Ben Che, Developer in Indianapolis, IN, United States
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Ben Che

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Software Developer

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 18, 2021

Ben is a product-obsessed full-stack software engineer with experience building multiple $1 million+ ARR software products from the ground up. At YCombinator and Founders Fund-backed start-up Gecko Robotics, he took a product from initial prototype to an enterprise robotics data platform used by some of the US's largest power and oil and gas companies. Ben thrives in fast iteration cycles of early-stage products and enjoys creating experiences that genuinely delight users and add real value.


Gecko Robotics
Productboard, Jira, Confluence
Gecko Robotics
React, GraphQL, Django, Python, JavaScript, Three.js, Node.js, Celery, Redis...




Preferred Environment

React, Three.js, Node.js, Redux, Django, Python, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, Socket.IO

The most amazing...

...tool I've built is a 3D robotics data visualization engine that rendered heatmap views of predictive asset conditions in real-time.

Work Experience

Product Manager

2020 - 2021
Gecko Robotics
  • Served as product manager for Gecko Robotics. Led product strategy, roadmap, customer research programs, and product design for Gecko Portal, Gecko's industry-leading platform for machine learning-driven asset integrity management.
  • Guided the closing of key research and design partnerships with industry experts, standards boards, and major customers across the US in Q1 and Q2 2021 while embedded at customer sites.
  • Took on a forward-deployed engineering role in building fast-start (v0) proof-of-concept solutions alongside customer evangelists to land key SaaS co-development deals.
  • Provided technical product management direction on complex turnaround planning and predictive asset condition software.
Technologies: Productboard, Jira, Confluence

Full-stack Software Engineer and Team Lead

2019 - 2020
Gecko Robotics
  • Took the Gecko Portal product from initial weekend prototype to an enterprise robotics data platform used by some of the US's largest power and oil and gas companies for data visualization and asset performance management.
  • Acted as technical lead on Gecko Vision, Gecko’s 2D and 3D visualization software maps localized 6DOF asset condition data to 2D and 3D digital twin visualizations spanning hundreds of types of equipment using the Three.js 3D library.
  • Designed the core application architecture across the technical stack; Django back end, GraphQL API, React and Redux front end.
  • Served as team lead for the Gecko Portal engineering team. I led hiring, engineering culture, and technical program management for a team of six, reporting directly to the CEO. Oversaw multiple major releases of the core product and related software tools.
Technologies: React, GraphQL, Django, Python, JavaScript, Three.js, Node.js, Celery, Redis, Google Cloud, Google Cloud ML

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React, Three.js, Node.js, Socket.IO


Celery, Jira, Confluence


Python, GraphQL, JavaScript


PostgreSQL, Redis, Google Cloud, MongoDB


Redux, Django


Productboard, iOS, Android


Google Cloud ML, Cordova

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