Hire Laura

 

I'm available for mentoring iOS developers:

Even experienced programmers face a steep learning curve with native iOS app development – between the Cocoa frameworks, the Swift language, the Xcode IDE, and the ever-evolving App Store submission process, there’s a lot to learn! As a seasoned app developer, I’ll guide your team in technical best practices while modeling clear, positive communication in tech discussions, feature specs, and code reviews.

I’ll usually meet with a developer one-on-one for 1 to 3 hours a week, either face to face in Seattle or via screenshare. References upon request.

I’m also actively looking for my next role as a lead developer in Seattle; if these traits describe your team, let's talk!

  • Your company values professional growth–and shows it by covering conference expenses and budgeting team time for learning.

  • You measure your project's real-world impact as seriously as your in-app metrics; whether in health goals, learning enrichment, or meaningful social interactions, you focus on helping people in their everyday walking-around lives.

  • You can introduce me to once-junior devs who've grown into senior roles over their tenure at your company.

  • Your company's leaders can speak at length on ways that formal management training and mentorship have helped them excel in their management roles.

  • You work efficiently with remote team members–whether someone lives across the country or is just home waiting for a cable repair, you've got predictable communication patterns and reliable remote-friendly tech.

  • Especially if your company is medium to large sized, you can tell me an anonymized story about a time you handled a serious behavior issue. (It happens everywhere! So here, I'm asking for evidence that you've got the skills to address toxicity before it affects the team.)

  • Your company compensates people enough that it's easy to turn down incoming offers that are less inspiring but highly paid. (I'll turn them down, but I want to sleep soundly afterwards, too.)