Jinny Kim

Aspiring Renaissance Woman

Work Experience

Spotify AB

Senior Software Engineer

2020 - Present
Stockholm, Sweden

Works with teams responsible for core features in the main Spotify mobile apps (e.g. Home, Now Playing View, Playlists).
Works on establishing and growing internal communities dedicated to marginalised populations.
Consults with teams on establishing best practices around testing, quality, and team culture.
Gives internal talks for incoming engineers on having a good quality mindset and how to use internal tools.
Mentors and coaches colleagues on core and technical skills (e.g. interviewing, goal-setting, building connections).
Writes technical documentation around many diverse topics (e.g. tools, relocation, neurodiversity, culture, etc.)
Creates opportunities for colleagues to discuss special topics or interests (e.g. cooking, arts and crafts, gardening).
Runs workshops on internal technical tools and collaborating with technical teams for less technical colleagues.

Spotify USA Inc.

Software Engineer

2017 - 2019
New York, NY, USA

Provided guidance and established practices to improve code quality and make teams more efficient.
Worked on projects involving major design updates, adding new languages, and user conversion.
Won two annual company-wide hack weeks (2017, 2018).

Kik Interactive Inc.

QA Analyst III

2016 - 2017
Waterloo, ON, Canada

Managed and monitored Android and iOS releases used by hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
Ran meetings with engineering, product, and support teams for product vision and process.
Screened and interviewed co-op and full-time candidates.
Managed and mentored co-op students, and revamped co-op and full-time onboarding procedures.
Tracked incoming bugs and code changes to identify quality issues and trends.

Kik Interactive Inc.

Release & QA Engineer

2015 - 2016
Waterloo, ON, Canada

Developed and improved the Android and iOS app submission & release processes.
Updated, consolidated, and maintained documentation for QA and engineering teams.
Built dashboards to track and communicate mobile feature status and progress to the company.
Worked closely with product and engineering managers to move features through QA and release.



Facebook Global Hackathon Finals 2012 Winner

Fall 2012

Built a speech-to-text, natural language app for iOS 6 to improve the existing Facebook search.


Waterloo Facebook Hackathon 2012 Winner

Winter 2012

Built the winning app that tested users' knowledge of their friends.


University of Waterloo


Honours Bachelor of Mathematics in Combinatorics & Optimization and Pure Mathematics (co-op)
Velocity residence resident, 2012 & 2014.

Udacity: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Fall 2011

Participated in the inaugural offering of Stanford's online Artificial Intelligence class.
Final mark: 91.6%, Final exam: 100%

Awards & Certifications

TD Bank Group Scholarship   •   Dr. Paul D. Steinhauer Scholarship   •   Engineering Society 'A' President's Award
The Dominion Scholarship   •   Government of Canada Physical and Security Clearance   •   Time Person of the Year (2006)


Mental Health & Neurodiversity    •    Food    •    Languages    •    Gardening    •    Travel