Skills

Organizational Development

System Analysis and Design, executive level strategic planning and decision making, long term goal setting and operational performance assessment and improvement.

Team Building

Software development team design, hiring, training, and operating. Experienced in management of support, product management, and software engineering.

Product Design

Organizational transformation to digital products providing opportunities for expansion into emerging markets using agile organizational refocussing.

Software Engineering

Seasoned professional software engineer specializing in web application development, maintenance, operation, and lifecycle management.

  • Databases
    • SQL: PostgreSQL, MySQL, OracleDB
    • NoSQL: MongoDB
  • Application
    • Ruby, PHP, Java, Go
    • Wordpress, Drupal
    • Jekyll, Middleman, Hugo
  • Interface
    • ES6, ReactJS, EmberJS
    • HTML 5, CSS 3
  • Integration Testing
    • Cucumber, Behat
  • Unit Testing
    • Rspec, PHPUnit, JUnit

Experience

Interests Abroad Australia

  • Managing Director 2018 - now

Providing Engineering consulting services to international cultural exchange operators.

InterExchange

  • Chief Technology Officer 2015 - now
  • Lead Software Engineer 2013 - 2015

InterExchange provides work and travel opportunities to young people, I manage their use of technology to achieve organizational goals.

Having successfully built a quality engineering team, I am working on an organizational level to improve jobs, simplify processes, and develop systems.

Now that I have returned to Perth I have also taken on the responsibility of building an Australian division of the organization, focussed on both engineering and exchange program development.

Pivotal Labs

  • Lead Software Developer 2012 - 2013
  • Software Developer 2011 - 2012

Pivotal Labs are agile software consultants who train teams to improve their process of building software through hands-on collaboration on software projects.

This was one of the greatest learning experiences in my life, I was trained by very experienced engineers and product managers, I was able to experience a wide variety of projects during my time there.

Being away from the top of the business allowed me to focus on learning the craft behind building software.

Mostly Disco

  • Co Founder 2011

A group of friends building a native iOS dating app released throughout Australia.

Potential investors, App Store approval, a language none of us knew, needless to say we learned a lot by doing.

The Frontier Group

  • Business Development Manager 2011
  • Software Developer 2010

Closed my consulting firm to work for a “more established” consulting firm in Perth. I worked with some incredible people, who were building fantastic systems, from developers and designers to clients and meetups, the community was fantastic.

Working for a larger firm showed me just how little I knew about business and how vital process is for them to succeed, I struggled under a system that was not honest with its workers, but we perservered to make great things.

I'll always be grateful for what I learnt and who I met, at TFG.

Square Talent

  • Owner Software Developer 2009 - 2011

Rails consulting firm that teams up local designers and developers on projects.

I now know that getting bills paid is hard, that sustainable hours are vital and that the technical part of business can't be your only focus.

Murdoch University

  • Software Developer 2007 ~ 2010

Predominantly built PHP single purpose apps within the student services division. Installed and maintained an OpenReports service.

Learned how to respond to business needs promptly, helped build an agile working environment within a less-agile business.

Westnet

  • Phone Support Agent

Dick Smiths

  • Retail Assistant

Sunnywest

  • Warehouse Worker

Hungry Jacks (Burger King)

  • Crew Member

McDonalds

  • Crew Member

Volunteer

TEDxPerth 2018 - now

Taken on the role of IT Manager, working to improve systems and processes in the organization to assist with the distribution of ideas that change the world.

BetaNYC 2016 - 2017

Attended various meetings of this open group of civic hackers, assisted the community in various open source projects and open days.

Eventually took over stewerdship of the Citygram.nyc project and lead multiple workshops teaching volunteers to contribute data to this notification service.

After my departure from New York I worked with their new developer and the Code For America team to migrate the project to national hosting.

Still provide minimal consulting services to the leadership group, as needed.

Bullcreek Leeming Scouts 1998 - 2010

Cub Scout Leader 19½ - 21

After taking a break from scouting I came back to volunteer, before leaving for America.

Venturer Scouts 14½ - 17½

As venturer scouts we ran our pack collaboratively with leaders providing advice (and transportation), working together we would plan and execute events we wanted to, whether it was a LAN party with dozens of people, a 5 day hike through Albany.

Scouts 10½ - 14½

As a scout I progressed through the ranks to assistant six leader, I served alongside a great crew and we had some amazing adventures together.

Cub Scouts 9½ - 10½

Joined cub scouts towards the end age bracket, I was introduced to an amazing pack of kind and helpful people, I learnt a lot about camping, volunteering, and community service.


Education

Murdoch University

Bachelor of Science 2007 - 2010

  • Internet Software Development

Gaining an undergraduate taught me to efficiently recognize and research solutions to problems.

Leeming Senior High School

Banksia Park Primary School