About Me

Ioana Alexandru


I am a software engineer at Google, where I work on the Android SystemUI team (a.k.a., “everything you see on Android that’s not an app”). I am passionate about mobile development and UI/UX design, and I love coming up with creative ways to improve the way users interact with their mobile phones.

My mission is to create delightful experiences on Android, and to help grow the next generation of software developers. I practiced teaching and mentoring through my position as a Teaching Assistant in my university, as well as my role as Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador. One of my greatest achievements has been leading a team of students who contribute on a mobile application I built for our student community in University. Through work, I love participating in events, conferences and various career panels.

Work experience

Software Engineer

2022 - present
Currently working on the Android SystemUI team in 🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland. My main focus is to improve notifications on Android by fixing bugs and leveraging modern software architecture for both existing and new features.

Software Engineer

2020 - 2022
Worked as part of the Search infrastructure team in 🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland. Developing and maintaining highly scalable serving and indexing systems, as well as tools to improve developer velocity.

Teaching Assistant

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
2017 - 2020
Taught introductive classes on programming, data structures (in C) and object-oriented programming (in Java) at the top engineering university in 🇷🇴 Bucharest, Romania.

Software Engineering Intern

summer 2019
Worked as an iOS back-end (Objective-C) developer in the mobile data infrastructure team in 🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland.

Software Engineering Intern

summer 2018
Gained experience with Kotlin and Java by developing a new IDE feature as part of the Android Studio team in 🇬🇧 London, UK.


Master's degree in Graphics, Multimedia and Virtual Reality

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
2020 - 2022

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
2016 - 2020


Gold Student Ambassador

Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors
Achieved the last milestone of the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors programme thanks to continuous community engagement, even during the global pandemic.

Academy Lead

Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors
in partnership with
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
2019 - 2020
I was responsible for the Microsoft Academy at our university, including managing the team of trainers for our three courses (Introduction to .NET, Advanced .NET and SQL Server) as well as PR tasks. I was a trainer myself for the SQL Server course, from March to December 2019.

Student Ambassador

Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors
2018 - 2020
As a student ambassador, I regularly participated in and organised workshops and events featuring various Microsoft technologies. For more information about our team's activity, check our Facebook page.


2017 - 2018
Codette is a community for women with a passion for IT&C that organizes a series of events centered on education, inclusion and personal development. I took part in IT-related workshops (Py@Codette – Python workshop) as both participant and trainer, and various events (Codette4Web – powered by Adobe Romania, involving discussions about web services), as well as contributed with articles for the community blog.



Programming languages

Main languages

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