Damian Karzon

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I have a passion for building great software development teams and strive to be active and positive within the developer community.

Skills

Professional

Communication, Leadership, Mentoring

Programming

C#, Javascript, Node.js, Java, Xamarin, Unity3d, Python

Web

ASP.NET Webforms/MVC/WCF/Core, React, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Cordova

Platforms

Web, Windows, Mobile, Xbox One

Data

Tableau, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, OData, GraphQL, Singer.io

Process

Git, Github (Actions), Bitbucket Pipelines, Teamcity, Azure, AWS, Terraform, Cypress

Experience

Toddle Technology Lead (March 2021 - Present)

  • Plan and implement a data consolidation strategy and reporting capabilities (PostgreSQL, Docker, Google Data Studio).
  • Developing and maintaining web services and applications for Toddle Platform (Python, React, Next.js, Docker, AWS).
  • Developing and maintaining web services and applications for CareForKids Platform (ASP .NET Framework/Core, jQuery, Azure).

WORK180 Technology Lead (October 2019 - March 2021)

  • Managing a team of developers to build the company's online platforms.
  • Developing and maintaining web services and applications (ASP .NET Core, React, Next.js, Docker, AWS).
  • Plan and implement a data strategy and Business Intelligence tool (Tableau Server).
  • Strategic thinking and planning for the future of the company’s online platform.
  • Prototyping new technologies to solve business issues
  • Proactively identify technical debt and potential problems
  • Work with 3rd party stakeholders on integrations
  • Tech budgeting and financial forecasting

WORK180 Senior Software Engineer (Febuary 2019 - October 2019)

  • Developing and maintaining web services and applications (ASP .NET Core, React, Docker, AWS)

Refereum Software Developer (November 2018 - Febuary 2019)

  • Developing and integrating web services (ASP .NET Core, Azure)
  • Developing and maintaining web applications (ASP .NET Core, Razor, Angular, Azure)
  • Integrating with 3rd party services such as Twitch, Discord and Steam

Skedulo Mobile Developer (Febuary 2017 - October 2018)

  • Developing and maintaining the companies mobile app (Xamarin.Forms for iOS/Android/UWP)
  • Setting up and maintaining CI for mobile projects (Teamcity, HockeyApp/AppCenter, Apple App Store, Google Play)
  • Managing automated release pipeline (Slack bot to trigger builds and push them to stores for distribution)

Marker Metro Development Lead (Febuary 2016 - December 2016)

  • Leading the team of developers for a number of mobile apps and games projects for the company's clients.
  • Develop and maintain applications across multiple platforms and technologies. Including Web, Windows, Android, Unity3d and Xamarin.
  • Delivery Quality - Ensure that we deliver high quality technical solutions with minimal defects and maximum client happiness.
  • Developer Operations - Ensuring effective and efficient usage of automation processes to ensure developers can focus on writing code.

Marker Metro Senior Developer (July 2015 - Febuary 2016)

  • Developing and maintaining applications across multiple platforms for the company's clients.
  • Develop and maintain various developer operations systems to improve company efficiency.

Marker Metro Windows Application Developer (July 2013 - July 2015)

  • Developing and maintaining Windows Store and Windows Phone apps for the company's clients.

Ardent Leisure Lead Software Developer (May 2010 - July 2013)

  • Leading the team of software developers for a number of projects across the group.
  • Create and maintain applications to support the requirements of businesses in the group.
  • Provide support to the group for 3rd party web applications (Content Management Systems, Intranet)
  • Dreamworld/White WaterWorld & SkyPoint Ecommerce - Tightly integrated with Point of Sale system and scalable to manage large influx of users (ASP.NET MVC3, .NET 4.0, ASP.NET WCF). Mobile site created with jQuery Mobile. Dreamworld Online Shop
  • Goodlife Healthclubs Ecommerce - Rebuilt Ecommerce system specifically built for Goodlife Healthclubs (ASP.NET MVC4, .NET 4.0) www.goodlife.com.au

Ardent LeisureWeb Developer (Jan 2009 - May 2010)

Formally Maquarie Leisure Operations

  • Contracted to integrate and customise a 3rd party ecommerce platform into existing Point of Sale and Reporting systems.

2Sol Software Solutions Web Developer (Jan 2008 - Jan 2009)

  • Create and maintain web-based applications for the company’s Client base.

FirstMac Ltd Junior Web Developer (Nov 2006 - Jan 2008)

  • Create and maintain the company’s web based applications including intranet system and public website.
Education

Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology (2005 - 2010)

Major: Web Services and Applications

Notable results:

  • Mobile Devices – High Distinction
  • Core Systems Planning/Implementation – High Distinction
  • Advanced Web Application Development – Distinction
  • Enterprise Software Architecture – Distinction
Speaker

DDD Brisbane 2019

Working remotely: Tips and Tricks to stay productive (and healthy)

DDD Sydney 2018

Real world Xamarin.Forms

Unite Melbourne 2016

Porting your game to Windows: Why and How

Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016

UWP on Xbox One OMG!

Microsoft Ignite NZ 2015

Cordova: Less of a (phone) gap than ever

Microsoft TechEd NZ 2014

Why should I care about Cordova/PhoneGap?

Meetups

  • Queensland C# Mobile Developers (iOS/Android/Windows)
  • Auckland JS
  • Auckland .NET
  • North Shore .NET
  • Ellerslie .NET
  • Auckland Windows Apps (closed)
Personal Work

Open Source

I am very passionate about open source software. I have also created a number of open source libraries and contributed code to existing libraries. Github profile

Damian Karzon dkarzon@outlook.com