I favour the roles of DevSecOps Engineering and Automation/ Integration Engineering with a proven track record of more than 30 years.

LEAN, back-end, automation, optimization, integration, scripting, security, and APIs are some of the words that grab my attention. Supporting a technical team working with tight deadlines, I will be an integral part of the operations team and make sure automated test, build and deployment processes are streamlined.

  • Solid all-around and cross-platform Cloud technology skills and experience.
  • An appetite for solving problems, process improvement, and happy clients.
  • Working on SAAS, e-commerce, supply chain, payment gateways, B2B, accounting projects where real-time and uptime is critical excites me.
  • I am comfortable dealing with global customers and 3d party technology partners where office hours are relative to different time zones even where language and cultural barriers may be difficult.
  • Experience in the compilation of technical and user documentation and instructional videos.
  • 18 years remote work & online colaboration experience.
July 2018 – Present
Contracts - Joint Ventures
DevSecOps/ Integration & Automation Engineering


Standalone web based/ cloud software modules for various Community Police Forums, Crime Watches, Security, commercial companies & private in the Western Cape.

Modules include:
  • Map Based Incident Management with Control Room Integration.
  • Shift Administration.
  • Realtime Vehicle Tracking.
  • Member Administration.
  • CCTV monitoring & motion, heat & sound detection systems.
  • Mobile Device Proximity Detection.
  • Quotation and sales & purchase order modules & work-flow administration, Contract & documentation features that integrate with most accounting systems.
  • Document Management
  • Investigation & trend analysis in Crime & Corruption.
  • Crime Hotspot mapping.


Gear Pump Manufacturing
  • Machine & Syspro Accounting Integration & Consulting.
  • LEAN Management Administration & Process Improvement.
  • Cloud Based MIS.
  • DevOps Consulting and Training.
  • Cloud Computing Training.
  • Supply Chain & Real Time Order tracking.
VANGA Industrial Products
  • Integration and conversion of the data from a Biometric Fingerprint access control
  • Time and attendance batch processing in SAGE Pastel Accounting
  • CCTV Camera Monitoring Automation. Movement Detection
Preem Brokerage (Joint Venture)
  • Elevator Emergency Wireless Communication Device & Application. Cloud based incident tracking.
  • Mobile Application for vehicle expense and location based route tracking


Cape Projects Construction & Opportunity Invest Property Development
  • Dual direction of Microsoft Project integration with Excel Costing, Budget, and Cash flow spreadsheets
  • A realtime C# .NET Web Service for Imports to & Exports from SAGE Pastel accounting.
  • Document Management
  • Web based Site Mananger/ Contractor Application to manage Purchase Order and allocation of material to projects


Online Branding Team - Australia Operations Manager / Software Engineer

The Perth based group of companies owned a Philippines Outsourcing company and offered managedd solutions to it's clients. While appointed as Operational Manager / DevSecOps Engineer, I had to perform an internal audit on various employees. Various staff members were suspended due to corruption and other transgressions.

  • Overseeing all the departments of the outsourcing team inclusive of the Digital Marketing, UX Design, SEO & Systems Engineers
  • Restructure the group’s technical departments
  • Quality Control
  • Site Reliability
  • AWS / Google Cloud & CloudLinux Container Service Administration
  • Deployment/ Migration Automation: WordPress and Drupal sites.
  • Quality Control & Compiling & Implementation of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Automation of backup and source control (git) practices.
  • API Development & Integration for Social Media Management Services & SEO departments. Including integration with Twitter, Facebook Google, PageSpeed Insights, Google Analytics, and various other APIs
  • ERP/ CRM/ HR integration with Google Drive/ Google Docs/ Trello

Technologies & Skills
  • Google Cloud & Docs, AWS
  • Python, Flask - Micro Web Framework, SQLAlchemy
  • Apache, PHP, JavaScript, Bootstrap CSS, HTML5, jQuery, PHP CodeIgniter framework, MySQL, cPanel, WHM
  • Leaflet Maps - JS Library,
  • Kali Linux Security Tools,
  • Bash, Linux Administration
  • Android
  • Java
  • C# .NET & MS SQL Server 2016
  • MS SharePoint, MS Project, MS Excel
  • MS Excel
  • WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify
  • Auditing Network Security, pen testing
January 2012 - July 2018
Full Time Contract
Senior Software Engineer/ DevOps Engineer

  • Conversion of a Windows C# .NET desktop application to a ASP.NET C# MVC Web application.
  • Adminstration and deployment of Microsoft Azure server infrastructure hosting SAAS solution
  • Adinistration of AWS EC2 SAP instance
  • MS SQL Server, IIS Administration
  • Development of various utility software for integration with SAP Systems. Using Theobald/ ERPConnect components for data extraction from SAP.
  • Administration & Configuration of Web, Windows & Hangfire Services
  • Software Development, C# MVC .Net, jQuery, Angular, DevExpress, SAP Access Risk Analysis & Authorization Management.
  • Translation engine for MVC web application to Spanish & German
  • Server Security, Remote Server Management & deployment of Client hosted VPNs
  • Build & Deployment Automation
  • Web Services
  • Firewall, Network & Server Security
  • Network & Server Security
  • User Documentation
January 2009 - December 2011
Full Time
Senior .NET Software & DevOps Engineer

  • The MIS/ MES was developed with VB .Net Web Forms running on Windows Server/ IIS and MS SQL. It was specifically designed for the chrome mining industry and was implemented on a couple of mines.
  • Weigh Bridge System (Assmang Chrome)
    To accommodate delivery of material purchases and collection and tracking of chrome sales orders.
    A C# library to wrap the 3d party libraries for the weighbridge scale, boomed access-controlled systems, robots & RFID tag readers. The Batch Order process integration with JD Edwards Oracle. Apart from the Oracle integration, I was the only resource working on the project.
  • Export Sales & Order Tracking Module (Mitsubishi Group - Hernick)
  • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) (Assmang Chrome)
  • Maintenance on the original base MIS system.
  • Extending existing functionality.
  • Planning & Development of new standalone libraries, API’s, Web & Windows Services.
  • Manage and mentor junior developers
  • Deployment and Administration of Windows Server, IIS and SQL Server on client Intranet
  • On-Site & Remote server and user support
  • User & Technical documentation
  • ASP.Net
  • MS SQL Server
  • C#, VB
  • Crystal Reports
1995 to 2008
Contracts & Freelance
Software & Integration Engineering & Security Audits

Accounting: Sage Pastel Integration
  • Jacques Malan Actuaries & Consulting:
    Income Reconciliation
    Budget & Cashflow Reporting
    Commision Tracking
  • Louisvale Wine Estate:
    Budget & Cash-flow reporting
    Sales & Export Administration
    Audit Project
  • Metadent Dental Technicians:
    Data Recovery
Financial Services Software Development
  • Finmap Financial Services:
    Financial Planning
  • Bay Wealth Management:
    Financial Planning
  • Zakly Investments:
    Financial Planning
  • Rand Merchant Bank:
    Investment Planning
  • PSG Konsult:
    Financial Planning,
    Market Analyst Reporting integration with MoneyMate
  • RealCor:
    Investment Planning,
    Banking & Pastel Accounting
  • Advance Wealth Management: (PWC Financial Services Division)
    Market Analyst & Web Services.
    IT Manager
    Internal Data Mining for Investigation
    Security & Penetration Testing
  • Abacus Financial Services: (PWC Offshore Investment Division)
    Marketing Automation & Reporting Tools
Forensic Investigations / Data Analyst & Access Risk Management
  • Transnet:
    Investigation theft of chrome from railway trucks: Richards Bay Line
  • Realcor Property Development & Investments:
    Fraudulent Investments
  • Undisclosed Other:
  • FICA Non-Compliance:
Illustration & Graphic Design
  • FebDev – Contract
    Market Day Workbook.
1991 to 1995 - Contracts
Bills of Material & Cost, Project Management, CAD

  • Durr Estate Paarl
    Various Residential Construction and Renovation Projects.
  • Nedbank - Oude Renbaan Paarl
    Frail Care Centre and Residential
  • Perm Properties (Nedcor)
    Private Residential Development
  • Louisvale Wine Estate
    Extension to Cellar and Laboratory
  • Harvest International Ministry
    Church, Community Centre (Paarl)
  • Metadent Dental Technicians
    Laboratory Extension
  • Johan van der Walt - Dental Technicians Seapoint
    Laboratory Extension
  • Dirk De Villiers Film Maker
    Studio & Office Renovations
  • DV Construction
    Residential & Commercial Construction
1984 - 1990

    United Nations - Childrens Rights Charter – Freelance
    Molo Songololo Magazine
    Illustration & Graphic Design
  • Department of Finance – Full Time
    Tender Board – Tender Clerk
    Tender Evaluation
    Process improvement/ automation.
  • Pinetown City Council - Full Time
    Audit Clerk
    Tender evaluation.
    Internal Auditing & Investigation
  • Anglo American Corporation - In-house Internship
    Junior COBOL Software Developer
    Payroll Maintenance
  • SAPS - Freelance
    Security & Investigations
    Forensic data analyst
  • SADF - Contract
    2 Year Compulsory National Service

Operating Systems
  • Linux: Ubuntu, Kali, Suse, Red Hat
  • Microsoft Desktop: Win 1 - Win 10
  • Microsoft Server: NT & 2000 - 2016
  • Android: Up to Android 12 (Snow Cone)
Cloud Platforms
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud
  • Microsoft Azure
  • CloudLinux
Web Servers
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • IIS
  • IBM Domino
Database Servers
  • MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MongoDB
Program Languages & Scripting
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Bash
  • Delphi
  • C, C++, C#
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • PowerShell
  • Kotlin
  • Visual Basic
  • Lotus Notes
  • IBM Cobol
  • Julia
  • LINQ
  • Google Cloud Console
Frameworks, Plugins, eCommerce, CMS, etc
  • Django, Flask,CodeIgniter, Laravel
  • WooCommerce, osCommerce, Shopify, Magento, WordPress
  • Vue.js, Node.js, Angular, React
  • Bootstrap, HTML5
  • MVC, Microsoft .Net
  • Leaflet, FontAwesome
Development & Collaboration Tools
  • PyCharm
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, Teams
  • Android Studio
  • Trello, GitHub, Slack
Other Applications & Skills
  • Pastel, Brilliant Accounting, QBooks
  • SAP, Syspro, JD Edward, Oracle
  • AutoCAD, TurboCAD, FreeCAD, LibreCAD
  • Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Microsoft Project
  • ArcGis, QGIS
  • Google Analytics
  • cPanel
  • SSL
  • Kali Linux Pentesting
  • Site Reliability Testing

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
  • AWS Security Fundamentals
  • AWS Lambda Function Security & Defense
  • AWS Security Hub
  • Machine Learning Security
  • Deep Dive: Lambda@Edge
  • Amazon EBS Volume Encryption
  • Amazon API Gateway
  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder
  • IoT Foundation: Command and Control
  • IoT Foundation: Telemetry
Google Cloud
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Digital Marketing
Self Study
  • Python, Flask & Django
  • Kali Linux Tools
  • Microsoft .Net Framework, C#, C++, Java, Android
  • CTI:
    • Linux System Administration
    • Information Systems Engineering
  • Integrated Technologies Institute:
    • Microsoft Certified Professional
    • Microsoft Windows Architecture
  • Cape Town Technical College:
    • Graphic Design
  • Anglo American Corporation - InfoGold:
  • Unisa (Modules):
    • Statistics 101, 102, 103
    • Economics 101
  • Goudveld High School - Matric:
    • Maths
    • Science
    • Biology
    • Technical Drawing
    • English
    • Afrikaans
  • Financial Services
  • Accounting & Audit
  • Security Services
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Retail
  • Local and Provincial Government