Robert T. Blanckaert


San Francisco, CA 94109 (478) 227-4237
rob@basicer.com
www.basicer.com
 
Objective:
Write awesome software with awesome people.
 
Technical Skills
Languages JavaScript C/C++ go C# Python Java Lua PHP
Datastores MongoDB MySQL Redis memcached SQLite
Frameworks NodeJS express react AngularJS Docker Unity3d PhoneGap Electron QT Mocha
Software GIT Mercurial vim asana
Systems Linux OSX Windows FreeRTOS
 
Work Experience
July 2018 - Presentrepl.itSan Francisco, CA
Senior Software Developer
  • Added X11 graphics support to an online devleopment environment.
  • Added framebuffer drivers to the opensource gvisor container engine.
  • Added support for new escape sequences to xterm.js to support clickable URL, graphics, and sound.
  • Wrote a universal run-to-repl command line interface unifying the runtime of four scripting languages by binding to their C runtime.
 
June 2017 - July 2018PiperSan Francisco, CA
Senior Software Developer
  • Managed a team of 4 developers porting an existing 3D game to platforms
  • Wrote specifications for and prototyped new product line incorporating Unity, Microcontrollers, BLE
  • Created tooling to develop narrative-driven game content for Minetest
  • Prototyped, developed, and shipped a ChromiumEmbedded based learn to code platform for Raspberry Pi
  • Created Linux OS Image and ESP32 firmware for embedded IoT product
 
Oct. 2015 - June 2017CodeCombatSan Francisco, CA
Senior Software Engineer
  • Created a custom interpreter and transpiler framework with kid-friendly error messages
  • Maintained a custom docker based architecture supporting zero downtime push to deploy
  • Built an optimized AWS cluster to serve 230K requests per minute globally at 15ms response times with $3K/mo spend
  • Improved page load time over 200% by using static page hydration and code splitting
  • Developed an automated testing system to verify game content and systems
 
 

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Work Experience
May 2010 - Oct. 2015appFiguresNew York, NY
Software Engineer
  • Created fault-tolerant, cloud ready cluster for custom QTWebKit/Javascript scraper
  • Replaced embedded SQL with a custom dynamically generated C# ORM
  • Refactored monolithic programs into groups of libraries removing code duplication
  • Created TeamCity/Lua based one-click testing and deployment system
  • Gave technical interviews to candidates and assisted in the hiring process
 
Sep. 2007 - May 2010Independent ContractorHoughton, MI
Software Engineer
  • Migrated Best Western hotel from a legacy PBX to a 117 line, custom programmed Asterisk VOIP phone system
  • Developed parallel data acquisition and manipulation systems (scrapers) to efficiently manage large data sets
  • Created custom DNS system to automatically deploy web applications
  • Developed a Java game management system for Valve games
 
Oct. 2008 - Jan. 2009DocShare LLCNew York, NY
Senior Developer
  • Developed Java Servlet hosted document conversion system
  • Setup Amazon EC2 cloud computing environment to provide flexible computing power to the conversion process
  • Assisted integrating conversion service with PHP front end
 
 
Education
Sep. 2006 - May 2010Michigan Technological UniversityHoughton, MI
B.S. Software Engineering
  • Concentration in Software Process Management / Aglile Methodologies
  • Technical Elective Focus - Security / Cryptography
  • Team Leader - Husky Game Development Enterprise
 
 
Certificates
  • Ten Star ScriptLance programmer rating with 70 positive reviews
  • oDesk - July, 2009 - Certified PHP5 Developer - 90th Percentile
  • oDesk - July, 2009 - Certified LAMP Developer - 95th Percentile
  • eLance PHP5 (Code Tested) - Top 20%
  • PADI - July, 2009 - Advanced Open Water Diver
  • SSI - Sep, 2009 - Open Water Diver
  • Magic the Gathering Judge - Level 2
 
Volunteer
Work
  • ChickTech Workshop Leader - Taught hands-on technical workshops for high school girls
  • Developed electronics curriculum as introduction to basic breadboarding for grades 8-12
  • Mentored 5th and 6th grade students during their basic computer classes



 
Fun
  • Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Tennis
  • Recreational Programming
  • Chess