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Hi, I'm Marko

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Hello, I'm Marko

My story starts in Nelspruit, South Africa where I was born. We moved around a lot as a family and after living in Dar Es Salaam(Tanzania), Maputo(Mozambique) and Nelspruit again, we moved to Zimbabwe where I finished my Cambridge 'O'-levels and 'A'-levels. It was during this time that my passion for tech was sparked.

I studied Bsc. Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University majoring in Computer Science. I walked into first year without ever programming in my life and it was a crazy battle to catch up and get on track. I really started enjoying what I was doing in third year and decided to set up my CV on the Web. This is the result.

My first job was at Estuary Solutions in Stellenbosch in a Software Developer position from January 2017 until July 2020. During my time at Estuary Solutions I worked on various projects but the main focus was changing the Swordfish Online Trading system to incorporate the JSE's ITaC project into our system. That project went live in April 2020.

In July 2020 I moved to Quench Delivery Group in a Senior Software Engineer role. This was a big shift from a Windows C#, .Net background to fullstack web. I'm involved in the full development cycle for multiple websites, front and backend.

I believe my work ethic, the belief that I can do anything and my passion to carry the vision of a company forward is what sets me apart from others with similar technical skills.

My Skills


Full-Stack Web
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Ruby on Rails, HTML5, SCSS, Slim Lang, little bit of Go Lang and Flutter. Other technologies I work with also include Heroku hosting + Postgres, Digital Ocean with droplets + Load Balancers, Mongo DB, etc.

Have also done a few hobby websites plus hosting management for clients. HTML5, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Bootstrap. See links under Experience Column.

C#, .Net Framework
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Proficient in C#, Front-End and Back-End, with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server source code management.

SQL
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SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Scripts, Designing and coding database tables to store application data, optimizing queries, creating table indexes to improve database performance, stored procedures, functions.

Java
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Most used language whilst studying. Projects include: Chat applications, NAT box, File Transfer, Cats vs. Robots game.

Education


BSc Mathematical Science, Computer Science major

Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2014-2016)

Modules and Courses of relevance include: Java Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Concurrency, Web Development and Databases, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Vision

Languages learnt whilst studying include: Java, C, Python, Assembly, PHP, HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript.

IGCSE Cambridge 'O' and 'A'-levels

Petra High School, Zimbabwe (2010-2013)

CFCI Bible College

1st Year certificate + 2nd Year Diploma
The Bay Christian Family Church (2017-2018)

Experience


Senior Software Engineer @ Quench Delivery Group

Web Developer, July 2020 - present

Quench Websites, front and backend.
Websites for Large third-party clients.

C#, .Net Framework, SQL Software Developer

Estuary Solutions
(Permanent Jan2017 - Dec18)
(Consulting Jan2019 - Apr2019)
(Permanent Jul2019 - Jul2020)

Implementing changes to the Swordfish Online Trading System to incorporate the JSE's ITAC project.
Maintenance of the Swordfish Product.
Managing Releases
Hardware maintenance.
Live Operations Support.

Software Tester in Quality Assurance

Matogen Corporate Web Development
Holiday Work

Websites plus hosting management for clients

Community and Hobbies


Church Leadership The Bay CFC

Team Leader: Feb 2018 - Jan 2020
Home Cell Leader: May 2017 - Feb 2018

Part of Leadership Team at Children's Camps

Aslan Camp (2011-2013)

Part of Leadership Team and MC at Youth Camps

Edge Camp (2014-2015)

Hobbies

Bikes, Running/Gym(keeping fit), Guitar

Contact Me
I'm always keen to connect!