Hello, I am Rob Kerr
Senior Mobile Developer & Cloud Computing Architect

I'm a hands-on software development leader with exceptional software engineering and cloud deployment skills across iOS, Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. I bring a unique blend of strengths covering application development, enterprise architecture, database development and cloud computing. I've published apps to public app stores and distributed via enterprise systems. I'm a valuable individual contributor and team leader able to contribute to a diverse set of initiatives.

Personal Info

  • nameRobert Kerr
  • titleMobile solution architect (freelance)
  • e-mailinfo@mobiletoolworks.com
  • locationAnn Arbor, Michigan
  • phone(800) 655-2859
  • web siteopen
  • blog siteopen


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Software Engineering

  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • C++
  • VB.NET
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Github
  • CodeCommit
  • MixPanel
  • Calq
  • XCode
  • Android Studio
  • WebStorm
  • Visual Studio
  • XAML

Application Platforms

  • Amazon AWS
  • Microsoft Azure
  • IBM BlueMix
  • Node.js
  • Microsoft .NET
  • Hadoop
  • Salesforce.com
  • Dynamics CRM
  • VMWare
  • Linux
  • Windows Server
  • Office 365
  • Elastic Beanstalk

Database Development

  • SQL Server
  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • Hadoop/HDFS
  • Netezza
  • Microsoft APS
  • MongDB
  • DynamoDB
  • Navicat


  • Sketch 3
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Tableau
  • Power BI

Work Experience

  • Mobile Toolworks
    2015 - Present

    Developing innovative mobile applications that invent new business opportunities. Currently working with early-stage startups and enterprise companies to deploy agile, high-performance mobile software deployed either on-premises or to public cloud infrastructures.

  • BlueGranite
    2006 - 2015

    Played an instrumental role in the development of a tier-1 Microsoft SI partner organization serving Fortune 1000 enterprise clients. Developed additional partnerships with Tableau and Hortonworks. Hired and developed high-performing technical professionals and consulting team leaders. Worked directly with Microsoft field sales and product engineering teams to architect enterprise software solutions, provide product design input and contribute to successful product launches.

  • Armstrong International
    Sales & Marketing Technology Manager
    2004 - 2006

    Implemented CRM and engineered product configuration applications for a global industrial product manufacturer. Worked on a cross-functional, distributed team (US, Canada, China, EU). Led development of web-based and mobile software. Contributed to the development of an integrated digital strategy. Partnered with the engineering team to develop new technology-based features that enhanced the value of core industrial product lines.

  • ADP
    Data Center Operations Supervisor
    2003 - 2004

    Managed multidisciplinary operations staff including Oracle/SQL Server DBAs, Network Engineers, UNIX & Windows systems administrators. Ensured 100% availability in a large-scale hosted financial services application environment. Led a team that managed over 500 hosted clients and thousands of Windows and Unix hosts.

  • Freelance
    Solution Architect
    2000 - 2003

    Provided contract software engineering services on Web, PalmOS, Pocket PC and Windows CE platforms to enterprise and healthcare clients. Additionally provided database design and implementation services on Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Designed and implemented e-commerce platform architectures deployed to tier-1 co-location data centers. Served as a contract technical pre-sales engineer to agency providing digital strategy and e-commerce development services.

  • Howe Marketing Group
    Information Technology Manager
    1998 - 2000

    Managed team of IT specialists in support of a high-volume inbound/outbound call center serving the 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies. Re-engineered call center operational systems to leverage modern technologies. Leveraged data mining techniques to maximize sales campaign effectiveness. Managed the scale-up of mission-critical IT system during a period of 300% business volume growth.

  • Keystone Systems
    Solution Architect
    1991 - 1998

    Designed widely adopted solutions for enterprise clients to improve marketing data management, marginal contribution analysis, executive information and sales automation systems, interactive voice response, call center performance management and agricultural yield optimization.


  • Western Michigan University
    Bachelors Degree, Computer Information Systems
    2001 - 2004
    Computer Science
    1989 - 1991

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