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Professional Experience


Tantalus North,  Brisbane
Technical Lead , July 2022 – Present

University of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
PhD Student, February 2020 – present
Teaching Fellow , July 2021 – July 2022
Sessional Tutor and Lecturer, August 2019 – July 2021


Freelancer, Australian Capital Territory
August 2019- July 2022
Projects & Companies:

  • Enduring Solutions, Australian Capital Territory
    Research Associate,  Contract , November 2019 – June 2020
    • Project background and context research
    • Qualitative interview analysis
    • Report and recommendation writing
  • Chaos Theory Games, Australian Capital Territory
    Senior Unity Engineer,  Contract , August 2019- November 2019
    • Project Lead Engineer
    • Project pitch review, technical
    • Project review for metrics improvement, technical and design

Health Care Consumers Association, Australian Capital Territory
Research and Policy Officer, July 2020 – July 2021

  • Respond to government policy proposals, consumer communications and infrastructure proposals.
  • Advocate for the consumer in workshops and working groups.
  • Research and write submissions to the ACT Government.
  • Respond to consumer queries around health system related concerns.
  • Provide feedback to the Government and key stakeholders.

Hipster Whale, Melbourne & Australian Capital Territory
Technical Project Lead, October 2017 – June 2019

  • Project and Technical Lead 
  • Project Lead Engineer 
  • Management, support and development of core cross project technologies (Jenkins Build Pipelines, Shared libraries and plugins, Tableau Server & Analytics Infrastructure)
  • Management, support and development of cross project live service technical infrastructure (AWS)
  • Other cross project engineering support as required

RMIT University, Melbourne
Game Design Industry Mentor; Semester 2, 2018

  • Mentor final year students in the development and production of their final portfolio project
  • Coding mentor for more advanced programming teams
  • Assignment marking
  • Technology support for teams struggling with the coding component of the project
  • Guest lecturing

Electronic Arts, Austin, USA
Software Engineer (SEII & SEIII), April 2015 – July 2017

  • Development of game play features on the client
  • Server feature development and refactoring (including unit and integration testing)
  • Live service monitoring and maintenance
  • Cross location engineering pod Lead (while Lead was on Sabatical)
  • Area ownership: Tools and Telemetry
  • Legacy code optimisation
  • Managing and developing cross location relationships and communication pathways
  • Scrum Participation
  • Bug Fixing and QA liaison

Gameloft, New Orleans, USA
Gameplay Engineer, August 2014 – April 2015

  • Legacy application hardware compatibility
  • Legacy application profiling and optimization
  • Responsibility for the technical development of game play features
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Tools development 

KIXEYE, Brisbane
Gameplay Engineer, October 2012- July 2014
(Associate Gameplay Engineer, October 2012 – July 2013)

  • UI Programming
  • Spearheaded the development of a dynamic, cross-platform, data driven UI framework
  • Management of game features across disciplines
  • Responsibility for the technical development of game play features
  • Client Porting
  • Scrum Participation
  • Bug Fixing and QA liaison
  • Audio programing
  • Voice Acting

TSWG Financial Services ICT, Brisbane
.Net Developer; February, 2012 – October 2012

Development and release of high, to medium, profile client facing online and mobile banking solutions.

  • Software development (C# .Net, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS)
  • Tool development (C#, Batch)
  • Bug fixing
  • Deployments
  • Scrum Participation
  • Documentation

RMIT University, Melbourne
Computer Science Tutor; Semester 1 and 2, 2011
2011 Semester 2 – Tutor, Lab Assistant; Programming 2 (Java)
2011 Semester 1 – Tutor, Lab Assistant; Programming 2 (Java) and 
Lab Assistant, Mobile Application Development (J2ME).

  • Delivery of tutorials and/or lab sessions.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • Respond to, and assist with, student enquiries.

Game Studio Tutor; Semester 1, 2009 – Semester 1, 2011
2011 Semester 1 – Design and Art Tutor, Lab Assistant; Games Studio 1
2010 Semester 1 – Design and Art Tutor, Lab Assistant, Relief Programming Tutor; Games Studio 1
2009 Semester 2 – Head Tutor and Guest Lecturer; Games Studio 2 
2009 Semester 1 – Design and Art Lab assistant; Games Studio 1

  • Development of tutorial content and notes based on a list of defined learning outcomes.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • Maintenance of course records.
  • Delivery of tutorials and lab sessions.
  • Respond to, and assist with, student enquiries.

MyMac, Northland, Melbourne
Retail Sales (Christmas Casual); November, 2011 – February, 2012

  • Sales Processing, including cash handling, eftpos and credit card transactions.
  • On the spot technical support.
  • Product advice and information.
  • Service requests and returns processing.
  • Other duties as required.

Victorian Council of Social Service, Melbourne
Publications and Web Officer; 2008 – 2009
VCOSS website development and maintenance.

  • Development of new websites for project contracts.
  • Development of VCOSS e-resources.
  • The layout and graphic design for all external and many internal publications, including: reports, books, flyers, postcards, tablecloths, brochures, banners etc.
  • Graphic design and layout for the academic journal “Just Policy”.
  • Management of the VCOSS Newsletter, “Noticeboard,” including article sourcing, timeline management etc.
  • Migration of Noticeboard to an e-bulletin.
  • Establishment of an organisational style guide.
  • Front line IT support and basic system and infrastructure maintenance.
  • IT contractor liaison.

ACT Council of Social Service, Australian Capital Territory
Varied Roles: Publications and Membership Officer, Resource Officer, ACTCOSS Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, Communications Assistant (Website); 2004 – 2008