Key staff

Kaz Fernandes

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Kaz Fernandes

Kaz Fernandes

Managing Director

Kaz Fernandes has worked in many diverse areas of IT for over 15 years. His major areas of technical expertise include:

  • Web application design and development - including ASP.NET MVC, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, TypeScript, Angular, ASP.NET WebForms, "classic" ASP, JSP, XML, XSL and Web services
  • Windows application design and development - including C#, Java, Visual Basic .NET, Visual Basic 6 and VBA
  • database design and optimization - including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Oracle and MySQL
  • user interface design
  • IT support, and management of corporate IT environments - including server, network and PC (hardware and software) installation/maintenance/troubleshooting
  • data science, data analytics and machine learning - including MATLAB, IBM SPSS, Python, RapidMiner and R
  • business process modelling and reengineering
  • user training
  • production of technical and user documentation

He has extensive commercial experience with a wide range of software packages, and has worked in a variety of application domains (including finance, law, recruitment, tourism, construction and mining).

Kaz has been managing projects and supervising teams successfully for over 10 years. He has experience in all aspects of small business operations – including recruitment, sales, marketing, risk management, and business development.

Kaz holds a Diploma of Information Technology (TAFE NSW), a Bachelor of Computer Science degree (University of Newcastle), and a Master of Information Technology degree (Queensland University of Technology). He has also worked as a university lecturer and tutor, and is currently on the teaching staff at the Queensland University of Technology.

Robert Bray has over 15 years of commercial experience in IT, including:

  • Windows servers
  • Linux servers - RHEL, Ubuntu, and other distributions
  • server virtualization
  • network design and management - including setup/maintenance/troubleshooting
  • managed services - including remote monitoring of servers and networks
  • disaster recovery
  • technical support

Robert's depth of knowledge across all aspects of corporate IT services, and his ability to find creative solutions to complex problems, have enabled him (and Japha) to excel in a number of diverse projects. And Robert's enthusiasm for learning means that he's always up-to-date on the newest technologies and how to utilise them effectively.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree (majoring in Network Systems) from Queensland University of Technology.

Robert Bray

Robert Bray

Systems Administrator

Aaron Foote

Aaron Foote

Software Architect

Aaron Foote has over 12 years of commercial software development experience as a full stack developer, covering client-side, server-side, database and 3rd-party integrations. He also has extensive experience in:

  • architecting end-to-end solutions - comprising multiple technologies, vendors and systems
  • evaluating and implementing 3rd-party solutions
  • on-going support of in-house and 3rd-party systems - including fault resolution for issues spanning several systems

Alongside his software architecture and development expertise, Aaron's other major areas of expertise include:

  • e-commerce
  • internet marketing
  • database design and optimisation
  • server management
  • IT security

Aaron's logical approach to systems design - combined with his ability to learn new technologies quickly, and his innate capacity for "seeing the bigger picture" - have made him a valued member of the Japha team.