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Allow me to introduce myself -- my name is Tim Nufire.

I am currently a Founder and VP of Engineering at Backblaze where I spend my time scaling our datacenter and writing server-side code. I'm also responsible for data security which uses RSA public/private keys, military grade AES encryption and OpenSSL to keep our user's backups safe and secure. Backblaze offers fast, reliable, internationalized, cross-platform (Windows, Macintosh, Linux) online backup software... And best of all it is extremely easy to use! Check out our How it Works page for more information on what we are all about. There is a 15 day trial and it's just $5 per month for unlimited storage.

During my 15 plus years in Silicon Valley I have been a dynamic engineering leader in organizations that range from four to 40,000 employees. I have been director or vice president of engineering at three successful startups acquired by SonicWALL, Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), and Thomson Corporation (NYSE:TRI; TSE:TRI). As vice president of engineering at Thomson Corporation, I drove process innovations to ensure rapid, high-quality development. My accomplishments at MailFrontier, SearchFox, and Aplia include growing technical teams from five people to 30; developing a large-scale, highly available web service that processed 2 million transactions per day; and developing innovative "Web 2.0" technologies. Previously, I managed Excite Inbox and its 6 million users and held senior engineering positions at Apple, Adobe, and others. I graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in mathematics and an emphasis in physics.

Many of you found your way to this Web site after talking with me in person; others have likely been referred by friends or colleagues. Whichever your path, thank you for your interest and for taking the time to learn more about what I've been up to. If you want to contact me for any reason I can be reached at 415-244-8428 or via e-mail at For your convenience, in addition to links to my résumé, I have provided a number of links to background information related to projects I have worked on below.

Tim Nufire's Signature


My Résumé:

Best version -- LinkedIn Public Profile

An old version in PDF format -- resume.pdf


Additional information on some of my projects:

My wife Ali Nufire and I now have our personal photography collection online! The Gallery can be found at

Checkout the Wedding Photo Viewer write-up along with my online wedding album

What is 3D audio, anyway? Want to learn more? If so, read my 3D Audio Primer.

Information from Apple Computer about projects I worked on:

Apple Game Sprockets

Apple SoundSprocket Overview

QuickTime VR




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Last updated: 07/08