Dec 2020 – Apr 2024 | Biowink GmbH

Senior Backend Engineer -> Engineering Team Lead

  • Led a cross-functional product team responsible for core user functionality, representing the team across the organisation and guiding the team to achieve significant results.
  • Managed and mentored engineers to grow their skills, confidence and impact across the organisation.
  • Provided feedback and guidance on architectural designs developed across the organisation to ensure they aligned with the overall technical strategy.
  • Worked alongside product owners and designers to brainstorm, prototype and refine upcoming feature work.
  • Monitored application health and quality by analysing key metrics, defining testing strategies and performing hands-on acceptance testing of team features.
  • Cultivated and maintained relationships with stakeholders across the organisation to facilitate effective team operation and communication of progress.
  • Served as a technical domain expert for mobile subscriptions (App Store, Play Store) across the organisation.
  • Backend development in an event-based, micro-service architecture on K8s. Primarily Kotlin/Spring ecosystem (Boot, WebFlux) with secondary JS and Go.
  • Actively organised and participated in internal events including knowledge-sharing sessions, hackathons and communities of practice to grow the engineering culture within the company.

Notable Achievements

  • Core contributor to the succesful product and development platform rewrite which delivered a 3x improvement in development speed and a modernized application architecture.
  • Pioneered the introduction of ‘Fixed-Time, Variable Scope’ product development (Shape Up) across product engineering to emphasise customer time with value in order to deliver results.
  • Restructured the interface between Customer Support and Engineering, reducing internal friction and improving response times to users.

Oct 2019 – Sep 2020 | Vivy GmbH

Senior Backend Developer

  • Backend application development in Java 11+ with Spring - including additional development in Go and JS.
  • Maintaining and deploying services within AWS in an event-based event-sourced, microservice architecture.
  • Utilizing Jenkins and GitHub Actions along with AWS CloudFormation to deploy services with IaC
  • Designed and developed a multi-step stateless signup process utilizing JSON Web Tokens.
  • Creation of technical documentation including data flow and risk assessments for data authority compliance.
  • Involved with organizing and running internal events and team building exercises such as game nights and quiz nights.

Dec 2014 – Sep 2019 | dunnhumby Germany GmbH (Formerly Sociomantic Labs GmbH)

Software Developer -> Senior Software Developer -> Team Lead

  • Designed, developed and maintained several high-traffic backend applications in an event-based microservice architecture with distributed message queues, hash tables and log store.
  • Strong focus on performance, reliability and memory management using single-threaded concurrency with async I/O in the D programming language with the open sourced libraries.
  • Involved in all aspects of software development cycle utilizing tools including version control and code-review (Git/GitHub), monitoring (Grafana), containerization (Docker) and continuous integration (Jenkins).
  • Led a small team of developers responsible for a subsection of backend architecture and involved with onboarding, mentoring and social activities.

Jan 2012 – May 2014 | Immersive Technologies

Software Engineer

  • Working as part of an agile software department of ~60 developers to provide 5 major releases of realistic training simulations for mining machines.
  • Primary development in C++ and additional development in C# with involvement in automated and manual testing utilizing.


Feb 2009 – Dec 2011 | Murdoch University – Western Australia
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science / Games Technology Double Major)

  • Studied core software development principles including data structures and abstraction, programming paradigms, algorithms and architecture and developing in multiple languages.
  • Vice Chancellor’s Commendation (2009 and 2010), School of Information Technology Communication Prize – Semester 2 (2011) and WA Industry Selected Games Design and Programming Nomination (2010)