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Abbey Jackson


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



  • 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


  • 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


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

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

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.

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

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

Apps for 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

Junior iOS Developer, eBuyNow (Victoria, BC)

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

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

IFR Air Traffic Control, NavCanada (Winnipeg, MB)

  • Radar control for inbound and outbound IFR level aircraft

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



iOS Instructor, SFU Young Women in Business WISE
  • 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
  • Tax Refund Calculator - Streamlined single view tax return estimation app.

Older Enterprise Apps

Open Source Contributions



User Interface Design, BrainStation (Vancouver, BC)

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

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

iOS Development Diploma, Lighthouse Labs (Vancouver, BC)

  • Full-time iOS Development bootcamp in Objective-C

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

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

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