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Robin Ronne

Robin Ronne

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Member since February 24, 2015
Rob is a dedicated problem solver who has been developing financial systems on the .NET platform since 2006. Optimizing relational database queries comes naturally to him. He is a very pragmatic programmer who prefers function over fads in software tool choices and a good communicator who prides himself on his ability to positively affect morale.
Robin is now available for hire
  • Statpro
    C#, .NET, SQL 2008, R2, Oracle 11g, ASP.NET
  • Statpro
    C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, DevXpress, SQL 2008, Ruby, AngularJS, Highstock
  • Statpro/JSE Limited
    C#, VB.NET, C++, MFC, COM+, SQL 2005, MSMQ, ComponentOne
  • Data Structures, 13 years
  • Algorithms, 13 years
  • SQL, 9 years
  • .NET, 9 years
  • C#, 9 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Ruby, 8 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Preferred Environment
Linux, Emacs, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've achieved was bringing an inefficient SQL corporate action/dissemination/data import process time from 40 hours down to 8 by careful query analysis.
  • Technical Application Specialist Consultant (Independent)
    2014 - 2015
    • Delivered a massive cost savings in the space of 8 months for a large client, working with a small team. The client was able to save hundreds of thousands of Euro in annual licensing fees after we wrote the replacement system.
    • Collaborated with teammates spread between Frankfurt, Cape Town, Stockholm, London, and Bordeux through constant communication, weekly Google Hangout status meetings, and collaboration via Github and JIRA.
    • Improved processing time from 36 hours to 14 hours.
    • Surprised the client with swift development turnaround time even during high-pressure portions of project development.
    • Conducted extensive query analysis, both T-SQL and PL/SQL.
    Technologies: C#, .NET, SQL 2008, R2, Oracle 11g, ASP.NET
  • Senior Developer (Composites Product)
    2012 - 2014
    • Maintained a commercially successful product used by over 120 asset managers globally.
    • Investigated new opportunities in moving the composites product to the cloud, utilizing dynamic web frameworks like Rails and AngularJS for a slick front-end experience.
    • Worked remotely, reporting to the Frankfurt office from Cape Town, using JIRA and Lync to coordinate and SVN to collaborate.
    • Worked with the R+ team at Statpro, using Ruby on Rails to create a modern portfolio management solution using Highstock charting.
    • Provided second line development support to large bank clients remotely via WebEx.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, DevXpress, SQL 2008, Ruby, AngularJS, Highstock
  • Senior Systems Developer
    2008 - 2011
    Statpro/JSE Limited
    • Configured a server to rein in a sprawling legacy project with over 100 disparate component modules in C#, VB.NET, and C++/MFC.
    • Set up an OpenGrok source code search server to assist the team in searching a constantly updated index including the version control history of a ~3.5m line project.
    • Migrated source control to SVN from Visual Source Safe 2005, retaining all history.
    • Mentored developers.
    • Optimized queries for a large and inefficient SQL batch process, reducing run time by around 80%.
    Technologies: C#, VB.NET, C++, MFC, COM+, SQL 2005, MSMQ, ComponentOne
  • Junior Developer
    2006 - 2007
    • Developed for a completely agile development shop, doing daily stand-ups, fortnightly sprints, internal customer, pair programming, and pool table.
    • Conducted full end-to-end testing, TDD, front-end testing, unit tests, FxCop, Smoke tests, and MSI installation/upgrade tests on VM infrastructure.
    • Created an internal time tracking/client reporting/invoicing app with another junior developer.
    • Learned all about SQL injection and various security concerns.
    • Read The Pragmatic Programmer.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, JanusControls, SQL 2005, Nant, Nunit
  • Statpro Composites (Development)

    Composites is an accounting and reporting solution for maintaining Global Investment Performance Standards(GIPS) compliance at financial services companies.

  • Languages
    C#, SQL, Ruby, JavaScript, Common Lisp (CL), C++, Java, Python
  • Frameworks
    .NET, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Sinatra, Bootstrap 3, AngularJS, Django
  • Libraries/APIs
    WinForms, jQuery, Reactive Extensions, Node.js, Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC), Twitter API
  • Tools
    Emacs, Visual Studio
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Design Patterns
  • Platforms
    Linux, Android
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Other
    Data Structures, Algorithms, COM, IoC
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (Computer Engineering)
    2002 - 2004
    University of Cape Town - Cape Town, South Africa
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