Christopher Hamm

Christopher Hamm

Director of Software Engineering

Personal Profile

Passionate (*value-creating, team-leading) technology professional, interested in how to simplify, and streamline processes for businesses using technology. Focused on quality and always implementing lessons learned which supports my own personal continuous integration strategy in life. Working in various groups from research and development to a top Internet Media company visited by millions every day.

Specialties: Leadership in engineering & development, website development, technology architecture design, technology operations, security analysis, and application management.

In my free time, I like to play with technology to understand it better. Recent project(s) includes setting up AWS instances to include my "Test Cloud Sec Lab", playing with Hubot and AI via IBM Watson, TensorFlow, and trying to find time for mypersonal site and support the technology stack of I also volunteer to mentor transitioning military veterans, and military spouses via ACP (*American Corporate Partners) organization.

Work Experience

Sr. Software Engineering Manager at CBS Interactive Inc.

Oct 2018 - Present (2 years)

Responsible for leading backend CMS and API engineering and application management support top techbrands sites like,,,, and Download. Manage my team consisting of up to 10 direct reports at a given time using agile methods.

Software Engineering Manager at CBS Interactive Inc.

Jan 2012 - Oct 2018 (6 years 10 months)

Responsible for managing app engineering and site development for the top tech news site

Lead Web Developer at CBS Interactive Inc.

Dec 2010 - Jan 2012 (1 year 2 months)

Lead Web developer for Responsibilities included the management and on time delivery of large projects worth over $4 million. Managed a team of 3 direct reports.

Infantry Soldier/Military Police - Army National Guard

May 1999 - May 2006 (7 years 1 month)

Honorably Discharged as a Specialist E-4. Attended officers training while in service allowing me to gain great knowledge in leadership. Started out in infantry unit to transition later to military police unit. Received commendations of Army Achievement Medal and Service Ribbons while enlisted.

Key Skills

  • Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Website Development
  • Web Applications
  • Security
  • Leadership Development
  • DevOps
  • Software Development
  • Team Leadership


Indiana University

BS, Computer Science, Business

Majored in Computer Science with Minor in Business


Patent Number us 9,805,135 Systems and methods for updating rich internet applications

US Patent Mar 2011

Systems, computer-implemented methods, and media for updating content of a page composed of markup language in response to a triggering event method include: receiving a request that indicates a triggering event; determining the type of triggering event based on the request; determining at least one page element from amongst plural page elements of the page to be updated based on the request; generating a response to the request, the response including metadata indicating the at least one page element and the content of the at least one page element, the content of the at least one page element being composed of the markup language; and transmitting the response. See patent