Hello there! I'm Grant Timmerman, a software engineer and open source enthusiast. I love building delightful developer experiences.
Where I've worked
Observable - Software Engineer
Google - Software Engineer, Google Cloud, Serverless
Builds the core runtimes for Google Cloud's serverless computing platform.
Builds serverless runtimes for Google Cloud, App Engine and Cloud Functions.
Creates new features for the Function Frameworks.
Google - Developer Programs Engineer, Google Cloud, Serverless
Builds developer products for Google Cloud's serverless computing platform.
Leads and builds Google Cloud Functions computing strategy though the Functions Framework. Built 7 open source function runtimes in collaboration with language experts: git.io/gcfff
Built Eventarc devX: Google CloudEvents repos generated client libraries and samples.
Built Cloud Workflows devX: IDE autocompletion, API client libraries, and samples.
International speaker for Google Cloud. Spoke at over 30 developer events in 12 countries (USA/CAN/LatAm/Europe/SEA). Audiences between 20 and 500 developers.
Google - Developer Programs Engineer, Google Workspace (G Suite)
Designed and build G Suite's open source developer presence.
Designed, built, launched the Apps Script CLI, google/clasp. Sees 25k+ req/day. Used by thousands of devs building add-ons.
Created GitHub org, googleworkspace. Built API samples for Sheets, Slides, Drive, and other products.
Sift Science - Software Engineer
Built a variety of features supporting Sift Science’s fraud APIs and web console. Features include workflows, enhanced payment and social profile data, mixpanel tracking.
Google - Software Engineer Intern
Designed and developed an Android device validator that dramatically reduces the number of failed app submission for Android Auto, TV, and Wear. The validator detects common app issues during develop time in Android Studio and submission time in the Play Store by 40%. git.io/Je2NQ
Sift Science - Software Engineer Intern
Built historical Sift scores visualization, feature gating/pricing changes backend and frontend, and redesigned user details page for Sift Science's console.
LinkedIn - Software Engineer Intern
Built the server-side infrastructure for internationalizing skills on LinkedIn, allowing recruiters to search for skilled professionals around the world independent of their language. The skills feature affects over 60 million page views per month and 320+ million members.
Facebook - Open Academy - Socket.IO
Hand-picked to contribute to Facebook’s open-sourced projects as a part of Facebook’s Open Academy Program. Created Socket.IO's official example app Socket.IO Chat . This example is used to teach newcomers how to use Socket.IO from scratch.
Designed and implemented two flagship features for Tableau’s big data visualization software.
Fully built transparent objects (e.g. legends, images, text regions) for Tableau’s web visualization engine. Feature shipped and was demoed live in front of 3,000 customers at Tableau’s Customer Conference 2013. Also codeveloped support for high dpi vizes.
Nor1 - Software Engineer Intern
Built comprehensive web applications doing both front-end and back-end development:
Created a spreadsheet-like web application that allows hotel property managers to input current hotel inventory into Nor1’s analytical engine.
Built a live data feed web application that processed data from database records and presented the interpreted data in a user-friendly, easy-to-read live feed of real-time data.