Raphael Schaad

Raphael Schaad

Software Engineer at Flipboard Inc.

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Raphael Schaad's Overview

  • Software Engineer at Information Architects Tokyo
  • Software Engineer, Founder at illuBits
  • Teacher at Gewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern

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Raphael Schaad's Summary

I'm an engineer and designer focused on building beautiful and high-performance software for the iOS platform including world-class apps like FLIPBOARD and iA WRITER.

My curiosity and education allow me to quickly assimilate new technologies when needed and I'm looking to expand the boundaries of what's currently possible with technology.

I’m in a great mood!

Specialties: iPad, iPhone, Mac development with Cocoa in Objective-C.
User Interface Design with high attention to details; from performance to typography.
Image Processing, 3D Graphics (OpenGL).
Solid software engineering skills: object-oriented programming, design patterns, testing, agile development, source code management (Git).
Experienced in working in demanding fields like startup and financial sector.
Teaching, speaking.
Team player, ENG, GER and FRE.
Constantly motivating, learning, rethinking.

Raphael Schaad's Experience

Software Engineer

Flipboard Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry

April 2011Present (3 years 6 months) Palo Alto, CA

Transforming the landscape of reading and publishing as one of the lead iOS engineers working closely with design.

Flipboard is your personal magazine and was selected by Apple as iPad APP OF THE YEAR 2010.

Software Engineer

Information Architects Tokyo

December 2009December 2010 (1 year 1 month) Tokyo and Switzerland

Developed the iPad app Writer and managed the process until shipping and selling on the App Store (part-time; July-August 2010 full-time).

Writer was featured by Apple for the first time in September 2010 and is the most selling writing app in the App Store right behind Apple’s Pages.

“Writer has out-innovated Apple. Writer is actively designed to help you write”–Fast Company

Software Engineer, Founder


December 2009December 2010 (1 year 1 month) Switzerland

Developed a security system with iPhone app (prototype and final product) including image processing on the device for a client; developed and self published on the App Store the successful Aare app for Swiss river temperature data access (part-time).


Gewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern

August 2008June 2010 (1 year 11 months) Bern, Switzerland

Taught mathematics and computer science classes to professional degree students (part-time).

Professional Degree as Software Engineer (Berufslehre Informatiker)

PostFinance (Die Schweizerische Post)

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

August 2002July 2006 (4 years) Bern, Switzerland

Software design and development of web and J2EE solutions in the field of money transaction and internal plug-ins for the Eclipse platform, systematic proceeding in a demanding field, degree with distinction.

Raphael Schaad's Patents

Raphael Schaad's Honors and Awards

  • Best graduation BS, Computer Science

    Bern University of Applied Sciences Engineering and Information Technology
    • January 2011
  • One of the best graduations Federal Professional Baccalaureate Diploma, Technical Option

    Gewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern
    • July 2006

Raphael Schaad's Projects

Raphael Schaad's Skills & Expertise

  1. Cocoa
  2. Objective-C
  3. C
  4. C++
  5. User Interface Design
  6. Performance Improvement
  7. Typography
  8. Image Processing
  9. OpenGL
  10. Object-Oriented Programming
  11. Design Patterns
  12. Unit Testing
  13. Agile Development
  14. Git
  15. Teaching
  16. Public Speaking
  17. iPhone
  18. 3D
  19. Xcode
  20. Java
  21. Interviewing
  22. Start-ups
  23. iPad
  24. iOS
  25. OOP
  26. User Interface
  27. Agile Methodologies
  28. iOS development
  29. Software Design
  30. Software Engineering
  31. Mobile Applications
  32. Python
  33. Software Development

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Raphael Schaad's Languages

  • English

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • German

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Limited working proficiency)

Raphael Schaad's Education

Bern University of Applied Sciences Engineering and Information Technology

Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science


Field of excellence in Computer Perception and Virtual Reality: broad studies of theory, learning specific technologies and applying both in challenging projects.

Gewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern

Federal Professional Baccalaureate Diploma, Technical Option


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