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Drikus Van Der Walt

Drikus Van Der Walt

Software / Cloud Engineer
Johannesburg
Summary

My name is Drikus van der Walt and I am employed as a Software / Cloud Engineer, specializing in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technologies, solutions architecture, and user journeys. My hunger for knowledge is insatiable. From a young age my curiosity has been a huge part of my personality. My time in the workplace has helped me focus and specify my career aspirations. My relentless desire for knowledge has met an equal in my ambition and drive to grow in my career.

I am inspired to inspire others. I wish to continue flourishing through innovation and disruption. I have developed big, bold goals, that the working world has encouraged. These goals are to work and dream with clients across the world. I want to lead young and inspired teams to greatness.

My whole life I have been eager to learn. This eagerness has created a stable foundation for personal improvement and exploring specialized and complex fields of study.

Overview
4
4
Certifications
4
4
years of post-secondary education
2
2
years of professional experience
Work History

Software / Cloud Engineer

Synthesis Software Technologies
2019-01 - Current
  • Involved in architecture and development of AWS solutions from enterprise to start-up level.
  • Conducted Well Architectured Reviews and Remediations according to AWS best practices for more than 10 clients.
  • Participated in all phases of system development life cycle, from requirements analysis through system implementation.
  • Worked with Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD tool to develop and deploy highly available, secure and reliable solutions for mission-critical applications.
  • Lead developer on the disruptively innovative GovChat, South Africa's official citizen engagement platform.

Software Engineering Intern

Duotronic Systems
2018-01 - 2018-02
  • Development of software systems on embedded platforms.
  • Wrote reusable library code for future projects.
Education

Bachelor of Engineering Computer Engineering

University Of Pretoria
2015-01 - 2018-12
Skills

    AWS Cloud

Proficiency with Python, Typescript, Bash Scripting

Terraform / Serverless / Cloudformation / CDK Infrastructure as Code

Postgres / MySQL Databases

Docker / Kubernetes

React / Angular / Vue Frameworks

User Journey Mapping

Certification

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

2019-04

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

2020-04

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

2020-06

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

2020-09
Interests

Reading - Philosophy, Psychology, Business, Finance

Continuous Learning
  • Further education on AWS, Professional and Specialised Certifications.
  • Pursuing an MBA to gain skills in entrepreneurship, leadership, management, finances, and business leadership.
Timeline

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

2020-09

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

2020-06

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

2020-04

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

2019-04

Software / Cloud Engineer

Synthesis Software Technologies
2019-01 - Current

Software Engineering Intern

Duotronic Systems
2018-01 - 2018-02

Bachelor of Engineering Computer Engineering

University Of Pretoria
2015-01 - 2018-12