Dane Knezic, Software Developer in London, United Kingdom
Dane Knezic

Software Developer in 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

    2015 - PRESENT
    Avoka Technologies
    • 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

    2013 - 2014
    Avoka Technologies
    • 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

    2010 - 2013
    Avoka Technologies
    • 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

    2006 - 2010
    Fastwire/Open Telecommunications
    • 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

    Groovy, HTML, CSS, Java, HTML5, Ruby, SQL, JavaScript, Sass
  • Frameworks

    JUnit, Mockito, Apache Axis, Hibernate, Selenium, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Adobe Flex, Ext JS, Compass, Spring, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    EasyMock, RESTEasy, jQuery
  • Tools

    IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse IDE, Jira, ClearCase, Subversion (SVN), Microsoft Visual Studio, Git, Apache Tomcat
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, REST, Continuous Integration (CI), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Object-oriented Design (OOD), Iterative Programming, Incremental Development, Scrum, Back-end Architecture
  • Platforms

    Windows, Ubuntu, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NetBeans
  • Storage

    JSON, Oracle SQL, AWS S3, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • Other

    Documentation, RESTful APIs, Front-end, Back-end Development, Architecture, Writing & Editing, Web Services, RESTful Web Services, Apache Commons, Full-stack, Software Architecture, Statements, Network Programming, BEA WebLogic Server, WebSphere Application Server


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2003 - 2005
    Monash University - Melbourne, Australia

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