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Dan Burger (He/him)


Currently living in

Mountain View, California, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences


Open to roles

Long Term Employee

10+ years of experience developing web/mobile applications at Google, NASA and Vanderbilt University, in fields as varied as astronomy, supercomputing, autism research, and K-12 education. Founding developer of, a data visualization website with over 1,000 users worldwide and used extensively by multiple NASA missions. Advocate for employment of adults on the autism spectrum through work at the Vanderbilt University Frist Center for Autism and Innovation; interviewed by Anderson Cooper about my work on CBS 60 Minutes (season 53, episode 3, October 4, 2020)

My Badges

Skills and Strengths

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CreativityThinking outside the boxResearchWillingness to learnPositive work ethic

Inclusion Essentials

Environments I'm comfortable with

Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures


Check out my work

Dan Burger Portfolio
Working since Jan 2022

Software Engineer - Google

Provided support for the YouTube Ads Engineering Productivity team, which supports internal tools that help YouTube Ads engineers be more productive Became immersed in Google's development process through working in person at the brand-new

Knowledge of EngineeringBrand ManagementHard Work and Dedication
Worked for 13 years, 2 months from Jan 2010 to Dec 2022

Associate Application Developer - Vanderbilt University

Developed web and mobile solutions for research groups at Vanderbilt covering astrophysics, K-12 education, high-performance computing, and development of technologies for autistic individuals. Provided full-stack development, server maintenance, and customer support for those projects. Partnered with nonprofits on many projects, including American Association for Variable Star Observers, Hypatia Catalog, College Autism Network, and Jobs for Humanity Founded, a web-based platform for visualization of large datasets used by NASA astrophysicists and over 1,000 data professionals in a variety of fields. Explored commercial opportunities for Filtergraph as the entrepreneurial lead for a selective National Science Foundation Innovation Corps grant which led to an agreement with NASA in 2017. Advocated for the employment of adults on the autism spectrum (currently 80% are unemployed or underemployed) through web/mobile projects, panel discussions, and appearance on 60 Minutes. Supervised undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom who have gone on to work at Google and other large tech companies.

Customer ServiceEntrepreneurshipInnovationKnowledge of AutismFull Stack DevelopmentBig DataVisualizationServer AdministrationNon-Profit-OrganisationsAstrophysicsSuccess Driven Person
Worked for 3 years, 0 months from Jan 2009 to Dec 2011

Software Developer - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Developed a software program to improve the efficiency of data collection for an instrument scheduled to launch in a future NASA mission (launching 2026, arriving in Titan in 2034) Participated in an excursion to collect geological data on the sliding rocks of the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, CA.

Data CollectionGeology
Worked for 1 years, 0 months from Jan 2008 to Dec 2008

IT Change Management Support Intern - Covance

Developed a solution to process change requests for Covance's IT infrastructure efficiently.

Information TechnologyManagement SupportManagement of Changes
Worked for 1 years, 0 months from Jan 2007 to Dec 2007

Software Development Intern - Fisk University

Enhanced a software interface for a Raman spectrometer using LabVIEW.

LabVIEWSoftware EngineeringSpectrometer

Education and Credentials

Attended for 2 years from 2011 to 2013

Vanderbilt University

Master's degree - Computer Science

Attended for 4 years from 2006 to 2010

Vanderbilt University

Bachelor's degree - Computer Engineering