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Abbey Jackson

TL&DR

Employment:   Rivian, Mastercard, Intel, Metova, eBuyNow

Projects:    15 including apps, demo apps, IoT projects, sdks of all sizes

Technicals:   Release engineering, mobile engineering, architecture

Leadership:    Mentoring, team development, honesty, vulnerability, learning from others

Product:    Requirements gathering, stakeholder juggling, cross-functional teams

Community:    Articles, mentorship, code review, podcasts, presentations

skills


TECHNICAL
:

  • Mobile app security best practices
  • Debugging, profiling, and general project health
  • Extensive testing experience (unit, integration, functional, mocks)
  • Feature and app architecture planning, design, and implementation

 
SOFT
:

  • More than 15 years leadership, training, and mentoring experience in and out of tech
  • Co-located, cross-platform, cross functional, and remote team experience
  • Team building, mentorship, knowledge sharing, on-boarding

Work experience

20212022

Senior Product Manager, Rivian (Plymouth, MI)

Digital Experience of Communications and Vehicle Information
  • Lead two products across multiple engineering teams and major stakeholder groups for both web and mobile
  • Conduct interviews of Service Support Associates, one of my major stakeholders, when researching upcoming features
  • Work cross functional with design team in defining and designing upcoming features
  • Release major feature upgrades that open up chat communication channel to to our B2B business endeavors
  • Extensive testing and quality management including roadmapping bug fixes and feature improvements
20192021

Staff Software Engineer, Rivian (Vancouver, BC)

Mobile Software
  • Interviewing, mentorship and coaching of mobile app team
  • Coordinate project technical requirements with product management team and work with team leadership to ensure everything is implemented to spec
  • Write and maintain comprehensive documentation of our release engineering system, mobile app access system, and features I work on in the iOS app
  • Lead new feature implementation across iOS and Android projects (and implement portions of the work in iOS)
  • Build and maintain release engineering systems for both iOS and Android
  • Manage all distribution of iOS and Android mobile apps to internal VIPs
20182019

Senior Software Engineer, Mastercard (Vancouver, BC)

Anti-Fraud / Biometric Profiling SDKs for Cyber Intelligence & Security division
  • Rearchitecture, bug fixes, and improvements on a legacy Objective-C sdk
  • Planned, oversaw, and executed a Swift -> Objective-C rewrite on a new sdk, guiding 4 developers.
  • Responsible for overall health of projects including their adherence to financial industry specifications.
  • Handle incoming bug reports from clients, provide Customer Success Team with research for client questions and requests. 
  • Instigated a weekly lunch & learn. Mobile developers take turns presenting. This idea has now been adopted by the web/backend developers also
  • Restructured onboarding document and flow for the mobile developers. The restructured format has been adopted by several other teams.
20162018

iOS Developer and Feature Team Lead, Intel Corporation, NDG (Vancouver, BC)

Companion and Mapping apps for Vaunt AR Smart Glasses
  • Reactive MVVM iOS app architecture and development for an in-development BLE wearable
  • Cross platform team integration, working together to design features through all levels from hardware to mobile apps
  • Team lead duties including bug triage, sprint planning, releases when required, mentoring, and team documentation covering code quality, PR code review, and best practices.
  • CoreBluetooth (BLE), CoreLocation, HEREMaps, ReactiveSwift, Realm, XCTest
20152016

iOS Developer, Metova (Franklin, TN -- remote)

Apps for 1040.com and Takl
  • New project development in Swift, legacy project updates, bugfixes on Objective-C projects, contribute to company blog and cocoapod publications
  • Involved with new developers via mentoring, code review, and writing training documents.
  • KIF, UITest, XCTest, AFNetworking, Realm, CoreLocation
2015

Junior iOS Developer, eBuyNow (Victoria, BC)

  • Built functional test suite using the KIF framework for a large international IoT security app.
20042015

Post Partum Doula and Household Manager (MB and BC)

  • Specialized training in early childhood development through DONA Int
  • Support and guidance for new parents
  • University job which turned into a passionate career
20062007

IFR Air Traffic Control, NavCanada (Winnipeg, MB)

  • Radar control for inbound and outbound IFR level aircraft
20002005

Customer Support & Escalations (Winnipeg, MB)

  • Inbound customer support via phone and email for AT&T Internet, Newport Cigarettes, and Dominos Corporate (from Michigan!)
  • Handled escalations and acted as on duty manager when managers were on vacation or otherwise unavailable

Non-PROFIT / VOLUNTEER WORK

2019

iOS Instructor, SFU Young Women in Business WISE

https://ywib.ca/sfu/programs/wise-development-program
  • Helped design an iOS app building 5 weekend workshop 
  • Recruited additional instructors
  • Taught intro to programming
  • Provided feedback to students on demo day
  • Participated in a Women in Tech panel
Feb 2017July 2017

President and Founder, CodeDoesGood

  • Generated and set up company infrastructure, policies, procedures, and documentation
  • Developed training and recruitment procedures and materials
  • Recruited more than 200 volunteer signups and set up a 7 member Board of Directors

Major Projects

Consumer Facing / End-Use

  • Rivian - Consumer mobile app for upcoming R1T and R1S electric adventure vehicles
  • Mastercard - Two anti-fraud SDKs for Enterprise clients
  • Intel -Three  apps supporting the Vaunt AR Glasses 
  • Takl - The "Uber" for chores, on demand home services app matching customers to providers.
  • Built For This Baby - A companion healthy recipe app for a woman's pregnancy
  • 1040.com Tax Refund Calculator - Streamlined single view tax return estimation app.

Older Enterprise Apps

Open Source Contributions

Education

2020

User Interface Design, BrainStation (Vancouver, BC)

  • Iterative design process, trends, software, and best practices
  • Quick prototyping using accessible design elements
2019

Digital Product Management, BrainStation (Vancouver, BC)

  • Full product planning from problem to solve to planned solution
  • Go-to market plan, MVP definition, presenting to stakeholders
2015

iOS Development Diploma, Lighthouse Labs (Vancouver, BC)

  • Full-time iOS Development bootcamp in Objective-C
20092010

Foundation Year, 2D & 3D Art, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (The Netherlands)

  • 2D painting, life drawing, 3D model making, print making, photography
20002004

Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba

  • Excelled in AutoCAD, thermodynamics, physics (mechanics), critical thinking (logic). Left without degree to pursue Air Traffic Control.
  • Did not complete degree