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Erik Altman

Martinez, CA
  • Front End Engineer @ Rocket Lawyer 🚀
  • Previously cofounder and Lead Software Engineer @ AppCatalyst
  • Product Developer, UX/UI Designer and Full Stack Software Engineer
  • 10 years of experience designing and developing web and native mobile applications for 50+ clients in the healthcare industry
  • 4 years of experience in team building & startup development
Most people think of software development as writing code and designing information architecture but my skills extend beyond that. I work with internal and external stakeholders to design and develop flexible products that create value for customers and end users. I lead my team in developing robust products and services so that our customers realize the maximum benefit in working with us.

Rocket Lawyer

June 2020 - Present
  • Front End Engineer

    June 2020 - Present

    Democratizing access to legal services by supporting and enhancing client applications for markets around the globe.


January 2016 - June 2020 (4 years)
  • Cofounder

    January 2016 - June 2020 (4 years)

    Form company to provide technology services to Self Care Decisions and develop other web and mobile application products for the healthcare market.

  • Full Stack Engineer

    January 2016 – June 2020 (4 years)

    Design, develop, deliver, document and support REST API and CMS services for microservice infrastructure. Develop and maintain javascript libraries, boilerplate and reference implementations to streamline the development of additional services.

  • User Experience Designer

    March 2016 – June 2020 (3 years 3 months)

    Design user experiences for mobile applications and content management systems. Work with groups of internal and external stakeholders to discover, establish and satisfy product requirements. Design and conduct user tests to validate designs.

  • Lead iOS Developer

    January 2016 – January 2018 (2 years 1 month)

    Develop iOS mobile application framework to streamline mobile application development and support services. Develop ClinDOC Pro and Surgery Connect iOS applications. Document, maintain and extend framework. Train junior developers to leverage framework to develop and support other applications.

Self Care Decisions

January 2009 – January 2016 (7 years)
  • Full Stack Engineer

    October 2012 – January 2016 (3 years 4 months)

    Design, develop and support Symptom Checker API Developer Portal and embeddable symptom checker web application.

  • Technical Support Lead

    October 2012 – January 2016 (3 years 4 months)

    Provide sales support services, demonstrating Symptom Checker API to prospective customers. Onboard Symptom Checker API customers and provide ongoing technical support services. Develop and maintain API documentation and supplemental resources.

  • iOS Development Contractor

    January 2009 – January 2016 (7 years)

    Design, develop and support white-labelled Symptom Checker mobile applications sold by Self Care Decisions as an application as a service to healthcare systems and insurance providers.

  • Nielsen-Norman Group

    UX Certification - Mar 2, 2017

    Coursework focusing on qualitive and quantitative UX research, domain modeling and navigation design, mobile application prototyping and iterative design.

  • Mongo University

    2014 to present
    New Features and Tools in MongoDB 4.0 | Basic Cluster Administration | The MongoDB Aggregation Framework | MongoDB Performance | MongoDB for Node.js Developers

    Coursework focusing on application development with MongoDB, MongoDB administration and analysis.

  • Arizona State University

    January 2011
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Field Of Study Philosophy Grade 3.6

    Student of analytic philosophy, computational logic, philosophy of the mind and futurist philosophy. Student of german language.

  • Web and mobile application design
  • Web application development
  • iOS development
  • API design and development
  • Communication and documentation
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Domain modeling
  • Application prototyping
  • UX design and research
  • Information architecture
  • Document databases
  • Data analysis
  • Development Operations
  • Javascript
  • Typescript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SCSS
  • Angular
  • RxJS
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • MongoDB
  • Git
  • NGINX / Microservices
  • Docker / Containerization
  • Linux / Ubuntu
  • iOS
  • UIKit
  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • JIRA / Agile / Kanban
  • Confluence / Wiki
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google Material Design
  • Firebase
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketch App
  • Balsamiq