I'm a software engineer living in Vancouver, BC.

When I'm not working, I can usually be found buried under a giant backlog of reading, or in the gym. My interests range over the set of business, technology, ethics, economics, psychology, politics, science, and education, in no particular order.

Ezra Savard

Ezra Savard



Software Engineer Jan 2018 - Current
Microsoft Vancouver, Canada
  • Leading development on new web-based image editing products
  • Accessibility and stability work on Paint 3D
Software Engineer Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Global Relay Vancouver, Canada
  • Back-end development using Java, Kafka, and Cassandra to create an instant messaging application for high-security enterprises
  • Took on a project that had lost half of its development team and delivered it on schedule
  • Developed new Ansible based tooling that enabled performance testing of the product, which was impossible with pre-existing tools
Embedded Software Engineer Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Zaber Technologies Vancouver, Canada
  • Embedded development of communications protocols and device drivers for motion control applications in baremetal C++ with static resource allocation
Engineering Intern Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
Aspect Biosystems Vancouver, Canada
  • Board-level electrical design to productize 3D bio-printer at a cutting edge startup
  • Diverse work included systems engineering, toolchain and version control strategy selection, and lab experimentation
Software Engineering Intern Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Ericsson San Jose, California
  • Won Intern of the Month out of 60+ Ericsson Silicon Valley interns for development of an OpenStack Neutron plugin with Python for Ericsson Virtual Routers that enabled modular deployment across several compute nodes
System Software Engineering Intern Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
Xilinx Vancouver, Canada
  • Linux bring-up and development for the Zynq SoC including power consumption profiling, baremetal C demo applications, driver modifications, single-stage boot, and Yocto-based image builds


University of British Columbia 2016
B.A.Sc. Electrical Engineering, with Distinction GPA: 87%


Quantum Monte Carlo for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata github.com/ezrasavard/qmc
Undergraduate Research with UBC’s Microsystems and Nanotechnology group  
  • Developed a quantum monte carlo model of quantum annealing circuits in partnership with D-Wave Systems
Software Defined Networking for Internet-of-Things Video: youtu.be/BoRFKCIuI2A
Capstone Project  
  • Delivered a prototype network controller that integrated with our client’s smart-building management systems
  • Awarded MMZ Kharadly Student Project Prize in Electrical Engineering