Jason Snelders

Jason Snelders

Senior Software Developer | Software Development Lead | Educator




I'm a web application software developer.
Solution delivery - design, creation and management - is my thing.


  • Full stack web application developer.
  • I've worked across all aspects of the development and delivery process.
  • Previous small business owner (software consultancy).


  • Specialising in web front-end and JAMstack.
  • Focused on solution delivery, team leadership, and developer coaching.
  • Building a small-scale, privacy-focused social network to take on Facebook.

Tech Focus:

  • Modern JavaScript, Typescript, Vue.js, CSS/SCSS.
  • PHP, MongoDB, WordPress, MySQL, Microsoft .NET/C#.
  • Netlify, Miocrosoft Azure (App Services and Storage).


  • InfoSec; Password management.
  • Usability (UX).
  • Sustainable software maintenance.
  • Managing modern development tech churn.
  • Development learning and coaching.

Ideal work:

  • Team leadership.
  • Bridging business and development.
  • Product development.
  • Product research/prototyping.

What matters at work:
Flexibility and a friendly team. Quality equipment and work environment.

Find me at https://jsnelders.com/

I have a Victorian Working with Children Card (April 2019)

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Freelance, Freelance Software Professional

    Nov, 2019 - Present

    Not one to shy away from staring down a giant, I'm working on a 'small' side project of building a privacy-focused social network to take on Facebook. The disruption industry needs some disruption.

  • Part-time Software Development Project ManagerRMIT University

    May, 2019 - Jan, 20208 months

    • Reported to 2 project owners (researchers).

    • Coordinated with external stakeholders and project managers.

    • Responsible managing budget and expenditure tracking, planning, software architecture, status reporting, recruitment, and team management.

    • Recruited a 3 person development team.

    • Managed 2 x 6-person student teams for 12 weeks to develop sub-components of the project.

    • Exited the project before completion and delivery.

  • TutorRMIT University

    Jul, 2019 - Nov, 20194 months

    • Ran 2 tutorials per week for Database Applications course(approx. 50-60 students).

    • The course covered relational databases (Oracle), MobgoDB and developing a web application with PHP.

    • Learnt MongoDB for the course.

    • Performed assignment and exam marking.

  • Support Project Coordinator / Student MentorRMIT University

    Mar, 2019 - Nov, 20198 months

    Assistant project coordinator for the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course.
    WIL is a program of capstone projects by student teams creating solutions for industry sponsors.

    • Supervised 6 project teams (~30 students) per semester.

    • Provided guidance and coaching toward successful project delivery for each sponsor.

    • Guest lectured on the topic "Getting Started with Git and GitFlow" with a 45 minute practical demonstration for students.

  • Small Business Owner / Software ArchitectVylesk

    Jan, 2012 - Nov, 20197 years 10 months

    Vylesk was a boutique software development consultancy that built web applications and portals for small businesses and educational institutions.

    In 2019 we successfully launched a new Intranet for St Hildas College in Melbourne, designed from scratch with custom workflows and built on top of WordPress. We also developed and managed a custom student tutorial management system for Hildas for 6 years.

    Vylesk consisted of 2 principal consultants in Melbourne and 2 full-time developers in India.

    Due to declining business a shifting in the industry, in November 2019 we chose to wind down the company to reassess and pursue new opportunities.

    • Technologies & Tools: WordPress (theme and plug-in development), PHP, MySQL, jQuery, web application development with HTML/CSS/JavaScript/TypeScript/SASS, VueJS, Bootstrap, W3CSS, .NET/ASP.NET, Microsoft Azure

  • Senior Software Developer / Team LeadDatacom

    Sep, 2016 - Sep, 20182 years

    Datacom is a mid-tear corporate consultancy. I left the permanent full-time position in September 2018 to work for myself.

    • Senior Developer (full-stack web/.NET) and Team Lead for automated development environment project with Australian Unity.

    • Interim Technical Lead and ongoing Operations Lead for COBOL migration project with Bupa.

    • Senior full-stack web/.NET developer on the Organ Match project with Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

    • Worked with client business stakeholders and internal software teams to deliver requirements.

    • Created technical and process documentation.

    • Supported other team leads and assisted junior developers.

    • Designed and developed an orchestration tool that manages AWS environment creation and automated the setup/linking of corresponding environments in Octopus Deploy.

    • Technologies & Tools: Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Visual Studio 2015 & 2017, Angular 1.2 & 5, .NET 4.6, ASP.NET MVC 4.x, NUnit/Moq, AutoMapper, Entity Framework, SQL Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 & CloudFormation, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, Micro Focus Visual COBOL.

  • Senior Software Developer (Web front-end)Belong - Powered by Telstra

    Nov, 2014 - Jul, 20161 year 8 months

    Sub-Contract for Object Consulting. Belong was an Australian broadband provider and a division of Telstra.

    • Front-end web developer. New feature development, defect resolution, and BAU development.

    • A/B test development and management of website optimisation campaigns.

    • Team support and mentor to incoming developers.

    • Technologies & Tools: Adobe Target, Optimizely, Grunt, Middleman, SASS/CSS, JavaScript, Knockout.js.

  • Senior Software DeveloperObject Consulting

    Sep, 2014 - Oct, 20141 month

    Short-contract role. Front-end web developer.

  • Software DeveloperPageUp

    Aug, 2014 - Sep, 20141 month

    Short contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web).

  • Software DeveloperVillage Roadshow

    May, 2014 - Aug, 20143 months

    Short contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web).

  • Software DeveloperMaurice Blackburn Lawyers

    Apr, 2013 - Nov, 20137 months

    Short contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web).

  • Data Management ConsultantTransurban

    Jul, 2010 - Jul, 20111 year

    Sub-contract role for Zenith Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd. Data migration analyst.

  • Software DevelopereNett International

    Apr, 2010 - Jun, 20102 months

    Contract role. Front-end ASP.NET web developer.

  • Software DeveloperCity of Melbourne

    Aug, 2009 - Mar, 20107 months

    Contract role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web/Access database applications/SQL Server).

  • Software DeveloperPrima Consulting

    Jan, 2008 - Jun, 20091 year 5 months

    Permanent full-time role. Full-stack software developer (.NET/web/VBA/Access database applications/SQL Server).

  • Software Developer / Team LeadParagonIT

    Mar, 2002 - Dec, 20075 years 9 months

    Permanent full-time role. Full-stack developer (Classic ASP/.NET/web/VBA/Access database applications/SQL Server).



  • Project Management (small projects)
    Prject ManagementSchedulingBudget ManagementHiring
  • Teaching & Leadership
    University TeachingMentoring
  • Consulting
    Requirements AnalysisBusiness Process AutomationCustomer Support
  • Web Development
    APIWebsitesWeb Applications
  • Programming Languages & Scripting
    PHPC#.NET FrameworkASP.NETJavaScriptHTMLCascading Style Sheets (CSS)SASSLESSJSONXMLStructured Query Language (SQL)
  • Software Frameworks & Systems
  • Software Development
    Web ApplicationsDatabase ApplicationsSolution ArchitectureSoftware DocumentationTechnical DocumentationResearchWeb ServicesSoftware as a Service (SaaS)Business ApplicationsA/B Testing
  • Databases
    SQL ServerMySQL
  • Software Tools
    GitVSTSJIRAClubhouseTrelloVisual StudioVisual Studio Code
  • General Tools
    Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft Word
  • Previous Technical Experience
    Angular 7KnockoutJSVisual Basic.NETVisual BasicVBScriptAccess database applicationsExcel and Word macros (VBA)


  • Computing, Bachelors Degree, Deakin University

    Dec, 1998 - Jan, 2001

    Bachelor of Computing (Multimedia Technology)


  • Professional

    Usability/UX designInformation Security (particularly Web Application Security)Password managementSustainable software maintenanceSoftware development leadershipSoftware developer coaching and mentoring
  • Personal

    World travelPhotography