Curriculum Vitae


Kenneth Clark

South Africa | LinkedIn Profile


work experience

CodeShark (Pty) Ltd
Wetware Technologist 2016-8 Current
Technical Coaching,
Agile Team Coaching,
Enterprise / Solution / Software Architecture Consulting,
Software Development Consulting,
Research and Development
DigiQuill
Technologist 2015-7 2016-8
Gather requirements from stakeholders
Design solutions that meet stakeholder requirements
Research and prototype against technologies that would best facilitate project requirements
Guide and over see development teams implementing the solution
Keep abreast of developing trends and technologies
Get involved in implementation if needed
Develop tools to help implementation
Monitor and manage quality of functional and non functional requirements
Assist with business development
Assist and provide input into business strategy
Mentor developers in development and design practices

Technologies include:
C#.NET,
Java SE and EE,
Postgresql,
Microsoft SQL Server,
MySQL,
Android,
JavaScript and other web technologies.

PSYBERGATE
Solutions Architect / Senior Developer 2014-7 2015-6
Researching new methodologies and technologies
Solutions Design
Interaction with business stakeholders
Java development
Participation in Enterprise Architecture Forum
PROPMAVEN
Solutions / Software Architect 2013-8 2014-7
Business Requirements Analysis
Software Requirements Analysis
Technical leadership and mentoring
Software development

Technologies include: MongoDB, SQL Server, C# .NET, Postgresql, JavaScript and other web technologies.

Methodologies and processes: Kanban, Test driven development, Continuous integration.

FROG
Technologist / Solutions Architect 2011-4 2013-7
Gather requirements from stakeholders
Design solutions that meet stakeholder requirements
Research and prototype against technologies that would best facilitate the requirements
Guide and over see development teams implementing the solution
Keep abreast of developing trends and technologies
Get involved in implementation if needed
Develop tools to help implementation
Monitor and manage quality of functional and non functional requirements
Assist with business development
Assist and provide input into business strategy
Mentor developers in development and design practices

Technologies include: C#.NET, Java SE and EE, Postgresql, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Android, JavaScript and other web technologies.

Methodologies and processes: Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, Test driven development, Behaviour driven development, Continuous integration.

AZURO BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD
Senior Developer / Architect 2010-11 2011-3
Industry: Software Solutions Development, Network & Infrastructure Support

Senior developer responsible for software development, solutions design and analysis, team lead and solution collaboration.
Development in C# (.NET), SQL Server, nHibernate, NUnit and other frameworks.
Scrum and TDD methodologies used in teams
Framework analysis and reviews.
Exploration into alternative mechanisms to solve current software and network limitations.

DSTV ONLINE
Senior Developer 2009-11 2010-10
Industry: Software Solutions Development, Network & Infrastructure Support

Member of research and development team geared at finding and implementing new technologies.
Development in C# (.NET), SQL Server, nHibernate, NUnit and other frameworks.
Scrum and TDD methodologies used in teams.
Framework analysis and reviews.
Exploration into alternative mechanisms to solve current software and network limitations.

SKYETX TECHNOLOGIES
Owner 2007-9 2009-11
Industry: Software Solutions Development, Network & Infrastructure Support

Implemented design and development methodologies
Business needs analysis and UML modelling
Analysis, development and implementation of Vox Telecom Customer Zone with integration into the custom developed CRM.
Analysis, development and implementation of Vox Telecom Ticketing System.
Analysis, development and implementation of @tlantic Exchange Pastel Invoice Integration.
Analysis, development and implementation of Vox Telecom CRM Communications Module.
Analysis, development and implementation of the Motoschool online booking and event management system.
Analysis, development and implementation of RCJ Import Export online customer zone.
Analysis, development and implementation of Strictly Bikers online community system
Analysis, development and implementation of Content Delivery system for online synchronization and offline consumption.
System maintenance and fixes.
Tools used: SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 & 2008, Postgresql, Oracle 10g, JDeveloper 11, Netbeans 6, Enterprise Architect 7, Glassfish 2 (Java EE 5), IIS 6 & 7, UML, Ant

VOXTELECOM
Lead Developer / Group Architect 2006-2 2007-9
Industry: Telecommunications, ISP

Responsible for SOA design currently implemented.
Responsible for CRM design and service layer, business logic and frontend client currently implemented.
Responsible for 6 developers working in C#, Java and PHP
Responsible for systems analysis and system designs
Responsible for system integration analysis and design
Tools Used: Visual Studio 2005, JDeveloper 10, Enterprise Architect 7, SQL Server 2005, MySQL 4/5, Glassfish 1 & 2 (Java EE 5), Tomcat with Axis, OpenLDAP

GENDEL INTERACTIVE
Systems Developer 2004-4 2006-2
Industry: Marketing, Advertising and Interactive Media
Database analysis and design
Successful development and implementation of the Nampak website and CMS
Successful development and implementation of the 5th Dimension College student management system
Successful development and implementation of the Tinapa business resort project management Extranet
Successful development and implementation of the Telkom website
Responsible for maintenance and upgrades to existing customer projects
Tools Used: ASP3, JDeveloper 9, SQL Server 2000, MySQL 5, PHP 4/5, Oracle Application Server, IIS 5
DIGITAL SENSE ZA
Network support and development 2003-12 2004-3
Industry: IT Service and Sales

Customer system maintenance and upgrades
Desktop support and sales
Development of custom business solutions and sites

PRESSLINK
Lead Multimedia Artist / Programmer 2002-6 2003-11
Industry: Marketing, Advertising and Interactive Media

Macromedia Director interactive CD development
Video Editing
Website Development
3D Animation and compositing

5TH DIMENSION COLLEGE OF VISUAL ART
Higher Diploma Lecturer 2001-7 2002-12

recommendation

Having been in the industry for many years it’s always refreshing to find people that have the right mixture of humility and brazen pride and confidence in their knowledge and skills. Kenneth is one of these rare people, someone you can feel comfortable with knowing what he says he will do he WILL do, someone that has the knowledge to confidently give solutions and see them through to the end. If I were ever given the opportunity to create a team of talented individuals, without a doubt Kenneth would be on that list

Rick Tonoli

Kenneth is a detail oriented developer, with a keen understanding of technology. He has the ability to understand the business problems, and translate them successfully into solutions. Kenneth adds creativity and a positive outlook to his environment, making him a great team player. I enjoyed working with Kenneth and would recommend him to any project team.

Johann Ungerer

Ken was ermployed as a software architect and team lead at Gmaven. Unlike many other architects, Ken can also walk the development talk – alongside engaging at an architectural level, he can and will deliver high quality code assets. Ken possesses hugely valuable “turnaround” skills, and is a closer. Ken is a passionate researcher, a hugely pragmatic developer, a committed and successful teacher, and a top software architect

Will Harris

I have employed Kenneth on various projects and can honestly say that he exceeded my expectations every time.

Egbert Markgraaff

Kenneth is a very process oriented and organized leader who is also willing, and has the patience, to help others learn and grow. Great work ethic, very strong technically and overall great colleague.

Kgosi Rampa

Kenneth is passionate about development, dedicated and has a great personality. He is results and delivery oriented, the kind of person who commits a lot of time and energy to deliver solutions to business. He was my mentor and his leadership helped in my career progression. He is an asset to any development team he is part of.

Patrick Mugabe

Good analysis skills, Abstract Thinking… Overall a very good developer / architect.

Danie Joubert

Kenneth fulfilled the role of S/W Architect at frog Johannesburg. During his time he contributed to enterprise, cloud and mobile solutions – covering Microsoft, Java, iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 platforms.

Kenneth is a techie at heart – he is passionate about the industry and spends a lot of time researching new trends, often bringing those new ideas into our business with great success.

This passion, his exceptional tech skills and humble nature makes him an invaluable member to any team.

Henk Nel

Kenneth is a very passionate, skilled and experience software architect with an unwavering attention to detail and an unstoppable drive for achieving maximum knowledge of the domain he’s working in. His ability to balance forward thinking with pragmatic decision making has proven invaluable when working on big problems with tight deadlines.

Daniel Scott

Kenneth has an amazing ability to get to the crux of any technical problem and find elegantly simple solutions. He is one of the most hard working people I have worked with. He has a great sense of humour and many insights into wide ranging topics. Kenneth is one of the best developers/architects I have worked with/for.

Devlin Schoonraad

Kenneth possesses a natural talent for coming to grips with complex system architectures involving a broad range of technology stacks and understanding quickly where the critical components most in need of attention and optimization are. He is also an exceptionally strong technical leader and mentor with expert level knowledge of agile methodologies and test driven development.

Elroy Parkinson

Worked with Kenneth for a few years at Vox Telecom. Kenneth was very inspiring person to work with a really strong work ethic and is a highly self motivated individual.

Michael Marriott

certification

TOGAF 9 Certified
Object Orientated Analysis & Design
Enterprise Application Integration
Advanced Java
XML and Web Services using Java

course

M102: MongoDB for DBAs

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