Postmates Hires Ken Kocienda As Principal Software Engineer Focusing On Human-Machine Interaction

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Postmates Hires Ken Kocienda As Principal Software Engineer Focusing On Human-Machine Interaction

06/10/2019

Postmates hired bestselling author and long-time Apple engineer, Ken Kocienda, as Principal Software Engineer. He will be joining the Postmates team and working first on Postmates X, building the new platform for the company's autonomous sidewalk rover, Serve.

Previously at Apple, Kocienda drove innovation on the software teams that created the first versions of the Safari web browser, the iPhone, the iPad, and the Apple Watch. He collaborated with designers and engineers to develop features for the original release of iOS through iOS 11. He delivered faces for the first Apple Watch, algorithms for 3D Touch and the pressure-sensitive home button, accessibility features, and user interface elements for SpringBoard, Live Photos, and the two-lens Portrait filter. He also invented autocorrect for the original iPhone and holds over 50 patents for his work at Apple.

Kocienda is the author of the bestselling book, Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs. The book focuses on his more than 15 years of experience at Apple.

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