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.
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.
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.
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.
Software Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Full-stack developer, Management
C#, Entity Framework, ASP.NET, WebForms, MVC, Web API, SignalR
Expert in HTML/5, CSS/3, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap
SDLC, Scrum, Agile, TFS/Visual Studio Team Services, JIRA, GitHub/Git
SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDb
University of Port Elizabeth
1992 - 1994
Bachelor of Commerce (Law)
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.