full stack developer and sdet

Patrick Hicks

I am an American C# full stack developer that prefers the title Efficiency Developer because that is what I have been doing for the last 7 years.  I love making life easier for both developers and QA's on a daily basis.  What does that mean?  It means building tools and internal websites to help generate testing data and building round the clock automation that provides regression testing to free up manual testers to focus on more edge cases.

I live alone with my dog Princess and enjoy watching sports, playing video games, and walking to the dog park.

Work History

Vistra Energy (Acquired Ambit Energy 10/2019) - Developer V, Retail Applications - Started May 2012 - Current

  • Built and currently maintain in-house tools and testing applications improving efficiencies for both developers and QA's.
  • Built and currently maintain automation framework that:
    • Generates data and provides constant regression testing.
    • Schedules tests for API's as well as UI's
Magnin & Associates - Game Developer - 2010-2012
  • Worked on Zamboni Challenge and GoKart Park, both are currently available in the App Stores.
  • Gained iOS knowledge using Xcode and Objective-C.
  • Helped to improve testing methods for all games.
  • Excelled in debugging and problem solving.
Gameday Tickets & Parking - Office Manager - 2009-2010
  • Processed orders, managed inventory, priced tickets, and managed web-based inventory.
  • Helped manage parking system for game days with reporting.
  • Trained new employees and temporary game day help.
  • Helped setup the small business including computers, network, point-of-sale, and payroll systems.
  • Maintained computers and office phone system.
  • Created and maintained company websites.


DeVry University

  • B.S. in Game and Simulation Programming
  • Cum Laude

Get In Touch

(469) 323-6400


Rowlett, TX

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