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Aaron L'Heureux

Senior iOS
San Francisco, CA
I'm an iOS engineer living in San Francisco looking for impactful work on products that reach a wide audience. Technophile, gamer, avid skier, fairly red-green colorblind.

Work Experience


Senior iOS Engineer

Jan 2021 - Current

I work on a team building app-secific features across the Amazon shopping app. Because of the broad mandate I work with Swift and SwiftUI and Combine but also Obj-C and KVO and Autolayout and occasionally with the react native bridge and our webview bridge.


Mobile Software Engineer (iOS)

May 2018 - Dec 2020

Participated in the Mobile Engineering Council, Swift Reviewers, and managed release management for Dropbox's mobile apps.

Technical lead on Camera Upload/Backup.

  • Drove engineering decision review and technical architecture for a 12-18 month rewrite from C++ to Swift that is currently in internal testing
  • Uses SQLite and RxSwift to power a four stage pipeline to discover assets; enumerate types; process, hash, and persist data; and then upload it to Dropbox
  • Worked with a team of two other iOS engineers and consulted on decision making for the Android rewrite

Other projects include: app-agnostic Background Tasks and Background Fetch coordinators, offline support for cloud-based files, and a flexible file hashing utility using CryptoKit and CommonCrypto.


iOS Engineer

May 2016 - Apr 2018

Swift and Objective-C development across all areas of the Imgur app.

  • Favorite Folders (API, models, UI) - categorization and storage of saved posts
  • Login and Registration (UI, state management) - complete rewrite alongside branding update supporting multiple third parties and A/B testing
  • UNUserNotificationCenter migration
  • UIPageViewController interstitial insertion system
  • Integration and configuration of multiple new ad products - external SDKs and optimized ad loading management


Senior Front End Engineer

Aug 2015 - May 2016

Modern mobile website from the ground up.

  • ES6/7, React, Redux, Node, isomorphic components


Front End Engineer (W/SDE-II)

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015

Worked on Amazon UI, the underlying UI component platform for the Amazon retail website.

  • Created and supported reusable UI components for use by all retail website teams
  • Lead on mobile Internet Explorer support / integration of Pointer Events and touch/mouse hybrid input
  • Accessibility support for VoiceOver, JAWS, NVDA for various components
  • Speaker at internal developer conference: WebDevCon

Boston University

Web Developer III

Oct 2009 - Aug 2013

Full stack web development and application development with Adobe AIR

  • Lead developer on the Bostonia Magazine online redesign and CMS enhancements
  • Sole developer on a cross-platform Windows/OS X/iOS presentation application for Admissions using Adobe AIR
  • Development on multiple award-winning design features

Allen & Gerritsen

Interactive Developer

May 2008 - Oct 2009

Full stack web development including extensive Actionscript 3


Boston University

Bachelor of Science Communications

2005 - 2008

Rochester Institute of Technology

Computer Science

2004 - 2005


Color Inspector (iOS)

Sole Developer

2013 - Current

Color Inspector names colors by a generalized family name and a specific color name. It averages the pixels in an adjustable focal frame and converts them to Lab color space for a more accurate color comparison. The underlying data structure / algorithm is a nearest neighbor search through a k-d tree.

Featured on the front page and the Utilities category page of the Japan App Store. Written in Objective-C.