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

Software Developer in Chemainus, BC, Canada

Member since May 29, 2017
Robb is a resourceful software professional with nearly 20 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 project management professional. 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 make Robb an ideal candidate for your consideration.
Robb is now available for hire




Chemainus, BC, Canada



Preferred Environment

Git, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows 10

The most amazing...

...attainments I've achieved include managing 12 software devs, earning my PMP, creating an iOS video game, and entirely building a full-stack software platform.


  • Owner/Director

    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.
    • Helped build an ASP.NET ERP system for a 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.
    • Helped build and maintain the website for a world-class, top-tier outdoor equipment manufacturing company.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), WordPress, 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 back end integrated seamlessly with a front-end website built using WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, and CSS.
    • Deployed using Docker and Amazon Web Services to a production environment.
    • Performed integrations with social media APIs: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube via OAuth authentication. These integrations allowed end users to sign in using social media to access services, including social media data analytics and KPIs.
    Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, REST, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, PostgreSQL, Entity Framework, ASP.NET, .NET, C#
  • Manager of Software Developers

    2013 - 2016
    Arc'teryx Equipment
    • Spearheaded the delivery of multiple large-scale, time-sensitive, mission-critical software releases for an enterprise-grade ERP system amid uncertain requirements and numerous technical challenges that my team successfully achieved.
    • Acted as a cross-disciplinary project manager and facilitator.
    • Hired, trained, and mentored new employees, prepared and delivered performance reviews, and resolved numerous personnel issues.
    Technologies: Git, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic, VB.NET
  • Senior Software Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Arc'teryx Equipment
    • Led working groups with a mandate to serve business and facilitate corporate growth.
    • Devised and deployed multiple high-complexity software solutions for a rapidly-growing business.
    • Specialized in system maintenance, problem solving, and user support—thriving on uncertainty, variety, and exposure to risk.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic, VB.NET
  • Software Developer | iOS

    2011 - 2013
    Independent 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 Store.
    • Implemented random maze level generation, a recursive maze-solving algorithm, a physics engine, and an artificial intelligence subsystem within the game.
    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: Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic, 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 me 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. I specialized in system integration 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's 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 a 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.
    • Implemented scheduled services with Oracle WebLogic application server.
    Technologies: Oracle, Java


  • MazeGenerator

    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.

  • EmojiDungeon

    EmojiDungeon is a browser-based video game that builds on my MazeGenerator project and serves to showcase my front-end scripting ability. Using the same maze-generation algorithm as MazeGenerator, EmojiDungeon then adds an entire interactive layer built using TypeScript. The gameplay code, including a rudimentary AI, is entirely implemented using almost 1,500 lines of TypeScript (see script.ts).

  • JogTracks

    Jogtracks is a SPA (single page application) demonstration web application built using C# ASP.NET Core, which serves to showcase my full-stack software development skills. Detailed project documentation, including testing notes, is provided.


  • Languages

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

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

    Microsoft Visual Studio, Git, Xcode
  • Paradigms

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

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

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

    Project Management
  • Other

    Web Development, Windows 10
  • Libraries/APIs

    Entity Framework, Node.js, jQuery


  • 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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