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 / Care for kids 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