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Kazutaka Homma


Previous positions

  • Student Developer – Google Summer of Code at Google
  • Software Engineer / Founder at NowWhat


University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Engineering




– 3 years of application development experience focusing on iOS native app development. – Well versed in Object Oriented Design, MVC, Redux and MVVM design patterns as well as Protocol Oriented Programming concepts. – Solid understanding of ARC and Memory management principles, iOS networking concepts, offline data management, Mobile Device Management concepts, and iOS Human Interface guidelines. – Experience in Agile development. – Collaborate effectively in problem solving, code reviewing and pair programming with peers. – Self starter and quick learner with ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment to produce high-quality products. Looking for a full-time iOS Engineer role I can do OPT for 3 years. After that, I’ll need visa sponsorship.


  • Software Engineer – iOS

    Mercari, Inc.

    October 2019 – PresentMinato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

  • Software Engineer Intern – iOS

    Mercari, Inc.

    July 2019 – Present(3 months)Tokyo

  • iOS App Developer


    February 2019 – Present(8 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Student Developer – Google Summer of Code


    March 2018 – May 2018(2 months)

    – Worked on swift programming language compiler – Participated through the first evalution period

  • Software Engineer / Founder


    November 2017 – March 2018(4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    – Design and Implemented UI, API connection, Model class for chat feature on MVC architecture. – Created development schedule collaboratively by prioritizing each app feature and construct a milestone

  • iOS App Developer

    teamLab / チームラボ

    July 2017 – September 2017(2 months)Tokyo, Japan

    – Developed and implemented a promotional iOS app for a major restaurant chain using Swift, and reactive programming framework. – The app achieved more than 5 million downloads – Promoted to a core member of the team and continued working on the iOS project in the previous internship. – Inspected code through code review on Github for portability and consistency of the code.

  • iOS App Developer Intern

    teamLab / チームラボ

    June 2017 – July 2017(1 month)Tokyo, Japan

    – Developed core future based on Redux architecture with ReSwift. – Implemented UI and API connection using Reactive Programming with RxSwift. – Built main functionality for a promotional app of a major restaurant company.

  • Software Engineer Internship

    株式会社 アクア

    June 2016 – August 2016(2 months)Tokyo, Japan

    – Implemented an admin panel of their blog service with Django. – Built a prototype version of a product catalog app that is used at retail store of major cosmetic corporation for design and UI check purpose on iPad.


  • University of California, San Diego

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Engineering

    2016 – 2019

  • Udacity

    Nano Degree, Self-driving Car Engineer

    2018 – 2019

  • Berkeley City College

    General Education, Computer Science

    2013 – 2016

    Activities and Societies

    International Student Association Business Advertisement Club


  • Japanese

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Git
  • Python
  • Objective-C
  • Django
  • C++
  • Bash
  • Java
  • Swift


  • edX Verified Certificate for Artificial Intelligence

    edX, License 312497fe24de4b92994541b4cf4ae37e

    May 2015

  • iOS for CS major

    CodePath, License

    January 2019 – June 2019


University of California, San Diego

  • Basic Data Structures and Object-Oriented Design (CSE 12)
  • Software Tools and Techniques Laboratory(CSE 15L)

Berkeley City College

  • Object Oriented Programming Using C++(CIS 25)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms(CIS 27)
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs(CIS 61)
  • Java Programming Language I(CIS 36A)

Honors & Awards

  • WIC Beginner’s Programming Competition Top 5

    Women in Computing

    March 2017 More than 100 participants

  • Provost’s Honors

    University of California, San Diego

    December 2017

    Students may earn Provost’s Honors each quarter. Eligibility is determined by enrolling in a minimum of 12 graded units per quarter and earning a minimum 3.5 UCSD GPA.


  • Business Advertisement Club

    Vice President of Technology

    August 2014 – June 2015

    Business Advertisement Club at Berkeley City College

  • Inertnational Student Association


    January 2015 – June 2016

    Inertnational Student Association at Berkeley City College

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Kazutaka cares about:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology