Mehul Kar

mehul.kar@gmail.com
Software Engineer at Apple, Inc.
641-814-6200

I'm a Staff Software Engineer at Apple, where I work with web technologies. Recently, I've been focused on frontend architecture, testing, and web performance.

Apple - Apple Media Products team

October 2017 - Present

I contribute to Apple's media services experience and presence on the web. Some highlights:

  • Helped launch Apple TV+ streaming on the web (tv.apple.com).
  • Contributed to Apple Music on the web (music.apple.com).
  • Owned AppStore, Books, and Podcast web preview pages. I led the work to reduce Javascript bundles by 50%.
  • Implemented RUM and synthetic performance tooling on pages representing 10+ million page views per day.
  • Maintained 20+ packages of shared UI libraries and business logic.
  • Implemented and coordinated the rollout of webp image format across millions of web pages and images.
  • Contributed to Music, TV, and iTunes macOS apps.

Apple - Application Program Tools team

December 2015 - October 2017

I worked on custom Continuous Integration and dashboard software for the Final Cut Pro, Garageband, and Photos teams. Some highlights:

  • Built regression analysis UI for test suites running against daily macOS builds.
  • Modernized Python macOS daemon (svn to git migration, versioned releases, and unit testing).
  • Interactive CLI tooling to setup and manage labs running the software.

Apple - PDCodelabs team

November 2013 - December 2015
  • Workflow management software for the Industrial Design studio.
  • Issue tracker for the Manufacturing Operations team.
  • Audio codec configuration software.

MochaLeaf - Web Developer

April 2012 - November 2013

This was my first professional job after a developer bootcamp. I worked on contract jobs for Apple, Google, among other companies using tech stacks including Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, and Django.

Education

Dev Bootcamp February 2012 - March 2012

8 week intensive programming bootcamp focusing on Ruby on Rails.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater September 2007 - May 2011

BBA, Finance - Summa Cum Laude