I have worked all my career (since 1985) at the same research organization - CEA (the French equivalent of US DoE) as a research engineer (in 1990 I got a PhD in computer science). Except for a one year sabbatical at INRIA. I was involved in various research projects (including some H2020 ones), but I only have a few publications (because they did not matter much).
How should I organize my resume. I am French and almost 60 years old (so will be retired in less than 4 years).
I probably want to get a senior developer or senior research engineer position in some large "industrial" corporation (in France).
I did work on submitting several research grants (some of which having been successfully funded). For the past 15 years, all the software development work was on (specialized) free software projects (so I do have code to show); notably on software engineering tools related to static analysis and compilation (such as GCC MELT, which is now inactive; however, I worked 8 to 9 years on it).
I am a technical expert, not a "people" or "manager" person.
Do I need to explain why I want to change jobs?