My greatest strength is in being able to analyse a situation and pull together creative solutions by understanding how a wide
range of resources work. This means a deeper understanding of the advantages (or disadvantages) of one implementation over
another and enough knowledge and experience to be able to roll up the sleeves and problem-solve when necessity dictates.
My preferred working environment is Ubuntu Linux (KDE). I can spin up a new server in my sleep. I can build (have built)
my own PHP frameworks, but am just as comfortable using popular frameworks such as Laravel, or exploring new ones such as Vue.
In the front end, building Wordpress themes and plugins with tools such as PHP, jQuery and AJAX is
second nature. Using tools such as React and jest are not my specialty, but I have enough general knowledge to be able to put
together a working solution - just don't me to built you a single-page app! I have a degree in Mathematics and a masters in
Cognitive Science and know my way around encryption and deep learning. I built what you're reading, right now.
I also have a strong interest in emerging technologies beyond the working environment and have explored cryptocurrencies
such as Bitcoin and their underlying Blockchain technology as well as created "AI" algorithms, for fun.
Senior PHP Developer, DevOps, SecOps, Head of Integrations
Brought the team up to modern standards: daily stand-ups, code reviews, proper documentation and procedures - including
User Stories, Acceptance Criteria, testing, and deployments. Spearheaded integrations with the likes of Klaviyo, Zapier, and Salesforce.
Instrumental in eradicating solutions based around quick hacks and raw SQL - focussing instead on more modular solutions which
are properly tested and scalable, using microservices and external services such as ElasticSearch, where possible. Also introduced
mission critical tools such as Papertrail for logging and Jenkins for deployments, creating a much more robust system which can
easily scale up and down as needed and without falling over or losing data.
Laravel, CodeIgniter, React, Node.js, REST, Lambda-based microservices, oAuth, Docker, Vagrant, ssl/bash, NginX, Apache, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Solr, PHP5, PHP7, SMPP, RabbitMQ/SQS/AMQP, phpunit, jest, Jenkins, Papertrail, Slack, Postman - including API documentation, Atlassian suite, AWS, VPN, PHPStorm
Dec 2016 - Oct 2018
Senior PHP Developer, DevOps
Primarily using the Laravel framework, working on both the flagship eWallet product as a back-end developer, as well
as heading and maintaining the Engagement platform, which is utilised by eWallet as well as directly by Loyalty Corp clients, as
a full stack senior developer and operations manager. Both products involved managing AWS resources and assets as well as code
reviews and deployments to testing, UAT, and Production resources. The latter also required building a front-end for management
of the Gamification projects used by Engagement clients – allowing self-service solutions for building and maintaining Rules,
Rewards, Tiers, etc – as well as a Single-Sign-On solution, a Wordpress plugin, and even an iFrame solution for delivering
in-app content using JS and Amazon S3.
Laravel, Lumen, jQuery, Angular, Bootstrap3, Bower, Gulp, REST, SOAP, GraphQL, CORS, oAuth, JWT, ssl/bash, NginX, MySQL, DynamoDB, PHP7, Node.js, SQS, phpunit, Vagrant, Docker, Papertrail, Slack, Postman, Wordpress plugin development, JIRA/Confluence/Bitbucket/etc, AWS, VPN, PHPStorm
Zib Digital / Zibit
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Senior Web & App Developer, IT Administrator
Full Stack Senior Developer, working across teams in both Melbourne and Adelaide. Directly liaised with stakeholders
ranging from clients to external developers to service providers, ensuring smooth delivery which matches expectations as well as
limitations of scope. Managed servers and databases and also the company's internal IT systems. Due to noteworthy eye for design
and creative flair, consulted on projects in need of a new look or "jazzing up" - occasionally, completely rebuilt website from
the ground up. Managed and developed both web and native mobile applications, managed dev team and external developer assets, as
well as private git repositories. Implemented REST API services, managed and deployed AWS assets, administered linux-based servers,
including MySQL-based databases. Developed and implemented bank-level security practices for a FINTECH application with major
Australian banking partner. Introduced new collaboration tools, such as Slack and Basecamp. Delivered VPN solution to allow
secure access to sensitive data, outside of the office and trained staff how to set up and use it.
Mehmetech Pty Ltd
Jan 2013 - Nov 2014
Senior Developer, Webmaster, Systems Administrator, Database Manager, Lead Designer
Lead front and back end developer, working with front end design team on eLEDGER product. Managed both production and
development servers, including database design, security and administration of internal/external access. Managed customer data,
feature-rich billing and payments system, as well as cloud-based collaboration tools. Oversaw management of Sales and Support
enquiries, including maintenance of customer self-help knowledgebase and associated tutorial system. Developed mobile app on
both iOS and Android platforms to bring fully integrated products into both iTunes and Google Play app stores, complementing the
existing mobile device integration of the web UI. Delivered oauth implementation of Google, Outlook, Exchange, and Yahoo APIs.
Mic Mehmet Computer Services Pty Ltd
Feb 2009 - Jan 2014
PHP Developer, Systems Administrator, I.T. Consultant
Systems design and troubleshooting for SME customers, with particular emphasis on (front end) multi-platform
compatibility and accessibility, as well as (back end) process work flow. Worked both as part of dev team and sometimes solo,
including patching of legacy code.