Austin Wood, Product Management Developer in Lancaster, PA, United States
Austin Wood

Product Management Developer in Lancaster, PA, United States

Member since March 2, 2020
Austin has over five years of experience developing mobile applications with tech startups in Silicon Valley. Before that, he worked as an experimental and theoretical physics researcher with the Joint Quantum Institute and The Center for String and Particle Theory. As an engineer, Austin loves creating products that deliver exquisite user experiences.
Austin is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Lancaster, PA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

iOS SDK, Android SDK, Swift, JavaScript, React, React Native, Flutter, Dart, HTML, CSS, Node.js, Python, Flask, Ruby, Rails, MongoDB, SQL, Git, Jira, Slack, Trello, AWS, Docker

The most amazing...

...team I've worked with was when I was CTO at JustHive, a social media startup valued at $10 million, which I grew from 4 to 12 engineers.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    7Cups: Anxiety and Stress Chat
    • Spearheaded the mobile app rewrite in React Native.
    • Used Redux and WebSockets to build real-time chat functionality.
    • Grew the mobile engineering team from 1 to 5 engineers.
    Technologies: React Native, JavaScript
  • CTO

    2017 - 2018
    JustHive: Social, Data-Driven Forums for the Mobile Era
    • Grew the engineering team from 4 to 12 developers.
    • Managed all engineering teams: mobile, web, back-end, DevOps, and blockchain.
    • Oversaw non-engineering efforts: product development, marketing, and content creation.
    Technologies: Swift, React, Flask, AWS, DynamoDB, Docker
  • iOS and Android Developer

    2016 - 2017
    EExT Mobile Software Development
    • Developed multiple mobile apps, including a video game review network.
    • Worked directly with clients to distill their abstract vision into concrete objectives.
    • Conducted user interviews to improve the user experience of apps.
    Technologies: Swift, Java, Firebase
  • Researcher

    2010 - 2012
    Joint Quantum Institute
    • Built a machine and wrote software for the construction of tapered nanofiber optic cables.
    • Co-authored multiple publications, including Atoms talking to SQUIDs.
    • Presented research at the 2012 Frontiers in Optics conference in San Jose, CA.
    Technologies: MATLAB, Wolfram Mathematica

Experience

  • 7Cups: Anxiety and Stress Chat (Development)
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/7-cups-anxiety-stress-chat/id921814681

    A platform for connecting people in need with compassionate listeners. The product has helped over 39 million people cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, and the mobile app is the most used interface. I led the React Native rewrite of the app in order to provide a better user experience to the site's millions of mobile users.

  • Clava: Location-Based Chatrooms (Development)
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clava/id1439856512

    Clava is a location-based chatroom app built in React Native. Anyone can create and join public chatrooms, and business owners can send real-time promotions to nearby users. I was the lead mobile engineer and also managed the back-end team.

  • Knnkt: Friend Finder (Development)
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/knnkt/id1490491748

    Knnkt is a mobile app built for meeting new friends with shared interests. Add interesting people to your "Keepers" and chat with them. I was the sole developer of this project and used React Native for the mobile client and Node.js for the back end.

  • SuccessMode: Goals Planner, Meditations, and Other Success Tools (Development)
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/successmode/id1452731108

    The SuccessMode app contains a toolkit with proven techniques used by many successful people. It is easy to program the SuccessMode app with your goals and desired lifestyle. Then you can set up a simple 10-15 minute routine to review and incorporate positive thoughts into your day. I built this app using Swift and Firebase.

Skills

  • Languages

    Swift, JavaScript, SQL, Python 3, Ruby, CSS, HTML, Dart, Objective-C
  • Frameworks

    Flutter, React Native, Redux, Flask, Ruby on Rails 5
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Twilio API, Facebook API
  • Tools

    Xcode, Git, Jira, Trello, MATLAB, Mathematica
  • Paradigms

    Mobile Development, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    iOS, Firebase, Android, Docker
  • Other

    Product Management, Algorithms, Data Structures, AWS, System Architecture
  • Storage

    MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB, NoSQL
  • Industry Expertise

    Physics

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics
    2009 - 2012
    University of Maryland - College Park, MD

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