Zac West

iOS Engineer

San Francisco, CA

I have been writing iOS apps since 2009, and I'm well-versed in both Swift and Objective-C. I know most of the Apple frameworks and put them through their paces.

Work Experience

  • Dropbox

    Mobile Software Engineer|Dec, 2018Current

    • Imgur

      Lead iOS Engineer|Oct, 2015Nov, 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|Feb, 2015Sep, 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|Jan, 2013Jan, 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|Dec, 2011Jan, 2013

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

        • Intelity

          Mobile Application Developer|Dec, 2010Dec, 2011

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

          • Xyratex

            Software Engineer|Feb, 2010Dec, 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.


            • University of Central Florida

              Master of Science - Computer Science|2011

            • University of Central Florida

              Bachelor of Science - Computer Science|2009