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James Knight, Project Management Developer in Valencia, Spain
James Knight

Project Management Developer in Valencia, Spain

Member since November 29, 2016
A former Googler, James has spent the last six years designing, developing, and marketing products for companies ranging from game studios to startups to Fortune 50s. Over the last 3 years, he has launched over 10 applications to mobile app stores, and managed a mobile development agency.
James is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Gradient
    iOS, Android, Web, Objective-C, Swift, Java, Kotlin, Node, Express, PostgreSQL
  • Google
    Web, Android, JavaScript, Python, SQL
  • Romotive
    Objective-C, C++, Java, Android, iOS, Mac OS, FFmpeg, Boost

Experience

  • Java, 8 years
  • Objective-C, 6 years
  • Android, 6 years
  • iOS, 6 years
  • Node.js, 5 years
  • Project Management, 5 years
  • Product Management, 5 years
  • Swift, 2 years
Valencia, Spain

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac OS, Xcode, Android Studio, WebStorm, Git

The most amazing...

...project I've done was leading an effort at Google enabling advertisers to target customers using their location in the sales funnel, making $30M in a quarter.

Employment

  • Owner

    2015 - PRESENT
    Gradient
    • Ported WheelsUp's iOS application to Android. Currently at 5 stars in the Play Store.
    • Worked alongside A Rad Corp's iOS team to launch #FIREFIRE and Hotshot Screen Recorder on iOS and Android simultaneously, with the launches being featured on Product Hunt. #FIREFIRE currently has over 4 stars on the Play Store.
    • Wrote a custom PGP encryption/decryption module for Human Practice's iOS app, a mobile platform that enables doctors to refer and network with their colleagues.
    • Ran a two-week product audit and roadmapping strategy session for MINA, a company helping patients share their up-to-date health history with providers efficiently, safely, and securely without filling out multiple paper forms.
    • Optimized and expanded Reveal's recording, editing, and video sharing features.
    • Built an iOS application for interior design professionals, allowing them to capture, organize, and share items within their teams and with their clients.
    • Led company sales and marketing efforts.
    • Led product and project management efforts for internal and client teams.
    Technologies: iOS, Android, Web, Objective-C, Swift, Java, Kotlin, Node, Express, PostgreSQL
  • Solutions Engineer

    2013 - 2015
    Google
    • Led a multi-industry effort known as “Single View of the User,” working to enable advertisers to target their customers based on their location within the sales funnel and generating over $35M of new revenue in a single quarter.
    • Organized and led “Lua,” a cross-functional team to scale these engagements across the telecom, insurance, and banking industries.
    • Worked alongside the marketing, legal, and engineering teams for a large American bank to help them implement server side conversion tracking, enabling approximately $10M of incremental spend.
    • Designed and built an internal Android application that allows co-workers to update their daily location on our team’s shared calendar.
    • Designed and developed custom dashboards to help a large American travel company track their $50M in annual spend across various global markets.
    Technologies: Web, Android, JavaScript, Python, SQL
  • Lead Engineer

    2011 - 2012
    Romotive
    • Constructed an H.264 video streaming library for iOS—capable of transmitting the highest level of H.264 encoding available at 24 fps across local networks.
    • Architected and built a cross-platform, native networking library for controlling Romotive’s robotics platform for both iOS and Android.
    • Designed and built Romotive’s Android application.
    • Gained experience growing a software team to five engineers; was the first employee at Romotive to do so.
    • Contributed to iOS front-end development.
    Technologies: Objective-C, C++, Java, Android, iOS, Mac OS, FFmpeg, Boost
  • Junior Programmer

    2010 - 2011
    2XL Games
    • Designed and implemented Facebook and Twitter integration for the top-selling iOS game Ricky Carmichael’s Motocross Matchup Pro.
    • Built UI elements and screens for several mobile and console games across Xbox, PS2, iOS, and Android.
    • Helped with game testing and quality assurance.
    • Worked with external business partners to build marketing materials for upcoming games.
    Technologies: C++, Objective-C, Java, iOS, Android
  • Owner

    2008 - 2010
    Input/Output Productions
    • Designed and developed the website for a local entertainment company, City of Lights Entertainment.
    • Consulted a local apartment complex on digital marketing and helped them set up Google Analytics.
    • Provided hardware support for a local tech importer, Iveo.
    Technologies: Web, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

Experience

  • WheelsUp Android Port (Development)
    http://wheelsup.com/

    Ported WheelsUp's iOS application to Android. Led the development and project management efforts.

    Currently at 5 stars in the Play Store.

  • #FIREFIRE & Hotshot Android Development (Development)

    Worked alongside A Rad Corp's iOS team to launch #FIREFIRE and Hotshot Screen Recorder on iOS and Android simultaneously, with the launches being featured on Product Hunt.

    #FIREFIRE currently has over 4 stars in the Play Store.

  • Reveal Video Streaming Optimizations (Development)
    https://reveal.me/

    Optimized and expanded Reveal's recording, editing, and video sharing features—making use of Amazon's Elastic Transcoder service and the HTTP Live Streaming protocol.

  • MINA Product Audit (Development)
    http://minaapp.com/

    Ran a two-week product audit and roadmapping strategy session for MINA, a company helping patients share their up-to-date health history with providers efficiently, safely, and securely without filling out multiple paper forms.

  • Romotive's H.264 & Networking Library (Development)

    Constructed Romotive's H.264 Video streaming library for iOS, capable of transmitting the highest level of H.264 encoding available at 24 fps across local networks. Also developed Romotive's cross platform (iOS and Android) networking library.

  • Savel App (iOS) (Development)

    Partnered with Interior Design firm Savel to build an iOS application for professionals in their field, allowing them to capture, organize, and share items within their teams and with their clients.

    Currently ranked 5 stars in the App Store.

Skills

  • Languages

    Kotlin, Swift, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript, C++, Python, Clojure, Go, TypeScript, C#
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, RxJava, RxSwift, Google AdWords, Butterknife, Retrofit, Socket.IO
  • Paradigms

    App Development, Cross-platform, Management, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Agile Software Development, Functional Programming
  • Platforms

    Mobile, Android, iOS, Web
  • Storage

    Realm, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Other

    Education, Prototyping, Training, Teaching, Employee Training, Technical Training, Technical Consulting, WebSockets, Project Management, Product Management, Consulting, Design, Interaction Design (IxD), Public Speaking, Digital Advertising, Web Development, Product Marketing, Product Strategy, App Design, Web Marketing, Conference Speaking, Networks, iBeacon, Bluetooth, Google Material Design
  • Frameworks

    Rx, Dagger 2, Express.js
  • Tools

    RxAndroid, Sequelize, Mocha, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Education

  • Graduate Studies in Computer Science
    2013 - 2014
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
    2007 - 2011
    Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ, USA
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