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Venus Izadi

Software Developer | venus.izadi@gmail.com


I'm a highly focused software developer with years of experience in a variety of development and engineering positions; graduated from University of Melbourne and strengthened my technical skills by an intensive scholarship given by Australian Computer Society.

I love learning and sharing my knowledge with other people. There's nothing more rewarding for me than seeing people realise this is possible. The best part is when they actually take those steps and I can see that it's changed their life. I do this by organising different technical events and hackathons, mentoring in different events and speaking in meetups.

I'm supportive and enthusiastic team player, and looking for opportunities that I can grow and help others to grow as well.


Software Developer / Consultant

I am part of the developers consultant team, working with different clients and different technologies, such as:

React.js and Node.js developer - oOh! Media

oOh!media, an advertising agency, specialise in billboards, mobile, retail and experiential marketing, and provide diverse products. Goals that we achieved:

  • Review the existing landscape
  • Introduce agile practices and identify improvements
  • Scaling up delivery
  • Provide guidance on the optimal short and long-term direction

Java, Android and iOS mobile developer - NBN

I worked with the Digital Products team to deliver incremental enhancements to their mobile apps, web applications and backend micro services. Product was digital tools to enable NBN field workers to construct, enable, activate and assure the NBN network. The team had the following impacts on NBN:

  • Reduce integration test times from 90mins to 30mins
  • Reduce application’s CPU utilisation by 35%
  • Development practices (TDD, pair programming)
  • Introduced different approaches for multiple teams all working on the same codebase
  • Improve code testability and increase unit test coverage
  • Lunch and Learn Sessions

Ruby on Rails developer - Bresic Whitney

Our job was to help agents to prioritise their conversations with buyers, and essentially to qualify those buyers. Also, a small step in the direction to change agent behaviour to a more sharing and collaborative culture. Prototyping, product support and ongoing delivery was my team's main contribution. The following technologies were mainly used:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Coffeescript
  • SendGrid, Mailtrap and Mailcatcher
  • Mixpanel and Google analytics
  • Snapp CI
  • Heroku
  • Github
  • Cloudinary

Ruby on Rails and AngularJS - Life Letters

Life Letters which is Australian startup, attempting to give everyone access to their genetic information. Our team helped to shape and build the product, which allows patients to order a saliva test online and receive their results from a genetic counsellor. Our team had the following impact on them:

  • Design and shape their website
  • Improve code testability and increase unit test coverage

2014 - CURRENT

Quality Analysis Consultant
Revolution IT

I was part of QA team managing multiple projects and a variety clients as follow:

Test Analysis - BetEasy

Analyse and develop software test requirements based on the provided Business Requirements. Creating and designing test scenarios and also manage the prioritisation and reporting of defects

Test Analysis - Orica

Providing support to the business through all aspects of the software testing lifecycle, 

effectively planning and organising the testing of projects. Apply proven analytical and problem solving skills to help validate releases through careful testing.

HP Product Support - HP Support

Supporting HP Software products such as (Quality Center, Unified Functional Testing), troubleshooting software issues and escalating to the appropriate HP team.

2013 - 2014


Master of Software Systems Engineering
University of Melbourne

2011 - 2013

Java Programming
RMIT University, Melbourne

2013 - 2014

Web Communications
Curtin University, Melbourne

2013 - 2014

SaaS and Cloud Computing
UC-Berkeley, Online


Bachelor in Computer Engineering
Azad University, Tehran

2005 - 2010


Software Engineering - Project Management - Software Quality

  • Agile Foundation Certificate (2013)
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis (2013)
  • Project Management Certificate (2013)
  • Certificate in Web Application ASP.Net (2011)
  • Certificate in Front Page and Web Design (2010)
  • Cucumber Foundation Certificate (2013)
  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing (2013)
  • HP Quality Centre Administration (2013)
  • HP ALM Advanced project Administration (2013)
  • Selenium Foundation Certificate (2013)


ACS Scholarship
Australian Computer Society

This was an award give by ACS to cover my study and internship for one year


Distinguished Achievement
in Bachelor degree


NASA Open Innovation Initiation
Lead Organiser

NASA educates and empowers students and engineers to acquire knowledge and skills in the disciplines of Science, Technology and Engineering, by way of thinking boldly, taking initiative and acting globally. It is an honour to organise NASA Space Apps for the first time in Sydney in fulfilling their academic and career aspirations. The following are our achievements in 2016:

  • 'SPACETREK' project from Sydney has been selected by NASA experts and Challenge owners to represent one of the Top 5 finalists in the Most Inspirational award category.
  • 'Ava-Nautrice' project selected by NASA Kennedy Space Center as an honored nominated project.

2016 - Present



Node Girls


Rails Girls


2014 - Present

Sydney Coding Dojo

I'm the organiser of this meetup with more than 300 members, focusing on small technical workshops to learn new concepts. The followings are the latest achievements of the meetup:

  • Test Driven Development(TDD)
  • Continuous Delivery / Continuous Integration
  • BDD Coding Dojo - implementing a microservice in Java using BDD and TDD
  • BDD in Java and/or Groovy with Cucumber-JVM

2015 - Present

Levelup - ThoughtWorks
Speaker/Presenter - Topics: Open Source, CD/CI

2015, 2016


2015, 2016

Health Hack




Sydney, Australia.