted at each stage of the import and export.
  • Export of an audit log tracking all the activity of the online data room to a CSV file.
  • Daily notifications by email about the latest imported files, which the user is permissioned to view, with the links to access them.

Software Engineer Intern

June 2012 to August 2012

Some of the languages/frameworks used:
C language

Developed a Microsoft Excel (XML) report generator for military device tests. Among the work done:

  • Report generator that generated 3 different customizable reports showing the success or failure of about 10 hours of tests done on an aircraft military device.