Blake Harvey - Javascript Software Engineer and Development Manager

Chicago, Illinois

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I have experience working in Javascript (Angular, Backbone, Underscore), Ruby (Rails, Sinatra, Padrino), Scala (Play Framework), and Objective-C. I love Agile, TDD, Continuous Integration and Deployment. I also have solid experience in UI and UX design, project management, and as technical project lead. I am currently working at RealPage, a leading provider of comprehensive property management software solutions in the rental housing industries. My current focus includes next-gen Javascript based UI interfaces developed in Angular, Backbone, Node, and Underscore.

Work Experience

Software Engineering Manager

Realpage | May 2013 to Present

Senior Front-end Software Engineer

Sittercity | April 2011 to May 2013

Senior Front-end Developer, Project Manager

Tecture | April 2010 to April 2011

Art Director, Senior Web Developer

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois | September 2003 to April 2010

Principal, Web Developer, Graphic Designer

Blake Harvey Design | 2001 to 2012

Web Developer, Graphic Designer

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois | May 2002 to September 2003


School of Art + Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design | May 2002

Coursework included visual organization and communication, typography, web/multimedia design and development, and design methodology.

Skills & Expertise

Languages / Tools

Frameworks / Libraries



Urasenke Japanese Tea Ceremony Study Group

Member of Chicago chapter | Spring 2010 to Present

Member of University of Illinois chapter | Fall 2005 to Spring 2010

U5-U6 Head Soccer Coach

Park District of Forest Park, Illnois | August 2014 to Present

Mighty-Tees Assistant Tee-ball Coach

Park District of Forest Park, Illnois | April 2014 to Present