Vadim Dagman

Vadim Dagman

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Vadim Dagman

Vadim Dagman

San Francisco, CA, United States
Member since July 5, 2013
Vadim is a seasoned freelance software developer, architect, technical manager, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of professional experience. He has built many complex world class software products from start to finish, spanning numerous platforms. He has worked both individually and as a group leader.
Vadim is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Video Streaming, 15 years
  • iOS, 7 years
  • Objective-C, 7 years
  • Core Animation, 7 years
  • Core Graphics, 4 years
  • JSON REST API, 3 years
  • Swift 4, 3 years
  • React Native, 1 year
San Francisco, CA, United States
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
iOS, Linux, HTML
The most amazing...
...app I've ever built was my first ever iOS game, Slingshot Cowboy, which reached the #1 spot on the App Store and was downloaded over 15 million times.
Employment
  • Software Developer/Technical Lead
    Freelance Software Developer
    2011 - PRESENT
    • Developed and delivered to App Store dozens of apps for iOS and Android platforms, including games, personal bankings apps, video streaming/sharing apps, healthcare, election registration, messaging and a variety of other kinds of apps.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Swift, C, C++, iOS, Mac OS, Android, UIKit, Core Graphics, Core Data, Core Animation, Networking, Game Center, iAd, Cocos2D, Box2D, Stackmob, Flurry, Ad SDKs
  • Founder and CEO
    Digital Prunes, Inc.
    2009 - PRESENT
    • Developed and produced 9 original games for iOS devices, including the #1 Free Game on the App Store, Slingshot Cowboy.
    • Put together and managed a distributed off-shore team of developers.
    • Extensively used analytics, such as Flurry, to collect and analyze user behavior data.
    • Managed the entire process from concept through project planning, graphics design, marketing and launch, and finally post-launch ongoing development and marketing.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Java, PHP
  • CTO on contract, Co-Founder
    Fredio, Inc.
    2010 - 2015
    • Put together an offshore development team to create a Smart TV App and a distributed cloud system to crawl, index, and deliver premium video content from various web sites to a Smart TV.
    • Made the app available on the LG Smart TV Appstore.
    • Developed REST API for 3rd party integration that provides metadata about video clips in JSON format.
    Technologies: HTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS, ActionScript, C, C#
  • Co-founder and CTO
    Monsoon Multimedia, Inc.
    2004 - 2009
    • Conceived, designed, architected, and managed the development and market delivery of an innovative video streaming consumer device and client viewing applications for Windows PC, the Microsoft Media Center machine, and mobile phones.
    • Put together and managed distributed engineering teams working from the US, Russia, and India.
    Technologies: C, C++, C#, Embedded Linux, DSP, video compression and streaming, mobile, Windows, Mac
  • VP Software Engineering
    Emuzed, Inc. (sold to Flextronix)
    2001 - 2004
    • Architected, managed development, and delivered to the market multiple video capture products on the Emuzed product line. Products were shipped by major PC and retail OEMs such as HP, Dell, Gateway, Samsung, Pinnacle, and others.
    • Initiated, forged, and championed a relationship with Microsoft. These efforts helped Emuzed be selected by Microsoft as its preferred hardware supplier of TV Tuner devices for Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) systems.
    • Put together and managed a 20+ person team of software engineers, QA engineers, and contractors distributed between the US and India.
    Technologies: C, C++, Windows, Microsoft Media Center
  • Principal SW Architect/Director of SW Engineering
    Dazzle Multimedia (sold to Pinnacle Systems)
    1997 - 2001
    • Worked as one of the first employees of Dazzle.
    • Built and managed the Software and QA team (> 10 people).
    • Architected, developed, and managed the development of all Dazzle software products, including everything from drivers to applications.
    Technologies: C, C++, Windows, embedded firmware
  • Sr. Software Engineer
    MediaShower Inc.
    1996 - 1997
    • Developed a set of Direct Show filters and ActiveX components that plug into the DVD playback graph and overlay graphic elements over video frames in real-time.
    Technologies: C++, Direct Show (Microsoft multimedia framework for Windows)
  • Staff Engineer
    C-Cube Microsystems (sold to LSI Logic)
    1996 - 1996
    • Developed drivers for hardware assisted video and DVD playback on the PC.
    Technologies: C, C++, MCI framework
  • Sr. Software Engineer/Director of Software
    Ring Zero Systems
    1993 - 1996
    • Created HW Decoder boards as well as drivers for video capture.
    • Built serial port virtualization drivers for Windows 95.
    Technologies: C,C++, VxD drivers
  • Software Engineer
    Linus Pauling Institute
    1993 - 1993
    • Developed a software toolkit for DNA sequence matching and analysis.
    Technologies: C, C++, Sparc Stations
  • Software Engineer
    Server Ltd.
    1989 - 1993
    • Created a task switching resident program providing a pseudo-multitasking environment in MS-DOS.
    Technologies: C, C++, MASM Assembler
  • Software Engineer
    Computer Systems Institute
    1986 - 1989
    • Wrote an assembly-level implementation of proprietary networking protocols for IBM PC.
    Technologies: MASM Assembly, C
Experience
  • Snakt (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snakt/id712367655?ls=1&mt=8

    Snakt is like video legos: every video you see can be re-utilized in your own posts. Including the millions of GIFs, Vines and posts by your favorite Creators and Stars. Developed by me from scratch the app offers a wide variety of sleek animations and gesture controls. Takes full advantage of AVFoundation for very efficient and quite elaborate video editing right on the device.

  • PollPad - voter's registration system for polling places (Development)

    An iPad app that helps poll workers keep track of registered voters. Involves processing of massive amount of records, peer-to-peer synchronization between multiple iPads within the polling place, continuous synchronization with the backend, scanning of licenses, printing receipts on a portable printer and many other futures. Fully customizable for any county, including look and feel and accommodating different voting/registration rules. Have been widely deployed all over the US and have processed millions of voter records to date.

  • Kasper - events management and messaging app for university campuses (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kasper/id972054253?ls=1&mt=8

    Kasper connects students of the same university to help them plan events, exchange information about their area of interest, trade learning courses to each other , complete with real time chat and messaging.

  • HealthWatch 360 (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/healthwatch-360/id791944229?mt=8

    Built from scratch for one of TopTal clients. Helps people track their health choices and watch their calorie intake.

  • Slingshot Cowboy (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slingshot-cowboy/id320287280?mt=8

    This casual cow tipping game has become the #1 free game on the App Store, with over 15 million downloads.

  • Slingshot Safari (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slingshot-safari/id365943833?mt=8

    This iPhone game is the sequel to Slingshot Cowboy.

  • Deep Seep (Development)
  • Ruby on Ice (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ruby-on-ice/id622310476?mt=8

    An action puzzle game with unlimited levels in which levels are generated on the fly.

  • 7 US patents (Other amazing things)

    US 6,297,800: Performing color adjustments on image data.
    US 8,218,941: Method and system to transfer video from a video source to optical media.
    US 8,220,027: Method and system to convert conventional storage to an audio/video server.
    US 7,934,239 & 8,464,298: Method and system to daisy-chain access to video resources.
    US 8,386,316: Method and system to grant remote access to video resources
    US 8,376,853: Hand held self-orientating targeting game.

Skills
  • Languages
    C, Objective-C, C/C++, Swift 4, C#, Assembler x86, JavaScript
  • Frameworks
    Cocos2d, AFNetworking, Core Data, Box2D, ARKit, iOS SceneKit, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs
    JSON REST API, Core Animation, Facebook API, Core Graphics, React Native for Web
  • Platforms
    iOS, Linux
  • Storage
    Realm
  • Misc
    UI Kit, Video Compression, Video Streaming, Video Editing, Image Processing, Parallel computing, Crypto
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop
Education
  • M.S.C.S. degree in Computer Science
    Novosibirsk University of Electrical Engineering - Novosibirsk, Russia
    1986 - 1989
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