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Allen Geer

Lead Java Engineer


I have nearly a decade of experience in Java projects - everything from supporting and integrating legacy programs to design and development of enterprise-level efforts. I have experience with many Java common open source libraries as well. I have built and managed Java teams small and large, internal and outsourced, domestic and abroad.

Fun, extroverted, team oriented guy with a passion learning all I can about new industries, technologies, and the particular IT challenges they face. 

Work History (presented in order of Relevance)

Feb 2010Feb 2015

Lead Software Engineer

SiteBlox (CreativeLink Technologies LLC)
Ground level developer, built out multi tenant, distributed cloud CMS that is responsible for serving over 25 sites for a variety of clients for CreativeLink's network. Key in technology decisions, infastructure management, team selection and  management, development efforts, offshore team management, client interfacing, and project management. 

Used Struts2, iBatis, Jasper Reports, PDFLib, Wicket, RhinoScript (JSR223), Apache Velocity, as core libraries driving a SOA style implementation.
May 2006Feb 2010

Lead Software Consultant

Perficient Inc.

Worked on several different projects giving me broad exposure into enterprise level Java systems. Became business unit expert in Enterprise Search using proprietary Autonomy IDOL system. Exposure to many Application Servers, CMS systems, and data storage systems from proprietary systems from Oracle, Microsoft, EMC, and IBM to open source systems such as Apache Tomcat, Liferay, JBoss, Mysql, and PostgreSQL to name a few.  Was involved in development for a variety of Portals (JSR 186 / 286) Worked as lead on diverse range of projects for Fortune 500 clients including:
 * Enterprise Search of DirecTV "TV Guide" catalog using Autonomy IDOL
 * Enterprise Search of HIPPA Compliant customer assets for HCSC (parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield)
 * Enterprise Search and Customer Support Portal for Cadence in San Jose
 * Search and Customer Support Portal for McKesson, Inc.
 * Search and Customer Support Portal for Polycom, Inc.
 * Search for

Jan 2013May 2015

Software Engineer

GlobeRunner SEO -
Took over and supported legacy CRM / MailChimp / SalesForce integration application
Java Server Faces, Mailchimp API, Sales Force API, SOAP, Ebix Smartlink API, JMS, AWS,
Sole developer responsible for basically supporting and completing build out of a legacy application with no documentation, reverse engineering it, and figuring out how it integrated with API's that at the time also had sparse to no documentation. 

Technical Consultant, Interim CIO

Diamond Food Markets, Inc.
Lead several development initiatives for family business using primarily Microsoft VB 6.0, Visual C++, Access, SQL Server (since the dawn of SQL Server), IIS. Specifically involve supporting Casio POS system, Windows Networking across 8 remote rural sites in north Texas, Digital Records Management and Archival system
Jan 2008Present


Synesthesia Inc
My freelance software engineering company. Done all sorts of neat things ranging from custom backend application development, data modeling, SEO, payroll applications, hardware applications, drivers, operating systems, custom web sites.


Aug 2002May 2006

Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)

Rice University, Houston, TX
Specializations in Computer Engineering, Computational (Artificial) Intelligence, Choice Behavior Modelling, Machine Learning