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Experience

Freelancing

Software Engineer

Feb 2020 - Current
  • WhatsReopening.com: Serverless web app for listing and adding places, their current status, and when they are reopening during COVID-19. Made with React, Firebase, Node.js, and Google Maps API.
  • Cider: Web and iOS social bookmarker manager for saving links and sharing collections with friends. Made with React, Firebase, Node.js, and SwiftUI.

Alibaba

Software Engineer

Nov 2018 - Jan 2020

Led the end-to-end product development for exploratory retail products from ideation to validation:

  • Refinity: Mixed reality shopping kiosk that allowed users to visualize products in 3D and interact with them using hand gestures. Made with Unity, SeeFront, and UltraLeap.
  • Digiroma: Full-stack product web portal that allowed users to edit/view product information and visualize data in interactive charts. Made with React, Node.js, Viser.js, MySQL, and Ant Design.

Beach Day Studios

Software Engineer

Jun 2018 - Nov 2018

Developed vCoder, an educational virtual reality game made with Unity. Constructed a modular, de-coupled game architecture using singletons and event-driven programming.

Won the 2018 Oculus Launch Pad Scholarship for innovation in design.

Dissonance Entertainment

Software Engineer, Co-Founder

Aug 2015 - Jul 2017

Led a team of engineers, artists, and musicians to develop real-time multiplayer games:

  • Mind the Trap: Online multiplayer party game. Made with Unreal Engine.
  • Wizard’s Duel AR: Real-time, multiplayer augmented reality mobile game. Made with Unity, GameSparks, and Google AR Core.

Education

Santa Clara University

MBA, Product Management / Entrepreneurship

Sep 2018 - Current

University of California, San Diego

B.S., Bioengineering, 3.65 GPA

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012

Honors & Awards

2018 Oculus Launch Pad Scholarship

Oculus

Apr 2018

vCoder was one of the winners of the 2018 Oculus Launch Pad Scholarship for “pushing the VR industry in exciting new directions.”

Best Multiplayer Game

Casual Connect USA

Jul 2016

Mind the Trap was selected by industry professionals for demonstrating excellence in multiplayer game design out of 50 international finalists accepted to exhibit at the Casual Connect USA trade fair.

Excellence in Leadership & Service

University of California, San Diego

Jun 2011

The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering presented me this award for demonstrating excellence in leadership and innovation in developing student programs that connect student engineers with industry opportunities.


Publications

Demonstration of Refinity: An Interactive Holographic Signage for New Retail Shopping Experience

CHI Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

May 2019

References

Jin Ryong Kim

Assistant Professor at University of Texas (Previously Product Manager at Alibaba)

jinryongkim@gmail.com

Stephanie Chan

Senior Designer at Alibaba

stephaniechan@alibaba-inc.com

Keith Patterson

CTO at Beach Day Studios

keith@beachdaystudios.com