My name is Daniel Knoodle, I am the founder and owner of Creative Gurus. We are a custom software engineering company specializing in globally distributed application development, mobile and systems integration. I personally have more than 25 years experience in software/hardware development with globally distributed teams and I hold patents in mobile and systems integration. We work with companies from startups to Fortune 500 throughout the US, building innovative products and custom solutions. We also have a range of internal products across several industries working to revolutionize the technology used and force the entrenched companies to rethink how they do business.
We currently have an office in Dallas, TX and another in Davao Philippines (25 employees world wide). I just returned from a 6 week, 12 country trip across Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, etc) meeting with economic development teams in the region to add another office. Our search is currently centered around Hungary and Slovakia but we are very interested in talent throughout the entire region. I have been working in Hungary for the past 15+ years and have many friends throughout the region. My wife works in end slavery with victims (and prevention) of human trafficking with teams in 60 countries. She has a big focus on Central/Eastern Europe and we are working to build up an office there to help grow both Creative Gurus as well as her work throughout the region.
We are working to expand our team with talented, entrepreneurial focused developers, designers, QA testers, etc. We have a wide array of projects going on and are looking for developers who are interested in working on our existing projects who may also be interested in transitioning into a full time role in the future. Freelance work on our projects is a good opportunity to see who we are, what we do and get to know each other before looking to engage in something long term.
Creative Gurus puts a huge emphasis on training and education with our team and we spend a great deal of time mentoring, teaching and building into our people one-on-one.
A small sample of our current projects:
• Case/Client management system for US Immigration Law. We work directly with one of the top firms in the US. This will become a product sold on the market and revolutionize the immigration law space in the US.
• Mobile Games – Currently working on our 4th game which is entirely for our own amusement and fun. This gives our team a fun division to cycle into and get their hands on game development.
• Cashflow Forecasting solution for small businesses using advanced algorithms, forecasting and analytics to predict company cashflow and financial planning.
• Aerial Drones – We have a custom developed platform which uses drones with NIR cameras to look at the photosynthesis of plants, crop health, over watering, under watering, harvest estimation, etc for farms, golf courses and plant nurseries.
Visual Studio 2015
C# .Net 4.5 / 4.6
ASP.NET MVC 4/5/Core
ASP.Net Web API
Software Design Patterns (IoC, Dependency Injection, Factory, Unit of Work, Repository Pattern etc.)
LINQ / Entity Framework
Experience integrating and creating 3rd party API's