Resume for Gerry Shaw
Software Engineer in Vancouver, Canada
- Over twenty-two years software development / team lead experience developing world class gaming, web and mobile software.
- Proficient in Ruby on Rails, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, Cocoa, Unix Bachelors of Science, major in Computer Science
- Emergency medical background with 5 years BC Ambulance Service experience
Lead Software Engineer
Jan 2011 - Present
Venture Media Labs Inc.
Lead Software Engineer for all projects at Venture Media Labs. Involved in training, recruiting, planning and development of more than 10 custom web and iOS applications ranging from social networks, eCommerce. Web applications use Ruby on Rails, Postgres, AWS. Example projects include BlackFriday.com with more than 50 million visitors in November and Canvus.com generating $300K in monthly sales. I can work the entire stack but my strength is back-end and leadership.
Self Employed Software Engineer
Jan 2000 - Present
Started my own company to provide custom application and web application development. Worked on a variety of projects including a client server Windows application and an e-commerce site. I was responsible for all phases for project development. The projects received great praise for their usability and stability.
2007 - 2012
British Columbia Ambulance Service
An opportunity arrived from volunteering at my local fire department led to me taking the required training to work as a licensed Paramedic in my community. A new found interest in combining software and medicine evolved into contract work on medical research projects with surgeons at Vancouver General Hospital.
Senior Software Engineer
Jun 2002 - Nov 2007
Electronic Arts Inc.
Lead Engineer for all Playstation Portable (PSP) and Nitendo DS products done at EA Canada. Managed the build process, pipelines, tools and help with setting standards for 10+ simultaneous projects for a large (300+ person) group. As required worked directly on games implementing features as required.
Two year sabbatical allowed time for travel, completing my schooling and expanding my skills. Among other things I developed Nant during this time.
Jan 1993 - July 2000
Electronic Arts Inc.
Team lead for small section of developers in the tools & libraries department. Worked on many Windows and cross platform tools in C/C++ and helped on many shipped projects.
Tools included image editors, movie compression, font creation, 3D texture management, front end layout, and localization. Worked on cross platform game libraries used by dozens of projects like NHL, FIFA, NBA, Triple Play, and Need for Speed. An incomplete list of games can be found on my Moby Games profile.
Electronic Arts is a world leader in gaming software and has offices all over the world. The tools that my group developed were used in shipping many award winning titles by offices around the world including outside contractors.
Canadian Armed Forces
June 1989 - June 1992
Reserve soldier in the Royal Westminster Regiment. Received infantry, driving, communications, and leadership training.
Simon Fraser University
Bachelor’s of Science. Major in Computing Science with Cooperative Education.
Justice Institute of British Columbia
Emergency Medial Responder and Primary Care Paramedic programs.
Birds Near Me - Worldwide Birding Guide
Designed and created a world wide field guide for birders integrating data from eBird, Wikipedia, Flickr and Xeno-Canto. Available on the Apple App Store. birdsnearme.com
iDefibrillate - AED Simulator
iDefibrillate is an accurate simulator of an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) designed to be used for CPR training and general familiarization. Available on the Apple App Store. gshaw.ca/idefibrillate
Nant - A .NET Build Tool
Founding developer and project coordinator for an open source cross platform build tool written in C# on the .NET platform. Used by Intel, Microsoft, ActiveState, Mono, and many other companies and projects. github.com/nant/nant