Andrew Broekman

Andrew Broekman

Software Architect / Mathematician

A mathematician, statistician, philomath and computer geek located at the Souther tip of Africa. He has earned both a degree in Actuarial & Financial Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pretoria. (Tuks of Niks) Before starting at Allegiance Consulting, he and friend created SilicoWolf, working as a freelance developers. While my work focuses on development, my non-work interests range widely, everything from quantum computing to chaos theory. I could tell you about it, but THAT would NOT be a “length-limited” conversation!

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Experience

present

Solutions Architect & Senior Software Developer at Agile Bridge (Pty) Ltd.

Senior Software Developer at Allegiance Consulting (Pty) Ltd.

Highlights

  • Lead - Research & Development (Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Unit)
  • Lead - Developed a financial toolkit, comprising of three tools, for a leading South African insurer targeted towards their goal based investing philosophy (Kotlin, Spring Framework & Spring Boot, MSSQL, Angular)
  • Lead (Team Size 4) - Performance tracking, monitoring and improvement system for a leading South African consulting company (.NET Core 3, Entity Framework Core, Azure SQL, Angular)
  • Lead - Integration with Morningstar OnDemand (WCF, SOAP)
  • Co-Lead - System Architect & Security Migration of infrastructure to Microsoft Azure

Co-founder at SilicoWolf (Pty) Ltd.

A typical software startup founded by two ambious universty graduates. We did work for clients of various sizes.

Software Developer at IMGN Technologies (Pty) Ltd.

Worked on various projects which involved JVM based technologies incuding, Groovy, Grails, Java, Kotlin, Spring framework (incl Spring Boot and Spring Cloud) technology stacks. Gained expierence on AWS infrastructure.

Volunteer

Scrutineer at National Amateur Body-Builders' Association

Oversaw various regional and national competitions

Highlights

  • Responsible for all oversight regarding judgemenet and analysis of biased scoring
  • Assisted in modernizing the organization by way of software development to automate score capture, analysis and biad analysis

Education

present

Baccalaureus Honores in Computer Science (Distinction) from University of Pretoria with GPA of

Baccalaureus in Computer Science (Distinction) from University of Pretoria with GPA of

Baccalaureus in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics from University of Pretoria with GPA of

Awards

Runner-up for Best Second Year Student from Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria

Runner-up for Best First Year Student from Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria

Best Computer Repairing Project for Community-Based Project Module from Department of Engineering and Built Faculty, University of Pretoria

Golden Key International Honour Society Membership from Golden Key International Honour Society | UP Chapter

DescriptionThe Golden Key International Honour Society is an Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit organization founded in 1977 to recognize academic achievement among college and university students.

Publications

Tricks of the Trade for Novice Programmers, Volume 2 by Wize Books

People in today’s world have to use technology in practically every job. For this reason, many degree programmes recommend that an introductory programming module should be part of the curriculum. This does not imply that everyone should become programmers. The idea is to educate students to have smarter relationships with technology, and computers. Authors: Andrew Broekman, Dr. Linda Marshall, Dr. Vreda Pieterse

Tricks of the Trade for Novice Programmers, Volume 3 by Wize Books

Authors: Andrew Broekman, Dr. Vreda Pieterse

Languages

Afrikaans
Fluency: Home Language
English
Fluency: Second Language

Skills

Development
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • HTML5 & CSS
  • Angular & Native Script
  • Java, Groovy & Kotlin
  • Spring Framework
  • Spring Boot
  • Spring Cloud
  • RESTful API design
  • GCP
  • Azure
Infrastructure
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • *nix SysAdmin
  • VOIP
  • LDAP
  • Network
  • DevOps
  • GCE + k8s

Interests

Science
Keywords:
  • Genetics
  • Protein Folding
  • Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Quatum Mechanics
  • Topology
  • Cryptology
  • Statistics
  • Security
Health & Fitness
Keywords:
  • Dietary optimization
  • Workout

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