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SUMMARY

Since 2013, I have served as a software developer for a SaaS based company where I have assisted the development team in implementing new features and maintaining the existing platform . My responsibilities ranged from coding, testing to customer support. In this role I have advanced skills that assisted me in taking on more responsibilities than just a developer like assisting in deployments of new clients where my linux command line skills have grown. 

In 2014 I started a software development firm which was formally registered, namely Skywalk Innovations. My roles in the business ranged from acquiring new clients, gathering client requirements, cleaning and creating client specification documents, sending out project proposals, managing development team, developing and maintaining projects throughout the entire SDLC.  The clients we dealt with ranged from well established businesses, small to medium enterprises to startups. 

My technical expertise according to the projects I have worked on includes cross-platform proficiency (Windows, Mac, Linux and VMWare); a variety of scripting and programming languages (including Java, Node, Javascript, HTML5, SQL, BASH, CSS); and advanced knowledge of developer applications(Journey Platform, Cordova, WordPress), devops(maven, git, bitbucket, Jenkins), tools(eclipse, Intellij), methodologies(scrum, RUP) and best practices (including OOD, client/server architecture and self-test automation).

I am currently serving as company CTO/Lead Engineer where my roles involve determining how technology can be used to implement the business strategy. This informs the ‘technology visionary’ aspect of the role.

Outwardly focused with respect to external trends and willing to embrace spheres of innovation, which lie in and outside of business.

Develop the strategic technology plan for the organization by identifying, tracking, and experimenting
with new and potentially disruptive technologies.

Responsibilities include technology research & development, technology transfer and change management, intellectual property, knowledge management and/or best practice management, and advanced specialised technology centres.

Ensuring that best practices for exploiting key technologies are shared across the organisations front line to our customers.

TECHNICAL TOOLS

Java 6,7 , JavaScript , JEE 7 , HTML 5, REST, HTTP, Eclipse, MYSQL, Mongo, Morhpia ORM, JUnit, GIT, jQuery, Cordova, Android,  Node JS, Express, JSON, Tomcat 6,7 , Spring Framework, Hibernate, Maven, Intellij, GlassFish, Variety Of API integrations, Bash, WordPress CMS, Apache Web Server, Ubuntu Server and Desktop, Mac, UML,  and more

WORK HISTORY

Jan 2016Aug 2016

CTO, Lead Engineer

Molecule Software

Direction, supervision and management of all software development projects undertaken by the Company, including contract negotiation, costings, recruitment and resource management.

Feb 2014Present

Co Founder, Software Engineer

Skywalk Innovations

Started a software development firm. My roles at the business ranged from acquiring new clients, gathering client requirements, cleaning and creating client specification documents, sending out project proposals, managing team and developing and maintaining projects throughout the entire SDLC.

The company develops web and mobile (native or cross platform)based applications. The projects I have been involved in not all are namely: 

Feb 2015Jul 2015

Tutoring Software Development

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Tutoring 3rd Software Students Technical Programming. Tools like maven, TDD, Spring and Android

Reference: 

Boniface Kabaso

boniface@kabaso.com

Mar 2014Mar 2014

Volunteer Developer

RLABS

My responsibilities at RLABS was to assist in the construction of a prototype to port one of their applications into the WeChat platform. My duties involved researching and  developing the application on the platform using PHP framework Code Ignite. The application spoke to the API created by the team.

Reference:

Kurt Appolis

appolis.kurt@gmail.com

Jul 2013Jan 2014

Junior Java Developer

WorkPool

Maintenance and additions to Java-based Workflow application. Expertise in HTML, CSS, Javascript(JQuery), Java and JSP development. Also provided technical support.

Reference:

Marius Botha

marius@workpool.co.za

EDUCATION

Jan 2014Dec 2014

Btech: Software Development

CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Activities at University

Assist At Kujali Living Lab

Jan 2011Dec 2013

National Diploma Information Technology

CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Jan 2009Dec 2009

Certificate Information Technology

CTI

Basic Information technology subjects including maths and personal skills development.

AWARDS RECEIVED

Deans Merit Award

CPUT 2011

Deans Merit Award is given to students who obtain an average of 75% and above for the entire year.

 

Deans Merit Award

CPUT 2012

Deans Merit Award is given to students who obtain an average of 75% and above for the entire year.

Portfolio

Web Application And Mobile Application(Cross Platform) Development for Analytics

Analytics was looking for a development service provider to assist them on an incomplete project. The project had two main components to it, which was previously designed in a way that made it difficult for staff members to go forward and complete their duties.

Web Application Development And Maintenance for Western Cape Government (Appcelerate)

The purpose of the project was to design and develop a platform to assist SMME’s with the use of technology. The platform assisted by providing businesses with the tools required across the various business areas within an SMME e.g.  nance, HR, Customer relations, point of sale, marketing, etc.

Web Application And Mobile Application(Cross Platform) Development for Facility Rep

Facility Rep is a startup that was looking to disrupt the property industry with their maintenance mobile and web application. Skywalk was contracted to design and develop an Minimum Viable Product that was used to pitch at the Telkom business accelerator program.

Web Application Development for Q-Book

Q-Book is a startup that was looking to disrupt the SMME industry with their online booking web application. Skywalk Innovations was contracted to design and develop the product that is still used today by businesses in different industries. Skywalk assisted the startup with the design and development of the platform and still provides support.

Web Application Development for CPUT

CPUT is one of the largest universities throughout South Africa. Skywalk Innovations was contracted to build a career portal for students seeking internship opportunities and for business seeking to  nd students that met certain criteria. The project was an initiative of the Work Integration Learning Department at CPUT.

Baghdad Cafe & Whisky Bar IOS and Android Application and Web Development

Baghdad Cafe & Whisky Bar mobile application is an application to showcase the wide variety of different whiskies and products Baghdad sells. Skywalk Innovations was contracted to design and develop the product.

Vix verify (Java Integration and Android development)

Vix Verify is a global leader in online identity solutions which operates in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, USA and Europe. Skywalk Innovations was brought on board to assist Vix verify with Android development and Java integration.