Alf Orion Watt
San Francisco, CA

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Hands-on practitioner in every part of the software engineering cycle - engineer at startups then Apple, team lead at venture-funded startups, product manager - with pride in high quality and timely delivery. Architected, coded and launched several apps for iOS and macOS and on the Apple App Store. Deep expertise in Wireless Networking and User Experience.
Senior Mobile and Networking Developer
iStumbler Labs, San Francisco
April 2014 - Present
iStumbler Labs designs, produces and publishes software, offering complete product design and development services as well as a suite of our own products.
Implemented the Voyance Client Agent for Nyansa Inc. which adds the client view of network performance to their Voyance Network information system.
Made sharing a Wi-Fi network super easy with, and the SmartJoin app for iOS and tvOS.
Brought Oscium's WiPry 5x W-Fi Spectrum Analyzer to macOS with iStumbler Release 102.
Published which find your local Wi-Fi routers web interface, ass well as local web servers in just seconds.
Provided iOS Connectivity Engineering at Automatic Labs to support a custom in vehicle ODB-II/CAN adapter.
Helped Eva Automation (now Bowers & Wilkins) define their Wi-Fi Strategy.
Interim CTO for HelloBit, a fin-tech company focused on providing peer-to-peer financial services, managed online infrastructure along with development and design of the HelloBit app for Android.
Launched iStumbler as a commercial product, with an integrated store and more than 100 other new features and enhancements.
Published a number of OpenSource frameworks and tools.
Manager, Mobile Applications
Ruckus Wireless Inc., Sunnyvale
September 2012 - April 2014
Ruckus Wireless builds high performance Wi-Fi Access Points and management tools.
Grew the Ruckus Mobile Applications suite from a set of small demonstration apps into a cross platform enterprise wireless management toolset.
Evaluated contract service providers, negotiated contracts for both individual contributors and multi-year high value development service providers. Recruited, managed and developed technical staff.
Delivered ZoneDiretor Remote Control, an industry leading Mobile app for monitoring & managing the Ruckus ZoneDirector Controller, on tight schedules alongside controller updates.
Designed and managed implementation of the Ruckus SmartWay Bonjour Gateway, which is integrated into the ZoneDirector Controller.
Worked with newly acquired company to implement their Indoor Location calibration system in a mobile app: SPoT.
Managed development of a rapid Wi-Fi provisioning tool, Ruckus SWIPE which integrates into the Ruckus Carrier and Cloud management systems.
Wi-Fi Software Engineer
Apple Inc., Cupertino
April 2007 - July 2012
Apple Inc. launched the Wi-Fi Revolution with the iBook and AirPort Base Station.
Responsible for Wi-Fi User Experience on OS X from Snow Leopard (10.6) through Mountain Lion (10.8).
Worked closely with outside teams: Wireless Hardware Engineering, Apple Care Support, CoreOS Networking & Mac Applications.
Managed multiple projects: Wi-Fi Diagnostics, Network Utility & several internal frameworks.
Mac OS Development Lead, San Francisco
October 2006 - March 2007 provided a rich social network and media web site.
Proposed and developed a desktop media player which provided a full screen, remote driven, presentation of imeem content selected for the user.
Lead a small team to maintain a hybrid Cocoa/C# messaging and social networking client.
Skills [years]
Wi-Fi [10+], Bluetooth [10+] & RF Measurement[10+]; Bonjour Service Discovery [10+]; TCP/IP & Networking [10+]; Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers and Digital Assets [4]; OS X, BSD, Linux & c.[10+]; User Interface & Usability Design [10+]; Object Oriented Analysis & Design [10+]; Threading, Concurrency and Performance & Tuning [10+]; XML, CSS, HTML & HTTP [10+]; Tech Writing, Specifications & Design Patterns [10+]; Swift, Objective-C & Cocoa [10+]; C, C++, Java [10+]; Perl, Python, JavaScript, Shell etc. [10+]; Embedded Development [5]; Team building and leadership [5]