Jac Fitzgerald



  • Web development experience: ASP.NET and JavaScript (Node.js, AngularJS)
  • Object-oriented programming: significant experience in C#, some practice in C, C++, Java
  • Testing: extensive automation experience in unit testing/functional testing/monitoring, including JavaScript frameworks such as Mocha/Chutzpah/Jasmine
  • Tooling: source control (Git, TFS, Source Depot), build frameworks (MSBuild)
  • Windows Phone app development
  • Hobby experience in Python, Django, Ruby, R and Haskell
  • Scripting: can build and maintain PowerShell, bash, and batch files
  • Languages: proficient French, beginning Spanish, some Hindi and Icelandic


  • Software Development Engineer 2, Microsoft Membership and Accounts, Feb 2014 – March 2015

    • Responsible for localization, performance, JavaScript testing and CMS integration for a major site rebuild in Angular (support.microsoft.com).
  • Software Development Engineer 2 (Test), Microsoft Windows Phone Services, Oct 2012 – Feb 2014

    • Owned functional testing, end to end testing and monitoring for an MVC .NET site on a confidential project.
  • Software Development Engineer (Test), Microsoft Windows Phone, Feb 2009 – Oct 2012

    • Planning, building and validating incremental Windows Phone OS updates (e.g.: Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Phone 7.5 Tango, 8.0 Portico, other minor releases).
    • Lead tester for all bug fixes and updates to consumer entertainment features, including app purchase, music, games, Xbox integration and start screen.
    • Client owner for Marketplace expansion to ~60 new countries, including China, co-ordinating across three backend teams for end-to-end validation including payments.
  • Software Intern, Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Dec 2007 – Feb 2008

    • Created a graphical user interface for an in-house data filtering program using C++.
  • Tutor, Department of IT and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, 2006 – 2008

    • Software Engineering Lab Supervisor: providing assistance to students in any course.
    • Speaking at career fairs and workshops to encourage high school students to study IT.


  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Cognitive Science, French) Graduated December 2008 from the University of Queensland, Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in User Centred Design Completed March 2012 at the University of Washington

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