Robb Priestley, Software Developer in Chemainus, BC, Canada
Robb Priestley

Software Developer in Chemainus, BC, Canada

Member since February 13, 2017
Robb is a resourceful software professional with over 15 years of experience in building and delivering production-ready, enterprise-grade software of all kinds. He's educated in computer science and business and is a certified PMP. He has worked with a diverse set of teams and has top quality communication skills. His passion for development and his focus on business results makes him an ideal candidate for your consideration.
Robb is now available for hire




Chemainus, BC, Canada



Preferred Environment

Git, MacOS, Visual Studio Code

The most amazing...

...things I have accomplished include managing a team of 12 software developers, earning my PMP, and building a full-stack software platform for a startup company.


  • Owner

    2017 - PRESENT
    Digital Wizardry Software Solutions, Ltd.
    • Integrated Azure Media Services (a type of transcoding service) into Node.js using TypeScript.
    • Wrote Node.js routines to discover and convert millions of hyperlinks in MongoDB.
    • Contributed to the ASP.NET ERP system for manufacturing company.
    • Designed and built an ASP.NET data management system for mining core samples.
    • Implemented the cloud infrastructure setup, WordPress setup, general IT consulting, and IT support.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS, WordPress, MongoDB, Node.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, C#.NET
  • Chief Technology Officer | Co-founder | Entrepreneur

    2016 - 2017
    ShoutExchange Ltd.
    • Focused on building value for the company amid continuous uncertainty with few available resources and little direct support.
    • Designed, implemented, and delivered a full-stack SOA software system using C# .NET, Amazon Web Services, REST, and PostgreSQL. The service-oriented back end integrates seamlessly with a front end website built using WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, and CSS.
    • Deployed this full-stack system using Docker to a production environment where it has operated successfully for many months.
    • Integrated into the system using OAuth authentication with four social media APIs: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. These integrations allow end users to sign in using social media to access ShoutExchange services including social media data analytics and time-phased KPIs.
    Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, REST, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, PostgreSQL, Entity Framework, ASP.NET, .NET, C#
  • Manager, Software Developers

    2013 - 2016
    Arc'teryx Equipment
    • Attained ultimately the role of manager of the software developer team with 12 direct reports.
    • Delivered with my team successfully a large-scale, time-sensitive, mission-critical integration package linking the ERP with a warehouse facility operating on SAP.
    • Hired and helped orient new employees, prepared and delivered performance reviews, and exercised my skills as a project manager and facilitator.
    Technologies: Git, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic (VB), VB.NET
  • Senior Software Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Arc'teryx Equipment
    • Led teams with a mandate to serve business and facilitate corporate growth.
    • Specialized in system maintenance, problem solving, and user support—thriving on the uncertainty, variety, and exposure to risk.
    Technologies: TFS, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic (VB), VB.NET
  • Software Developer

    2011 - 2013
    Independent iOS Developer
    • Undertook an independent development project which I designed, built, and marketed an iPhone video game called Robot Attack Maze.
    • Succeeded in this goal using Xcode, Objective-C, iOS, and the Cocos2d framework. The game was then sold in the Apple App Store.
    • Implemented in the game random maze level generation, a recursive maze-solving algorithm, a physics engine, and an artificial intelligence subsystem.
    Technologies: Git, Cocos2d, Objective-C, iOS
  • Software Developer

    2007 - 2012
    Arc'teryx Equipment
    • Started as a software developer working on the company’s extensive custom-built ERP system using VB6 and Microsoft SQL Server.
    • Migrated code from the legacy VB6 system to new modules built in VB.NET.
    • Accomplished the goal of building an EDI web application from a design template using SOAP web services. The resulting integrations software has since input over $80 million of orders and saved over 800 person hours.
    Technologies: VSS, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic (VB), VB.NET
  • Software Developer

    2003 - 2007
    FDM Software Ltd.
    • Worked at FDM Software as a co-op intern in my final year at Langara College. Even before I had graduated, FDM hired as a permanent software developer.
    • Developed their flagship emergency services RMS product using Delphi, Object Pascal, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase SQL Anywhere.
    • Contributed to a major system rewrite porting legacy application code to C# .NET. In time I specialized on system integrations and worked on several key projects linking the RMS with external systems. Examples include Texas EMS and HAZMAT data classification.
    • Implemented a high-risk database upgrade for Salt Lake City for which the company received an official commendation.
    • Proposed to build an innovative integration with Google Earth which allowed geospatial data from the RMS to be projected onto three-dimensional maps. FDM management agreed, and the resulting product is still being sold as a feature.
    Technologies: CVS, Object Pascal, Delphi, SQL Anywhere, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, C#
  • Software Developer

    2002 - 2002
    SMG Technologies Inc.
    • Worked at SMG as co-op intern while studying computer science at Langara College.
    • Built, with a team, a fare reservation system for Singapore Airlines using Java and Oracle.
    Technologies: Oracle, Java


  • MazeGenerator (Development)

    MazeGenerator is a project demonstrating the maze generation algorithm that I designed and built using C# ASP.NET Core MVC on Visual Studio Code for Mac.

    The maze generation algorithm is configurable and produces fully-random mazes that completely occupy grids with variable dimensions. The algorithm completes a typical maze generation task on a server in just a few milliseconds.

    This project demonstrates my software design and coding abilities. I like to produce very clean, maintainable, self-documenting code that includes helpful comments explaining the more difficult concepts.

    There is full source code posted on my GitHub account, and from there a link provides access to a running demo.

  • Jogtracks (Development)

    Jogtracks is a demonstration of a full-stack, single-page web application that allows users to track their jogging times and distances.

    The project uses C# ASP.NET Core MVC, Entity Framework Core, Microsoft SQL Server, jQuery, TypeScript, CSS, Handlebars, Docker, and Amazon Web Services.

    Jogtracks serves to showcase my full-stack software development skills. There is full source code posted on my GitHub account, and from there a link provides access to a running demo.


  • Languages

    Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), Visual Basic 6 (VB6), C#, JavaScript, CSS, TypeScript, VB.NET, C#.NET, PHP, Objective-C, Delphi, Object Pascal, C++, C, Java
  • Frameworks

    .NET, .NET Core, Entity Framework Core, Cocos2d, ASP.NET
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Scrum, Agile, REST
  • Platforms

    MacOS, WordPress, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mac OS, Shopify, Linux, Docker, Visual Studio Code, Oracle, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), iOS
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Databases, SQL Anywhere, Sybase, MongoDB
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management, Web Development
  • Other

    ADK, Visual Basic (VB), AWS
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, jQuery, Entity Framework
  • Tools

    Git, VSS, TFS, CVS, Xcode


  • PMP Project Management Professional in Project Management
    2016 - 2016
    Project Management Institute - Newtown Square, PA, USA
  • Certificate in Business Administration
    2016 - 2016
    Capilano University - North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Diploma in Computer Science
    2000 - 2003
    Langara College - Vancouver, BC, Canada

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