Ezra Savard



Software Engineer Oct 2019 - Current
  • We’ll see!
Software Engineer 2 - Office Media Group Sep 2018 - Oct 2019
  • Created a performant embed experience for streaming encrypted video across MS Office and Sharepoint

  • Grew a hackathon project into a production-ready library for collaborative web-based image editing and chat-embedded whiteboarding

  • Led a team of three to bring Paint 3D up to accessibility standards for 30 million monthly active users

Software Engineer - Azure Data Jan 2018 - Aug 2018
  • Characterized throughput for hyperscale cloud analytics storage systems using Apache Spark, DFSIO, and TPC-DS

  • Developed tooling for joining logs across eight different microservices to produce latency breakdowns in different percentile ranges, enabling faster characterization of system bottlenecks

  • Expanded Azure Data Lake HDFS implementation to allow telemetry data to map to individual Spark jobs

Global Relay  
Junior Software Developer Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
  • Back-end development using Java, Kafka, and Cassandra to create an enterprise instant messaging application

  • Developed new Ansible based tooling to expand performance testing capabilties

Aspect Biosystems  
Engineering Intern Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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