Hello There

I am Lucy Linder,
a Software Engineer (Msc).


More About Me

Passionate about software and technology, octopus lover, recipient of the Fritz Kutter Award 2019


I am a passionate woman fond of octopuses ­čÉÖ­čÉÖ

It took me a while to find my path, but as soon as I started programming, I knew it would define me for the rest of my life. I love new challenges and learning new technologies. I was involved in projects in many different domains, from quantum computing for particle physics to retail store interfaces. As of now, I don't know what I really love (as long as I can crunch code), just what I don't: pure data science, training neural networks and sysadmin.

Currently working as a software engineer at SICPA, I always have ongoing side projects and try to give back to the community through open-source and tech platforms (, StackOverflow).

Aside from my work, I love reading (especially time travel fictions), sport and spending time with other passionate people. To make the latter even easier, I co-founded the GDG Fribourg, which I hope you will check out if you are near Fribourg.

I've Got Some skills. [Non-exhaustive]

Programming Languages
Java Kotlin Python Go Javascript Shell Scripts PHP Perl
Frameworks & Technologies
Spring Boot Android Kubernetes / Helm Flask Angular Apache Kafka Hadoop MySQL/PostgreSQL NoSQL (MongoDb, Cassandra, Firebase)
Architecture & System design Project management Data analysis
Soft skills
Writing skills Communication & popularization Fast learner
French English


See some projects of mine.

HEPQPR.Qallse logo

HEPQPR.Qallse This is the first successful attempt at using a quantum annealer (D-Wave) for the reconstruction of charged particles at LHC. It led to a publication by Springer, conferences in the USA, Japan, Spain, and France and an Award from the Fritz Kutter Fond (ETHZ).

This project was my Master Thesis, which took place in Berkeley, CA. It was an amazing experience that led me to learn about physics, quantum computers and ... myself.

BBData logo

BBData (short for Big Building Data) is a common platform for acquisition, storage, processing and sharing of smart building data. The main technologies include Hadoop, Spring Boot, Kafka, Cassandra, and Flink.

I was the lead developer during the initial development and am now part of the team ensuring the continuous development and maintenance of the platform, which is actively used by Blue Factory and research teams from HEIA-FR and EPFL.

SwissCrawl logo

SwissCrawl is a corpus of 500,000+ Swiss German (GSW) sentences gathered from crawling the web between September and November 2019. The sentences were gathered using a customised tool chain, especially suited for low-resourced languages.

I developed the whole toolchain and created the corpus as part of the SwissTranslation project with Swisscom. It led to a publication on LREC.

EasyPass logo

EasyPass is a simple password manager that will save everything to an encrypted JSON file in Dropbox. The ups ? Always backed up, always available. If anything goes wrong with the app, you still have the control.

The whole EasyPass suite is my go-to project when trying a new language or technology. Current implementations include: Go, Java, Kotlin, Perl. It is available as a Desktop, Android and Command-line app.

ColiSuite logo

ColiSuite is a suite of softwares used by a Belgian Jewelery retail store chain called Colima├žon. It includes transactional tools such as the cashier desk interface as well as managerial tools to manage products, stocks, movements and inventories. The main technologies include Angular, MySQL and Python/Flask.

I was the lead developer on the whole project and still ensures the development and maintenance of the suite in the various retail stores.

Opensource Projects logo

Opensource Projects are a way to try new languages and technologies, and to have fun ! I have many side projects, too many in fact to list here, but you can find more information on GitHub and

I also contribute to other opensource projects when I can (Hacktoberfest).

GameJams logo

GameJams are friendly competitions were small teams of designer and developers (ususally 4) code together for 2-4 straight days to generate a game that matches one or more themes.

I participated in several gamejams in the past years. These were amazing experiences that really teach about collaboration, quick thinking, creativity, stress management, etc. More importantly, it is much fun !

My Work Experience.

October 2020 - Present


Full Stack Software Engineer

Part of the Foundation Team, developing microservice solutions at the core of most digital SICPA products. Very broad tasks and technologies, including R&D, development of robust and reusable components (Java SpringBoot, Kotlin, Angular, gRPC, Kafka, etc.), support and maintenance, CI/CD using Jenkins, Openshift, and Helm.

March 2019 - May 2020

Swisscom - UNIFR

Ph.D. Student

Design and development of a deep learning translation system from Swiss German to High German (NLP). The big challenge here is the lack of resources, as Swiss German is mostly a spoken language and only used by 0.1% of the world population. I got acquainted with some of the leading technologies in NLP, such as the Transformer, BERT, transfer learning, embedding & alignment techniques, etc.

January 2016 - May 2020


Scientific collaborator

Lead software developer on various projects, both RA&D and production. My daily work also included teaching and coaching at the Bachelor level.

August 2018 - March 2019

Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)

Master Student & Collaborator

First successful attempt at using a quantum annealer (D-Wave) for the reconstruction of charged particles at LHC. My work led to a publication by Springer and conferences in USA, Japan, Spain, and France.

August 2012 - May 2015


Web developer

Development of websites, CMS and WordPress plugins. Setup, maintenance, logos, and design.


I also published.

Big Building Data 2.0 - a Big Data Platform for Smart Buildings

Journal of Physics: Conference Series | November 2021

This paper is a follow-up that presents the improvements made to BBData v2.0 and the choices behind it. This includes: review of some design choices, technology stack overhaul, introduction of profiles to better fit different needs, improved performances, thorough stress tests, open-sourcing of the code and much more.

Automatic Creation of Text Corpora for Low-Resource Languages from the Internet: The Case of Swiss German

LREC | December 2019

This paper presents SwissCrawl, the largest Swiss German text corpus to date, that was generated using a customized web scraping tool that could be applied to other low-resource languages as well.

A pattern recognition algorithm for quantum annealers

Computing and Software for Big Science (Springer) | December 2019

This paper demonstrates the use of a quantum annealer (D-Wave) for the reconstruction of charged particles at LHC.

Big Building Data - a Big Data Platform for Smart Buildings

Energy Procedia | September 2017

This paper presents BBData, a dedicated system for sensors data storage and processing for Smart Buildings, based on Big Data technologies.

My Education.

September 2016 - February 2019

Haute ├ęcole de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO)

Master of Sciences (Msc) | 5.8
  • Fritz Kutter Award from Fritz Kutter Fonds (November 2020)
  • Outstanding Master Thesis Award
  • Best Grade Award

September 2012 - February 2015

Haute ├ęcole d'ing├ęnierie et d'architecture de Fribourg (HEIA-FR)

Bachelor of Sciences (Bsc) | 5.8
  • Swiss Engineering (SISR) Award
  • Best grade (all faculties combined)

September 2008 - February 2011

University of Neuchâtel (UNINE)

Bachelor of Arts (Ba) | 5.82
  • Suma Cum Laude
  • Valedictorian

September 2005 - June 2008

Gymnase de Morges

Maturit├ę | 5.8
  • General Excellence Award


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