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Tony Seebregts

Tony Seebregts

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Member since January 27, 2014
Tony is an engineer who enjoys designing and developing systems from the ground up - preferably ones that are different, unusual or just haven't been done before. If it means learning a whole new technology, even better.
Tony is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • JSE, 13 years
  • C++, 10 years
  • C, 10 years
  • Concurrent Programming, 5 years
  • Android, 4 years
  • Real-time systems, 4 years
  • Amazon API, 3 years
  • Erlang, 1 year
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Eclipse, Vi, Emacs, Git, SVN
The most amazing...
...product I've shipped was 32K of hand-coded assembler with only one known (non-critical) bug that showed up after two years in production.
Employment
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2014 - PRESENT
    Britehouse (Pty), Ltd.
    • Contributed to the development of an Android banking app for Standard Bank as a senior software engineer.
    Technologies: Android
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2013 - 2014
    Retail Mobile Credit Specialists
    • Scoped and designed system architecture for the RMCS mobile phone retail credit system.
    • Began implementation of the RMCS mobile phone retail credit system, including the Android and iOS apps, cloud hosted Java OSGi gateway and Erlang back-end interface.
    Technologies: Android, iOS, Java/OSGi, Erlang
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2009 - 2013
    First National Bank
    • Developed the Android version of the FNB banking app.
    • Oversaw the first release of the Android version of the FNB tablet app.
    • Led the software development efforts for the Android version of the FNB VOIP and messaging app.
    • Developed a proof-of-concept mobile phone payment systems for low-end J2ME and Blackberry phones.
    • Developed a proof-of-concept 3G VOIP protocol gateway.
    Technologies: Android, J2ME, IAX2,SIP
  • Senior Development Engineer
    2007 - 2009
    iVeri Payment Technologies
    • Initiated, designed, and developed the iVeri IMPI mobile phone point-of-sale system for J2ME and BlackBerry phones.
    • Developed and maintained a scriptable telephony point-of-sale (POS) system based on Dialogic telephony hardware.
    • Designed, developed, and maintained the SASSI FISHMS information system for conservation of endangered fish species in South African waters.
    • Prototyped a point-of-sale (POS) system based on custom hardware.
    • Prototyped an SMS based system for banking customers in Ethiopia.
    Technologies: Java, J2ME, C/C++, Erlang
  • Senior Development Engineer
    1998 - 2006
    Blick plc
    • Designed, developed, and implemented a Java based gateway to acquire and collate the nation-wide time and attendance records in semi real-time for the SAP payroll systems for SA Breweries, Woolworths, and Amalgamated Beverage Industries.
    • Designed, developed, and implemented a custom query/scripting language for the Blick time and attendance system.
    • Designed, developed, and implemented a custom terminal interface to the Blick time and attendance system.
    Technologies: Java, C/C++
  • Senior Development Engineer
    1989 - 1997
    Spescom Electronics
    • Contributed to the system and protocol design for the real-time telecontrol system for the Eskom rural national electricity grid.
    • Designed and developed the on-pole embedded firmware for the telecontrol system for the Eskom rural national grid.
    • Designed and developed the embedded firmware for the first generation of Eskom electricity prepayment meters.
    • Developed production line testing and assembly tools for use in production of the CashPower 2000 prepayment electricity meter.
    Technologies: C/C++, Assembler, LabView
  • Software Engineer
    1984 - 1988
    Engineering Management Services
    • Developed and commissioned the real-time distributed control system for the CSIR Medium Speed Wind Tunnel.
    • Designed, developed, and commissioned the industrial control systems for the EMSA blast furnace electrode production facility.
    • Designed, developed, and commissioned the industrial control systems for sections of the UCOR uranium enrichment plant.
    Technologies: PLC's, FORTRAN
Experience
Skills
  • Languages
    Java, Erlang (OTP), Objective-C, Erlang, SQL, Go, C++, C
  • Platforms
    JSE, Android, Java ME
  • Frameworks
    OSGi
  • Libraries/APIs
    Amazon API
  • Paradigms
    Concurrent Programming, Distributed Programming, Real-time systems
Education
  • Master's degree in Engineering
    1985 - 1985
    University of the Witwatersrand - Johannesburg
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
    1977 - 1981
    University of the Witwatersrand - Johannesburg
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