Adam Cohen-Rose

Highly motivated and very experienced mobile software technologist.

Back in 1998, I got my first taste of mobile design and development and Iíve been hooked ever since. I love creating elegant apps and services that take advantage of the context of mobile devices to help improve people's lives.

My favourite experiences involve working creatively in an agile cross-functional group ó aided by my deep grounding in XP, Scrum and Kanban practices, including several years of leading and coaching teams. I have created iOS, Android and web apps for Sky, Transport for London, and Douglas Adams, and also contributed to several open-source projects.

I want to write software that goes into actively maintained products, and also to help guide the strategy and direction of the business. I have the technical and management skills to add considerable value across many areas of the right company: developing, leading, planning, networking, coaching and recruiting.

This page is a brief summary of my work so far. If you want something more up to date, take a look at my blog, my bookmarks or follow me on twitter. If you find something that catches your eye, please contact me.

Key Skills

  • Keen sense of mobile service design & architecture honed by 16 years of experience; pick up new technologies and build prototypes very quickly
  • Can transform creative concepts into practical project plans
  • In-depth production experience of a wide range of programming languages and frameworks; expert in Java & Objective C
  • Confident and expressive presentation skills addressing all levels from CEOs to schoolchildren
  • Strong yet sensitive leadership, coaching and communication
  • Skilled all levels of the network stack, from HTML, JavaScript & CSS all the way through to proxies, Radius & Wi-Fi network association

Current Work

I am currently working at Tesco Labs as a Software Development Engineer.

Previous Work

Senior Developer at Sky Wifi

Leading mobile development for the UKís largest public Wi-Fi provider.

iOS & Android apps, front and back end web development, ad publishing, system design, automated build & test systems

  • Design and development of Sky Wifiís iOS and Android apps, incl. white-labelled versions (over 10K downloads in a single day; over 5m downloads to date; top free travel app in UK)
  • Led team of 10 developers, testers & designer to design, build and release a major app update
  • Full stack web development: from cross-browser CSS & Java Script? through Java app servers, down to HTTPS proxies and 802.1x auth
  • Encouraging agile practices: visible planning, regular team meetings, automated testing, continuous builds, live analytics

Lead Developer at Kizoom

I was the most senior developer in the company with wide-ranging responsibilities including project planning and estimation, Java and iPhone coding, architecture design, coaching, client contact and performance reviews. Experience included:

Mobile Data and Wireless Senior Developer at Red Hot Chilli Ltd

Work including designing the 3G WAP Portal for BT's Isle of Man 3G Trial.
Red Hot Chilli stopped trading on 30th July 2001.

Research Developer at h2g2 Ltd

h2g2, the Earth Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, was bought by the BBC at the beginning of 2001. I was responsible for developing the mobile version of the site, available on WAP phones and PD As? (as featured on Tomorrow's World in April 2000).

The mobile site has since been redeveloped and is available at

MSc in Intelligent Multimedia at Aalborg University, Denmark