Michael Mehmet

Michael Mehmet

Senior Developer


My greatest strength is in being able to analyse a situation and pull together creative solutions by understanding how a wide range of resources work. This means a deeper understanding of the advantages (or disadvantages) of one implementation over another and enough knowledge and experience to be able to roll up the sleeves and problem-solve when necessity dictates.

My preferred working environment is Ubuntu Linux (KDE). I can spin up a new server in my sleep. I can build (have built) my own PHP frameworks, but am just as comfortable using popular frameworks, or exploring new ones. In the front end, building Wordpress themes and plugins with tools such as PHP, jQuery and AJAX is second nature. I have a degree in Math and know my way around strong crypto and authenticated API calls, in the back end. I built what you're reading, right now.

I also have a strong interest in emerging technologies beyond the working environment and have explored cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and the underlying Blockchain technology as well as created Machine Learning algorithms, for fun.





2014Startup Leadership Program
2000Macarthur Business Enterprise Centre
Cert. IV - Business Management
1998University of New South Wales
MA - Cognitive Science
1996University of New South Wales
BSc - Science and Mathematics (CS major)

Skills Matrix

Highly Proficient
HTML, CSS, JSON, XML, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, git, bash, ssh, cron, AWS, Bootstrap
Laravel, Wordpress, JS, jQuery, REST, Swagger, SSO/oauth, Java, Objective C, RSA/x509, NginX, Photoshop/GIMP, cPanel, Atlassian suite
Have Used
Python, SOAP, Docker, Vagrant, Angular, Composer, YML, CORS, Gulp, NodeJS, Machine Learning


Loyalty Corp
Dec 2016 -
Senior PHP Developer, DevOps
Primarily using the Laravel framework, working on both the flagship eWallet product as a back-end developer, as well as heading and maintaining the Engagement platform, which is utilised by eWallet as well as directly by Loyalty Corp clients, as a full stack senior developer and operations manager. Both products involved managing AWS resources and assets as well as code reviews and deployments to testing, UAT, and Production resources. The latter also required building a front-end for management of the Gamification projects used by Engagement clients – allowing self-service solutions for building and maintaining Rules, Rewards, Tiers, etc – as well as a Single-Sign-On solution, a Wordpress plugin, and even an iFrame solution for delivering in-app content using JS and Amazon S3.
PHP, Laravel, MySQL, jQuery, Angular, CSS, Bootstrap, git, Bitbucket, Docker, Vagrant, ssh, Slack, Wordpress, NodeJS, Bower, Gulp, NginX, CORS, JIRA, AWS, REST, SOAP, Composer, oAuth, JWT
Zib Media / Zibit
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Senior Web & App Developer, IT Administrator
Full Stack Senior Developer, working across teams in both Melbourne and Adelaide. Directly liaised with stakeholders ranging from clients to external developers to service providers, ensuring smooth delivery which matches expectations as well as limitations of scope. Managed servers and databases and also the company's internal IT systems. Due to noteworthy eye for design and creative flair, consulted on projects in need of a new look or 'jazzing up' - occasionally, completely rebuilt website from the ground up. Managed and developed both web and native mobile applications, managed dev team and external developer assets, as well as private git repositories. Implemented REST API services, managed and deployed AWS assets, administered linux-based servers, including MySQL-based databases. Developed and implemented bank-level security practices for a FINTECH application with major Australian banking partner. Introduced new collaboration tools, such as Slack and Basecamp. Delivered VPN solution to allow secure access to sensitive data, outside of the office and trained staff how to set up and use it.
HTML5, CSS3, JSON, Java, Objective C, Javascript, jQuery, AWS, git, Wordpress, GIMP, MySQL, ssh/bash, oauth, Slack, Basecamp, Google Apps, PHPStorm, Composer, VPN
Mehmetech Pty Ltd
Jan 2013 - Nov 2014
Senior Developer, Webmaster, Systems Administrator, Database Manager, Lead Designer
Lead front and back end developer, working with front end design team on eLEDGER product. Managed both production and development servers, including database design, security and administration of internal/external access. Managed customer data, feature-rich billing and payments system, as well as cloud-based collaboration tools. Oversaw management of Sales and Support enquiries, including maintenance of customer self-help knowledgebase and associated tutorial system. Developed mobile app on both iOS and Android platforms to bring fully integrated products into both iTunes and Google Play app stores, complementing the existing mobile device integration of the web UI. Delivered oauth implementation of Google, Outlook, Exchange, and Yahoo APIs.
HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, JSON, Java, Javascript, LAMP stack, SSL, bash, ssh, cron, mailer daemon, PEAR/Imagemagick/fPDF, oauth, xCode, Android Studio, git, Wordpress, GIMP, Libre Office
Mic Mehmet Computer Services Pty Ltd
Feb 2009 - Jan 2014
PHP Developer, Systems Administrator, I.T. Consultant
Systems design and troubleshooting for SME customers, with particular emphasis on (front end) multi-platform compatibility and accessibility, as well as (back end) process work flow. Worked both as part of dev team and sometimes solo, including patching of legacy code.
HTML4, CSS3, AJAX, XML, SOAP, JSON, Javascript, LAMP stack, IIS, SSL, bash, ssh, Photoshop/GIMP, MS Office, Exchange, Zend, Codeigniter, git, cpanel
Staging Connections Pty Ltd
Aug 2004 - Nov 2008
Project Manager, Systems Administrator, Tech Support
Lead both dev and systems administration on cloud-based back end inventory management tool - introducing the technology into operations management. Trained staff and oversaw change management to the new system. (Note: this project was 2008 only)
HTML, AJAX, XML, Perl, Javascript, Linux server administration, Apache, some weird DOS based legacy database system
Feb 2000 - Aug 2004
Lead Developer, Web Developer, Web Designer, Developer
Completed various short and long term contracts for customers including the London Borough of Haringey, Medibank Private, and Showeb. Produced work ranging from front end design and implementation to back end database migration and even developed (bespoke) in-house solutions for back end systems integration.
HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, Javascript, Linux, Exchange, MySQL, MSSQL, Apache, cpanel, MS Office, Photoshop, OSX
Jan 1998 - Feb 2000
Software Engineer, Operator
Worked across Operations and Application Engineering (programming) on various projects for mostly large corporate clients like Pizza Hut, Avon, EDS and CBA. primarily worked with proprietary ERP technology for the IBM AS-400 mainframe platform but also other platforms like Windows NT and Solaris.
RPG, SQL, Java, AS-400, NT, Solaris
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