chris lees


Chris Lees

118 Coles Street Apt 2

Jersey City, NJ, 07302


Experience Summary

  • Experienced in all aspects of software development including: UML diagramming, SDLC, GUI design, data persistence techniques, implementation, application deployment, etc.
  • Well-versed in multi-tiered web and desktop application architecture and design.
  • Familiar with all major databases and database programming techniques.
  • Firm understanding of object oriented programming theories and principals.
  • Strong web application development background. Numerous web applications authored using various server and client side technologies.
  • Proficient in e-commerce development, especially for large scale high traffic websites.
  • Worked on numerous ad driven websites working with Dart, DoubleClick, OES, etc.
  • Up to date on current development trends such as single page applications, HTML5 video, design frameworks, web components, etc.
  • Experience with object relational mapping frameworks, unit testing frameworks, and various other open source development libraries.
  • Worked as a freelancer doing web development / design work / custom applications for various companies.

Languages / Frameworks

  • Microsoft C#, .NET 3.5 (12 years)
  • HTML, DHTML, XHTML (15 years)
  • ASP.NET 4.0 (8 years)
  • XML, AJAX, RSS, ATOM, JSON (8 years)
  • Transact-SQL & Standard SQL (12 years)
  • Flash ActionScript 3.0 (5 years)
  • JavaScript (13 years)
  • Adobe ColdFusion and CFScript (4 years)
  • PHP (5 years)
  • Ruby on Rails (3 years)
  • HTML5 (3 years)
  • AngularJS, BackboneJS (1 year)

Applications / Environments

  • Microsoft Visual Studio (2008,2010,2013)
  • SVN, TFS, Git, Mercurial, Source Safe
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • BASH, ZSH, Cygwin, general UNIX command line
  • Windows, OSX and various Linux distros
  • Adobe CS6 : Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks

Employment History

Social Club Software Developer
Rockstar Games
March 2013 – Present

  • Architected and implemented a cheater management system to detect online players who are abusing / hacking Rockstar Games online services for games.
  • Helped create an anti economy abuse tool for customer service representatives to detect people who are abusing or laundering money through the Grand Theft Auto online economy.
  • Created various tools to help admins manage the Grand Theft Auto V online community including: profile and crew management, 3rd party account linking and unlinking, player account searches across all major gaming platforms.
  • Worked on improving the front end responsive experience for the Rockstar Games Social Club website.
Sr Software Developer
August 2008 – February 2013

  • Created the first ASP.NET MVC port of Microsoft’s HealthVault health care platform.
  • Designed applications from the ground up using SOLID design principals.
  • Architected software using numerous 3rd party and open source frameworks including: Log4Net, nHibernate, MVCContrib, Entity Framework, StructureMap, Unity, etc.
  • Heavy source control experience with versioning databases alongside applications for complete version history control and release life cycle management (Git, SVN, TFS).
  • Content management system implementation using various CMS packages (Drupal, SiteCore, SharePoint, Ektron).
Web Application Developer
Track Entertainment
April 2007 – Auguest 2008

  • Worked heavily on, a social networking website for nightlife enthusiasts. Built custom AJAX controls for front end usability, designed relational database tables.
  • Developed custom AJAX ASP.NET server controls to improve front end usability. ASP.NET server control integration with multiple 3rd party JavaScript libraries including: YUI, Prototype, Scriptaculous, Google Maps and jQuery..
  • Dynamic data integration between Flash ActionScript and Microsoft SQL Server using WCF web services.
  • Developed e-commerce modules for very high-traffic ticketing website: and Built JavaScript API for integrating 3rd party websites with through simple JavaScript includes.
  • Built mailer application for marketing department in C# and .NET 3.5. Programmed running Windows services for sending queued emails. Designed relational database for storing emails created by the marketing department as well as a front end mailer design interface.
  • Created a review crawler application for Venue Review section on Application was designed to crawl known review websites and sample data for use on Runs on a service and integrates directly into SQL Server from the Windows command line.
  • Helped develop custom ORM (object relational mapping) framework for use with current business objects and massive relational database.
Web Application Developer
Micro Innovations
June 2001 – March 2007

  • Authored complete web application framework for various companywide needs using C# including: Call center logging, returns department tracking, financial report generation.
  • Implemented custom, web-based, financial forecast/budgeting application using ASP.NET (C#) and current Visual FoxPro database. Rebuilt current Visual FoxPro database schema in SQL Server for optimized performance and data redundancy. Created SQL Server scheduled jobs for backing up data across databases.
  • Developed database consistency application that integrates with existing EDI operations.
  • Designed and developed company-wide corporate intranet site housing important company documents.
  • Rebuilt existing customer support website using ASP.NET and SQL Server 2005 backend. Created secure website administration tool for product development team to edit items displaying on the website.