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Work History

Mar 2016Present

iOS Software Engineer

TICTRAC

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Tictrac is a London based startup that wants to change the way people are taking care of themselves. Taking part in a team that deals with such an important part of people's life - health - is a privilege. I am part of a feature team, as the only iOS developer implementing new features ,bug fixing, design studios and coming up with optimal solutions for handling sensitive data about people's health. 

I am also part of the Research User Testing team, where I am moderating user testing sessions, and I hold workshops about improving the UX of the application. 

Oct 2014Mar 2016

iOS Software Engineer

Softvision

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Softvision is a leading outsourced software development center, working mainly with U.S. clients, ranging from Silicon Valley startups to global companies. 
I am working in an Agile environment, being part of an international team. Last year, I held a Tech Talk about SWIFT for the company's iOS community. 

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop application features
  • Refactoring
  • Estimate tasks and Code review 
  • Bug fixing
  • Writing technical documentations and diagrams
  • TDD (Test Driven Development)
  • Using subversion tools - GIT and Using Issue & Project tracking tools - JIRA

Projects 

Concur - Expenseit    an iOS application that turns physical receipts into expenses by taking a photo with your iPhone. It makes submitting receipts and creating expense reports quicker and easier by using an OCR engine. It uses image processing algorithms in order to deliver an accurate image of the receipts.
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Feb 2013Oct 2014

iOS Developer 

AscendNet Solutions

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AscendNet Solutions is a mobile software development company, working with top organizations like Vodafone, ING, ARSIS. During my time at this company, I developed several iOS projects for various fields such as: digital media, catering, ecology, gaming.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop apps from scratch
  • involvement in business analysis and suggesting the best solutions based on user experience

Projects

NNDirect  finance application for ING Bank, where you have a portfolio of your life insurance, pension or other products offered by ING. Charts and graphs also available
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StarTaxi   an iOS application that makes the task of ordering a taxi way easier. You can order a taxi, see his location on the map and also rate or review the drivers. 
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Oliviera    an iOS application from where you can order food from various local restaurants including making an account to visualize your order history, your favorite orders or your addresses.
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Sigurec    an iOS application for an eco company which facilitates the whole process of recycling. As an user you can receive different badges for your recycling activity.
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Sep 2011Sep 2012

iOS Developer

iWeb Creative

Small company, I learned to be very self-educated working here. I usually worked alone on projects, so I had much more responsibility, including developing web services in PHP or working with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.I consider myself a person with great team spirit, but I think this experience was also very valuable, thus I have become capable of developing a project until the end, without any help.

Projects

CalendarFramework   a custom calendar framework for iPad where you can add events, tasks and push notifications, very similar with iCal
GJ Tuner  tuner app with 6 tuning modes for guitar
[App Store link]

Jun 2010Oct 2010

Mobile Developer 

M2MOBI

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I did an internship at M2Mobi company, a mobile oriented company from Amsterdam, Netherlands. The company has amongst clients names like Heineken, G-STAR RAW or KLM.
Worked in an Agile environment, with Scrum meetings in the morning. I was part of a great, international team, and I was mainly responsible for developing the official iOS app for Amsterdam's airport - Schiphol.

Projects

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport   the official iPhone application for Amsterdam's airport Schiphol. It keeps track of the flights arriving and departing from Schiphol, lets you make a planner for your current trip and has different sections such as Map, Shopping, Parking, Information and Weather. The application also has a system of recommendations based on the destination's weather and your travelling itinerary.
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Education

20112013

Master's Degree in Software Engineering

University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

20092011

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science 

University of Babes Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Qualifications

Programming Technologies 

  • Deep understanding of iOS software development lifecycle and Cocoa design patterns
  • Multi-threaded programming & networking performance issues & TDD(Test Driven Development)
  • Strong knowledge of Objective-C, Cocoa frameworks and third party frameworks including Cocoapods
  • Subversion Tools - GIT/SVN & Project Tracking - JIRA
  • I also have some experience in working with Swift, Android, Java, PHP, JavaScript and Adobe Photoshop
  • Work efficiently with other development team members, analysis, testing or UI departments

Languages 
English - Advanced - CAE - Certificate in Advanced English from Cambridge
French - Beginner 
Spanish - Beginner 

Volunteering
Volunteer at TIFF(Transylvania Film Festival), 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Volunteer at Electric Castle - the major music festival in Romania - developed the official iOS app for the ECO stand
Volunteer at different NGOs  in Bucharest

Conferences
ICPS Conference, AIESEC, 2010, Valcea, Romania
Quality Assurance vs Quality Control, Softvision Conference, 2011, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Girls who code celebration day, 2014, Bucharest

Prizes
3rd place at AIESEC Programming contest, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mention at National Contest "InfoEducatie Programming Camp", 2009, Vrancea, Romania

Personal Projects

How to spell  educational app for kids, helping them learn the alphabet and plenty of words in a very interactive way. Currently looking to integrate the app in a centre for children with autism.
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Speak    My thesis project - a Java application which acts as a simple sound processing and speaker recognizer application. It uses mathematical transformation or functions such as Fourier Transform, Hamming Window, FFT Windows, Inverse Cosine for signal processing
Maze   My dizertation project - an iOS game, that uses pathfinding algorithms such as A*, Dijkstra, D*.
JChess   a local network chess game written in C#

About me 

I am developing for the iOS platform for almost 4 years and I am highly passionate about it. My interest for programming started in high school, where i had an amazing teacher which really inspired me and guide me towards this field. I discovered the perks of iOS development while doing an internship in Amsterdam and just loved it instantly. Since then, I had the chance to work with incredible talented developers and designers, on a various range of apps, facing a lot of challenges, always striving for the best quality. 
I am a fast-learner programmer, eager to improve my skills by keeping up with the latest technology updates. 
Always open to new experiences where I can make a real impact on the world!