Hi, I am

Jackie Zhang

I am a Software Engineer.

about me

Hello world and welcome to my website!

I am currently a Senior at University of Michigan studying Computer Science & Data Science. I love to find and solve problems using technology.

My academic interest lies in Distributed/Networked/Data-Intensive systems, my most recent research project is a novel data-driven controller design for developing generic applications in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Industrial Networking (E.g. manufacturing testbed) environments easily and elegantly.

I am a big fan of entrepreneurship. I founded ReactiveXYZ, a creative app and web development studio when I was in high school. I was also a former co-founder and CTO of Backyard Parking (acquired and is now Parqyt). At the moment, I am preparing for my next venture!

I also love to share and learn through open-sourcing. I was an early contributor to the Laravel framework. I have constantly released source codes of tools and past projects that I wrote on my Github. Most recently, I am working on open-sourcing and maintaining Recore, a novel frontend development framework I was heavily involved in during my internship at Alibaba.

Besides a technologist, I am a certified barista and hunter, a semi-Aussie, a traveller and a ukulele rookie.

A picture of Switzerland, taken in January 2020




Software Engineer intern

Data Science Runtime – Databricks, Inc

Big data technologies.

Mar 2020 – Present

Research Intern (Part time)

DAMO Academy (达摩院) – Alibaba Cloud

I am working in the Data Intelligence Lab on distributed computing models.

Jun – Aug 2019

Software Developer Intern

Core Services – Hulu, LLC.

I was working on a distributed in-memory caching system. I implemented pipelines to fetch more data sources, an introspection module for internal debugging, advanced memory controls and proposed designs requiring inter-team collaborations.

Apr – Jun 2019

Software Engineer Intern

Enterprise Intelligence – Alibaba Group

I was working on on a visual site development engine SDK, and a novel templating language; I led the refactoring of the visual engine’s prototype.


2016 – 2020

Computer Science & Data Science

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

3.75 GPA. Studied Operating System, Machine Learning, Database, Compiler, Networking, Security, Computer Vision etc.

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Available upon request.


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based in Ann Arbor, MI & Melbourne, Australia

Tel : +1 734 263 4593

jackie [at] reactive.xyz

Freelance Available

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