Gayan Hewa
2D Porter Street, Ryde New South Wales 2112 Australia C: +61431796759 |
Professional Summary
Results-oriented software engineering professional with more than 8 years of experience in the field. Promotes object-oriented approaches and keen on real-time software development. Analytical and detail-oriented.
Skills
  • Advanced knowledge of PHP
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Performance and scalability optimization
  • API design knowledge
  • E-commerce background
  • Troubleshooting and debugging
  • Innovative
  • Shell scripting
  • Amazon Web Services
Work History
BigCommerce Pty Ltd Senior Software Engineer | Australia | Oct 2016 - Current
  • Expanding the platform with new payment integrations.
  • Refactoring and updating leagcy code.
  • Contributing to the overall service decoupling to facilitate microservices.

Riverview Mobility Solutions Pte Ltd Senior Software Architect - (Head of Platform Architecture and Infrastructure) | Singapore | February 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Lead the Platform Engineering team , ensure we build our architecture to facilitate scale and we are up to date with our infrastructure demands.  
  • Built tested and deployed scalable, highly available and modular software products.
  • Oversaw major new enhancements to existing software systems.Collaborated with product management to design, build and test systems.
  • Streamlined deployment process by developing continuous integration tools.
  • Strengthened developmental methodologies by introducing a code quality document.
  • Assessed costs and risks associated with developing new features and products.
  • Tools : Amazon Web Services , Ansible , ChatOps / Slack , PHP , NodeJS, Nginx , GIT, MySQL , CouchDB , MongoDB , MariaDB and Jira

Riverview Mobility Solutions Pte Ltd Senior Software Engineer | Singapore | July 2014 - February 2016
  • Created, delivered and maintained scalable system architecture to support a high-availability internet site with various internal applications.
  • Built databases and table structures following n-tier architecture methodology for web applications.
  • Led a group of 15 engineers in the design, and development of PHP/NodeJs - based software solutions.
  • Oversaw major new enhancements to existing software systems.
  • Evaluated multiple software solutions during early software architecture plotting and system planning stage.
  • Tools : Amazon Web Services, PHP , NodeJS , Redis , Git , MySQL, MariaDB , CouchDB , MongoDB and Jira

Gigmor.com Software Engineer | Santa Monica, CA, United States | February 2014 - July 2014
  • Interfaced with business analysts, developers and technical support to determine the best requirement specifications.
  • Worked closely with other team members to plan, design and develop robust solutions in a timely manner.
  • This was a Remote Contract 
  • Tools : Amazon Web Service , Digital Ocean , Redis, Git , PHP, Javascript, MySQL


Stein Study Abroad Ltd Computer and Information Systems Manager | Dublin, Ireland | September 2013 - April 2014
  • Led the development team that created the web and mobile responsive user interfaces for all web apps. 
  • Implemented designs, including experimentation and multiple iterations.
  • Prepared detailed reports concerning project specifications and activities.
  • Rapidly prototyped new capabilities to confirm feasibility.
  • Modified existing software to correct errors, upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
  • Directed software design and development while remaining focused on client needs.
  • Worked effectively with design teams to ensure software solutions elevated client side experience.
  • Managed and monitored all installed systems and infrastructure to ensure the highest level of availability.
  • Installed, configured, tested and maintained operating systems, application software and system management tools.


Collins Harper Software Inc Senior PHP Developer | Vancouver, Canada | April 2013 - September 2013
  • Contributed to the core products of the company as a remote contracted developer. 
  • Developed New Magento extensions and Maintained of existing extensions
  • Tools :  SVN, PHP , Javascript, MySQL

Sweet Tooth Inc Software and Support Engineer | Vancouver, Canada | September 2012 - April 2013
  • Identified and solved technical issues for customers who wanted to make the most of the Sweet Tooth Rewards Platform.
  • Ensure appropriate issues are flagged from support inquiries and addressed during the development sprint.
  • Tools : SVN , PHP , Javascript


Netstarter Pty Ltd Magento Developer | Colombo, Sri Lanka | July 2012 - November 2013
  • Working with Account Managers and the Technical teams to deliver world-class E-commerce Solutions.
  • Liaising with the Account Manager , PM and QA teams ensure releases are done timely for the customers acceptance testing.
  • Ensuring timely delivery of projects. 
  • Tools : SVN , PHP , Javascript, MySQL, Apache , Nginx 

Proporta.com Ltd Software Engineer | Colombo, Sri Lanka | May 2011 - March 2012
  • Wrote maintainable and extensible code in a team environment.
  • New feature development and maintenance of the bespoke Online Shop
  • Extending features of OpenERP via Custom Modules to suit business needs
  • Liaising with the Business team in the United Kingdom to design and implement change requests
  • Tools : SVN , PHP , Python , Javascript , Apache, MySQL , Postgresql 

Education
Bachelor of Information Technology University of Colombo School of Computing Sri Lanka, | 2011
Postgraduate Diploma in IT British Computer Society United Kingdom, | 2011
Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • Magento Certified Developer Plus