Kevin Shine is currently working for PruProtect a Division of Discovery Holding in South Africa. Currently employed as a development manager and a ... Read More
Development Manager / Scrum Master at PruProtect
My role is to keep the vision on track and is primarily a leadership role. I adopt and use the scrum framework to do this. I empower my team to make the right decisions and do the right work at the right time. I am responsible for ensuring that the team and business (or product owner) communicate clearly and follow the scrum framework. I am constantly evaluating ways to improve the skill sets and tools that the group uses. I have helped grow scrum in the business and it is now considered the tool of choice when doing projects. Waterfall is now considered as not suitable foe the work we do.
Systems Analyst/ Java Team Lead at PruProtect
January 2008-December 2009
My role was: *Assist the Architect in devising technical standards that complies with industry best practice *Responsible for quality assurance within the team *Conduct work sessions with the developers conveying the technical standards, best practises & techniques *Construct template solutions that can be customised by the developer as per the generic technical requirement *Document technical solutions *Responsible for conducting effective evaluations, technical feasibility studies and product application of systems within the organisation *Provide technical assistance to peers/subordinates as needed *Ensure accurate system code as per the technical design specification *Lead the team in product development *Ensure the team is delivering as expected. I used scrum to achieve most of the objectives above.
Senior Java Developer at Siemens Business Solutions
June 2005-May 2006
Senior Java Developer working for Siemens contracted to the DOL to assist internal developers on various projects as needed.
Java Developer at Osiris Trading
April 2002-September 2004
I was employed as a Senior VB developer and moved over to Java shortly after joining as the company as I took a strategic decision to change technologies as the company offered both VB and JAVA programming.
VB Developer at Datagate Software
May 1999-March 2002
VB Developer developing in house solutions for Datagate Software. Datagate provided mobile solutions to companies like Vodacom and MTN.
SQL Developer at Bytes Technology Group
May 1998-August 1998
Worked in the Business Objects Division of Bytes focusing on data-warehousing using BusinessObjects software suite and general SQL development.
I love anything to do with systems development and enjoy helping teams develop great software they can be proud of.
South Africa Johannesburg
I watched someone learning to drive K53 style today and I suddenly realized why we have so many accidents on our roads. - 1 day ago
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