Zylstra Steph

Steph Zylstra

Systems Integrator

Name:Steph Zylstra
Location:Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Hi, I'm Steph. I'm a systems integrator/software engineer/sysadmin with an ever-present desire to learn more and improve my skills.


2015 - present

Systems Integrator

Digital Sense

In my role as Systems Integrator, I develop ways in which multiple technologies can be combined to produce the best possible outcome for both customers and internal processes.  This includes software development in both Python and PHP as well as utilising software from vendors such as VMware, NetApp and Fujitsu. I also maintain existing codebases.

2013 - 2015

Network Operations Technician

Digital Sense

As a Network Operations Technician at a large data centre, my role included monitoring and maintaining the virtual, physical and networked environment for the data centre, and engaging with customers to assist with their support requests. I also developed automation procedures for common tasks.

2012 - 2013

Assistant Systems Developer

Queensland Government
(Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services)

In this role, I work as part of a team to develop software using a variety of different languages, frameworks and methodologies. Notable languages used C# and .NET for Business as Usual requirements, Objective-C for secure iPad applications, as well as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS for web development. Several projects have used the MVC framework as a basis, and agile methodologies have been used.

2010 - 2011

Software Engineering Lab Supervisor

University of Queensland

As a Software Engineering Lab Supervisor, my role included communicating with students to assess where they were having difficulty, then assisting them to understand programming concepts and best-practices, as well as how to apply them to their assignments. Usually the programming language was Python or Java, but there were times when I was tutoring other languages also.

2007 - 2008

Trainee Multimedia Officer

Centenary Heights State High School

As a trainee, my responsibilities included designing the layouts for various administrative documents, general office administration work, and updating the school web site.


2013 - present

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Queensland University of Technology

I am commencing this postgraduate degree in 2013 to further my knowledge and develop new skills, beginning with a Networking course in the first semester.

2009 - 2011

Bachelor of Multimedia Design

University of Queensland

I graduated in 2011 with a degree that provided valuable skills in crafting robust, elegant code and developing intuitive user interfaces.

2008 - 2013

Various Other Qualifications

I have completed various other qualifications, including two official Microsoft training courses (on C# and MVC, respectively), a Certificate III in Multimedia from Qantm, a Certificate II in Business and a Certificate I in Information Technology.

Volunteer Experience

2012 - present

Übertweak Leader

Scripture Union QLD

Übertweak is a technology camp for high school aged children, run several times a year. Volunteering as a leader involves planning and preparing camp beforehand, caring for and communicating with campers during the camp, and keeping records for the use of future camps. I have been tech lead on camp multiple times, which has included setting up and maintaining a stable network for 60+ PCs during the week. I have also been involved with teaching campers how to program in Python as well as with the day-to-day aspects of the camp.