Hey there, I'm Basil Havens

Android Developer ready to roll!


Experienced Android developer looking for ways to bring the world closer together with great mobile apps. On-point communication within diverse teams while also working well independently. Thrilled to continue delivering quality apps for you!

Here's what I look forward to bringing to your company:

  • Frequent communication and status updates
  • Reliability and accountability
  • Dedication to your product
Turns ideas into concrete plans and sets them in motion. Excellent at bringing chaotic situations into organized systems.
Seattle, WA, or remote
Contracting - NanoString, Chess4Life...

A few contracts during this time span, with highlights including...

  • Resolved software/hardware issues from the help desk via e-mail and in-person
  • Taught the game of chess to children in classes and camps
  • Top door-to-door sales leader consistently in upper 10%
  • Trained, coached, and mentored new trainees to become leaders
  • Drove to hospitals while carefully transporting medical specimens
  • Helped students with German grammar and reviewed class material
Software Development Engineer in Test - Microsoft
3 years
  • Developed apps in C# to automate tasks and increase productivity
  • Led a team of 8 remote testers and ensured they met the quality bar
  • Researched solutions to blocking issues for asset artists
  • Presented new solutions to team members in meetings
  • Scripted the universal onboarding install script in PowerShell
  • Troubleshot build breaks by poring through logs and reporting culprit to owner
  • Debugged program crashes using Visual Studio
  • Reviewed code submitted by peers and amended code issues found by them
  • Rewrote, updated, and extended the proprietary random state language
  • Recorded my extensive SME knowledge into detailed documents
Team Lead, Android - Lambda School
3 months
  • Led a team of ~5 Android students in a work setting using Agile methodology
  • Reviewed student code via GitHub and provided feedback and suggestions
  • Facilitated daily standup meetings to build camaraderie and progress
  • Mentored ~3 students on effective learning and solving programming problems
  • Graded the students' weekly tests demonstrating sprint topic mastery
  • Delivered one-on-one feedback and code reviews on a daily basis

Sampling of completed Android projects