Dr. Daghan Acay, Software Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Dr. Daghan Acay

Software Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Member since January 23, 2014
Daghan is an architect, engineer, developer, and entrepreneur. He has extensive experience developing extensible, scalable back-end solutions with Spring. He has also built front-end solutions using desktop and web UI frameworks. He been both as an individual developer and a technical team lead.
Dr. is now available for hire


  • The University of Melbourne
    Spring Security, Spring MVC, JAX-RS (apache-CXF), Hibernate, JPA
  • ICH-S (Startup)
    JPA, Hibernate, MySQL, Spring MVC, Spring Security, Spring REST, JSON...
  • Clarinox
    RCP 4.0, OSGi, BIRT, Drools, Oracle VirtualBox, VMWare, Derby...



Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



Preferred Environment

Spring STS, Eclipse JavaEE, Git, Jason, Gerrit

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is software with load balancing that integrates multiple virtual machines for compiling embedded software written in C++.


  • Software Engineer

    2014 - PRESENT
    The University of Melbourne
    • Created a $20M national research database.
    • Integrated multiple REST-based services that collect spatial data from federated databases.
    • Used CouchDB.
    • Used Selenium, JUnit, and Spring Test.
    • Used Cucumber, RestAssured, JsonPath.
    Technologies: Spring Security, Spring MVC, JAX-RS (apache-CXF), Hibernate, JPA
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    ICH-S (Startup)
    • Implemented domain driven design.
    • Instituted test driven development.
    • Created a web front for data visualization.
    • Handled Amazon EC2 management and software deployment.
    • Managed Git and Jenkins for SCM and continuous integration.
    Technologies: JPA, Hibernate, MySQL, Spring MVC, Spring Security, Spring REST, JSON, jQueryUI, jQPlot, Bootstrap, FullCalendar, Amazon EC2
  • Lead Developer

    2012 - 2014
    • Used RCP 4.0 and OSGi to develop Eclipse plugins.
    • Built reports using BIRT.
    • Employed Drools to build business rules.
    • Used Oracle VirtualBox and VMWare for virtualization.
    • Developed SOAP web services using MySQL, Derby, Apache Web Server, Tomcat, Glassfish, and Axis2.
    Technologies: RCP 4.0, OSGi, BIRT, Drools, Oracle VirtualBox, VMWare, Derby, Apache Web Server, Tomcat, GlassFish, Axis2, ANT, SVN, Jenkins, Bugzilla
  • Software Engineer

    2009 - 2012
    • Used World Wind to develop a geographical information system.
    • Generated reports with Jasper.
    • Used JUnit4 and Mockito for test driven design (TDD).
    • Developed plugins with the Java Plug-in Framework.
    • Handled front-end development using jQuery, AJAX, and web services.
    Technologies: World Wind, Jasper, JUnit4, Mockito, Java Plug-in Framework
  • Software Developer

    2008 - 2009
    • Created MVC-based RESTful web services using Ruby on Rails.
    • Used MySQL for data management.
    • Handled front-end development with Action Script and Adobe Flex.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Action Script, Adobe Flex
  • Software Developer, Analyst

    2007 - 2008
    The University of Melbourne
    • Created a messaging framework using Java DOM, XML, and XLST.
    • Developed a user interface with Swing GUI.
    • Implemented realtime video conferencing functionality with Java RTP.
    Technologies: Java DOM, XML, XLST, Swing GUI, Java RTP


  • Languages

    Java, SQL, ActionScript, JavaScript, C
  • Frameworks

    Spring MVC, Hadoop, Spring Security, JUnit, TestNG, Bootstrap, Hibernate, Android SDK, Mockito, OSGi
  • Tools

    Eclipse RCP, Eclipse IDE, Subversion (SVN), Maven, Birt Report, Git, Apache Tomcat, Apache, Apache Ant
  • Platforms

    Windows, Ubuntu, Android
  • Libraries/APIs

    JasperReports, jQuery, jQuery UI, SAX
  • Paradigms

    Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum
  • Storage

    MySQL, CouchDB
  • Other

    Domain-driven Design (DDD)


  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in Artificial Intelligence
    2005 - 2009
    The University of Melbourne - Melbourne
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Adaptive user interfaces)
    2003 - 2005
    Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    1996 - 2001
    Boğaziçi University - Istanbul, Turkey

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