Sebastian Colbert, Android Developer in Southington, CT, United States
Sebastian Colbert

Android Developer in Southington, CT, United States

Member since August 20, 2019
Native Android development is what Sebastian enjoys most. With twenty years of software development experience across various types of industries, Sebastian brings organization and stability to the project. His uncommon ability to seamlessly translate business asks into technical requirements guarantees a satisfied client. Sebastian has had many lead roles which he relishes but will happily contribute as an individual developer or team member.
Sebastian is now available for hire


  • Cigna
    Android Jetpack, Google Play Store, Team Leadership, Leadership...
  • Array
    Android Jetpack, Coroutines, Mobile Apps, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM)...
  • Solution Innovators
    Apache Tomcat, MySQL, CSS, HTML, jQuery, JavaScript, Java, Jakarta EE, JSP



Southington, CT, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, Android Studio, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing was implementing ExoPlayer for my stream app for superb performance.


  • Android Tech Lead

    2013 - PRESENT
    • Worked as an Android tech lead for Cigna’s Android mobile development team.
    • Spearheaded projects, in an Agile environment, for Cigna’s flagship mobile app, “myCigna” and other apps.
    • Guided and developed various features and improvements for “myCigna” and other apps.
    • Oversaw the management and publishing of Cigna-branded apps in Google Play and Amazon tores.
    • Facilitated business and technical requirements between the customer, technical teams, and management.
    • Created new processes to facilitate more efficient development and interaction between developers.
    • Improved software quality and reduced delivery and maintenance costs through innovative methods.
    Technologies: Android Jetpack, Google Play Store, Team Leadership, Leadership, Bluetooth Beacons, Coroutines, Mobile Apps, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Mobile Architecture, RESTful Development, Technical Project Management, Project Leadership, REST APIs, Firebase, SQLite, Android Architecture, Android Studio, Agile, Project Management, REST, Git, Gradle, Kotlin, Java, Android, Mobile, Bluetooth LE, Android App Design, Bluetooth, Mobile App Development
  • Consultant (TopTal)

    2020 - 2020
    • Led discussions with business partners on mobile approach and implementation.
    • Architected credit report module using data from TransUnion, Experian and Equifax.
    • Developed Android implementation of the report module.
    Technologies: Android Jetpack, Coroutines, Mobile Apps, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Mobile Architecture, RESTful Development, Technical Project Management, Project Leadership, Retrofit, Android Architecture, Android Studio, Project Management, Git, Gradle, Retrofit 2, REST APIs, REST, Kotlin, Android, Mobile, Android App Design, Mobile App Development
  • Consultant

    2013 - 2013
    Solution Innovators
    • Facilitated the completion of an overdue project and upgraded the design and technology to industry standards.
    • Researched about mobile platforms for new client projects.
    Technologies: Apache Tomcat, MySQL, CSS, HTML, jQuery, JavaScript, Java, Jakarta EE, JSP
  • Consultant

    2011 - 2012
    • Converted a Swing application to JSF to improve performance, maintenance, and overall user experience.
    • Implemented a web service module to facilitate the archival of video clips.
    • Developed an FTP module, as part of my core services, for handling various video requests used by the entire company.
    • Executed the implementation of the “Media Orchestration Engine” API to assist with the submission of workflows and reduce manual processing costs.
    Technologies: Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3, JSP, Agile, MySQL, Oracle, SQL, REST, SOAP, Web Services, JBoss, Apache Tomcat, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Java, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Jakarta EE, JSF
  • Tech Lead

    2006 - 2011
    Sikorsky Aircraft
    • Architected and implemented the Sikorsky360 portal for commercial and military aircraft owners to centralize critical maintenance tools which keep aircraft flying.
    • Planned, implemented, and maintained a production-level infrastructure for the Sikorsky360 portal based on VMware technology.
    • Drafted and implemented various web applications for both internal and external customers to maximize customer’s processes’ efficiency, usability, and accountability.
    • Provide ongoing advice on technology selection, planning, implementation, and cost savings.
    Technologies: Team Leadership, Leadership, Servlet, Architecture, Technical Project Management, Project Leadership, Web Services, JSP, SQL, Project Management, VMware, Apache Tomcat, Apache, Oracle, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Hibernate, GWT, Java, JSF, Jakarta EE
  • Senior Analyst, IT Systems Design

    2003 - 2006
    Sikorsky Aircraft
    • Designed and implemented a fleet-monitoring-service portal for commercial aircraft owners to help maintain and diagnose aircraft.
    • Managed critical production servers which hosted commercial web applications.
    • Drafted and executed a procedure for configuring and cloning laptop ground stations for each delivery to the customer of S-92 aircraft.
    • Developed a web-based plug-locator application that assisted mechanics in finding electrical plugs on the aircraft.
    • Configured and presented future and new product demonstrations for presidential, military, and commercial customers.
    • Worked with multiple third-party vendors to integrate the software with various interfaces into functional systems.
    Technologies: Servlet, JSF, Apache, Apache Tomcat, Web Services, SQL, Java, Resin, Oracle, XML, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JDBC, JSP, Java Servlets, Jakarta EE
  • Computer Systems Programmer | Analyst | Team Leader

    1999 - 2003
    Computer Sciences Corporation
    • Designed and implemented a work-in-progress web app that produced manufacturing reports.
    • Developed web-based productivity reports.
    • Designed and created a file management interface for robot programs.
    • Created a perishable tool forecasting web application.
    • Led a team that developed a business-metric-tracking web application.
    • Built an intranet reporting web application.
    • Designed and created an interactive online newsletter.
    • Drafted and implemented an intranet website for entire product center.
    • Worked with a team to produce a web application for generating work instructions.
    • Created many other applications with Java, Servlets, JSP, Visual Basic, MS Access, and BusinessObjects with a focus on owning the customer rather than just application.
    Technologies: Team Leadership, Leadership, Technical Project Management, Project Leadership, SQL, Project Management, Perl, Business Objectives, Adobe ColdFusion, WebLogic, Oracle, XML, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, JDBC, Java, JSP, Java Servlets, Jakarta EE, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)
  • Junior Computer Systems Programmer/Analyst

    1998 - 1999
    Pratt & Whitney
    • Built and enhanced an oven-monitoring system application.
    • Developed and enhanced a company-wide server-client menu system.
    • Optimized an application for generating work instructions.
    • Generated online application documentation.
    Technologies: Oracle, SQL, HTML, C++, Visual Basic, Java
  • Member of the Military Police

    1993 - 1999
    Connecticut Army National Guard
    • Earned an honor graduate status at military police school.
    • Commanded a squad of 12 soldiers.
    • Achieved five awards including a non-commissioned officer professional development ribbon.
    Technologies: Team Leadership, Leadership, Military, A


  • Polka Polka | Android App

    I created a personal app called Polka Polka which allows you to stream Polish and other types of music to your phone or tablet. There are several stations to choose from for your listening or dancing enjoyment.

    Highlighted Features:
    • Select and filter your favorite stations.
    • Switch between English and Polish language without changing your phone's settings.
    • Play music in the background while you do other tasks.

  • Silver Change | Android App

    I created a personal app called Silver Change. The value of the dollar has steadily declined since 1913 when the Federal Reserve was created. The process has accelerated in 1971 when President Nixon took the US off of the gold standard. While nominal dollar value decreased, coins made with silver, commonly called "junk silver," retained their value.

    The app is a virtual wallet where a user can select the silver coins and quantities and see the total real value based on metal content. The nominal value is shown as well. Each coin also has a description, metal content information, and historical notes.

  • Android Video Lessons

    I created an educational website for learning Android.

  • Co-inventor for Patent No. US 7,983,809 B2

    An aircraft-integrated support system (ISS) downloads integrated vehicle health management system (IVHMS) data from an aircraft, processes the downloaded data to infer a status of aircraft systems, and displays maintenance information via an interactive electronic technical manual (IETM).


  • Languages

    Java, HTML, Kotlin, XML, CSS, SQL, Dart, Perl, Visual Basic, JavaScript
  • Tools

    Android Studio, Android Jetpack, Servlet, Git, Apache Tomcat, Apache, VMware, Gradle
  • Paradigms

    Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), RESTful Development, REST, Agile
  • Platforms

    Android, Mobile, MacOS, Oracle, Firebase, Jakarta EE, Bluetooth LE
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management
  • Other

    Mobile Architecture, Mobile Apps, Leadership, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Google Play Store, Project Leadership, Technical Project Management, Android App Design, Mobile App Development, Coroutines, Android Architecture, Architecture, Military, Bluetooth Beacons, Web Services, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Bluetooth
  • Frameworks

    JSP, JSF, Flutter
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Retrofit 2, Retrofit, Java Servlets
  • Storage

    MySQL, SQLite


  • Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Management
    2002 - 2004
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Hartford, CT, USA
  • Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Internet Engineering
    2000 - 2001
    Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies - Brattleboro, VT, USA
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Computer Science
    1994 - 1998
    Central Connecticut State University - New Britain, CT, USA

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