Isaac Rowntree

Coder. Dancer. Performer. Trombonist. Guitarist. Singer. Rock Climber. Tap Dancer. Surfer. Coffee Snob. Motorcyclist. Cyclist. Tumbler. Tennis Player. Tough Mudder (5x). Kite Surfer.


Software Engineer with Redbubble

March 2016 - June 2020

- Fulfilment, Visual Merchandising and Supply Chain Team - Frontend Platform Team - Product API Platform Team - Membership Frontend Team - Commercial Frontend Team

Owner and Director of Zack Design

May 2002 - 2016

Open Source Wordpress Plugin Development - Senior Developer, Bendix Brakes (Drupal) - Tech Lead & Network Architect, iSolar Schools (Renewable Energy Monitoring System) - Tech Lead & Network Architect, Power Portal (Enterprise Power Company Suite) - Tech Lead, Telco POS App (Ruby on Rails)

Teacher at Swinburne TAFE and Gordon TAFE

2009 - 2011 (2 years)

VET Multimedia, Business, Finance, OH&S - 1on1 Disability - Adult Short Courses (Office Skills)

Senior Developer, Digital and Analytical Analyst, and Tech Lead at Ray White Group

Jan 2012 - Mar 2015 (approx 4 years including additional time as subcontractor)

Senior Developer Ray White Office, Agent, and Retail Sites - Tech Lead Loan Market Broker, Intranet, and Retail Sites - Digital Analysis and SEO (from 2.5% to 5% lead conversion) - Tech Lead Ray White Intranet (Whiteboard) - Tech Lead Living Here sites - Lead Architect Migration to AWS - SCRUM Master (+ JIRA) - Email Signature app saving the company $15,000/year


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Technology)
  • Certificate IV - Training and Assessment
  • BentoBox
  • Professional Development courses including: AWS, UX, Agile, Salesforce


  • Worked and volunteered three summers in Sweden as an A) Event Manager, B) Bar staff at a dance event 2012, 2013, 2015
  • A firm believer in the 'healthy body/healthy mind' lifestyle
  • Volunteered one year 2014 as an English coach for international students
  • Trombone player for over 20 years, dancer for 9 (see videos below for my choreography)
  • Into strength training and fitness - including Stronglifts, parkour, and circus tumbling/gymnastics/aerials
  • Often love to go for long bike rides anywhere between 40 and 100km long with coworkers and friends on weekends and before work
  • Enjoy overcoming obstacles and rejecting plateaus in all areas of life. Enjoy Tough Mudder et al. as a result.
  • Inveterate traveler and collector of geeky gadgets
  • Reader of books. At the moment I highly recommend anything by John C. Wright.
  • Drank way too much coffee, went cold turkey. Possibly my greatest accomplishment to date

Skills & Expertise

Digital Marketing

SEO/SEM, Google Tag Manager, Analytics,, Clicktale, Salesforce, Hotjar, Webmaster Tools


PHP, Javascript, SASS, Assembly, C, C++, Java, Python, Ruby, Perl, BASH, LESS, Bower


Zend, Code Igniter, Symfony, Angular JS, Rails, Laravel, React


Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Contentful, Tableau


Jenkins, Heroku, AWS, DeployBot, VMWare, Docker, Vagrant, Buildkite, Kubernetes


Twitter, Facebook, Google, AWS,, Guzzle, SOAP


...Although Isaac's job title was Senior Developer, in his time with the company Isaac performed many roles outside of that role. He was instrumental in all facets of Digital Development and Digital Marketing.

Isaac performed as lead architect on many projects; migration to AWS, lead generation (Salesforce), Intranet builds plus numerous more. Isaac also was the lead in all SEO implementations including being an Analytics Analyst.

Isaac always performed all tasks with a passion and commitment to making a difference, displaying values that not only enhanced the development team, but the greater company as well.

I have no hesitation in recommending Isaac for any IT/development position and if the chance arises I would happily re-employ him as I truly consider him to be a valuable asset to any team...
Scott Morgan, Head of Digital Development Ray White