BALVINDER SINGH BAINS
80A Coppice Lane, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill DY5 1AU
Tel: 01384 560344
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.
2004 - 2007 BSc Computer Science, Coventry University – 2:1
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
English - Native
Punjabi - Native
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.
Prof Ian M Marshall
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research)
Telephone ++44(0)2476 79 5293
Fax ++44(0)2476 88 8030
Further references available on request.