Ida Mayer

I’m seeking new challenges with a role that involves HCI and product design, while leveraging my expertise in engineering and web development.

(650) 701-7095


Berkeley Neuroeconomics Lab Research Collaborator

2020 - PRESENT

  • Engineer online behavioral experiments in Qualtrics using React
  • Data analysis using python and R
  • Research on the Near Miss Effect
  • Personal project on the influence of future expected earnings on motivation and procrastination behavior
  • Interested in topics of neuroanatomy and human performance.

Google Privacy UX Senior UX Engineer

2019 - 2021

  • Build prototypes to enable international privacy research
  • Generate interaction design solutions for testing with lead designers
  • Assess technical feasibility of design and research recommendations

Google Travel Senior Software Engineer

2015 - 2018

  • Frontend developer on Google travel guide
  • Implemented “itineraries” and “suggested itineraries” UIs
  • Frontend (JS, CSS, HTML) and web server (Java) development

Google Actions Senior Software Engineer

2013 - 2015

  • Tech lead for 3 person team implementing Actions within google search: set milestones, assigned tasks, managed launch cals
  • Full stack development: web frontend and across 3 different backend systems. Release engineer

Google Search Software Engineer

2011 - 2013

  • Frontend developer on Mobile Web Search, Search Features, and Image Search
  • Rapid prototyping for multiple speculative design projects
  • Built updated nav bar on Search as an only 2 engineer team
  • Launched Doodles on mobile


Freie Universität, Berlin

MSc Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience

Master’s Thesis on Motivation

Carnegie Mellon University

BS Computer Science

BA Creative Writing

BA Multilingual Studies

Graduated Summa cum Laude and with Honors. ΦBK. Andrew Carnegie Scholars.

Favorite coursework in neuroscience, algorithms, HCI, Mandarin, German, and communication design.


JavaScript,  Java, Python, HTML/CSS



Partner Acrobatics semi-professional performing artist.

Dancing especially blues fusion, and lindy hop.

Cooking especially unusual flavors or cooking methods.