nicholas chen / resume


  • UC Davis, Computer Science, Class of 2022

  • Relevant coursework: Data Structures and Algorithms, Unix and C++, Operating Systems, Programming Languages


  • Proficient: React, Next.js, Typescript, Node/Express, Firebase, Git

  • Comfortable: Web Workers, PostgreSQL, AWS, Firebase

  • Some Exposure: Jest/Enzyme/Puppeteer, Webpack, C++, Python, Java


(see projects page)


Meta (April 2022 - January 2023)

Software Engineer

Worked on System UX at Reality Labs, building the home UI for the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro.

AppLovin (June 2020 - December 2020)

UI Engineering Intern

Researched and architected a Web Worker/Typescript based solution for graph visualizations

  • Used Typescript, Web Workers and the postMessage system to process graph data on a separate thread to avoid blocking UI

  • Worked with Typescript and Webpack to integrate Web Workers into AppLovin’s existing build process

Duet Ride (June 2019 - September 2019)

Software Engineering Intern

Used Javascript to build a ridesharing application for fleet operators

  • Created dashboard that visualized data for clients to review their rides

  • Designed, implemented and tested modular system to convert various formats of healthcare information for hospital rides

UC Plasma Incubator (December 2018 - April 2019)

Team Lead

Prototyped an edtech startup dedicated to making educational resources more accessible.

  • Created responsive frontend with React/Redux/React Router

  • Developed full-featured user authentication system using AWS Cognito

  • Pitched product at competitions