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Dane Knezic

Dane Knezic

London, United Kingdom
Member since January 21, 2014
Dane has 10 years of enterprise software development experience in both front-end and back-end development. He likes system integration and working in Agile environments. He is originally from Australia, enjoys travel, and has been passionate about programming from a young age.
Dane is now available for hire
  • Java, 10 years
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), 2 years
London, United Kingdom
Preferred Environment
Windows, Linux, Mac, IntelliJ, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a telecommunications order platform within just a few months to capture sales, manage orders, provision services, and deliver hardware.
  • Senior Technical Consultant and Product Specialist
    Avoka Technologies
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Created interactive online web applications for desktop, mobile, and tablet in the financial services sector.
    • Developed web service integrations to client's systems.
    • Created Statement of Works to provide accurate time and cost estimates.
    • Mentored developers.
    • Led local and remote development and test teams.
    Technologies: Java, Groovy, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML5, AngularJS
  • Software Developer, Financial Services
    2014 - 2014
    • Developed both front-end and back-end features.
    • Collaborated with business analysts, project managers, software architects, and testers.
    • Used Agile software development methodology.
    • Consolidated and mapped historical investment risk data over a diverse array of security types.
    • Architected integrations.
    Technologies: Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Hibernate, EasyMock, Mockito, JUnit, RESTful Webservices, Maven, Wicket
  • Independent Software Contractor
    Avoka Technologies
    2013 - 2014
    • Developed 401K Fund Management Interactive Online Forms for desktop, mobile, and tablet.
    • Implemented cross-platform and cross-browser support, including legacy browsers.
    • Developed web services integration to client's systems.
    • Developed workshops and guidance to assist clients in becoming self-sufficient.
    • Provided change request guidance ensuring feasible and time effective solutions.
    Technologies: Java, Groovy, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Software Developer
    Avoka Technologies
    2010 - 2013
    • Handled architecture and Agile development of back-end and front-end for a Telstra digital business online ordering tool. Featured online order forms, order management, workflows, client and third party vendor system/web services integration, and internal and customer notifications.
    • Was responsible for the design and Agile development of a Telstra digital business solution designer. Created the HTML online order form front-end for desktop and tablets with web services integration
    • Designed and developed (Agile) a web services interface for an online ordering tool platform.
    • Followed a Scaled Agile framework in a large telecommunications environment.
    • Created a Java application and handled Adobe LiveCycle performance testing.
    • Implemented client and third party vendor web service integration.
    • Mentored developers.
    • Implemented environment migrations.
    Technologies: Java, Groovy, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Apache Cayenne, ExtJS, JSON, Adobe LiveCycle
  • Software Engineer
    Fastwire/Open Telecommunications
    2006 - 2010
    • Was responsible for back-end and front-end maintenance of telecommunications OSS inventory software.
    • Handled back-end and front-end maintenance of an automated service to network OSS design software.
    • Maintained the back-end and front-end of network discovery and reconciliation software.
    • Optimized a path finding and network search algorithm in the context of a telecommunications service.
    • Profiled and optimized memory and performance of C++ and Java Applications.
    • Handled Agile development of a web service interface for an existing OSS platform with TMForum OSS/J Compliance.
    • Designed and developed (Agile) an Adobe Flex-based OSS network inventory management tool with integration via web services.
    • Integrated Cisco ANA via web services.
    • Integrated Cisco ISC.
    • Migrated the environment and application server.
    Technologies: Java, Adobe Flex, Oracle, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Struts, C++, TopLink, EclipseLink
  • Telstra Digital Business Online Ordering Tool (Development)

    I worked with Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, to provide tools for their business dealers. These tools cover an end to end solution including online order forms, order management, customer notifications with client and third party vendor system integration, and business process workflows.
    Through Agile methodologies and a great team and client relationship, I delivered a solution allowing my client to get to the market quickly and adapt the products and services offered. For example, the client was able to keep up with the Australian National Broadband Network roll-out.
    I was involved from the requirement/specification phase through to Go Live and subsequent phases while providing estimations, risk and gap identification, and driving software design decisions throughout, in addition to development.

  • Telstra Digital Business Solution Designer (Development)

    An ExtJS-based interactive online order form front-end for desktop and tablets. This enabled sales dealers to capture sales on the go and provided a great visual representation of complex orders to customers, ensuring complete and accurate sales orders.

    This solution required Design and Development of a Web Service Interface to the existing Digital Business Platform and Design and Development of the Front-End Application. Through Agile Development, this project had a quick release to Dealers with further Integration and features added based on their feedback.

  • Languages
    HTML5, Groovy, HTML, Java, CSS, Ruby, SQL, JavaScript, Sass
  • Frameworks
    Apache Axis, JUnit, Mockito, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Selenium, Adobe Flex, Ext JS, Hibernate, Compass, Spring, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    RESTEasy, EasyMock, jQuery
  • Tools
    Eclipse IDE, JIRA, ClearCase, Subversion (SVN), IntelliJ IDEA, Apache Tomcat, Git, Visual Studio
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Iterative programming, Incremental development, Scrum, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST, Continuous Integration (CI), Back-end Architecture
  • Platforms
    Windows, Ubuntu, Linux, NetBeans, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage
    JSON, Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, AWS S3
  • Misc
    Back-end Development, Web Services, RESTful Web Services, Front-end, Writing, Front-end Architecture, Architecture, Apache Commons, Documentation, RESTful APIs, Software Architecture, Network Programming, WebSphere Application Server, BEA WebLogic Server, Statements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    Monash University - Melbourne, Australia
    2003 - 2005
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