Symphonious

Living in a state of accord.

CV

Personal

I enjoy being hands-on with development and generally “getting things done” but also providing input into and helping to drive the strategic direction of the business. I have a particular interest in guiding, mentoring and advising the people and processes involved with development.

I am committed, hard-working and have demonstrated the ability to rapidly acquire and master new skills and technologies. I have experience with and enjoy all forms of customer contact and look to work in and build highly cohesive teams.

Experience

LMAX

Team Lead & Senior Developer

Jan 2011 – Present

LMAX build and run a retail exchange offering FX and CFD trading, implementing both an execution venue and a broker. Aiming to be the fastest retail exchange in the world using commodity hardware, LMAX invented the Disruptor and regularly challenge assumptions about performance using scientific analysis and measurement.

  • Initially based in their London office I was asked to stay on board when moving back to Brisbane, Australia and became their first remote developer
  • Led development of custom market data viewer displaying markets in real time with JavaScript, HTML, SVG, d3 and WebSockets
  • Development of high performance, low-latency Java code
  • Strong focus on Behaviour Driven Development and automated testing
  • Worked along-side system operations team to improve monitoring, performance and stability of the production systems
  • Technical team lead for “Partner Sales” stream
    • Worked with sales team and business analysts to identify and scope required features
    • Provided functional and technical vision to development team
    • Drove technical process improvement
  • Solved key web-UI performance issues and established efficient, maintainable patterns that can be implemented without a rewrite
  • Hands on from analysis through implementation, testing, automated deployment and production support
  • Worked with the full stack from JavaScript UI, Java and .NET API clients, core business logic through to persistence using journals, snapshots and databases

Ephox Corporation

Chief Technology Officer

2002 – 2010

My role at Ephox encompassed a wide variety of roles, including lead engineer, pre-sales and CTO roles. This provided a unique insight into the business from many varied angles and required communication, understanding and coordination between all areas of the business. Being a small company, effective time management, prioritisation and delegation skills were required to balance these varied roles. I also had the opportunity to understand the risks and rewards involved in start-ups.

Technology Leadership

  • Extensive experience with JavaScript, HTML , CSS, Java and Swing
  • Developed world-class browser-based rich text editors (EditLive! and TinyMCE)
  • Worked with and developed for a wide range of enterprise collaboration and web content management systems, including IBM Lotus Quickr and WCM, EMC Documentum, Oracle/Stellent, Vignette and OpenText Web Solutions
  • Provided development and consulting for a wide range of server-side technologies including J2EE (especially WebSphere and Tomcat), PHP, Perl, .NET and Ruby on Rails
  • Designed user interfaces that provide a simple, intuitive editing experience
  • Assisted planning of future product and company direction
  • Rapidly developed prototypes and proof of concepts
  • Translated client problems and feedback into actionable product features and ideas
  • Mentored and trained both junior and senior developers
  • Established and led continuous process improvement including the adoption of XP and test driven development
  • Worked with remote employees and clients, including internationally
  • Lead development of both green field projects and large, legacy codebases
  • Balanced business objectives and timelines with the need to incrementally improve the maintainability and reliability of the product

Technical Specialist for EMEA

  • Assisted sales team with sales strategies and processes
  • Analysed customer needs and presented custom demos of Ephox solutions
  • Provided pre and post sales technical support
  • On-site and off-site consulting for Ephox clients, including development, configuration and guidance on best practices
  • Rapidly learnt new technology used or required by clients as part of sales and consulting cycles

Set up UK subsidiary and office

  • Full view of the business, including administration, legal and compliance
  • Hired and assisted in training new sales team
  • Liaised with UK Government and trade representatives
  • Maintained a diverse array of IT systems including source control, build systems and continuous integration servers, wiki and collaboration services, email, websites and VoIP systems
  • Established documentation and management of company systems to ensure reliability, compliance and maintainability

Software Quality Institute

Software Engineer

December 2000 – 2002

  • Developed a software design tool to assist with the practical application of Genetic Software Engineering which was being researched
  • Managed rapidly changing and incomplete requirements
  • Combined and interpreted PhD research on software design approaches into practical applications

Open Source

TinyMCE

LMAX Disruptor

  • Developed DSL to simplify set-up and usage of the Disruptor pattern
  • Also worked extensively with the Disruptor at LMAX

Apache Software Foundation Committer and Jakarta PMC Member

  • Developed initial NTLM authentication for the Jakarta Commons HttpClient project
  • Wrote comprehensive user documentation

Other

  • Various side-projects, experiments and small contributions are listed on my GitHub profile

Education

B Information Technology with Advanced Studies – Griffith University

1999 – 2001

  • GPA: 6.2 (Scale: 1-7 where 7 is best)
  • Majors: Computing Science, Artificial Intelligence

Contact Details

Email:adrian@symphonious.net
Phone:+61 458 439 134