Experience

GloBee.com (PHP / HTML / CSS / JS / XML / PHPUnit / Linux / Git / ​Various Cryptocurrencies)

As one of the first senior developers for this innovative startup, I had the opportunity to help design and develop product offering and mould the future of this company.

Appart from developing new software and integrating with existing systems, my duties also include interviewing potential future developers and support staff, assisting with support and maintaining the system code.

During my time at GloBee, I had the opportunity to interact with and learn a lot about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Letter of Recommendation
“​I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Gustav for two years as one of our senior developers. During this time, Gustav's contribution to the team has been integral as he continues to pursue excellence in his work each day, proving to be someone that can be relied on.

Gustav was one of our first hires at the company. The main contributing factor that guided my decision was his dedication to delivering his solution to our internal technical test way sooner than required. He asked clear questions to make sure he knew as much as possible about what was expected. Gustav impressed and stood out by completing more than was required before the due date.

As I've continued to work with Gustav, his dedication to delivering results in a timely manner has been one of his attributes I've come to rely on the most. When a deadline is critical, Gustav will do whatever is needed to deliver within the time frame. He does not allow scope creep or distractions to slow down progress and will preemptively communicate potential roadblocks with stake holders ahead of time.

As a manager, I appreciate his strong communication skills. Gustav takes pride in being able to explain every component of his code, helping all involved in a project to understand, at a development level, the factors contributing toward solid progress, potential risks to the project and improvement possibilities.

Gustav would thrive in a leadership Position, bringing with him a deep respect for those he works with, an unwavering compulsion to deliver quality solutions, and an impeccable work ethic. His dedication to meeting deadlines and business objectives would encourage and motivate his team to constantly strive to be better, and work together as a unit to react to business requirements and changes in an industry which moves and changes rapidly.

It is my pleasure to recommend Gustav Trenwith for any technical or leadership position in a company.​

Sincerely

Raymond Prince,
Business Development
GloBee International”


Swordfish.co.za (PHP / HTML / CSS / JS / XML / PHPUnit / Linux / Git)

At Swordfish Software I was part of a team that was responsible for maintaining the legacy system used by call centres around the world to manage debt collection. I was also responsible for reviewing team members work, and planning new enhancements to the system.

On a daily basis I wrote code (PHP, HTML, CSS & JS) to solve bugs and build enhancements for the system. One of my biggest responsibilities was to redevelop the campaign system. This system was used by our clients to manage the debt collection system and included performing tasks such as sending reminder SMS messages to debtors 3 days before a payment is due, making Automated Voice Message calls and performing other actions related to the debt collection process.

Letter of Recommendation
“​To whom it may concern,

It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Gustav Trenwith for the position at your company.

Gustav and I worked together at Swordfish Software Pty Ltd, where I was his Project Manager and direct supervisor from May 2016 – April 2017.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Gustav, and came to know him as a truly valuable asset to our team. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, he is an impressive problem solver who is always able to address complex issues with strategy and confidence.

His knowledge of PHP and expertise in SMS Campaign development was a huge advantage to our entire system. He put this skillset to work in order to increase campaign optimization by 40%.

Along with his undeniable talent, Gustav has always been an absolute joy to work with. He is a true team player, and always manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of other team members. Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Gustav to join your team at your company. As a dedicated and knowledgeable employee and an all-around great person, I know that he will be a beneficial addition to your organisation. He will be missed at Swordfish Software.

Best wishes,
Jessica-May Bergh
Project Manager
Swordfish Software​”


Cars.co.za (Laravel / Kohana / PHP / HTML / CSS / JS / XML / PHPUnit)

At Cars.co.za I was responsible for a couple of projects, as well as reviewing team members work.

On a daily basis I wrote code (PHP, HTML, CSS & JS) to solve problems or improve how our systems work. Amongst others I helped maintain the main website and mobile site and I was also responsible for the scripting system used by our clients to ‘feed’ thousands of vehicles to our database, in order to keep the stock on our system up to date, as well as perform internal tasks such as sending newsletter.

I also developed the new version of our API used by our Scripting System, Dealer Admin Panel and Mobile Apps to access the data needed by each system to perform its duties.

Statement of Ability
“​​Your new code has created an interesting opportunity for us.

It handles the Vehicle Alert Emails so fast, that we now have to figure out what time of day is the best time to email users about new vehicles that match their search specs.

Alastair MacMurray
Founder
Cars.co.za”


MiWay.co.za (Zend / PHP / HTML / CSS / JS / XML / PHPUnit)

At MiWay Insurance, I was part of the Client Services Development Team responsible for maintaining the existing Client Services System used by the call center when handling client queries. We also developed new features as needed.


UwinIwin.co.za (PHP / HTML / CSS / JS / XML / PHPUnit)

At Uwin Iwin I was responsible for developing and maintaining internal systems used by our sales personnel to manage incentive programs for our clients. These systems were built on a proprietary PHP framework.


Shaya Infosec​ (PHP / HTML / CSS / JS / XML, Web Services)

As part of my degree, I was required, to do 6 months industry based luring, where I would work for an IT company part time (24 hours a week) and write a research paper on an IT problem or challenge I identified while working at the company.

During my time at Shaya, our team had to build a software patch management system, as well as a web system to keep track of the updates on client machines. I was tasked with the development of the web system.


Computer Science Department, University of Pretoria (PHP / HTML / CSS / JS / XML)

During my studies I worked for the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria as a part time web developer for 24 hours per week.

My responsibilities included maintaining the Computer Science Website as well as other systems used by the students and lecturers.

I was also responsible for redesigning and maintaining the Computational Intelligence Research Group's website under Prof Andries Engelbrecht.


Education

Bachelors of Information Technology

Attended the University of Pretoria and completed a 4 year Bachelors of Information Technology, majoring in Computer Science and Multimedia. The degree included honours.

Description from University Info Page: “T​his exciting programme is the first of its kind in South Africa, and integrates, in a four-year programme, the different disciplines related to Information Technology.

Many people have a desire to be professionally prepared for a career in the IT-industry, more than becoming an expert in a particular discipline. The School therefore designed the programme with the explicit aim of ensuring that students have a grounding in all aspects deemed to be a necessary part of the background of the IT-professional. The fourth and final year thus includes a six months' learnership with participating organisations, where students will be employed as trainees.

Due to its nature, the curriculum is tightly prescribed, with relatively few options open to students. This ensures that the group of BIT students have a coherent team spirit, and a shared ideal and vision. The curriculum is also not for the faint hearted, and prerequisites are higher than for most of the other programmes in the School.”​


Matriculation

Attended Hans Moore High where I graduated matric at the top of my class with 5 distinctions in Natural Science, Computer Science, Technical Drawings, Technica Civil and English and an average of 85 % overall.