A hard working, disciplined iOS engineer with 5 years of experience. I love Swift, unit testing, fastlane, automation and trying the newest things in iOS. I also have a passion for making responsive and fast apps with beautiful animations. I'm a team player and have experience assembling and leading a team. I've spent the last 4 years building QuizUp and I'm now looking for my next challenge.

Work Experience

  • Lead iOS Developer, QuizUp

    Jan 2013 - Jan 2017 4 years

    QuizUp is a trivia game that first came out in November, 2013. Through its lifetime it has gotten over 30 million downloads on iOS and reached #1 in the Apple App Store of 11 countries. I was employee number 6 and after the company started to grow I took on the role of leading our iOS discipline which included 7 developers at its largest. My responsibilities as iOS lead included interviewing, hiring and training employees and leading our overall iOS architecture

    Our iOS mantra is test and automate everything. We have over 6000 unit tests that run in under a minute and fully automated pipelines (using fastlane) for testing, distributing test builds and submitting to the App Store. We went through two iterations of the app, the first one written in the game engine Cocos2D and the second one really pushing UIKit to it's limits. The current app is mostly Objective-C but all new code is now written in Swift.

  • Web Developer, Jónsson & Lemacks

    Jun 2011 - Sep 2012 1 year 3 months

    Jónsson & Lemacks is an ad agency in Reykjavík. I was doing full stack web development using Python, Flask / Django for the backend and for the front end I used html/css/javascript with libraries that were popular at the time such as backbone and coffeescript. Clients included local companies such as Landsbankinn, TM, 66 North, Thule, The Grillmarket and many more.


  • iOS Development (master): Objective-C Swift Writing testable code Automation Fastlane Apple Developer Portal UIKit AutolayoutAnimations
  • Web Development (intermediate): Python Django Flask html / css / javascriptReact Native


  • Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of science,  University of Iceland

    Jun 2011 - Jan 2014


  • Webby Award

    Awarded on: Apr 2014

    Winner of best social game and the people's choice award for best game.

Other Apps

  • Ölæði

    App that makes it easier for you to order craft beers in Iceland. Written in React Native with the backend in Python.

  • Appy Hour

    App that shows current happy hours in Reykjavík. Made in collaboration with Reykjavík Grapevine. One of the most popular apps in Iceland for the past years. Nominated for an Nexpó award in 2012. The app is UIKit Objective-C and the backend is Django.

  • Craving

    App that gives you a random restaurant recommendation in Reykjavík. Made in collaboration with Reykjavík Grapevine. The app is UIKit Objective-C and the backend is Django.


  • Thor Fridriksson, CEO QuizUp ([email protected] / +354 659-6000)

  • Jóhann Þorvaldur Bergþórsson, CTO QuizUp ([email protected] / +354 662-4766)


English (Native speaker level) Icelandic (Native speaker level)