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Paul Ossenbruggen

Senior Principal iPhone/iPad Engineer @ Western Digital

Senior Principal iOS Engineer

San Francisco Bay Area

Ranked #1,093 out of 21,860 for Senior Principal iPhone/iPad Engineer in United States

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Western Digital

Senior Principal iPhone/iPad Engineer

April 2010 to Present

Sling Media

Lead/Staff Engineer Software

March 2008 to November 2009

Jade Fox Consulting, LLC

Cofounder and Lead Consultant

May 2001 to October 2007

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Primary hire on a team to coalesce the iOS Mobile Branded products group. Help hire several key engineers on a group that is defining the products for all mobile products for WD's Personal Cloud concept. Develop and lead WD Photos App, developed WD Remote core, and other key aspects of MyCloud application. Resigned and optimized apps to...

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Programming lead in software development industry focusing on iOS. Well versed in web technologies, multitmedia, server and desktop applications. Specialties: Swift, Objective-C, C++, iPhone, Mac, PythonSenior Principal iPhone/iPad Engineer @ Primary hire on a team to coalesce the iOS Mobile Branded products group. Help hire several key engineers on a group that is defining the products for all mobile products for WD's Personal Cloud concept. Develop and lead WD Photos App, developed WD Remote core, and other key aspects of MyCloud application. Resigned and optimized apps to take advantage of the latest iOS technologies such as Swift and iOS 6. Designed key aspects of the direct to device networking infrastructure technology. Helped define the direction for many of the major user interface approaches to simplify the use of the products. Set direction, managed and mentored some team members. From April 2010 to Present (5 years 9 months) Lead/Staff Engineer Software @ Lead team which designed and developed Slingbox Mac Player 2.0 a rewrite from the ground up of the SlingPlayer 1.0 player. This effort includes a Safari plug-in that won Best of Show at MacWorld 2009 alongside the company’s iPhone player. The new player supports high definition video for the company’s Slingbox Pro HD product. Managing as many as six simultaneous engineers in Bulgaria, India, Russia, offsite consultants, and locally. set clear objectives, project schedules, track progress, architecting, communicating designs, performing code reviews, and utilize Agile software development methodologies. Set clear design initiatives and actual coding to greatly improve code maintainability and stability. Created user interface that utilizes Core Animation for better program flow and UI. Worked in the guts of the hardware abstraction layer which messages the Slingbox hardware, coding for synchronization. From March 2008 to November 2009 (1 year 9 months) Cofounder and Lead Consultant @ Worked on numerous consulting projects spanning from OpenGL games to user interfaces for database application,to Photoshop Plugins, to hardware devices. From May 2001 to October 2007 (6 years 6 months) Senior Software Engineer @ Enhanced WebSideStory, Inc.’s Publish product. This product maintains assets and allows dynamic update of web sites. Used by Verizon, Bloomingdales, Best Buy and others. Main task to integrate PHP/Zend scripting engine and defined objects for query and manipulation. This object oriented API allows dynamically generated pages to be created based upon the interesting information in the publishing system. The application itself was written in a mixture of C and C++, utilizing STL containers. Challenging project because it involved greatly enhancing an existing and very complicated product with only limited dynamic html generation abilities to much better dynamic abilities. Other enhancements included many 1000% faster speed increases of the publishing process through performance analysis and cache improvements. From March 2005 to March 2007 (2 years 1 month) Senior Security Engineer and Application Engineer @ Developed the entire high security subsystem for the Convoii, flagship security product. This involved AES-256, RSA Public Key Cryptography, and JCE. This very secure system was used to send and retrieve messages to other people and insured that only the intended people can read the message for a specified period of time using bank grade security and a N-Cipher hardware security module to manage the keys. Also worked on the Envoii product that was purchased by Convoii. This was distributed object framework for building interactive applications built in C++, which interfaced with JNI. Setup and maintained Subversion source code control system with full LDAP authentication and security. Maintained and updated the Mac Envoii product. From December 2003 to December 2004 (1 year 1 month) Lead Software Engineer @ As a Senior Software engineer on the 2Bridge Content Server product, involved with the design and implementation of many components of the system. Developed a code generation tool to automatically create code for distributed services based on an interface description. Designed a UI framework for quickly developing interactive wizards and forms in XHTML and JavaScript. Also extended the Content Server to serve streaming multimedia content, such as Apple QuickTime, MPEG, and MP3. Served as project lead for 2Bridge's project to build an interactive web workshop for The Exploratorium. Organized schedules and milestones and served as the primary point of contact for 2Bridge. From July 1998 to February 2001 (2 years 8 months) Technical Lead Macintosh Graphics Software Engineer @ Developed Flashbox, a cross-platform a consumer oriented graphics digital photo image processing and entertainment application. Was responsible for the Macintosh port of Flashbox and its underlying technology. Developed the application framework increasing its performance on the Macintosh platform for acceptance in the consumer market. From June 1997 to June 1998 (1 year 1 month) Finder Engineer @ As a member of the Apple Human Interface Technologies Group, worked in an extremely focused team to rewrite, enhance, and debug a program called the Finder, the program that creates the desktop metaphor for the Macintosh operating and file system. Developed new integrated searching capabilities for the Finder known as Improved Find which simplified, incorporated find by content (full text), and enhanced the user interface for searching (a replacement for separate Find File Application). Also worked closely with user interface designers to develop Improved Find and Finder feature enhancements. Significantly simplified Finder's view system, which is part of the Finder Application Framework. Also integrated PowerTalk (AOCE) mail and directory services into Finder. From July 1994 to June 1997 (3 years) Macintosh Engineer @ As a primary engineer developed a distributed network Macintosh product called Imaxis. Imaxis is a document storage and retrieval system with cataloging, full text, OCR and scanning capabilities. Was involved in developing the product from design phase to shipping. From January 1991 to June 1994 (3 years 6 months) Paul Ossenbruggen is skilled in: Software Development, Swift, Objective-C, Agile Methodologies, C++, JavaScript, Mobile Applications, Python, Xcode, iOS development, OOP, Mobile Devices, OS X, C, Software Engineering

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