Bob Holt


Bob Holt • Staff Software Engineer at Splice

I am a software engineer with experience in design, architecture, programming, and management. I take on high-risk core business and software problems and find a solution that respects customers, time, budget, and staffing. I believe that healthy teams build good software.

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2022 - Present

Peterborough, NH (Remote)

Splice is a platform for music creators to access millions of sounds, MIDI, and presets in any style and genre. Browse, preview, and drag and drop sounds into your DAW, and enjoy the industry’s top software and gear on payment plans.

Staff/Principal Software Engineer; Backend Architect

2023 - Present

  • Led setting of 2023 technical vision and strategy during period of engineering leadership change
  • Regularly meet with all backend engineers to allow mentorship and open-ended discussion
  • Work closely with domain-specific teams to set priority, roadmap, and development patterns
Principal Data Engineer

2022 - 2023

  • Served as data and engineering advisor to CFO and finance team
  • Reassessed system design and architecture with chief architect and other principal engineers
  • Ensured consistent and successful daily data extraction and processing


2021 - 2022

Peterborough, NH (Remote)

I served as a consulting principal software engineer while on hiatus from Splice.

Consulting Principal Software Engineer

2021 - 2022

  • Empowered teams of engineers to build software in a cross-functional, collaborative manner
  • Identified, documented, and implemented patterns for writing testable and maintainable code
  • Brought trustworthiness to currency trading platform by introducing idempotentence
  • Improved uptime of high-volume investment app by invoking read replica database
  • Proposed and implemented feature flag system to improve safety and velocity of code changes


2017 - 2020

Peterborough, NH (Remote)

Principal Software Engineer

2019 - 2020

  • Designed and delivered Splice’s first external API and was technical representative to partners
  • Drove high level strategy to model and redeisgn architecture using a Domain-Driven approach
Software Engineer

2017 - 2019

  • Led team responsible for rewriting of multi-million-dollar payments processing system
  • Worked across multiple domains, providing expertise where most needed


2013 - 2017

Boston, MA | Peterborough, NH (Remote)

Bocoup is a team of product and standards developers who partner with tech companies and nonprofits to increase accessibility, inclusion, and justice on and through the web.

Senior Engineer

2013 - 2017

  • Added support for Safari and Edge to the W3C’s automated Web Platform Tests runner
  • Developed visualization-heavy React/D3 application to map and filter millions of records
  • Devised and prototyped new ways to visualize uncertainty for MIT-related startup

Sapient Global Markets (acquired by Publicis in 2015)

2012 - 2013

Boston, MA

Publicis Sapient is a digital business transformation partner that helps organizations get to their future, digitally enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers.

Manager, Interactive Development

2012 - 2013

  • Led joint Sapient/client team to modernize architecture and workflow for major financial firm
  • Modernized career paths, skills matrix, and job descriptions for Interactive Development group
  • Coached and provided code reviews to team members in the U.S., U.K., and India

Genuine Interactive

2011 - 2012

Boston, MA

Genuine is a full-service digital experience agency that lives up to its name, with an independent spirit and the global scale of an IPG company.

Associate Director, Interactive Development

2011 - 2012

  • Taught weekly basic JavaScript classes to members of the front-end development team
  • Created six-hour drug development simulation for a large multinational pharmaceutical firm
  • Oversaw development of first-of-its-kind online collection catalogue for Museum of Fine Arts


2010 - 2011

Watertown, MA

Isobar is a digital agency that creates applications and digitally-centered marketing campaigns for the web, mobile devices, and social media


2010 - 2011

  • Quickly cultivated working knowledge of new languages as needs arose
  • Refactored online fitness dashboard consisting of over 100k lines of JavaScript code
  • Joined .NET and JavaScript products to legacy client systems via RESTful Web Services

Boston University

2009 - 2010

Boston, MA

Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.

Web Producer

2009 - 2010

  • Devised information architecture and initial design of BU’s first online-only course catalog
  • Developed custom themes and plugins for WordPress MU
  • Presented site design proposals and WordPress training to professors, deans, and provost


B.S., Economics; International Affairs Minor
Extracurricular Activities:
  • Marching Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Kappa Kappa Psi
  • WREK Atlanta 91.1 FM
Senior Thesis:
The Hotelling Model and Free/Open Source Software
Samiran (Shomu) Banerjee
Mathematical Economics, Statistical and Econometric Analysis, Financial Modeling, Economic Policy, International Economics, Entrepreneurship


The Glass Museum

Board Member 2018–2021

Music and arts non-profit based in Peterborough, NH



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