Anthony O'Connor

Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead

  • Over 15 years of full stack development experience in a wide range of industries and technologies.
  • Proven history of delivering high business value projects.
  • Extensive experience working with key project stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered to a high quality helping to ensure business success. Heavily involved in technical analysis, design, architecture and project estimation.
  • Experience working with both small and large teams providing leadership, mentorship and technical direction.


Aviso Wealth (Formerly Qtrade Financial Group)

June 2016 - Present

  • Chosen by the management team to be the lead developer on four business critical projects within Qtrade.
  • Lead a large team to successfully deliver Qtrades Robo-advisor platform - VirtualWealth. This project ensured Qtrades entrance in the growing Robo-advisors market.
  • Lead a large team to successfully deliver an updated fully online application process for the Qtrade investor platform - This new application process has been a huge success for the company and has enabled Qtrade to process over three times the volume of new applications compared to their old system. The new system supports eid and esignature to reduce completion time of applications. Scrum master for multiple projects within Qtrade.
  • Heavily involved in system architecture design and choice of technology stack to ensure the business can grow to meet its future needs.
  • Extensive experience working directly with the Business team, marketing team, project managers, business analysts and QA team to ensure the development team has everything they need to successfully deliver high quality results.
  • Technologies used: Java, Spring Boot, Angular (2,3,5,6), Typescript, Angular CLI, Javascript, JQuery, Git.

Orbital Technologies Ltd.

October 2011 - Present

  • Provide consulting and development services to numerous client companies.
  • Through Orbital I have contracted to multiple clients both working remotely and onsite.
  • Extensive experience being the initial point of contact with clients as well as growing the development team as needed during the project life cycles.
  • Within Orbital itself I have been involved in the review of potential projects for new clients to determine their suitability given available skill sets and timelines.
  • Key member involved in the hiring and interviewing of new developers. Provide mentoring to developers to ensure they can grow successfully grow and improve their skills.


March 2016 - June 2016

  • Senior developer in large team working on Microsoft's Next Generation Volume Licensing system.
  • Technologies used: .Net, C#, ASP MVC, WCF, Web API, SQL Server.


August 2015 - December 2015

  • Worked with a small self directed team of developers to deliver a custom desktop application for Avigilons business needs within a very short time frame.
  • This application was critical to reducing the amount of time that onsite installers need to configure large volumes of IP cameras thus reducing cost.
  • The application allowed bulk configuration of IP cameras from anywhere on a network.
  • The team was commended by the Avigilon management team for requiring very little oversight but still keeping stakeholders up to date on progress through bi-weekly demos.
  • Technologies used: .Net, C#, WPF, WCF, Mercurial.

Western Digital

November 2013 - August 2015

  • Team lead of 5 developers working on improving and maintaining the server backend for the WD My Cloud personal cloud storage devices.
  • Conducted extensive research to determine suitable Single Sign On provider.
  • Integration of Ping Federate to support Single Sign On using SAML.
  • Responsible for estimation, scheduling and documentation of all project features.
  • Technologies used: Java, struts, Oracle DB, Javascript, JQuery, SAML, Ping Federate.

Avarto Systems North America

October 2011 - November 2013

  • Team lead for four developers working on implementation and support of eCommerce sites for Intel and Lenovo.
  • Design and development of the Intel Driver download application which scans machines to determine what driver updates are available based on the machines hardware.
  • Technologies used: ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, WPF

MMX Software

February 2010 - October 2011

  • Involved in the continued development of back-end systems, and support tools, for a major online poker network, Cake Poker, based on the .Net platform with a SQL Server 2008 database.
  • Key member of the technical excellence group having an aim to increase code quality across the company through increasing TDD usage, unit test coverage, code reviews and pair programming.
  • Involved in fostering agile software development practices within the company following SCRUM methodologies.
  • Participate in a group that determine the technical direction of the company, focusing on moving towards an SOA-based system.
  • Worked within a agile team of three developers to architect, design and develop a scalable, highly available and highly distributed gaming platform, with an aim to support up to 250,000 concurrent users.
  • Technologies used: .NET 4, C#, WCF SOAP Services, ASP.Net MVC 2, JQuery, LINQ to SQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, ActiveMQ, WPF.

Electronic Arts (EA)

September 2006 - December 2009

  • Involved in the development of tools and technology that aid in reducing the development cost of next-generation games on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.
  • Key member in setting up a new low-cost development studio in India.
  • Traveled to and worked in India for one month to participate in the staff recruitment process and the training of new hires.
  • Mentored a team of six junior software engineers.
  • Technologies used: C#, C++, SQL Server, WPF.


July 2003 - June 2006

  • QA Automation tool development.
  • Technologies used: C#, C++, Java, Perl.


January 2001 - September 2001

  • Co-operative work placement.
  • Technologies used: ASP, JavaScript, MS SQL Server 2000.


University of Limerick

1999 - 2003

  • Bachelor of Science - Computer Systems