••• camazotz limited

Mark Smith

mark@camazotz.com  |  github  |  linkedin

Accomplished software engineer with an exceptional track record helping startups and small companies deliver successful consumer and business applications. Focus on system architecture and rich UI/UX design and implementation. Demonstrated talent for working directly with users and customers.

Architect / Engineer @ EachScape (New York)

2009 — 2013   |   Objective-C  Cocoa  CoffeeScript  JavaScript  iOS  OS X  iPhone  iPad  Ruby  Rails

First employee hired to build EachScape, a web-based system for producing sophisticated cross-platform mobile applications without programming.

Designed and built the flagship iOS client and assisted with implementation of the Rails-based server.

Ported the core client framework to JavaScript/HTML5.

Clients include E! Entertainment Television, Nivea, Nine West, and many others.

EachScape raised funding from GrandBanks Capital, Contour Venture Partners, and NYC Seed in 2012.

Software Engineer @ Skydeck / Mr Number (New York)

2007 — 2008   |   OCaml  Java  GWT  JavaScript  Linux

Skydeck was a secure online service that managed cell phone records and address books to extract a user's true social network.

Developed features for the initial beta release and subsequent public release, including address book import and synchronization.

Mr Number was acquired by White Pages in 2013.

Architect / Engineer @ Jambo Networks (New York)

2004 — 2007   |   C#  802.11  NDIS  Jabber  Java  SQL  Linux  .NET

First employee hired to build Jambo, an innovative social networking application, using wireless local area network presence to introduce users who share common interests.

Designed and implemented the end-to-end Jambo system, including the web site, database, match processor, synchronization server, Windows and Pocket PC client applications.

Initial working prototype completed in five weeks.

Jambo was launched at DEMO@15, covered in a series of articles in Forbes.

Jambo was slightly but tragically ahead of its time and went on permanent hiatus in 2007.

Software Engineer @ Vindigo (New York)

1999 — 2002   |   C++  Java  SQL  Palm OS  Pocket PC  Win32  OS X

Second engineering hire at one of the first location-based mobile services companies. Vindigo was the leader in its market, receiving rave reviews on a wide range of platforms.

Assumed responsibility for all Palm client development leading to public launch, including user interface design.

Led object-oriented redesign/rewrite from C to C++.

Designed and implemented networking API, hybrid online/offline resource architecture for wireless clients, GPS support.

Implemented desktop synchronization applications for Windows and OS X clients.

2003 — 2004   |   C++  Java  SQL  BREW  J2ME  Linux

Researched and implemented novel techniques for compressing J2ME applications using Java bytecode transformation. The release version typically achieved a 20% size reduction on obfuscated code.

Design and implementation of J2ME/BREW consumer applications.

Vindigo was acquired by For-side in 2004.

Architect / Engineer @ LiveNote (London / New York)

1993 — 1999   |   C++  Java  MFC  WFC  Win32  Win16

Formed limited company to provide consulting services.

Retained to build LiveNote, a Windows application providing real-time access to testimony in trials. LiveNote and related products now comprise a full suite of tools, including sophisticated full-text search and retrieval, document markup, synchronized text and video, and secure access to testimony in real-time over the Internet.

The Internet server scaled to hundreds of simultaneous sources fed to thousands of clients using a custom UDP protocol that supported access control, encryption, graceful degradation, failure recovery and resynchronization.

Solely responsible for all aspects of the design and implementation of LiveNote and related applications, from concept through deployment.

LiveNote is the leading product in its market, used by customers worldwide, including courts in the US and UK, government inquiries in the UK and Hong Kong, and the majority of top law firms in the US.

LiveNote was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2006.

Research Scientist @ Canon Research Europe (Guildford, UK)

1990 — 1991   |   C++  PostScript  NeWS  Solaris  SunOS  Win16

Member of a 3-person research team building VPL, a visual programming language for image processing. VPL was a distributed, interactive system allowing users to perform sophisticated tasks without programming.

Designed and implemented the user interface, including a graphical workspace for assembling programs and related tools for viewing and manipulating images.

Presented a technical paper on VPL at Visual Languages '91 Conference, Kobe, Japan.

1992 — 1993   |   C++  Solaris  SunOS  Win16

Founding member of a new division formed to exploit research into 3D graphics software (later spun off into Criterion Software Limited, vendors of RenderWare).

Responsible for specification of the API, integration into window systems, development and support issues.

Produced demonstration software for internal and external marketing.

Criterion was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2006.

Bachelor of Mathematics @ University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada)

Computer Science and Pure Mathematics core with strong Humanities/Arts background.

Co-operative program alternated academic and work terms, providing two years of industry experience.

Miscellaneous

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Extensive experience working directly with clients, suppliers, and partners at all levels of technical expertise.

Familiar with OS X, iOS, Windows, and various Unix environments.

Hold Canadian and British (EU) passports, US Green Card.

Professional references available upon request.