My ethos: Great jobs. Unbeatable service. I search for the best IT people from around the world for jobs in Amsterdam and The Netherlands and discuss with them the vacancies, their new employer and life in Amsterdam so that they can make an informed decision. I’m originally from Australia, but I’ve lived in Amsterdam for almost 7 years so I understand the needs of internationals here. I monitor and assist the interview process and keep everyone up-to-date throughout. Once a job offer has been accepted I also assist with relocation and can help organise work visas for the successful candidate and their family.

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2005 - Present


The White Door

The White Door has consistently located the best people in Europe for the most demanding IT environments in Amsterdam. We are able to rapidly respond to the changing needs of employers by quickly introducing star candidates at all levels, from a graduate Developer to the Head of Development.

  • Hyves
    • Within < 9 months I have been instrumental in helping Hyves to rapidly grow their Development team with specialists from The Netherlands and Europe. I took this on as a personal challenge and have done the majority of the headhunting, screening and recruitment myself. Hyves have now stopped using other agencies for their IT recruitment and are only working with The White Door.
    • Best results so far: Head of Development, 6x Mobile Developers, Snr PHP Developer and Linux Systems Specialist.
  • IMC
    • Recently selected to work with IMC for 2010 and beyond, along with only 3 other agencies.
  • JTeam
    • The White Door is the only agency to ever work with JTeam - they are passionately involved in the Open Source community and prefer to to their own recruitment. Their founders are part of the Java Spring Framework and write books on Java Development.
  • Javeline
    • Another Open Source organisation who has never used another recruitment agency
  • Online/Orange
    • Best results: 3 x Snr Project Managers, Release Manager and Senior Business Analyst
  • SecondFloor
    • Helped SecondFloor rapidly increase their team after winning new bids.
    • Best results: 3 x Project Managers, 2 x Systems/Business Analysts and 3 x Senior Java Developers 
Mar 2004 - Jul 2005

Software Engineer


Information Security company who's products are used in wide-area networks, wireless networks, digital rights management, and other applications.

  • Java + Mobile + OMA DRM + XSL + IoC frameworks + Hibernate + Maven + EJB + Struts
Sep 2002 - Jan 2004

Software Engineer


BackStream provides cell broadcast solutions to mobile operators and governments and pioneered "Narrowcasting" - providing location and time relevant information to consumers via displays.

  • Java + Struts + XML + XSL + Content Management

Seconded to Cambridge Technology Partners on a project for Raandstad:

  • Java + EJB + Weblogic + Oracle
Aug 2001 - Jan 2002

Software Engineer


Offers automated software management solutions for large organizations.

  • C++ + profiling tools + testing + bug fixing
Jan 2000 - Aug 2001

Software Engineer


A leading provider of telecommunication and data communication systems, and related services covering a range of technologies, including especially mobile networks. Directly and through subsidiaries, it also has a major role in mobile devices and cableTV and IPTV systems.

  • Java + XML + Mobile/WAP + Unix + Intelligent Networks (IN)


1996 - 2000

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) - Communications, Electronics and Software Systems

RMIT University

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