Simon Whiteside

Summary

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.

Portfolio

Photobox

http://www.photobox.co.uk

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

skills used: C++, Java, XML

Jack Brand

http://www.telljack.com

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

skills used: Java, XML

Sibelius Software

http://www.sibelius.com

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

Sibelius

http://www.sibelius.com

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

http://www.simkin.co.uk

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

skills used: C++, Java, XML

RedFig

http://www.redfig.com

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

skills used: Java, XML

Lateral Arts

http://www.larts.co.uk

I designed and implemented the entire site.

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

Fillmyspace

http://www.fillmyspace.com

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

skills used: LINUX, MySql, Java

Celador

http://welcome.celador.co.uk

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

skills used: LINUX, MySql, Java

Tunetribe.com

http://www.tunetribe.com

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

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Weeks.
Months.
Years.