Johann Strydom

Senior Software Engeineer

Hello, My Name is Johann.

Australian Permanent Resident (189 Visa)

Johann Strydom, born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Highly motivated C# .Net software developer currently residing in Brisbane Australia.

I'm currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at Deswik, a global mining consulting and technology company.

Contact Details

  • Johann Strydom
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • +61 412 857 467

Skills & Expertise

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.




SQL Server









My Strengths

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

OO Principles
Business Analysis


Computer science is the scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications and the study of automating algorithmic processes that scale.

My Education

1999 - 2001

B.Sc. Information Technology - University of Johannesburg

This qualification is primarily designed to provide a well-rounded, broad education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of information technology.

The purpose of the BSc Information Technology programme is to develop qualified scientists who can identify, evaluate and solve problems associated with information technology and be able to assume and demonstrate initiative and responsibility in related academic and professional contexts in South Africa as well as in the international world.

2003 - 2004

B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science - University of Johannesburg

The Honours Degree in Computer Science consists of seven semester modules and a compulsory practical year project.


CFA Level 1 - CFA Institute

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a professional credential offered internationally by the American-based CFA Institute to investment and financial professionals.

Work Experience
15+ years

Jan 2017 - current

Senior Software Engineer - Deswik

Deswik is a global consulting and technology company that delivers efficiency focused solutions to the mining industry across all sectors – Open Cut Coal, Underground Coal, Open Pit Metals and Underground Metals.

Oct 2013 - Oct 2016

Senior Developer - Coronation Fund Managers


  • Create and maintain the integrated Financial Management Reporting system, its service applications and component libraries.
  • Create reports using SQL Server and Crystal Reports/SSRS.
  • Create embedded ASP.NET applets plugging into a .NET portal application/interface, servicing user data operations and reporting.
  • Communicate with business areas regarding business requirements.
  • Create technical specifications based on business requirements.
  • Provide estimates based on requirements and technical specifications.

Jan 2012 - Sep 2013

Analyst Developer - BNP Paribas Cadiz Securities


  • Developed FI/Derivative tools used by clients using ExcelDNA.
  • Developed tool for Bond Index Reconstruction.
  • Developed engine & Web front-end for Matlab quant model to implement portfolio construction using quadratic optimization.
  • Develop internal website to facilitate Transition Management, including liquidity analysis and cost breakdown.
  • Project Manage Algorithmic Engine implementation with parent company in Paris, France.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2011

Software Developer / Tech Lead - Allan Gray Investment Managers


  • Development of Trading Desk reporting requirements.
  • Development for Quant and Portfolio Construction.
  • Development of Analyst forecast system.
  • Develop Margin Recon system.
  • Implement Continuous Integration framework.

    • Promoted to Technical Lead Jun 2011

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

Team Lead - Moodia


  • Web development as required
  • Mentor & Manage junior developers

Apr 2004 - Dec 2004

Programmer - Accenture Technology Solutions

Part of team to develop a Casino Management System using C#, & SQL Server. Building of a prototype based on existing legacy system. This involved porting a program written in C to C# on Window forms.

Jan 2002 - Mar 2004

Junior Developer - Framework Solutions

Start-up to develop a web based ERP system using ASP.Net, JavaScript & SQL Server.

My Latest Work

Always tinkering in my spare time, with a keen interest in mobile applications.

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