Andrew Blick

Software Engineer

Employment

  1. CommerceHub

    Senior Software Engineer
    Feb 2014 - Present
    Albany, NY
  2. Gavant Software

    Lead Software Engineer
    Feb 2008 - Feb 2014
    Troy, NY
    • Led a team of developers and advanced the company's core Java technology stack to meet a wide variety of clients' requirements.
    • Played a key role in architecting a social networking application involving interfacing with all major social networks and importing and processing massive amounts of data.
    • Established a custom JavaScript UI library for use across multiple projects.
  3. CGI Technologies and Solutions

    Consultant - Software Developer
    Aug 2005 - Jan 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    • Took a leading role in a development project to modernize the web frontend of a J2EE financial application for state and local governments by introducing AJAX.
    • Maintained a large codebase and interacted with clients both directly and through customer support to resolve issues.
    • Received Peer Recognition Award for proposing and implementing a system for virtualizing developer build environments leading to greatly increased productivity.
  4. New York Natural Heritage Program

    Information Technology Consultant
    Apr 2004 - May 2005
    Albany, NY
    • Developed a data transfer system along with web and GIS applications using PHP, ASP, MySQL, MS Access and ArcIMS as an independent contractor.

Education

  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Bachelor of Science
    Sep 2001 - May 2005
    Troy, NY

    Dual Major in Computer Science & Information Technology with a concentration in Web Technologies. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Skills

  1. Application Programming

    Adept at Java development and related technologies on both Unix and Windows development environments. Motivated towards maintaining secure, efficient, and well documented code.

  2. Web Development

    Extensive experience with multiple server-side technologies and a mastery of web languages including JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Passionate about developing standards compliant and cross-browser web designs. Ability to apply principles of human-computer interaction concepts to build usable frontend systems.