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Andy Bulka


abulka@netspace.net.au
12 Melview Drive, Wyndham Vale 3024,
Victoria, Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9741-4045

HIGHEST ROLE

Technical Director and Chief Software Architect.

SKILLS PROFILE

Ability to lead and manage software developers.
Ability to work with and listen to customers/users.
Project Management with intuition for detail and getting things done
Excellent writing, communication,  presentation and training skills.
Track record of taking projects to successful completion.
Solid programming skills in C#, Python and Delphi.
Extensive knowledge of Object Oriented methodologies, UML modelling, Design Patterns, Systems Analysis, Agile programming methodologies and Unit testing.
Familiarity with the latest research on best practice software development.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Technical Director & Chief Software Architect, Austhink Software (2005 - )

.NET 2.0 C# graphical application development.
Leading a team of 5 programmers in agile development of cutting edge software
Project management
Design of Software Architectures, application level and client server
Company executive of an innovative startup.

Team Leader, Lead Programmer, Hunting Tank Software, Victoria (2001 - 2004)

Design architecture of 2D multi-role, turn based, graphic battle strategy game.
Lead and manage two programmers, two graphics artists.
Liase with client on regular basis and add features using Extreme Programming philosophy where the customer drives the development process.

Programmer, Melbourne University, Victoria (2001 - 2002)

Built web software to gather and report statistics on the usage of a particular software package used by students enrolled in a University Course.
Liase with tutors and lecturer, developing appropriate web reporting systems to support ARC funded University Research.
Have web software integrate with existing university software systems.

Programmer, Insfin Pty Ltd and Excellent Programming Co., Victoria (2000-2001)

Work on enhancing web based Insurance software for car dealers. Work on developing innovative Payroll software. Team of three developers.

Lead Programmer & Company Director, Melbourne University., Victoria (1998-2000)

Develop successful Reasoning Flowcharting software for windows.
Commercialise the software via spin-off company. Director in new company.

Consultant, Trainer, Various, Victoria (1997-1998)

Multimedia developer, consultant and Trainer for Telstra Learning, Multimedia Asia Pacific and Bookman Press (Developed CD software for book "Best Business Letters")
Built and mentored the construction of various e-learning CDís.

Team Leader, Lead Programmer, Empire Ridge, Victoria (1995-1997)

Managed team in building complex 2-CD multimedia training application for "Telstra Mobiles", training their phone support staff in all aspects of mobile phone technology.
Technical Leader for four graphics artists, an animation studio, scriptwriters, an audio engineer. Liase with Telstra. Master various 3rd party technologies.

Multimedia Programmer, Various, Victoria (1991-1994)

Toolbook programmer for various clients including Telstra, BHP, TAFE, Unisys.

Systems Programmer, Various, Victoria (1985-1991)

C programmer, employed by ANZ, Ryan McFarland U.S.A. (sent to U.S. for 6 months), Austec.
Developed Logo for the Australian Microbee computer, team of three. Used in schools.

EDUCATION

B.A. (Hons), The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Graduated 1985)
4 years computer science, 4 years of philosophy, 2 years Law.
Was mentored by a senior Delphi OO developer and trainer (RichData P/L).
Local Conference Chair, Koala Plop Patterns Conference 2002, Active member of Melbourne Patterns User Group giving regular presentations and talks. President Toolbook User Group (1991-1998), President University of Melbourne Philosophy Society (1984), Dux Essendon Grammar School (1979, 1980).
Author of numerous papers on Design Patterns and Software development, maintain web site http://www.atug.com/andypatterns
Serious Tai Chi practitioner since 1990 - see the details of Andy's classes, in Melbourne, Australia.

More details available on request... Delphi and Python programming details here.