Hendrik Buyle

Hendrik Buyle
Senior Software Engineer

  • San Jose, CA
  • hendrik.buyle@gmail.com
  • 917-525-9521
  • http://hendrik.buyle.be


I am an experienced software engineer with two master's degrees in computer science related fields and 9 years of work experience, most of which is in the field of enterprise or web application java development.


I'm currently happily working at Google, building a large in-house education platform.


Feb 2013 – Present

Mindspark, an IAC/InterActiveCorp company, New York City
Software engineer (back-end)

  • As the sole back-end engineer for the 'recipes' project, I architected and developed a REST API using Spring MVC, which is currently used to power recipe related smart answers for the ask.com search engine.
  • I joined the back-end development team of price finder, a tool which extracts product information on online retail websites and provides price comparison information.
  • There I developed our automation site modelling solution, adding support for 3000+ online merchants in one day.
  • I spearheaded, designed and developed our regression tool: A fully automated and distributed systems which checks for data extraction failures on thousands of supported websites.

May 2009 – Dec 2012

Smals, Brussels, Belgium
Java Developer

  • Using technologies such as Spring, GWT, Drools and Spring batch we modernized and automated this department's two functions: to process data flows between government departments and to use that data to calculate and pay social security payments to millions of Belgians.
  • As the sole developer of the work planning module, I successfully used OptaPlanner in order to implement a solution for the organisation's employee scheduling problem.
  • The main challenge laid in translating the extremely complicated and continuously changing business processes caused by decades of law-making into a robust, scalable and easily maintainable system.

Feb 2008 – Dec 2008

3RDSense Australia Pty, Sydney, Australia
Flash game developer

  • I was given the chance to developed a couple of my own games from scratch. Both games ended up being very successful driving web traffic back to the company's games portal.

Sep 2007 – mid 2009

Self employed
Web application developer

  • Designed and built web applications for the Facebook platform using my knowledge of PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and Flash.
  • At the height of their success the combined applications reached 1,500,000 unique visitors a month.


2006 - 2007

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
MSc. Multimedia Systems

2001 - 2006

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
MSc. Computer Science



  • Java
  • Spring
  • Spring MVC
  • Hibernate
  • JPA
  • Spring Security
  • Spring Batch
  • JSP
  • Drools
  • Drools Planner
  • GWT
  • GXT (ext-GWT)
  • EJB3
  • JSF
  • RichFaces
  • JavaScript
  • Swing
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • ActionScript 2.0
  • C#


  • Tomcat
  • Jetty
  • JBoss AS
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • DB2


  • Eclipse
  • Maven
  • Atlassian tools
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