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Seyhun Akyürek

working as Senior IOS Engineer, writing code using iOS, Swift, Objective-C, Cocoa Touch, Scala, Ruby, Rails Living in Istanbul / Turkey

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Experience (Current / Past)

  • I had about 3 years of experience about mobile development, starting from Objective C to Swift.
  • I worked as backend developer about 3 years of Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Python
  • Used cutting edge tools, microservices and third party API's
  • Broad knowledge of industry trends and pitfalls; ability to distill information and develop clear insights.
  • Expert knowledge of agile development based on real world delivery of products with focus on quality, cost, and speed-to-market
  • Decided and applied platform selection and technical design.
  • From brainstorming through deployment, I worked cross functionally with members of organization to deliver the necessary deliverables
  • I had knowledge about for definition, design, development and successful, timely completion of new features in current and future products.
  • Implemented design reviews, code reviews to ensure quality of software in existing products.
  • Designed and implemented new user-facing features in large, complex mobile applications.

Area of Expertise

  • Typically 6+ years directly related experience of software development and/or enterprise software implementation experience
  • Advanced disciplinary knowledge of iOS, Swift, Cocoa Touch, Objective-C software engineering processes, tools, methods, test driven development.
  • Solid experience of object-oriented programming
  • Knowledge of memory management and multi-threading
  • Experience with Cocoa APIs on OS X
  • Strong foundation in RESTful APIs to connect to back-end services
  • Strong foundation in Apple’s design principles and interface guidelines
  • Good knowledge of performance limits and characteristics, benchmarking and optimization
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git and distributed versioning control.
  • Strong knowledge in continuous integration (XCode Server, Jenkins, Teamcity)
  • Debugging and optimizing consumer facing mobile applications for performance and scale.
  • Maintained Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Apache VPC servers for internal / external projects
  • Shipped code on projects with an agile, test-driven development
  • Extensive experience with rspec, rails, ruby, jQuery and Angular.js, Mustache.js and underscore.js
  • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, FourSquare API's
  • JSON, JSONP, XML protocols
  • Using Git for version control, revisions, contribution to open source projects.

Open Source

  • Contributed to open source projects including twitter-bootstrap-rails
  • Reviewed pull requests, merged pull requests, and verified reported issues on open source projects

Projects

Mateli

Worked as IOS/Swift engineer on Mateli's mobile banking project

  • Using IOS, Swift, Protocol Oriented Programming, MVVM, Test Driven Development, TeamCity CI, Jenkins CI and enterprise grade-level tools, financial microservices, REST APIs.
  • Implementing Mateli's payment architecture, microservices
  • Working on Face Recognition API, Voice Recognation, Fraud Prevention and payment related micro-services.
  • Using continuous integration Teamcity to build / test / deploy to Mateli IOS project.

Historide

Worked as IOS/Swift / Backend (FullStack) developer on Historide

  • Using Swift, MVC Pattern, VCS, Rails
  • As an part-time provided support to Historide's backend stack and architecture
  • Implemented new features to IOS application built using Swift and implemented backend services

INGBank

Worked as IOS/Swift developer on INGBank's mobile project

  • Swift application using enterprise grade tools.
  • Implementing INGBank's enterprise payment architecture

Studio

Worked as Swift developer on Studio project, managed the team, implemented latest realtime technologies, messaging architecture

  • Swift, Objective-C application using Firebase, Parse, Parse Analytics and Parse Push Notifications
  • Developed Realtime messaging interface for notification system
  • Extensive API interfaces used (Parse API, Parse Cloud functions)
  • Used highly scalable mobile backend system. i.e. Firebase
  • User authentication via Facebook via Parse

Introduce

Worked as Lead developer on introduceapp.me project, managed the team, implemented latest web technologies and methodologies.

  • Complex Rails application with MySQL, MongoDB, Redis database
  • RESTFUL API Interface for mobile application, built on Rails application with MySQL, MongoDB, Redis database
  • Developed Realtime messaging interface for notification system
  • Extensive API interfaces used (Twitter Search API, REST API and Streaming API)
  • Built highly scalable web backend
  • User authentication via Twitter

Pointro

Worked as Lead developer on pointro.me (SAAS) project, managed the team, implemented latest web technologies and methodologies.

  • Complex Rails application with MySQL, MongoDB, Redis database
  • Developed a location engine and realtime API integrations
  • Extensive API interfaces used (Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Yelp, Booking, Tripadvisor)
  • Built highly scalable web backend
  • User authentication via Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram

HesaplaBakalım

Worked as Lead developer on hesaplabakalim.com project, managed the team, implemented latest web technologies and methodologies.

  • Complex Rails application with PostgreSQL, Redis database
  • Developed calculator engine (wizard style, or form style)
  • Cached and scaled application
  • Marketing actions (Google Analytics and Google Adwords)
  • User authentication via Facebook

e-PR.NET

Rails application for pressrooms and distributing its pressdocs

  • Complex Rails application for creating and managing pressrooms and pressdocs
  • Tracks user activity and reporting (usage based, keyword based and social based)

SosyalPosta.com

PHP application with MySQL database hosted on Amazon EC2

  • Complex PHP application for generating social postcards and sending as physical card
  • Contributed to application backend code

Background Experience

Python & Django Developer ( Before 2012)

  • Developed and maintained Python, Django, javascript applications
  • Deployed on Google App Engine platform
  • Built, realtime push notification application called minirealtime

PHP Developer

  • Developed and maintained PHP, Zend Framework, javascript applications.