Matthew Andersen


Self motivated programmer with a love for technology, seeking mid to senior level software development position. Formally trained hardware engineer with over ten (10) years of hands-on troubleshooting experience. Uniquely qualified with both the skills required to develop high quality products and experience of working directly with customers to provide solutions to their unique needs and issues.

Work Experience

Senior Programmer, Jacklighter Inc; Orange, CA — 2012 – 2014

Provider of GPS and task management solutions targeting a range of industries
  • Partnered with customers to understand their needs and implement new features.
  • Successfully designed and rebuilt front-end website, back-end software and mobile application.
  • Instituted source code control for all projects using Git repositories hosted on BitBucket.
  • Established project management and issue tracking with Atlassian JIRA.


    aGENDA Mobile — 2014

    Mobile application for task management and tracking of a fleet of drivers
    • Used by companies across the country, enabling their workers to perform critical job functions.
    • Developed simultaneously for both Android and iOS using the Cordova framework.
    • Available now on the App Store and Google Play Store.

    aGENDA Fleet Management — 2013

    A SaS web application, delivering task and route management
    • Responsible for overhaul of a legacy Flash-based system using HTML, JavaScript, & CSS.
    • Backend uses PHP, Apache and a RESTful API based on the Slim Framework.
    • Available at

Genius, Apple Inc; Brea, CA — Sep 2006 – Aug 2012

One of the world's largest consumer electronics manufacturers
  • Explain complex technical concepts to customers in easy to understand terms.
  • Troubleshot and solved issues with iPhones, Macs, and iPods.
  • Developed and facilitated training of new Genius’ and other store roles.
  • Facilitated market-wide training for new employees working on mobile devices.
  • Part of a large team where communication and documentations were keys to success.
  • Apple Desktop and Portable Technician certified.

System Administrator, TMA Farm Net, Inc; Fullerton, CA — Mar 2002 – Jan 2008

Small newsletter advertising company for real estate agents
  • Built and maintained network of twenty Windows workstations.
  • Built and managed Linux-based servers for file sharing, backup, firewall and mail.
  • Processed customer supplied mailing lists in a variety of formats using Perl.

Independent Projects

SlideTop — 2014

Beautiful slideshows on your desktop
  • Responsible for original concept, design, and implementation.
  • Written in Objective-C using Cocoa.
  • Built with the MVC design pattern.
  • Utilizes CoreAnimation for fast, efficient and attractive display.
  • Support for OS X Sandboxing.
  • Available for OS X 10.7 on the Mac App Store now.

SnapDown — 2013

Alternative interface for the SnapChat service
  • Implemented using Twitter's Bootstrap interface framework.
  • Driven by HTML and JavaScript on the front-end, PHP for the back-end.
  • Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) to negotiate between front-end services and the back-end worker.

iScavenge — 2009

Data recovery program for iPhones, iPods and iPads
  • Allows people who have a lost or stolen iPhone to recover contacts, photos and messages from the backup created by iTunes on their computer.
  • Written for Mac OS X 10.6 and above in Objective-C.
  • Cocoa app based on the NSDocument to achieve a MVC design.
  • Technologies used include Grand Central Dispatch, WebKit, and ImageKit.
  • Reads information from SQLite databases and saves into vCard, HTML, and JPEG.
  • Actively developed for over 4 years, supporting new versions iOS and iTunes.
  • Available at


Bachelor of Science - Computer Engineering

California State University of Long Beach, 2009
  • Studies include general purpose and embedded programming, networking, database design, and technical writing.
  • Minor in Computer Science.


Programming Languages

Objective-C, C, C++, Perl, PHP, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, & CSS


MySQL, SQLite3


Apple Certified Mac Technician