Nick Reynolds |


San Francisco, CA |

ph: 425.241.1185 |

e: me@nickreynolds.net

Summary


Software Engineer specializing in mobile development with experience at Facebook and Microsoft. Owner, team lead, and tech lead for multiple engineers and a product with millions of daily active users. Experience developing Android and Windows Phone mobile applications, desktop and web applications, web services, and improving reliability/performance. Interested in product development in mobile, wearable, home automation, augmented reality, home entertainment, and internet of things.

Education


University of Queensland | Queensland, Australia

Bachelor in Softare Engineering double major
First class honors
2004-2007

Experience


Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Tech Lead & Senior Softare Engineer - Messenger for Windows Phone
Dec 2013 – Current

Designed, built and owned Messenger for Windows Phone, leading a team of 4-8 engineers.

Created dash to track daily reliablity, growth and performance.

Strategy owner, maintaining feature set with other platforms and tracking to specific goals.

Softare Engineer - Messenger for Android
Sept 2012 – Dec 2013

Reduced send errors by 85% and improved send experience.

Worked many features including image sending, voice clips, 3.0 redesign, improved message bubbles, etc. Release manager for multiple releases.

Microsoft | Bellevue, WA

Softare Engineer II - Windows Phone Communications
Apr 2011 – Jul 2012

Ported communication applications to Windows Phone 8 security model. Implemented phone number pasting.

Implemented visual voicemail and improved 3rd party dialer launching experience.

Softare Engineer in Test II - Security
Jan 2009 – Apr 2011

Worked with team to implement new algorithm to identify spam traits, improving performance by 90% and increasing maintainability.

Lead team of 3 test contractors. Implemented cross-datacenter tests to validate functionality.

Developed an internal tools to improve code documentation and status reporting.

Collaborated cross-team to develop filesystem and network scanner for private information.

Softare Engineer in Test
Mar 2008 – Dec 2008

Created automated testing for OneCare upgrade path and implemented repair improved tool to reduce support costs.

Global Roam | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Software Engineer
Nov 2006 – Feb 2008

Planned and developed an overhaul of user interface for the Ontario electricity market application.

Awards


Microsoft Gold Star Award for excellence in leadership
Dean's Commendation for High Achievement at University for 7 consecutive semesters
Excellence in Tutoring Award and highest possible score in student survey
Cannon Information Systems Research of Australia University Sholarship

Projects


Chrome Extension |

An extension to allow users of laptops to easily open links in a background tab without using the context menu.

Phone Game |

2D physics-based puzzle game built for Windows Phone 7 using the XNA Framework and the Box2D physics library.

Dynamic Note Taking Website |

A note keeping website built using PHP, MySql, CSS, HTML and JavaScript (using the JQuery library).