Simon B.

Full-stack developer with 20 years' experience

Wellington , New Zealand

Experience: 20 Years

Timezones: EDT | CDT | MDT | PDT

Willing to travel to client location: may be

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$3,083.33 USD / Weekly

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$3,466.80/Weekly

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$100.00/Hourly

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About Me

Simon is a very experience full-stack devloper with over 20 years' experience in the industry.  He has work on large and small projects for private and government organizations. result-oriented and problem-solving full-stack software developer skilled in leading the development of multiple successful products from scratch with active involvement throughout the development life cycle. I am proficient at implementing core backend and frontend development tasks including third-party , developing new user-facing features, building reusable code and libraries for future use, optimizing the application for maximum speed and scalability, etc. while working with multiple frameworks, software, Operating Systems, and programming languages. He’s also very good at implementing core DevOps tasks including software containerization, container orchestration, developing Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines, deploying software to the cloud, etc. I am adept at applying the Agile methodology of software development to lead teams and deliver high-quality products within stipulated deadlines. I possess a passion to learn and work on the latest technologies. He also provides leadership, training, and feedback to ensure that teams perform to the best of their abilities and deliver consistently. He wishes to grow with an organization where he can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities, and contribute as much value as he can.

Skills

Portfolio Projects

Xero banking integration

https://www.xero.com

Description

Improved large portions of Xero banking integration

Description

Rebuilt the entire Pivot remumeration and performance management system

Security for Kiwibank internet banking

https://ib.kiwibank.co.nz

Description

Designed and implemented all of the security aspects of Kiwibank's intenet banking (storing of credentials, logging in logic, password salting/hashing etc.).

Employment

Trimble Navigation Christchurch, New Zealand

Software engineer

1998/11 - 2001/01

Role

Joined Trimble as part of their graduate program. Worked on a suite of Windows applications (Microsoft Visual C++) that process, organise and display GPS data.

Optimation Wellington, New Zealand

Software consultant

2001/01 - 2003/04

Role

Various pieces of consultancy work throughout the Wellington region. Major work included working on Victoria University’s student management application (Java) and working on ACC’s Pathway system.

Unisys Wellington, New Zealand

Development Team Leader / Senior Software Engineer

2003/04 - 2006/03

Role

Was the development team leader and lead software engineer in a team of six developers that was responsible for the support, maintenance and enhancement of ACC’s Pathway system. Pathway was ACC’s claimant management and payment system; a large n-t

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ANZ Bank Wellington, New Zealand

.NET Developer

2006/04 - 2006/09

Role

This assignment involved developing a web-based loan credit assessment application using C# 2005, ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and .NET Web Services.

Agent 86 Wellington, New Zealand

Solution Architect / Senior Developer

2006/11 - 2012/02

Role

This project involved developing a web-based remuneration review system for human resource departments in large organisations. The application needed to be highly configurable so that the customer’s clients experience different functionality, colo

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Office of the Auditor-General Wellington, New Zealand

Solution Architect / Senior Developer

2007/12 - 2009/11

Role

Designed and implemented an ASP.NET (C#) replacement for the current Microsoft Access ASD (audit status database) application. A relatively straight-forward ASP.NET implementation, although substantial use was made of the ASP.NET AJAX toolkit for

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Kiwibank Wellington, New Zealand

Senior Developer

2010/05 - 2011/05

Role

Worked on InTouch, the front-line system used in all Kiwibank branches and call centres. It is a general-purpose application that allows customers and accounts to be created, as well as many other banking functions. It is a C# Windows Forms applic

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Office of the Auditor-General Wellington, New Zealand

Solution Architect / Senior Developer

2012/01 - 2012/07

Role

Bought back in to extend the ASP.NET application I architected/developed in 2008/2009 (see details further down).Designed and implemented the functionally to allow auditors to upload documents electronically, ensuring that all uploaded documents a

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Kiwibank Wellington, New Zealand

Technical Lead, Integration / Solution Architect

2012/07 - 2015/01

Role

The integration team is the ‘engine room’ of the bank, providing a large set of APIsto hide the complexity of the bank-end of the bank from the front-line channels. This role was ridiculously busy, with almost every change to every front-line appl

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teambleu Wellington, New Zealand

Chief Technology Office

2015/01 - 2016/03

Role

Developed a new business product for a Wellington start-up, focusing on people analytics in the work place. See www.teambleu.com for details. Designed and implemented all elements of the solution, including the web application, APIs and mobile app

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New Zealand Transport Agency Wellington, New Zealand

Solution Architect

2015/01 - 2016/03

Role

Solution architect in the information services team, solely working on projects for the ‘Access & Use’ part of the business. Key activities and achievements: -The solution architecture for the upcoming in-car technology for practical driver testin

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Government Superannuation Fund Authority Wellington, New Zealand

Solution Architect / Senior Developer

2016/03 - 2016/12

Role

Implementation of a complicated system to administer the Government Superannuation Fund. The system maintains the details of contributors, as well as calculating and paying annuities to annuitants all over the world. A large, New Zealand-owed soft

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New Zealand Treasury Wellington, New Zealand

Senior Developer

2017/02 - 2017/06

Role

Brought in to make changes to the CFISnet system in time for the 2017 budget. CFISnet is the system which government departments use to record their budget requests. It ultimately holds all of the budget information and is used for a large number

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Bank of New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand

Technical Lead

2017/06 - 2017/12

Role

Technical lead on the Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) project. This project involved updating the bank’s internal credit reporting system to take advantage of the comprehensive credit reports now available from the credit agencies (e.g. Equif

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Skills

ApigeeJBoss

XEROX Wellington, New Zealand

Senior Developer/ Banking Integration Specialist

2017/12 - 2018/08

Role

Due to fast growth, Xero needed to speed up how long it takes to integrate with new banks. Brought in to help get a new integration with ANZ (AU) over the line, then design a better way for the ‘batch provisioning’ process to work, based around AW

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Kiwibank Wellington, New Zealand

Senior Software Consultant

2018/08 - 2019/02

Role

Working in the ‘API foundation’ team to establish Kiwibank’s API. The role involved a lotof variety: -Writing containerised C# Web API microservices. -Working on a CI/CD pipeline in Concourse, with the main purpose to deploy the microservices to K

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Education

University of Canterbury New Zealand

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng, BE, BSE, BESc, BSEng, BASc, BTech, BSc(Eng), AMIE,GradIETE)

1995 - 1999

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Certification

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer Microsoft Certified Certified Solutions Developer MCSD

Preferred Language

  • english - Native/Bilingual

Available Timezones

  • EDT

  • CDT

  • MDT

  • PDT

Location

Hobbies

Playing golf / cricket / indoor netball. Actually, most sports! Beer brewing. Music –both playing and listening. Play the piano and guitar, and have been in and out of various bands over the years. Computer programming (geeky huh?)

Achievments

Key activities and achievementsAcademic • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electrical and ElectronicEngineering (B.E. (Hons)An excellent project showcasing how a modern agile process, coupled with modern tools for continuous integration/con

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