Gert Van Tonder's Resume


Sydney, New South Wales Australia
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Web & applications developer with experience in software design, business intelligence and project management. Experienced in design and development of PHP, Java, C# and C++ solutions in Linux/Windows, UML/SDLC and object-oriented design, design patterns, HTML & JavaScript/Jquery, Python and MVC frameworks. Strong knowledge of database design and large datasets.

Strong team player, fast learner and excellent problem solver with strong communication skills and a keen focus on delivering high quality software applications.


1st Class Masters in Electronic Engineering:
Institute of Engineering & Technology prize for best student in Class.

Australian Computer Society - Adaptive Business Intelligence: Top Student in Class Dec '11

Projects involved with in past: (Custom yii-like mvc framework) (yii framework) + Author of Twoggle Guest Blogger WP Plugin ( )
DoctorPortal ( )

Career History

Nov 2013 - Present

Company name:Australasian Medical Publishing (AMPCo )
Location:Sydney, Australia
Industry:Information Technology
Company size:51-200 employees
Company website:
Job Title:Senior PHP Developer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
Closest Job Role:Software Development & Engineering
Detailed Description:Delivering IT solutions to key stakeholders. Projects have included WordPress (custom plugins) and Laravel, Yii MVC sites ( Data management and database design are also part of duties and ensuring email newsletters are delivered in a timely fashion.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2014

Company name:Hicks Ads
Industry:Information Technology
Company size:11-50 employees
Company website:
Comments:We are a full service advertising & web development agency with retail and B2B clients in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle. From strategy to execution HicksAds covers everything.
Job Title:Web Developer
Job Type:Casual/Temporary
Position Department:Media, Advertising, Arts & Entertainment
Closest Job Role:Design / Graphics Specialist
Summary:WordPress, Web & SEO Developer
Detailed Description:Responsible for development of WordPress, Yii solutions for clients. Incorporating the latest Google search engine updates into the SEO strategy. Liaising with clients, gathering requirements and then implementing them to exact customer specifications.

Sep 2012 - Jul 2013

Company name:Swift Digital
Location:North Sydney, Australia
Industry:Information Technology
Company size:11-50 employees
Company website:
Job Title:Web Developer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
Closest Job Role:Web Developer
Detailed Description:- Liaising with internal and external clients for implementation of enhancements, bug resolutions and jobs (larger enhancements to the current suite application) using PHP, Javascript (& Jquery) and MySQL database design. WordPress themes and plugin development and social media API integrations.

- Design and implementation of bespoke ticket management system for QBE insurance. This was a large project utilizing the Yii framework with a focus on efficient database design and UI/UX using JQuery.

- Design and implementation of Java EE (JBoss AS) solutions for mass-processing email marketing campaigns.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2012

Company name:Amadeus Pacific Pty Ltd
Location:Sydney, Australia
Industry:Information Technology
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company website:
Job Title:Software & Web Developer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
Closest Job Role:Analyst / Programmer
Detailed Description:Large-scale multi-threaded systems developer in Java and the EDIFACT message protocol.

Use of Java EE (JBoss AS) to route messages to various different systems. Maven build & svn source control.

Was also involved in re-building the public facing website using WordPress.

Feb 2008 - Jul 2009

Company name:ANZ Banking Group
Location:Sydney, Australia
Industry:Banking & Financial Services
Company size:More than 10000 employees
Company website:
Job Title:Financial Software Developer
Job Type:Full-Time
Closest Job Role:Software Architect
Detailed Description:Primarily C# .Net design of front – and backend systems. Database integration for management of derivatives and equities. Extensive use of VisualStudio and Visual SourceSafe source & version control.

SAS programming for analyzing trade input data.

Use of design patterns to implement functionality to manage CDOs, CDS and equity trades management.

Jul 2005 - Jan 2008

Company name:Kokomo Capital
Location:Sydney, Australia
Industry:Banking & Financial Services
Company size:11-50 employees
Company website:
Job Title:Software Developer & Quantitative Analyst
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
Closest Job Role:Analyst / Programmer
Detailed Description:Duties included: quantitative trading strategy back-testing using various technologies including SAS, C#, Java, Excel (& VBA), R, Python, MySQL & SQL Server in both Windows and Linux environments. Statistical significance testing and risk modelling of various trading strategies involving the opening auction (match) period. .Net development and interface design for IRESS ORC Trader and TT Trader.

Building of trading system infrastructure and multi-threaded applications in C++, Java and MySQL. GUI design in Java and C#, QT design in C++ and Python.

.Net development for equity trade management, particularly design of interfaces with IRESS & Bloomberg systems.

Projects I've been responsible for included: Design of a trade-tagging application for participant recognition, the build of a ladder order management application - featuring open trade position monitoring and some basic built-in market-maker quoting algorithms.

Used JBoss & Java EE to develop multi-threaded trading user interfaces accessing market order functionality at high speed.

Education & Training

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011

Institution:Australian Computer Society
Institution Type:University
Course Name:Adaptive Business Intelligence
Grade:81 (Distinction) - Top Student
Comments:Design of a fuzzy rule-base stock ranking trading system utilizing adaptive techniques. Included analysis of the following topics:

Datamining techniques;

Optimisation techniques (Genetic Algorithms, Simulated annealing);

Prediction methods and statistical analysis: Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks.

Oct 2001 - May 2005

Institution:University of Exeter
Institution Type:University
Location:Exeter, United Kingdom
Course Name:Masters of Electronic Engineering (MEng EL)
Grade:First Class Honours
Study Units/Modules:
  • Software Design & Object Oriented Programming
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Calculus & Probability
  • Project Management & Accounting

Aug 1998 - Jun 2000

Institution:Frankfurt International School
Institution Type:High School
Location:Frankfurt, Germany
Course Name:International Baccalaureate
Study Units/Modules:
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Business & Organisation
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • German


Business Skills

  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Apache Solr
  • Business Intelligence Analysis
  • Continuous Integration
  • JSON
  • Laravel
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • MySQL Workbench
  • Pay Per Click Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • REST
  • SEO
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Systems Analysis / Business Systems Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis

Product Skills

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Ajax
  • Apache Ant
  • AWS
  • C#
  • C++
  • CSS
  • Data Mining
  • Database Design
  • Equity Markets
  • Excel Macros
  • Futures
  • git
  • Grunt
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • Java Swing
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Linux
  • OO Analysis and Design
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Risk Management Systems
  • SubVersion (SVN)
  • Trading / Securities / Asset Management Systems
  • Unix Scripting
  • Visual Studio.NET
  • WebIntelligence
  • Wordpress
  • Yii MVC Framework


  • French
  • German

Visa Information


Visa Type:Citizen


New Technologies, Reading & Learning, Surfing, Tennis.

Personal Information

Job Seeking Status:Open to Opportunities
I am on a notice period (days):  31
I am available from:26th August 2015
Would you relocate for a job?Yes
Marital Status:Single
Do I have a drivers license?Yes


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