MICHAEL ANTHONY SOARES

Summary of Qualifications

Work Experience

Oct 2014 - Present

Lead Software Engineer

Postmates Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA
Jun 2012 - Oct 2014

Principal Software Engineer
Engineering Lead on With Friends Tech (Apr 2014 - Oct 2014)
Engineering Lead on Words With Friends iOS (Sep 2013 - Feb 2014)

Zynga Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA
Sep - Dec 2011

Software Engineer Intern - Words With Friends

Zynga Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA
Sep - Dec 2010

PHP Web Developer Intern

QuinStreet, Inc., Foster City, CA, USA
Jan - Apr 2010

Internet Application Developer

Canfone.com Inc., Montreal, QC, Canada
May - Aug 2009

Technical Analyst - Developer

The CUMIS Group Limited, Burlington, ON, Canada
Jan - Apr 2008
Sep - Dec 2008

Junior Technologist

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Toronto, ON, Canada
Aug 2006
Jun - Aug 2007

Student IT Assistant

Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada
July 2004 - Aug 2007

Private Computer Consultant

Self-Employed, Montreal, QC, Canada

Education

Jun 2012

Bachelor of Applied Science
Honours Computer Engineering - Co-operative Program

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Sep 2006 - May 2007

Pre-University Programme Certificate of Graduation (with High Honours)

Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada
Sep 2003 - Jun 2006

High School Certificate of Graduation (with Honours)

Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada

Related Projects - see soarescode.com for more

Awards and Scholarships

Aug 2014

I am Giant Award

Zynga, San Francisco, CA, USA
Jan 2013

Rockstar Award

Zynga, San Francisco, CA, USA
2012

Invisible Man Award

Imprint Publications, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Mar 2012

Paul & Paula Plummer Award

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Dec 2009

President's Award

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Sep 2007

President's Scholarship

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Jun 2006

Excellence in English and French

Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada
Feb 2005

Scholarship to Study Abroad

Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada
Jun 2001 - 2004

Computer Award

Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada

Activities & Volunteer Experience

Sep 2003 - Present

Forum Moderator

Microsoft Software Forum Network, MSFN.org
May 2012 - Apr 2013

Staff Liaison

Imprint Publications - Board of Directors, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2011 - Apr 2012

Co-Chair

2012 Graduation Committee - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2011 - Apr 2012

2012 Year Spirit Director

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2008 - Apr 2012

Class and Academic Representative

2012 Computer Engineering - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2011 - Aug 2011

TalEng Talent Show Director

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2011 - Aug 2011

P**5 Director

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Genius Bowl Trivia Director

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Jul 2011

Canada Day Volunteer

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

POETS Pub Manager

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2009 - Apr 2011

Webmaster

Engineering Society - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
May 2009 - Sep 2010

Webmaster

Engineering Federation Orientation Committee - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Oct 2009 - Apr 2010

Translator

Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Sep 2007 - Aug 2008

Residence Computer Consultant

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Sep 2006 - May 2007

Treasurer

Webster Council - Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada
Oct 2005 - Feb 2007

Captain

Robotics Team - Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada
Oct 2006

Webmaster

U13 CAIS Soccer Tournament, Montreal, QC, Canada
Sep 2005 - Jun 2006

Student Communications Head

Grad Pride - Lower Canada College, Montreal, QC, Canada
Apr 2004

Presentation Designer

Evening of Small Miracles - Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada

Non-Tech Interests