Gert Van Tonder


Senior PHP Developer

Ashfield, NSW, Australia

Web & applications developer with experience in software design, business intelligence and project management. Experienced in design and development of PHP (MVC: Yii2, Laravel, WordPress), Java, C# and C++ solutions in Linux/Windows, UML/SDLC and object-oriented design, design patterns, HTML & JavaScript/Jquery, Python. Strong knowledge of database design and large datasets (keen interest in data science). Agile-friendly, well versed in test driven development and continuous integration (GIT source control, Jenkins & Unit tests).

Strong team player, fast learner and excellent problem solver with strong communication skills and a keen focus on delivering high quality software applications.


Dec 2013 - present

Senior PHP Developer at Australasian Medical Publishing Company

Delivering IT solutions to key stakeholders including various technologies including (but not limited to) WordPress, Laravel, Yii2, jQuery, Javascript, GIT, Jenkins, Jira. Agile environment.

August 2013 - December 2013

Senior PHP Developer at Hicks Ads

Responsible for development of WordPress, Yii solutions for clients. Incorporating the latest Google search engine updates into the SEO strategy. Liaising with clients, gathering requirements and then implementing them to exact customer specifications.

September 2012 - July 2013

Senior PHP Developer at Swift Digital

– Liaising with internal and external clients for implementation of enhancements, bug resolutions and jobs (larger enhancements to the current suite application) using PHP, Javascript (& Jquery) and MySQL database design. WordPress themes and plugin development and social media API integrations.

– Design and implementation of bespoke ticket management system for QBE insurance. This was a large project utilizing the Yii framework with a focus on efficient database design and UI/UX using JQuery.

– Design and implementation of advanced asynchronized systems for mass-processing email marketing campaigns.

August 2009 - August 2012

Software & Web Developer at Amadeus IT Group

Large-scale multi-threaded systems developer in Java and the EDIFACT message protocol.

Use of Java EE (JBoss AS) to route messages to various different systems. Maven build & svn source control.

Was also involved in re-building the public facing website using WordPress.

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