I'm Adan Rehtla

Experienced Developer | Cloud Engineer | DevOps | UI / UX Developer | Graphic Designer | Problem Solver | I.T. Support

years young, husband and father, gamer.

Hello, My Name is Adan.

I'm a experienced developer and cloud engineer currently living in Brisbane, Australia.

I have been designing and coding for over years.

I make high quality web applications with clean html5 and css3 codes and have dabbled in almost all avenues of programming, including delphi, c, c++, java, ruby, ruby-on-rails, python, perl, bash, html, javascript, css, php, asp, etc.

For the past years, I have been working on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as DevOps. Exploring containerisation (Kubernetes/Docker), application architecture best practices, automatic scaling, deployment automation, CI/CD, just to name a few.

I also contribute to the community: StackOverflow.com, GitHub.com, Gist.GitHub.com

Projects that I'm Proud of

These projects range from large scale development projects where I have been the core developer for the project
to small jobs such as graphic design, custom wordpress themes, or problem solving.

What I Do

Some call me an "swiss army knife" developer as I'm experienced in almost all programming languages.
If I don't know a language that a project requires then I will learn it, as I take great pride in what I do
and I can't do something halfway, three-quarters or nine-tenths. Curse the perfectionist inside me.

1. Experienced Developer

With lots of trail and error comes experience. True knowledge comes from learning from things you have done in the past, the good and the bad.

2. Cloud Engineer (AWS)

AWS is crucial to running high availability and high throughput web applications. With many years designing and deploying applications to AWS, I can guide the way.

3. UI / UX Developer

Making a graphic user interface is more complex than you may think. Efficient user flow as well as an eye catching layout is key to smart UI / UX designs.

4. Graphic Designer

Creating simple logo concepts, business cards, brochures to full scale website mock ups and everything in between. Sharing the vision is half the battle.

5. Pre-Press / Print Designer

From designing variable output letters and invoices to final composition to save printing costs. I have experience in all areas of the print industry.

6. Problem Solver

To solve the simplest or even overly complex problems requires the correct approach. Asking the right questions will speeds up the process.

Skills & Expertise

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.






JS / jQuery




Node / Go




Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.

Developer Operations (DevOps)


Cloud Engineer (AWS)


3rd Party Integration


Application Architecture


Web Development


Digital Design


My Resume

Call a "failure" an "experiment" and put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

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Work Experience


DevOps Engineer - Gen3 Media / Locify

Updated the release process to increase automation and reduce release time.
Manage and improve Local Active Directory and migrate employees to Azure Active Directory.
Prepare, and plan for containerisation and data ware housing upgrade.
Maintain and improve cloud monitoring solutions (PRTG, DataDog, Loggly).

2015 - 2019

DevOps / Senior Developer / Cloud Engineer - AAMC

Design, build, deploy and maintain custom Insurance assessing applications (PHP Client, API, Native Apps on iOs and Android) using Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Convert Vagrant VM to Local Docker Containers.
Convert Monolith to Kuberenetes Docker Containers.
Project workflow integration with CI/CD for Static code analysis and JIRA for time keeping with CodeCeption Testing.

2015 - 2018

Contract Web Developer - Thirteen Digital

Design, Build and test custom made WordPress plug-ins.

2014 - 2015

Graphic Designer / WebStore Specialist / IT Manager - Apex Hunting

Design and maintain their online web store and inventory. Built a semi-professional photo capture process for in-house design of product thumbnails and custom printed boxes.

2013 - 2015

Core Software Developer - Jubatus

Build a complex pricing system for quotes / invoices relating to large scale electric cables in Australia. With integrations into live stock prices for metal manufacturing costs.


Website & Graphic Designer / Pre-Press - LithoArt

Design and maintain new and existing websites for the company. Trained to compose and build Pre-Press layouts to save printing costs. Also still do random contract work for LithoArt.

2011 - 2012

IT Manager / Website & Graphic Design / Pre Press - ArtPress

Only person employed to do all Pre-Press for offset printing. Also worked with clients to design printed media for their specific requirements (Logos, Business Cards, Brochures, etc)


PHP Developer - Yahoo7!

Work on the travel section of the Yahoo7! group web presence.

2008 - 2010

IBS Design & Data Processing - Salmat

Design and build templates and data processing work-flows for printed media like phone bills and marketing.

2003 - Now

Freelance Developer - NADAsoft

All kinds of custom programming and design. From websites, console applications to middleware.



Diploma of Information Technology Software Development

Majoring in Object-Oriented Programming
Brisbane North Institute of TAFE


Certificate IV in Information Technology

Brisbane North Institute of TAFE


Certificate II in Information Technology

Student Technician at Sandgate District High School


Senior Certificate

Sandgate District State High School

Work Process

As a human being, I'm work in process.

We need to listen and understand, we cannot read minds and each person may have a different end vision. For a successful project requires many specialised roles and knowing when to reach out to them for help.

1. Idea
2. Sketch
3. Design
4. Develop
5. Test
6. Deploy

Supporting everyone and ensuring a singular vision throughout the entire process is key to success. Making sure the end users have the best experience while ensuring everything is as efficient and automated as possible.