Yves Van Goethem

Front-End Engineer

With over 13 years of competence in high-traffic Web applications, I'm an expert at leading and developing Web projects: internationalisation, SPAs, PWAs, and Node.JS services.

I am based in Berlin, Germany; or available remotely.
Email me for inquiries.

If you consider me for a role, read through my motivations first.


Professional experience

SoundCloud Ltd, Berlin, Germany Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Front-End Engineer, Creators 2017
  • Contributed to the Android & iOS Creator App "SoundCloud Pulse", published from a single JS React-Native codebase.
Internationalisation Engineer 2015 - 2017
  • Successfully internationalised SoundCloud in 7 languages.
  • Lead consensus for internationalisation through all SoundCloud's user-facing products.
  • Build internationalisation into countineous delivery, rewrote all Web products to allow for localisation, developed Node APIs and CLI tools to help engineers and translators integrate software with our external TMS provider.
Front-End Engineer, Growth 2014 - 2015
  • Implementation of growth strategies on SoundCloud's Web platforms and third-party partners, inter alia, Server Side Rendering for SEO, tracking, A/B testing, and custom apps for IMs such as Kik.
Front-End Engineer, Web 2011 - 2014
  • Lead the development of SoundCloud's mobile website to be visually closer to Native Apps, ready for internationalisation, performing faster, and serve as an upsell to Native Apps.
  • Lead and developed a public initiative to harmonize HTML5 Audio implementations across browsers.
  • Contributed to soundcloud.com new Single Page App in Backbone.js, its accessibility, CSS styleguide, and modulability of JS code to share with our embeddable player and mobile website.
  • Contributed to soundcloud's new HTML5 embeddable player to work across all major browsers, focusing on performance, mobile, and various compatibility issues.
  • Maintained and added features to the existing RoR soundcloud.com website.
Publicis, Paris, France
Front-End Developer Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
  • Lead the front-end development, mobile websites, and internationalisation of clients such as Capgemini, Festival de Cannes, and iDTGV.
  • Trained the team on various topics: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Accessibility, Web Performance, and build a JS library to expedite development of common tasks.
Digitas, Paris, France
Front-End Developer Jun 2007 - Sep 2008
  • Delivered websites for clients including EDF, La Poste, Longchamp, Metaxa, and Bouygues-Construction.
    My main focus was XHTML/CSS, JavaScript (ExtJS, jQuery), and browser quirks, particularly Internet Explorer. As-well as producing accessible and semantic code.
Etoody, Brussels, Belgium
Co-founder, Engineer Jun 2006 - Jun 2007
  • Build one of the very first SPA (Ajax) to date. Its mission was to allow collaborative learning between students on a social platform. We build tools to edit text, share tests, upload documents, etc. Similar to what Google Drive and Google Docs allow today.
Euro-Automation, Welkenraedt, Belgium
Electrical Engineering Apprentice Sep 2003 - Jun 2006


ZAWM, Eupen, Belgium
Cisco Certified Network Associate Jan 2005 - Jun 2007
ZAWM, Eupen, Belgium
Electrical Engineering Sep 2003 - Jun 2006

Volunteering and extraprofessional experience

tyro nomads
My year long bicycle trip from Germany to Australia, and other adventures. May 2017 - Present
Paris-Web Conferences
Speaker relations, project management. 2009 - 2014
Songbird, POTI Inc
Add-ons developer (XUL/JS), localisator. 2008 - 2010
Firefox, Mozilla
Litmus tester, localisator. 2007 - 2009


Technology, cycling, music, politics, sci-fi, comics.