Steve Ngai completed his Higher Diploma in Software Engineering in APU University and earned his Computing in IT degree (with Honours) from the University of Staffordshire. Started out as in-house programmer and developed Inventory system, E-Leave system, Sales Order system, Job Recruitment system. Then shifted to do application support for Cheque Clearing system for central banks (Bank Negara) and some banks. Current years, developed School Management ERP System with new technology while teaching software engineering courses at growing vocational school which heavily focus on hands-on coding as practical.

Skills / Technologies

Server-Side (Back-End)

Data and Tools (Back-End)

  • RDBMS Database Design and SQL
  • Entity Framework (ORM)
  • ADO.NET
  • JSON
  • XML
  • SQL Server 2019
  • SQL Management Studio 18.5.1
  • Stored Procedure
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
  • PHPMyAdmin
  • Db2

Client-side (Front-End)

DevOps and Others

Design Principles / Design Pattern / Softoware Architecture

  • Restful Web Services
  • Layered Architecture
  • Monolithic Architecture
  • DRY
  • KISS
  • Separation of Concerns - SOC
  • SOLID
  • YAGNI
  • Dependency injection (DI) and Inversion of Control (IoC)
  • Non-Generic and Generic Repository pattern with Unit of Work (UOW)
  • OO Design Pattern
  • MVC and MVVM

Development/Testing Tools

  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio Community
  • Android Studio
  • NetBean
  • Postman

Soft Skills and Other Skills

  • Analytical
  • Problem-Solving
  • Communication
  • Resource Planning
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Presentation
  • Training
  • Office 365 Business (SharePoint, Teams, Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)
  • Simple video recording and editing
  • Reporting

Goals 2020

  • more Elastic Search
  • more Web API 2
  • Vue 3
  • more xUnit
  • more .NET Core 3.1, ASP.NET Core Identity
  • more Entity Framework Core 3 / Fluent API
  • more Docker
  • more Jenkins
  • more Functional Programming
  • more Clean Architecture:
  • more Domain-driven design (DDD)
  • Microservice Architecture
  • CQRS Architectural Pattern
  • Event Sourcing Pattern
  • Break Kafka dependency on Zookeeper
  • Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP), Cross-Cutting Concern

Work Experience (8)

Total years of working experience: 14 years

Total years of working experience in break down:

  • System design and development: 2 years
  • Application support and bug fixing: 5 years
  • Educator and training: 5 years
  • Management: 2 years
  • Others: 1 years
Software Engineer (Mid-Level)
Affin Hwang Capital
August 2020 - now

Affin Hwang Capital is a capital markets group. The business is organised around three principal business areas: Investment Banking (including Treasury & Markets), Securities (including Research) and Asset Management.

  • Reports to Solution Architect.
  • New Application Development: Front-End: Javascript. Back-End: C# Web Api, Elastic Search.
  • Existing Application Enhancement: Back-End: C# Web Api.
My completed mockup poc applications in my private GitHub repository
Eduvo Sdn. Bhd.
2018 - July 2020
Software Engineer cum Trainer
Eduvo Sdn. Bhd.
June 2015 - August 2020

Eduvo is a vocational school for IT and Business courses. My job scope are:

  • Accomplishment 1: After School Management System implemented, it increases productivity and the reports help management to make better decision.
  • Accomplishment 2: Software engineering students increased by 300%. Graduated students are now working as full-time programmer in software houses.
  • Accomplishment 3: Automated complex school timetable which could generate the complete timetable for all the courses for the entire year where each course is tied to a course lecturer.
  • Design and develop training programme (Prof. Diploma in Software Engineering).
  • Conduct classroom training for software engineering courses: Object-Oriented Programming, Database Design, Web Programming, System Analysis and Design, Data Structure and Algorithm and Software Architecture.
  • Design, developed and maintain School Management System.
  • Lead Education & Operation division.
  • Technology: C# MVC, Entity-Framework (Code-First), SQL, LINQ, Javascript, CSS, HTML.
Software Consultant
BCS Information Systems Pte Ltd
Aug 2008 - Dec 2012

BCS Information Systems is the systems integrator for real-time payment infrastructure for central and commercial banks. My job scope are:

  • Application system support (L2) for cheque clearing banking system.
  • Investigate problems log and reply to customer.
  • Create and update system documentations
  • Fix system bugs and conduct SIT and release fixes.
  • Enhance existing modules.
  • Technology: Java, J2EE, EJB, JSP, VB.NET and DB2 database, SQL.
IT Executive
GuocoLand (Malaysia) Bhd
Jul 2005 - Feb 2007

Guocoland is the property arm of Hong Leong Group. The company is an established property developer in developing community centric residential townships as well as innovative commercial and integrated development projects in Malaysia. My job scope are:

  • Design, develop and maintain intranet, corporate website and intranet application (e-Leave system).
  • Provide technical support and consultancy to end users.
  • IT administration work.
  • Assist IT Manager in carrying out successful implementation and project management of all IT projects.
  • Perform backup and restoration for 3 servers.
  • Technology: Microsoft Classic ASP, SQL, MySQL database
IT Executive
Asli Mechanical Sdn Bhd
Oct 2003 - Jul 2005

Asli Mechanical Sdn Bhd is manufacturer for grilles and diffusers since 1972. My job scope are:

  • Design, develop and maintain internal web application.
  • Window application support and maintain networking for 20 computers.
  • Technology: Microsoft Classic ASP, SQL, MySQL database
Web Developer
City-Link Express Sdn Bhd
Oct 2002 - Oct 2003

City-Link Express is the first courier company in Malaysia. My job scope are:

  • Design, develop and enhance intranet web application and corporate website.
  • Technology: Microsoft Classic ASP, SQL, MySQL database

Education

  • Bachelor in Computing | University of Staffordshire | Year 2001 - 2002
  • Higher Diploma in Software Engineering | University of APU | Year 1998 - 2000

Languages

English

Proficient

Cantonese

Native language

Malay

Moderate

Mandarin

Beginner

Interests

Board games

  • Tokaido
  • Puerto Rico

Sports

  • Football

Movies

  • Science Fiction
  • Comedy

References

[to be given later]
Old resume and CV version | Last update: 6th August 2020