Aaron Spalla

Android Developer

Contact

Website http://codebyspalla.com

About

Work

WonderKiln

Remote - Lead Android Developer
2019-7-5 - 2019-9-5

I performed a significant code review for CameraKit, and double-checked certain functionality was correct.

  • Developed and improved my skills in Kotlin, Android NDK, and Unit Testing.
  • Helped build out some of the demo application for CameraKit.

Pzizz

Remote - Lead Android Developer
2018-2-22 - Present

I manage and fix everything relating to Android for Pzizz.

  • Performed major refactors on core functionality and built out new features.
  • Worked with team members(in different timezones) to meet deadlines and specification requirements.
  • Improved the app from an 80% crash-free rating to a 99.5%-99.8% crash-free rating.
  • Implemented and helped with application updates that increased product revenue by 2-4x.
  • Participated in group brainstorms to help come up with solutions to issues and new features that would benefit Pzizz.
  • Spent time removing technical debt using tools like Sonarqube and Sonarlint.
  • Participated in code reviews and had my code improved and improved others.
  • Developed and improved my skills in Kotlin, Android NDK, Unit Testing, Superpowered, Retrofit, and Android architecture (MVC, MVVM).

Independent Information Technology Contractor

IT Contractor
2017-1-24 - 2019-5-22

On demand IT service for businesses and personal use

  • Help small businesses with all computer issues, maintaining equipment, diagnosing problems, custom solutions, and networking.
  • Provide IT Services(diagnosing, fixing, or rebuilding) for personal use.

Cryptech Studios, Inc

Remote - Lead Android Developer
2016-12-24 - 2017-6-20

Managed and developed for Android Applications

  • Developed skill parsing APIS(Rails) with Retrofit.
  • Continued learning how to make custom item user interfaces with the JSON Data.

Jarvus Innovations

Remote - Android Developer
2015-12-02 - 2017-1-20

I was the main Android developer and finished all tasks relating to Android.

  • Completed projects for Kudzoo, Comcast, and Campbell's.
  • Developed skills in Picasso, Android Support Library(Appcompat), basic graphic design, JSON, and Ruby on Rails backends.

GrammaCards

Software Engineer
2012-08-04 - 2015-11-25

Completed programming, technical setup, problem solving, and linking between systems.

  • Built the Android App, Backend(Python+MySQL), and REST API(PHP)
  • Automated payment and billing into the backend.

Affordable Solutions, LLC

Partner
2008-06-02 - 2014-08-13

Provided technical support and developed scripts to automate tasks.

Education

St. Joseph's College (IN)
2008 - 2009
  • CMP111 - Intro to Computer Science
  • CMP112 - Intro to Computer Science
  • CMP221 - Data Structures
  • CMP344 - Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms
Ivy Tech Community College
2008 - 2010
  • CIS113 - Logic, Design and Programming
  • CINT201 - Advance Operating Systems Linux

Skills

Programming Languages
  • Android
  • Java
  • C Programming
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP
  • Bash(Shell Scripting)
Android Libraries
  • Retrofit
  • GSON
  • OkHttp
  • EventBus
  • Picasso
  • Firebase
  • Superpowered
  • SpongyCastle
  • TrueTime
  • Crashlytics
  • Facebook Login
  • LeakCanary
  • Chuck
Tools
  • Git
  • Charles Proxy
  • SonarLint
  • SonarQube
  • Android Studio and Eclipse
Operating Systems
  • Linux(Linux+ Certification 2010)
  • Windows
Databases
  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • Firebase
Misc
  • Graphics Design
  • Networking
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Security

Languages

English
Native speaker

Interests

Homebrewing Kombucha
Computer Security - Capture the Flags
Reading
Music
Chess
Computer Automation
Python Development