Hello! I am Matan Abravanel. Creator, maker and a software engineer.

I love my profession. Development and programming is my passion. The first programming book I read was "Clean code" by 'Robert Cecil Martin' and it has defined my vision until today. For me, for an application to be maintainable, the code should be good, and good code is clean code. Code architecture intrigues me. I follow programmers like Ash Furrow and Colin Eberhart to keep up to date with their latest insights. I am continuously refactoring and re-architecting my projects to suit present needs better and prepare for future changes. I am one of the initiators of a weekly coffee development Meetup which brings together like-minded programmers to discuss and share their most recent insights. In my free time, aside from learning additional programming skills, you will find me running, listing to music or reading.

Basic Information
Tel Aviv, Israel
English, Hebrew
Professional Skills
iOS: Swift + Objective-C
Android: Java + Kotlin
Solving problems
Work Experience

Sep 2017 - Present

Gefen Technologies
Mobile Team Leader

Managing both iOS and Android development teams. Provide guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to push the team forward in a company that switches to be mobile first. Not an ordinary manager, I have to stay 70% hands-on, involved in every architectural decision and implementations. Re-written from the ground up, both platforms iOS & Android

Jan 2017 - Jul 2017


Developed complete end-to-end system by my own Used Firebase Serverless technology for realtime database Used Bluetooth Beacons technology for identification of patients' activities throughout out the day Developed in React and React native, sharing model and domain logic among the three different platforms Researched UI and UX best practices for adapting a new technology for the elderly. All three platforms were updated using automated distribution using Fastlane for Mobile, and Heroku for Web Developed app extensions for Apple watch Learned how to take an idea to reality , and optimize and prioritize the workflow Memoria was accepted for "Startup-bootcamp" Berlin

Feb 2016 - Jan 2017

Senior IOS Developer

Planned the architecture and took a major part in writing one of Jive's apps, named 'Team collaboration' (Chime). The app is a web socket based real time messaging app Took part in writing and improving Jive app 'Daily', a Jive-n IOS app Improved stability and loading times of a Jive app, 'Circle', the mobile employee directory for companies Inserted design concepts and principles, such as dependency injection, MVVM, and commands Persuaded Jive to start migrating to Swift and instructed the team on how to do so Created lectures/presentations for my team with topics including: clean code and maintainable code, new technologies as 'AutoLayout', and more Contributed libraries to open source such as: 'ImageOpenTransition' and 'JVTImageFilesPicker' Took first place at a 'Hackathon', by writing an app that analyses companies' data to find the most suitable employee to help on a specific topic

Feb 2014 - Feb 2016

IOS Developer

Developed Stox App from scratch. Managed reception of in-app real time data of over 1,000 quotes for stocks per sec, updating UI in real time dealing with multi-threading for the best UI experience Worked with a huge code base Applied cutting edge technologies for complete and continuous integration Used Git for publishing to App Store and in-house distribution Adopted IOS 8 and IOS9, learned Swift, used Storyboard, Nib, Core Animation, AutoLayout depending on the needs and best practice for the task Utilzed best frameworks available such as: ReactiveCocoa, SwiftBond, SnapKit, Masonry, AFNNetworking, Mantle and more

Dec 2012 - Jan 2014

IOS Developer

Developed over 10 different apps from scratch. Adopted IOS 7 and AutoLayout Used my creativity to bring application ideas into reality including product specifications Experienced AppStore integration, including provisioning, code signing and distributing Integrated Apple Push Notification Service (APNS), Local Notification, UI Kit, Map Kit and more

Open source projects
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Tel Aviv, Israel