Resume of Kyle Olson

Hello! My name is Kyle, and I’m a creative web professional living in San Francisco, California.

Professional Experience

Apple

Head of Infrastructure; iTunes UI Engineering, July 2015 — Present

  • Designed and implemented workflows for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Architected extensible build system that promoted code quality through review and automated testing
  • Integrated tools and workflows across multiple engineering teams, supporting over a dozen apps
  • Directed and supervised contracted resources working on critical web projects
  • Helped develop tools to assess candidate’s depth of technical experience and problem-solving approaches

Engineering Architect; Marcom Interactive, January 2011 — July 2015

  • Mentored teams of exceptional, design-oriented engineers
  • Anticipated the trajectory of creative direction across projects; architected frameworks enabling our teams to achieve these creative concepts
  • Project lead for product launch sites; balanced engineers’ workloads, established project timelines, responsible for the end-product
  • Represented engineering in executive reviews; presented prototypes and advised on technical feasibility
  • Conceptualized and prototyped interactions and animations

Level Studios

Senior User Interface Developer, June 2008 — January 2011

  • Created product marketing sites for Apple
  • Coded marketing and social sites for HP, RIM, and ESPN

Skills

  • Technical leadership, shepherding projects and growing engineers
  • Communicating technical issues to non-technical people
  • Writing code that is flexible, robust, and future-proof
  • Finessing interactions and animations
  • Pragmatic, creative problem-solving

Education

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communication
  • Concentration in Design Reproduction Technology
  • Magna Cum Laude