Jeff Johnson

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Résumé in pdf


Experience: Over 10 years as a professional Mac and iOS software engineer

Expertise: C, Objective-C, Swift, JavaScript, Cocoa, Xcode, Git

Apple Security Credits:

About the security content of Safari 13.1
Safari Extensions

About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.6

About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1

About the security content of Safari 5.0.3 and Safari 4.1.3
About the security content of iOS 4.2


Independent app developer (2016 - Current)
Sole proprietorship developing apps for Mac and iOS

Rogue Amoeba Software (2008 - 2016)
Privately owned software company with a suite of consumer audio apps for Mac and iOS

  • Lead engineer of Airfoil, a Mac app for streaming audio over your local network, and its companion audio receiver app Airfoil Satellite (formerly Airfoil Speakers) for Mac and iOS
  • Lead engineer of Radioshift, a Mac app for playing and recording internet radio
  • Co-lead engineer of Intermission, an app that allowed you to pause live audio on your Mac and play it back later
  • Co-lead engineer of Pulsar, a Mac app for playing Sirius XM internet streams
  • Wrote large amounts of shared framework code that ships in every Rogue Amoeba app
  • Maintained and documented the build system, unit testing system, and version control system
  • Company blog references:

    5 year anniversary: Another Momentous Occasion

    Guest blog post: Sierra and Gatekeeper Path Randomization

    Farewell: Rogue Amoeba's 2016
    "eight years of rock-solid code inside just about every one of our apps"

Francis Technical Services (now FTS InfoTech) (2007 - 2008)
Privately owned software company that contracted with Apple to develop internal Apple business apps for Mac

  • Lead engineer of BuildIT, a Mac app that served as a template for creating other internal business apps
  • Co-lead engineer of Sonar, a Mac app used by Apple Developer Relations and iTunes Store Support to track emails with customers
  • Engineer for Merlin, a Mac payroll app
  • Engineer for Espresso, a Mac client for Apple's trouble ticket tracking system
  • Engineer for Radar, a Mac client for Apple's bug tracking system

Marko Karppinen & Co. (now Richie) (2006 - 2007)
Privately owned software company that developed Mac apps for both consumers and enterprise

  • Lead engineer of Knox, a consumer Mac app for easy use and sync of encrypted file vaults (sold to AgileBits, makers of 1Password, in 2010)
  • Co-lead engineer of Pyro, a Mac client for Basecamp's Campfire chat

Open Source:

StopTheNews (2019 - Current)
Mac app that opens Apple News articles in Safari instead of News app

  • Creator and sole engineer

Bonjeff (2017 - Current)
Mac app that shows you a live display of the Bonjour services published on your network

  • Creator and sole engineer

Vienna (2006 - 2010)
Popular RSS reader for Mac

  • Co-lead engineer and project administrator, at times sole engineer

ClickToFlash (2009 - 2010)
WebKit plug-in that gave the user control over loading Adobe Flash on web pages

  • Engineer (#2 commit contributor) and project administrator


University of Wisconsin at Madison
B.S. and M.A. in Philosophy