iOS Developer Seeking Full-Time Permanent Position in Boston Area

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[prMac.com] Revere, Massachusetts - James Hollender, recipient of a Presidential Commendation and author of 14 apps currently in the iTunes App Store, is seeking a full-time, permanent position in the Greater Boston area. His published apps include 9 nutrition apps based on the USDA National Nutrient Database: iCals, iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iProteins, iSatFat, iSugars, Vitamin K and iCals Lite; 4 versions of the EZeeCalc - "A Simple, Yet Powerful, Calculator for the Rest of Us!" (EZeeCalc & EZeeCalc Lite for iPhone and EZeeCalc XL & EZeeCalc XL Lite for the iPad); the official app for the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA; plus several non-published, prototype apps for two startup companies which aid them in securing clients and/or funding. Additional information concerning the published apps are available online.

James is a well seasoned Information Technology professional who has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestion and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States.

Notice To Recruiters:
Please do not contact Mr. Hollender without an available appropriate full-time, permanent position in the Greater Boston area.

Resume:
iOS (iPhone / iPod touch / iPad) Application Developer

Resourceful Information Technology professional with an extensive background in Software Engineering including iOS Application Development, Build & Release Engineering, User Support, On-Call Support, and handling Vendor Support; all resulting in developing solutions that improve efficiency of IT and business operations. * Competent in all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle, capable of providing exceptional products from inception to deployment and maintenance.

Summary of Qualifications:
* Currently developing apps for iTunes App Store for self and also startup companies
* Contributed as a team member to develop, build and deploy customized booking engines for commercial airline web sites to sell tickets via the Internet which helped gain and retain business by providing airlines with features over and above those of their competitors thus enhancing customer experience
* Member of select team that converted award-winning NECX/Gateway e-commerce web site from standard two-tier architecture to include a middle tier thus providing easy scalability
* Authored 10 commercial software products; developed custom applications providing productivity gains
* Wrote five major custom applications for large technology oriented law firm giving them competitive edge
* Maintained Internet booking Web sites on UNIX systems, including developing sophisticated monitoring scripts to detect potential problems early resulting in greater up-time

Professional History:
James Hollender, Revere, MA
* 2009 - Present
* iOS Application Development
* Currently have two iPad and 12 iPhone / iPod touch applications published in the iTunes App Store with more in development
* Developed prototype iPhone app for startup which interfaces with camera, transmits image to server for decoding. Returned information is then used to display web page from generated URL; and if a link is included in web page it is automatically displayed in a second web view
* App detects availability of dedicated server. Also produced 2nd prototype involving camera, map kit, reverse geocoding, table views, web views and email with multiple attachments in a week
* Developed iPhone app for the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum with zoom & scroll clickable map to bring up web view of information concerning selected piece of art - allows for dialing phone numbers with extension if audio information is available and return where user left off after phone calls even on devices that don't support suspension

Inmagic, Inc, Woburn, MA
* 2007 - 2009
* Release Engineer
* Produced complex software Install Kits including foreign language to meet customer demand for updates
* Developed Web application Install Kits for Windows Server 2008 & Vista including using IIS 7 Native Mode to provide enhanced speed and security
* Provided source control support for the engineering, QA & documentation staff ensuring reliable fallback
* Participated in SCRUM meetings using Agile Software methodologies resulting in faster development
* Provided Professional Services Group support for unusual conditions of customer Install Kit deployments

(interim job) Radio Shack, Swampscott, MA
* 2005 - 2007
* Sales Associate / Acting Manager
* Sold electronics and related items exceptionally well leading to reliance as Acting Manager

(interim job) Bankers Life, Framingham, MA
* 2004 - 2005
* Insurance Producer
* Sold life and health insurance products including Long Term Care providing peace of mind to seniors

Sita Advanced Travel Solutions (Equant Appl. Services), Burlington, MA
* 2000 - 2003
* Senior Software Engineer / Senior Analyst Programmer
* Worked both independently and as team member to develop, build and deploy customized booking engines for commercial airlines to sell tickets via the Internet using Java, JavaScript, JSP, JRun, HTML, XML, Oracle Database, CORBA, Apache Web Server, X.25 and several internal proprietary applications which helped gain and retain business by providing features enhancing airlines' customer experience
* Installed hardware for and deployed/maintained live Internet booking Web sites including developing sophisticated monitoring scripts to check site performance thus providing high availability
* Provided on-call 24x7 support for Web sites hosting airline booking engines giving customer satisfaction

Gateway (formerly NECX Direct), Peabody, MA
* 1998 - 2000
* Senior Web Developer
* Developed triple-tier UNIX applications in C for Web site, thus allowing easy scalability
* Single-handedly customized NECX Intranet for dual organizations and responsible for entire spider project, collecting competitor prices providing auto-generated Compare Price feature for product pages

Hale And Dorr LLP, Boston, MA
* 1994 - 1998
* Senior Software Engineer
* Developed customized Common Desktop Environment, changing generic GUI version of UNIX into a Business Desktop for 700 Hale and Dorr users, fully integrating existing legacy office automation systems and other programs, thus providing a user-friendly graphic desktop for attorneys and staff
* Developed major custom applications including the Conference Room Scheduling program providing 30-second scheduling with minimal training while adding extensive reporting & billing functionality
* Provided customer service assistance to program users, helping ensure greater efficiency of operations

Technical Skills:
* Adobe: Creative Suite, Acrobat, Premiere, After Effects, Encore
* Agile Methodologies
* Continuous Integration
* Cruise Control
* Final Builder
* HTML
* InstallShield / InstallScript
* Interface Builder
* iPad
* iPhone
* iPod touch
* JavaScript
* Macintosh
* MS IIS 6/7 Incl. Native Mode
* MS Office 2003 / 2007
* MS SQL Server
* MS SharePoint
* MS Windows: XP / Vista / Server 2003 & 2008 / Small Business Server 2003
* MS Virtual PC
* MSBuild
* Networking
* Program Analyst
* Programming: C, Java, Objective C
* Red Gate: SQL Compare, SQL Data Compare
* Scripting: VBScript, sh, sed, Perl, Bash
* SCRUM
* SDLC
* Software Analysis, Design, Development, Documentation
* SQL: Oracle, Sybase, Informix, SQLite
* Systems Administration
* UNIX: Solaris
* VeriSign: Signing, Renewals
* Version Control: Subversion, TortoiseSVN, CVS, WinCVS, ViewCVS, TortoiseCVS
* Website Development
* Xara Designer Pro 6
* Xcode
* XML

Education / Other:
* California State University, Fresno CA - BA & MA
* New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Boston, MA - Microsoft Certification & other training
* Veteran - United States Air Force

Awards and Certifications:
* Numerous Suggestion Awards resulting in monetary and intangible savings, leading to U.S. Department of Treasury "Suggester of the Year" award and Letter of Commendation from The President of United States for saving approximately $500,000 while providing greater functionality at the same time
* Attained Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification from Microsoft

James Hollender, a well seasoned Information Technology professional, has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestion and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. His versions of the EZeeCalc calculator are recent examples of his creative ability to think outside the box. Copyright (C) 2011 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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