Dale Chang

Senior Software Engineer

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I build scalable tech solutions.

About

For all my life I've always been interested in creating things, from building legos as a child to cooking delicious recipes. Before my software career, I graduated in physics because I wanted to know how everything works. Now, I've worked in a Fortune 20 company, for a start up, and on various government contracts.

From the very start, I've worked my way up to dreaming of, developing, and delegating large-scale features. I love both green-field and brown-field opportunities and I enjoy finding elegant solutions to complex problems.

When I'm not prgramming, I enjoy climbing, learning German, tending my knowledge garden in Obsidian, cooking, and spending time with my partner.

Work

Sr Software Engineer

 - SAIC, Koverse

2023 - now

Build, research, and test experimental solutions for DARPA.

Tech Lead

 - Innovim

2022 - 2023

Built and maintained UX-tracking software to understand and improve how airmen use technology. Eventually lead this team within a few months of joining to fill the lead/PM role.

Sr Software Engineer

 - Cigna

2019 - 2022

Lead, designed, and engineered internal financial reporting applications and workflows. Additionally I also frequently lead complex software upgrade deployments.

Data Integration Engineer

 - Leidos

2018 - 2019

Developed CAADS, a data science platform that enabled government agencies to manage and analyze their data. Also I prototyped and presented a variety of best-of-breed solutions for capturing new lines of business.

JavaScript
Java
Spark
Hadoop

Text Analytics & Software Analyst

 - Leidos

2016 - 2018

Designed and developed features for COBRA, an e-discovery platform for underfunded government agencies to help with civil litigation.

Latest Climb
Pink Boulder

Pink Boulder

Vert wall climb with tiny-moderate crimps and tiny footholds. This climb really works my body tension because I need to push through my feet to make the holds better. It also challenges my lats because I need to pull my weight closer to the wall to feel more secure.

Latest Projects

Kiki's Scavenger Hunt

2024, Finished

Developed a visual novel game in 6 weeks using Phaser 3 and various LLM prompting techniques.

Screenshot of Kiki's Scavenger Hunt game

MIND Lab

2020 - Ongoing

Manage and mentor undergraduate interns on fundamentals of full-stack development and also CI/CD.

http://mindlab.cs.umd.edu/
Screenshot of MIND Lab website

Untitled Personal Finance App

2024 - Ongoing

Developed a personal finance app that displays available spending from a budget.

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