Roby Van Damme's CV

Summary

I ‘m a freelance software developer and consultant with over ten years of experience in developing and delivering software applications across many different verticals, primarily in the .NET space.

  • Highly adaptive, able to quickly understand a problem domain and translate requirements into effective solutions.
  • Experienced senior developer, equally comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
  • DevOps mindset with a strong focus on continuous integration, testing and delivery.
  • Full stack developer, currently concentrating on API’s and cloud applications.
  • Broad field of interest and a high-level of technical curiosity coupled with a risk-driven, results-oriented approach.
  • Self-taught, continuous learner.

Experience

Freelance software developer and consultant, January 2016 - Present.
  • API design, development and integration.
  • Setup of continuous integration and delivery pipelines.
  • .NET Core, .NET, C#, ASP.NET Web API, Swagger, AutoRest, Salesforce DeveloperForce .NET, SQL Server, Redis, Git, VSTS, Windows Azure, AWS, …
Independent Senior Software Developer, VOO, April 2014 - September 2015
  • Part of the web development team.
  • Helped define a new highly-available architecture.
  • Set up a continuous integration and delivery pipeline for the new highly-available architecture.
  • Helped architect and develop a REST API, introducing a more test-oriented approach.
  • Helped develop a self-care Single Page Application.
  • Developed a proof of concept for a new single-sign-on application.
  • C#, JavaScript, AngularJS, .NET 4.5, ASP.NET Web API 2, WCF, Autofac, IIS, Windows Server, Redis, SQL Server, Visual Studio, NUnit, Moq, Git, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, MSBuild, Identity Server.
Independent Senior Software Developer, Baloise Insurance, September 2012 – May 2013
  • Development of a web portal for insurance brokers.
  • I first joined the Life Insurance team until their first release and then joined the Non-life Insurance team until their first release.
  • Coaching of junior developers.
  • Development of cross-functional components.
  • Defining technical requirements for the in-house framework.
  • C#, JavaScript, .NET 4.0,  ASP.NET MVC 3, WCF, IIS jQuery, Knockout.js, TFS, Visual Studio, NUnit.
Independent Senior Software Developer, Corelio Publishing, October 2011 – May 2012
  • Part of the web development team.
  • Development for and maintenance of the news sites and CMS.
  • Assisted with the migration from Subversion and TeamCity to TFS.
  • Development of sitemap generation for the news sites.
  • Part of the team that did the redesign for the L’Avenir website and CMS.
  • C#, JavaScript, .NET 4.0, ASP.NET MVC 3, IIS, Autofac, NHibernate, jQuery, jQuery-UI, SQL Server, TFS, Subversion, TeamCity, Visual Studio, Moq, NUnit.
Independent Senior Software Developer Volvo Cars Gent, February 2011 – October 2011
  • Design and development of a .NET authentication and authorization component to enable the migration of all internal applications to a new authentication provider.
  • Support for the implementation of the component in all existing ASP.NET applications as part of a global company migration plan.
  • Migration of the supplier quality tracking application from ASP/VB6 to .NET 4.0.
  • VB.NET, JavaScript, .NET 4.0, IIS, ASP.NET, jQuery, EF 4, SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Visual Studio, Quartz.NET, EA.
Independent Senior Software Developer, ETC NV, November 2010 – January 2011
  • Migration of a back office application to .NET and WPF.
  • Redesign of the sales module of the application using TDD and common patterns.
  • Build and test automation.
  • C#, .NET 4.0, WPF, Prism, Unity, SQL Server, TFS, Visual Studio, MSTest, Moq.
Independent Senior Software Developer, N-Allo, October 2010
  • Development of a proof of concept and an intital version for an incident workflow application using the company’s preferred technology stack.
  • C#, JavaScript, .NET 3.5, IIS, ASP.NET, WCF, Ajax, Enterprise Library, Oracle, Subversion, Visual Studio, MSTest.
Independent Technical Analyst, SD Worx, November 2008 – June 2010
  • Part of the team working on one of the company’s next generation payroll applications.
  • Analysis and implementation of Smart Client application modules and WCF services.
  • Part of the Core Team responsible for the architecture of the Smart Client application and WCF services.
  • Responsible for automated builds and deploys and release management.
  • Coaching of junior developers.
  • C#, .NET 3.5, IIS, WCF, WPF, Autofac, Enterprise Library, DB2, TFS, MSBuild, ClickOnce, Visual Studio, EA, MSTest.
Independent Software Developer, Porthus, November 2007 – October 2008
  • Extending a messaging service to provide tracking and tracing of shipping containers inside an ASP.NET application.
  • Joined the team developing a Customs Smart Client application and WCF services.
  • Helped design and implement Smart Client application modules and WCF services in collaboration with a remote team.
  • Technical Lead for the Bonded Warehouse module of the Customs Smart Client application.
  • C#, .NET 3.5, ASP.NET, WCF, WPF, WF, IIS, Enterprise Library, LLBLGen, Oracle, SQL Server, TFS, Visual Studio, MSTest.
Independent Software Developer, Info Support, April 2007 – October 2007
  • Developing extensions for Microsoft CRM and integrating the CRM service with the data warehouse for a gas distribution company.
  • Part of a team developing a Smart Client Application for defining and tracking workflows for an insurance company.
  • C#, .NET 2.0-3.0, ASP.NET, WCF, WF, Windows Forms, SQL Server, TFS, Visual Studio, NUnit, Endeavour, Microsoft CRM.
Independent Software Developer, Hessenatie Logistics, November 2006 – February 2007
  • Helped develop an ASP.NET application for order and delivery tracking.
  • VB.NET, ASP.NET 2.0, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL Server, SourceSafe, Visual Studio, UML.
Independent Software Developer, Impart Productions, 2003 – 2006
  • Automation of the A&R administration workflow.
  • Development of a web shop.
  • Design and development of a mailing list solution.
  • VB.NET, ASP.NET 1.1 & 2.0, HTML, CSS, Windows Forms, SQL Server, Visual Studio.
Sales Representative and Distribution Manager, Import Partners Distribution, 1998 – 2006
  • Sales representative for Wallonia, The Netherlands, and France.
  • Started up the CD distribution channels for the company in Belgium and France.
  • Coordination of manufacturing, purchase and sales.
  • Weekly newsletters and release schedules.

Relevant courses and certification

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (March 2016)
  • Docker Training at DockerCon Amsterdam (December 2014)
  • Node.js Performance and Security Training (Yld.io and Lift Security) (September 2014)
  • Certified Scrum Master (Jeff Sutherland) (2009)
  • Advanced Distributed Systems Design with Service Oriented Architecture (Udi Dahan) (2009)
  • Endeavour Development, Endeavour Analysis and Endeavour Requirements (2007)

Languages

Dutch (native), English (fluent), French (moderate).