Hi, I’m Max Margolis, an iOS Engineer in San Francisco
My software development career started in college, when I worked summers at a small custom software company writing code for selling and configuring industrial HVAC systems. Then I got heavily into theoretical math for a while, and completed a Ph.D. But in the end, I decided that a career in the “ivory tower” was not for me.
After graduate school, the iPhone happened, and I was fascinated by the possibilities it opened up. I had some ideas for apps and decided to learn Objective-C and Cocoa Touch. I read books, took online courses, and attended a Big Nerd Ranch boot camp. I also learned a ton from the many brilliant people I met at the famous NSCoder meetup in Chicago, where I was living. This foundation propelled me to build two apps on my own, TimePrimes, and ArtNote. Both projects have included responsibility for the entire app development lifecycle.
In 2019 I worked at Topology Eyewear, an innovative startup with a Swift codebase. At Topology, I was part of a cohesive team that built complex software very quickly.
My next project was a second art-focused app called Chiaro. That is still in development while I work on sourcing art for it.
In 2020 and 2021 I worked at Quilt, a very exciting audio-social startup. Our dev team was small, but we punched above our weight by leveraging technologies like SwiftUI and Appollo GraphQL. It was exciting to get to use cutting edge technologies.
Most recently I have been working at brightwheel, a vertical SAAS company for preschools and daycare centers. Reliability is a huge focus because the last thing a preschool teacher needs is a buggy app. We use a combination of automated testing and a detailed QA process to make sure we provide a smooth user experience.