A proven software architect and technical manager with 20+ years' experience in the full life-cycle of enterprise software; from analysis & design to implementation. Extensive background in architecting & implementing web-based solutions at global consumer scale. Recent focus on cloud transformation, design & implementation specifically data provisioning & pipelines for analysis and business intelligence (BI). Strong focus on operationalization of software, data & infrastructure with DevOps.
Successfully managed onshore and offshore technical teams of up to 86 individuals. Members in my team(s) are productive, engaged, innovative, confident & respected. Responsible for hiring technical staff.
Provided services in financial services, pharmaceutical/health care/life sciences, manufacturing and new media sectors, often working with some of the largest firms in the world.
A retired member of Origo Services, the UK Financial Services Software Standards organization.
"It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion comes together"
Vice President, Engineering
Nov 2019 – Present
As a member of the executive team reporting to the CEO, I lead all engineering functions. Growing our business is dependent on designing, building and delivering highly scalable, compliant world class products for the biopharma and life sciences sectors.
Responsible for cloud engagement across application, data & analytics platforms. Accountable for managing Azure tenants including architecture, security, resource planning, budgets, billing (limited), approvals, policies and group-level access. Within the company, I’m the Tenant Administrator.
Director, Software Solutions
Feb 2016 – November 2019
Lead and expand a talented team to design, develop and implement modern enterprise level software applications for the pharmaceutical sector. This includes driving development processes across multiple products and providing technical and architectural design, direction and oversight.
Principal Software Architect
Dec 2013 – Feb 2016
Applications and services for the pharmaceutical clinical trial sector developed on a modern .NET technology stack. There is continued emphasis on enterprise software architecture and modern but proven patterns & practices.
Oct 2013 – Nov 2013
Responsible for designing, developing and implementing enterprise and consumer web applications. Leading the development team to create well performing, stable and modern web & smartphone applications in the fast changing consumer advertising environments.
Providing software services to some of the biggest brands in South Africa.
Founder & CEO
Aug 2006 – Sep 2013
Created, consulted on & supported software applications varying from SharePoint applications, upgrading legacy systems to cutting edge cloud-based solutions for some of the biggest firms in the world. Lead the complete life-cycle of software development from analysis through design to implementation.
Clients included but were not limited to Coca-Cola, Volkswagen, Dimension Data, Eveready, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).
Sopra Newell & Budge
Sep 2004 – Jul 2006
A core systems rewrite of the operational system used to manage the Housing Corporation (a £20 billion organisation). The new solution was written in C# and ASP.NET on the .NET Framework with an Oracle database. I started on the project as a consultant, then was eventually promoted to the Technical Architect. I reported to the Housing Corporation project board.
Aug 2004 – Nov 2004
Created an online marketing application for Sony Ericsson - one of the largest electronic companies in the world. At the time the biggest online campaign outside of the US with 600,000 registered users. Used ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server.
Capita Asset Services
Apr 2004 – Jul 2004
An online .NET/XML-based web service that produces financial product illustrations (quotations). The service is consumed internally by a web front-end and externally by The Exchange (Marlborough-Stirling). This multi-tiered solution is built on a .NET Framework (relying on XML and MSMQ) and consumes a Prophet API. Extensive knowledge of Origo Standards were required. Project was developed using the structured development guidelines of the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF). Collaboration between many financial service organisations characterised this project.
Senior Analyst Programmer
2000 – 2004
Part of the team that created Intelligent Office, a market leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, for Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs).
I was responsible for the Quotes, Valuations & Transactions (QVT) module of this platform.
Dec 1992 – Mar 2000
Responsible for the development of Neatsys, the software platform that this ISO and SABS certified manufacturing plant used for Quality Assurance, Wages & Salaries, Sales, Production & Management Reports.
Specialized skills in Enterprise Web Development & Architecture on .NET Stack & Software Development Life-cycle (SDLC). Broad expertise in BI, Cloud & Data Architecture.
Software Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Full-stack developer, Management
C#, Entity Framework, ASP.NET, WebForms, MVC, Web API, SignalR, .NET Core, Web Assembly
Expert in HTML/5, CSS/3, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap
Learning Node.js & React
Scrum, Agile, Azure DevOps, JIRA, GitHub/Git
SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDb, Cosmos DB, Azure Data Factory (ADF), Azure SQL Database
Azure Data Services (see data above), Azure App Service, Azure Web Apps, Azure Function, Azure Security, Azure B2C
Business Intelligence (BI)
Azure Analysis Services, Power BI, Power BI embedded, Power BI gateway, Data modelling, DAX, M-language
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Formerly University of Port Elizabeth
Bachelor of Commerce (Law)
Experienced Solution Architect and Development Manager
Adam continued to provide workable solutions in a difficult environment and added great value to the project, as well as imparting some of his knowledge and experience onto a developing team. Without hesitation I would enlist the services of Adam again, having found his natural ability to derive the best from everyone he worked with and mentored.
Lead Technical Architect
Although it's been a while since we worked together, my memory of working with Adam at Intelliflo is still sharp. Adam was undoubtedly the most talented developer of our group and he quietly and diligently built many of the key parts of our framework and helped to make my code better, for which I was very grateful.
Adam is a great mentor and is not reluctant to give advice, whilst at the same time allowing you to still consider your own solution to a problem. Hands down one of the best developers I have had the honor of working with.
Senior Software Developer
I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to cross paths with Adam. He was the Software Architect leading both the R&D department as well as the IRT Platform. One of Adam's greatest accomplishments during his tenure at YPrime was to build and lead a team to refactor one of the core products .
During this process he introduced newer technology solutions, the use of effective design patterns, and proper code reviews. Aside from being well read with the latest news from Microsoft and core software development principles, Adam is an amazing mentor. I consider myself lucky to have had the privilege to work with him and welcome the opportunity to work with him again.