• Attie Heunis

    Enterprise Software Architect

    and Amateur Photographer

  • A software development consultant, architect and manager with 20+ years experience of the full life-cycle of enterprise software - from analysis through design to implementation. Now specializing in web, mobile and cloud based solutions.

     

    Consulted to a variety of sectors (financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, marketing/advertising and automotive) often working with some of the largest firms in the world.

    A retired member of Origo Services, the UK Financial Services Software Standards organisation.

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    Neat Contech

    ProMetrics

    Director, Software Solutions

    Feb 2016 – Present

     

    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.

    YPrime

    Y Prime

    Principal Software Architect

    Dec 2013 – Feb 2016

     

    Applications and services are for the pharmaceutical industry and developed on a modern .NET technology stack. There is continued emphasis on enterprise software architecture and modern but proven patterns & practices.

    • Accountable for all software technology decisions and direction for .NET & Mobile products
    • Make high-level design choices and dictates technical standards, including software coding standards, tools and platforms
    • Provide practical solutions to challenges that arise during architectural and engineering phases
    • Identify technical requirements and limitations to ensure proper system functionality
    • Drive technology innovation and research; lead technology strategy through market analysis, and share emerging technology trends with development teams
    • Oversight (including regular code reviews) and support of software development staff participating in product development
    • Provide training for software developers and testers
    • Maintain the knowledge-base for .NET & Mobile products
    • Confer with users, sponsors and stakeholders to identify their vision and needs
    • Manage and maintain process creation for development
    • Ensure timely approval of all technical design specifications for all product releases

     

    Technical skills: C#, ASP.NET WebForms, ASP.NET MVC , SQL Server 2008 – 2014, Entity Framework & LINQ, Web API, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AngularJS, Visual Studio 2010-2015, Visual Studio Online (TFS on Azure), Windows Azure, ReSharper, NuGet, SignalR, jQuery, Bootstrap, PhoneGap, Xamarin, AutoFac, Git, GitHub, SDLC.

    Ogilvy & Mather

    Strike Media

    Solutions Architect

    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.

    Vectorsoft

    Vectorsoft

    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).

    Operating primarily on the Microsoft stack of development tools & technologies such as SQL Server, IIS, C#, ASP.NET, MVC, TFS and Azure. Also did several projects with Oracle and MySql. Extensive experience in client side technologies such as HTML (4 & 5), CSS, Javascript, jQuery, SEO, Analytics and Knockout.

    Sopra Newell & Budge

    Sopra Newell & Budge

    Technical Architect

    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.

    Dare Digital, London

    Dare

    Lead Consultant

    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 Life

    Capita Asset Services

    Consultant

    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.

    Intelliflo

    Intelliflo

    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.

    Neat Contech

    Neat Contech

    Manager

    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.

  • MANTRA

    Refactor, refactor, refactor.

  • SKILLS

     

    Software Development

    Software Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Full-stack developer, Management

    .NET

    C#, Entity Framework, ASP.NET, WebForms, MVC, Web API, SignalR

    HTML/CSS

    Expert in HTML/5, CSS/3, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap

    JavaScript

    Expert in JavaScript, Angular, jQuery, Knockout.

    Learning Node.js

    Software Management

    SDLC, Scrum, Agile, TFS/Visual Studio Team Services, JIRA, GitHub/Git

    Databases

    SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDb

  • EDUCATION

     

    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

    University of Port Elizabeth

    1992 - 1994

     

    Bachelor of Commerce (Law)

  • REFERENCES

     

    Simon Rolph

    Experienced Solution Architect and Development Manager

    Attie 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 Attie again, having found his natural ability to derive the best from everyone he worked with and mentored.

    Johnny Hall

    Lead Technical Architect

    Although it's been a while since we worked together, my memory of working with Attie at Intelliflo is still sharp. Attie 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.

    Burton Wevers

    Mobile Developer

    Attie 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.

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