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Trevor Hart CV

Core Skillset

I have extensive IT technical skills specializing in architecting bespoke solutions, deploying enterprise applications, designing relational databases, software development lifecycles, business intelligence, data analysis and geographic information systems (GIS). I am passionate about technology and have been involved in delivering successful customer outcomes as a trusted advisor, technical consultant and solution architect.

With the maturity of cloud and rising adoption rate I have been involved in on premise to cloud migrations as well as green field cloud deployments using platforms such as IBM, Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. I also administer the development AWS subscription for our professional services team.

To complement my technical knowledge, I also have a broad range of soft skills including project management, team leadership and business analysis.

I am TOGAF 9 certified (Level 2), have achieved ITIL 2011 Foundation and am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for SQL Server.


I immigrated to New Zealand in 1999. I have enjoyed over 18 successful years in the New Zealand IT & GIS industries working on a variety of projects ranging from small development projects to large system implementations. I hold a British passport as well as having permanent residency in New Zealand.

Employment History

  • Transpower, Spatial Solution Designer (Contractor) (2017 - Present)
  • Eagle Technology Ltd, Solution Architect (2008 - 2017)
  • Department of Conservation, Project Manager (2007 - 2008)
  • Explorer Graphics Ltd (now AAM New Zealand), Senior Consultant (2006 - 2007)
  • Oxygen Business Solutions, Systems Analyst/Developer (2004 - 2006)
  • Carter Holt Harvey, Systems Analyst/Developer (2000 - 2004)
  • Matrix Applied Computing, Consultant (2000 - 2000)
  • WaterCare Services Limited, Technician (1999 - 2000)
  • VKE Engineers, Civil Engineering Technician (1998 - 1999)

Key Skills

  • Enterprise application design, capacity planning (sizing) and implementation for on premise and cloud deployments.
  • High availability and disaster recover design and implementation.
  • Execution and management of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud deployments.
  • TOGAF 9.1 Certified.
  • ITIL 2011 Foundation Certified.
  • UML Modeling with Enterprise Architect.
  • SQL Server 2008 Certified.
  • Specialist in the Esri ArcGIS architecture.
  • Development & scripting skills (PowerShell, .Net C#, C++, Visual Basic, Python, Java, JavaScript, SQL, T-SQL).
  • Self-motivating, able to work alone or in teams as well as manage small teams.
  • Mentoring of junior/intermediate staff.
  • Software design, development and systems support/administration for a broad range products.
  • Spatial and traditional database design, establishment, management, tuning, support, reporting and disaster recovery.
  • Data geo-processing, scripting, transformation, analysis, manipulation.

Current & Past Responsibilities

  • Innovative solution architecture, application design and implementation of enterprise systems using Microsoft, Esri and Amazon technologies.
  • Relational database design & data modeling (examples include database design for Ministry for the Environment, Hamilton City Council, Courier Post, NZ Fire Service).
  • Business analysis and requirements gathering.
  • Project elaboration, scoping, estimation and business cases.
  • Project management.
  • Application development (mobile, desktop, server, web).
  • Spatial and relational database implementation and administration.
  • GIS systems analysis, tuning and troubleshooting.
  • Business Intelligence and reporting implementation.
  • System integration (SAP, Hansen. Maximo).

Education/ Certifications

  • National Diploma Civil Engineering, Durban University of Technology, January 1998
  • TOGAF 9 Certified (Level 2)
  • ITIL 2011 Foundation Certified
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance.
  • AWS Business Professional Online (Curriculum 3.0)
  • AWS Technical Professional Online (Curriculum 3.0)

Notable Projects

Land Information NZ, Wilding Conifers Information System

Design, sizing and implementation of a cloud hosted web application for recording of wilding conifer infestations for use by several regional councils. The application is hosted on Amazon EC2 and the data is recorded in an Amazon Postgres RDS database. The project is being run by LINZ with funding from central government.

Spark (Telecom), Door to Door

Assisted with migration of the Spark door to door sales mobile and reporting application from IBM IaaS to Amazon AWS. After the initial migration, I was tasked with resolving performance issues experienced by field operators using the mobile application.

Department of Conservation, Sea Sketch

Successfully migrated the DOC Sea Sketch application from IBM SaaS to Amazon AWS. The application was rearchitected for Amazon AWS following prolonged performance issues on the IBM platform. The migration to AWS also included implementation of monitoring tools to track server health.

New Zealand Fire Service, Enterprise GIS

For this NZFS project I am the Solution Architect for the capacity planning, high level design and detailed design for on premise and implementation of the Azure based solution. The solution is highly available on both the on premise and cloud based deployments. Design artefacts included Visio/Enterprise Architect diagrams as well as capacity planning outputs.

New Zealand Transport Agency, Enterprise GIS

Eagle was selected as the vendor to design and implement an enterprise GIS platform for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). I was responsible for the complete Solution Architecture including detailed design, infrastructure sizing and on-premise implementation. I worked closely with NZTA data, security and infrastructure architects as well as other vendors to ensure the platform met their requirements. The deployment currently being migrated by Eagle to the Microsoft Azure platform.

Courier Post, Project Atlas

Atlas was developed by Eagle, for Courier Post, to give a spatial view of courier runs and delivery points nationwide. Atlas replaced the reliance on paper maps and offers the ability to analyse courier runs in more depth than previously possible. Address to courier run allocation is achieved through the application which has markedly improved the quality of their data. I was engaged for the inception and elaboration of the project doing the business analysis, database design and design of the web application.