Kai Gorman, Software Developer in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Kai Gorman

Software Developer in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Member since November 7, 2016
Kai is a senior full-stack developer and technical lead with over 14 years of experience. He has previously worked at Amazon Web Services where he designed and launched the continuous deployment service AWS CodePipeline. He specializes in back-end development using .NET and Java, and front-end development using a variety of modern web frameworks including Angular 2 and React.
Kai is now available for hire


  • Zipline.io
    .NET Core, Angular, Azure
  • Gruntify
    Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Azure Blob Storage API, Azure Service Bus...
  • WorkPac Digital
    Node.js, Angular, .NET Core, C#, Azure Cosmos DB



Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



Preferred Environment

Git, WebStorm, Visual Studio, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is the AWS service CodePipeline.


  • Principal Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    • Made significant stability improvements and eliminated the defect backlog.
    • Made improvements to the release process to allow a faster and safer release.
    • Built major features that led to new customer acquisition.
    • Created automated test coverage across the existing application.
    Technologies: .NET Core, Angular, Azure
  • Technical Lead

    2018 - 2021
    • Redesigned and rebuilt a REST API supporting a mobile app.
    • Converted the API into a multi-tenant SaaS offering.
    • Developed a new Angular application to interact with the API.
    • Led the transition to the new API for existing apps.
    Technologies: Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Azure Blob Storage API, Azure Service Bus, Azure Functions, Azure Cosmos DB, Angular, .NET Core
  • Technical Lead

    2017 - 2018
    WorkPac Digital
    • Delivered a new candidate registration website to replace two legacy sites and a manual paper registration process.
    • Mentored the team on modern development practices like continuous deployment and TDD.
    Technologies: Node.js, Angular, .NET Core, C#, Azure Cosmos DB
  • Senior Consultant

    2016 - 2017
    GIS People
    • Migrated a paper-based government process to an automated solution.
    Technologies: Azure, Entity Framework Core, .NET Core
  • Technical Lead

    2016 - 2016
    Dingu Blue
    • Developed a recruitment website.
    • Redesigned and migrated an existing solution to a new stack with an Angular 2 front-end and REST API.
    • Increased the adoption of automated testing among the team.
    • Moved the team towards continuous deployment.
    • Developed a Facebook bot prototype to perform job searches.
    Technologies: Azure, ASP.NET MVC, Angular, .NET
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2012 - 2015
    Amazon Web Services
    • Designed and launched the continuous deployment service CodePipeline.
    • Led a team of ten developers.
    • Performed cross-organizational design reviews.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Angular, Java
  • Technical Consultant

    2008 - 2012
    Technology One
    • Built a custom .NET application and did framework development.
    • Worked as the technical lead for a POS system modernizing project for a major Australian retail company.
    • Developed a legal aid management system used in several Australian states.
    Technologies: Windows Communication Framework (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET, C#
  • Software Engineer

    2006 - 2008
    • Provided L3 support of a digital certificate and key management application.
    • Redesigned and rewrote a key/certificate management component included in the IBM JDK.
    • Worked on a temporary international assignment that was supporting the development team with a new product launch.
    Technologies: C, Java


  • Zipline.io

    Visitor management software for the healthcare industry. I was the lead developer, working on the back-end and web components and liaising with the tablet app developers. I took over the existing application, made significant stability improvements, and built several new features leading to new customer acquisition. I created several integrations with third-party customer systems.

  • Gruntify

    A SaaS GIS application for data collection and job management.

  • myworkpac

    A candidate registration website for WorkPac's recruitment business.

  • AWS CodePipeline

    This is a continuous deployment service that I designed and developed while working at AWS.


  • Languages

    CSS, HTML, TypeScript, Java, C#, JavaScript, SQL, HTML5, C
  • Frameworks

    .NET, Angular, .NET Core, ASP.NET Web API, NUnit, SpecFlow, Spring, ASP.NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Framework (WCF), ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework Core
  • Tools

    Azure DevOps Services, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), AWS IAM, AWS CloudFormation, Cucumber, AWS SDK, Microsoft Visual Studio, TeamCity, Eclipse IDE, NPM, WebStorm, AWS CodeCommit, Autofac, Visual Studio, Git
  • Paradigms

    Automated Testing, Dependency Injection, Continuous Deployment, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Kanban, Concurrent Programming, Agile
  • Platforms

    Azure Functions, Windows, AWS Lambda, Azure, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Websites, AWS SWF, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), NoSQL, Cloud Firestore, Memcached
  • Other

    Full-stack, Cloud, Software Development, Azure Service Bus, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Google Material Design, Amazon API Gateway
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Azure Blob Storage API, Facebook API


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems Engineering
    2002 - 2005
    Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane, Australia


  • Microsoft Certified Professional
    APRIL 2012 - PRESENT

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