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History of leading successful development teams with 15 years experience in forming, leading, and coaching software development teams.
Senior software developer that has been writing commercial software since 1995. Particularly experienced in the .NET ecosystem including Azure, C# / F#, and microservices.
Experienced technical speaker speaking at a variety of local meetings and international conferences such as the Agile Professionals Network, TechEd, and ForestTech Canada. Also, designs and delivers training courses in association with Assurity and Industrial Logic.
Principal Consulting Developer
Haumohio, Christchurch, 2015-present
Principal developer writing software and helping others to write and deliver software across New Zealand and eastern Australia. Centred on more effective, cleaner development that reduces repetitive drudgery that lead to mistakes and focuses the team on working the business solution.
Practice Lead - Development Practices
Assurity, Christchurch, 2012-2015
Charged with building up the software development capability in Christchurch to complement the established BA, Test, and Agile practices. The specialist offerings included the creation of a DevOps offering, improving developer practices such as TDD and managing technical debt, and software architecture and design.
Emendo (now McKesson), Christchurch, 2008-2011
Responsibilities include day-to-day staff management, strategic technical direction of the product suite, project management of releases, architectural design, and software development. The personal focus during this time was in developing the strategic direction of the product suite's acrchitecture. This lead to the development of frameworks, standards, and patterns that support the development team's efforts.
Atlas Technology, Rotorua, 2000-2006
Joined this fledgling business unit of Forest Research and established a role as a functional specialist in hand-held computing. Lead developer of the FieldMan product, which gathers a varied range of field data needed to feed the analysis products in the suite. The project management of each release included co-ordinating a cross-Tasman client steering group over 6-weekly sprints.
Forest Research (now Scion), Rotorua, 1995-2000
Running both government and commercially funded research projects for the sawmilling industry. Typically, the 1-3 year contracts involved teams of up to 8 scientists and technicians. Also contributed to a number of related projects as a technical specialist in computerised data acquisition and measurement.