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Carlos Hernández

Carlos Hernández

California, United States
Member since October 3, 2011
Carlos is a passionate and detail-oriented developer. Over the years, he has developed applications of all types and complexities, in different capacities and responsibilities as a lead engineer or senior member of the team. Recently, he's been working at Life360 as the iOS Lead Engineer, giving peace of mind to millions of families around the world.
Carlos is now available for hire
  • Xcode, 9 years
  • iOS, 9 years
  • Objective-C, 9 years
  • Agile Software Development, 8 years
  • Core Location, 5 years
  • Swift, 3 years
  • Java, 1 year
  • HTML5, 1 year
California, United States
Preferred Environment
iOS, macOS
The most amazing... I've built is Life360 Family Locator, which helps family keep connected.
  • Lead iOS Engineer
    Life360, Inc. (via Toptal)
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Led the iOS team.
    • Worked closely with design and product teams.
    • Handled the mobile location architecture.
    • Architected major development initiatives.
    • Kept the iOS team aligned with the company's feature work.
    • Established best design patterns across the team.
    • Worked in all areas of the main app: Onboarding, Location, Engagement, Premium, and Growth.
    Technologies: iOS, Swift, Obj-C, Xcode, Git
  • Senior Developer
    Software Factory LLC
    2009 - 2011
    • Designed and developed games for mobile platforms, including iPhone and iPad.
    Technologies: iOS, Objective-C, CocoaTouch, Xcode
  • Senior Developer
    2004 - 2009
    • Designed and developed applications for a broad array of customers within the construction, tobacco, and apparel industries.
    • Worked as lead developer (heading up teams of 5 to 10) on a host of projects.
    Technologies: .NET, SQL, Oracle, HTML, CSS, ASP.NET
  • Lead iOS Engineer, Life360, Inc. (Development)

    Life360 is the world’s leading location-sharing app, and is the best way to stay connected to family, friends, and everyone in between.

    Use Life360 to:
    * Give peace of mind to families around the globe
    * Create discreet Circles for the important people in your life
    * Share your location with who you want, when you want
    * Get automatic notifications when friends and family arrive at favorite Places
    * Communicate one-to-one or to an entire group with free in-app messaging

  • Paratroopers: Air Assault HD (Development)

    Designed an app for iPhone and iPad. Commissioned Brazilian design company for graphics. Worked on the development, mockups, and testing. The app was featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy” and “Whatʼs Hot” categories.

  • Advanced Level & Inclinometer: TiltMeter (Development)

    Worked on design, development, and graphics of one of 2008's first iOS apps.

  • Cerveza Port Royal (Development)

    Designed and developed. Commissioned graphics to a local design and graphics company.

  • The H-1B Visa: An iOS Developer's Journey from Honduras to Silicon Valley (Publication)
    These days, I’m living in the great city of San Francisco. I’ve got a job that I love, and one that I’ve dreamt of having for a long time. Everything seems easy now, but it wasn’t always like this.
  • Languages
    Objective-C, SQL, Swift, Java, C++, HTML5
  • Frameworks
    StoreKit, Cocoa Touch, Core Location, MapKit, Core Motion, Core Data, iOS SceneKit
  • Libraries/APIs
    UIkit, CocoaPods, API, SpriteKit, Facebook SDK, Core Graphics
  • Tools
    iOS SDK, Apple Push Notifications, Xcode, Alexa, Git
  • Paradigms
    Design Patterns, Functional Programming, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    iOS, Apache2
  • Storage
    DynamoDB, MySQL
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana - Unitec - San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    1997 - 2001
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