Software Engineer at Flipboard Inc.
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Computer Software
Raphael Schaad's Overview
- Software Engineer at Flipboard Inc.
- Software Engineer at Information Architects Tokyo
- Software Engineer, Founder at illuBits
- Teacher at Gewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern
- Professional Degree as Software Engineer (Berufslehre Informatiker) at PostFinance (Die Schweizerische Post)
- Bern University of Applied Sciences Engineering and Information Technology
- Gewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern
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.
Team player, ENG, GER and FRE.
Constantly motivating, learning, rethinking.
Raphael Schaad's Experience
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry
April 2011 – Present (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.
Information Architects Tokyo
December 2009 – December 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 2009 – December 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).
Professional Degree as Software Engineer (Berufslehre Informatiker)
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry
August 2002 – July 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 ScienceBern University of Applied Sciences Engineering and Information Technology
- January 2011
One of the best graduations Federal Professional Baccalaureate Diploma, Technical OptionGewerblich-Industrielle Berufsschule Bern
- July 2006
Raphael Schaad's Projects
Team Members: Raphael Schaad, Craig Mod, Marcos Weskamp, Johan Prag, Didier Hilhorst, Evan Doll, , Troy Brant, Charles Ying
- January 2011 to December 2011
Flipboard ... for iPhone.
- December 2009 to December 2010
Writer ... for iPad.
- March 2012 to Present
Second Generation Flipboard "Create Your Own Magazine"
Raphael Schaad's Skills & Expertise
- User Interface Design
- Performance Improvement
- Image Processing
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Design Patterns
- Unit Testing
- Agile Development
- Public Speaking
- User Interface
- Agile Methodologies
- iOS development
- Software Design
- Software Engineering
- Mobile Applications
- Software Development
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
2007 – 2011
Field of excellence in Computer Perception and Virtual Reality: broad studies of theory, learning specific technologies and applying both in challenging projects.
Federal Professional Baccalaureate Diploma, Technical Option
2002 – 2006
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