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Jacob Hazelgrove

Jacob Hazelgrove

Columbus Township, IN, United States
Member since October 23, 2015
Jacob has been a professional OS X and iOS Software Engineer since 2008. He specializes in user interface programming and internal tool development, with a large part of his experience focusing on speech recognition applications. Jacob is committed to helping the team achieve its ultimate goal of customer success in any way possible and is eager to take on difficult challenges to ensure that this goal is actualized.
Jacob is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Mac OS, 15 years
  • Objective-C, 14 years
  • Cocoa, 14 years
  • Interface Builder, 14 years
  • Xcode, 14 years
  • Cocoa Touch, 6 years
  • Swift 2, 3 years
  • Swift 3, 2 years
Columbus Township, IN, United States
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
Xcode, Interface Builder, iOS, macOS, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've worked on is a speech recognition application that helps people with vision and physical disabilities interact with their computer.
Employment
  • Senior iOS Software Engineer
    2014 - 2015
    Silent Circle, LLC
    • Implemented and assisted in designing UI for a next generation VoIP app for iOS.
    • Worked closely with the UX/UI team to support a common look and feel across all platforms.
    • Implemented custom UI for use in other company products.
    • Developed a shareable user interface for custom contact systems.
    • Wrote custom tools to support development.
    Technologies: iOS, OS X, Cocoa, Objective-C, Swift, Xcode, Interface Builder, Core Animation, Core Graphics, Git
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2011 - 2014
    Nuance Communications Inc.
    • Supported the development of an advanced speech recognition solution for Mac OS X.
    • Played a key role in the development of an entry-level speech recognition application for the Mac App Store.
    • Supported merging a transcription product into a speech recognition product.
    • Showed initiative by taking on extra responsibility for the design of the product line.
    • Attended WWDC for continued learning.
    • Promoted to Senior Engineer for doing senior-level work in an entry-level position.
    Technologies: iOS, OS X, Cocoa, Objective-C, Xcode, Interface Builder, Core Animation, Core Graphics, Mercurial, FogBugz, JavaScript
  • Software Engineer
    2008 - 2011
    MacSpeech Inc./Nuance Communications Inc.
    • Supported development of a speech recognition solution for Mac OS X.
    • Played a key role in development of an audio transcription application for Mac OS X.
    • Implemented numerous custom user interface elements.
    • Handled localization and implementation across the entire product line.
    • Supported development of medical and legal editions of the product line.
    • Wrote custom tools to support development and localization.
    • Developed an Interface Builder plugin for custom user interface components.
    • Re-branded the entire product line after acquisition.
    Technologies: iOS, OS X, Cocoa, Objective-C, Xcode, Interface Builder, Core Animation, Core Graphics, SVN, Trac
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    Objective-C, Swift 3, Swift, Swift 2
  • Frameworks
    Cocoa, Cocoa Touch
  • Tools
    Xcode, Interface Builder, Auto Layout
  • Platforms
    Mac OS, iOS
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
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