Vinny DaSilva, Developer in Framingham, MA, United States
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Vinny DaSilva

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Game Development Developer

Framingham, MA, United States
Toptal Member Since
March 5, 2014

As a software engineer, Vinny always looks to hit the ground running and make a meaningful impact in any organization with a positive attitude. While he has a very technical background, he strives for simple and elegant solutions to solve even the most complex of problems. Updated profile information can be found on my LinkedIn page:


T3 Interactive
XAML, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), C#, XNA, Microsoft Kinect
VelQuest Corporation / Accelrys
Oracle, ASP.NET MVC, C#
VelQuest Corporation
Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Windows Forms (WinForms), Oracle, ASP.NET MVC, C#




Preferred Environment

IntelliJ, Sublime Text, Git, Unity3D, Visual Studio

The most amazing...

...thing I've ever coded is a document parsing system that quickly turns text files into structured XML.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2012 - 2013
T3 Interactive
  • Developed a Microsoft Kinect Application using XNA and WPF.
  • Led and mentored an offshore team using various Agile practices.
  • Configured a continuous integration server on Windows Azure.
  • Worked with clients to take ideas and generate user stories for the team to work with.
  • Set up and configured YouTrack for the team to work against.
Technologies: XAML, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), C#, XNA, Microsoft Kinect

Sustainability Engineer Team Lead

2011 - 2013
VelQuest Corporation / Accelrys
  • Delivered various high-quality and business-critical projects with tight schedules on time.
  • Led, mentored, and managed small teams in various successful projects.
  • Led tight collaboration with various teams to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.
  • Developed a new technical support process to improve response time, reduce interruptions, and improve overall customer satisfaction.
  • Worked closely with quality systems to deploy new defect tracking and source control solutions in order to improve overall quality management and team efficiency while remaining compliant.
Technologies: Oracle, ASP.NET MVC, C#

Senior Software Engineer

2002 - 2011
VelQuest Corporation
  • Created various adapters to bridge main application and third party instruments.
  • Developed a parsing system that generates structured XML from flat text files.
  • Developed both web and desktop applications for a regulated industry.
  • Fixed late and incomplete projects on numerous occasions, providing a timely, successful delivery.
  • Designed, developed, and tested enterprise systems working closely with customers to meet and exceed expectations.
Technologies: Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Windows Forms (WinForms), Oracle, ASP.NET MVC, C#

This was an entry to the Global Game Jam 2014. I worked with a small team to produce a working game in 48 hours using Unity3D.

Tools for Equality in the Information Age

This appeared in the Journal of Critical Thinking (Issue 7, Spring 2012). It is a published article discussing how communication and information technology can be used for equality around the world, along with various associated successes and challenges.


C#, Python, JavaScript, HTML5, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), XAML, Java


Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), NUnit, Microsoft Kinect, Entity, ASP.NET Web API, Bootstrap 3, Unity3D, AngularJS, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET MVC 5


Moq, NAudio, XNA, Windows Forms (WinForms), jQuery


Microsoft Visual Studio, Git, Visual Studio, Sublime Text, IntelliJ, IntelliJ IDEA


Object-oriented Design (OOD), Pair Programming, Agile Software Development, DevOps, Test-driven Development (TDD)


Windows, Oculus Rift, Azure, Xamarin, Android, Oracle, Windows Phone 8


Virtual Reality (VR), Offshore Development, Extended Reality (XR), Mixed Reality (MR), Remote Work, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Game Development


Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite

2010 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies (Concentrations in Computer Science and Sociology)

Framingham State University - Massachusetts