T: +44 (0) 203 255 1027
Michael Panter M: +44 (0) 798 128 8832
Senior IT Consultant
BACKGROUND An information technology professional with many years of experience designing and developing
custom software solutions. Maintains a strong background in object-oriented design and has the
ability to leverage component reuse for scalability and software maintainability. Has a background
in commercial systems and messaging infrastructures, and experience of the latest Microsoft
technologies including BizTalk 2006, Visual Studio.NET, C#, Visual Basic.NET, ADO.NET, ASP.NET,
COM+, XML, SQL Server and Microsoft Office. Has the experience to provide reliable software life-
cycle management and familiarity with Rational products, UML and Microsoft recommended
SKILLS Unified Process, UML and Object Oriented Analysis and Design
Messaging infrastructure technologies: Microsoft BizTalk 2006
Microsoft .Net Framework development technologies: Visual Studio 2005, ASP.NET, C#,
Database server technologies:Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Oracle, Sybase SQL ASA, and
Windows application development technologies: Windows.net, COM/COM+
Database connectivity technologies: ADO, ADO.Net, ODBC
Excellent oral and written communication skills
EXPERIENCE Travel Sabbatical April 2008 to April 2009
Apr 08 – Apr 09 Fulfilled a lifelong ambition to travel around the world.
Edenbrook Limited July 2005 to April 2008
Nov 07 – Apr 08 Allen and Overy
Architected and designed a high performance, scalable and fault-tolerant
messaging infrastructure solution, for a leading international law firm, to
integrate the firm’s practice management software with multiple systems,
including their human resources system. The platform uses BizTalk 2006,
clustered SQL Servers, load-balanced IIS Servers the latest 64-bit technology.
Established a fully integrated development environment and infrastructure.
Provided project lifecycle planning, cost estimates, overall team leadership and
technical guidance for a new strategic Enterprise Service Bus infrastructure,
employing industry best practices.
May 07 – Oct 07 Kingfield Heath Limited
Designed, architected and delivered a high performance, scalable and fault-
tolerant messaging infrastructure for a major office supply distributor. The
infrastructure provides a high volume, secure, B2B messaging framework
allowing request/response transactions for over 1500 customers. The platform
uses BizTalk 2006, clustered SQL Servers, load-balanced IIS Servers, and a
Storage Area Network (SAN), and uses the latest 64-bit technology.
Employed best practices to manage the project lifecycle from inception to
transition into production, in a rapid timescale, including full requirements
analysis/capture, technical design and risk management.
Provided infrastructure recommendations, cost estimates and overall team
leadership throughout the project.
Apr 06 – Apr 07 Dell, Inc.
Provided business analysis and technical support for the deployment of Dell’s
Premier procurement platform, across 20 EMEA countries, providing a web-
based automated e-commerce capability for large commercial and
governmental customers, and enhancing Dell’s automated online capability.
Enhanced and deployed an ecommerce application to charge environmental
fees, allowing Dell to successfully comply legally with the EU’s WEEE Directive
in various European countries.
Jul 05 – Apr 06 Bupa Limited
Lead a team of developers extending and enhancing a common architectural
framework for workflow event handling, security and reporting within a large-
scale enterprise application, using Microsoft .NET and “smart client”
Managed the build, deployment and configuration control infrastructure in an
Extreme Programming environment, providing a continuous build process using
Nant and Nunit, and configuration support for a team of more than 60
Dolphin Dynamics Limited December 2003 to July 2005
Dec 03 – Jul 05 Architected a high performance, scalable airline search engine that is currently
used worldwide within the travel industry. Created an extensible, tiered
architecture, and a stateless, scalable application development framework.
Implemented the system using the Microsoft .Net Framework (C# and Visual
Basic.Net), and Sybase and SQL Server databases. Development included the
provision of complex web-browser interfaces and XML web services.
Provided recommendations for architectural changes to existing software to
provide significant improvements performance and scalability.
Delivered formal training in web development technologies and UML-based
development methodologies. Encouraged adherence to industry best practices.
Clifford Thames Limited April 2002 to August 2003
Apr 02 – Aug 03 Developed a secure and extensible web-based translation portal, on behalf of a
major automobile manufacturer. The system allows users to maintain
application data translations in 20 different European countries. The
architecture had a service-based design, and encompassed presentation,
process, entity, interface and data tiers. Application development was carried
out using Microsoft VB.NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, XML and SQL Server 2000.
The project was performed using a Rational-based methodology, including the
construction of Use Cases and UML modelling.
Analysed, designed and developed an XML-based, multi-lingual, search engine,
catalogue, and pricing service, for a major automobile manufacturer, and the
European market. The system was developed using VB, XML, and SQL Server
Crosstier, Inc. May 2000 to January 2002
May 00 – Jan 02 As a senior consultant at a company specializing in Microsoft-based e-
commerce application development, developed a B2B message processing and
rebate calculation system for a large wholesale food distributor in Richmond,
Architecting and development of a BizTalk messaging solution using VB, ADO,
SQL Server 2000, Visual Interdev, COM+, and XML, providing integration with
an accounting system, and the implementation of a complex rebate calculation
subsystem. This high profile application was part of a Microsoft case study.
Provided recommendations for the Company’s strategic and technical focus
with respect to the latest wireless technologies.
CIBER, Inc. November 1997 to May 2000
Nov 97 – May 00 Project management and technical supervision for a team of consultants
developing credit card processing software on behalf of a leading credit card
company. The software allows accounting departments to electronically
reconcile and categorize corporate expenditure. Developed using VB, Microsoft
Access and ADO components.
Analysed Federal systems and business processes, culminating in a proposal
for a web-based software application, including architectural design
alternatives. The project required close interaction with the client in the form
of regular meetings and communications, and project management activities.
Preferred Health Systems, Llc. July 1996 to August 1997
Jul 96 – Aug 97 Designed and developed a client/server patient monitoring application for a
major health care company. Participated in onsite consultations with the
customer to gather requirements, negotiate acceptance criteria, coordinate the
technical aspects of the implementation, create technical and user
documentation, provide technical and user support during acceptance testing.
Development was in Visual Basic 4.0 under Windows NT 3.5.1, in combination
with SQL Server 6.0, Microsoft Access 7.0, and Crystal Reports.
Analysis and evaluation of web development technologies including: Java, Java
workshop, HTML, CGI, IDC, IIS and ASP.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory August 1993 to July 1996
Aug 93 – Jul 96 Developed an image data processing system, and performed the subsequent
installation and support of the software at academic institutions within Europe.
Software development was performed using the 'C' language.
Designed and developed scientific image analysis tools using the IDL
programming language, and developed a web server to deliver image data and
distribute software (HTML development).
Open Solutions Limited July 1992 to August 1993
Jul 92 – Aug 93 Provided technical support to system administrators for Unix hardware
platforms and software, under contract from NCR (UK) Limited. This involved
trouble-shooting, kernel reconfiguration, system administration, network
support, compiler support and software development.
NCR Limited (Placement Year) July 1990 to August 1991
Jul 90 – Aug 91 Developed a Client-Server human resources system using the Progress 4GL.
The system allowed tracking of employee information and integrated with
corporate accounting systems. Performed system analysis for standardisation.
EDUCATION University of Hertfordshire September 1988 to August 1992
Sep 88 - Jul 92 B.Sc. (Honours) Degree - Computer Science (received a 2(i) result)
University of Westminster September 1987 – July 1988
Sep 87 – Jul 88 Foundations of Accounting (Certified with Credit)