About Michael Smale

Michael Smale

I am a professional software architect and developer specializing in highly-available enterprise applications. I am currently employed full-time for a financial technology company in Auckland, New Zealand.

Prior to taking a full-time role, I was consultant for a multi-national non-profit and numerous small businesses. As a consultant, individuals and companies utilized my expertise to optimize, integrate & future-proof their software. Often working with existing systems, I assisted clients to leverage software to grow their business, increase revenue & lower costs.

I have also worked with some of the world's largest corporates, such as Fujitsu where I was trained by SAP in the financial modules and ABAP programming. I also developed an e-commerce website generating revenue of $12 million annually and serving around 20,000 unique visitors weekly.

I am a double graduate of Massey University's Information Systems & Business schools, and am committed to continuous professional development. An avid learner, I regularly attend MeetUps and industry conferences. I have recently launced a cloud-native web-application, applying my knowledge of cloud solution architecture and automated deployments in Azure.