9+ years of Experience

Hi, I'mLwandiso Gwarubana

Designer & Developer

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I'm a Designer & Developer from Makhanda, SA. I aim to make a difference through my creative skils

Worked with project teams to create user-friendly and appealing application interfaces and websites for users. Met with project manager, business analyst and architect right from beginning of project, creating rough mock-ups that were refined and extended over many iterations. Adjustments to mock-ups as necessary to address problems encountered.

Name : Mr. Lwandiso Gwarubana
Date of birth : September 21 1989
Address : 25 Glastonbury Rd, Makhanda, SA
Email : shout@lwandisogwarubana.co.za
Phone : 046 603 7131
Skype : lwandiso.gwarubana
Interest : Full Time

Professional Experience

Snr. Web & Multimedia Systems Developer@ Rhodes University

July 2016 - Present
  • Working with staff and students to understand web architecture concepts and advising on how these can be implemented technically within constraints
  • Specifying operational logic and rules that are necessary for features to be reproduced correctly according to specification
  • Writing efficient computer code to make the various features work, ensuring that sound, graphics, animations and timings function as intended and make good use of processing and data storage capacity
  • Creating and linking databases to the user interface so that information can be retrieved, stored and processed interactively via the application
  • Writing html or similar input and using authoring packages where appropriate to create content and effects
  • Maintaining Webservers of the University
  • Deploying, configuring, and customizing Learning Management System for the university
  • Running tests of the application to identify problems which need to be rectified
  • Solving problems by re-writing code or adding new code which works around problems;
  • Providing technical support to an application once it is running and making further adaptations, patches or rewrites to the code.
  • Design and generate computer graphics using adobe suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe XD, Dream Weaver).
  • Coordinate streaming for the school using adobe flash media server.
  • Coordinate webinars for the university.
  • Design and manage media mobile apps for the school.
  • Researching and keeping abreast of emerging technologies in order to be able to deliver the most up-to-date solutions. This may mean learning new programming languages or technologies;
  • Assist in developing uniform web strategies, plans and platforms for the school, which harmonise with central systems.
  • Provision of media services such as videoconferencing, streaming and digital signage to the school.
  • Scoping web development needs and devising and implementing rollout plans taking into account resources, time frames and budget;
  • Managing and monitoring rollout plans;
  • Reviewing project plans and taking corrective measures to bring projects within agreed parameters where necessary.
  • Ensuring the school’s sites are maintained at adequate levels of redundancy and backup;
  • Ensuring that the school’s sites are adequately protected in terms of access privileges and virus protection;
  • Ensuring that the school’s sites are adequately protected against internal and external attack
  • Administration of the school systems including all its databases
  • Complying with all relevant security requirements for both the school and the university.
  • Planning, leadership, organising and control of staff, students and outside in regard to school sites and multimedia projects and in correspondence with overall university policy and system requirements.
  • Supervise, train and teach students and/or staff on the use of specialised equipment

Microsoft Engineer@ Innovo Networks

2015 September-2016 June
  • Microsoft Dynamics development and maintenance
  • Office 365 applications administration
  • SharePoint 2013 configuration and deployment
  • Windows azure administration and configuration
  • Hosted PABX system and Polycom telephone systems configuration and management
  • Server virtualisation
  • Cloud datacentre management
  • Mobile app development, management and testing
  • Video conferencing installation configuration and management
  • Web design and development

Server Administrations (Windows and Linux)

Systems Developer @ Keystroke Holdings

2014 October-August 2015
  • Maintaining existing, and develop new systems to support the company’s operation
  • Internal client liaison
  • Assisting with documenting existing systems.
  • Analysing user requirements and designing systems to meet requirements
  • Testing new and existing systems
  • Implementing software systems
  • Supporting users of software systems
  • Developing SharePoint (2013) applications
  • Analysis and designs systems based on input given by users
  • Developing functional and technical documentation based on user and other input.
  • Providing general user support from within and outside the company and manages queries from initiation through to completion
  • Interacting with users and other developers as new changes and applications are implemented
  • Developing new programs as per requirements
  • Testing applications developed. (unit testing)
  • Doing continual performance tuning of applications and program queries to optimize the performance

Applications Developer@ Complexus

2014 March-2014 September
  • SharePoint 2013 app development
  • SharePoint development
  • Microsoft SQL database administration
  • Web application development
  • C# development
  • Html, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery development

SharePoint Consultant @ Eskom Holdings

January 2012-March 2014
  • Website configuration
  • SharePoint site super user role
  • SharePoint design
  • Microsoft SQL server design and configuration
  • Developing SharePoint workflows and InfoPath forms
  • Web maintenance
  • Site owner
  • Installing and configuring SharePoint infrastructure
  • Planning, design and implement SharePoint security including, but not limited to, authentication, security roles, user groups, audiences, and item level security
  • Planning, design and implement SharePoint data protection, backup and recovery
  • Planning and design improvements to SharePoint performance
  • Performing SharePoint administration,
  • Configuration and maintenance,
  • Creating documentation for any function performed under any competency, planning, design, implement and modify navigational and aesthetic changes to SharePoint pages as directed,
  • SharePoint 2010 and 2013 installation, configuration, and troubleshooting,
  • Developing web content using html and java script
  • Writing CSS script for web sites
  • Compiling (manuals, technical specification, deployment guide, configuration guide, functional design specification)
  • SharePoint to SAP integration
  • Web integration with other applications

Jnr. User Support technician@ First National Bank

January 2011-December 2011
  • Assists client day-to-day functionality and efficiency
  • Provides IT support for desktops, printers, peripherals, telephone systems, and cellular devices
  • Configures, installs and maintains complex software systems
  • Identifies, manage and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Responds to customer requests effectively and communicates with them to address issues
  • They should update the user information in an organizational system
  • To update the user access for given IT applications for new and current employees


Adv. Diploma Information Resource Management | University of South Africa

June 2019 - Current studies

Qualifying learners will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge to the management of Information Communication Technology (ICT) services in an organisation, in a holistic approach to managing services, from end-to-end, where all aspects of a service (and not just the individual technology silos) are delivered within a determined timeframe, properly secured, and available when necessary to the business customer, where Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is used in conjunction with other good practices to manage information technology (such as COBIT). This qualification aims to improve the level of training for new entrants as well as practicing service managers and supervisory staff. In addition, it will provide a solid theoretical basis for staff who have undergone on-the-job training without the benefit of being exposed to the underpinning theory and best practices provided by any ITIL based theoretical training at tertiary level. Both entry level staff and experienced staff with relevant practical experience will benefit.

Dip. Information Technology | University of South Africa

Jan 2007 - June 2012

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 configuration & admin attendance certificateBytes Technology Group

2014 March-2014 March

Microsoft SharePoint site owner attendance certificateEskom Academy of Learning

June 2013-June 2013




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App Development

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Graphic Design

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Print Design

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Graphic Design

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Print Design

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