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++ C# Python Java Lua PHP
Datastores MongoDB MySQL Redis memcached SQLite
Interfaces AJAX HTTP/REST HTML/CSS TCP/IP XML
Frameworks NodeJS express AngularJS Docker Unity3d PhoneGap QT Mocha
Software AWS/EC2/S3 Jira Asana Photoshop G-Suite
VCS GIT Mercurial Subversion
Editors SublimeText vim Visual Studio
Systems Linux OSX Windows
 
Work Experience
Jun. 2017 - PresentPiperSan 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 - Jun 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
 
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
 
 

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Work Experience
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 to 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



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