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Chris Gunawardena

Chris Gunawardena

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Member since January 30, 2015
Chris is a developer/solutions architect with over 12 years of experience working for Accenture, Cricket Australia, RMIT University, and Sportsbet. He is a full-stack developer capable of DevOps and automated testing as well as creating cutting-edge web applications.
Chris is now available for hire
  • IBM
    Android, Android wear, Bluetooth, BLE, Beacons, Java
  • Sportsbet
    Backbone, Node, AngularJS, Java, Bootstrap, Sass, Load runner, BDD, TDD, CI...
  • Accenture
    AngularJS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, LESS, Yeoman, Phantom.js, Bamboo, CI, JIRA...
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • DevOps, 8 years
  • Test Automation, 5 years
  • AngularJS, 5 years
  • Internet of Things (IoT), 5 years
  • Node.js, 4 years
  • Android, 3 years
  • Docker, 2 years
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Preferred Environment
The most amazing...
...things I've created are two live scoring apps created within the space of two months for Cricket Australia.
  • Technical Lead
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Developed the Android native eCommerce app for 2the second largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands. Also designed and created an Android wear platform to help the blind navigate in swimming pools. Mentored and assisted junior and senior developers in Android. Node.js, and Angular.
    Technologies: Android, Android wear, Bluetooth, BLE, Beacons, Java
  • Senior Developer
    2015 - 2016
    • Developed multiple successful features from inception to release, delivering full-stack turnkey solutions.
    • Achieved 100% unit test code coverage and 100% automated end-to-end test coverage for critical paths.
    Technologies: Backbone, Node, AngularJS, Java, Bootstrap, Sass, Load runner, BDD, TDD, CI, Selenium, QUnit, REST, Agile
  • UI Development Lead
    2014 - 2014
    • Awarded "delivery champion of the month" for September, 2014.
    • Completed two MVPs in two months.
    • Created a tool to record and playback live matches from the API level.
    • Implemented a daily happiness rating (Agile).
    Technologies: AngularJS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, LESS, Yeoman, Phantom.js, Bamboo, CI, JIRA, Agile
  • Developer/Solutions Architect
    2013 - 2014
    RMIT University
    • Created the new RMIT University responsive website.
    • Developed the RMIT student portal for mobile and desktop.
    • Composed a front-end development workflow using Grunt.
    • Implemented Heroku-style code deployment to the server via Git push.
    • Built responsive prototypes.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Bootstrap, Foundation, Sass, Jenkins, T4 CMS, JIRA, CI, Agile
  • Lead Developer
    2009 - 2013
    Salsa Digital
    • Designed and led the development of a member management system for RSL and Tabcorp.
    • Created an Android/iPhone app for Targa Australia to publish race results/timing, news, road closure information, and its live Twitter feed.
    • Built a back-end for Vision Super Industry Fund members to manage their super.
    • Designed and developed a "scratch and win" promotion for Office Choice, a stationary franchise with hundreds of stores all over Australia. Customers checked the scratchy numbers through the website.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Angular UI, Bootstrap, CSS, PHP, SOAP, SOAP UI, Selenium, SilverStripe
  • Senior Software Developer
    2007 - 2009
    Click Creative
    • Designed and developed a loyalty rewards card system called Playdays for a children's play center. A barcode reader was used as an input device to scan membership cards and register websites via a web page.
    • Implemented an industry funds management member portal for investors with group-based privileges using SilverStripe CMS.
    Technologies: SilverStripe, PHP, Magento, WordPress
  • Software Developer
    2006 - 2007
    • Developed Centsable personal finance software to help plan, budget, track, and achieve financial goals. .NET back-end with a Flash UI.
    • Created a system for delivery company Aussie Farmers to check if a customer address is serviced by the Aussie Farmers delivery team using Google Maps. Longitude/latitude returned by Google Maps geocoder was transformed to pixel coordinates in another map where serviced suburbs were encoded with colored pixels.
    Technologies: .NET, PHP, Flash, MySQL, Apache
  • Web Development Team Volunteer
    2005 - 2006
    Oxfam Australia
    • Collaborated with the Oxfam media team to publish news and articles on the Oxfam website.
    • Created a JavaScript sitemap for
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript
  • Intern
    2004 - 2005
    • Used macro scripting to automate importing of CSV contacts from Excel to Siebel CRM.
    Technologies: Windows Macros, AutoHotkey
  • Technical Support Engineer
    2002 - 2003
    Microsoft Service Network (MSN)
    • Worked as an online technical support engineer for MSN, supporting users of Hotmail and MSN browser.
    Technologies: Technical Support
  • Sportsbet (Development)

    Full-stack development on a cutting-edge web application that caters to a business model with huge volumes, spikes that go from zero to 100,000 transactions in seconds while remaining 100% always-on.

  • Cricket Australia Live Scores (Development)

    UI development lead on mobile and desktop web apps offering live cricket coverage, live streaming, live scores, news, and expert opinions.

  • Cricket Australia Corporate Site (Development)

    UI development lead on the corporate website for the national governing body for the cricket in Australia.

  • RMIT University Website (Development)

    Senior developer in the project to redevelop RMIT University's main website using a responsive mobile-first framework.

  • RMIT Student Mobile Student Portal (Development)

    Lead developer for an AngularJS-based student portal with access to RMIT email, announcements, news, learning resources, program and course guides, class timetables, and library accounts.

  • Remunerator Apps (Development)

    Developed to make keeping track of salary package easier, for those of you always on the go, the app incorporates many of the key functions from the website in the palm of your hand.

  • Targa Rally iPhone/Android App (Development)

    Created an Android/iPhone app for Targa Australia to publish race results/timing, news, road closure information and its live Twitter feed.

  • Stack Overflow Profile (Other amazing things)

    Top 5% this year with over 70 questions answered.

  • (Other amazing things)

    An open-source app used for testing data submissions independent of endpoints. Simply point your application to and watch the submissions below in real time. Created using Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node.

  • Clock Made Using a Microcontroller (Other amazing things)

    A clock built using 24 LEDs, 2 shift registers, and a microcontroller.

  • Agile Planning Poker Web App (Other amazing things)

    Open-source cross browser (Including Mobile IE) web app for Agile estimation built using Vanilla.js.

  • Phone Embed (Other amazing things)

    Open-source project to embed a mobile website anywhere with scaling and responsive breakpoints intact.

  • JIRA Timelapse for Kanban Board (Other amazing things)

    Fun, open-source project to capture and create a timelapse from a JIRA kanban wall. Built using Heroku, MEAN stack, and PhantomJS for image capture, Imgur for hosting images and Uptime Robot for Heroku crons.

  • LinkedIn Profile (Other amazing things)

    My LinkedIn profile.

  • IBM - Jumbo Supermarkten (Development)

    Mentoring and assisting Junior and Senior developers in Android. Node js and Angular.

  • IBM - Buddy for the Blind (Development)

    Every day, blind kids are struggling with mobility and
    they are dreaming about being able to move around
    independently. Many sports are impossible to
    practice for them, but swimming is not one of them.
    However, their experience in the swimming pool
    is not ideal. The kids fear hitting the wall with their
    heads while swimming. A fear that is even bigger
    when they swim on their backs. They rely heavily on
    external people to warn them before that happens.
    The result is that these kids need constant coaching
    to be able to enjoy swimming. Some dare not even
    swim on their backs.

    The swimmer will wear a waterproof smartwatch with an
    IBM developed app installed. Using Bluetooth beacons
    installed around the swimming pool, this app is able to use
    a mathematical model to calculate the swimmer's relative
    position inside a swim lane. We will send all beacon
    data to IBM Bluemix using Watson IoT Foundation for
    further analysis. By providing the blind swimmer with a
    smartwatch, we are able to warn the swimmer with the
    watch’ buzzer that he is approaching a wall. This warning
    will make sure the swimmer can stop in time so he does
    not bump his head against the swimming pool wall.

  • Languages
    JavaScript, CSS, SQL, HTML, C++, Java, Swift, Sass, Objective-C
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation, QUnit, Yii, AngularJS, Compass, Selenium, Express.js, Angular, Espresso Testing Framework, Sencha Touch, CodeIgniter, SilverStripe, Hadoop,, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs
    PhantomJS, AngularUI, jQuery, Zepto, Chai, Sinon.JS, Node.js, Backbone.js, Socket.IO, Passport.js, Restify, WebGL
  • Tools
    Appcelerator Titanium, Bower, Grunt, Yeoman, Xdebug, Vagrant, Ansible, Stash, GitHub, JIRA, Jenkins, Apache, Autodesk Fusion 360, Docker Compose, MQTT, Adobe Photoshop, Shell, PCB Layout, Cloudera, Composer, Nginx, Travis CI, Bamboo, Appcelerator Cloud Services, SoapUI, LoadRunner, Chef, Logstash
  • Paradigms
    MEAN Stack, Scrum, DevOps, Kanban, Agile Software Development, Test Automation, REST
  • Platforms
    Ubuntu, WordPress, Rackspace, AWS EC2, LAMP, Firebase, Docker, Android, DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal, OpenShift, Arduino, OpenStack, Heroku
  • Storage
    MySQL, AWS S3, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Database Performance
  • Other
    Architecture, Front-end, Internet of Things (IoT), Bluetooth Hardware, Infrastructure as Code, Containers, Google Assistant, Chatbots, ESP8266, Technical Leadership, Unix Shell Scripting, Big Data, Load Balancing, PCB Design, Rendering Performance
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2003 - 2006
    Monash University - Melbourne, Australia
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