Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV) for Iain White, Web Development Team Lead and Certified Professional Scrum Master
I have worked as a Software Developer for 29 years, with 18 years of developing Websites.
I have experience across the entire project life cycle. I have worked as a Manager, Team Leader, Lead Developer and Software Engineer as well as a Programmer.
I have had experience of Drupal, WordPress, Java, Scala, JSP, Perl, ColdFusion, TDD (Test Driven Development), code repositories, Object Oriented Programming, Technical design and documentation and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).
I have worked in Agile teams, Lean development and I am experienced in building Scrum Teams.
I am a certified Professional Scrum Master and have worked in the role for over a year.
I have good communication and interpersonal skills. I can work independently and / or in a team. I have proven leadership skills and have the ability to prioritise and schedule my own and others work. I am self motivated and reliable with a drive to deliver the best quality solution within allocated timelines.
XVT Solutions 08/2015 - 02/2016 (2 years 2 months)
I recruited and coached a cross-skilled, distributed Scrum Team to create and maintain an on-line Planning Portal for the NSW government based on open data incorporating a geo-spatial maps viewer.
I took responsibility for the project definition, process management, and documentation.
I successfully applied an Agile Project Management methodology within a PRINCE2 governance model.
I identified project risks and planned with appropriate people to resolve them.
I also acted as the focal point for customer liaison and promoting client / partner relations.
I facilitated the Scrum meetings including Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Daily Stand-up.
I maintained the Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Burn Downs in Jira.
I championed the introduction of Code Reviews, TDD, Continual Integration, Load Testing, Solarium Testing and the automation of deployments.
Creative intersection 04/2015 - 08/2015 (4 months)
I improved the performance and addressed SEO for the Australia Money Market (Classic ASP) website. Which is an on-line term deposit platform for financial advisers.
I improved the generation of monthly reports from 26 hours down to 4 hours.
I provided database functions to support several mobile applications, including a 400% increase in query response.
I also performed basic Project Management tasks such as WBS and training on Scrum.
Emu Design 12/2014 - 04/2015 (4 months)
Emu Design is a leading full service multimedia and digital agency in Brisbane.
Emu Design provides services to well know clients including Amart Sports, EB Games, SuperCheap Auto, BCF, Signet, Smart Send, Rebel, The University of Queensland and Angel Flight.
While working at Emu Design I worked on many projects from green field sites to maintenance and support.
OnTheHouse 01/2013 - 07/2014 (1 year 7 months)
OnTheHouse.com.au is a popular real estate industry portal, primarily providing free property pricing to the public.
As Team Lead it was my responsibility to recruit, mentor and direct the development and testing team.
In my role as Scrum Master I remove impedances that would block the team’s productivity. I worked closely with Product Owners, Stakeholders, and Infrastructure. I facilitated the Scrum meetings including Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Daily Stand-up.
I was a key player in introducing Scrum to the company, simplifying the team’s workflow and using Jira Greenhopper as a Scrum board and taking on the role of Scrum Master.
I streamlined and formalised the release process and established a monthly release schedule.
I established a dedicated fortnightly estimates meeting based on Story Points and using Estimate Planning Poker techniques.
I introduced a separate Product Backlog and metric to track Support and maintenance.
Under my leadership we increased code quality and provided a stable, usable application by:
I was responsible for adding sponsorship branding for major banks including Suncorp, Westpac, NAB and CBA.
The company called on my experience on several occasions to perform Technical Due Diligence and to validate the performance of 3rd party solutions.
I also provided training and a site boilerplate based on CodeIgniter for a new Research project developed by another team.
Freenet 01/2012 - 08/2012 (8 months)
Working with ground breaking technology to bring free Internet access to Australia.
Developing advert injection, customer portal and back-end administration in PHP.
Part of an Agile Software Development team of 6.
Big Bridge 10/2011 - 12/2011 (3 months)
During my short time at Big Bridge I developed one site from scratch in Drupal 7 as well as completing several partly completed Drupal 7 and HTML sites.
I was also involved in providing support and enhancements to sites developed in Drupal 5, 6 and 7.
The AOT Group 06/2006 - 07/2011 (5 years 2 months)
As Team Leader I was responsible for a team of 5 Developers located in Brisbane and Melbourne.
My primary role was to enhance and support the company's web sites and back-end hotel reservation system.
The AOT Group sells accommodation, car hire, transfers and trips, both direct to the public and via high street Travel Agents such as Harvey World Travel, both here in Australia and world wide through a XML based API. The application handled location / amenity searching, property allotment / availability, booking, messaging, inventory, online credit card processing and pay later billing.
Some highlights form my 5 years with the AOT Group are:
As Development Team Leader I had many duties.
JPC Infonet 10/2002 - 02/2006 (3 years 5 months)
JPC Infonet is a web development and hosting company. Corporate site: www.jpci.net
Acting manager for the Web Team (3 1/2 staff), reporting to director level.
Freelancing 02/2002 - 09/2002 (8 months)
TigerRedi 06/2000 - 11/2001 (1 year 6 months)
TigerRedi was a web development company (the company is no longer trading).
Anglian Network Systems 07/1999 - 05/2000 (11 months)
Anglian Network Systems (ANS) provided web sites for small and medium business. I founded this company in 1997 and closed it in 2000.
Reuters 11/1997 - 07/1999 (1 year 9 months)
Reuters is a major international news distributor. Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuters
SMS Nederland 04/1996 - 10/1997 (1 year 7 months)
Skills: VAX BASIC DEC RDB Visual BASIC
Shared Medical Systems Nederlands provided IT administrative support to hospitals in the Netherlands.
EDS Healthcare 05/1995 - 11/1995 (6 months)
Skills: MUMPS DEC RDB SQL
EDS Helthcare provided IT administration support to a number of hospitals in England.
Radford Group 01/1995 - 04/1995 (4 months)
Skills: BASIC DEC RDB SQL VBA
Radford Group is a manufacturer of supermarket shelving and storage.
Mail Marketing 12/1994 - 01/1995 (2 months)
Skills: C C++
Mail Marketing is a direct mail advertising company.
Clares Retail Equipment 09/1993 - 11/1994 (1 year 3 months)
Skills: VAX BASIC DEC RDB VAX COBOL Visual BASIC C++
Clares Retail Equipment is a manufacturer of supermarket shelving and baskets.
British Aerospace (Airbus) 09/1987 - 02/1993 (5 years 6 months)
Skills: VAX FORTRAN VAX COBOL DEC RDB C Pascal
British Aerospace (BAe) is an aircraft manufacture. Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Aerospace
Ferranti Electrical Optical Weapons 05/1985 - 07/1985 (3 months)
Ferranti International plc was a leading manufacturer of tactical laser guidance systems. Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferranti
|Professional Scrum Master I||Scrum.org||2013|
|CTM (Communications and Leadership)||Toastmasters International||2003|
|BSc (Computing)||Open University||1994 - 96|
|Diploma in Computing||Open University||1996|
|Programming in C||Brunel Technical College||1988|
|5 SCOTVEC Modules in Computing||Perth College||1986 - 87|
|HND in Mechanical / Production Engineering||Napier University||1983 - 86|
|OND in Engineering||Perth College||1981 - 83|
I have completed 513 training courses in management and software development skills. See training courses details.
I enjoy drawing and painting in water colours.
I was a Fire Warden for 3 years whilst at British Aerospace and for 2 years while at the AOT Group.
I was heavily in to Star Trek and still have a large collection of technical manuals and Klingon dictionaries.
I am a gammer, XBox, Wii, PSP and retro games.
I am an avid reader. Mostly classics, but my bookshelf ranges from Homer to Pritchett.
Between 2001 and 2006 I was an active member of North Avon Speakers Club, part of Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org), and served on the executive committee as VP Public Relations. I completed the Communication and Leadership Program and earned my CTM (Competent Toastmaster). I also participated in many competitions and received several speaking certificates.
I volunteer my time to help youths and young adults in my local community.
I serve as a youth Chaplin associated with Red Frogs Australia.
I am also a Young Adults Small Group Leader.