Who’s This Guy?
My name is Thomas Kioko. I tend to think of myself as a simple guy who loves what he does. I’ve specialized in Mobile Application Development, and I mostly focus on simplicity, ergonomics, responsive design. UX and problem solving are central to everything I do. I’m a dedicated coder, occasional gamer, and friendly teammate. I’m always trying to find the best blend of innovation, skills and hard work for the purpose of delivering awesome user experience in products I create.
Apart from my computer life, I am a huge fan of traveling. I also like good movies. I can’t live without music, which accompanies me almost all day (hmm… unless I’m on the road). I love going to concerts. There is no better way to relax than spending time with my friends. ooh, I play the piano.
Every design starts with a great idea. The process in which late night brainstorms and constant rotation of coffee evolve into a series of sketches and sticky notes.
I breathe life and emotion into projects. I design for real people and think of my customers all the time.
I develop native Mobile Applications. My aim is to improve customer interaction or enhance workplace efficiency with a customized mobile application.
With a passion for Innovation, I create solutions to solve problems people face a day to day basis. Technology can be used to improve lives.
6 Countries Visited
7, 543 KM on a Bike
1.000 + Cups Of Coffee
21 Currencies Collected
14 PS4 Games Completed
4 Awards Won
March 2019 – Current
Software Engineer – Android
As a Software Engineer, I’m responsible for:
- Updating and creating new features.
Aug 2017 – Feb 2018
Senior Technical Consultant- Mobile
Technical Consultants brings their own brand of expertise to the design, instruction, or operations of technical solutions.
As a Senior Technical Consultant, I’m responsible for:
- Reviewing requirements and test cases and provide recommendations.
- Providing technical support
- Conduct/Coordinate development efforts with the teams.
Nov 2016 – July 2017
Technical Team Lead – Mobile
I lead a group of hardcore engineers who bring XP Technical practices to the table. We develop and maintain our suite of Android applications.
We focused on building internal products and supporting existing systems. We worked with technologies like Docker, Kafka, gRPC, microservices, Pubsub, monitoring tools like Datadog and build Android applications. Some of the products I worked on include:
• Android Applications
• API Gateway: Andela’s API that provided access to internal products.
• Micro-Service Applications
Nov 2014 – Oct 2016
Cellulant is a leading technology business in the mobile and digital services’ sector in Africa operating as payments ecosystem connecting financial sector customers, Mobile Network Operators and businesses to their increasingly mobile consumers.
My day job was to provide the most connected, one-stop digital payments service to merchants, financial services, and their consumers.
Apr 2014 – Nov 2014
As the Lead Android Application Developer, I was responsible for understanding the existing code and documentation of technical specifications. I was responsible for the updating existing code, designing new features and testing of new requirements.
Apr 2014 – Nov 2014
Freelance Android Developer
- Designed and developed Android applications
Sep 2012 – Dec 2012
Assistant Technical Intern
Mlab East Africa
- Reviewed and edited requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed mobile application solutions.
- Tested mobile applications for quality before releasing into the market.
- Developed functional specifications and system design and specifications for client engagements.
Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin.
Udacity ensures you don’t forget by making sure you get your hands dirty.
Sept 2011 – Jun 2013
Business & Infomation Technology
Kenya Methodist University
I got my Undergraduate Degree at Kenya Methodist University. This is where my curiosity for Software Development was born.
2014 – Current
I am not a “Teacher” but an Awakener.
I spare a few hours to share my knowledge at Akirachix on programming and some of the life experiences to a group of young ladies at AkiraChix.
“In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.”
― Phil Collins
based in Nairobi, Kenya
Tel : +049 … …
kiokotomas [at] gmail.com