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Nick McCollum


Previous positions

  • Senior Application Engineer at Cue Health Inc.
  • Senior Software Engineer at Seamgen


University of California, San Diego, Master of Arts (M.A.), Ethnomusicology, Systems Theory




  • iOS Developer


    November 2011 – Present(7 years 11 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Independent iOS app/game developer, responsible for all stages of projects: concept, data-structures, programming, graphic design, animation, sound, level design (games), copywriting, administration (iTunes Connect)

  • Senior Application Engineer

    Cue Health Inc.

    January 2019 – August 2019(7 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Senior Software Engineer


    May 2013 – January 2019(5 years 8 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Mobile Software Developer

    Flowh, Inc.

    May 2013 – January 2014(8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    I’m building the Flowh iOS app as well as a standalone iOS SDK to enable other apps to connect to the Flowh API.

  • Information Systems Programmer

    GTR Global Meetings and Technology, Inc

    July 2012 – May 2013(10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    I was the company’s sole mobile developer, responsible for building and maintaining a suite of iOS apps (iPhone and iPad), as well as maintaining Android apps. I also assisted with the architecture and development of their MySQL database and REST API, built in CodeIgniter PHP, with which the apps communicate.

  • Freelance Web developer, copyeditor, graphic designer


    January 2010 – June 2012(2 years 5 months)Greater San Diego Area

    I designed and built dynamic websites using object-oriented PHP along with XHTML, CSS3, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON.

  • Teaching Assistant

    UC San Diego

    September 2009 – December 2011(2 years 3 months)La Jolla, CA

    • Led discussion sections for classes of 35-40 undergraduate students • Wrote and edited quizzes and exams • Graded homework, tests, papers, and creative projects • Instituted and managed class Twitter accounts for further discussion outside of the classroom • Received near unanimous positive reviews every quarter • Received “best new teaching assistant” award after my first year

  • Intern

    Packer Engineering

    June 2005 – August 2009(4 years 2 months)Naperville, IL

    • Edited engineering reports & technical documents • Summarized depositions for professional engineer review • Translated & designed company business cards in Arabic • Designed & performed quality-control tests for handguns


  • University of California, San Diego

    Master of Arts (M.A.), Ethnomusicology, Systems Theory

    2009 – 2011

  • University of Notre Dame

    B.A., Economics, Music Theory

    2005 – 2009

    Activities and Societies

    • Notre Dame Student Senate • Academic Affairs Committee • Community Relations Committee • Financial Management Board • Residence Hall Event Coordinator • Liturgical Music Commissioner • Swing Dance Club vice president, curriculum coordinator, instructor, DJ, performer • DJ for jazz and indie music shows on 88.9 WSND-FM


  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Professional working proficiency

  • Arabic

    Limited working proficiency

  • French

    Elementary proficiency


  • Frixion

    April 2012 – May 2012

    Frixion is a frictionless block-sliding puzzle game that’s sure to provide hours of fun and frustration. The object of the game is to cover each of the goals with a block; the catch is that the blocks don’t stop until they hit something, and each type of block behaves a bit differently. To play, simply slide the blocks with your finger. Give it a try. You’ll find that the hardest part about Frixion is putting it down!

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • OmniMaze

    March 2012 – April 2012

    OmniMaze is a six-dimensional maze game that will challenge your spatial reasoning, object mapping, and image rotation abilities in addition to your memory and concentration. The premise is simple: navigate from start to finish. What makes OmniMaze difficult is that you can only see one cell of the maze at a time. To navigate three-dimensional space, you’ll swipe to move up, down, left, and right and tap to move vertically. To traverse the additional three, you’ll rotate and shake your device. Once you find the finish, try to do so again in fewer moves.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • Frixion Plus for iPad

    May 2012 – May 2012

    The popular iPhone game is now three times larger (and three times as frustrating)!

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • ScanPass

    September 2012 – June 2013

    ScanPass is an attendance tracking system for iPad, which uses the built-in camera (or optional bluetooth scanners) to scan barcodes on attendee name badges. It provides real-time attendee data for sessions at conferences and trade shows, and it can be managed remotely from a Web interface, including activating for an event, changing sessions, locking/unlocking, and adjusting device settings. It has multiple scanning modes (such as simple tracking or access control), as well as a variety of show-specific configuration options.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • JOT Sessions

    November 2012 – June 2013

    JOT Sessions is an app that conference attendees can use to manage their agendas at events. It has an extensive filtering system, allowing attendees to filter sessions by speaker, room, and name, as well as sort them by category, time, and room. In addition, they can bookmark sessions that they wish to attend, set reminders, take notes, and export their personalized agendas. It also has numerous configuration options, such as custom colors and gradients to match show branding, and features that may be enabled and disabled based on show management’s preferences.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • JOT Leads

    July 2012 – June 2013

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • JOT Scanner

    August 2012

    In-house multi-purpose barcode-scanning app for iOS that can be configured for a variety of uses, such as taking inventory of devices and checking attendee records.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • SeaWorld Discovery Guide

    September 2013 – December 2014

    Cross-platform mobile app built using Xamarin. I have been responsible for the iOS UI as well as shared model-layer code.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • Busch Gardens Discovery Guide

    September 2013 – December 2014

    Cross-platform mobile app built using Xamarin. I have been responsible for the iOS UI as well as shared model-layer code.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • Sesame Place Discovery Guide

    September 2013 – December 2014

    Cross-platform mobile app built using Xamarin. I have been responsible for the iOS UI as well as shared model-layer code.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum
  • San Diego Zoo – Travel Guide

    May 2018 – September 2018

    I created and maintained a GIS database of POIs and walking path destinations. I also created a tool (using React) for editing geographical walking-path nodes, as well as a a cross-platform framework (using Golang) to perform step-by-step navigation to exhibits within the zoo. I built the app itself using Swift.

    Team Members (1):
    • Nick McCollum

Skills & Expertise

  • Music Theory
  • Laravel
  • iPhone Application Development
  • Premiere Pro
  • Git
  • Graphic Design
  • iPad
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • JavaScript
  • HTTP
  • Melodyne
  • XML
  • Video Editing
  • Illustrator
  • OOP
  • Cassandra
  • React.js
  • C#
  • iPhone
  • APIs
  • Ableton Live
  • Objective-C
  • Web Development
  • After Effects
  • jQuery
  • iOS Development
  • Golang
  • Photoshop
  • Cocoa Touch
  • PHP
  • Copy Editing
  • Game Development
  • .NET
  • Facebook API
  • Relational Databases
  • MySQL
  • Application Architecture
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Go (Programming Language)
  • Programming
  • Cocos2d
  • Core Data
  • Xcode
  • iOS
  • Audio Editing
  • Swift

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Nick cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Youth Fitness