Chris Klingler

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About

I'm a people-focused engineering leader. I believe strong teams create strong products and creating a powerful development culture creates a winning company. I've played crucial roles in architecting solutions for web, mobile, SaaS and cloud-based applications. I'm focused on increasing customer satisfaction, improving efficiency and building value. As a Senior Manager and Director I've led teams that consistently produce high quality work for Fortune 500 clients around the world. I've proven I can recruit world-class talent, build existing teams and lead large teams and the company network needed to drive strategic goals

Senior Director of Software Development

I've directed software engineering for large and small companies bridging the full lifecycle of product development. I have startup and enterprise experience working on brownfield and greenfield projects

  • Software Experience: 16 years
  • Website: chrisklingler.com
  • Phone: +208 982 7323
  • Birthyear: 1984
  • Email: christopherklingler@gmail.com
  • Area: DFW

Most recently I've overseen a team of 70 across 10 countries. I've lead architecture, web and mobile groups globally helping to set and enforce consistent practices.

Clients

A few of the companies I've worked with

Stats

A few metrics to help get to know me

95

Million USD product portfolio value last year. 69 the year before

14.29M

EBITDA

0

P1 Outages multiple years in a row

4

Kids at home. Yeah, I know

Skills

Some things I've picked up along the way

Management 8 years

Enterprise, Consulting, Startup

Mobile Projects 12 years

Swift/ObjC, Java/Kotlin, Xamarin, React Native

Web Projects 7 years

.NET, Java, NodeJS, Javascript, ReactJS, Angular, HTML/CSS

Monolith Strangulation 4 years

NodeJS, Progress OpenEdge ABL

Desktop/Gaming 3 years

Windows, MacOS, Unity3D

Data Maintenance, Reporting, Migration 5 years

MongoDB, CouchDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Python

ROI, Budgeting, Billing Integration 6 years

Dynamics, Salesforce, BigCommerce

Agile Methodologies 8 years

Scrum, Kanban, JIRA/Trello, Event Storming

Resume

Self-motivated leader with development experience. I focus on keeping on top of technology trends and helping evangelize the needed company conversion to keep the organization staying modern while also focusing on tried-and-true methods to provide secure, adaptable, stable and scalable experiences

Professional Experience

Solera Holdings

Sep 2017 - Present

Global Software Director

  • Drove development standards, vendor/contractor management, dev tool selection, and many key architecture decisions for global product teams
  • Successfully directed team of 70+ developers and their associated agile, QA, BA team members to deliver on co-created product/technology roadmaps

Global Mobile Lead

  • Ensured high standard for development and quality production readiness across 8 squads of mobile product teams
  • Led mobile team structure, architecture, tool adoption, training and design component decisions

Ohsome Interactive

Feb 2015 - Sep 2017

Mobile/VR Lead

  • Led iOS/Android/Unity3D development and architected the client platform and websites
  • Led client meetings with Fortune 100 companies and managed contractor/consultant groups

Web and Mobile Solutions

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010, Apr 2013 - Feb 2015

Owner, Senior Developer

  • Create and support enterprise and government iOS, Android, Web and Unity games and applications from the ground up
  • Ran business while performing design, coding, distribution and customer support for different technology projects

OpDrop

Aug 2010 - Apr 2013

Cofounder

  • Cofounded funded startup focused on opinion space and recruited and managed business and development team

Access Computer Services

Aug 2001 - Aug 2004

Junior Web Developer

  • Built websites for local businesses and assisted with IT/networking/hardware concerns

Education

Medical Student

2009 - 2011

University of Nevada

Completed 2 years before leaving for startup. Ran free immunization clinic and served as webmaster to create/maintain check-in system for clinicians, medical students and patients for community clinic

Bachelors Degree

2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009

Brigham Young University Idaho

Biology degree. Created web sites for local businesses while in undergraduate school

Portfolio

I've been blessed to work on critical in house products and projects for some of the most successful companies in the world. I've also been asked to come in to help bring wayward projects back on track. Please take a look at some of the scenarios and outputs showcased below

  • All
  • Web
  • Mobile
  • VR
  • Data
  • Legacy
  • Turnaround
  • Kinect

Platforms

I've been in software development for a while now and have worked on a wide array of platforms over the years

Web Frontend

From my early days in HTML and Coldfusion to modern oversight of major client portals in ReactJS/Angular

iOS

Started iOS development when the first iPhone was revealed. Now working with native/hybrid teams working on advanced Swift projects with Combine driven data

Android

Started with Android once our clients started demanding it. I wrote a lot in Java but have since led development for Kotlin-mixed applications used across EMEA and NA

APIs and Engines

Enterprise pushed me to learn how to make and lead data-focused teams and products with Java/.NET. I'm a strong proponent of API-first and API marketplace documentation/standardization

VR

Created several VR experiences for fun and a few major clients a few years back

AR

A little bit of fun on the side

Dated Platforms

Every lasting company has some. I've been trusted to bring several into the future leading strangulation projects to dismantle the monoliths into microservice architectures

Testimonials

I've had the pleasure of working with many talented teams and awesome coworkers. Here are a few of their kind words regarding my work

Contact

Need technical help with something? Give me a call or send me a message

Location:

North Fort Worth, TX 76244

Call:

+1 208 982 7323