A highly motivated, hands-on individual, well qualified and with a very wide range of development experience. I have a proven ability to drive commercial requirements via complex technical solutions, both on and off line.
I technology to make a difference.
From real time location tracking of personnel (on land, underground & at sea) to theme park ride optimisation (trying to efficiently steer visitors around their preferred rides).
My code has tracked, monitored & assessed circus equipment, given you access to airport lounges, helped you fast-track through airport security, & possibly matched you with your perfect job.
My ecommerce solutions have ramped up online sales of trampolines, hotel rooms, coffee, clothing for wakeboarders, ink cartridges, bus tickets, Adblue for cars, printers & villa holidays in Jamaica (to pick an eclectic few!)
I have provided scanning solutions to track down parcels, and even spot holes in crisp packaging.
I've audited pensions software, created FSA regulated systems & work actively to help industry to meet its compliance obligations.
With a wide knowledge of web development, database development, application development and iPhone app development, I pride myself on working within a quality driven environment, providing agile solutions to complex or challenging projects. I have the capability to pull together large teams of specific experts or work as a sole developer depending on the requirements of the project.
In summary, I have over 20 years experience in all aspects of software development including consultancy, specification writing, project management and coding in many software languages. I have comprehensive experience in the analysis, design and implementation of financial, management, web and reliability information systems, plus development of software and hardware for control and instrumentation based applications.
A solid track record in the project management of multi-disciplinary teams with responsibility from Director to Department leader for both commercial, military and technical requirements. Direct responsibility for multi-national projects delivered in countries from Eastern Europe to Hong Kong with budgets up to £1.5M and project teams of 30+.
My track record is in the analysis, design and delivery of technology solutions. This has only been achieved by developing an in-depth understanding of the clients issues and desires, backed up by deploying methodologies for system analysis, design and integration to ISO standards.
Recent Experience Highlights:
Apple iPhone App Development - from simple graphical entertainment apps to complex apps that pull and push data via webservices. I have carried out the entire app process from specification through development to submission. I have developed a mix of paid for and free apps on behalf of clients, all of my apps have been approved by Apple first time.
First Rail Support part of FirstGroup plc (137,000 staff £5 Billion turnover) provides the replacement bus services for train companies who require passengers to be moved by coach/bus whilst there are track outages. A new c#.net development valued at over £200K was developed, clever innovation such as cell site location for vehicle tracking eventually won the bid and the new system is now live. Role: Solution Outline, Bid proposal and presentation, Development overview.
Sesame - secure web hosted document scan on demand system: fixed IP access, image and data wrappers, SSL, password security policies etc. Supporting national user base of over 200 users. Role: Requirements Capture, System Architecture, Development. (Sesame provides support to more than 7000 advisers, employs more than 500 people and sold £23 billion worth of mortgages in 2010)
Summary of Education:
B.Eng (Honours Sandwich) Electronic Engineering (1st Class) 1989
National Diploma Computer Technology (Microelectronics) 1985
Oracle DBA 2001, Prince
iPhone App for manufacturers and distributers of musical equipment worldwide. The project has involved designing and developing an interactive app using rich media such as audio and video data to showcase their entire product base of approx 2,000 products. The App has been built for internal use of sales staff when out in the field. Products are searchable by product name/number or a user can browse down through 4 sub category levels until they reach the product they are interested in. We then offer detailed product information including price, a short description, long description, mutiple product images, quick time audio clips and video demonstrations played using the in-built YouTube player. We also offer location based services to help a user locate a dealer with stock, news and promotional articles, a favourites section, linked product accessories, and secure services to show Roland staff only, the latest financial and stock data. This app uses many web services to pull information from the website database to the app to provide up to the minute data.
skills used: C++, Html
Inkjet Direct Ltd
skills used: PHP, MySql, AJAX, E-Commerce
No1 Traveller Ltd
Before going freelance I developed and supported 24/7 the main jessops.com web site. A high transactional ecommerce platform developed in c#.net and MS SQL running on clustered blades, 80% of all sales touched the store and accounted for over £60M of on-line sales. Role: Strategic development
skills used: C#, E-Commerce, SQL Server
Merlin Entertainments Group
Location flexibilityWithin Cumbria.
Within North West.
Within United Kingdom.
Length of contractDays.