Alexsander Akers

iOS Software Engineer

About

Alex left college to lead mobile engineering efforts at Branch. Facebook acquired the Branch team in late 2013, where Alex worked on both Rooms and React Native. After moving to Berlin, Alex worked for Shutterstock and currently works on Microsoft To-Do.

Experience

  • Chief Panda

    Pandamonia LLC

    Jan 2009 - Present

    Pandamonia is Alex’s creative outlet for publishing iOS and Mac apps.

  • Software Engineer

    Microsoft

    Berlin, Germany

    Dec 2016 - Present

    Working on the iOS and macOS clients for Microsoft To-Do.

  • Software Engineer

    Shutterstock

    Berlin, Germany

    Nov 2015 - Oct 2016

    Worked on Shutterstock's mobile apps for both producers and consumers of high-quality stock content.

  • Software Engineer

    Facebook, Inc.

    New York, NY & London, UK

    Jan 2014 - Sep 2015

    Worked on Rooms until December 2014 and React Native until September 2015.

  • Lead Mobile Engineer

    Branch Media, Inc.

    New York, NY

    Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

    Led the mobile engineering team. Wrote the mobile iOS clients for Potluck and PhoneTag.

  • Intern

    Foursquare Labs, Inc.

    New York, NY

    May 2013 - Aug 2013

    Led testing on an internal project. Helped update the Foursquare iOS client for iOS 7.

  • iOS Developer

    Minus Inc.

    New York, NY

    Sep 2012 - Feb 2013

    Assisted in the iOS client rewrite for Minus, a social platform for meeting, chatting with, and sharing photos with nearby people. In charge of messaging and inter-user communication.

  • Intern

    Small Planet Digital, LLC

    Brooklyn, NY

    Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

    Added analytics tracking to Dragon Brush. Coded custom controls and in-game aesthetics for Disneyland Explorer. Led engineering for Bean, a virtual counting assistant.

Education

  • Columbia University

    B.Sc. in Computer Science

    2012 - 2013

    Voluntary Leave of Absence

Skills

  • Skilled in Objective-C and Swift
  • Advanced in iOS development
  • Web, mobile, open source experience for 5+ years
  • Effective in source control, team-based workflows
  • Adjusts quickly to new situations and workloads

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