Biography

My name is Daniel Pekevski and I am a software engineer originally from Canberra, I now live and code in Melbourne, Australia.

Experience

Fullstack Web and Mobile Software Engineer

International Business Machines (IBM) Interactive Experience (iX)

current

Full-stack web and mobile developer in IBM iX. Using current and emerging web and mobile technologies to digitise and scale business processes. Key responsibilities include:

  • Learning current and emerging front-end web and mobile technologies such as React, Angular and Nativescript.
  • Designing, implementing and securing RESTful APIs.
  • Designing and optimising backend services with technologies such as Java Spring.
  • Understanding and implementing micro-service architecture with cloud services such as AWS and IBM Bluemix.
  • Working and managing Agile projects using tooling such as JIRA and Slack.
  • Liasing with clients to achieve business outcomes.


IT Technical Graduate Consultant

International Business Machines (IBM)

01/07/2016 to 25/12/2017

Working with the Department of Defence in Systems and Application Sustainment and providing value through the ongoing support and maintenance of two major software systems used by the Department of Defence. Key responsibilities include:

  • Requirements Elicitation, organising and facilitating client requirement meetings and workshops for future software releases.
  • Business Analysis, preparing business and system requirement documentation and engaging with the client.
  • Software Design, designing technical system solutions based on requirements.
  • Software Development, developing solutions using JavaEE, SQL, Git using a test-driven development approach.
  • Test Planning, creating testcases for user acceptance test phases.


Cyber Security Engineer and Developer

Department of Defence

01/09/2015 to 01/06/2016

As an ICT Cadet for the Department of Defence, I worked as a member of a team developing software tools, techniques and procedures to detect and discover malware on the Department of Defence networks. My key experiences include:

  • Building and maintaining cyber security software systems within Defence
  • Developing an understanding of the cyber security landscape


IT Consultant Business Analyst

Department of Defence

01/01/2015 to 01/09/2016

As an ICT Cadet for the Department of Defence my work involved:

  • Liasing with Network Owners
  • Analysing Network Data
  • Supporting the preparation of business documentation
  • Updating the data management system to reflect business changes
  • Providing a status update system to meet team reporting requirements and improve documentation review efficiency
  • Identifying, reporting and escalating issues


Summer Research Scholarship Recipient at the Research School of Computer Science

Australian National University

01/11/2013 to 01/01/2014

As part of a team of three, we were responsible for creating, redesigning and updating Dr John Slaney's website Logic4fun which is used as a teaching platform for ANU students. The site is globally used and serves as an integral part of Dr Slaney’s course work on Logic. I was selected by Dr Slaney for this scholarship project based on my academic merit and continue to be responsible for the maintenance of the website. My key responsibilities included:

  • Liaising with Dr Slaney, my client, in respect of his vision and requirements for the website and analysing his user-needs in building the functional website.
  • Utilising my strong leadership and organisational skills to effectively communicate with my partners to delegate tasks, set timelines and manage the project.
  • Applying my technical skills by building the website through the use of Django, a python based web framework and utilising HTML, CSS, SQL and Javascript. This framework allowed me to make a functional website for educational purposes and allowed me to have control of the design, aesthetics and functionality of the website.

View the website: Logic For Fun

Achievements

Oxidate

01/01/2018

Oxidate Performance is a health and performance fitness company. Predominately specialising in football, they also offer other services for the casual gym-goer or individual who wants to become healthier.

I designed and created the businesses website using the Django web framework and serve it using AWS. I currently maintain and improve the website.

View the current website: Oxidate


Accolade

01/07/2016

Accolade is a digital badge platform that aims to recognise the skills of an individuial during their educational career and beyond. Accolade will ensure that the skills of an individual are both credible and transparent, enabling the individual to showcase a true and honest reflection of their skills for any purpose.

In a more broader sense, Accolade aims to solve the difficulties associated with the accurate employment of individuals. The platform will also help make clear to the user the skills they have earned, give them a clear direction for their career prospects and also give guidance for alternative learning pathways to achieve career goals.

View the current beta: Accolade V2.0


Football

current

I have played football (soccer) all my life. I have played at an elite level representing my state for outdoor football and futsal. Throughout my sporting career I have practiced key values such as:

  • leadership
  • teamwork
  • communication
  • commitment
  • friendship
  • fun

Education

Australian National University

01/01/2012 to 01/07/2016

Bachelor of Software Engineering, First Class Honours


ANU Summer Research Scholarship

01/01/2013 to 01/01/2014


Certificate I & II in Information Technology

01/01/2011 to 01/07/2011


Narrabundah College, Year 12 Certificate

01/01/2011 to 01/07/2009

Programming

HTML
100%

CSS
100%

Java
80%

Bash/Shell
80%

SQL
80%

Python
60%

JavaScript
60%

C
40%

Haskell
40%

Git/Subversion
100%

Project

Integrity
5/5

Communication
4/5

Teamwork
4/5

Time Management
4/5

Hobbies

Soccer


Socialising


Guitar


Music Production


DJing


Web Development


Graphic Design


Manga & Anime