Chris Klingler

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I am a results-focused engineering leader who cares deeply about the growth of the people on my teams. I believe strong teams create strong products and creating a powerful development culture creates a winning company. I have recruited world-class talent to build new teams as well as stabilized and trained existing teams to modernize their products and development processes. I am comfortable leading large and small teams in-person or fully remote. I have experience building strong intra-company shareholder networks needed to drive strategic goals and interfacing directly with clients as a technical spokesperson. The majority of my career has been with teams building native iOS/Android and HTML/JavaScript frontends backed with cloud based ASP.NET and MEAN stack APIs running in AWS, Tanzu/PCF or Azure. I have also led teams creating desktop, Java/Ruby backend services and Unity3D VR applications. I'm focused on setting a competitive technology roadmap, increasing customer satisfaction, improving efficiency, and building return on investment.

Engineering Leader

I've directed software engineering for large and small companies bridging the full lifecycle of product development. I have startup and enterprise experience working on brownfield and greenfield projects across 10 countries

  • Software Experience: 16 years
  • Website:
  • Phone: +208 982 7323
  • Birthyear: 1984
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  • Area: DFW

I've lead architecture, web and mobile groups globally helping to set and enforce consistent practices.


A few of the companies I've worked with


A few metrics to help get to know me


million+ USD product portfolio value last year. 69 the year before


engineers in my group at my last position


P1 outages multiple years in a row


kids and a dog at home. Yeah, I know


Some things I've picked up along the way

Management 10 years

Enterprise, Consulting, Startup

Mobile Projects 13 years

Swift/ObjC, Java/Kotlin

Web Projects 8 years

.NET, Java, NodeJS, Javascript, ReactJS, Angular, HTML/CSS

Monolith Strangulation 4 years

NodeJS, Progress OpenEdge ABL

Desktop/Gaming 3 years

Windows, MacOS, Unity3D

Data Maintenance, Reporting, Migration 5 years

MongoDB, CouchDB, MySQL, SQL Server, Python

ROI, Budgeting, Billing Integration 7 years

Dynamics, Salesforce, BigCommerce, Tableau

Agile and Architecture9 years

Scrum, Kanban, JIRA/Trello, Event Storming, DDD/BDD/TDD

Work History

A quick summary of my previous positions. For more info ask me for my complete CV at

Professional Experience

Solera Holdings

Sep 2017 - Present

Global Director of Software Engineering

  • Drove development standards, vendor/contractor management, dev tool selection, and many key architecture decisions for global product teams
  • Successfully directed team of 70+ developers and their associated agile, QA, BA team members to deliver on co-created product/technology roadmaps

Senior Manager of Software Engineering and Mobile Lead

  • Ensured high standard for development and quality production readiness across 8 squads of mobile product teams
  • Led mobile team structure, architecture, tool adoption, training and design component decisions

Ohsome Interactive

Feb 2015 - Aug 2017

Mobile/VR Tech Lead

  • Led iOS/Android/Unity3D development and architected the client platform and websites
  • Led client meetings with Fortune 100 companies and managed contractor/consultant groups

Web and Mobile Solutions

Aug 2009 - Feb 2015

Owner, Senior Developer

  • Create and support enterprise and government iOS, Android, Web and Unity games and applications from the ground up
  • Ran business while performing design, coding, distribution and customer support for different technology projects


Jan 2011 - Mar 2013

Cofounder and Senior Developer

  • Cofounded funded startup focused on opinion space and recruited and managed business and development team

Access Computer Services

Aug 2001 - Aug 2004

Junior Web Developer

  • Built websites for local businesses and assisted with IT/networking/hardware concerns


Medical Student

2009 - 2011

University of Nevada

Completed 2 years before leaving for startup. Ran free immunization clinic and served as webmaster to create/maintain check-in system for clinicians, medical students and patients for community clinic

Bachelors Degree

2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009

Brigham Young University Idaho

Biology degree. Created web sites for local businesses while in undergraduate school


I've been blessed to work on critical in house products and projects for some of the most successful companies in the world. I've also been asked to come in to help bring wayward projects back on track. Please take a look at some of the scenarios and outputs showcased below

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  • Web
  • Mobile
  • VR
  • Data
  • Legacy
  • Turnaround
  • Other


I've been in software development for a while now and have worked on a wide array of platforms over the years

Web Frontend

From my early days in HTML and Coldfusion to modern oversight of major client portals in ReactJS/Angular


Started iOS development when the first iPhone was revealed. Now working with native/hybrid teams working on advanced Swift projects with Combine driven data


Started with Android once our clients started demanding it. I wrote a lot in Java but have since led development for Kotlin-mixed applications used across EMEA and NA

APIs and Engines

Enterprise pushed me to learn how to make and lead data-focused teams and products with Java/.NET. I'm a strong proponent of API-first and API marketplace documentation/standardization


Created several VR experiences for fun and a few major clients a few years back


A little bit of fun on the side

Dated Platforms

Every lasting company has some. I've been trusted to bring several into the future leading strangulation projects to dismantle the monoliths into microservice architectures


I've had the pleasure of working with many talented teams and awesome coworkers. Here are a few of their kind words regarding my work


Need technical help with something? Give me a call or send me a message


North Fort Worth, TX 76244


+1 208 982 7323