Loan Burger

  

Lead Developer, Blackhawk Tracking Systems

Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Auckland, New Zealand

Biography

Loan Burger, is a South African born web developer.  He holds a 3 year National Diploma in Information Technology, a Bachelors degree of Technology in Tourism Management and a 3 year National Diploma in Hospitality Management.
 

He started his Information Technology career in 2008 with a company called CO3 Technologies in East London, South Africa.  in October 2008 he relocated to New Zealand, and joined Vision Software in Tauranga as a Technical Analyst.  It is here where he was first introduced to SCRUM and was immediately hooked.

In 2010 he relocated to Auckland and Joined Geographic Business Solutions as a GIS Developer.  He continued to expand his SCRUM knowledge becoming a Certified SCRUM Master and working in a Agile SCRUM environment.

in 2013 Loan joined Blackhawk Tracking System as Lead Developer.  Once is his first tasks here was to introduce SCRUM to the company and build a process to develop good software using core SCRUM methodologies and rapid prototyping.

Work experience

Blackhawk Tracking Systems, Lead Developer
July 2013 - Present, Auckland, New Zealand

Development of Core APIs and Web Application to support the Vehicle industry from the Finance sector to the Insurance sector to Vehicle security through real time tracking.  Our Software fills a gap in the market where by we bring all these different part together under one solution.  As Lead developer, I not only develop solutions, but also manage the software development teams, function as SCRUM Master, and some project management.  I am closely involved with the full SDLC project and work very closely with our client to make sure they get the best possible solution to make their lives easier.  Development technologies: Razor, MVC, C#, T-SQL, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript. JQuery, Google Maps, GeoSmart API,  Web-services, WCF, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Services, SQL Server.

Geographic Business Solutions, GIS Developer
February 2010 - June 2013, Auckland, New Zealand

Development of geographic information systems (GIS) in an agile software development environment for businesses across a wide range of sectors including Local Government, Utilities, Forestry and more.  My role is primarily the development of ESRI ArcGIS system using technologies such as JavaScript, Silverlight, Flex, .Net, SQL Server, and more. I am closely involved with the full SDLC project planning, analysis, estimations, design and development, testing, technical documentation and support. Development technologies: Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET, Razor, MVC, Flash/Flex, C#, VB.NET, T-SQL, ActionScript, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript Web-services, SOAP, WCF, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Flash Builder 4, ArcGIS.

Reason for Leaving: Resigned to take up a role of Lead Developer with Blackhawk Tracking Systems.

Vision Software, Technical Analyst
November 2008 - November 2009, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Developed corporate property management software in an agile software development environment. Team members were rotated to different sprint teams to work on projects as required. I worked on two large projects, for the Crown Enterprise ONTRACK and Community Housing in Australia. The software is designed for organisations that either predominantly lease property, or have a mixture of owned and leased property. Application features include an accounting system (developed in house), property management modules, project management modules and a custom reporting tool. As part of the technical analyst role I spent 3 months with the customer support team providing technical analysis as required on support issues. The position also included working with the .Net team developing C# and SQL server reporting services.  Development technologies: Omnis 7, C#, VB.Net, T-SQL SQL Server, SQL Reporting Services.

Reason for Leaving: The position was made redundant.

CO3 Technologies, Analyst Developer
February 2008 - October 2008, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Developed software aimed at the service industry. I was primarily involved with two applications. The first being the MRS Machine Rental and Service system, designed to give users control over contracts, customer calls, spares and related transactions and information. The system provides integration into Pastel Accounting, allowing debtors, creditors and general ledger to be updated from MRS. Key features include capturing rental and service contracts, asset control, knowing whether machines are in the user's warehouse or on contract. The software was designed for multi company and multi user support. The second application, SyMat, is a very simple sales order processing system that manages all the MRS data thereby streamlining business processes and increasing efficiencies. The software presents the user with a simple ordering matrix and ensures that all customer and supplier order are processed accurately and easily into Pastel Accounting.  Development technologies: C#, VB.Net, VB6, SQL Server, Crystal Reporting, Pastel, Pervasive.

Reason for Leaving: Immigrated to New Zealand.