Software Development

For over 16 years I have been working in software development. Originally starting in software testing / UAT I quickly moved into dev work, later architecture and now more team & project management. Currently I am employed as the Software Solutions Manager at Australasian Medical Publishing. I have worked in a diverse range of commercial environments, with a variety of technologies, at clients both large and small. But what sets me apart is even though I am technically focused when I work in or for a business, I deal with the client is the language of the problem, not the technicalities of the solution.

Agile Software Development

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Technical Skills

From my technical background I focus on using Open Source technology where relevant and practical:

  • PHP Object Oriented & procedural using Laravel, Slim and Symfony.
  • XHTML / CSS / Javascript
  • WordPress & Drupal
  • MySQL, Sybase ASE, MS SQL Server & Oracle RDBMS
  • Linux and Windows servers
  • Jira. dministration of projects, boards, users and custom workflows.
  • Git, SVN, CVS & PVCS for version control

Some technologies and development languages that I not actively involved in any more.

  • Power Builder
  • C#
  • Java
  • VBA & Access

Other Skills

  • Software design & documentation
  • System architecture
  • Business analysis
  • Mentoring of junior developers

Development Services

I have previously run my own software development consultancy but am no longer taking on any outside work.

Development Tools

My preferred development environment is a Kubuntu Linux desktop (I also use Windows), and either Netbeans, Kate, Notepad++ or vi/vim for code editing.

Other tools I would regularly use in software development: