About Burly Marmot

Burly Marmot Software, a software company located in Duvall, WA, provides consulting services and in-house development in a wide range of areas but specializes in mobile (Android) development.


We have expertise in wide variety of diverse technologies.

  • mobile development
  • Web services
  • WPF development

  • User Interface design & development
  • Prototyping
  • C#
  • Java
  • XML technologies


Artak Kalantarian

With over 30 years of development experience, Artak has a in-depth knowledge of C, C++, C#, Java programming. When Artak decided to form his own company, he decided to concentrate on on the mobile platform, with multiple private and market applications already successfully shipped.

Some of Artak's previous experience includes:

  • Microsoft - one of the few developers to have worked on Internet Explorer 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0. There is probably no area of the rendering engine that he has not worked on at one point in his Microsoft career
  • Amazon - Redesigned the emailing platofrm making it six times faster and more reliable than the old system. Came up with innovative features such as the Traffic Light Checks and SMTP fallback.
  • Microsoft - Bing Search for Android
  • Disney Research - multiple Silverlight, Android, and ASP.Net projects
  • Expert level knowledge of Win32
  • 3D graphics programming using DirectX and WPF

Check out Artak's tech blog at http://www.kalantarian.org/artak/techblog/

Susan Makarian

Susan has more than 15 years of experience in Software Development and Testing, 4 of which - in Android development. She has multiple Android applications on the market. Adding to that her previous experience in shipping products such as Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Windows Millennium, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and supporting these products, Susan has a very clear understanding of the product life cycle.

Some of Susan's competencies include Java, C#, ASP.NET, SQL, HTML, C/C++, and Win32 programming and scripting.

In her career, Susan has not only worked as an individual contributor to both small and large teams, but has also managed teams of her own.