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Brandon Shelley

Code / Product / UX

Victoria, BC

I'm an obsessive-compulsive, code-blooded technologist with over a decade of experience in software engineering, user experience, design, digital strategy, and digital transformation. I build quality products, work with exceptional people, and settle for nothing less than impeccable craftsmanship.

Experience

  • Senior Experience Architect

    Google

    Victoria, BC / Sunnnyvale, CA

    2016 - Present

    Google acquired Apigee to accelerate API management within Google Cloud Platform.

    - Product & UX strategy
    - Design systems
    - Material Design
    - Product Excellence
    - API management
    - Node.js / Swift
    - Design Sprint & training facilitation

  • UX Engineer / API Architect

    Apigee

    Victoria, BC / San Jose, CA

    2013 - 2016

    Apigee provides an enterprise API management platform that powers digital businesses around the world. Acquired by Google in November 2016.

    - Enterprise UX strategy
    - Digital transformation
    - API strategy, architecture, & design
    - Ignite Engine core dev (OSS)
    - SDK product architecture
    - Node.js / Obj-C / Swift
    - Training facilitation

  • UX Engineer / Mobile Developer

    Ignite Mobile Studio

    Victoria, BC

    2011 - 2013

    Ignite Mobile Studio provided end-to-end mobile UI, UX, & development solutions for such clients as Amazon, Panasonic, and Readers Digest. Acqui-hired by Apigee in September 2013.

    - Mobile app UX, design, & development
    - Full-stack design & development
    - Branding & identity

  • Technical Lead

    Hewlett-Packard

    Victoria, BC

    2007 - 2013

    HP Advanced Solutions, a British Columbia subsidiary of HP, provides a broad portfolio of business and technology solutions for the Canadian public sector.

    - Team lead
    - Enterprise VDI / cloud architecture
    - Enterprise .NET development
    - IT systems administration
    - Training facilitation
    - PCI compliance

  • Systems Technician / Consultant

    Contractor

    Edmonton, AB / Vancouver Island, BC

    2004 - 2007

    - SOHO technical consulting
    - Systems administration
    - Network design

Education

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

    Network & Security Support Analyst

    2005 - 2006

    MCSE, CCNA, A+, Linux+

    - Microsoft Windows 2003 MCSE
    - Computer hardware support / troubleshooting (A+)
    - Network & infrastructure security
    - Exchange Server administration
    - Server technologies
    - Network design & architecture (Cisco CCNA)
    - Intrusion prevention & packet analysis
    - Object-oriented programming fundamentals
    - Software testing / QA
    - Professional development
    - *nix systems administration (Linux+)

Projects

  • rebelsauce for iOS

    Rebelsauce Co.

    Rebelsauce Co. makes fine film presets for Lightroom and iPhone.

    Role: Lead developer, designer

  • Usergrid

    Apache / Apigee

    Apache Usergrid is an open-source back-end as a service. Contributed to 2.0 SDK design and development.

    Role: SDK developer

  • Ignite Engine

    Apigee

    The Ignite Engine is a platform for rapidly building native mobile applications using declarative JSON.

    Role: Project architect

  • GPUImage

    An open source iOS framework for GPU-based image and video processing.

    Role: Contributor

Skills

  • Product / UX strategy
  • Design Sprint facilitation
  • Mobile design & development
  • API strategy, architecture & design
  • Node.js / JavaScript / Swift
  • User experience & UI design
  • Brand identity