I am a software developer passionate about agile methodologies and object oriented software construction. I have a growing interest and expertise in dynamic languages and collaborative techniques. I strongly believe in the Agile manifesto and the eXtreme Programming values, principles & practices. I take great pride in delivering business focused solutions with tangible commercial outcomes.
Modelled a double entry accounting system for cash based businesses
Built a WYSIWYG editor using angularjs to allow data entry operators to create microsites for advertisers on the site
Built an angularjs webapp to display these microsites
Built a hotel search and booking engine using Rails 3
Integrated with external inventory proivders
Single codebase powers multiple websites:
Automated server provisioning using Amazon EC2, VMware & Opscode Chef to provide IaaS
Automate deployment of in-house software components using build pipelines to create end-to-end environments
Build Ubuntu/Debian packages for internal software
Researched Linux Containers (LXC) to unit test Chef recipes
The goal of this project was to record all interactions associated with listings on yellowpages.com.au & partner sites.
Later, ROI reports were produced for advertisers.
The interesting challenges on this project were around the volume & quality of data to process.
Lonely Planet users provide feedback about information provided in guidebooks.
Feedback very often contained detailed information such changes in trading hours of recommended business, or new contact information for the business.
The goal was to collect this information in organised fashion, such that the updated information would immediately be made available on their website.
Developed solutions to stabilize & enhance reliability of legacy systems
Deliver new business requirements with a focus on testing
Introduce tools & technologies to enhance understanding of systems
Mentor graduates and developers new to agile methodologies.
Played a key role in introducing:
Iteratively stabilised legacy systems while improving reliability and also guaranteeing accuracy of existing functionality
Transitioned to a short, iterative and regular deployment cycle
Assisted testing effort by automating existing regression suites to allow testers more time for exploratory testing
Screening applicants for permanent positions to build a stable team for the long term
Developed an asset backed finance origination & management system
Learned & applied extreme programming while developing mission critical software in the finance domain
Actively practiced and learnt the values, principles & practices of Extreme Programming
Led the production incident management team
Regularly deployed to staging environments each iteration and production environments on sign off
Gained substantial understanding of asset-backed financing. Learnt about loan amortisation, present & future value calculations, and, interest calculations
Simulated interactions with third-party banking systems to facilitate testing and enhance confidence in system functionality
Architected a J2EE web application for bikesales.com.au using the following tools & technologies: