Resume

ARNOLD BIFFNA

Senior Software Engineer

Irvine, California

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Skills & Experience

Years of software engineering experience and a formal education in Computer Science.

  • C#
  • Visual Studio, Xamarin, Unity
  • AS3, AS2
  • Flex, IntelliJ, Flash Develop
  • Starling, AIR, IOS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Git, Github, SVN, Perforce
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • JQuery
  • Mac OS, Windows 7, Ubuntu

Major projects include:

  • Several components for Disney franchise movie sites such as Tron, Mars Needs Moms, and more
  • Pepsi Superbowl site
  • Jonas Brothers & Radio Disney sites
  • Paramount Pictures intranet
  • Viral Facebook programming on million + user games such Panda Jam, Mindjolt, & Bingo Blingo

Programmer specializing in ActionScript with a background in Gaming and E-Learning industries. Experienced with other technologies and integrating them with ActionScript. Focussing on Cross-Platform Mobile Development using Xamarin iOS/Android/Forms and Adobe AIR

Career History

Teaching Textbooks

Senior Mobile Software Architect (July 2014 – Present) Oklahoma City, OK (remote)

  • Front end (Client side) and Back end (Server side) using AIR & .NET
  • Flex AIR Mobile Development (iOS, Android ) & Desktop (Mac/PC)
  • Flash ActionScript Development (AIR, Flex )
  • C# / ASP.NET. Server app  using MySQL, desktop conversion tools
  • Visual Studio Community and Xamarin
  • Microsoft Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services)

Form Creator

C# MySQL App Example

Deluxe Entertainment

Senior Software Engineer/Contractor(Nov 2013 – May 2014) Burbank, CA

  • Flex & PHP Development for Operations Tools
  • PHP, SOLR, Flex, MySQL, Linux operations
  • Troubleshooting, debugging, and fixing several LAMP stack applications
  • C# MySQL apps created to complete operations tasks

Form Creator

C# MySQL App Example

SGN / Mindjolt

Senior Software Engineer/Contractor (Jan 2013 – Nov 2013) Beverly Hills, CA

  • Created AdapTV inter-level ad system for games including PandaJam. AS3, JS/JQuery, CSS, HTML
  • c# projects including Multiplayer dll for PlayerIO backend
  • Facebook virality features including photo captures and explicit actions

Panda Jam Ads

Senior Software Engineer/Employee (June 2011 – Oct 2012) Beverly Hills, CA

  • Programmed Facebook virality features such as OpenGraph on several social games
  • Fixed, updated, and enhanced games
  • Updated, fixed, and documented Flash APIs
  • Assisted game developers with API integration

Mindjolt App

 

Walt Disney Internet Group

Senior Software Engineer/Contractor (Feb 2010-June 2011) North Hollywood, CA

  • Added features to TRON, Mars Needs Moms, Cars 2, and Tangled movie web sites
  • Created AS3 APIs for vendors to use Disney back end
  • Helped vendors with testing, development, environments
  • Using several systems & tools in enterprise environment

Tron

GetFugu

Senior Software Engineer/Contractor (Nov 2009-Jan 2010) Hollywood, CA

  • Architected and developed apps using Google Maps API and flash remoting

Google Maps App

Midnight Oil Creative

Software Engineer/Contractor (Jun-Oct 2009) Burbank, CA

  • Developed and customized Flash web site functionality for Jonas Brothers, and Radio Disney web sites

Jonas Brothers
Radio Disney N.B.T.

The Famous Group

Software Engineer/Contractor (Jan-Feb 2009) Culver City, CA

  • Architected Superbowl Pepsi flash website refresheverything.com
  • Implemented YouTube and Flickr APIs

Pepsi Superbowl

Animax Interactive

Senior Software Engineer/Employee (June 2008 – November 2008) Van Nuys, CA

  • Multiplayer games including Ben Ten WebCardz,Ty Girlz
  • Setup and programmed with ElectroServer

speakTECH

Rich Media Developer/Employee (Nov 2007 – June 2008) Costa Mesa, CA

  • Creating Several AS3 applications for various clients including Paramount Pictures
  • Worked on applications for social networking sites

Slide Show
Vandalize
MP3 Player

LRN

Software Engineer/Employee (Sep 2006– Oct 2007) Los Angeles, CA

  • Architected and maintained flash based E-Learning Platform, Components, and content

Time Warner Cable

Software Engineer/Contractor (Jan 2006– Aug 2006) Garden Grove, CA

  • Developed a template driven, content system for over 1000 screens of content
  • Call center employees use it for troubleshooting
  • Created Cable Package customizer app for sales reps. Uses Web Services and a VBA Excel macro program I wrote.

The Cannery

Software Engineer/Contractor (Oct 2005– Dec 2005) Burbank, CA

  • Made interactive pieces for movie websites
  • Made replacements for standard Flash components

Vizional

Software Engineer/Contractor (June 2005– Sep 2005) El Segundo, CA

  • Created a Flash inventory management application used by Sun Microsystems
  • Worked with Flash Remoting & RFID Scanners

Medsn

Senior Software Engineer/Employee (Feb 2001– July 2005) Culver City, CA

  • Architected Flash based Medical Multimedia platforms including player, content templates, and interactions
  • Over 200 learning modules containing hundreds of hours of content are based on these systems, which generated millions of dollars in revenue.
  • Architected data creation tools in Word/ VBA
  • Provided Technical support and Documentation

VB Data Creation Tool & Flash ELearning System

Education

  • Mount Royal College
  • University of Calgary
  • New York University
  • Adobe / Macromedia Certified Developer
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy

Graduated 1993 with a Computer Science University Transfer Diploma at Mount Royal College in Canada (similar to an Associates Degree in the U.S.). Courses also taken at University of Calgary. I also have an Educational Equivalence Certification by New York University for a BSC Degree in Computer Science.

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