Raúl Pera Pairó

Software engineer with more than 6+ years of experience coding iOS applications solving real-life problems. Expert in development focused on continuous code and quality improvement. I have worked with well organized teams on large, robust, and ambitious projects around the world, collecting quantitative and qualitative data to synthesize insights for best practices, recommendations, and strategies to achieve successful projects.

What I Do

Mobile Development

I have been developing mobile applications since 2014, specializing in native iOS development, both in UIKit and with SwiftUI.

Backend Development

My journey in developing REST services had its start in 2014 with platforms such as Azure and Firebase, focusing on securitization, sessions, persistence and scalability. Specialized in Vapor as a framework.

Game Development

Beginning of 2016, started developing video games by specializing in native development in iOS with SpriteKit and SceneKit, and cross-platform with Unity.

Software Architectures

I always work with the best development practices, based on Design patterns and the Clean principles: Code, Architecture and SOLID.

Management

Managing and mentoring small international teams of developers became one of my many responsibilities since 2019, implementing agile methodologies and encouraging the use of clean principles together with CI and CD flows.

Content Creator

Since 2021 I have started the new adventure of sharing my knowledge to give back to the community all the help I received in the form of articles, podcasts and video tutorials.

Resume

6 Years of Experience

Education

2019 - 2022
University of Alicante

Master's Degree

Master’s Degree in Development of Software for Mobile devices

2014 - 2019
University of Alicante

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

2012 - 2014
Pedralbes Institute

Associate’s Degree

Associate’s Degree in Software Development

Experience

2021 - Present
Retail inMotion

iOS Senior Engineer

Worked in +6 iOS world’s largest airlines projects.

Develop new features for iOS products. +15% of world flights use RiM Tech.

Code Review supervision of new features for stable branch.

Maintenance of Objective-C legacy code and refactoring architecture to Swift.

Mentorship of junior devs.

2018 - 2020
FacePhi Biometrics

iOS Senior/Tech Lead Engineer

Coded +10 iOS apps and frameworks.

Developed SelphID: iOS project based on OCR and biometric verification: matching and facial recognition, passive life test and document authenticity verification. +200MM users.

Implemented PhiChat: chatbot in Swift for banking onboarding, integrating NLP and biometric recognition for +10MM users.

Developed iOS app capable of obtaining passport or identity document data through NFC.

Redesigned the architecture of the machine learning engine to obtain OCR for +200MM users.

Created a new development methodology to improve the quality of the code by the department: Git, GitFlow, CI/CD, Artifactory. +30 user engineers.

Managed and worked with teams of +5 iOS developers in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Panamá and South Korea with agile methodologies.

2018 - 2018
Aire Networks

Software Engineer (Internship)

Created Machine learning OCR system based on Tesseract, OpenCV, Sci-Kit learn.

Implemented Backend in Flask (Python) as REST connected with OCR system to receive ID card image and process the onboarding flow with this user data.

Worked on iOS realtime chat application development.

Coded iOS multimedia project for VOD consumption. +20K users.

2016 - 2017
NITSNETS

Software Engineer (Internship)

Developed FB Messenger based NLP chatbot with Node/Express to check route times, find best routes based in current geolocation, subscribe to route notifications and set up recurring alerts. +5K users.

Created Android application to manage padel matches schedules, rankings, scores. +3K users.

Coded iOS application with OCR to manage the data of recipes. +1k users.

2015 - 2017
Wallfer University

CTO & Co-Founder

I lead the Technical Area at Wallfer, a native app focussed on replacing the bulletin boards in the Universities. +12K downloads in Feb 2018 being only at the University of Alicante.

Worked on the development of features based on the behavior of social networks. Such as a timeline, stack tiles to match and meet people as Tinder, post and comments, user realtime chat, profile management, multimedia file management, permission and visibility, categories and groups.

Awards and investment: Lanzadera Incubator (Garaje) Program 2018, Semifinalists in the South Summit Competition 2018. (South Summit) & European Award of Creativity and Social Entrepreneurship (INJUVE)

2013 - 2014
everis

Software Engineer (Internship)

Developed SAP CRM for Barcelona council to manage driving fee system. +3MM users.

Coded SAP custom multiplatform modules with ABAP4.

Implemented SAP frontend views solutions.

Worked on SQL management for SAP backend.

Awards

2017
Telefónica

Local Winner and Best Use of Data

Project based on a chatbot assistant for students, capable of giving support to the homework schedule, exams and classifying the feeling of it and detecting traces of bullying.

2016
NASA

Local Winner, Global Nominee and Best Use of Data

Project based on a real-time system that controls the flight of drones, preventing them from entering dangerous areas for it, the population or areas of air exclusion. Link

2015
NASA

People's Choice Winner

Project based on a drone control system through gestures in the air and a mobile application that controls backend systems using voice recognition. Link

Courses

2020
Stanford University

Developing Applications for iOS

The lectures for the Spring 2020 version of Stanford University's course CS193p.

2018
University of Alicante

Introduction to Deep Learning

Convolutional networks, Recurrent networks and Practical applications.

2017
University of Alicante

Big Data: Theoretical concepts and practical applications

Big Data and NoSQL databases, Big Data Processing with Spark and Data Mining.

2016
University of Alicante

Computer Vision with OpenCV and Python

Optics, Convolution of digital images, Correlation, Geometric image manipulation, Edge detection, Morphological transformations and descriptors, Pattern recognition.

Freelance

2019
University of Alicante

iOS Application for PhD Research of teaching staff at the University

Development of an application designed for children with autism. Its functionalities were based on detailed investigations in the paper of the doctoral researcher. This work also served as an End of Degree Project for my university stage in engineering. iOS: Swift, UIKit, CloudKit, URLSession, CoreData.

2017
Forensic Expert Laboratory

Universal Windows Platform CRM

Development, design and architecture of a CRM for project management. Tech: Universal Windows Platform, C#, Azure: App Service, SQL, Blob Storage.

Volunteering

2018
NASA

Jury of Space Apps Challenge

Jury of the eighth NASA hackathon at the Valencia headquarters.

2014
Microsoft

Microsoft Student Partner

Member of the group of students associated with the University of Alicante until 2016.

Languages

English

70%

Spanish

100%

Soft Skills

Communication

83%

Teamwork

87%

Willingness

91%

Coding Skills

Clean Architecture

91%

Clean Code

94%

SOLID

89%

Design Patterns

86%

GitFlow

80%

iOS Skills

Swift

87%

UIKit

79%

GDC

74%

CoreML

76%

MapKit

80%

URLSession

93%

CoreData

86%

CloudKit

72%

APNS

83%

WatchKit

74%

SpriteKit

85%

SceneKit

76%

Combine

89%

SwiftUI

82%

SPM

90%

AppStore & TestFlight

92%

Objective-C

70%

Portfolio

My Works
SelphID

SelphID

Developments
Look&phi

Look&phi

Developments
Selphi

Selphi

Developments

Contact

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