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Alex Covaci, Software Developer in Bucharest, Romania
Alex Covaci

Software Developer in Bucharest, Romania

Member since May 4, 2013
Alex is a seasoned developer, self-publisher, and entrepreneur with proven ability to develop and ship complex software products, spanning numerous platforms. Regardless of the task at hand, he will always bring his passion and attention to detail to the table.
Alex is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • MacOS, 13 years
  • iOS, 11 years
  • Objective-C, 10 years
  • Python, 9 years
  • Swift, 5 years
Bucharest, Romania

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

OS X, Xcode, Sublime, iTerm, SourceTree, Git

The most amazing...

...system I've architected and coded was a corporate-scale RFID/Bluetooth LE security solution.

Employment

  • Contractor, Consultant

    2012 - PRESENT
    Multiple Clients
    • Developed a simple and efficient network library based on Twisted, Snappy and Protocol Buffers.
    • Created a real-time, audio transcoding iOS application.
    • Significantly improved an open source iOS mapping library (RouteMe).
    • Developed a MIDI muxing Mac OS application.
    • Developed a Bluetooth LE software security suite.
    Technologies: Objective-C, C, C++, Python
  • iOS Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Zaption, Inc.
    • Brought the code base up to date and made several architectural redesigns.
    • Conducted extensive refactoring and testing.
    • Optimized critical code paths and fixed several leaks along the way.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Swift, JavaScript
  • iOS Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Raze Ventures Inc.
    • Developed a modular content scraper in JavaScript.
    • Developed complex article extraction, sanitation, and meta-data processing helpers.
    • Developed an async map annotation clusterer.
    • Developed a custom CoreText-backed container featuring pagination breaks and inlined rich objects.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Swift, JavaScript, Python
  • iOS Developer, Lead Architect

    2014 - 2015
    Nakedhearts Foundation
    • Built an app that features several complex UI layouts yet keeps a fluid user experience.
    • Created several SpriteKit-backed components featuring complex behavior.
    • Wrote the content creation section to be very modular and easily extensible.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Swift, Python
  • iOS Developer

    2014 - 2014
    ezLife, LLC
    • Created a plethora of custom UI components.
    • Created a CoreText-backed container to support custom kerning and line height.
    • Created an animation helper to keep track of the complex key-framed animations.
    • Features complex but fully portable layouts.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Python
  • Lead Developer

    2010 - 2012
    WOIZZER AG
    • Developed and helped architect a social networking iOS application.
    • Programmed a fault-tolerant state machine library.
    • Built a real-time audio processing library.
    • Created low-level optimizations.
    Technologies: Objective-C, JavaScript
  • iOS Developer, Architect

    2009 - 2010
    Magnolia Labs
    • Architected and developed iOS applications.
    Technologies: Objective-C, C, C++, Python
  • Contractor, Consultant

    2006 - 2008
    Multiple Clients
    • Developed a Windows driver to communicate with home automation equipment.
    • Developed an OS X Carbon application which connected to iTunes.
    • Developed a distributed data mining and analysis software suite.
    Technologies: Objective-C, C++, Python, Perl, MFC, WPF, WTL, STL, Boost
  • C++ Developer

    2005 - 2006
    iStorm
    • Architected and coded a modular Security software suite.
    • Developed and maintained an encrypted file system driver.
    Technologies: C++, STL, BOOST, WDM

Experience

  • Zaption (Development)

    Took over the existing code base and brought it up to date. Extensive refactoring and improvements were made.

  • LoLo (Development)

    Combines real estate news from several sources under one easy to follow user interface.

  • Elbi (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/elbi-good-on-the-go/id958215274?mt=8

    Elbi joins users with charitable projects that need their digital creativity.

  • Triptap (Development)

    An iOS app headlining a collection of highly curated local experiences. Features custom UI components and complex animations.

  • Noise Generator (Development)

    A real-time signal generator, with frequency component balance adjustment.

  • Bible Shelf (Development)

    A 100% custom user interface powered by Reactive Cocoa.

  • Oscillo (Development)

    A low-latency signal processing application.

  • Contacts Safe (Development)

    An address book backup utility app.

  • JavaScript Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of JavaScript best practices and JavaScript tips provided by our Toptal network members.

Skills

  • Languages

    Swift, SQL, C, Objective-C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Lua
  • Frameworks

    Core Location, Core MIDI, AudioUnit, Core Data, QuartzCore
  • Libraries/APIs

    Twitter API, CocoaPods, Instagram API, Twilio API, Stripe
  • Tools

    Sublime Text, SourceTree, Git, TextMate, Xcode, ITerm
  • Paradigms

    Kanban, Agile Software Development, Scrum, Functional Reactive Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Platforms

    iOS, MacOS, Parse
  • Storage

    JSON, SQLite, NoSQL, MySQL
  • Other

    Carthage

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2004 - 2009
    "Petru Maior" University - Targu Mures
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