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Jp Dippenaar

Acquia Certified Full Stack Developer and Solutions Architect


I am a skilled developer with broad experience in systems architecture, systems integration, software development and financial markets. I hold a BSc in Computer Science & Mathematics, and I am a Acquia certified Drupal developer.

Over the course of my career I have designed, implemented and managed a diverse range of projects and products, such as:

  • On-board/embedded applications;
  • Real-time tracking and communication via TCP/IP, mobile and Inmarsat-C networks;
  • High Performance I/O and Protocol independent communication controller;
  • Web-based stock control system;
  • Cell-based Location Based Services;
  • Various Web front and back-end applications, interfaces, integrations and API’s
  • Integration with dozens of 3rd party applications and services;
  • Enterprise-grade CMS and e-commerce.

For the first 15 years of my career I specialized in C/C++.  Over the last couple of years I have focused on web technologies, languages and frameworks such as PHP, MySQL, Drupal, Laravel, JavaScript, jQuery and Angular. In my spare time I am developing a mobile (iPhone / iPad / AppleTV) application.

I have substantial experience in Windows, Linux, OS/X, AWS and other cloud based platforms and because my roots are in C/C++ I probably know more about TCP/IP, networks and the internet that what is good for me.

My primary skills include systems architecture, systems integration, creative problem solving, robust software, financial markets and mathematics. I am very good at grasping new concepts and technologies. I have an exceptional high work ethic and take great pride in the quality of the work I produce: if it is worth doing, it is worth doing well. 

I am a team player, comfortable in leading and not afraid to challenge the status quo if I believe it is worth the effort.

If you are looking for someone with a wealth of experience, that will get the job done right the first time - your search is over.

Work experience

Nov 2014Present

Drupal/PHP Technical Team Lead

International Digital Marketing Agency
  • Enterprise CMS Design and Implementation (Drupal 7);
  • 3rd Party Integration (OrgSync, Canvas & Sales Force, etc);
  • Full e-commerce using Drupal Commerce, PayPal and Strip payment gateways;
  • High performance Laravel and Lumen base API’s;
  • Custom Drupal modules;
  • Cloud Based Hosting (Amazon EC2 and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk).
  • UNIX server DevOps;
Aug 2014Sep 2014

Web Developer

  • Process design and optimization;
  • Product definition, placement and “packaging” (marketing);
  • Design corporate identity and branding (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks);
  • Design, implement and maintain corporate web site (HTML5, PHP, MySQL);
  • Social Marketing (Twitter, Facebook).
Jan 2013Jul 2014

Systems Manager

  • Design corporate identity and branding (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks);
  • Design, implement and maintain corporate web site (HTML5, PHP, MySQL);
  • Design, implement and maintain corporate back-office application;
  • Integrate payment solution (;
  • Integrate corporate database with on-line CRM (;
  • Social/Mass Marketing (Twitter, Facebook, Zoho, Hootsuite, MailChimp, Mandrill).
Jan 2008Jun 2012


  • The company syndicated commercial property developments in Dubai;
  • I developed a mathematical model to optimize either income or capital growth;
  • Managed a national sales and distribution network;
  • Team Lead for corporate identity and branding.
Jul 2002Dec 2007


  • Designed and implemented a multi-protocol communications controller (C++);
  • Abstraction of communication with GPS based hardware (C++)
  • Integration with SMSC gateways (C++)
  • Technical Team Lead on vessel tracking application (Singapore & Indonesia) (C++)
  • Cell based location based services application (triangulation);
Feb 2000Jun 2002


  • Outsourced Software Development Company;
  • The first person to design and implement on-board software for the Nikon Total Station outside of Japan;
  • I designed and implemented a web based stock control system for use in the on-line ordering and e-commerce space (DHTML, Microsoft SQL);
  • I designed and implemented a web based GPS tracking system to monitor vessels across the globe using Inmarsat-C satellite networks (C++, HTML, ArcGIS).
Jan 1994Jan 2000

Network Admin

Tshwane University of Technology
  • I was responsible for setting up the first LAN/WAN at Tshwane University of Technology (Novell 3.x, Microsoft Server, IBM OS/2);
  • Network Support;
  • Database and application development using C++ and Microsoft SQL;
  • Presented a C++ module for postgraduate students.
Jan 1993Dec 1993


  • ProLynx was a project management company. They consulted to Lurgi and Bateman (engineering firms) on the Mossgas project;
  • I was responsible for developing a database system to catalogued all jobs, and task on the project (dBase IV)


Jan 1992Dec 1996

BSc Computer Science



Jan 1985Dec 1989


Waterkloof High (Pretoria)

High School