Chris Delnooz, Software Developer in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Chris Delnooz

Software Developer in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Member since August 6, 2013
Chris is an experienced software engineer who excels in the development of complex, multidisciplinary, multi-site projects. He has a strong knack for splitting difficult problems into concrete, achievable steps. He is also an ardent believer in hands-on software design and leading by example.
Chris is now available for hire




Adelaide, South Australia, Australia



Preferred Environment

Eclipse, Visual Studio, Unix, Windows, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a piece of machine behavior that allows for double-sided printing of etch resist on copper substrate with micrometer-level accuracy.


  • System Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Hydrix Services Pty Ltd
    • Created a code generation framework from UML -> XML -> C++ for representation of data layer software.
    • Created a plugin framework and accompanying SDK + documentation for writing plugins in the C++ environment.
    • Created system architecture for initial instrument design.
    • Lead the team developing several related GUI (Qt/C++) applications for use in a biomed lab.
    • Created system architecture for a mobile X-ray cart.
    • Created top-level software architecture and interfaces between various development partners around the world.
    • Maintained system requirements and traceability for regulatory compliance.
    • Led medical device risk assessment activities.
    • Ensured IEC60601 compliance for the mobile X-ray cart.
    Technologies: XML, C#, .NET, Windows, Linux, C++
  • Senior Embedded Software Engineer @ MuTracx

    2012 - 2013
    Sioux Embedded Systems
    • Developed an algorithm for the detection of circular markers in a copper substrate using C++, SSE3 and OpenMP.
    • Implemented a system for double-sided alignment of printed etch resist on copper substrates moving with six degrees of freedom that had micrometer level precision.
    • Designed various machine calibrations to detect actual mechanical tolerances that were influencing double sided print alignment.
    • Designed an algorithm for the automatic calibration of optical sensors using C++.
    • Automated the process of calibrating 9 optical units, reducing calibration time from several hours to approximately 3 minutes.
    • Designed and implemented a new system for the distribution and synchronization of commands between autonomous networked nodes, allowing for a 70% reduction in the amount of Finite State Machines and protocol messages required.
    • Designed and implemented a DSL (using XText) and code generators (using XTend) that allowed for simple interface definition and generated C++ code for middleware.
    • Created an LXC container to allow developers to have a virtualized target environment independent of their development environment.
    • Packaged all required development tools as Debian packages to allow for the easy installation of development systems.
    Technologies: GDB, LXC, GCC, Eclipse, IBM Rational Rose, Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), Java, Xtend, Xtext, C++, Linux
  • Software Architect @ ASML

    2011 - 2012
    Sioux Embedded Systems
    • Designed and implemented a new framework for the custom configuration of metrology reporting using C#, LINQ and Entity Framework.
    • Managed a five-person development team (three in Moscow and two in Eindhoven).
    • Achieved a ten-fold speed increase in report generation.
    • Built UI prototypes using C# and WPF to improve user experience.
    • Defined interfaces for factory integration at customer sites using XML.
    Technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), XSLT, XML, Entity Framework, LINQ, .NET, C#
  • Software Architect for Wide-Format Printing Systems

    2008 - 2011
    Oce Technologies BV
    • Architected Oce PlotWave 350, introduced a wide-format architecture reference platform to the Oce PlotWave 350 line.
    • Led a team of senior developers implementing proof of concept.
    • Chaired a focus group implementing wireless connectivity and mobile printing functionality.
    • Responsible for the architecture of Oce ColorWave 600PP.
    • Designed and implemented a system for product-line configuration using C++, Java, C# and XML/XSLT.
    • Implemented roll-to-roll printing workflows.
    • Led an architecture team consisting of six sub-system architects.
    • Chaired a progress committee monitoring the co-development of drivers and support software with Onyx, an Oce partner in Salt Lake City.
    • Designed a SOAP-based Web Service API for the integration of 3rd party software with Oce printing equipment.
    • Gathered software requirements from Oce partners in France, Germany, the US, and the UK.
    • Created tutorials for the new API using Java and C#.
    Technologies: Linux, Android, iOS, NetBeans, Visual Studio, UML, SOAP, XML, IBM Rational Rose, C#, Java, C++
  • Embedded Software Architect

    2007 - 2008
    Oce Technologies BV
    • Developed machine control software architecture for the Oce PlotWave 300 based on Oce's reference architecture.
    • Implemented an engineering prototype with a mixture of old and new software using C and C++.
    • Planned and executed an incremental transition towards the new architecture, finishing the project three months before the predicted end date.
    • Designed and implemented an industry first system for direct printing from a USB using C++ and Java.
    • Build the compatibility layer for a service diagnostics system using MS Access, XML and XSLT.
    • Improved the usability of a service diagnostics client application using Java.
    • Implemented a logging system for use in difficult real-time environments using C.
    Technologies: UML, IBM Rational Rose, Java, C++, C
  • Senior Embedded Software Engineer

    2005 - 2006
    Oce Technologies BV
    • Designed a new piece of architecture for synchronization of software and hardware startup and initialization within industrial printing systems.
    • Led a team of six to implement a new design using Rational Rose Realtime and C++.
    • Was responsible for the roll-out of new software into existing projects developing the Oce VarioPrint 6250 and Oce ColorWave 600
    • Maintained custom built middleware in C++ and Java using SWIG.
    • Performed debugging and analysis of machine control software using VxWorks.
    Technologies: VxWorks, UML, IBM Rational Rose, C#, Java, C++
  • Embedded Software Engineer

    2003 - 2005
    Oce Technologies BV
    • Achieved a 2100% speed increase in image processing algorithms using C++, SSE2 and AltiVec.
    • Implemented fast thumbnail generation of scanned documents using C and C++.
    • Optimized performance using Intel VTune and Intel C++ Compiler on Linux.
    • Maintained a projects CVS server on Linux.
    Technologies: Server Sent Events (SSE), GCC, VTune, CVS, C++, C


  • Mutracx

    A project involving C++, code generation, Xtext, XTend, C#, Rational Rose Realtime, and Linux.

  • ASML

    Technologies used include C# .NET, LINQ, Entity Framework, SQL, XML, XSLT, database design, and UML.


  • Languages

    C, C++, UML, Bash, XML, C#, XSD, SQL, Java, Xtend, PHP, XSLT, Delphi, Common Lisp (CL)
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Qt, .NET, Xtext, Boost, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Linux OpenSuSe, Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Standard Template Library (STL), LINQ, Entity Framework
  • Tools

    Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, IBM Rational Rose, Jama Requirements Management, LINQ to SQL, Visual Studio, CVS, VTune, GCC, GDB, ReSharper
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    Debian Linux, Eclipse, Windows, Embedded Linux, VxWorks, NetBeans, iOS, Android, Linux, Unix
  • Other

    Embedded Software, Machine Learning, Software Development, SOAP, Server Sent Events (SSE), LXC
  • Storage

    SQLite, MySQL


  • Doctoral Degree in Software Technology
    2001 - 2003
    Technical University of Eindhoven - Eindhoven
  • M.S. Degree in Computer Science
    1996 - 2001
    Technical University of Eindhoven - Eindhoven

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