Matt Baer

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summary

Software engineer who loves building software that enables people to spend less time using software. Privacy and information security enthusiast. Over 17 years experience building things with computers for fun — ten of those in a professional capacity.

experience

Founder, Write.as

Jacksonville, FL

Conceived and built a writing platform that doesn't pester you to stay "engaged," or compromise your privacy. Designed and developed a suite of cross-platform apps known for their simplicity and user-friendliness to help users publish from any device.

  • Organically grew the platform to over 1,000 users and 1,500 articles on the platform in the first six months
  • Led product development, managing developers on the iOS app and coordinating projects that spanned multiple months
  • Designed and built the telnet service, cross­platform command­line client, and web backend in Go, open-sourcing much of it
  • Designed and built the Android / Chrome OS app, Chrome extension, and web application
  • Built the back end architecture leveraging Rackspace’s cloud products
Senior Mobile Engineer, Breezy HR

Jacksonville, FL

Expanded the capabilities of a user-friendly applicant tracking system to mobile.

  • Launched the Android app within first month, translating UX from the existing iOS app into a native Android experience
  • Developed new functionality in Swift on the iOS app
  • Worked with the founder to develop compatible backend services to support the mobile apps
Lead Android Developer, SportsYapper

Jacksonville, FL

Responsible for most Android development on a previously top-ranked sports social media app.

  • Helped launch the third major version of the Android app with another developer within first three months
  • Led development of the app after 13 months
  • Worked with the design team to create a more "Android" experience, especially by implementing Google’s material design principles
  • Helped the CEO / product manager understand UX and technical implications for desired functionality in the Android app
Web / Mobile Developer, MoGo Mobile, Inc.

Blacksburg, VA

Extended the functionality of augmented reality platform FreshAiR, enabling immersive educational experiences for students around the world.

  • Designed and developed new features for the FreshAiR Editor web application, utilizing RequireJS and jQuery within a MVC framework on the front-end, and PHP / MySQL / MongoDB on the backend
  • Added new functionality and patched bugs in Android and iOS apps
  • Created initial design and structure for playfreshair.com
  • Learned existing code base and new technologies like Git and Objective-C quickly
  • Worked on-site with founders for first seven months, and remotely for the rest of the time
Junior Developer, Tracen Technologies

Manassas, VA

  • Designed and implemented web sites from scratch and added to existing projects working in Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Redesigned and implemented previous website
  • Created mock-ups using Adobe Photoshop and various interactive site elements in Flash
  • Consulted and provided support to clients
  • Maintained code and fixed bugs for existing projects written in C#

education

Radford University

Radford, VA

Major | B.S. in Computer Science: Software Engineering & Database
minor | Music History