Mike McNorton
San Jose, CA


  • Passionate about secure development, user experience and creative solutions
  • Development experience with Objective-C, PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular
  • Experienced and confident taking leadership positions and driving projects


Bachelor of Computer Science, Honours Computer Science, Co-op Program
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Sep 2008 - Aug 2013

Work Experience

Software Engineer, FameBit - Acquired by Google October 2016
Kitchener, ON. Apr 2015 – Present
  • Overhauled the email and notification system using Amazon SQS and SNS
  • Implemented push notifications both server side and on client using Amazon SNS
  • Integrated multiple social channels into the FameBit platform
  • Implemented major features of iOS app, maintaining a high code standard
  • Unit test coverage across Web and iOS platforms
  • Full stack web development with Angular and PHP
Software Developer, Desire2Learn Inc.
Kitchener, ON. Aug 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Overhauled web project written in AngularJS, LESS, JQuery, and HTML5
  • Ground up re-write of in market iOS app significantly improving performance and usability
  • Completed significant refactoring of legacy products, releasing new functionality
  • Managed continuous integration build and unit tests of iOS apps
  • Mentored and evaluated co-op student new to iOS development
  • Independently took charge of prioritization and triage of backlog
Software Developer, Desire2Learn Inc.
Kitchener, ON. Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
  • Overhauled book management tool and public API while supporting previous versions
  • Agile MVC development using C#, SQL, SVN, and Mercurial
Developer, PumpUp Inc. (startup)
Kitchener, ON. Aug 2012 – Nov 2012
  • Worked independently to develop new features in preparation of a public beta release
  • Agile development using Parse, Javascript, HTML5, Backbone, CSS3, PhoneGap and Git
Software Engineer, Sandvine
Waterloo, ON. May 2012 – Sep 2012
  • Built user interface for Network Analytics product using Adobe Flex and MicroStrategy
  • Led investigation and prototyped solutions for mapping integration with Network Analytics