Brian Elliott
15415 Curwood Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Contact: 719-487-1436 - - LinkedIn

My work: Portfilio
Professional Summary
Senior iOS Developer with experience building a wide variety of apps: streaming audio broadcasts, children's audio drama, expectant parents, exercise, trivia, and reference apps. Also, experience in integration of mobile apps into continuous integration and automated build servers.

iOS Development

Continuous Integration

Automated iOS Builds

Certified Scrum Developer

MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) SDK integration: Parse, Gigya, Google Analytics, GCM, FCM, and APNS

Social Integration: Twitter & Facebook

Git Version Control










Work History
09/2001 to Current
Senior Mobile Developer Focus on the Family Colorado Springs, CO
  • Development Mobile Lead for Focus on the Family's mobile applications (iOS & Android) involving: Daily Broadcast, PluggedIn, Ready to Wed, Expectant Parents, Adventures in Odyssey Club, Make Every Day Count, That the World May Know, and the Focus Safety app.
  • Developed both the iOS and Android versions of the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast app ( with over 400,000 downloads.
  • Implemented the rebranding and landing pages/views for Adventures in Odyssey Club (
  • Integrated third-party server-side MBaaS (Mobile Backend as a Service) for user management, exporting and push notifications using such services as: Parse, Gigya, Google Analytics, AWS, GCS, FCS, and APNS.
  • Co-developed the Expectant Parents iPad app (
  • Developed components for a Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) project involving the Mule Enterprise Service Bus and received mentoring from industry leaders in SOA. 
  • Built integrations with XML technologies (WSDL, XSLT, XML, & XML Schema) and Java to a legacy CRM application. Developed an XML Authoring system and integration to a Web Publishing system (Web Site Publisher). The authoring system included SOAP integration with a Stellent Content Management System. 
  • Developed a 3-tiered Web site ( using a Content Management System (CMS)
01/1996 to Current
President & CTO Unplugged Systems, LLC Colorado Springs, CO

Produced various iOS mobile apps since 2010 such as:

Consulting Work:

  • Developed a wireless Internet application that accesses real estate property information on PDAs and Web-enabled phones. The application was built with: Java Enterprise Beans, Java Servlets, XML, and XSLT. A branded version was developed for InternetMLS of Norwell, MA.
  • Provided Internet consulting and developed eCommerce Web sites for the PSA Worldwide Corporation - an educational and promotional item company. The sites were developed with Intershop and included merchant credit card processing and product customization including imprinting text, stock logos, and uploading custom logos.
  • Web site administration tasks were also performed, including the installation and configuration of an Apache Web Server (with 7 virtual domains), Tomcat Servlet Engine, JBoss J2EE Application Server, and Xalan-Java for XSLT processing. 
  • Independent Internet consulting was provided to Think Tank Advertising of San Diego (now Epicenter Advertising) and 
07/2000 to 02/2001
Internet Architect & Consultant MCI Worldcom, Inc / Maxim Group Colorado Springs, CO
  • Contributed to MCI Worldcom's Application Infrastructure architectural team by the preparation of architectural design documents, including executive level white papers, executive briefings, vision papers, technology evaluations, product evaluations, UML diagrams, and a 400+ requirement RFP. The areas of focus were eCommerce, wireless Internet technologies, J2EE technologies, Jini, Bluetooth, and development environments. Evaluated proposals submitted by top industry leading SI and component vendors. 
  • Completed a BEA Weblogic Server Administration course. 
09/1996 to 09/2000
Senior Internet Engineer CitySurf, Inc / Denver, CO
  • Served as the lead developer of New Product Development for the Internet eCommerce company BuyItNow, Inc. and worked for the Internet yellow page company CitySurf, Inc. 
  • Developed an eCommerce site for, L.L.C. including a shopping cart, credit card processing, various administration programs and a fax/email ordering system. Integrated the secure shopping cart with ClearCommerce's Merchant Engine for credit card processing. 
  • Integrated MapQuest mapping functions into the CitySurf site. 
  • Received a Certificate of Recognition for helping succeed.
02/1982 to 09/1996
Senior Programmer Analyst Northrop Grumman Corporation Hawthorne & Pico Rivera, CA

Open Skies Project: 1992 - 1996:

  • Served as the programming lead of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) development for the Open Skies Management and Planning System (OSMAPS) in support of the Open Skies Peace Treaty. Supported IRAD activities, including writing HTML documents and Java applets in support of mission planning and cartography applications. Received a TAP (Timely Award Program) award in 1994 for his contributions to OSMAPS. 

SAGE (Scientific Analysis Graphics Editor) Project : 1989 -1991:

  • Built the graphical user interface for a 2-D & 3-D graphics application called SAGE (Scientific Analysis Graphics Editor) that aided in the visualization of flight test data in support of the B-2 program. 

CAD/CAM Development: 1983 - 1989:

  • Developed and maintained portions of the Northrop 3-D CAD system. 

Subsystem Design, Advanced Design: 1982 - 1983:

  • Performed analysis and design of mechanical subsystems of advanced and futuristic aircraft for the Northrop Aircraft Division.

Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering Technology
New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, N.M.