Christopher T. Pick

www.christopherpick.com

cpick@vmenu.com

+1.214.235.5685

Summary

An experienced, hands-on, technical leader with a strong record of high-performing mobile app solutions. Adept at leading, growing, and mentoring distributed teams of engineers while focusing on the customer experience. Routinely receives excellent reviews from leadership for delivering executive vision, leadership and quality. 

Experience

Sr. Mobile Engineering Manager

March 2015 - present

The Climate Corp

Seattle, WA

Sr. Engineer / Feature Lead

February 2014 - March 2015

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Seattle, WA

Software Engineer

July 2010 - February 2014

Cisco Systems

Richardson, TX

IT Manager

July 2008 - July 2010

Miller Curtis & Weisbrod (now Miller Weisbrod)

Dallas, TX

I was the IT manager of a plaintiff law firm specializing in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Defective Product litigation. Managed 2 direct reports, IT Budget, backups, networking, cell phone plans, and day to day operation across 5 offices in Texas with 85 employees and a dozen servers.

Highlights

System Administrator

December 2005 - July 2008

City of Rowlett

Rowlett, TX

The City of Rowlett; at the time, had a population just over 50,000. With almost 300 desktops and laptops, over 125 printers, and 50 servers, I was responsible for Public Safety, Parks and Rec network/computer operations. I was also the backup admin for the remaining city divisions. During my tenure, I split my time on common day to day system administration activities and software development.

Highlights

System Administrator

May 2003 - December 2005

Country Place Mortgage 

Dallas, TX

Managed the loan origination & servicing software (Daybreak Lending Suite) for a full service loan origination & servicing company for the manufactured home industry.  I was responsible for making sure the 3rd party software was running and configured correctly, working closely with an Oracle DBA to support the Oracle 9i App.

Highlights

Network Administrator / Developer

April 2001 - May 2003

Sollen Technologies (Closed)

Dallas, TX

Contract Network / System Admin

Oct 2000 - Feb 2001

Lifecast.com (Closed)

Dallas, TX

Lead Network Administrator

July 1999 - August 2000

Go Figure Technology (Closed)

Dallas, TX

Startup / Co-Founder Experience

Co-Founder

Jan 2011 - Sept 2013

Munzee

McKinney, TX

        Munzee is a real world Geo Location based scavenger hunt, utilizing QR codes, NFC tags, and Virtual Munzees that help players explore the real world while playing a global game.

Co-Founder

November 2008 - March 2010

Froogloid LLC

Rowlett, TX

Froogloid was the publisher of A2B, Key Ring, and Cow Potato. Google selected A2B as a featured application during the month of September 2009, and Cow Potato was entered into the Android Developer Challenge 2 as an OpenGL 3D FPS game. At the time of my departure all three applications had been downloaded over 300,000 times. I was the Android / Technical lead, working hands-on on all our applications. 

Public Speaking

Switching from Engineer to Manager

March 2017

March of the Droids

Reading, UK

Intro to Android Studio

August 2016

Big Android BBQ Code Kitchen

Seattle, WA

Offline Data in Android

December 2015

Seattle Android Developer Group

Seattle, WA

Offline Data in Android

November 2015

Big Android BBQ Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NL

Volunteering

Coach - First Lego League 5th & 6th Grade team - Bainbridge Island (2018-present)
Organizer
 -  Seattle Android Developer Group (3000+ members) (2014-present)
Volunteer - IDEAA.IO (2015-2016)
Co-Organizer - Dallas Android Developer User Group (2011-2014)
Member - Rowlett CERT. (2003 – 2014)
President - Crossroads HOA (2003-2004)
Graduate - Rowlett Citizens Police & Fire Academy (2004)

Education

Bachelors of Environmental Design

Sept 1995-December 1998

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Professional

2007

MCP 270, 290, 293 (XP/W2K3)

Dallas, TX