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Jacob Hazelgrove, Software Developer in Columbus Township, IN, United States
Jacob Hazelgrove

Software Developer in 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

  • MacOS, 17 years
  • Interface Builder, 16 years
  • Xcode, 16 years
  • Cocoa, 16 years
  • Objective-C, 16 years
  • Cocoa Touch, 8 years
  • Swift 2, 3 years
  • Swift 3, 2 years
Columbus Township, IN, United States

Availability

Part-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

  • Software Engineer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Toptal Clients
    • Developed a WatchOS companion for a choose-your-own-adventure iOS game.
    • Took over development of the Mymo Health telemedicine app—later, built a new app after a massive redesign.
    • Worked on messaging and maps components of a social media app related to the restaurant industry.
    • Built the core of the new Hush makeup sales iOS app.
    • Worked on iOS and macOS versions of the Accountable2You app.
    • Worked on a custom macOS word processor for academic publishing.
    • Built an iOS app for a real estate agent in the Phoenix area.
    • Worked on an enterprise app for an oil company.
    Technologies: Swift, Objective-C, iOS, MacOS, WatchOS, OpenTok
  • Independent Contractor

    2008 - PRESENT
    Jacob Hazelgrove
    • Worked full-time on macOS speech recognition software.
    • Developed full-time on iOS VoIP software.
    • Contributed to the development of an iOS radio streaming app.
    • Helped build a VoIP app for LoudCloud.
    • Created my own iOS and macOS software.
    Technologies: Swift, Objective-C, iOS, MacOS, Twillio, Bandwidth
  • 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 the development of a speech recognition solution for Mac OS X.
    • Played a key role in the 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 the 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.
    • Rebranded 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 2, Swift
  • Frameworks

    Cocoa Touch, Cocoa
  • Tools

    Interface Builder, Xcode, Auto Layout
  • Platforms

    MacOS, iOS
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
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