Roland Couture

Roland Couture

Software Developer

Beaverton, Oregon




I develop software, mostly on the Microsoft stack.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Software Application DeveloperAccess Sciences Corporation

    Mar, 2016 - Apr, 20193 years

    I built applications to support a team that manages a large library of construction documents for a major semiconductor manufacturer.

    • Maintained, analyzed, debugged, optimized and gradually rebuilt legacy suite of AutoCAD productivity tools

    • Created productivity tools for Autodesk Revit

    • Performed data schema modeling to capture business rules and data relations, and built the database

    • Developed an ETL process for CAD-drawing metadata

    • Architected and implemented a web app to automate workflows and provide a front-end to display and edit data

  • CAD/BIM TechnicianAccess Sciences Corporation

    Feb, 2013 - Mar, 20163 years

    • Automated repetitive tasks in AutoCAD using custom macros and scripts

    • Naïvely implemented what I later referred to self-deprecatingly as "baby’s first relational database" in Excel with VBA

  • Civil DesignerDon Cushing Associates

    Jul, 2012 - Jan, 20135 months

    • Developed preliminary & final construction and permitting documents for wireless telecommunications sites

    • Performed grading and utility design, and drafted plans & profiles, for commercial/residential building projects

  • Proprietor, Couture Cycles

    Dec, 2009 - Nov, 20111 year 11 months

    • Built custom-fitted steel bicycle frames for too few clients at too great a cost

    • Consulted with clients on equipment selection and frame geometry considerations

  • Civil/Structural EngineerPacifiCorp

    Oct, 2007 - Aug, 20091 year 10 months

    • Designed, analyzed & retrofitted steel structures, equipment anchorages and foundations for electrical substations

    • Learned and applied industry and company codes, standards and specifications



  • General Applications
    C#VB.NET.NET Framework.NET CoreVBAMS Office "Fluent" interface (XML)
  • Design Automation (Autodesk platforms)
    AutoCAD API for .NETAutoLISPRevit API for .NETDynamo
  • Databases
    SQL ServerSQL Server Management Studio / SSMSTransact-SQL / T-SQLEntity Framework (ORM)
  • Web: Server Side
  • Web: Client Side
  • DevOps
    Visual Studio Test SuiteTeam FoundationSandcastleGit / GitHub
  • Scripting
    PythonWindows CMDPowerShell
  • Ancient History and Brief Exposures
    FortranBASICPascalC/C++BSD Unix (SunOS)Ubuntu Linux


  • Civil & Structural Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Cornell University

    Sep, 1987 - Aug, 2006



  • biking, hiking, karaoke, trashy true-crime TV, playing music