Professional Profile

Jason Snelders I have been writing code for 25 years and working professionally in the software development industry since 2002. Since 2012 I have also run my own software consultancy.

I have a Working with Children Card (Victoria, Australia) as of April 2019.

Skills

Consulting
Helping non-technical business people figure out how to make use of technology and web-applications.
Business Workflow Automation
Save time and effort by automating the repetitive tasks and processes. Focus on the things that matter to business.
Software Leadership
I manage and mentor junior-mid software developers. There are few things better than being able to help someone grow their talent.
Software Architecture & Development
20+ years full-stack web application design and development.
Documentation
Technical & process documentation. Documentation is the first step to automation. Knowledge and solutions should be written and shared, not kept in the mind.

Software Development

I’m a full-stack web application developer.

Experience

  • Front-end and web application development
  • Server-side processing
  • Relational/SQL database and data storage design
  • Software design/architecture
  • Programming
  • DevOps
  • Waterfall and Agile environments
  • Usability/UX design
  • Working with Cloud services (Azure and *cough* AWS)
  • Git source control
  • Windows, Mac and Linux (essential command-line competency)

Current Languages & Tools

  • C#, ASP.NET, .NET Framework 4.x (no Core experience yet)
  • PHP, WordPress (including extensive theme and plug-in development)
  • SQL: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • HTML
  • JavaScript (writing raw JS by hand), jQuery (a daily staple with WordPress), and TypeScript
  • CSS (expert CSS debugger), SASS/LESS
  • Bootstrap (3.x – current)
  • Visual Studio 2017, Cloud9 IDE

Past Technology

  • VSTS/Azure DevOps (2 years, 2016-2018), Octopus Deploy (6 months extensive experience, 2016-17)
  • Angular 5 (1 year, 2018), Knockout.js (2 years)
  • A/B testing (1 year)
  • AWS CloudFormation (6 months extensive experience, 2016-17)
  • Some eons ago:
    • Access database development & VBA
    • Excel automation with VBA
    • Classic ASP & VBScript
    • Visual Basic 5 & 6
  • Finally, way back at the start: GW-BASIC & Q-BASIC

Also Dabbling With

  • Vue.js
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure App Services

Passions

Passwords Management
Storing passwords. Unique password. Better storage and management of passwords.
Application Security
InfoSec, specifically for web applications.
Usability/UX Design
Though I don’t have a natural talent for design, my interest in design has existed since I was a child, and I started down the path of UX when it was still called “usability”.
Travel
I’m a seasoned traveller of the world and love it. 1-2 trips to different countries with my wife every year. It broadens the mind.

Work History

Software Team Project Manager (Part-time)

May 2019 – Current

  • 12 month project to build a predictive analytics platform for traffic and amenities sensors in a rural Victorian city.
  • Working with project sponsors to define software requirements and setup a project team.
  • Will be responsible for technical management of the software team throughout the project.

 

Project Support Coordinator / Mentor (Part-time)

March 2019 – Current

  • Assisting the project coordinator of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program at RMIT University. WIL involves capstone project for student teams working with industry partners.
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to 5 student project teams (5-6 students per team) and assessing against course fulfillment requirements.
  • 2 days per week, including face-to-face and Slack.
Consultant / Business Owner

January 2012 – Current

Vylesk specialises in private community portals and small business business workflow automation.

I am a co-owner, development manager (2 full-time remote staff), software architect and lead developer.

Technologies & Tools: WordPress (theme and plug-in development), PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Bootstrap 4.x, Cloud9 (c9.io), Bash, Azure, Active Directory, ASP.NET.

Software Developer / Lead

September 2016 – September 2018

Datacom is a mid-tear corporate consultancy. I left the permanent full-time position in September 2018 to work for myself.

  • Worked on 3 large client projects as a combination of full-stack .NET/web developer and team lead.
    Clients include:
    Red Cross Blood Service (Developer)
    Bupa (Operations Lead / Developer)
    Australian Unity (Team Lead / Developer)
  • Worked with client business stakeholders and internal software teams to deliver requirements.
  • Created technical and process documentation.
  • Provided support for other team leads, and assistance for junior developers.
  • Designed and developed an orchestration tool that managed AWS environment creation and automated setup/linking of corresponding environments in Octopus Deploy.

Technologies & Tools: Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Visual Studio 2015 & 2017, Angular 1.2 & 5, .NET 4.6, ASP.NET MVC 4.x, NUnit/Moq, AutoMapper, Entity Framework, SQL Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 & CloudFormation, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, Micro Focus Visual COBOL.

Software Developer

November 2014 – July 2016

Sub-Contract for Object Consulting. Belong was an Australian broadband provider and a subsidiary of Telstra.

Responsibilities:

  • Front-end web developer. New feature development, defect resolution, and BAU development.
  • A/B test development and management of website optimisation campaigns.
  • Team support and mentor to incoming developers.

Technologies & Tools: Adobe Target, Optimizely, Grunt, Middleman, SASS/CSS, JavaScript, Knockout.js.

Software Developer

September 2014 – October 2014

Short-contract role. Front-end web developer.

Software Developer

August 2014 – September 2014

Contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web).

Software Developer

May 2014 – August 2014

Contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web).

Software Developer

April 2013 – November 2013

Contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web).

Data Management Consultant

July 2010 – July 2011

Sub-contract role for Zenith Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd. Data migration analyst.

Software Developer

April 2010 – June 2010

Contract role. Front-end ASP.NET web developer.

Software Developer

August 2009 – March 2010

Contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web/Access database applications/SQL Server).

Software Developer / Consultant

January 2008 – June 2009

Permanent full-time role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web/VBA/Access database applications/SQL Server).

Software Developer / Consultant / Lead

March 2002 – December 2007

Permanent full-time role. Full-stack developer (Classic ASP/.NET/web/VBA/Access database applications/SQL Server).

Software Developer / Architect

Private Work
January 2012 – May 2018

In the past, I have developed and maintained WordPress websites for small businesses and developed several cloud-hosted application prototypes.

I am currently designing and managing the development of a WordPress-based portal for a university college (private customer), with a progressive release schedule up to December 2018.

Responsibilities:

  • Business activities.
  • Customer engagement and support.
  • Managing staff.
  • Software design and architecture.
  • Software Development.

Technologies & Tools: Azure Websites, .NET, Bootstrap, Vue.js, WordPress, PHP, Trello, Slack, Github, Google product suite.

Resume

Downlod a copy of my resume (Word/.docx).