Bob Nystrom

(407) 760-1996 | bob@stuffwithstuff.com | 601 Bryn Mawr St. | Orlando, FL

Skills

Work Experience

Lead Software Engineer, Electronic Arts Tiburon 12/01 - Present

Worked with UI designers creating mouse-based UI for "Madden PC 2002" from scratch using an internal tool. Implemented cross-platform console Flash renderer in C++ and pipeline tools in C#. Shipped EA's first online console UI using Flash. Designed hybrid C++/ActionScript UI architecture.

Lead engineer for tools and pipelines for the open-world streaming "Superman: The Videogame" for both Gen3 and Gen2 consoles. Designed core asset management architecture and implemented specific workflows on top of it. Led a team of five other engineers.

As one of two programmers on "Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure," built a plug-in based platform to author levels, characters, animation and other assets. Worked with designers to design and prioritize features. Implemented C++ runtime code for audio playback, UI, and a bytecode interpreter for designer-authored behavior.

Created a set of shared .Net libraries containing collection and utility classes, and rich UI controls, used worldwide across EA featuring comprehensive documentation, unit tests, and example applications. Worked on a variety of other tools, technologies, game teams, and initiatives. Created C# coding standards.

Technical Lead, Vedalabs, Inc. 11/99 - 11/01

Designed custom skinnable UI for consumer audio player for Windows. Implemented UI in C++ using base Win32 API. Led a team of four developers. Adapted quickly to rapidly changing requirements in a startup environment.

Education

Louisiana State University 8/96 - 12/99

Computer Science major. Dean's list. 4.0 Major GPA.

Personal

References

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