Ian Obermiller

Part time hacker, full time dad.

I am striving to faithfully live out my truest identity as a child of God and disciple of Jesus in Seattle as a husband, dad, and software engineer at Facebook.


Ive worked in the Facebook Seattle office, with amazing views of the city and Lake Union, since 2013. Our team is changing the way Facebook approaches and executes product design with a purpose-built tool using React and Redux.


Before Facebook I worked at Microsoft, on teams ranging from AdCenter to Windows Phone Research and FUSE Labs. At FUSE we implemented and researched new and awesome ways to make computers more social, since people are really the most essential and basic concept in computing.


In pursuit of continual learning, and to figure out a little bit more about all the things I dont know, I earned my master’s in computer science from the University of Washington via the Professional Masters Program. The courses were awesome and relevant to my job as a software engineer in addition to being fast-paced and intense.

A few years before that, I graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University with an Honors Bachelors degree in Computer Science. In addition to taking a full load of credits and coding on the side as a web developer, I also worked in the Ubicomp Lab, learning about and building wireless, pervasive computing systems.

For Fun

Somehow I have the desire to be on the computer when Im not working, and then I usually spend a bit too much time reading HN or industry happenings. Occasionally, I write code to share or attempt to learn a new programming language. Outside of the digital world, I love diving into the awesome Word of God, building legos and playing point and click adventure games with my three kids, and eating froyo while watching movies with my inspiring wife.