Aleksandar Ilic, Product Development Developer in Belgrade, Serbia
Aleksandar Ilic

Product Development Developer in Belgrade, Serbia

Member since February 4, 2014
Aleksandar has worked on various software and product development projects for Toptal clients as an Android developer, for clients through his own agency as a developer, project manager, and business owner, and also on his own startup projects as a founder and technical co-founder. He understands software products and their lifecycle from various perspectives and roles. He is an open-minded individual with excellent strategic, analytical, and empathic skills.
Aleksandar is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Java 7 years
  • Android 7 years
  • REST APIs 6 years
  • Rx 4 years
  • Product Development 3 years
  • Kotlin 3 years
  • Startup Consulting 2 years
  • New Product Development 2 years

Location

Belgrade, Serbia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Android Studio, OS X

The most amazing...

...product I've built is an Android tablet software for creating standardized documentation for conservators and restaurateurs.

Employment

  • Founder and Senior Android Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Appollo Fortyone LLC
    • Worked closely with leads on closing the sales and defining the project requirements and specifications for the designers and developers.
    • Recruited designers and developers for incoming projects.
    • Led Android development and mentored junior and mid-level Android developers on several projects for startups and enterprises.
    • Worked on the development of a new product for the telco enterprise client.
    • Consulted and coached startup founders to understand what would be the MVP for their idea and how to implement it efficiently.
    Technologies: Kotlin, Android
  • Senior Android Developer

    2020 - 2021
    Vertt AG (via Appollo Fortyone)
    • Recruited and assembled a team of three highly skilled senior developers.
    • Led the software audit of the entire client's software architecture—Android, iOS, and Node.js back end. The audit result was a 25-pages document reviewing the entire architecture, comparing it against best practices and recommendations.
    • Led the refactor of software architecture for rider and driver Android apps.
    • Worked and mentored an in-house Android developer.
    Technologies: Android, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Kotlin
  • Senior Android Developer

    2020 - 2020
    aiHEALTH LLC (via Toptal)
    • Refactored the Android app for collecting patient-reported outcomes.
    • Designed and implemented a custom survey form definition language (FDL) to be used by the back end team to dynamically control the survey questions and the UI of the questions.
    • Implemented the possibility to write business logic in FDL on the back end in JavaScript, which gets executed on the Android app.
    Technologies: Android, Kotlin, JSON-RPC, SQLite
  • Senior Android Developer

    2019 - 2019
    Blu World, Pte., Ltd. (via Toptal)
    • Took over the app development from the previous vendor and assessed its current state.
    • Refactored the existing code to meet the latest development guidelines.
    • Implemented missing features to meet the client's goals and expectations.
    • Maintained the app and supported the client in its post-release phase.
    • Handed over the project to the in-house developer.
    Technologies: Stripe, Kotlin, Java, Android
  • Senior Android Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Mulberrys Garment Care (via Toptal)
    • Developed an Android app for requesting dry cleaning services.
    • Developed an accompanying Android app for drivers to receive pickup and delivery requests.
    • Maintained both Android apps and developed new features.
    Technologies: Google Maps SDK, Android
  • Android App Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Divvy Ride, Inc. (via Toptal)
    • Developed an Android app for requesting immediate and scheduled rides.
    • Developed an accompanying Android app for drivers to receive ride requests from customers.
    • Built both rider and driver apps as a sole developer from start to finish.
    Technologies: Google Maps SDK, Facebook API, MongoDB, Node.js, Android
  • Android Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Yaacomm (via Toptal)
    • Created a utility Android application for people working in CAO Hospitals which could be used to do some CAO related calculations, find helpful information, and explore the service agreement presented as a book with chapters and navigation.
    Technologies: HTML, JSON, Android
  • Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Centaurtek (via Toptal)
    • Created SafeDrive, an Android app for recognizing car drives and driving events during a drive (such as acceleration, break, turns, etc.) from multiple data sources such as Google's Activity Recognition API, GPS locations, accelerometer, and gravity sensors. Parse was used to store the data and app supported full offline mode.
    Technologies: Parse, Accelerometers, GPS, Android
  • Android Engineer Consultant

    2012 - 2014
    Sony Mobile (via PSTech)
    • Created a system framework for storing information about sent and received files over a call.
    • Brought in AOSP's source code for a contact editor into the existing phonebook application.
    • Improved a smart search algorithm to better match who to call next.
    • Improved existing Phonebook source code to be compatible with the latest Android API level.
    • Refactored a phonebook application to use AOSP's BiDi framework instead of the deprecated OEM's BiDi framework.
    Technologies: Bash, SQLite, Android, Java
  • Android Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    PSTech
    • Worked as an off-site and on-site consultant for Sony Mobile on Phonbook project. Engagement details are provided as a separate employment.
    • Created a modular architecture for a mobile device management Android software.
    • Introduced Gitflow workflow in a five-person team.
    Technologies: SQLite, Android, Java
  • Android Software Developer Intern

    2011 - 2012
    Vip Mobile
    • Created an application for checking account balance by mobile subscription, buying tariff add-ons, and finding all related information regarding the Vip mobile operator.
    • Implemented a function to find the nearest Vip store from the app.
    • Collaborated with a UI designer to create the user experience design and app flow.
    Technologies: Android, Java
  • Mobile Software Developer

    2010 - 2011
    Wireless Media
    • Created an Android tablet application for taking customized surveys from retail sellers directly on the field according to the schedule. The application required authentication and used a REST back-end to fetch data about the retail stores' schedules and survey templates. The application had to support an offline mode and restrictive data uploads such us uploding photos only over wifi.
    • Created an Android app store for a Serbian TelCo operator which offered recommendations for Android apps and opportunities to download exclusive apps.
    Technologies: Bada, C++, Android, Java

Experience

  • Vertt
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.vertt.passenger

    I led the refactoring of the entire software architecture for both passenger and driver Android apps. I fixed major production bugs and designed better solutions for existing features. I also mentored the Android developers on best practices and libraries as part of my role in this project.

  • Universal Telecom Mina Sidor
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=universal.minasidor&hl=en

    An Android app for Universal (Swedish telco operator) customers. Users can log in through BankID, keep track of used mobile data, and buy more if needed. The app provides a good overview over services, extra services, usage, invoices, time of agreement, and more, as well as customer service live chat, available every day of the week. Notifications are sent during operational disturbances, and there's an inbox that organizes all communication regarding services with Universal in one place.

  • Eurovelo 6: The Danube Route
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.danubecc.eurovelo6&hl=en

    An Android app for all the cyclists that plan to spend few days on the wheels riding long distances along the Danube. Based on the data European Cyclist Federation collected during EuroVelo 6 route assessment, this app provides dozens of useful pieces of information.

  • Hazelnut Game
    https://apkpure.com/the-hazelnut-game/com.hzlnt.game

    An Android app for challenging your friends with crazy challenges.

  • Mulberrys Cleaners
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mulberryscleaners&hl=en

    An Android app for requesting dry cleaning services.

  • Mulberrys Driver
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mulberryscleaners.driver&hl=en

    An Android app for drivers to receive pickup and delivery requests from the dry cleaning services company.

  • DivvyRide Rider for Android
    https://apkpure.com/divvyride/com.divvyride.android.rider

    An Android app for requesting immediate rides and scheduling advanced rides in the future.

  • DivvyRide Driver for Android

    An Android app for DivvyRide drivers to receive ride requests from customers.

  • CoReDo
    http://heritage.gov.rs/latinica/index.php

    Software for creating standardized conservation and restoration documentation build for the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia. It helps conservators and restaurateurs to highlight damage and previous restorations on a photo of mosaics or frescos while on the field. Every damage or restoration is created as a separated layer which can be overlapped with other layers when creating reports for further analysis. I worked with the domain experts on product development and afterwards implemented the Android application from start to finish.

  • Kontrolor

    An Android application to calculate how much in taxes and excises are you paying on every purchase. It was built for a non-governmental organization as part of a project for raising awareness about government spending. Registration was required using Facebook or Twitter.

  • Osmatrac Apps
    https://apkpure.com/osmatra%C4%8D/rs.ailic.osmatrac

    Osmatrac is a collection of public MJPEG cameras with streaming capability in one application. Most of the available cameras are publicly available traffic cameras which led to the huge popularity of Osmatrac amongst drivers in Belgrade, Serbia. Originally built for Android and afterwards for Samsung Smart TV. I have developed apps for both platforms, including the back end, which was implemented in Google App Engine.

  • Mozzart

    A sport portal for which I have developed an Android application that connects to a REST back end. Beside news, there are also live football scores with match details.

  • Tracker

    An Android application developed for a client with specific tracking requests. There was no UI and it was controlled by sending SMSes to a device where it was installed. The app supported several tracking modes which included features such as detecting device movements by using available sensors on the device, collecting the device's location from available sources, audio recording surroundings, and real-time uploading of all collected data to a server.

  • Developer’s Choice Award at Vip Android Challenge 2.0

    I won a Developer's Choice award at a local Android challenge for a TV Guide application. Users could track TV program schedules in Serbia, create a list of favorites, search content by name and genre, and set reminders for their favorite shows and movies. The app wound up being preinstalled in all Android devices sold by Vip TelCo operator.

  • Awards "Best Bada Applications" and "The Best Student Application" at Vip Challenge 3

    I have won two awards from local mobile development challenges for TV Guide applications for the Samsung Bada platform (now discontinued). The application was a ported light version of my TV Guide for Android. It was developed in C++ and Bada IDE and supported only the basic functionality of the original Android version.

  • Bring Up Process Talk at Mobile Monday

    Together with my colleague, we described the process for Android OS development and explained in detail the phases of the Bring Up process by providing examples from the development of Phonebook and E-mail Sony Mobile applications at a Mobile Monday event.

  • Lecture on Android Development

    I gave a lecture designed for engineers interested in Android development. The contents of the lecture included Android’s basic components and best practices with emphasis on the communication between those components.

Skills

  • Frameworks

    Android SDK, Rx
  • Libraries/APIs

    Android Support Library, Google Maps, Firebase Android SDK, REST APIs, Accelerometers, Node.js, Google Maps SDK, Stripe, Facebook API, JSON-RPC, Socket.IO
  • Platforms

    Android, Firebase, OS X, Parse, Google App Engine, Linux
  • Other

    Senior Android, Google Material Design, User Interface (UI), AOSP, Lean Development, Product Development, Startup Consulting, Bada, GPS, Custom Views, Lean Startups, New Product Development, Minimum Viable Products (MVP), Entrepreneurship, Ideation, Strategic Thinking, Coaching
  • Languages

    Java, Kotlin, HTML, Bash, Swift, C++, C, SQL, JavaScript
  • Tools

    Git, Eclipse IDE, Android Studio, Firebase Analytics, Gerrit, Jenkins
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Design Patterns, Scrum, Clean Code, Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD), Unit Testing, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Design Thinking
  • Storage

    JSON, MongoDB, SQLite

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2008 - 2012
    School of Computing (RAF), Union University - Belgrade, Serbia

Certifications

  • Startup Launch Academy
    JUNE 2021 - PRESENT
    Antler
  • NLP Practicioner
    JULY 2020 - PRESENT
    International Association of NLP Institutes (IN)
  • Wingwave Coach
    NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Besser-Siegmund-Institute

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