Christopher Russell Dawson
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chris-dawson-37473 on LinkedIn
Experience and excitement for all roles in engineering organizations. Co-founded two acquired companies (low and mid six figure exits), have worn all hats: CEO/CTO, product development, sales, quality engineering, manager, training and development. I get my fingers dirty and develop empathy with all the hard working people in all organizations with which I have been involved. Started as an engineer, and always return to engineering.
- Published author
- Accomplished speaker
- Open source contributor, veteran and leader
- Expert fluency in Android/Java (https://github.com/xrd/technocrat-android), Apollo/GraphQL, Espresso, JUnit,
Calabash (iOS and Android)
- Intermediate fluency:
- Ruby/Rails (RSpec, Cucumber, Beaneater, O'Reilly Snippets (https://github.com/xrd/oreilly-snippets))
- Container technology: Docker (https://github.com/xrd/technocrat-signal), Kubernetes
GitHub (site and API), Pivotal Tracker, JIRA (custom dashboards, Agile/Greenhopper, report
generation, workflow creation), TestRail (API, report generation),
Charles Proxy, Man-in-the-middle proxy (plugin API), Video
Broadcasting Systems and Protocols: Quicktime, Wowza, h264/MP4,
RTSP/RTP/HLS, Helix, FFmpeg.
- eBay, Android engineer, Mobile Apps, Payments (May 2017 - now)
- Two time eBay Mobile Hackathon Winner (grand prize 2016, best developer tool 2015, honorable mention 2017)
- eBay, QE Manager, Mobile Apps, Payments (Sept 2014 - May 2017)
- Android and iOS mobile apps for payments domain
- Weekly 1:1s with 7 reports, coaching, setting SMART goals; hiring, performance
- QE team retraining: teach Ruby/Espresso classes, create curriculum, set standards for
automation, evaluate automation tools
- Custom Tool Development: video learning platform for automation
retraining (Video.js, Showdown.js; 150 videos captured, 1000+
views), Charles Proxy Log Visualation Tool (Hackathon Winner)
- Braidio.com (https://braidio.com), Senior Software Engineer, (Apr 2012 to Feb 2013)
- Analytics tools for relationship visualization. Managed daily developer
- Woven Media Inc. (https://wovenmedia.com), Chief Architect, (Feb 2009 to
- Designed video capture and streaming solution for iOS; video
- Founded h264link.com which was acquired by Woven Media in June 2010
- Box Populi, Inc., CTO/CEO, (Oct. 2003 to June. 2010)
- Developed award winning Webcast in a Box video broadcasting
appliance and service (customized Ubuntu Linux distribution).
Univ of California video broadcasting system partnership
through UCSD Supercomputer Center. $800k revenue, Acquired by
323Link.com in June 2010. Customers: CNN, Intuit, USC, UCSD,
Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley.
- Virage, Inc., Professional Services Lead Engineer, (Jan. 2001 to
Oct. 2003): Virage SDK in C/C++, Java, Perl; projects with MLB, Sandia National Labs, Gartner, General Dynamics.
- RealNetworks, Inc, Applications Engineer, Latin American Sales
Engineer, (Jun. 1998 to Oct. 2000): Perl, SMIL, C/C++
- Apple (Claris), Software Engineer (Jun 1996 to Sept 1997): Cross platform (Windows and Mac) application developer (C)
University of Washington, BS Computer Science, BA Japanese Language
Fluent in Japanese, conversational Portuguese.