Ryan Grier

Summary

I am a software engineer who loves solving challenging problems. I started as a Java developer and transitioned to mobile development in 2010.

I am a highly motivated developer. I initially learned iOS on my own. Since then I’ve grown as a developer and have worked on and led projects that have been featured on the App Store multiple times.

You can download a version of this resume here.

Experience

Warner Bros. Digital Labs

Sr Software Engineer (iOS) | Jan 2019 - Present

  • Contributor on iOS team to design and develop multiple iOS and tvOS apps utilizing Swift, iOS 11+, Storyboards, Auto Layout, and Realm.
  • Lead iOS developer on DC Universe and DC UNIVERSE INFINITE.
  • Lead iOS developer on Boomerang - Cartoons & Movies.
  • Led efforts to design and develop comic book streaming mechanism iOS for DC Universe and DC UNIVERSE INFINITE.
  • Developed multiple internal libraries utilized by both DC Universe, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE and Boomerang
  • Boomerang and DC Universe have both been featured on the App Store multiple times.

Freelance

Freelance Engineer | Noc 2007 - Present

  • Provided development expertise Factoids iOS app for The Wayne Group utilizing Objective­-C, iOS 5.x, Storyboards, and Core Data.
  • Designed and developed The Man’s Zen and Skiddlywags iOS apps for Annubis Productions utilizing Objective­C, iOS 3.x, AVFoundation, and OCUnit.
  • Designed and developed dozens of websites for ColdTree Creative utilizing PHP, MySQL, JQuery, CSS, and HTML.
  • Designed and developed a number of websites for additional companies utilizing PHP, MySQL, JQuery, CSS, and HTML.

Comcast

Principal iOS Engineer | Oct 2018 - Jan 2019

Warner Bros. Digital Labs

Software Engineer (iOS) | Jul 2016 - Oct 2018

  • Contributor on iOS team to design and develop multiple iOS and tvOS apps utilizing Objective-C, Swift, iOS 10+, Storyboards, Auto Layout, and Realm.
  • Led efforts to rewrite DramaFever tvOS app from ground up.
  • Contributor on Boomerang - Cartoons & Movies to deliver initial app on an accelerated timeframe.
  • Led efforts to design and develop comic book reader for iOS and tvOS for DC Universe.
  • Led efforts to design and develop comic book download mechanism iOS and tvOS for DC Universe.
  • Contributor on DC Universe in all other aspects of the app.

Comcast Interactive Media

Principal iOS Engineer | Sep 2013 - Jul 2016

  • Led team of developers (locally and offsite) to design and develop Xfinity Home iOS mobile app utilizing Objective-C, Swift, iOS 8+, Storyboards, Auto Layout, HAL (Hypertext Application Language), and Core Data.
  • Led efforts to design and develop 24/7 Video Recording in iOS app.
  • Designed and developed remote logging service that enables application health monitoring.
  • Participated in multiple lab weeks to explore new ideas in the IoT (Internet of Things) space.
  • Led efforts to automate iOS build system for Xfinity Home and other Comcast iOS apps.
  • Presented automated iOS build system at local CocoaHeads chapter meeting.

Barclaycard

Mobile Engineer Tech Lead | Dec 2011 - Sep 2013

  • Led team of developers to design and develop Mobile Payments app for iOS utilizing Objective-C, iOS 5+, Storyboards, SQLite, and Paydiant SDK.
  • Provided mobile and web-service rapid prototypes to prove technologies for business utilizing Objective-C, Java (Android), PhoneGap, HTML5, JQuery Mobile, Bump SDK, CoreData, and RestKit (JSON).
  • Designed and developed Android service, analytics, and session management layers of the Barclaycard US Android servicing app.
  • Designed and developed internal colleague mapping app for iOS utilizing Objective-C, iOS 5., RestKit (JSON), TBXML (XML) and CoreData.
  • Designed and developed Peek functionality for iOS utilizing Objective-C, iOS 5.x, RestKit (JSON). Patent submitted for this work.

Senior Mobile Engineer | Nov 2010 - Dec 2011

  • Designed and developed NAVTEQ Mapping SDK for iOS utilizing Objective-C, iOS 3.x, YAJL (JSON), and OCUnit.
  • Designed and developed iOS test harness for testing SDK functionality utilizing Objective-C, iOS 3.x, YAJL (JSON), and OCUnit.
  • Assisted Trapster iOS app transition from Google MapKit to NAVTEQ SDK. Trapster has over 14 million users.
  • Led efforts to automate iOS build and testing systems.

Guideworks/Comcast

Engineer 4 | Oct 2005 - Nov 2010

  • Developed Comcast’s MyDVR product, delivering functionality while driving improvement in code testability, utilizing Java 1.5, Oracle 10g, Hibernate, Spring Framework, XFire (SOAP), JBoss, JUnit, JMeter, and SoapUI.
  • Built web-application test harness to demonstrate MyDVR functionality using JSP, Ajax, XFire (SOAP), Spring Framework, and Tomcat.
  • Developed Integrated Search and Browse for Comcast’s Guide, utilizing Java 1.5, JAXB, and JBoss.
  • Facilitated the move from CVS to SVN, and from Ant to Maven.
  • Trained and served as a certified Scrum Master.

Siemens Medical Solutions

Software Engineer | Apr 2004 - Oct 2005

  • Worked on the Soarian Financials Architecture team. Soarian Financials is a billing system used in hospitals. Helped with the conversion from Microsoft J++ to Java 1.4. This conversion included converting various parts of the security and user layers from older proprietary systems to new proprietary systems.
  • Contributed to applications using Agile methodologies such as Test Driven Design, Pair Programming, and Scrum.

CentraView, LLC

Java Programmer | Sep 2003 - Apr 2004

  • Technical lead in developing company’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) package utilizing Java, Enterprise Java Beans, Java Server Pages, MySQL, Apache Struts, JBoss Application Server, and Linux.
  • Designing and developed build process for company CRM package using Apache Ant.
  • Designed and developed company’s license authentication process using Apache Axis SOAP.

Appligent

Programmer | Sep 2002 - Sep 2003

  • Designed and developed company’s evaluation software distribution system utilizing Java, Enterprise Java Beans, Java Server Pages, Servlets, JBoss Application Server and Linux.
  • Maintained MySQL databases for web application systems.
  • Assisted in solving network, hardware and software troubleshooting.

IBSi

Programmer Analyst | Jul 2000 - Aug 2002

  • Assisted in creating, developing and maintaining company’s internal Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application (YouRelate) utilizing Java, Enterprise Java Beans, and Java Server Pages.
  • Maintained the company website.

Education

Penn State Great Valley

Masters, Software Engineering | 2002 - 2004

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor’s, Computer Science | 1997 - 2001

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