Simon Whiteside


15 years software development, including 15 years C++ and 9 years Java. I work as a freelance software designer and developer on internet, desktop, interactive TV and handheld systems. I work from my premises near London and deliver software on-time and on-budget, with full project visibility. I have an MSc in Computer Science with distinction from Essex University.



Development of Java and C++ photograph uploaders. Skinnable, multi-lingual and integrated with back-end upload systems.

skills used: C++, Java, XML

Jack Brand

Development of Java based downloader for video/music delivery system.

skills used: Java, XML

Sibelius Software

Developed multi-language, multi-currency backend for website. Providing CMS, e-commerce and office order processing system. Integration with Microsoft Great Plains accounting system.

skills used: Content Management (, MySql, PHP, E-Commerce


Team Leader and architect for best-selling music notation software system. Also developed their internet plugin, now used for selling sheet music online through major music publishers.

skills used: C++, Windows SDK

Lateral Arts

Development of Open Source scripting language used especially by games developers.
Also design and production of the website.

skills used: C++, Java, XML


I designed and implemented their Java/Swing-based authoring tools

skills used: Java, XML

Lateral Arts

I designed and implemented the entire site.

skills used: Content Management (, LINUX, MySql, PHP


Implemented and designed the entire site, including a complex Java applet for editing webpages on line.

skills used: LINUX, MySql, Java


I designed the database, and programmed the site in JSP, Java and Perl.

skills used: LINUX, MySql, Java

Developed entire back-end system providing CMS, e-commerce, music catalog, web services API and interaction with 3rd party systems such as major labels music repositories, digital upload charts, Yahoo, and Last.FM

skills used: Content Management (, LINUX, MySql, Java, PHP, XML, E-Commerce

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Tunbridge Wells.
Within South East.
Within United Kingdom.
Would temporarily relocate.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract