Zac West

iOS Engineer
San Francisco, CA
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https://zacwe.st
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resume@zac.us
I put Apple frameworks through their paces.
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Work Experience

Dropbox

Mobile Software Engineer
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Dec, 2018 - Current
  • Built a reusable theming module, refactored and rewrote basically every view in the app to use it, and shipped Dynamic Type and Dark Mode support with semantic color and font mappings.
  • Overhauled accessibility support to meet WCAG 2.1 level AA standards. Fixed numerous bugs, filed radars, all that jazz.
  • Shipped features, mentored engineers, improved developer tooling and language standards, learned & evangelized RxSwift, helped define process.

Imgur

Lead iOS Engineer
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Oct, 2015 - Nov, 2018

Picked up and fell in love with Swift. Architected and rewrote the app to be extensible and easy to build in. Managed the iOS team.

  • Resilient creation flow with background uploading powered by Realm.
  • Major reusable UI components including a grid display and feed system.
  • Reusable data source used throughout the app.

Free

Software Engineer
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Feb, 2015 - Sep, 2015

Rewrote and made for quick iterating from private beta to a featuring in the App Store at launch. I think I built this to be a top-tier messaging app in a very short period of time.

  • Extremely custom UICollectionViews for messaging and list displays.
  • Core Data powered networking layer powering everything.

Hey Inc.

Lead iOS Developer
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Jan, 2013 - Jan, 2015

I was the first iOS hire from private beta to launching and an Editor's Choice and over a million downloads of Heyday, a journaling app. This app was predominately an offline experience but featured full backup and syncing to the cloud of the entries and users' entire camera rolls.

Post+Beam

Senior iOS Developer
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Dec, 2011 - Jan, 2013

Primary worked on Linea, a photo-sharing app focused on mosaics and printing books.

Intelity

Mobile Application Developer
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Dec, 2010 - Dec, 2011

Software for iPads in hotel rooms: climate control, room service. Lots of custom binary-protocol networking talking to ancient systems.

Xyratex

Software Engineer
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Feb, 2010 - Dec, 2010

Worked on a high-availability RAID stack in Linux, and on a legacy bare metal version, both written in C. I previously interned here as well.

Education

University of Central Florida

Master of Science Computer Science
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2011

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Science Computer Science
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2009