Simon Berglund, Python Developer in Stockholm, Sweden
Simon Berglund

Python Developer in Stockholm, Sweden

Member since February 20, 2015
Simon is a full-stack engineer with eight years of experience in mobile development and four years of Python development. He is an innovative and highly dedicated software engineer with excellent communication skills. He is known for his great instincts, entrepreneurial mindset, and his ability to balance best practices and productivity while staying on budget. If you want high-performing applications, Simon is your guy.
Simon is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • App Shack AB
    Lua, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Django, Swift, Objective-C
  • Appanero AB
    Corona SDK, Android, Java, Lua, Objective-C, iOS

Experience

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Docker, iOS, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is an international electronic identity that allows users to authenticate and sign legal documents with their thumb.

Employment

  • Software Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    App Shack AB
    • Built several high-performing native iOS apps using the latest iOS frameworks and tools.
    • Interacted with existing and new clients regarding requirements, budget, quality, and customer satisfaction.
    • Developed and helped out on numerous native Android projects.
    • Created several high-performance back-end applications using Django and Docker.
    • Led and developed several iOS and cross-platform applications for many different clients using Native iOS, Flutter, and React Native.
    Technologies: Lua, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Django, Swift, Objective-C
  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2013
    Appanero AB
    • Developed the application that later became known as "The Instagram of Hamburgers" using native iOS programming in Objective-C.
    • Built a 2D game that targets children from 2-10 years and aims to educate them on how the body functions.
    • Created a food recipe application for iOS using native iOS programming in Objective-C. It was released in the middle of the 5:2 diet hype and rapidly made it to the top in the Swedish App Store, where it stayed for nearly a week.
    • Developed a replacement for the native contact book in iOS. Using the platform, your contact details stay synchronized with all your and your friends' devices, thus eliminating the "Hey, I got a new phone, send me your number" problem.
    • Created an advanced RESTful API for a health and lifestyle application using C# with an existing core code layer written in MVC and ASP.NET. Additionally developed an Android application utilizing this API.
    Technologies: Corona SDK, Android, Java, Lua, Objective-C, iOS

Experience

  • Länsförsäkringar Bank App

    I was an influential iOS developer in a big, agile team at Länsföräkringar Bank AB. The app is continuously developed and maintained. Since its launch, it has won several major design and usability awards in Sweden.

  • FlexySun - A Complete Payment Platform for Solariums
    http://flexaccess.se/flexysun/

    With over one million transactions per year, FlexySun has become the new industry standard when it comes to payment solutions within the tanning business. FlexySun is a standalone, rebranded version of the FlexyPay App targeted exclusively for tanning facilities.

    This piece of software is currently used by more than 200 companies in Sweden and Scandinavia. I was the lead full-stack software engineer for this project.

  • Freja eID - Electronic Identity
    https://frejaeid.com/en/

    An electronic identity on your mobile that allows you to log in, sign, and approve transactions and agreements with your fingerprint or PIN. It also lets you monitor and control your digital activities. So not only does it make your digital life easier, it helps you avoid ID theft and fraud. And it’s all free of charge!

    During spring and summer 2017, I reinforced the existing team of developers as iOS lead.

    Though Freja is a product developed in Sweden, it was acknowledged on national Serbian TV.

    I was a senior and lead iOS developer for this project.

  • FlexyPay App - Ultra Dynamic and Diverse Payments
    http://flexaccess.se/flexypay-2/

    I built the FlexyPay App as a highly dynamic and secure solution for handling mobile payments and facility access. It is an app that embeds all the powerful features of FlexyPay in an easily accessible and understandable mobile interface. One of its major areas of use has become unmanned stores. End users authenticate using the app and are either granted or denied access to the facility. When they are done and want to check out, they can use the app to pay for the goods that they picked up.

    Because of the powerful identification features of FlexyPay, the store owners can feel confident in the visitors behaving as they should.

  • FlexyKey - Future of IoT
    http://flexaccess.se/flexykey/

    With the rise of 5G, microcomputers, and modern smartphone technology, IoT is becoming more and more a reality. Having the flexibility to read and control devices from a remote location dramatically improves interconnectivity and flexibility within many sectors of business, research, and, in the end, people’s daily life.

    Combining these concepts with modern smartphone apps, directly available in everyone’s pocket, allows for highly efficient and convenient services.

    I have, together with FlexAccess, developed a technology called FlexyKey, where efficient micro-hardware is combined with smart technology through a mobile app service.

    The FlexyKey hardware allows web- or GSM-based controlling of up to 64 different electronic devices in a single unit. It’s a generic, flexible unit that supports a wide range of devices, such as vending machines, doors, gates, car washes, and golf carts, to name a few.

    With simple adjustments, it can be adapted to almost any kind of system.

  • Assistans För Dig

    React Native Developer. Building a complete mobile intranet for Swedish Personal Care company Assistans För Dig. I was responsible for architectural decisions and implementing pixel perfect design as the sole mobile developer in a team of five.

  • Livetree - Social Streaming Platform
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/livetree/id1438790411

    I was responsible for the whole mobile development team.

    The app is inspired by Netflix but contains almost exclusively indie content.

    I implemented HLS technology for high-quality streaming over HTTPS, combined with Fairplay technology for secure media content delivery.

    The client is based in the UK but the team was fully remote and distributed all across Europe.

  • Mobinix by Varningsinfo
    https://apps.apple.com/se/app/mobinix-pro/id1437129983

    I was an iOS developer for one of the most widely sold apps coming out of the Swedish App Store in 2016, Mobinix. Mobinix is a digital phonebook to help you determine wether a phone call is wanted or not.

  • Fritt Fram

    Fritt Fram is a mobile application for chair-bound individuals where they can find places that fulfill their needs in terms of disability accommodations and availability.

  • SkyMath

    A math game for kids to progress faster in math.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript, Swift, Objective-C, Kotlin, Lua, Java, PHP
  • Frameworks

    iOS SDK, Django, React Native, Django REST Framework, Redux, Corona SDK
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Vue.js, Vuex
  • Tools

    Ansible, Sentry, Xcode, Git, Jira, Fastlane, Sketch
  • Paradigms

    Cross-platform, DevOps, Scrum, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), MVC Design, Unit Testing, Database Design, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Reactive Programming, Functional Programming
  • Platforms

    Docker, iOS, Android, MacOS
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Other

    Stripe Payments, WebSockets

Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering
    2010 - 2014
    Uppsala University - Uppsala
  • Technical High School degree in Natural Science and International Relations
    2007 - 2010
    Vilunda Gymnasium - Stockholm

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