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Riaan van der Linde

Riaan van der Linde

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Member since May 16, 2016
Riaan is a skilled developer that takes pride in his work. With over 10 years of development experience over a wide range of languages, he has worked on multiple successful projects globally. He takes ownership of his projects and makes sure that everything is done to the best standard before handing it over to clients. He is also very transparent when it comes to communication with the client and makes sure everyone is up to date.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • C#, 6 years
  • ASP.NET, 5 years
  • Windows Communication Framework (WCF), 4 years
  • Model View Controller (MVC), 4 years
  • ASP.NET Web API, 3 years
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Windows Server, MySQL, Visual Studio, BitBucket
The most amazing...
...piece of software I've ever built is a CMS I use personally to reduce project time and code duplication.
Employment
  • Senior Software Engineer
    Teletrac Navman
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Took the reins as main developer on a multinational client's most important customer-facing feature, which meant bugs were absolutely not accepted.
    • Improved throughput of our outgoing message processor by almost 25% by re-evaluating the way we used sync locks.
    • Contributed to the team that is rewriting our main vehicle tracking (win forms) application to an HTML 5 web application.
    Technologies: C#, MVC, HTML5, SQL Server, SSRS, jQuery, AngularJS, KendoUI, Redis, SignalR, Xamarin
  • Senior Microsoft Consultant
    Asparona
    2011 - 2012
    • Maintained and supported a New Zealand payment gateway that was built using the Microsoft stack.
    • Ensured that the payment gateway complied with all encryption requirements.
    • Dedicated database administrator for more than 45 SQL Servers for one of our clients.
    • Integrated one of our major clients' internal systems to interface with SAP using encrypted web services.
    Technologies: C#, VB.Net, Web Services, VBA, SQL Server, NUnit, PHP, jQuery
  • Senior .NET Developer
    Newsclip Media Monitoring (Pty), Ltd.
    2010 - 2011
    • Implemented a multi-threaded Windows Forms application that was used to scan and segment between 10,000 and 15,000 (printed media) clips per day.
    • Improved the OCR module to run 100% faster by changing the matching algorithms while maintaining accuracy.
    • Created an algorithm that automatically recognized newspaper and magazine articles and could extract the text for each article using OCR technologies.
    Technologies: C#, VB.Net, SQL Server, iTextSharp, Citrix
  • Senior Developer
    Cellfind (Pty), Ltd.
    2007 - 2010
    • Developed and integrated multimedia messaging service (MMS) functionality into our bulk text messaging portal using ASP.NET.
    • Led the development of the first traffic notification service in Africa where subscribers received MMS messages with a traffic heat map for their area (which was calculated using cell identification). This role also required liaising with various 3rd-party vendors.
    • Led the development of a new subscription-based service that was used to push content to subscribers using our existing bulk text messaging portal. Work included admin portal for content generation, short code, and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) registration.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, MySQL, PHP, Web Services, MONO
  • Software Developer
    Solutions Now
    2006 - 2007
    • Developed auditing software that ran on WinCE and was used to audit food manufacturing companies.
    • Implemented SQL mobile replication over GPRS.
    Technologies: VB.NET, VB6, SQL Server
  • Software Developer
    Grafx Design & Software
    2004 - 2006
    • Developed an email notification service for the National Treasury of South Africa.
    • Rewrote a payroll application from COBOL to VB 6.
    Technologies: VB6, SQL 2000
Experience
  • Sell Us Your Currency (Development)
    https://www.sellusyourcurrency.co.uk

    Sell Us Your Currency was the first company in the UK that allowed you to sell back your unwanted currency for British pounds online.

    Sell Us Your Currency has a 97% customer rating from 275 ratings, most of which talk about how good and easy the system design is.

  • Exchange Bureau (Development)
    https://www.exchange-bureau.co.uk/

    Exchange Bureau allows businesses expand their existing business by providing a "bureau de change" service, allowing them to exchange foreign currency into British pounds and vice versa.

  • Pay with Currency (Development)
    https://paywithcurrency.exchange-bureau.co.uk/

    Pay with Currency is an extension of the Exchange Bureau that allows business owners to accept foreign currency for goods and services instead of turning them away.

Skills
  • Languages
    C#, JavaScript, XML, HTML5, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), VB.NET, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), PHP
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), ASP.NET Web API, Kendo UI, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    WinForms, jQuery, jQuery UI, SignalR, iTextSharp
  • Platforms
    Windows, WordPress
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Databases, Redis
  • Other
    Time Management, Debugging, SaaS, IIS, SSL certificates, Web Services, GPS technology, OCR, Apps
  • Tools
    WiX, SSRS, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Model View Controller (MVC), Agile Software Development, Unit Testing
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