James Anthony Stewart

james@amorphitec.io | @amorphic | jimter.net | +61 (0) 4666 53513

Information Technology Engineer with over a decade of Operations experience and an increasing focus on Software Design and Development. Maker and Open Source proponent/contributor with a life-long passion for technology. Specialising in Linux, Python, IoT, 3D Printing and Monitoring.


Honesty Box - Sydney, Australia

Head of Technology
01/2019 - present

Responsible for technical direction, architecture and engineering for a fleet of 1500+ IoT devices and associated services.

Enstaved - NSW Central Coast, Australia

Co-founder / Tech Monkey
04/2017 - present

Co-founder responsible for the IT infrastructure and manufacturing processes of a growing niche product startup.

Availery - NSW Central Coast, Australia

Consulting DevOps Engineer
01/2019 - 03/2019

Consultant responsible for the migration of availery.com infrastructure to Amazon Web Services.

Thermeon - Remote

DevOps Engineer
08/2015 - 12/2018

Member of a geographically distributed DevOps team administering industry-leading automotive rental Software as a Service.

iCrew - Remote

Technical Partner
04/2016 - 06/2017

Early-stage partner responsible for development and hosting of a web-based application to manage a roster of sub-contracted event staff.

Optiver Asia Pacific - Sydney, Australia

Tools Developer
09/2013 - 07/2015

Member of a Development team practicing Kanban and delivering tooling to various departments across the business.

Monitoring Engineer
04/2010 - 09/2013

DevOps role responsible for the monitoring of highly critical financial trading systems.

Travelling - London to Sydney

06/2009 - 02/2010

An epic journey across the planet from London to Sydney without catching planes. Western Europe, the Baltics, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East (via Turkey, Iran and Pakistan), India, Nepal, Tibet, China and home through South-East Asia.

(Ok so there was one little flight from Bali to Perth but we took the train onward to Sydney).

Beam.tv/The Mill - London, United Kingdom

Systems Manager
03/2005 - 06/2009

Senior Systems Administration role responsible for junior sysadmin and all operational aspects of the Beam.tv web site across 3 data centres.

InciteMVNE - London, United Kingdom

Operations Manager
10/2003 - 02/2005

Systems Administration role responsible for all operational aspects of a mobile content delivery system built on J2EE/RedHat/Oracle.

Travelling - Europe

05/2003 - 10/2003

Backpacking around Europe embracing new cultures, attending music festivals and acquiring life experience. Eventually settled in London when money ran low and it became too cold for camping.

Professional Golfers Association of Australia - Sydney, Australia

IT Administrator
02/2002 - 05/2003

Responsible for all aspects of the PGA’s nationwide IT infrastructure, (50 users throughout national head office and 4 state offices). Introduced Open Source solutions to save this member-based organisation significant ongoing licensing costs.

Access Gaming Systems - Sydney, Australia

Systems Administrator
12/1999 – 02/2002

Member of a 4-person team responsible for company network of 150 users running Win 98/NT/2k and servers running Redhat Linux, Solaris and Win NT/2K Server.



President and co-founder of SparkCC: a makerspace/hackerspace located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.


OpenGB is a 3D printer control interface written in Python. Printer functions are exposed via a websocket API built on Tornado and called either programatically or by an included touchscreen GUI written in Vue.js.


Braubuddy is an Open Source temperature management framework written in Python. Conceived as a means of monitoring and controlling the fermentation temperature of beer.


Tosr0x is a Python module for communicating with ‘TOSR0x’ USB relay controllers made by TinySine.


CoverLovin is an Open Source album cover art downloader written in Python. It recursively traverses a directory structure containing mp3 files and downloads cover art from Google Images based on id3 tags.


Controlling a 3D Printer with Python

PyCon Australia Melbourne (video)
Sydney Python User Group


University of Technology, Sydney
Bachelor of Science: Computing Science (Honours 2nd Class).
Sub-major in Computer Graphics.
ITIL v3 Foundation
Red Hat, Inc
Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA)