The Who

Hi! This is Prasanna (a.k.a Webplumbr).

I am an experienced web applications developer with site operations background, offering solutions for business and community needs. I am presently based out of Sydney, Australia.

I like solving technical problems and these days I enjoy sharing my learned experience with Junior members of the team. It is hard to limit myself to a “titled role” as I believe it is essential to understand the business problem (from a bird’s eye view) in order to arrive at a technical solution (specifics) that would be appropriate in solving the problem.

With modern technology tools and stack, most of the times the problem would have been faced by someone else and it is a matter of checking if a tool or library exists already. Now, how it is implemented and other considerations come with experience. I advocate less complicated frameworks or implementations that follow a pattern and offers predictable and repeatable approach in solving a problem.

These days, I prefer a work-life balance in order to focus and spend time with my family. So, please keep this in mind before you consider me for a role. That said, I am committed to what I undertake and thrive well in environment that has less layers of fat and a consideration for basic human values.

I have worked across different sized Companies, profit and non-profit, and across economies, developed ones such as US of A, New Zealand, Australia and developing ones such as India. So, I am quite comfortable working in a multi-cultural setup.

I am a person with multi-faceted interests.

I enjoy unlearning things from kids, writing about life experience, motorcycle rides, DIY fixes, movies etc. This keeps me engaged and helps me draw inspiration from different walks of life.

The What

Working with web has helped me accumulate certain skills over the years. Some might not be relevant in terms of today’s development yet the experience learnt still applies. Some relevant technology skills:

AWS Ansible Apache Bamboo CI Bootstrap Docker Elastisearch Git JavaScript (ECMA 5) Laravel Linux Logstash Mongo DB MySQL 5.x Nginx PHP 5 PHP 7 Python REST API Regex Shell scripting Symfony TypeScript Vagrant Varnish Cache jQuery

The Where

I enjoy automating tasks, analysing and interpreting data, and overall product ownership. I see myself heading in that direction in near future. Engaging and talking to end-users on how they use the product offers vital clue on how the product is being perceived outside of the factory (i.e. development team). Understanding this helps in prioritising product issues and help improve product offering and visibility.

Contact

If you are a recruiter, try to read and ensure if I would be a good fit for the Company that will eventually pay you for your Services. End of the day, it isn’t about just technology tools match. For a longer relationship, I think, the overall picture matters.

That said, I am open towards long-term contracts across Companies or full-time role in a place that factors in holistic development.

contact [at] webplumbr [dot] com

Currently I’m open for new opportunities.