Hey there, I'm Javier!

Welcome! I'm a Canadian Software Developer originally from Caracas, Venezuela. I started programming back in 2007 when I wanted to make my own videogame. That first endeavor, along with heavy exposure to Linux since early 2010, eventually led me down the path of studying Computer Engineering in 2012. Ever since then, I've been programming non-stop! Working long hours, both with teams and alone, in hackathons, game jams, at school, at work and at home to make cool stuff.

This site can give you an idea of my experience, skills and interests. And, nowadays I also have a blog!


Overview

I'm a recently graduated Computer Engineering student from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

CGPA 3.87/4.0 - Dean's List Student from 2012 to 2015 - Member of the Institute for Co-operative Education.

Professional member of the ACM and IEEE.

Interested in working with Computer Graphics, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems.

Fluent in Spanish and English. Can understand French.

Looking to learn Japanese in the near future...


Take a look at my 2109134700 for a summary of my work.


Experience

Professional

Software Engineer

Since Oct. 2017

(236) 937-6157 in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Universal Store Team, Retail Store Experience

Technologies: C#, UWP, Azure, SQL, Visual Studio, Git

Software Engineering Co-Op

Jan. 2016 to Aug. 2016

Microsoft Studios "The Coalition" in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Created a custom, proprietary system for patching game content after release. Worked with senior engineers in resolving crashes and performing low-level optimizations. Developed tools to improve iteration and enable automatic analysis and verification. Assisted the UI Team in implementing scenes with Model-View-ViewModel classes.

Technologies: C++, C#, Python, AMD64 Assembly, Unreal Engine 4, Visual Studio, Microsoft XDK, Perforce.

Gameplay Programmer

Sep. 2014 to Dec. 2014

Behaviour Interactive in Montréal, QC, Canada

Developed and improved features in gameplay, networking and graphics rendering. Worked closely with game designers on implementing new mechanics and customizations. Assisted in performing memory and processing optimizations to the code base. Drafted short documentation of new features, improvements and other changes.

Technologies: C#, CG, Unity, Unreal Engine 4, Visual Studio, Python, Nvidia Nsight.


Extracurricular

VP Competitions

May. 2016 to May. 2017

Concordia Software Eng. and Comp. Sci. Society in Montréal, QC, Canada

Organized events, tryouts and practice sessions for students interested in competitive programming. Led teams of students and alumni representing Concordia University in IEEE Xtreme 10.0 and the Computer Science Games 2017. Began creating a stronger competitive programming community, centered around regular training and participation

VP Internal Affairs

May. 2014 to Jan. 2016

201-899-9057 in Montréal, QC, Canada

Helped maintaining the Society’s infrastructure, including servers, office space and internal documents. Assisted fellow executives of the society in performing their responsibilities. Promoted the practice of programming to other engineering disciplines.


Volunteer

Teaching Assistant

Since May. 2015

9392997336 in Montréal & Vancouver, Canada

Helped children learn programming through making games by guiding them through a series of well-defined tasks.

Technologies: MIT Scratch

Onsite IT Support

Jan. 2013 to Apr. 2013

FEM International in Montréal, QC, Canada

Migrated all office computers to Ubuntu Linux , reconfigured for ease of use in their workplace. Diagnosed and solved issues affecting faulty computer hardware, providing on-site support. Drafted simplified documentation for troubleshooting and self-sustainment of the system.

Technologies: Ubuntu Linux, SSH, SMB/CIFS, Windows SysInternals.

Catholic Missionary

Apr. 2012

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parrish in Caracas, Venezuela

Stayed in a community 200 kilometers from the Colombian-Venezuelan border for a week. Organized day-long activities to work with local children and teenagers. Coordinated with other missionary members to address issues within the community (violence, drugs).

Technical Projects

These are some of the things I've built and worked on.

Click on them and check out the details

There's always room for improvement, so let me know what you thought about them!

Games

Below are the published titles I've worked on as a developer.

They all had awesome teams behind them working non-stop for their release.

Honors & Awards

2017

3rd Place ECE Capstone Project

Concordia University, ECE Department
Montréal, QC, Canada

2016

1st Place COEN390 Team Project

Concordia University, ECE Department
Montréal, QC, Canada

2015

3rd Place in Operating Systems

Computer Science Games
Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

2014

Best Health Hack

Wearhacks & Hacking Health
Montréal, QC, Canada

2014

Judge's Pick for "Wizards of RGB"

ETS - Montreal Game Jam
Montréal, QC, Canada

2013-2015

Dean's List

Concordia University, ENCS Faculty
Montréal, QC, Canada




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