Francisco G.

Francisco G.

Senior Software Engineer

La Plata, Argentina
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About Me

Francisco is a seasoned Senior Mobile Application developer with 10+ years of experience developing iOS applications for clients. He delivers top-notch solutions on projects for clients by using his strong technical skills and business-oriented approach to ensure project success. He provides technical expertise for AI, data mining, pattern recognition, evolutionary programming, and Scientific research.

Portfolio

Lead iOS Developer - Despegar/Decolar
Lead iOS Developer - Despegar/Decolar

Worked on the #1 Travel app in Latin America giving more than 10 million users the opportunity to take awesome vacations and trips. Assisted Despegar to migrate and move on from its old infrastructure and embrace new endpoints and solutions that enabled the app to adopt new features, gain performance and sustain reliability.

iOS Developer/Consultant - Quikey
iOS Developer/Consultant - Quikey

Worked on an easy to use UITableViewCell subclass that allows solutions to display swipeable buttons with a variety of transitions. Directed the development team to implement the swiping tableview solution; making Quikey easy too use. Enhanced an open-source project to reach the app’s needs.

Freelance iOS Developer/Consultant - Diario Diez
Freelance iOS Developer/Consultant - Diario Diez

Diario Diez provides users with news on the National League, National Team of Honduras, legionaries, international football, and all the results of their favourite teams. Helped the development team to implement a tiling scroll view solution on the app when collection views did not exist as a part of a Github UI Kit developed to work as an iOS UIScrollView subclass that manages a reusable scroll view that shows subviews as a grid of tiles.

Work history

UpStack
UpStack
Senior iOS Developer
2019 - Present (3 years)
Remote
  • Creating and developing innovative software solutions for clients across a broad range of industries.

Highside
Highside
Lead iOS Engineer
2018 - 2019 (1 year)
La Plata, Argentina (Remote)
  • Offered production expertise for the management and development new solutions; handling product lifecycle tasks and deployment to the App Store.

  • Efficiently assessed and fixed all underlying performance and concurrency issues in the iOS application; closing more than 300 technical issues in 7 months.

  • Provided guidance for the implementation of the appropriate product and business trade-offs; leading to measurable product and business outcomes on projects.

Despegar
Despegar
Lead iOS Engineer
2016 - 2018 (2 years)
La Plata, Argentina
  • Provided technical leadership to the iOS team for the development of a native iOS App for Despegar's shopping workflow on different products for flights, hotels, cars, and packages.

  • Successfully managed the development and product lifecycle of the app, estimated new features, refactored existing and legacy parts of the application, and oversaw deployment to the App Store.

  • Provided technical guidance, mentorship, and assistance to the development team to work on a backlog of stories and deliver products efficiently for Despegar.

Globant
Globant
iOS Technical Lead
2013 - 2016 (3 years)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Efficiently managed a Team of 11 developers to provide offsite and on-site services for the mobile division of an important Financial and Banking company.

  • Acted as the first part-time technical lead in Globant’s history; refactoring 800,000 LoCs for a mortgage inspection app for iPads.

  • Developed, introduced and managed SDKs as a vital resource for different iOS teams within Globant, and as tools used on projects to work separately from different repositories.

PixelPublishers
PixelPublishers
Founder
2012 - 2014 (2 years)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Regularly provided production expertise for the development of CMS, REST Services, and the integrations with StoreKit to support in-app purchases on different projects.

  • Efficiently delivered 6+ apps featuring Grimm Fables, Bible Tales, etc. for clients with thousands of downloads by customers.

  • Engineered a tool to enable the reuse of a PDF reader platform to support StoreKit in-app purchases.

Green Star Digital Ltd
Green Star Digital Ltd
Lead iOS Developer
2010 - 2012 (2 years)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Remote)
  • Developed and maintained a PDF reader platform for iPads on iOS 4 to match iBooks performance for the client.

  • Built and delivered new product features for caching large document thumbnails, highlighting, parsing links and overlaying videos.

  • Efficiently led all improvements on the engineering processes and tools for development within the company.

Universidad de Palermo
Universidad de Palermo
Soft Computing / AI Research Coordinator
2010 - 2013 (3 years)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Led and coordinated three Soft computing research projects: SIR (Real-Time Case-Based Reasoning system for reusable robots), JAZZ (Opinion Mining) and GDARIM (Web Mining).

  • Successfully published various papers on peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

  • Offered technical expertise that helped the lab raise the headcount of research fellows by leading many projects.

Freelance
Freelance
Software Developer
2010 - Present (12 years)
Argentina (Remote)
  • Regularly provide technical expertise for different software development services to independent professionals and businesses.

  • Worked on the BuenOjo Learning platform for ciefap.org to teach interns to properly classify satellite images of vast patagonian forests.

  • Developed the main feature for a quick voice messaging application for iOS and worked on the performance of improvements for the NBC Finder app on iPhone 3.0.

Gameloft
Gameloft
Java MicroEdition Retroporting Specialist
2008 - 2008
Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Offered production expertise for the porting of games into low-end cell phones.

  • Provided technical services for the spotting and debugging of the proguard obfuscation bug that jeopardized Golden Master releases of several retro ports.

  • Successfully implemented a grid system to port non touch games to touchscreen cell phones for Gameloft.

Education

Education
Harvard Leadership Tools
Harvard Business
2018 - 2018
Education
Research Methodology
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
2012 - 2012
Education
Data Mining with Weka
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
2011 - 2011
Education
Master’s Degree in Software Engineering (Candidate)
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
2011 - Present (11 years)
Education
Bs. Degree in Informatics
Universidad de Palermo (Argentina)
2008 - 2010 (2 years)
Education
Linux Administrator
Linux College, Argentina
2004 - 2004