Work History

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.

Project Support Coordinator / Mentor (Part-time)

March 2019 – Current

  • Assisting the project coordinator of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program at RMIT University. WIL is student teams creating solutions with for 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:

  • Small portals and Intranets, primarily for education and small business.
  • Web application development and business workflow automation.

Co-owner, development manager (2 full-time remote staff), software architect and lead developer. For the last 7 years I have both worked in full-time roles and managed the business.

Technologies & Tools: WordPress (theme and plug-in development), PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Bootstrap 4.x, Cloud9 (, 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.