Steve SpenceChief Software Architect
What do you do?
Where have you studied?
Physics at Bristol University, Part III Maths at Cambridge University, Maths at Oxford University.
What's the best thing about working at SwiftKey?
Bit early to say.
SwiftKey is an innovative start-up that creates world class language technology. Our vision is to apply this technology to a wide range of challenging real-world language problems, achieving lasting market leadership and changing people’s lives for the better.
In less than six years, SwiftKey has evolved from an idea to an exciting, successful business. In 2008, SwiftKey’s co-founder and CEO Jon Reynolds was a 22-year-old graduate trainee in the British government. As smartphones began to gain popularity, he noticed that many of his colleagues were struggling to type on tiny keyboards, which he dubbed “shrinking typewriters”.
Convinced this was a problem he could help solve, he enlisted SwiftKey co-founder and CTO Dr Ben Medlock, a friend from Cambridge University with a doctorate in language-based artificial intelligence.
The pair worked on a prototype intelligent touchscreen keyboard which in turn became the alpha version of SwiftKey. From there the business grew rapidly, and in addition to creating one of Android’s most popular apps, the SwiftKey team also works with well-known manufacturers, healthcare organizations and other enterprises.
Headquartered in a three-story office in Southwark, central London, SwiftKey now also has offices in San Francisco, Beijing and Seoul. The company is known as SwiftKey, due to the success of its flagship product. SwiftKey is a registered trademark of TouchType Ltd.
Find out who’s who behind the scenes at our growing tech startup and what they enjoy about life at SwiftKey.
Physics at Bristol University, Part III Maths at Cambridge University, Maths at Oxford University.
Bit early to say.
I help set strategy and direction for company, help create the right culture and environment for the business, make sure the right things are happening across the business, manage relationships with investors and key customers.
MA, Natural Sciences (Physics), University of Cambridge; Advanced Diploma in Management Accountancy, CIMA.
Civil Servant working on the restructuring of Eurostar.
I am responsible for overseeing the product/technology side of the business, for driving innovation and establishing and promoting our company vision.
Computer science at Durham, followed by an MPhil and PhD at Cambridge in applied natural language processing.
My music is currently being played in clothing stores in eastern Europe.
At SwiftKey, helping the company get where it is today. Before that, contributing to the launch of Orange.
University of Westminster, Inns of Court School of Law, Bristol University, Kings College London.
I volunteered at the Olympics, I’m still dealing with a 45 year long addiction to Chelsea Football Club. Plus I’m never more inspired than at the curtain call of contemporary theatre.
I am responsible for managing finance, strategic and commercial business matters.
BA Geography and Archeology, Southampton University; ACA – Chartered Accountant as a professional qualification.
There isn’t a specific project.
I take overall responsibility for the company’s marketing, community, consumer insight and comms strategies.
MA, Law, University of Cambridge; MPA, Public Policy and American Institutions, Brown University.
The incredibly passionate, dynamic team. We’re united around a common desire to drive innovation and create disruptive products that change the way people interact with their electronics.
I am responsible for all our commercial and business development activities. This primarily means I work with licensees of our software and other stakeholders in the mobile sector.
BSc Managerial and Administrative Studies, University of Aston.
I met my wife playing Touch Rugby.
I focus on issues relating to our organisation and growth: company culture; leadership and management; recruitment and retention; and policies and internal communication.
Chemistry, Imperial College; Economics, London School of Economics (LSE).
I head up the core software engineering teams which develop SwiftKey’s software technology and products.
Computer Science, Leicester.
Lost count of how many I’ve spoken, but currently C++ and Java.
My role is to help make everything we design amazing. I look after the designers and usability practitioners who define the look and feel of our products and test them. We continually improve our existing products and get involved in new product concepts.
Human Interface Design at Stanford. Back then there were no UX degrees, so my manager at Apple (where I was an intern) helped me to select classes. I studied engineering fundamentals, product design, computer science, visual design & psychology. My favourite classes were in product design.
A bit of Spanish.
My job is to grow the number of users across all SwiftKey products as well as drive marketing and growth strategy for the company overall.
Philosophy at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
I am responsible for the product portfolio including requirements, roadmap and market opportunities.
Bachelor of Business Administration with specializations in marketing and information technology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
I lived in Japan for a year, so I can vaguely recall bits and pieces.
I am responsible for how we communicate to the outside world – our global media coverage, relationships with journalists and stakeholders, our events, web presence and comms strategy.
Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge; Post-graduate diploma in Newspaper Journalism, City University, London.
I’m responsible for making sure as many people as possible can use our technology!
Information Systems, Kingston Polytechnic.
I have moon-dust on my hands – I once shook the hand of Neil Armstrong.
My team is responsible for successful integration of our technology into our customers’ platforms and devices.
Computer Science, Tietgen Skolen, Odense, Denmark.
Working with really talented people on a unique, groundbreaking technology.
I am responsible for identifying how to turn revenue from our technology from millions to billions!
Law at Selwyn College, Cambridge University.
I was interviewed live on BBC News on the morning I got my A-Level results.
Looking after the technology needs of staff.
Computing and Maths – University of Waikato – 1st Class Honours (4 year degree)
Computer Science – University of Waikato – PhD
Turning around a failing business.
As General Counsel I provide legal advice and support across all areas of the business.
English Law and Spanish Law at the University of Kent, Canterbury and Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Then Solicitors Final Examinations at the College of Law, Chester.
As Head of IP, I look after our patents and other intellectual property.
MEng in Software Engineering at the University of Southampton.
A few years ago my wife and I took four months off to travel the world, carrying only one bag of hand luggage each.
I have responsibility for the company’s financial strategy, management and operations, driving shareholder value and ensuring the company is well positioned to continue its phenomenal growth.
I hold an MBA from London Business School, a BSc in Management Science from UMIST and I’m a Chartered Accountant (ACA) having qualified with PwC.
CFO at Helveta, various finance, corporate development and strategy roles at Centrica, PwC / PwC Consulting.
I manage our growing Language Team.
PhD, Computer Science, University of Cambridge; MSc and BSc, Computer Science, Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil.
Portuguese: native, Spanish: intermediate, French: intermediate.
I work on the core prediction technology that sits behind our SwiftKey products.
MA Computer Science, Cambridge University.
Basic French and Spanish.
I look at all aspects of what customers are doing, from how many downloads we are getting and what proportion of trial users are upgrading right through to what they are saying about us on Twitter and in our VIP Community.
Genetics then a PhD in Molecular Biology at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge.
I am responsible for building our business outside the consumer market.
MEng, Manufacturing Engineering, Cambridge University.
I worked as the Youth Worker at my church with responsibility for young people aged 11 to 18. Before that, I founded a business that created wireless power technology for mobile devices.
I am a software engineer and am responsible for leading development projects in the SwiftKey Team.
BA (Hons) Geography (focusing on social and economic geography), UCL, University of London; MSc Computing Science from Birkbeck College, University of London.
I like Emacs and coffee.
I am a software engineer and the company’s test architect.
PhD in software validation and verification from University College London. MA and BA in computer engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.
Product Management Intern
I studied BSc. in Mathematics at University of Durham.
Grew up in India, and spent late teens in the UK
I build stuff.
Computer Science at Sunderland University
I started my own business building a platform and applications for multi-touch computer tables.
Software Engineer with the client-facing Professional Services team.
Computing at Imperial College London.
I’m a Technical Project Manager in SwiftKey’s Professional Services team.
BA and MPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge
MSc Information Processing at York
MA Creative Writing at Manchester
It depends how you count distinct languages and what you mean by ‘speak’ – having studied historical languages gives you a warped perspective on this question!
I am a software engineer working on SwiftKey Healthcare.
I studied at the University of Malaga, Spain.
I like developing fun stuff (like video games or tinkering with electronics), custom motorcycles and jamming on drums/guitar with friends.
I am one of the team of core software engineers.
Computer Science, University of Cambridge; I also tacked a year of the undergrad-level Management Studies Tripos onto the end.
Personalisation server stuff – learning a new language (Ruby) and writing robust and performant server-side code to gather the content users grant us access to, process it, and send it back to their phone. That, and managing the infrastructure so it doesn’t explode when we have launches.
I’m a research engineer; I explore different ways of enhancing SwiftKey’s prediction quality.
I studied for a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London and did my final year project in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Being surrounded by motivated people who are good at and love what they do and are always willing to discuss new ideas.
I am responsible for the day-to-day finance operations of the business such as monthly accounts, invoicing, budgeting, expenses, etc.
Natural Sciences at Cambridge, specializing in Chemistry.
The relaxed and friendly atmosphere, plus the fact that there is always something new happening.
My role is to look after flow and form of our products from the user point of view.
Graphic Arts at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland.
I focus on Global App Store Submissions.
Philosophy and Humanities in Strasbourg, Business at ESSEC in Paris.
Trademob in Berlin
I’m a software engineer with the SDK team, developing SwiftKey’s prediction engine.
Computer Science MEng at the University of Warwick.
I’m new so it’s too early to say.
I am part of the team extending the number of languages SwiftKey supports.
Computer Science BSc and Communication and Media, Engineer, at Timisoara Polytechnic University, Romania; Internet Technologies, Scholarship at Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
My hobbies include maps, languages, photography, cycling, mountains. Last year I volunteered on one of the remotest Icelandic farms doing environmental outdoors work. It was the coldest and most hostile June for 20 years. The continuous daylight made it truly surreal.
I work with clients as part of our Professional Services team.
I studied Telecommunication Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and I did my final degree project at Queen Mary, University of London, as an Erasmus student.
The only thing I can cook is Spanish potato omelette but it’s the best in London
I lead the technical side of the work by the Professional Services team.
Computer Science, University of Bristol
French and Spanish, both badly.
I work on a range of projects.
University of Surrey (MSc, PhD student, research fellow) since 2006.
It is a company with much potential and a star product.
I work on SwiftKey.
Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Maritime Navigation at Southampton Solent University
As a result of my first degree, I’m a certified Officer of the Watch, allowed to navigate any ship.
I am a language engineer working on SwiftKey.
BSc and MSc in Computing in my native Romania, PhD in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton.
No, I’m proud of everything I do.
I work with our clients as part of the Professional Services team.
English at the University of Reading.
This is difficult to define. I’ve done a lot of different stuff!
MEng in Computer Systems and Software Engineering with a year in industry, University of York.
Working with awesome people on hard problems to make people’s everyday lives better.
Work on many server side services which are deployed into the cloud.
Computer Science at Loughborough University.
Working with amazing people on interesting problems, and the coffee machine.
I am a bridge between the languages and SwiftKey team eg working on the Chinese UI – Wei and Leilei do the clever stuff and I make it appear on screen. I also work on OEM integrations.
BA Computer Science, Cambridge University. PhD Cambridge University Engineering Department. I’m also a Chartered Engineer and a professional-level member of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
CTO at Grapeshot Ltd – an information retrieval company which specialises in personalised recommendations, both ads and other related content.
I’m responsible for managing our internal and external IT services as well as playing a role in forming the infrastructure of new and existing projects.
Computer Science, University of Sunderland.
Most of these aren’t programming languages, but… ANSI C, PHP, ASP, SQL, Perl, Bash, Powershell, Python and so on.
I work to integrate SwiftKey’s technology with our clients on new and exciting devices.
I went to Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
Sorry I’m monolingual.
I model, develop, integrate and maintain SwiftKey’s data.
I studied for a Masters degree in art at the University Of The Arts, London.
The opportunity to choose your own work methods and tools, while still collaborating with others.
Server side development – ensuring everything works!
Computing, Imperial College
A currently secret one!
I am a software engineer working on SwiftKey.
Masters in Computer Science, from the University of the Basque Country (EHU) in Spain; Masters in Software Engineering – from Ecole d’ingénieurs en informatique (EPITA) in Paris, France.
Java, C++, Python and starting to fiddle with Clojure.
I’m working with the Professional Services team in Korea supporting some of our major clients.
I studied Computer Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.
I like travelling. When I visited southern Egypt (Aswan), it was 53 degrees Celsius!
I offer technical support for customers in Korea for the Professional Services team.
Chemical engineering in Keimyung University in Korea.
Integrating SwiftKey’s technology onto a flagship device.
I work on the core prediction engine that underlies SwiftKey’s great predictions.
MEng, Engineering, University of Cambridge.
Key-press modelling – I was able to design and implement quite a lot of this, and it is very satisfying to see your keys being moved and adapted in real time as you type, and think ‘I did this’.
I am a project manager for the Professional Services team.
Computer Programming Diploma, Israel Defence Forces Programming School (Mamram).
RealVNC, Cambridge, UK.
I help the business allocate resources efficiently and intelligently so as to achieve our short- and long-term objectives, and to provide insightful and actionable analysis on business & product performance.
Economics at Cambridge.
Being in a fun, exciting & changing business with such happy, engaged colleagues.
I am the tech lead for the SwiftKey servers team.
BS and MS in Computer Science, University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
I enjoy observing and thinking about living creatures: insects, plants, etc.
I’m a Software/Research Engineer. I work on R&D looking at applying SwiftKey’s technology to other domains and products.
MSci in “Physics with a year in Europe” at Imperial College London and Université de Paris XI; PhD working on “Development of digital readout electronics for the CMS tracker” also at Imperial College.
I am responsible for making sure all users have a great experience interacting both with each other and with SwiftKey. This involves content and communications, social media, and support.
Philosophy at Whitman College
I look after our VIP forum, addressing feedback, answering queries and making sure the teams of developers understand what matters most to our invaluable community.
I started university but ultimately decided it wasn’t for me.
I wouldn’t trade my current life for the world. I love what I do. It is truly both an honor and a privilege to represent our user-base to the very best of my ability.
I work on the client side of SwiftKey.
Computer Science in the University of Málaga.
I’m a Systems Administrator – I am responsible for managing the internal and external network run by SwiftKey working alongside Craig Marsden.
Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.
I previously worked at London Borough of Tower Hamlets as an IT Engineer managing school computer networks and all things IT related. Whilst at Uni I also worked as a youth football coach for West Ham United.
My job involves diary planning, travel arrangements and helping Min the Office Manager with the general running of the office, as well as lots of other random things…
I studied BSc Development Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Everyone is really enthusiastic about what they do, and the working environment is very relaxed and welcoming.
Cybernetics and Robotics, Czech Technical University in Prague
I am a software engineer in the Complex Languages team. I look into various techniques we can use to improve upon languages that are linguistically rich.
DPhil in Mathematics, Oxford University; MASt in Mathematics, Cambridge University; BSc in Mathematics and Physics, Seoul National University.
Mathematics, Physics, Python, C/C++, Bash
I am the commercial manager for SwiftKey’s office in Korea.
BS and MS in Computer Engineering, Seoul National University in Korea.
A cloud service company.
I’ve just joined the languages team to build language models and utilities for some new languages.
I did my first BA and MA degree in India where I grew up, both in Information Technology and Computer Application. Then an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science from Cambridge University.
I am fluent in Gujarati and Hindi. I can also speak a little Marathi and Punjabi.
I work on SwiftKey and the SwiftKey SDK.
BSc Computer Science, King’s College London.
I worked at Symbian, Nokia, then Symbian Foundation.
I’m part of the Professional Services team and work with our clients.
Computer Science BSc Hons, University of Warwick; Neuroinformatics MSc, University of Edinburgh; Neuroinformatics PhD, University of Edinburgh.
French and German.
Oxford University (Magdalen) 2009-2013 Maths and Computer Science
Java, Haskell, Python, Perl and bits of Ruby, C++, C, C#, ocaml
I mainly work on designing the user interface for our product. I work iteratively to design, mock-up, prototype and evaluate new features. I also run user studies and analyse user feedback to improve our user’s experience.
I got a master degree in Mobile Cloud Computing in Beijing China. Then I came to the UK, studying at UCL (University College London) for another master degree in Human Computer Interaction with Ergonomics.
I like my colleagues, they are all very nice and very kind to provide help. Also, it is a very flexible environment.
I’m a member of the SwiftKey server team – currently working on the personalization servers.
MEng computing, Imperial College.
Mediocre French and German.
I lead the Complex Languages team, ensuring SwiftKey has equally high performance throughout the range of supported languages.
I studied at Tampere University of Technology in Finland. My major was Digital Signal Processing and minor Biomedical Engineering.
Voice dialing for Nokia mobile devices that supports more than 50 languages. It has been deployed in more than 1 billion devices since 2005.
I work as part of the Languages team.
MSc Speech and Language Processing, University of Edinburgh; MSc Computer Engineering, University of Technologie of Compiègne, France.
The creation / invention opportunities!
UX Design Junior.
Graphic Design Ba at Leeds Metropolitan, Cultural Design exchange at Hiroshima Uni and Art and Design at Central St Martins
None (very basic Cantonese and very basic French).
I am an engineer with the Professional Services team.
BSc Computer Engineering, University of Manchester; MSc Advanced Computer Science, University of Manchester.
I’m a Software Engineer.
Computer Engineering at Hansung Univ.
Nothing with SwiftKey quite yet.
I am working in the Human Resources department in relevant administrative duties.
BA Hons in Modern History at Brunel University.
The vibe in the office is great and everyone is really genuine.
PhD in Electrical Engineering, MEng in Computer Systems and Software Engineering, University of York
I worked as a research associate at the University of York
HR Administrator – involved in day to day general Human Resources remit.
I have a few different HR qualifications, including a Masters in HR from Dublin Business School, accredited by John Moore’s University.
Before SwiftKey, I took on a new payroll provider and oversaw the project from the tendering of the contract stage to implementation.
I am responsible for language models and utilities for Asian languages, such as Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai.
PhD in Computer Science, University of Kent; MSc in Software Engineering, University of York; BSc in Computer Science, Heilongjiang University, China.
Working with a group of talented people with passion.
I currently am working on the new cloud based language model generation infrastructure, so the language models can be generated more easily and with better and cleaner code.
I studied Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.
Java, Python, Clojure. I’ve also worked with Perl and Matlab, though I can’t necessarily say I’m ‘fluent’ in them.
I’m responsible for working on new projects.
Computer Science, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Java, C++, PHP
Bachelor in Bologna (Computer Science), Master in Amsterdam (Distributed Systems), PhD in London (Real-time stream processing)
I almost became a full-time craft brewer.
I am research engineer with the SwiftKey languages team.
Informatics BSc in Tallinn University of Technology; MPhil in Computer Speech, Text and Internet Technology, in University of Cambridge; Just finished a PhD in Cambridge.
I’ve only just started – ask me again soon!
I work with our clients to help them integrate and customize the SwiftKey products.
MSc Robotics and Embedded Systems, University of Essex and BSc Computing Science, University of East Anglia / Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Software Engineer for an aerospace and defence company, working on a training simulator to teach the military to fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
I work on various parts which make SwiftKey tick, amongst other projects.
BSc in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh.
Slovak, English, Italian, Japanese (poor, ironically better at understanding Chinese characters).
I am responsible for the development of a new, secret project, and I am working on it with Simon.
Electrical and Information Engineering at Cambridge University (2007-2011).
Before joining SwiftKey, I have released 2 iPhone Apps in my spare time: “Collage Pro” and “Hammertime by Oligarch Studios”. You should check them out
I’m part of the development team.
Masters, Mathematics, University of Oxford. After a stint in the software industry I went back to school to get an MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning.
Helping ISPs offer a compelling legal alternative to music piracy – I spent five years as tech lead working on pretty much every part of the technology stack behind digital music services.
I’m a Software Engineer.
BSc Computer Science, at The University of Edinburgh – 2012
I work on SwiftKey.
Computer Science at the University of Oxford.
I like basketball and satire (but not at the same time…).
Android developer. I work on the SwiftKey app.
I studied Engineering in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham
I’m on the SwiftKey Input Apps Team, turning ideas into software.
Computer Science at Jagiellonian University, graduated with Bachelor’s degree.
Java, also communicative in C++ and Objective-C.
I make sure everything runs smoothly in the office.
I studied Politics at Smith, MA, USA and I read philosophy at Lucy Cavendish college, University of Cambridge.
When I was working at a media art centre, I selected some media art works which were screened in Beijing, Vienna, Sydney and Seoul. It felt pretty rewarding!
Junior Product Manager
University of the West of England (UWE), Computing and Drama (very obvious combination..)
Unsure yet (first day) but seems like an awesome place to learn a lot from very clever folk.
My role involves being Executive Assistant to the CEO, as well as Office Manager for both Palo Alto and San Francisco.
Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing, San Jose State University
Bump Technologies, Inc.
I work with Brandon Mensinga on product management.
Engineering at Cambridge University many years ago followed more recently by an Open University MBA
Red Gate Software in Cambridge.
I work on developing content, US event strategy, and liaising with our communications team.
I studied at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology and French.
Previously, I worked in Marketing at NetBase Solutions, Inc.
I work with designers to better understand customer needs through the use of one on one usability testing, focus groups, competitor reviews and many more! Essentially my role will be ‘the voice of the customer’.
City University – BEng in Multimedia and Internet Systems and Kingston University – MSc in User Experience Design
Self taught myself how to play a classical Indian instrument called the Harmonium
I’m a software engineer working on SwiftKey.
MEng Information Systems Engineering, Imperial College London.
Given that everyone else must have filled this in, paradoxically my weird fact is that I don’t have any weird facts…
I work as a software engineer with the Data team.
Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin.
I enjoy sci-fi novels, especially Iain M Banks’ novels, and cycling.
I am the Product Manager for Cloud products at SwiftKey, so I oversee SwiftKey Cloud and our Data & Analytics products. I work with just about every part of the business to define and deliver Cloud-based products for our consumer and business customers, and to use Swiftkey Cloud to enhance our other products.
I have a BSc in Psychology from Old Dominion University.
The quality of the talent at SwiftKey, and the vast range of opportunities we have ahead of us.
I’m an engineer working on new products.
Imperial – BEng Computing, then MSc Advanced computing
Objective C, C, C++, Java, some Python
As Creative Coordinator, I work with our graphic designer, videographer and web designer. My role also involves planning for awards, conferences and company events.
BSc Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE).
I work on the SwiftKey SDK.
BSc in Computer Science at University College, Cork; PhD in Computer Science, University of Edinburgh.
Developing a theoretical framework for reasoning about the computational complexity (hardness) of combinatorial optimisation problems. Sounds obscure (it is) but it was a great project and one which I hope will have applications for years to come.
I’m the Accounts Assistant for the Finance team.
I’m self taught and I’m studying for CIMA. I’ve recently completed the Management Level.
None besides English!
I direct the technical design and implementation of the SwiftKey Android app.
MA/MSci Natural Sciences, Girton College, Cambridge; MSc Computation, Wadham College, Oxford.
Technical manager at Symsource.
Helping make sure the community is happy and aware that we are listening to them and their ideas/suggestion. Also, making sure to answer any questions or concerns they might have across social media platforms.
I am studying international business at San Francisco State University.
The best thing I would say is knowing about all the cool stuff that is being worked on and being able to see/use/test it before the general public. I’m a tech geek.
I deal with customer queries and also help with marketing and general office admin/errands.
BA, Study of Religions at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies).
The friendly atmosphere and team, relaxed working conditions and excitement about our product/technology!
I work on B2B and enterprise marketing, for example for SwiftKey Healthcare.
French and Classics at Oxford University.
French, Latin(!) and am learning Spanish (very slowly).
I am a software engineer in the SwiftKey SDK team.
PhD, Computer Science at the University of Manchester.
InfraRed Integrated Systems.
At the moment, I provide server-side infrastructure for clients using SwiftKey Healthcare, to distribute updates, gather statistics and adminster licences.
Mathematical Physics at Edinburgh University for five years, and pure maths at Cambridge for one year.
Java , ruby, F#, clojure, awk, logo, python, haskell roughly in that order.
I look after UI issues, keyboard layouts, internationalization and general SwiftKey stuff.
BA Business Studies, University of Plymouth; currently studying BSc Physics at the Open University.
Probably the installer – now seen by millions of people, or creating 30 brand-new keyboard layouts for 3.0 (which generate 270 variations) in just a few weeks.
I’m a software engineer in the Data team.
1994-1997: BSc, Maths and Theory of Computation at Warwick.
2000-2001: MSc, Machine Learning at Bristol.
2002-2007: PhD, Object-oriented Data Mining at Bristol.
I speak basic French and German, and I’m slowly learning Spanish.
I am SwiftKey Libraries Team Lead.
Computer Science at North Staffs Poly.
Helping the Language Team with anything they ask me to do…
I studied a BA in Translation and Interpreting at Bologna University and a MA in Conference Interpreting at Trieste University. During my BA I also spent one year at Bristol University thanks to the Erasmus program and during my MA I spent one year in Paris thanks to the CIUTI (Conférence Internationale Permanente d’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes) exchange program.
I have freckles on my nose and when I tan they become quite obvious. As a kid I didn’t like them and I tried to scratch them off with sandpaper…
I’m a software developer in the SwiftKey SDK team.
Undergraduate in Maths at Warwick University and a Masters in Computing at Imperial College, London.
I once drank a litre of Tequila and didn’t die.
I’m the Head of Marketing Analytics, which means I get to work with all our data related to user acquisition and engagement and come up with the insights and strategies that will enable maximum growth.
I have my BA in Government from Dartmouth College.
There are a thousand challenges to work on each day and literally none of them are boring. That and the privilege of working with an exceptionally talented and fun-loving (too fun-loving?) group of people in the San Francisco office.
I am a SwiftKey client-side developer.
Computing – BEng at Imperial College London.
The generally chilled out environment of the office (I mean the people, not the air con).
I work on the SwiftKey SDK team.
Mathematics at the University of Birmingham.
There isn’t a specific thing yet!
I’m a software engineer working on the SwiftKey SDK.
BSc Computer Science, University of St Andrews.
Intellectual challenges and geeky banter.
Product Marketing Manager – I help work out how best to describe SwiftKey’s amazing features and the benefits they bring.
I studied Computing & Management at Loughborough University.
I worked in Public Relations at Dynamo PR.
I’m a software developer for SwiftKey the app.
Computer Science at the University of Sheffield.
I work with the Languages team.
MSc Software Systems in Sheffield University, BEng in Computing from China.
The team and the challenging projects.
Looking after the production of the IT infrastructure.
Computer Science, at the Technical College of Computer Science in Bydgoszcz City, Poland.
The people and the relaxed environment.
Information Security and Privacy Engineer.
Bachelor in computer science, Tongji university in Shanghai, China. Master in computer security, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, US
I’m a big NBA fan!
I am a software engineer, mainly responsible for Japanese language processing.
Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning at Keio University, Tokyo.
Japanese (native), Chinese (beginner).
I am the Product Manager responsible for our product strategy and offerings in China, Japan and Korea markets among others.
I studied MBA specialising in Strategy and Marketing at University of Cambridge just before joining SwiftKey. Earlier, I got my MSc on Communications Engineering in Finland and BSc on Electronics Engineering in China.
Assembler, C/C++, Java and several script languages.
Innovative, friendly and creative, SwiftKey is a fast-moving technology company that invests in its staff and its workplaces. Flexible hours, monthly Innovation Days and team socials (from boat trips to theater visits) are among the features that set us apart.
"I like helping people. That sounds cheesy but most people that work in a sales role are encouraged by money. I am fuelled by clients telling me they are happy with the service or product that I gave them. My satisfaction is directly tied to their happiness."Doug
"The people here are amazing and the management team go above and beyond what is required to take care of staff."Craig
"The best thing about SwiftKey? Building things that blow people's minds."Ben
"I'm surrounded by incredibly capable people who simply want to innovate."Joe
"No two days are ever the same. That, and there's table tennis..."Lucy
"You're the luckiest people in the world, you've got the best jobs."Stephen Fry
"The best part is working with awesome people on hard problems to make people's everyday lives better."Chet
"Exciting stuff happens all the time and I'm always learning something new."Martin