Senior Software Engineer in Test
2017 — Present
- Successfully launched over 20 interactive shows and movies to a global audience across TV, Web, iOS, and Android platforms. 👾
- Contributed to 5 projects that were recognized with Emmy awards by the Television Academy. 🏆
- Excelled in both automated and manual test strategic planning.
- Effectively managed contractors within our engineering team.
- Demonstrated exceptional skills in cross-functional planning and communication.
“Working on Bandersnatch was an expedition of creativity and innovation, a truly invigorating challenge. The complex narrative structure and interactive elements made it a unique project that stretched my skills to new heights. It was demanding, yet inspiring, and undeniably one of the paramount highlights of my career.”Zach Matthai – 2019
- Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Wins Emmy for Best TV Movie — The Hollywood Reporter
- Netflix Takes Interactive Storytelling to the Next Level With Black Mirror: Bandersnatch — Variety
- How the Surprise New Interactive Black Mirror Came Together – Wired
- Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is Hard to Watch, But It Was Almost Impossible to Make — New York Times
Additional Interactive Shows & Moves 📺
Watch on Netflix 🍿
- Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
- Choose Love
- You vs Wild: Animals on the Loose
- You vs Wild: Out Cold
- You vs Wild: Series
- Minecraft: Story Mode
- Trivia Quest
- Boss Baby: Get That Baby
- Barbie Epic Road trip
- Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Hidden Adventure
- Headspace: Unwind Your Mind
- Complete List of Interactive Titles on Netflix 📋
Zach Matthai Photography 📸
Artist / Owner
2015 — Present
Zach Matthai is a passionate and dedicated landscape and nature photographer based in Lathrop, California. With a keen eye for capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary, Zach’s work emphasizes the beauty, complexity, and awe-inspiring power of the natural world. His photography journey began over a decade ago when he found solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. Since then, he has traveled extensively, using his camera as a tool to explore and understand diverse landscapes, from the rugged mountains of the Sierras to the serene beaches of the Pacific. Zach's photos are notable for their vibrant colors, dramatic lighting, and striking compositions, and they invite viewers to share in his sense of wonder and respect for nature. His work serves not just as a visual feast, but as a reminder of the importance of preserving these natural wonders for future generations.
Zach's Work Has Appeared in the Following Publications:
- National Geographic
- The Nature Conservancy
- Yosemite Conservancy
- Weather Channel
- Outdoor Photographer
- ABC 7 News
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Houston Chronicle
Pandora Media 🎶
Senior Quality Engineer
2015 — 2017
- Served as Lead Quality Assurance for pioneering large-scale projects, including the development of Offline Stations, which necessitated comprehensive test planning due to the highly technical nature of the project.
- Coached Quality Engineers on advanced location testing techniques and collaborated with the development team to create tools that significantly improved testing efficiency.
- Led an extensive QA effort for the concert notifications, which included creating and maintaining a detailed test plan, prioritizing bugs, and managing resource distribution.
- Collaborated closely with backend and front-end engineers to ensure Digital Rights Management (DRM) audit logs accurately recorded user sessions during the complex testing process.
- Implemented Testrail for the Quality Engineering team, assisting with the migration of test plans, educating stakeholders, and performing daily administrative tasks for a seamless transition.
QA Automation Engineer
Mobile QA Team Lead
Senior Mobile QA Analyst
2011 — 2015
- Initiated company interest in test automation and became a QA Automation Engineer.
- Built regression automation suite proof of concept for the Android app with Calabash and then added iOS automation.
- Created training materials for QA and expanded to include Developer and Product team onboarding guides.
- Acted as a point of contact for QA, Developers, and Product teams for testing best practices.
- As Senior Mobile QA Analyst, led QA efforts for major product releases on iOS and Android platforms, contributing to global feature product launches.
Calvert Education Services 🏫
Technology Support and Quality Assurance Specialist
2006 — 2011
- Provided Tier 2/3 support to large-scale group clientele and individual families.
- Resolved issues with online classes, programs, and learning management software.
- Assisted internal staff with technical difficulties and inquiries.
- Examined online products and provided usability feedback to improve client experience and applied quality assurance principles to the software development process.