Chris Gunawardena, Software Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chris Gunawardena

Software Developer in 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


  • ING Bank
    Java, Angular, Redux, React, Polymer
  • IBM
    Bluetooth LE, Java, Bluetooth Beacons, Bluetooth, Android Wear, Android
  • Sportsbet
    Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD)...



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.


  • Full-stack Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    ING Bank
    • Built a portal to serve customers.
    Technologies: Java, Angular, Redux, React, Polymer
  • Technical Lead

    2016 - 2018
    • 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: Bluetooth LE, Java, Bluetooth Beacons, Bluetooth, Android Wear, Android
  • 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: Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), LoadRunner, Backbone.js, Agile, REST, QUnit, Selenium, Sass, Bootstrap, Java, AngularJS, Node.js
  • 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: Agile, Jira, Continuous Integration (CI), Bamboo, PhantomJS, Yeoman, Less, Bootstrap, JavaScript, AngularJS
  • 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: Continuous Integration (CI), T4, Agile, Jira, Jenkins, Sass, Bootstrap, AngularJS
  • 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: SilverStripe, Selenium, SoapUI, SOAP, PHP, CSS, Bootstrap, AngularUI, AngularJS
  • 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: WordPress, Magento, PHP, SilverStripe
  • 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 were transformed to pixel coordinates in another map where serviced suburbs were encoded with colored pixels.
    Technologies: Apache, MySQL, Flash, PHP, .NET
  • 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: JavaScript, PHP
  • Intern

    2004 - 2005
    • Used macro scripting to automate importing of CSV contacts from Excel to Siebel CRM.
    Technologies: AutoHotkey, Macros
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stack Overflow Profile (Other amazing things)

    Top 5% this year with over 70 questions answered.

  • 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 they are approaching a wall. This warning will make sure the swimmer can stop in time so they do not bump their head against the swimming pool wall.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, SQL, CSS, Swift, Java, C++, Less, PHP, T4, Sass, Objective-C
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Espresso Testing Framework, Express.js, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Compass, ZURB Foundation, Selenium, Yii, QUnit, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Hadoop,, SilverStripe, CodeIgniter, Sencha Touch, .NET, Laravel, Redux
  • Libraries/APIs

    Backbone.js, Node.js, PhantomJS, Socket.IO, Sinon.JS, Chai, Zepto, jQuery, AngularUI, WebGL, Passport.js, Restify, Polymer, React
  • Tools

    Google Assistant, Autodesk Fusion 360, Docker Compose, MQTT, Adobe Photoshop, Apache, Shell, Jenkins, Jira, GitHub, Stash, Ansible, Vagrant, Xdebug, Yeoman, Grunt, Bower, Appcelerator Titanium, PCB Layout, Composer, Cloudera, LoadRunner, Nginx, Appcelerator Cloud Services, Bamboo, Travis CI, Logstash, Chef, SoapUI, Flash, AutoHotkey
  • Paradigms

    MEAN Stack, Agile Software Development, Test Automation, DevOps, REST, Kanban, Scrum, Data Science, Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Agile, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Docker, Firebase, LAMP, Android, WordPress, Rackspace, AWS EC2, Ubuntu, DigitalOcean, Salesforce, Arduino, Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, OpenShift, Drupal, Heroku, Magento, Bluetooth LE
  • Industry Expertise

    Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Storage

    MongoDB, AWS S3, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Database Performance
  • Other

    Bluetooth, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Containers, Chatbots, ESP8266, Technical Leadership, Architecture, Front-end, Unix Shell Scripting, Software Architecture, Quality Assurance (QA), SDET, Software Configuration Management (SCM), Front-end Development, SCM Engineer, QA Engineer, Test Engineer, Software Architect, PCB Design, Load Balancers, Big Data, Rendering Performance, SOAP, Macros, Technical Support, Flexible, Android Wear, Bluetooth Beacons


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2003 - 2006
    Monash University - Melbourne, Australia

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