• Passionate software professional with nearly twenty years of industry experience, and further personal experience, in all aspects of software and web development
  • Technical leader of small to medium teams with influence in all aspects of engineering and business
  • Mentor and community-minded contributor of knowledge and experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to act in client-facing roles, provide training and speak publicly on technical matters
  • Full software development life cycle experience, from analysis and estimation, through development and testing, to operation, support and monitoring
  • Familiar with developing for cloud, serverless, server-based, browser-based, terminal and desktop environments
  • Experience in a wide range of domains including corporate, enterprise, educational, government and military
  • Strongly interested in Open Source Software; active in open source projects including Serverless framework
  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve the best possible outcome in any project
  • Adaptable and valuable team member in a large number of scenarios


  • Languages: JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, C#, PHP, Python, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL, bash
  • Runtimes: NodeJS, .Net, Java JRE, LAMP, Browser/DOM
  • Cloud services: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure
  • Networking: TCP/IP, HTTP, REST, GraphQL, SSL/TLS, DNS, FTP, email
  • Databases: DynamoDB, MySQL, Aurora, MongoDB, SQL Server, Postgres
  • Operating systems: Linux (Ubuntu, Debian), Microsoft Windows
  • Methodologies: Agile, LEAN, RAD, waterfall, TDD, BDD
  • Version control: git, svn
  • DevOps: CI/CD, infrastructure-as-code
  • Solutions: APIs, SaaS, web applications, websites, SPAs, mobile apps, web services, event-driven systems, libraries
  • Roles: hands-on technical work, architecture, team leadership, business development, mentoring
  • Business domains: military, retail, advertising, financial, scientific, environmental, mining
  • Leadership: mentoring, presenting, meetup organisation, team management, recruitment

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
    Murdoch University
  • Solutions Architect - Associate
    Amazon Web Services
  • Professional Scrum Master PSM-I

Community Involvement

Current Role

Senior Consultant @ Readify / Telstra Purple

Jan 2018 — present

NodeJS · TypeScript · JavaScript · C# · .NET · Web UI · GraphQL · Microsoft Azure · git · Agile · Scrum · DevOps · CI · CD

At Telstra Purple (formerly Readify), I lead teams to solve problems and deliver value to clients across a range of business domains, technologies and skill sets. The company has a strong history with Microsoft technology, and I was recruited in order to build an AWS capability within the Perth team to diversify their offering. I have been instrumental in this initiative through organising and facilitating group PD and training, and promoting AWS training and certification within the team.

Previous Role

Technical Lead @ Gaia Resources

Dec 2013 — Jan 2018

AWS · Serverless · NodeJS · JavaScript · TypeScript · Web UI · PHP · LAMP · git · Agile · Scrum · DevOps · CI

Gaia Resources is a consultancy specialising in biological and environmental science applications. I worked solo and leading teams to deliver a large range of projects, including collection management software, data analysis tools, and custom web applications for clients in this and related fields. I was also instrumental in converting the company from running its own servers to using cloud services almost exclusively, as well as introducing Scrum as a company standard, and initiating the creation of an -as-a-Service offering for collection management.

Other Previous Roles

Role Company From Until Skills
Developer (contract) Cash Converters Jun 2013 Dec 2013 C# · .Net · Azure · PHP · LAMP · JavaScript · Web UI · git · Agile · Scrum · DevOps · CI · CD
Owner Operator Jan 2011 Jun 2013 PHP · LAMP · MySQL · Symfony · Doctrine · MongoDB · JavaScript · NodeJS · Web UI · CMS · svn · Agile (scrum) · CI
Head of Digital and Senior Web Developer Workhouse Advertising May 2010 Dec 2010 PHP · LAMP · MySQL · Postgres · Web UI · JavaScript · svn · Agile (hybrid) · DevOps
Application Developer (contract) Stella Travel Solutions Nov 2009 Mar 2010 C# · .Net · SQL Server · JavaScript · Web UI · svn
Web Application Developer (contract) Living Years May 2009 Oct 2009 PHP · LAMP · JavaScript · Web UI · svn
Java/Web Developer (contract) Bank of Western Australia Oct 2008 Mar 2009 Java · JavaScript · Web UI · svn
Java/Web Analyst / Programmer (contract) Western Power Nov 2007 Oct 2008 Java · Struts · JSF · JavaScript · Web UI · web services · WebMethods ESB · svn
Java/Web Developer (contract) Landgate Mar 2007 Oct 2007 Java · JavaScript · Web UI · Lotus Notes
Senior Software / Systems / Support Engineer ADI Limited / Thales Australia Apr 2004 Dec 2006 Java · Struts · JSP · Hibernate ORM · Oracle · Web UI · svn
Owner Operator Nov 1998 Feb 2004 Java · J2EE · Oracle · JavaScript · Web UI

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