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Date Added: 1st January 1970


Gert Van Tonder

Maroubra, New South Wales 2035 Australia
Mobile number: 145597

Overview

Software/quantitative engineer with a strong interest and experience in business implementations and software design, quantitative financial research, real-time trading systems and infrastructure design and business requirements implementation. Experienced in designing and developing Java, C# and C++ solutions in Linux/Windows, UML/SDLC and object-oriented design, design patterns, Visual Basic, VB.NET, Python, COM, HTML & JavaScript, PHP, MySQL and PostgreSQL. Experienced in quantitative modelling of equities and futures algorithmic trading systems in Matlab, R, Excel (VBA) and C++, Java & MySQL.,
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Strong team player, fast learner and excellent problem solver with strong communication skills and a keen focus on delivering high-quality business solutions and software systems.

Achievements

1st Class Masters in Electronic Engineering:,
Institute of Engineering & Technology prize for best student in Class.

Career History

Aug 2010 - Aug 2010

  • Company name:Amadeus Pacific Pty Ltd
  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Industry:Information Technology
  • Company size:1001-5000
  • Job Title:Systems Developer
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Position Department:Engineering
  • Closest Job Role:Systems Engineer
  • Detailed Description:Large-scale multi-threaded systems developer in C++, Java and Edifact message protocol.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

  • Company name:Larger Systems Pty Ltd
  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Industry:Information Technology
  • Company size:1-10
  • Job Title:Developer & Systems Administrator
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
  • Closest Job Role:Software Architect
  • Detailed Description:Duties include software development, project management and system administration. Development of Java, C# and C++, PHP, MS SQL Server and MySQL solutions for various clients including: Pac-Invest (Various Java & C# projects) , BTIG Brokerage Services (IRESS automation project in .Net), Susquehanna International Group (SIG), GHD Engineering Consulting (RevIt automation in .Net). Client specification-requirements, full SDLC,project management including task - and source-code management (SVN).,
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    Contract project at Susquehanna International Group (SIG) from Jan '10 to March '10: Duties included front-office applications development in C#, VBA, C++, FIX, order-monitoring and trading system development and support services.

Feb 2009 - May 2009

  • Company name:ANZ Banking Group
  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Industry:Banking & Financial Services
  • Company size:More than 10000
  • Job Title:Financial Software Engineer
  • Job Type:Casual/Temporary
  • Position Department:Banking & Financial Services
  • Closest Job Role:Investment Banking
  • Detailed Description:Primarily C# .Net design of front – and backend systems. Database integration for management of Credit Default instruments (CDOs, CDS's). Extensive use of VisualStudio and Visual SourceSafe source & version control. Used design patterns to implement functionality of managing CDO and CDS index objects.

Nov 2007 - Feb 2009

  • Company name:LTS Market Making
  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Industry:Banking & Financial Services
  • Company size:1-10
  • Job Title:Financial Software Engineer & Quantitative Researcher
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
  • Closest Job Role:Analyst / Programmer
  • Detailed Description:Duties included: quantitative trading strategy back-testing using various technologies such as Java, Excel (& VBA), R, Python and MySQL. In addition, I have done statistical significance testing and risk modelling of various trading strategies involving the opening auction (match) period. Operated in a Linux environment. Some experience in IRESS and ORC Trader, TT Trader.,
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    Building of trading systems infrastructure in C++, Java and MySQL. GUI design in Java and C#, QT design in C++ and Python. Projects I've been involved in includes the tagging of trades and orders for participant recognition, the build of a ladder-trader type trading application featuring market order - and open position monitoring and some basic built-in market-maker quoting algorithms.

Feb 2007 - Nov 2007

  • Company name:Strategic Risk International
  • Location:Chatswood, Australia
  • Industry:Banking & Financial Services
  • Company size:11-50
  • Job Title:Financial Software Developer
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
  • Closest Job Role:Analyst / Programmer
  • Detailed Description:Duties included: Programming VB and quantitative C++ solutions using Visual Studio & other platforms. Completed a brief course in stochastic modelling and applied financial maths.
    Mathematical modelling of interest-rate risks and the use of derivatives (swaps and options) to perform hedging of underlying assets/liabilities.

Jul 2005 - Dec 2006

  • Company name:Renishaw PLC
  • Location:Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
  • Industry:Engineering
  • Company size:1001-5000
  • Job Title:Software & Control Systems Engineer
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Position Department:IT & Telecommunications
  • Closest Job Role:Software Development & Engineering
  • Detailed Description:Specialised in developing Windows applications in C# and the .NET platform using Visual Studio 2005 and .NET framework 2.0. Matlab (and Simulink) GUI design and numerical analysis using M-scripting.,
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    Received training in multithreaded application development, UML, object-oriented design in C++, Java and C#, databases (Access, SQL) and various AutoCAD packages (CR5000, MicroCAP).,
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    Gained good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills whilst communicating with customers regarding requirements for software projects.,
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    Electronic hardware systems design including microprocessor embedded systems programming in C and adaptive signal processing for noise-cancellation applications.

Education & Training

Oct 2001 - May 2005

  • Institution:University of Exeter
  • Institution Type:University
  • Location:Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Course Name:Masters Degree of Electronic Engineering (MEng EL)
  • Grade:First Class Honours
  • Study Units/Modules:

Aug 1998 - Jun 2000

  • Institution:Frankfurt International School
  • Institution Type:High School
  • Location:Frankfurt, Germany
  • Course Name:International Baccalaureate
  • Grade:32
  • Study Units/Modules:

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