For three years I've worked with the incredibly talented team at Ferocia building the digital bank Up. Leading the development of the integration with TransferWise for International Payments, Pay Splitting and BPAY are personal highlights.
I was based in London for two years and worked with the agile consultancy Equal Experts. There I helped the John Lewis team develop a component library and design system in React. With O2 Priority I helped build a high performance Node app that scaled up to support 20k concurrent users as well as optimising the mobile-web experience. I helped build an analytics platform for Informa clients to explore and visualise agricultural data. Another interesting piece of work I picked up was developing a tool for tagging and annotating traffic images for lvl5 for application in self-driving cars.
In Melbourne, Australia I worked for Inspire9 Development, a development agency that worked with early-stage startups and helped them develop Tribes - an app for managing co-working spaces. I also worked with Adioso for two years and PageUp People for four years - the leading Australian talent management software provider. I have now been working on the web professionally for over 16 years.
I build working software with readable code that's well tested.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Highly self motivated requiring very little supervision.
- Always learning and loves being challenged.
- Regularly shares at community events.
High level of competency and experience in:
- Full stack development with Ruby on Rails & Node.js
- Accessibility & browser compatibility
- Responsive mobile web apps, hybrid and native approaches
- Static site generators
- Build tools and module bundlers
- Canvas & SVG
|2004 – 2007||
Swinburne University, Hawthorn
Bachelor of Multimedia - Multimedia Software Development
Achieved a distinction average
|1998 – 2003||
VCE, Billanook College, Mooroolbark
Maths Methods / Physics / English / Media Studies / VET Multimedia / Information Processing and Management
Achieved an ENTER of 83.55
|2006||Golden Key International Honour Society Membership|
|2003||Subject award: Academic excellence – VET Multimedia|
|2003||Certificate II in Arts (Interactive Multimedia)|
|2018 - now||
Senior Software Engineer with Ferocia
Up is a React Native app, with a GraphQL and Rails back-end. I've enjoyed working across the stack, leading development of features like International Payments, Pay Splitting and BPAY payments.
I'm proud of the work I've done to improve accessibility of the app for non sighted customers as well.
Tooling: Ruby on Rails, React Native
|2016 - 2018||
Front-End Engineer with Equal Experts
The team at John Lewis were busy breaking up a big online store into many, I helped them develop their component library and design system so all teams could build on the same base.
With O2 Priority I built a high performance Node app and CMS in React. I also optimised their mobile experience and built a component library to help keep things maintainable.
For Informa Agribusiness Intelligence I worked on an Aurelia app, adding search & filter capabilities and data visualisations for agricultural insights.
lvl5.ai based in San Francisco asked me to develop an image tagging and annotation tool in React.
I was also involved with interviewing and bringing new engineers into the fold at Equal Experts.
Tooling: NodeJS, AWS, Nginx, MongoDB, React, Vue, ES6, Aurelia, D3, Sass, Mocha, Enzyme & Sinon
|2015 - 2016||
Front-end developer at Inspire9
Inspire9 development make web apps for startups.
Tooling: Rails, Heroku, AWS, Docker, CoffeeScript / ES6, Cordova, Angular, React, React Native, Mocha & Chai, jQuery
|2013 - 2015||
Front-end developer at Adioso
Adioso is a flight search engine born and bred in Melbourne, it's the best way to find cheap flights for flexible travellers who don't have fixed dates in mind.
Tooling: Python, Django, Middleman, CoffeeScript, Backbone, jQuery
Web developer at Culture Amp
I built out a self-service platform where clients could configure their accounts for Murmur, an employee engagement surveying tool with analytics.
Tooling: Rails, MongoDB, AWS, Heroku, CoffeeScript, Backbone, jQuery
|2012 - 2013||
Front end developer at Inspire9
Building Rails applications with a small super-talented team & learning lots.
Tooling: Rails, Sass, Cordova, Backbone
|2012 - 2018||
Freelance Web developer and author at Yellowshoe
Web applications & games as well as contracting to Melbourne based web development agencies.
|2007 - 2012||
Web developer & designer at PageUp People
Specialised in design and front end development but also developed .NET and Rails applications.
Mentored other developers in front-end development and produced front end standards.
Was the lead designer & developer working on a re-design of the recruitment product for the global market.
Tooling: .NET, C#, Rails, Sass, Prototype / jQuery
Teaching at Swinburne University
Tutored classes of 120-140 students per semester
I also developed teaching material for Internet Technologies.
Web developer at Swinburne University
During my final year of study I worked with Andrew Normand and Caroline Rojas in the Web Managers Department at Swinburne. I rewrote the Administration Area (a CMS that enables publishers to update their individual sites) using object oriented PHP & MySQL.
I also made global semantic markup changes to the site including making all navigational menus lists.
Web developer at yellowshoe
My own business mostly in CSS development, I received work from my contributions on the CSS forum at Sitepoint, where I actively participated.
Web developer at Faculty of ICT, Swinburne University
I worked full time during 2006 as a web developer producing content for the site & developing a faculty intranet.
Working as a tutor and leader in development teams has developed my listening, teaching and leadership skills. I'm creative, a good problem solver and capable of leading technical teams to successful outcomes.
Interests and hobbies
Guitar, singing, gardening, cooking & yoga.