A little bit about me...
I’m a passionate technologist with years of experience in web development, and recent focus on infrastructure automation and developer experience for software delivery.
I believe the best problems to solve in technology are not just technical, but involve people and communication, and strive to put the experience of our users at the forefront of my work.
Keeping on top of shifts in technology, and best-practices within a fast-moving industry is something I care deeply about, and spend a significant part of my time focusing.
The previous 6 months at IOOF, I have been in a lead role within my team which has added team management, team roadmap planning, stakeholder communication, and vendor management to my responsibilities.
2018 - Present
During my initial 4 years at IOOF, I developed my skills in infrastructure automation, and software delivery tools, while contributing to our team’s efforts to make it easy for software delivery teams to efficiently deliver their software for the business.
While I have been involved in all aspects of our team’s infrastructure automation work, I have given particular focus to our internal platform-as-a-service and the underlying Linux container ecosystem it is based on.
I was often in the de-facto technical lead position within the team, providing technical leadership, as well as mentoring less experienced members of the team.
2014 - 2018
2006 - 2014
During my time at Working In, I was a member of the web team, and was responsible for email newsletter development, coordinating work on our websites with our external web development company, and search engine optimisation of our website’s content.
2002 - 2006
Seamlessly integrated legacy PHP system + database with gradual migration to Ruby on Rails.
Increased test coverage from zero to over 90%.
2011 - Present
Worked with database vendor in Malaysia to expose web functionality for cardholders, merchants and program owners.
Broke up web infrastructure into service-oriented components with public and private REST APIs
2008 - Present
Took over legacy classic ASP system and gradually integrated new Ruby code. Integrated with various eCard Solutions APIs.
2012 - Present
My own multi-tenant Ruby on Rails CMS. Used for many small to medium traffic sites.
2010 - Present
Monash University has an organisation-wide requirement to use Google services.
In order to meet their requirements, I built custom CMS using Rails that integrated various Google APIs, extending the functionality of the Blogger based site.
Worked on original build, doing CMS integration and performance improvements.
I also built an Ember.js component for generating tiles on homepage and integrated with Expression Engine CMS.