Maria-Nicoleta P.

Mobile Developer

Outsourcing
6 years
Cluj, ROMANIA
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My experience

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Wolfpack DigitalSeptember 2020 - Present

iOS Developer / Scrum Master within a company helping global brands design, build, and launch powerful web and mobile applications.
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Work in ProgressApril 2017 - September 2020

iOS Developer for an award winning agency specialized in building apps for iOS and Android for over a decade.
- I have been an iOS developer for 3 and a half years at the company where I started my mobile development journey, learning from a passionate mentor.

Key Aspects:
- the common architecture for all projects is ModelView ViewModel, with the Coordinator pattern for handling navigation.
- our target is to keep a >99% crash free rate (with most small apps at 100%).

Projects:

1. Accurate Location Identification Application

- Actively working in a team of 3 on an application which reinvents the way people talk about location. Proud of anAppStore rating of 4.8 out of 5 (from 5.6K Ratings), and that it was featured in the UK AppStore. 

My key accomplishments:
  • Designed and integrated a custom app architecture, with a C++ core we are using in both iOS and Android.
  • Designed and implemented a generic map module.
  • Built a photo processing feature.
  • Brought our iPad app to the Mac, by taking part in an Apple Catalyst training event.
  • Accessibility: Implemented full app support for dynamic types, voice-over and voice control.
  • Built the corresponding Watch App and Complication.
  • Regularly worked on building quick prototypes for new UI interaction explorations (e.g. a CarPlay prototype).
  • UI testing.
  • Worked with the Vision framework for text detection.

2. Augmented Reality Gamified Content Creation Application
-Currently in charge of iOS on this project, me and our intern are working on an augmented reality social media app. 

My role:
  • Used ARKit's image, plane detection, people occlusion.
  • Evaluated RealityKit and SceneKit for the challenge of precisely placing large-scale content.
  • Video post-processing with Corelmage (users can apply filters, watermarks and soundtracks).
  • Smooth and efficient autoplaying videos UITableView.
  • Implemented a dynamic AR objects download system
  • Composing Metal rendered pixel buffers for recording.
  • Managed a workflow of daily build uploads, so our clients can test the changes on site.

3. Running Coach Application
- Managed a team of three, for developing a running coach app:
  • Main technical challenge: the timer and audio cues.
  • Handled all the communication with the client.
  • Worked closely with Apple UI experts for polishing the app to be featured in the UK appstore.
  • Worked with StoreKit for In App Purchases.
  • HealthKit integration.

4. Casino Application
- Alongside a colleague, developed an AI-powered casino app:
  • GraphQL for networking (taking advantage of subscriptions for custom in-app notification center).


  • Great focus on custom UICollectionView layouts.


  • Custom payments implementation (DevCode API).


  • Biometric authentication.


  • Extensive event tracking.

SKILLS
iOS, Swift, Vision Framework, ARKit, RealityKit, SceneKit, Corelmage, UITableView, HealthKit, UICollectionView, DevCode API, StoreKit
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FreelanceAugust 2018 - March 2020

Freelance iOS Developer
  • Working as a freelancer on an application which analyses your skin using an external camera that acts as a dermascope.
  • Took this collaboration to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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ToraJuly 2016 - April 2017

Java Developer within the leading provider of advanced investment management technologies for asset managers, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and sell-side trading desks globally.
  • Working on a hedge fund financial application.
  • Performance, responsiveness, security and predictability were the main aspects for us.
  • The main technical challenge for me was multi threaded programming.
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Hewlett PackardJune 2015 - May 2016

Software Developer for an American multinational information technology company developing and providing a wide variety of hardware components as well as software and related services to consumers, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
  • Participated in an internship in the company, then worked as a software developer on their Server Automation and Management team.
  • Working on multiple operating systems and programming languages (Java, Python, Shell scripts).

My education and trainings

Business Modelling and Distributed Computing, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration - Babeş Bolyai University.- Data Science, Distributed Systems, Game Theory, Natural Language Processing, Cloudand High Performance Computing. Semantic Busines2017 - 2019

Computer Science - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.- Operating Systems, Software Design, Project Management, Artihcial Intelligence,Parallel and Distributed Computing, Fundamental Algorithms, Data Bases, Networking.Object Oriented Programming, Comp2013 - 2017