Jeff Compton, iOS Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Jeff Compton

iOS Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since October 20, 2020
Jeff is a seasoned software engineer with expertise in iOS and back-end development. He has more than five years of industry experience working for startups in San Francisco. Jeff is known for being hardworking and reliable and possesses a great track record of delivering projects on time. Jeff is comfortable with the entire app development lifecycle and has first-hand experience building iOS apps from scratch (one of his apps is currently in the App Store).
Jeff is now available for hire




San Francisco, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

IntelliJ, Slack, Xcode

The most amazing... project I've written lets iOS developers across my company save hours of time every time they needed to support a new universal link type.


  • Lead iOS Engineer

    2020 - 2020
    • Responsible for the technical direction of iOS development at Formation.
    • Provided mentorship and technical guidance to junior engineers.
    • Collaborated with the founder and project manager on strategic planning.
    Technologies: iOS
  • Lead iOS Engineer

    2016 - 2019
    • Onboarded and supervised three junior engineers, one senior engineer, and one engineering intern.
    • Supervised a team of six engineers to rewrite Nextdoor's real estate section as well as spearheading and managing all phases of the project starting from the initial project proposal.
    • Led the cross-functional efforts to support multi-language switching, launch a PR campaign, and introduce a delete conversation option within private messaging.
    • Rebuilt and modularized tracking support to greatly improve developer productivity and accuracy of core metrics used to inform product decisions across the company.
    • Led the efforts on iOS to introduce multiple new post flows and introduced photo and video support for multiple post types.
    • Assisted engineers across the company (primarily from Web/Django backgrounds) in implementing iOS features on a tight deadline.
    • Drove quarterly agendas and sought input from developers to understand the largest pain points they face.
    • Gave monthly presentations to an audience of approximately 15 engineers.
    • Helped combat racial profiling by rebuilding the crime and safety post-flow on a tight deadline.
    • Led the efforts on iOS to support sharing on multiple post types.
    Technologies: iOS
  • iOS Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    • Implemented the native calendar interface and back-end changes to allow owners to manage their car's availability (
    • Designed the automated testing infrastructure and improved test reliability.
    • Implemented the make filter to let users filter cars by make.
    Technologies: iOS


  • Concentration Cat

    A Swift app that lets users play a concentration game that's based on their photos. Setup is easy. Just launch it, choose your photos, and go!

    You can tap "All photos" or any of your albums to let the app choose photos for you automatically, or use a long press to choose exactly the photos you want.

  • Corridor

    A Swift library to support universal links. It allows engineers to spend less time writing custom URL matching and parsing logic. It introduces a syntax to define any URL format using a single string, which results in a 90% reduction in code required to implement universal links at Nextdoor.


  • Languages

    Swift, Objective-C
  • Frameworks

    iOS SDK, Django
  • Tools

    Xcode, Slack, IntelliJ
  • Paradigms

    Mobile Development, Agile Software Development
  • Other

    Software Architecture
  • Storage

    Database Management
  • Platforms



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2011 - 2015
    Brown University - Providence, RI

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