Michael Smale is a professional cloud developer with fifteen years commercial experience.
He currently works as a senior developer for a successful software exporter in Auckland, New Zealand.
Prior to taking a full-time role, Michael contracted and worked as a consultant for a multi-national non-profit and many local small businesses.
He is a double graduate of Massey University's Information Systems & Business schools, and is committed to continuous professional development.
As a consultant, individuals and companies utilized Michael's expertise to optimize, integrate & future-proof their software.
Often working with existing systems, Michael assisted his clients to leverage enterprise applications to grow their business, increase revenue & lower costs.
Michael has also worked with some of the world's largest IT corporates, such as Fujitsu where he was trained by SAP in financials and ABAP.
He also programmed an e-commerce website generating revenue of $12 million annually and serving around 20,000 unique visitors weekly.
As an avid learner Michael regularly attends MeetUps and industry-relevant conferences.
He is currently developing cloud based 'serverless' functions on Microsoft's Azure and working toward an expert level certification in cloud solution architecture.