Artem Shvadskiy, Developer in Seattle, WA, United States
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Artem Shvadskiy

Verified Expert  in Engineering

VR Game Developer

Seattle, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 16, 2022

Artem has 9+ years of industry experience, working at large companies, such as Amazon, and smaller startups, like Cyanogen. He has engineered products using a comprehensive mobile, back-end web, and game development skillset. Artem has recently worked as a VR game engineer on Horizon Worlds at Meta and specializes in Unity.


Unity, Virtual Reality (VR), Hack, PHP, GraphQL, Oculus, Augmented Reality (AR)
GraphQL, Hack, JavaScript, React, EntSchema
Android, Java, Videos




Preferred Environment

Unity, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), JetBrains Rider, Unity3D

The most amazing...

...product I've developed is an Android app companion for Pokemon Go that mapped the location of nearby Pokemons.

Work Experience

VR Game Developer

2020 - 2022
  • Profiled Horizon Worlds for performance bottlenecks and implemented optimized mesh rendering techniques.
  • Implemented the asset spawning architecture to instantiate and synchronize networked game objects at runtime.
  • Oversaw the back-end system design for managing leaderboards, collaboration tools, and persistent variable systems.
Technologies: Unity, Virtual Reality (VR), Hack, PHP, GraphQL, Oculus, Augmented Reality (AR)

Software Engineer

2017 - 2019
  • Developed a video ranking pipeline for Facebook Gaming that ingested live video data to sort and filter videos by language, view count, and game.
  • Extended the page and video architecture to support new moderation tools for gaming videos.
  • Restructured the identity appeals back end to minimize errors and improve the response times.
Technologies: GraphQL, Hack, JavaScript, React, EntSchema

Android Developer

2016 - 2017
  • Restructured video management Android application with modern MVC design.
  • Implemented performant real-time video watermarking on Android video recording application.
  • Upgraded Android applications to remove deprecated libraries and migrate to modern tools.
Technologies: Android, Java, Videos

Android Software Engineer

2015 - 2016
  • Implemented the remote folder functionality to display non-local applications in the Trebuchet launcher.
  • Built the UI and client-side logic for a custom Android app store.
  • Integrated an app advertisement system into various Android operating systems and launcher surfaces.
Technologies: Android, Java

Software Development Engineer

2013 - 2014
  • Designed and implemented the categorization functionality for the content browser on the Kindle's Amazon Fire Launcher application.
  • Built a new streamlined onboarding experience for the Kindle Fire Launcher application.
  • Coordinated and resolved cross-team efforts to remediate errors on remote configuration deployment.
Technologies: Android, Java

Unity Puzzle Game
A mobile game made in Unity, where players are challenged to clear a set of tiles by selecting a single tile and starting an appropriate chain reaction.

I created the entire game, including gameplay mechanics, graphics, animations, and audio.
2009 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Maryland, College Park - College Park, MD, USA




JetBrains Rider


Oculus, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Android


Hack, GraphQL, C#, PHP, Java, JavaScript




Games, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Networking, EntSchema, Videos, Amazon Fire TV

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