Steve French

Stephen French

Summary

I am currently looking for contract or permanent work in Database Development. In addition to over 20 years experience with Access, VBA, MySQLand SQL Server, I also work in web design using skills including ASP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

I have proven success designing high-integrity relational databases and business intelligence solutions supporting critical business areas. I am a self-motivated team player looking for a challenging new project.

I am a talented communicator, adept at working in both individual and team settings, and creating strong relationships with clients, co-workers and management. As a sharp analytical thinker, I am proficient at generating and interpreting project requirements. I have worked with clients in the public, charity and commercial sectors.

Portfolio

Jazz Services

Project Manager for £100k project for new SQL database and data-driven Joomla web site. Researched companies for long list of candidates then headed panel to interview short list. Oversaw project development, working with developers, staff and Board members. Key Achievements  First time for Project Management  Came in on budget and time  Successful integration of a number of technologies including Joomla and SQL Server

skills used: Access, Project Management, Joomla, SQL

National Historic Ships

Complete rebuild of non-normalised (and chaotic) Access database to produce a MySQL back end database with an Access front end for reporting. Worked with a web design company to tailor the MySQL database to suit a new web front end. VBA programming using ADO, DAO, SQL (for MySQL), and a MySQL Management Studio. Key Achievements  Project brought in on time and in budget  Successfully created strong relationship between myself, the client and web design company  Worked successfully with MySQL to integrate it with Access reporting and a PHP-driven web interface

skills used: Access, MySql, VBA Access

ONSIDE

Design and implementation of project management database for worldwide grant applications. SQL back end database with Access front end. Data migration from early Access version. Worked closely with management to generate requirements which were then implemented. Once complete, worked with a web design company to provide a web front end for users. Key Achievements  Project brought in on time and in budget  Successfully created strong relationship between myself, the client and web design company  Sophisticated VBA programming using ADO, DAO, SQL  Showed flexibility with SQL design as new requirements emerged from web development

skills used: Access, Database, VBA Access, VBA Excel, VBScript, SQL, SQL Server

Action for Carers

Worked directly with senior management to establish and implement requirements for 4 company databases, with SQL back end and Access front end. Migrated legacy system data from Access, Excel and other sources. Designed, developed, documented, tested, trained and implemented data models and architecture supporting their client management system. Incorporated dynamic reporting system, dynamic Excel VBA exports, Outlook VBA, cross-database linking with extended search capabilities. Key Achievements  Project brought in on time and in budget  Developed very good relationship with management and 3rd party IT providers  Multiple databases: Young Carers, Moving and Handling, Learning and Work and Mailing List  Sophisticated VBA programming using ADO, DAO, SQL, file management system  Incorporated document and folder management  Fully integrated event management system

skills used: Access, VBA Access, VBA Excel, SQL Server, Database, Microsoft Office, SQL

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within London.
Within Greater London.
Within United Kingdom.

Length of contract

Days.
Weeks.
Months.