Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

  • Nationality: South African (RSA Citizen)
  • Age: 50
  • Gender: Male
  • Dependants: 4
  • Drivers License: Light Motor Vehicle (Code 08)
  • Criminal Offences: None
  • Notice Period: 30 Days
  • Blog & Portfolio: https://chriskotze.wordpress.com/

Summary of experience

[  August 2013 to current  ]eNCA Online (Permanent Position)Senior Frontend Developer

  • Senior Frontend Developer building and maintaining the eNCA websites, using PHP Laravel 4 and SASS. (technology: PHP, Laravel 4, SASS, HTML, Javacript, JQuery, Media Queries)
[  June 2012 to August 2013]FNB Online (Contract Position)Web Developer (front end)

  • Building a revolutionary responsive online banking website that will work on all browsers, tablets and mobile interfaces. (technology: HTML, Javacript, JQuery, Media Queries, JSP, JSTL
[  April 2011 to May 2012  ]Small Business Website Development / Consultant (Website development)

  • Developing, consulting and assisting various small companies with websites and internet solutions. (Html, Javascript, JQuery, ASP, ASP.net, C#)
[  October 2007 to March 2011  ]MV Communications (Zorgvliet Group) (Contract/Permanent)Development Manager / Senior Developer (front end/backend)

  • Managing a team of four developers and one IT specialist in the web design and development division of MV Communications, a marketing and communications company. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
[  October 2006 to September 2007  ]VaalUniversity of Technology/ Flavious Mareka Collage (Consulting/Contracting)Web Developer (front end/backend, design & illustration)

  • Designed and developed websites for numerous clients. Contract work for the Vaal University of Technology and Flavious Mareka Collage. Layouts, web designs, marketing material and illustrations. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
[  November 2005 to September 2006  ]CVShelf (BDTC recruitment) (Technical Director)Development, Planning and Business strategy

  • Start-up recruitment-hub company, doing the planning, financial forecasts, business plans and development planning and strategy. Including business and technical design and project planning/management. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
[  November 2004 to October 2005  ]Small Business Corporation, GEP (Consultant/Website development)Web Developer / Consultant (front end/backend)

  • Consulting/contracting work in the e-commerce and internet area.  Website design and development of numerous start off companies/clients (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
[  October 2004 to November 2004  ]Small Business Website Development / Consultant (Website development)

  • Consulting/contracting work in the e-commerce and internet area.  Mainly in project management (Steel industry, Retail, Mining & Music industry) and some freelance illustrations. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
[  April 2003 to September 2004 ]The De Beers Group head office (Consultant)Web Developer / Consultant / Management Trainer

  • I was fulfilling the position as Development Manager while training one of the team members into the Development Manager position. I had to design a development process/life-cycle that would ensure rapid and accurate development by the team (this was adopted and customized across all the IT departments at De Beers).  (HTML, Javascript, ASP)
[  June 2001 to December 2002  ]AST Vaal Triangle – Iscor/Mittal (Contract/ Website development)Web Developer / Consultant (front end/backend)

  • E-Business environment for IFSP (Iscor Flat Steel Products) to improve the IFSP e-procurement solution. This included the hardware, software and the migration of all to the existing Internet, Intranet and E-Business applications. I was responsible for the specifications, quotes, planning and design of the project. (HTML, Javascript, ASP)
[  November 1999 to April 2001 ]eCompany Interactive Solutions\Mondo Interactive (Permanent Employment)Development / Production Manager

Responsible for all technical aspects of e-commerce development projects. Define customer solutions in terms of the tiers and components of an e-commerce topology. Key client issues, identify and implement solutions. Defining infrastructure, design and implementation in a true web-based, business-to-business and business-to-consumer environment. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, VB, C++)

[  September 1996 – October 1999 ]SAP Southern Africa/SAP Africa (Permanent Employment)Webmaster / Web developer / Internet Consultant

  • Responsible for the complete design and maintenance of the official SAP Southern Africa and Africa web sites, this includes the planning of content and design of new product areas on this site. (HTML, Javascript, SAP Bapi / Basis)
[  October 1992 to August 1996 ]Olivetti – Software Projects Division (Permanent Employment)Systems / Software Engineer

  • Multimedia software design and development, Software design/development project, a multimedia kiosk/ATM system for financial institutions (Standard Bank, Nedcor). (VB, C++)
[  July 1992 to September 1992 ]A.E.C.I London (agricultural chemicals) (Freelance)Systems / Software Engineer

  • Freelance design and illustration for various companies including a billboard for A.E.C.I London (agricultural chemicals), this was a temporary arrangement while being unemployed due to retrenchment.
[  February 1989 to June 1992 ]Direct Marketing Concepts (Permanent Employment)Senior Designer and Artist (DTP)

  • Design of all direct mail campaigns, packages, newsletters, brochures, letterheads, presentations and design and typesetting for most of these projects.
[  February 1988 to January 1989 ]AA Life Assurance Association (Permanent Employment)Project Control/Management

  • Direct Mail Campaigns, planning of the projects, to typesetting and proofing, printing through to final package and mailroom.

Education

[  2000 ]                        JHA – Jacques Hugo AssociatesHuman Computer Interface Design

  • (Software Ergonomics, usability research, theories and methodologies and user-centered design processes)
[  1997 ]                        SAP AG, Waldorf, GermanySAPNet, CIP/InfoDB Course

  • (SAP R/3 Intranet/Extranet Solution)
[  1997 ]                        SAP Southern AfricaSAP90 – ITS Course

  • (SAP R/3 Internet Transaction Server)
[  1992 to 1993 ]            Olivetti AfricaC++ and Software Design

  • C++ Development Course, Software Design Methodology Course
[  1985 -1987 ]               Vaal Triangle TechniconNational Diploma Graphic Design

  • Object Drawing, Life Drawing, Form and Colour Study, Graphic Interpretation, History of Art, Lettering, Perceptual Study, Space and Volume Study, Theory of Reproduction Processes, Techniques (Graphic Art), Graphic Design (Major), History of Graphic Design.
[  1983 to 1984 ]            Military Service
[  November 1982 ]        AfrikaansHigh School SasolburgMatric (Standard 10)

  • English, Afrikaans, Physical Science, Biology, Art, Accountancy
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