BCMS in Computer Science
Software Engineer, Smartrak Ltd
Recent University of Waikato Computer Science graduate Kerry Arts, is enjoying his role as a Software Engineer for Smartrak Ltd in Hamilton.
Smartrak is a GPS tracking and fleet management provider. Vehicle activity can be visualized on an online map, and analyzed using various reports.
“A typical day for me at Smartrak entails maintaining existing software and working with the development team to create new solutions. I work evenly between the frontend mapping website, and a few of our back end systems.”
“One of the most interesting projects I have worked on is integrating with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to automatically pull in details about a vehicle’s current WOF and registration. This allows the system to send out automated email reminders to clients when their vehicles services are about to expire.”
A former Matamata College student, Kerry was keen to study programming and web design. He says he chose Waikato because of the great reputation of the Computer Science department and the wide array of fields on offer.