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BALVINDER SINGH BAINS 80A Coppice Lane, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill DY5 1AU Tel: 01384 560344 Mobile: 07810525240 E-mail: email@example.com An ambitious and determined individual, with a BSc in Computer Science and over 2 years experience in web design and development, looking for a career in web development. Education 2004 - 2007 BSc Computer Science, Coventry University – 2:1 Modules Studied: Computer Project Management, Introduction to Computers and Networks, Interactive Multimedia, Information Systems Engineering, Database Systems Concepts, Commercial Programming, Advanced Human Computer Interaction, Distributed Applications Development, Computer Vision and Image Processing and many more. IBM Mentoring Programme Chosen for a special mentoring and work experience with IBM for 6 months. Here I learnt good work practice and many useful industry skills such as insights into consultancy, as I shadowed consultants as they advised customers on databases and servers and watched as they built customer systems. Final Year Project – Mahusive My final year project was the design and construction of an online record label, for unsigned bands and gives people from different musical and racial backgrounds an opportunity to show their talent to the world. To achieve this goal I created a website that allowed users to upload music files to a database and allowed users to playback those files in a flash built music player. The website also provided users with their own personal area to add their details to, by adding a security system and a dynamic theme system to the website. 2002 – 2004 Stourbridge College A-level Computing C A-level Physics C A-level Business Studies D AS-level Mathematics D Portfolio Raging Bull - http://www.ragingbull.co.uk/ Raging Bull makes and sells both professional rugby sportswear and leisurewear. I was the lead developer for this project. For this project I built both a shop and custom CMS system, which gave the user control over the CSS and layout of each page and allowed users to control products and stock levels for the ecommerce site. I also helped in the construction of the flash based shirt builder tool and the overall design of the site. Trapeze Clothing - http://www.trapezeclothing.com/ Trapeze is a big clothes retailer based in Cheltenham. On this website I designed and built not only the shop interface, which included the CSS, shop system and the usability, but also a back office system, which allowed users to control products and stock levels. Excelerate Technology - http://www.excelerate.info/ Excelerate is a website showcasing the various products and technologies it provides to the emergency services. For this website I designed and built the flash intro, as well as the flash rotating 3D menu. Further websites are available on request. Technical Skills Knowledge and experience with programming languages including ASP.NET, C#, jQuery + jQuery UI, CSS, HTML, XML, ActionScript and SQL. Experience with graphic and multimedia design packages such as Adobe Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop. A good design sense and creative mind, which has helped me, produce work, such as websites at my current employer and at university that are unique and to a high standard. Knowledge and experience with development environments such as Macromedia Dreamweaver and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. A good grasp and understanding of usability issues and making websites and applications accessible to all by taking into consideration the physical and physiological limitations of people. Good project management and team working skills, which have been used throughout my time at my current employment and university to achieve goals and produce high standards of work we are all proud of. Knowledge and experience with designing and building web services that can link to databases. Knowledge and experience of image enhancement and image processing. Work Experience Web Developer Oct 2007 – Present: Magnetize Consultants Ltd, Gloucester Duties and Key Skills: Designing and building websites and online solutions, which has given me excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as good programming skills. Styling websites and building interactive and attractive flash animations, this has not only given me excellent attention to detail and a good sense of design, but also required me to think outside the box, and constantly come up with new ideas and techniques. Learning new techniques and skills on the job, as the industry is constantly changing and new problems occur that require a fresh or different approach. This has given me the ability to learn new skills quick. Designing and building e-commerce solutions. This has given me valuable time management skills and the ability to work under pressure, which was required to get big brand shops ready for their launch date. Leading and managing teams. I have gained valuable experience and knowledge in leading teams of programmers to get anything from time sensitive objectivities completed to organizing large scale projects to allow individual programmers work better. Sales Assistant Feb 2007 – Oct 2007: Vodafone, Merry Hill, Dudley Duties and Key Skills: Serving and helping customers, which has given me valuable customer service skills, communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Helping customers with technical problems, which has given me excellent problem solving skills as well as good communication skills. Money handling, which has provided me with good mathematical skills and the ability to think and problem solve fast. Team working skills, which involved working together with others in order to make a sale. General Assistant Oct 2004 – Jan 2007: Makro, Halesowen, Birmingham Duties and Key Skills: Stock control, which has developed my excellent organisational skills Serving and helping customers. The ability to manage my own time and work, as I am required to work as an individual for most the time. This has required me to work on my own initiative, to get the job done. Other Skills English - Native Punjabi - Native Driving License Interests I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends, listening to and playing music, going to the gym, keeping up to date with new technologies and gadgets, playing video games, watching movies, playing sports like football and snooker and I enjoy solving and fixing problems. References Prof Ian M Marshall Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB Telephone ++44(0)2476 79 5293 Fax ++44(0)2476 88 8030 Further references available on request.
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