Graham Batzler

Software Architect and Engineering Leader


Enthusiastic and communicative engineer, mentor, and leader with over a decade of experience solving business problems with software. Purpose-driven and passionate about technology and using it to improve lives and outcomes.

Curious by nature, cross-functional by habit, growth-oriented by choice.

Selected Experience

Lead Software Engineer
The Pro's Closet | Louisville CO

Architected, built, and maintained ecommerce systems for internal and customer-facing use, working closely with Product, Design, and business stakeholders to solve problems with software. Served as Front-End Architect and Node.js SME while managing direct reports and mentoring engineers of all skill levels across the stack. Contributed to department-level engineering standards, SDLC process, interviewing guidelines, and platform improvements.

Senior Software Engineer
Bluprint | Denver CO🪦

Established robust unit and integration testing systems for legacy and greenfield systems, aided in refactoring legacy systems into modern distributed scalable services. Mentored junior developers and participated in SRE and site architecture discussions.

Solo Multimedia Developer
grahammakes | Denver CO

Architected and executed multimedia projects including web design + development + SEO for local businesses, audio engineering and music production for commercial release, and creation of freeware and open source utilities.

Front End Engineer
1stdibs | New York City NY

Maintained + improved a large enterprise ecommerce system. Worked closely with designers to implement an adaptive UI redesign of the custom messaging platform in React; refactored and modernized large parts of the legacy app; built a new multi-param search and filtering app around Apache Solr.

Game Developer
Little Bird Games | Philadelphia PA

Developed web-native educational games using HTML5 Canvas + Audio APIs, including a PTSD detection training tool used by the American Nursing Association and ADHD therapy games for use in clinical trials at Duke.

IT Manager
Penn Residental Computing | Philadelphia PA

Managed a team of ten Jr. + Sr. IT support staff, including scheduling and operations responsibilities. Provided hardware and software support, diagnosis, and repair on escalated cases.


University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia PA

Graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Science, Technology, and Society and a specialty in Information Technology and Organizations; researched the social and economic patterns and impacts of large-scale technical systems.