Brandon Lau

Co-Founder at Buzzr

Vancouver, CA

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Self-driven mobile engineer who takes pride in building performant, scalable, and elegant mobile applications. Well-versed in all stages of the application development cycle, with experience in single-handedly taking applications from wireframes to being featured in the App Store. Fluent in both iOS/Swift and Android/Kotlin.

Work experience

Apr 2021 - Present

Co-Founder

Groceries in a flash. Fresh produce and household essentials delivered to your doorstep in 15 minutes or less. Currently serving Yaletown, Crosstown, and Chinatown and looking to expand rapidly in the coming months.

Feb 2020 - Present

Mobile Software Consultant

Mar 2019 - Feb 2020

Senior Mobile Engineer

Contributed to the architecting and development of the Dapper Android application: a multi-signature cryptocurrency wallet with built-in dApp browsing capability. Joined the company with no prior Android experience but became productive in Kotlin and Android development within a month of starting, in-time for project kickoff. Leveraged prior experience with MVVM and functional-reactive programming in designing the app architecture, while also adopting Android best practices such as Clean Architecture and Repository pattern, in order to promote separation of concerns and testability. Integrated modern Android Jetpack SDKs such as Navigation, Room, and ViewModel. As the only iOS engineer in the company, single-handedly developed OAuth and wallet management iOS SDKs for Dapper’s ecosystem of applications to consume, thus accelerating app development time while reducing complexity.

Sep 2017 - Jan 2019

Lead Software Engineer

Responsible for leading the development of the Ben iOS application: a YCombinator-backed cryptocurrency chatbot that aims to lower the barrier to entry for investors looking to get involved in the cryptocurrency space.

Feb 2014 - Nov 2016

Intermediate Software Engineer

Building out Hootsuite's publishing platform in a full-stack capacity. iOS: Implemented the Instagram publishing flow, which leverages Hootsuite's content scheduling functionality to allow users to also schedule posts to Instagram. Built the image upload preview feature, providing users with a preview of the images that will be published with their post. Scala: Built a brand-new data service as part of Hootsuite's move to a service-oriented architecture. Provides CRUD functionality for scheduled messages - an integral part of Hootsuite's infrastructure.

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Jun 2013 - Feb 2014

Hootsuite

Junior Software Engineer

Web: Extensive work in PHP to deliver value for Hootsuite's customers, in the form of improved stability and new features. DevOps: Automated the configuration and deployment of over 80% of Hootsuite's infrastructure through the use of Ansible.

Education

2008 - 2013

The University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Engineering

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