Matt Durgavich, Software Developer in Boston, MA, United States
Matt Durgavich

Software Developer in Boston, MA, United States

Member since March 24, 2013
Matt is a seasoned programmer with technical breadth and depth. He has worked in a variety of industries, ranging from startups to large corporations on everything from embedded systems to large-scale web apps. Aside from his extensive technical skills, he is also a strong team member and leader.
Matt is now available for hire




Boston, MA, United States



Preferred Environment

Eclipse, Vim Text Editor, Xcode

The most amazing...

...code I've written is deep development work on two AAA, multimillion dollar video games: Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3.


  • Senior Mobile Engineer/Team Lead

    2014 - PRESENT
    • Designed and did feature work on the mobile app.
    Technologies: Ruby, Python, iOS
  • Android Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Apps Kids Love
    • Ported an existing iOS jig saw puzzle game to the Android platform.
    • Chose UI and back-end components in order to optimize time-to-market for the Android version.
    Technologies: Java
  • Senior Mobile Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Subatomic Studios
    • Contributed to the front-end client and back-end server on a forthcoming multiplayer game title.
    Technologies: Python, C++, Android, iOS
  • Senior Programmer

    2012 - 2013
    Demiurge Studios
    • Programmed in several disciplines.
    • Contributed to several unannounced titles in production with varied monetization models, including Free-To-Play (F2P).
    • Used a variety of technologies, including iOS, Google Native Client, and Flash.
    • Worked in diverse areas such as gameplay, UI, In-App-Purchasing, networking, and performance optimization.
    • Frequently contributed game design feedback to improve fit, finish, and user experience.
    • Mentored junior staff.
    Technologies: Flash, Objective-C, C++
  • Senior Game Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Game Show Network
    • Developed games and backend server infrastructure for GSN's web gaming platforms.
    • Implemented front-end gaming technology using Flash and Unity 3d.
    • Provided back-end support using C++.
    • Contributed heavily to scalability, performance optimization, and software architecture.
    Technologies: Flash, JavaScript, C++
  • Game Programmer

    2010 - 2012
    Rockstar Games
    • Worked as a Game Programmer on Red Dead Redemption, focusing on animation and gameplay.
    • Programmed for Max Payne 3, focusing on Xbox and PS3 optimization.
    • Worked on rendering, audio, Bink video playback, and gameplay systems.
    • Planned performance work and liaised with Sony technical staff.
    Technologies: Assembly Language, C++
  • Lead Developer

    2010 - 2011
    • Worked for a startup focused on disrupting traditional school to student pricing models by collating and distributing electronic course readings for business school through the Cloud.
    • Chose the raft of technologies that would deliver a minimum viable product as quickly as possible.
    • Technologies used included PHP, Ruby on Rails, HAML, Sass, and CoffeeScript.
    • Press:,
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), jQuery, HTML, JavaScript, PHP
  • Senior Application Developer

    2007 - 2010
    The MITRE Corporation
    • Worked as a visualization engineer for DoD projects.
    • Used game engines, OpenGL, DirectX, C#, C++, JavaScript, HTML, and Ruby on Rails to realize prototype systems for a variety of customers from the US Government.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), JavaScript, Java, C#, C, C++



  • Languages

    C, Swift, C++, Objective-C, C#, JavaScript, Assembly Language, PHP, HTML, Python, Ruby, Java, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Cocoa, UIkit, Unreal Engine, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Twisted
  • Tools

    Xcode, Subversion (SVN), Git, Mercurial, Vim Text Editor, Flash
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Mobile Development, Agile Software Development, Scalable Application, Functional Programming
  • Platforms

    iOS, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Linux, Android, MacOS, Eclipse
  • Other

    Ajax, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps, Team Mentoring, Architecture
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, OpenGL, DirectX, jQuery
  • Storage

    SQLite, MySQL


  • Masters degree in Computer Science
    2008 - 2010
    Boston University - Boston
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science
    1999 - 2003
    Tufts University - Boston

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