Rob Bender
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Rob Bender Resume


Senior software engineer with over twenty years of development and architectural experience in REST APIs, middleware, backend services and web applications

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer

New York, NY (Remote)
10/21 - Present

  • Worked on backend REST APIs in NodeJS and TypeScript for HBO Max
  • Built event-driven architecture using AWS Lambda, SNS and SQS and Terraform

Senior Software Engineer

Philadelphia, PA
5/10 - 10/21

  • Tech lead on orchestration layer for Xfinity Home mobile and web clients, built in Java using Spring Boot and deployed to CloudFoundry
    • Built REST APIs to be consumed by mobile clients, web applications and other APIs
    • Built deployment scripts and pipelines in Jenkins and built pipeline generator to maintain pipelines using simple YAML files
    • Built reusable Java libraries to simplify and standardize configuration, logging, error handling, operational visibility, etc across multiple services
    • Built dashboards for monitoring application health in Splunk
    • Investigated customer support issues
  • Built orchestration layer for Stream services
    • Built REST APIs for mobile and web clients in Java/Spring
    • Built framework for storing in-memory database of video metadata
    • Built framework for generating hypermedia-style APIs from annotated object model
    • Built client library for interacting with hypermedia API
  • Built REST APIs for mobile clients to query XfinityTV/ODOL video metadata
  • Built application to detect abuse of video streaming (such as password sharing) using Spring Batch and Oracle
  • Worked on backend portal systems for portal using Java and XML

LT Court Tech
Senior Web Application Developer

Media, PA
10/5 - 5/10

  • Developed web-based applications for state appellate and supreme courts.
  • Migrated existing object model to Spring and Hibernate
  • Wrote code generator to build Java object model from database and metadata
  • Automated document generation with MS Word

ATX Communications
Senior Web Application Developer

Bala Cynwyd, PA
1/2 - 10/5

  • Built websites for large scientific supply catalogs, including Thomas Scientific, the world's third largest scientific supply company.
  • Catalog websites used XML/XSL for data markup and presentation, Java Swing GUI for data-entry and Python scripts to import legacy data from Excel, Access and Corel Ventura.
  • Developed sites using Java (JSP, Servlets, Struts), PHP and ColdFusion with MS-SQL and MySQL database backends.

Centre of the Web

State College, PA
5/97 - 9/01

  • Developed sites for commercial and non-profit organizations.
  • Used JSP, PHP and mSQL for dynamic page generation
  • Created Visual Basic and Java application for the management of catalogs and the generation of online stores
  • Wrote customer tracking and work order database system in MS Access

Lead Programmer

New York, NY
9/00 - 1/01

  • Developed intranet using MS Exchange Server 2000 and Outlook 2000.
  • Created promotional website for Blair Witch 2 featuring video, chat, auctions and file sharing.
  • Used ASP, JavaScript, Perl, XML, XSL, MS SQL Server 7.0.

E-Commerce Solutions
Web Programmer

New York, NY
2/00 - 9/00

  • Created web template publishing system in Python and XML
  • Developed multi-vendor product search engine using SQL Server and Oracle
  • Used Active Server Pages, Perl, JavaScript

Senior Web Programmer

New York, NY
12/99 - 2/00

  • Developed e-commerce system for selling stock web animations
  • Used Perl, Active Server Pages, MS Access, JavaScript, MS SQL Server 7.0

ARIS Corporation

State College, PA
12/01 - 12/99

  • Worked on internet site.
  • Developed system to allow consultants to check account information online.
  • Used Active Server Pages, IIS4.0, Visual InterDev, JavaScript, MS Access.

Raytheon Systems Company
Assistant Webmaster

State College, PA
5/97 - 10/98

  • Developed web pages for intranet and internet sites
  • Worked with Netscape Enterprise Server on Solaris
  • Wrote PL/SQL and Java Servlets to query Oracle databases and generate web pages.


Penn State University
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

University Park, PA
8/95 - 5/99

  • Introduction to Programming Techniques
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Introduction to Digital Systems
  • Computer Organization and Design
  • Calculus and Vector Analysis
  • Data Structures and Algorithm

Computer Skills

Programming Languages

  • Java
  • Visual Basic / VBScript
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Perl
  • C / C++
  • PHP
  • XSL
  • PL/SQL
  • Assembly


  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft Access 97/2000
  • MS SQL Server 7.0/2000

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 3.x/95/NT/2000
  • DOS
  • Linux
  • Solaris


Available upon request.