Chris Pickett

Software Engineer

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About Me

I'm a problem solver. I have taken a winding career path through several different specialties, ultimately realizing that I'm primarily a generalist: someone who gets things done and goes where they are needed. I am passionate about improving developer experience and tooling, automating as many tedious or boring tasks as possible to ensure the team's output is high quality.

I have a love of learning, engrossing myself in new technologies and creating side projects to explore how new programming languages, technologies, and services can be used to build robust, interesting applications.

I've enjoyed each role I've had and have found fulfillment in helping others on the team accomplish their goals as well as improving the quality of the company's products and its productivity.

My primary interest is self-improvement through staying abreast of the latest technologies and updates to languages and software development practices. I find great satisfaction in implementing code quality analysis and metric tools as well as automating and simplifying as many processes as possible.


Stray Kite Studios

Principal Engineer

Anything and everything to help a startup company get off the ground. Primarily C++ development in Unreal Engine 4, contracting on Fortnite.

Pernicious Games, LLC


Created a few Windows Phone/Surface tablet, Android, and iOS apps. Built websites for myself, hobbies, and a few small businesses. Supplied contract programming services for Gearbox Software on Borderlands 3 and Gearbox Publishing on Penn & Teller VR: F U, U, U, & U on Oculus Quest, Gearbox SHiFT web and backend services/SDK work for titles such as Borderlands 3 and Godfall.

Magic Leap

Senior Programmer

I was hired as an external developer support specialist for companies working with Magic Leap's hardware and building apps in Unreal Engine 4. When not needed for support, I assisted in building SDK examples or demo applications in Unity and Unreal Engine 4 showing off how to work with Magic Leap's cutting-edge Augmented Reality head-mounted display. I also administered the Perforce server for the Dallas office which enabled content developers to track and maintain versions of their app and files and wrote several Go-based, containerized, AWS-hosted web apps for web-based application services.

Gearbox Software

Programmer/Technical Director

Originally started as a gameplay programmer for Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, became an Xbox 360 platform specialist, then Lead Programmer and finally Technical Director. I did tools programming, release engineering, and backend web API development as part of several of these roles.

Ritual Entertainment

Quality Assurance

I performed a testing role at Ritual on their SiN series of games while finishing my Bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Dallas. I also represented Ritual at E3 and showed off our SiN Episodes: Emergence title to press and gamers.

Data Doctors

Front Counter/Technician Assistant

I assisted in maintenance of computer systems as well as managed the front counter handling customers. I also created some internal web applications for the company such as an employee time clock.

Electronic Outpost

Computer Technician

Handled all computer maintenance and repairs for the store as well as created and maintained the store's website.


University of Texas at Dallas

August 2002 - May 2006

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Took elective courses in computer and network security, databases, and technical writing.

Shipped titles

Borderlands 3

At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your home—the Borderlands. Now, a crazed cult known as The Children of the Vault has emerged and is spreading like an interstellar plague. Play solo or co-op as one of four unique Vault Hunters, score loads of loot, and save the galaxy from this fanatical threat.

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Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 features all-new characters; skills; imaginative, diverse new environments with unique missions and enemies; and more exciting and fun weapons, equipment and loot than ever before.

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Borderlands sends up to four co-op players to the harsh frontier planet Pandora in search of a mysterious Alien Vault legend. Featuring a unique First Person Roleplaying Shooter gameplay, you'll customize your character as you explore and battle enemies in frantic FPS combat.

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Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is the third entry in the Brothers in Arms series of video games which follows the men of the 101st Airborne Division (502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment). This game once again puts players in the role of Staff Sergeant Matt Baker during Operation Market Garden in the later stages of World War II.

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Get in Touch

Email / Google Hangouts:[email protected]
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