Julian Biddle | Create humane technology that empowers and inspires
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Summary

 

Technology is changing the way people perceive the world. I find the way people interact with technology fascinating. With a background in software engineering, psychology, history and science I see an exciting and challenging future ahead.

I love working with teams and I’m an innovator. I enjoy talking ideas and have the depth of experience and skills to make them happen. My main areas of interest are artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

I am experienced leader, product manager, speaker, software architect and engineer. I have worked in a mixture of small and large companies, primarily with Technology One, one of Australia’s leading ISVs.

Software technologies I currently work with are cloud services, mobile, social media, enterprise collaboration platforms and wikis.

If we want a bright and positive future, lets build it together!

 

Specialties: Leadership and Supervision, Team Building, Strategic Planning and Pricing, Product Vision and Mission, Startup, Turnaround, Crisis and Change Management, Mobile Application Development, Software Development Lifecycle, Accomplished Presenter and Communicator, Enterprise Software Architect
User Experience, Software Frameworks, ERP Software, Agile Methodologies, Virtual Reality, iPad Education, Coop Business Model, Wiki, Changing Lives

 

Experience

Galaxy 42

Technical Solution Architect

December 2018 – Present

Location Brisbane, Australia

Assisting Galaxy42 customers with architectural planning, installation, migration and integration with TechnologyOne products.

 

Practical Reception Solutions

Partner

August 2018 – Present

Location Brisbane, Australia

We answer the phone so you never miss a call!

We answer questions, take messages and make bookings whenever you want with our great value all-inclusive monthly plans.

I’m responsible for the setup of the processes and automation side of the business.

 

Astounding Apps Pty Ltd

Founder

July 2017 – Present

Brisbane, Australia

Founder and lead software architect of Astounding Apps, a collaboration between Practical Cybernetics and Brett Campbell.

Our first app will be “Clean Eating Life”, a recipe application that delivers the best recipes for people who are interested in the wholefoods lifestyle.

It will be released on iOS and Android utilising the latest version of react native. It’s backend is a recipe repository hosted on Amazon AWS.

Practical Cybernetics Pty Ltd

Founder

– Present 

Brisbane, Australia

 Providing technical consulting and development services, always with the belief technology can make the world a better place.

Eidy was an entry into the XPrize for Global Learning. It was one of around 47 of the products that was completed by the deadline (out of a field of over 300 entries).

This application used VR, AI and gaming technologies to deliver a unique open-world educational experience.

BookingTimes

Product Architect

April 2017 – November 2019

Townsville, Australia

Software development and documentation for Australia’s hottest new startup for small business automation and scheduling.

Providing strategic advice, software architecture and software development services.

AWS Migration – Deploy existing single server VM into a scalable, resilient AWS based system
Correspondence Sequences – Developed an in-house correspondence sequence module, allowing emails to be sent at intervals to customers. It’s used for follow-up marketing and client relations.

Correspondence Sequences – Provide individualised correspondence for customer followup, courses and marketing.

Stocktake – Designed and developed a mobile-first stocktake system for the product inventory

Letters – Designed and developed module for creating ad-hoc letters based on customer information using templates

Goods Receivable – Add the ability for business to receive shipments of product and add them to the product catalogue

Localisation for US Market – Upgrade the entire system to allow localisation of currency, date and prices for countries.

Servers Australia Migration – Provided automation to allow seamless migration of BookingTimes to a new ISP and DNS provider

Lecturer

A Cloud Guru

April 2016 – July 2020

London, United Kingdom

Created the E-Learning course “AWS for Windows Administrators”, a comprehensive course that helped Windows Professionals migrate infrastructure to AWS.

It was presented from the perspective of Windows Professionals, utilising familiar tools such as Powershell and Visual Studio.

Cloud Architect – Cloud Infrastructure Automation

TechnologyOne

(2 years 9 months) 

– Leading a team of DevOps engineers in automating the deployment and management of TechnologyOne’s software to our corporate systems and cloud customers
– Designing the automation flows required to ensure 24 x 7 operation
– Researching products and technologies to make a real difference in the deployment and performance of TechnologyOne’s cloud platform, taking advantage of economies of scale
– Working with the R&D, Enterprise App Store and Cloud Operations teams to present TechnologyOne’s products in the fastest, most available and most cost effective environment in existence.

 

Mobile Product Owner

TechnologyOne

(2 years 7 months) 

– Formulating and realising the vision and strategy for enterprise mobile across the TechnologyOne product suite.
– Leading the engagement with our key stakeholders, including the Executive, Sales and Marketing, Product Owners, Solutions and Service Delivery groups to ensure that TechnologyOne remains a leader in delivering on mobile platforms.
– Driving our Research & Development team to deliver the best mobile solutions, in order to increase revenue, customer references and our market leading position.
– Working with customers, sales and Marketing to communicate TechnologyOne’s vision and strategy for cloud computing.

R&D Manager and Architect – Mobile Solutions

Technology One

(1 year 8 months) 

– R&D Manager of TechnologyOne Mobile Solutions team as founder, coach, leader and visionary.
– Led the development team in the creation and support of 8 mobile products, including 4 for the iOS platform
– Developed brand strategy, pricing, sales tools (such as ROI calculators, presentations, brochures and web content) and implementation processes.
– Negotiated and purchased the IP for a 3rd party product that was then incorporated into iCouncil
– Proposed and ran a trial for “Innovation Time” for the team
– Ran a booth at the user conference and presented to an audience of over 1000 people

Principal Architect

TechnologyOne

(4 years)

Principal Architect of the New Technologies division.
– Software design using innovative new techniques such as Interaction Design and storyboarding
– Learning and prototyping new ui software platforms (eg Flash, Silverlight, jQuery)
– Managing small agile development teams that implement new frameworks
– Worked with a small offshore development team in Bali
– Provide code reviews and software QA

Systems Architect

TechnologyOne

(6 years)

– Responsible for the architecture of ci, an ambitious n-tier smartclient framework
– Lead the development team in implementation of ci
– Provide high level designs for most features of the framework
– Manage support for all the ADF frameworks
– Providing high level presentations for presales and existing customers
– Assist product teams in migration to the ci
– Developing training material for ci

Development Manager

TechnologyOne

(4 years)

Architected and subsequently managed the Application Development Framework team.
This team created ADF1-5.
– Responsible for the architecture of the ADF, a rich product development framework based on VB6
– Provide high level designs and facilitate executive review
– Manage the development team