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Russell Stewart

Russell Stewart

Albuquerque, NM, United States
Member since January 19, 2017
Russell is an Android developer with over eight years of experience. He's highly experienced with Android SDK and knowledgeable about the intricacies of mobile app design and development. He also has experience in Web and API design and development.
Russell is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Java, 10 years
  • Android UI Design, 8 years
  • Android SDK, 8 years
  • JIRA, 6 years
  • Git, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • PHP, 4 years
  • Laravel, 2 years
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, MacOS, Android Studio/IntelliJ, Atom
The most amazing...
...thing I've worked on is Solo, a mobile app that served as a lifeline for solo adventurers to give them and their loved ones a sense of security and safety.
Employment
  • Senior Mobile Developer
    2010 - 2016
    CauseLabs, Inc.
    • Created Bible.is for Android, an Android app for reading and listening to the Bible. This app was part of a larger ecosystem built and maintained by CauseLabs which covered Android, Web, and iOS, and supported millions of users worldwide.
    • Developed Moneythink, a social/gamified app developed for a financial education program targeted at high school students.
    • Built CEOWorks, an Android app developed for the Center for Employment Opportunities. Handles daily scheduling of employees, recording their attendance status, viewing work history, employee evaluation, and incident reporting.
    • Created MobileMi$$ion, a financial education program targeted at returning veterans. Mission-oriented, with a scoring system and real-time chat.
    • Developed Balancing Act, a budget simulation app developed by CauseLabs in partnership with Engaged Public. Currently in use by Fort Collins, CO, San Antonio, TX, Littleton, CO, Hartford, CT, and many others. It also includes a simulation of the Federal Budget.
    • Built Solo, an internal project at CauseLabs that I began in 2014: an app designed to help outdoor adventurers stay safe when they are away from home by sending an SMS message to a friend when they leave, when they safely arrive, and if they don't arrive on time.
    Technologies: Android, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Python
  • Senior Software Developer
    2006 - 2010
    Veralight, Inc.
    • Built a customized, stripped-down Linux OS from source to run on an embedded system in a medical device.
    • Collaborated with one other developer to design and build a C++ application to run on the device with a touchscreen GUI.
    • Wrote code for LED alignment and operation of custom optical and electro-mechanical systems developed in house for the device.
    Technologies: C++
  • Software Engineer
    2000 - 2006
    Sandia National Laboratories
    • Learned to work with an in-house modeling and simulation framework called Umbra.
    • Developed simulations for hardware being built at Sandia.
    • Collected and analyzed real-world data from hardware tests and compared it to simulation results to refine the simulation.
    Technologies: C++, XML
Experience
  • Bible.is (Development)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.faithcomesbyhearing.android.bibleis

    An app developed for Faith Comes by Hearing that makes the Bible (both text and audio) available to users in hundreds of different languages. It provides a rich, customizable reading experience and allows users to highlight and bookmark verses and take notes, and create an account so they can sync that data across multiple devices. It is backed by an API called the DBP (Digital Bible Project), which allows users to have a similar experience on Android, iOS and the web.

  • CEOWorks (Development)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ceoworks.android&hl=en

    A mobile app and API developed to support the Center for Employment Opportunities. This organization helps ex-convicts back into the workforce by providing them jobs and the tools to succeed at them. The CEOWorks app is used to manage work crews for CEO. It handles daily scheduling of employees, allowing supervisors to record their attendance status and view their work history. It also provides a centralized mechanism for supervisors to evaluate the participants' work and file incident reports. We also built an award system where participants are awarded badges for their achievements and progress throughout the program.

  • Solo (Development)

    Solo helps people adventure safely. Prior to heading out on adventure, whether a bike ride around the city or a trek around the mountain, users set up a destination, a time they plan to get there, and the friends they want to be in the know.

    From there, Solo watches over you. Adventure on with peace of mind, because if you don’t arrive at your destination in time, Solo will alert your friends who can then request help. It’s that simple. We have a slew of other features planned, but want to stay lean in order to better understand the ways the tool can be used.

  • Moneythink (Development)

    Android, iOS and Web platforms. Recognized by President Obama as one of the best new ideas for social innovation, Moneythink empowers a generation of young Americans to use money wisely. Moneythink aims to make financial capability a social norm in the US by 2030.

  • MobileMi$$ion (Development)

    Android pilot app for Financial Readiness for Returning Veterans.

    MobileMi$$ion is a new, distinctive solution for the unique financial changes that transitioning servicemembers and veterans experience along with their families. This app gives you access to learning activities and a personalized mentor that you can access at any time, wherever you are, on any Android device!

    This program will help you meet your financial goals—from saving to paying down debt, improving your credit, and accessing government benefits. All mentors provided through the app are trained military spouses actively earning an Accredited Financial Counselor certification. They understand your situation because they have lived it.

  • Surviving the Parse Apocalypse (Other amazing things)
    https://medium.com/@CauseLabs/surviving-the-parse-apocalypse-tutorial-6180df7b6712#.fc9ex0bki

    A tutorial I wrote based on my experience migrating a client's app from Facebook's Parse service to the open-source Parse service so it would survive the shutdown of Parse.

  • ClearCheckbook for Android v2.0 (Development)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clearcheckbook.app

    Complete re-write of the Android app for ClearCheckbook.com, a popular financial management web app. I was responsible for every aspect of this app, from the code to the UI design.

    I worked closely with the company's owner to make sure it met his needs, and he was very happy with the result. User reviews have been overwhelmingly positive since we released the update to the store, and I have been quick to respond to the few issues that have arisen.

Skills
  • Languages
    Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, HTML5, Bash, XML, CSS, C++
  • Frameworks
    Android SDK, Bootstrap, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs
    Google Maps API, API Development, jQuery, RxJava
  • Tools
    IntelliJ IDEA, JIRA, Git, Android Studio, Pivotal Tracker
  • Platforms
    Mac OS, Linux, Android
  • Other
    Android UI Design, Google Play Store, Mobile App Development, Web Development
  • Storage
    SQLite, MySQL, MongoDB
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics
    1992 - 2000
    University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
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