Barrett Breshears, Software Developer in Logan, UT, United States
Barrett Breshears

Software Developer in Logan, UT, United States

Member since October 7, 2014
Barrett is a full-stack software developer with over nine years of experience. He has focused on iOS mobile development over the past few years. His hard work and communication skills allow him to work in teams and with projects of all sizes.
Barrett is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Objective-C, 9 years
  • Cocoa, 9 years
  • Xcode, 9 years
  • iOS, 8 years
  • WordPress, 8 years
  • Cordova, 6 years
  • Sencha Touch, 4 years
  • Swift, 4 years

Location

Logan, UT, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Xcode, GitHub/BitBucket, Parse, JIRA

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is an interface that allowed a Magento eCommerce site communicate with a .NET Ecometry ERP system processing over $2 million in sales per year.

Employment

  • Lead iOS Developer and Architect

    2018 - PRESENT
    MetaCardio
    • Interviewed the client and gathered requirements.
    • Determined which platform to target for the MVP.
    • Created MVP requirements and determined project estimates and time.
    • Created an iOS application from scratch, creating project architecture and development processes.
    • Led the software development team and handled project management to finish the app within the created timeline.
    Technologies: Swift, Xcode, Firebase, Fastlane
  • Senior Mobile Engineer

    2018 - 2018
    Cooper Strategic
    • Met daily with the team and clients to figure out requirements for a new project.
    • Analyzed and understood key business requirements and turned those requirements into software features.
    • Developed a plan for minimum viable product based off of feedback from client and business requirements.
    • Took the MVP and created a detailed app structure and flow for users to help create a road map of features and functionality.
    • Took the MVP/roadmap and estimated the total cost of the project and helped deliver user stories, project plans, and total project length and resources.
    Technologies: React Native, iOS, Android
  • Lead iOS Developer

    2018 - 2018
    GigSmart
    • Analyzed the existing codebase to estimate how long the project will take to get to the App Store.
    • Fixed major architectural issues that were causing major code instability.
    • Fixed major Core Location issues causing battery performance issues.
    • Integrated into an existing enterprise software team to help meet the deadline.
    • Joined existing teams' daily standup meetings and performed just like an existing resource and was up to speed writing code on the first day of the project's start.
    Technologies: Swift, Xcode, CircleCI
  • Senior iOS Engineer

    2018 - 2018
    Token Drop
    • Created the base architecture for an app so we can easily expand features while maintaining code quality.
    • Set up a build machine to automate builds and uploads to iTunes Connect.
    • Wrote awesome code that is easily understandable.
    • Implemented analytics and push notifications.
    • Created awesome animations to improve user interactions.
    Technologies: Swift, Xcode, CircleCI
  • Senior iOS Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    Accent Technology
    • Created an admin app that allowed updates to the end user's app for a custom experience depending on the client's needs.
    • Used best practices to create a project that is easily maintainable and scalable.
    • Integrated with the existing team to create high-quality apps.
    • Migrated projects to support the latest version of Swift.
    • Updated apps to support iOS 10.
    • Integrate salesforce into their existing iOS app to pull and then create visualizations.
    • Utilized salesforce mobile SDK to authenticate users.
    • Used Salesforce Object Query Language to pull custom data set down for users to analyze sales process and performance.
    Technologies: Swift, Xcode, Salesforce iOS SDK
  • Senior iOS Engineer

    2015 - 2017
    Zugata (via Toptal)
    • Took the existing codebase and brought quality and standards up to an enterprise level.
    • Worked with the existing team to integrate the API.
    • Created new features that increased the user base.
    • Created build automation tools that streamlined the deployment process.
    • Created automated testing that reduced bugs.
    Technologies: Swift, Cocoa Touch
  • Senior iOS Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    Emirates Group (via Toptal)
    • Supported the existing iOS team in building out difficult features for the new Emirates app.
    • Utilized SVGKit to create an interactive map that allows for offline location lookup.
    • Created a custom scroll view that displays membership rewards with custom animation.
    • Successfully integrated into a team eleven hours ahead of my current time zone.
    • Worked with NSNotificationCenter to sync local core data with a server.
    Technologies: Swift, Xcode, Core Data
  • Senior iOS Developer

    2016 - 2016
    GLOBL (via Toptal)
    • Updated the project to Swift 2.2.
    • Fixed existing project crashes that were causing low app store ratings.
    • Updated the app to iOS 9.3 and Swift 2.2.
    • Utilized Twitter to find periscope URL and grab the stream URL. Once we had the periscope data, we were able to display live streams.
    • Fixed performance issues.
    Technologies: Twitter API, Swift, iOS
  • Senior iOS Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    Poq Studio (via Toptal)
    • Led a team in building a Swift-based iOS application.
    • Built an API framework that communicates with the back-end server.
    • Worked with an international team distributed in different time zones, maintaining excellent communication.
    • Used unit tests and test-driven development to maintain bug-free code.
    • Maintained high code standards with code review.
    Technologies: Swift, Cocoa Touch
  • Senior iOS Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    Roomi (via Toptal)
    • Rebuilt an existing app by creating a scalable foundation that allows for the app to be easily updatable.
    • Integrated S3 image uploads for room listings.
    • Created a live-time chat client.
    • Led a team of developers and created best practices for development.
    • Deployed a custom analytics solution to monitor user activity.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Parse, Firebase
  • iOS Developer

    2014 - 2014
    Rocksauce Studios
    • Developed mobile applications specializing in native and HTML5 app development.
    • Troubleshot existing projects to fix major functionality and crash issues.
    • Implemented crash and analytic SDKs, allowing app owners to see live app issues and usage.
    • Utilized social frameworks to create apps that allowed users to share with their friends and grow the app's user base.
    • Created apps using Parse, allowing for rapid app development.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Swift, Xcode, Storyboards, Size classes, Auto Layout, Cocoa Touch, Parse, HTML5, CSS3
  • Lead Front-end Developer

    2012 - 2014
    Seven Tablets
    • Created Android and iOS apps using native code as well as HTML5, CSS3, and PhoneGap to deliver cross-platform apps depending on business requirements and budgets.
    • Led a team of front-end developers.
    • Created custom REST APIs using Ruby on Rails to communicate with iOS and Android apps.
    • Helped deploy back-end systems on both Amazon EC2 and Heroku.
    • Deployed a continuous integration process utilizing Git that allowed our team to rapidly develop applications.
    • Helped create a code review process that improved code quality and app stability.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Xcode, Cocoa Touch, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Compass, Sencha Touch, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, PhoneGap
  • Lead Web Developer

    2011 - 2012
    VRP
    • Created and maintained eCommerce websites for VRP.
    • Built custom Magento plugins to allow for a single-page checkout process, converting 20% better than the usual four-page Magento checkout.
    • Ran server support for Rackspace instances.
    • Optimized sites for mobile experience.
    • Successfully integrated a .NET ERP system to communicate with the PHP/Magento-based website, where orders had previously been entered manually.
    Technologies: .NET, PHP, Magento, Ecomerty, ASP.NET Storefront
  • Lead Mobile and Web Developer

    2010 - 2011
    Web Dev Designs
    • Created the Motel 6 iPhone app.
    • Built custom websites for companies using Umbraco and .NET.
    • Programmed a custom back-end to communicate with Sabre's Travel API.
    Technologies: iOS, Objective-C, Xcode, .NET, Umbraco, C#

Experience

  • iOS Tech Editor at Raywenderlich.com (Other amazing things)
    https://www.raywenderlich.com/about#bbreshears

    Review and help create video course that teach intermediate and advanced level iOS concepts.

  • Accent Mobile 2.0 (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accent-mobile-2.0/id1159941447?mt=8

    Selling doesn’t have to stop just because you’re on the road. Give sales reps more time to sell with Accent’s mobile app. Your reps can have instant access to all the tools and resources they need to effectively plan, prepare and engage with buyers from anywhere.

  • Zugata (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zugata/id956693671?mt=8

    Zugata empowers you to reach your potential by collecting continuous feedback from the people you work with. Zugata automatically identifies who you work with and collects anonymous feedback to help you understand your strengths and improvement areas and specific ways to improve.

  • Motel 6 iPhone App (Development)

    The iOS app for Motel 6. Serving as the sole app developer, I consulted with Motel 6's in-house designers and back-end engineers to create a great user experience.

  • PRD Companion (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id845176261?__hstc=45742459.ebfec12d4c8d9a3d0b53fd7006755c37.1414720087277.1414720087277.1414720087277.1&__hssc=45742459.2.1414720087278&__hsfp=2393148479

    An app that allows you to access media through your iPad or iPhone alongside the ROS media box to stream videos and music or to view files connected to the media box via USB or cloud. I served as lead developer.

  • Technical Training (Other amazing things)

    Received a certificate in web development from Weatherford College in Texas.

  • Roomi (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roomi-find-roommates-apartment/id690346626?mt=8

    Need a roommate? Roomi makes it easy to find and connect with compatible roommates. Whether you’re renting out an extra room or searching for a place to stay, Roomi is the first mobile app to take the guesswork out of finding the right roommate.

  • Poq Studio's House of Fraser App (Development)

    Created an iOS app for poq studios that allowed retail stores to sell their products though an app.

  • TV Boss iOS and Android App (Development)

    HTML 5 hybrid app built using Cordova.

  • Sonar for Periscope (Development)

    Search for periscope streams based on your local and search terms. Easily browse scopes by swiping through scopes.

  • Toptal Mentor
    Barrett is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Barrett shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.

Skills

  • Languages

    Objective-C, SQL, JavaScript, HTML5, Swift, Dart, PHP, CSS3, Sass, SQL-99, Kotlin, C#, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Core Location, Cocoa, AV Foundation, JSON Framework for Objective-C, AFNetworking, Sencha Touch, Flutter, Cordova, CodeIgniter, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Compass, ASP.NET
  • Libraries/APIs

    Facebook iOS SDK, Parse SDK, CocoaPods, Twitter iOS SDK, Foursquare API, MagicalRecord, Salesforce API, PhoneGap NFC
  • Tools

    Xcode, Sublime Text 2, Flutter SDK, Apache, Bitbucket, Jira, GitHub, Basecamp, Adobe Photoshop, Google Analytics, Crashlytics, Chrome Developer Tools, Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Platforms

    WordPress, iOS, Raspberry Pi, Salesforce, Heroku, AWS EC2, Umbraco, Linux, Android, Ubuntu
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQLi, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Outsourcing, Outsourced Developer
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI), Pair Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum

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