About

Education

PhD Computer Science Trinity College Dublin

MSc Computer Science Trinity College Dublin

BSc (Hons) Rhodes University

Certification

Professional Association

  • Member, Institution of Engineers Ireland
  • Member, Irish Computer Society
  • Associate, Australian Computer Society

Professional Experience

Technical architect, lead developer, agile coach

2005 - present
I have worked as a technical architect, lead developer, and agile coach on a number of large scale enterprise projects for organisations including Woodside Energy, Bankwest, Telstra, Comcast, Amdocs, AXA, Australia Post, VSNL, DonRiver, Dexibit, the British Department for Transport, The Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphona Group, Pick n Pay, Cramer Systems, UPC Cablecom, Vodafone New Zealand, Rogers, Enterprise Press, Rekon Group, and the Precedent Pool.

Researcher

2000 - 2005
Undertook Masters, PhD, and post doctoral research with Trinity College, the European Union, and the University of Bristol.

Various

1996-1999
Worked with Deloitte in computer assurance services, PriceWaterhouse Coopers in the field of operational systems risk management, and Zimbabwean ISP Samara Services.

Skills

Technical

Currently focused on applying serverless technology in the fields of big data, IoT and rich single page web applications, working mostly in Python and Node.js. Skilled (commercial systems in production) in a range of industry standard Java frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, JSF), application servers (JBoss, WebLogic, WebSphere, Jetty), databases (Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, Neo4J), operating systems (Solaris, Linux), and cloud environments (Amazon Web Services - EC2, RDS, ELB, S3, Lambdas etc.). Extensive experience with range of front-end technologies (React, Framework7, JQuery, Bootstrap, Angular, Vaadin). Experienced in building multi-platform mobile apps using Adobe PhoneGap. Able to quickly master new technologies and business domains and rapidly offer value.

Other

Exceptional written and oral communication skills, comfortable communicating with senior management as well as technical colleagues. Skilled in estimation, dependency planning, project management and reporting, and risk management. Experienced in leading, mentoring, and coaching teams to successful outcomes.

Awards

  • 2000-2001 Beit Fellow Zimbabwe
  • 1999 Foundation for Research Development Fellowship
  • 1999 Academic colours Rhodes University