I am Edgar Žigis. I am a software engineer, biologist, traveler & former semi-pro runner.
I have a vast experience in mobile development. However, my motto is - "You move through the times, or the times move you", so I am always in the cloud of the latest software engineering news. I am an active contributor within the Android Jetpack and also an active member of Reddit and StackOverflow communities.
I support several Open Source libraries including an active fork of Conductor and handful of UI libraries. Some of my UI components were featured on Medium.com and I am very proud of it.
Practical experience implementing Clean, MVI, MVVM, MVP architectures on both iOS & Android environments as well as using reactive and strategy patterns.
Experience programming top notch UI components on both iOS & Android environments. Some of my Open Source libraries were featured at Medium.com
Expertise in Kotlin Coroutines, RxJava, PromiseKit, RxSwift. Writing concurrent asynchronous code, handling critical sections, mutexes & semaphores.
Experience setting up mobile CI/CD pipelines for Apple Store, Google Play and Huawei AppGallery handled by Fastlane and Github Actions.
I am a contributor to Android Jetpack CameraX, Biometrics & AppCompat. As well as AWS Amplify, Realm & Kaspresso testing framework. I manage a few popular UI libraries myself.
Great experience of leading teams and managing feature deliveries. Leading iOS, Android engineering & QA as well as product management.
Working on a revolutionary project which will definitely disrupt payments on the European scale. Supervising and leading the development of mobile payments SDK.
Started working as a Senior iOS developer, however after 6 months switched the platforms and in March of 2019 started leading the Android team. After some time I got promoted to lead the whole Mobile department. Main responsibilities - improving Android technical infrastructure and architecture, international Agile team management, technical research, candidate hiring and mentoring.
Good startup idea, small office, motivated team - this is what I always wanted! I did work on a product dedicated to maintenance businesses. I had lots of challenges back then, considering that the mobile platform was still immature during the initial years, but I loved it! Working on NFC, Camera, location/maps services and tons of performance optimisations.
I came to work here as an iOS developer. However, I remember my first ever meeting with my project manager - he was like "we need to do this Android app", and I was like - "well, I never even built the Android sample project" :)) So it was my first ever Android development experience. It was a cool company (and it still is!).I came to work here as an iOS developer. However, I remember my first ever meeting with my project manager - he was like "we need to do this Android app", and I was like - "well, I never even built the Android sample project" :)) So it was my first ever Android development experience. It was a cool company (and it still is!).
Mostly working on interactive frontend websites for construction companies. Unfortunately, but I left the company after I was called lazy although I did sleep in the company office to get an overwhelming amount of work done. No regrets though :)
I was still studying at school (I was 16 back then) and have sold my first IT startup to this company. I was hired to maintain that startup further, got my first laptop ever (as I did code my startup just on my mobile phone and towns library computer) and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I got.
Being responsible for technical planning & implementation part as well as UX. Fully decoupled & modular flows, Redux based custom architecture, intuitive DSL testing with Kaspresso, Turbine etc. Easy CI/CD with Fastlane, AWS Services and advanced security features. Tons of custom UI views were created during the development process which now are boasting stars at Github and claps at Medium.com
I did work on arguably the most advanced photo processing mobile app in the world! This was definitely one of the craziest periods in my life. Coding, pitching to investors in London, managing the programming team - it was awesome and challenging at the same time! Core Image, AVFoundation, UIKit, GLSL became my best friends. Finished my 2nd degree too - it was definitely a great year! Left the company after the project was finished and released to the public.
So here I am back again. I was really inspired by this company during my first stint, so I wanted to get back. This time I wanted to try out myself as a MacOS developer. My god, they had the best office ever and the best design practices ever. Pixelmator has a special gifted group of people who live and breathe the product they do. And for me work was never a number one priority, so we have parted ways again.
This was a starting point of my mobile career. I got an offer, because I did write that I do not eat lunch in my CV :)) I remember that I woke up in my campus bed, I could barely open my eyes after the party last night and then I saw an email from this company. I thought that it is yet another mailing list, but boom. I really did like working there, but it was hard to combine double degree studies with a full time work, so we have parted ways.