ICS DreamTeam Member No 532 CV
Delivery focused software consultant, with full project lifecycle and client facing experience.
Hands-on knowledge of past, current and emerging technologies. Solid commercial
experience gained in varied environments across sectors including; Biotech / Pharmaceutical,
Mobile, Finance & Insurance, New Media, Leading IT Service Providers (Microsoft & Gold
Partners, Atos Origin, Sogeti & Sybase) & Telco (Orange, O2 & Vodafone). Located
internationally, delivering enterprise solutions and database products using the Internet,
mobile (2.5-3G) & bespoke software applications. Strong design, development, team-leading,
project management and support skills.
Technical Skills Summary:
Core Skills – C# .NET (All versions. 2.0, 3.5) Development (7+ Years):
Visual Studio (All versions to 2010), (ASP.NET, AJAX, ADO.NET, MVC, Web Services –
Contract-First WSDL, DOM, SOAP, UDDI). OOD, n-tier development & SOA (Service
Orientated Architecture), Saas using Visual Studio and Sparx Enterprise Architect UML
modelling tools. WCF (IIS, Windows Service hosted), WF (Inc. WCF Activities & Custom
Activities) XML (DTD’s, XSD’s), XSL/XSLT, Windows Services, Windows Forms including
Desktop and Windows Mobile (Compact Framework) ‘Smart’ devices, WPF and XBAP
applications using Blend, Experience in Agile (XP), TDD and MSF for agile development
methodologies, GUI Design using HCI methodologies and W3C/WAI standards. Hand-
Browser/Platform Web development), Telerik, Rad & Infragistics controls. SQL Server (All
versions to 2008, 2005) ETL’s (SSIS, DTS), Design, Normalisation, Performance Tuning
(Query Analyzer & Profiler), Replication, Redundancy, Reporting Services (SSRS), Scaling,
Security, SPROCS, T-SQL & UDF’s)
Project Management – SCRUM (10+ Years):
Project lead for a variety of IT projects, working to tight deadlines with multiple
dependencies, project estimation and planning in ISO environments. Skills include;
AxoSoft OnTime (SCRUM), Microsoft Project, Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008, Visio
and Office applications. Service oriented and application design (OOAD) using UML in full
lifecycle methodologies (Agile, Iterative, Rapid Prototyping, RUP - Rational Unified
Process, XP – eXtreme Programming & YAGNI). Set-up of internal SDE’s (Shared data
environments) using Microsoft Exchange Server and corporate Intranet sites (Microsoft
Sharepoint - MOSS & Content Management Server). Generated streaming media and
website reports using WebTrends (Log Analyzer Series) for clients including Nasdaq and
Mobile (7+ Years):
Mobile devices development (Microsoft Windows Mobile & Smartphone), Websites
(ASP.NET mobile controls / MMIT). WinForms Mobile (.NET Compact Framework 1.0 &
2.0SP2, 3.5). Streaming-media content delivery (Windows Media) over GSM - 2G, GPRS
2.5G and UMTS 3G & WiFi); WAP (WML, WML-Script).
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Background skills (10+ Years):
eCommerce, Web. Classic ASP (VBScript, ADO, DAO, ODBC, COM/COM+). IIS 7.0, 6.0
(Admin, Performance Tuning & Scalability). Adobe (Macromedia) Flash (ActionScript),
Photoshop, Dreamweaver & Fireworks. Certified Cold Fusion developer. RDBMS’s. Active
Directory, Networking TCP/IP, LAN, MMS, WAN, WLAN, Firewalls, Internet Protocols (DNS,
HTTP, HTTPS / SSL, IMAP, SMTP and POP3). Front-end through to Back-end developer.
Integration with many types of Enterprise Content management systems (ECM’s),
Microsoft Content Management (CMS) server 2003/2, SharePoint Portal Server (MOSS
2007), Convera’s RetrievalWare, Windows 2008/2003/2000/NT Servers (Build, Config,
Admin, Optimisation & Troubleshooting), Version Control (VCS, SCM) – Microsoft TFS &
VSS, Subversion with TortoiseSVN.
From – To: May 2009 – Present
Role Title: Working on multiple projects. Including a Health Care platform for a leading
provider of solutions for private residential care homes. Managed the migration
of a UK wide health service from hosting in Manchester to Cambridge. Now
launched in Europe. SQL Server 2008, ASP.NET MVC. Developed
resource/event planning software, data warehouses and reporting solutions for
large enterprises and small businesses, Websites using latest ASP.NET MVC
Framework approach, Azure Cloud Services, Silverlight, and WPF with Microsoft
Surface. Consulted by an event management software company to help
redesign a VB6 project to current Microsoft SOA standards using WPF (MVVM)
PRISM with WCF.
Customer: Clarity IT Ltd, Cambridge, UK
From – To: February 2007 – October 2008 & February 2009 – April 2009
Description: Microsoft .NET consultant for this award winning software consultancy on an
industry leading financial services product for Vodafone. Over the past 20
months helped to develop an idea into a leading money transfer service
(‘Vodafone m-pesa’) with over 5 million customers worldwide with over a billion
$ of money transfers since launch.
• Helped to introduce SCRUM and Agile best practices to deliver to tight
schedules on-time, within budget and to a high standard.
• Responsible for designing, developing and delivering many major parts of
the system using the latest technologies from Microsoft:
Developed using Visual Studio Team System 2008 SP1 (Team Foundation
Server - TFS).NET Framework 3.5 SP1, LINQ, ASP.NET (VB > C#) AJAX.
Enterprise Library 3.1
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) with Window Workflow (WF
3.5) hosted as Windows Services and using IIS with ASP.NET Compatibility.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in XAML browser applications
(XBAP) client applications.
• Performance tuning ASP.NET Web Applications. Caching, Script Combining
& HTTP Compression.
• Liaise between Business Analysts, Database, Development and Test team to
ensure software developed fully meets the requirements with prototypes
demoed as early as possible to show intended functionality.
• Involved in design meetings to scale-out platform, SQL Server, WCF,
Workflows & Admin Website.
• Business Development, introduced Sagentia to the Microsoft Developer and
Platform Group in Reading. Raised awareness of ‘m-pesa’ to Microsoft at
board level. Collaboration on ‘m-pesa’ development with Microsoft
Consulting Services is now in effect.
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• Providing high-level, detailed design and deployment documentation (Using
Wikis and SharePoint).
• Trained in VS2008 SP1 Enhancements course at pre-launch invitation by
• Collected the following awards at the MCA Management Awards 2008. Best
Private Sector Project, Innovation and Technology category for work on the
‘m-pesa’ platform. Read article 'MCA Management Awards 2008'.
Customer: Sagentia, Harston, UK
From – To: September 2007 – Present
Role Title: Microsoft Community Leader, Co-founder
Description: Started a much needed Microsoft user group for developers in the Cambridge
area at Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC). Grown to support a community
of like-minded developers interested in leading edge technologies. e.g. Cloud
Computing (Azure), F#, MBUnit, MOSS, WorkFlow, Entity Framework, ADO.NET
Data Services, Silverlight 2, SQL Server 2008 Full list of events held.
In regular contact with key Microsoft people from MSRC, Microsoft Consulting
Services, Developer and Platform Group (Reading). Up-to-date with current
and emerging technologies. Attended this year’s Microsoft Professional
Developers Conference (PDC) in LA Oct 2008. Attended ReMix 08 in Brighton
and various Microsoft conferences.
Customer: Nxtgenug Cambridge, UK. (pro bono)
From – To: November 2006 – January 2007
Description: Working for a leading professional services company on a Microsoft CMS
(Content Management Server) project for delivery of the Nestlé SA corporate
• Promoted use of Microsoft CMS as suitable technology for the corporate
• Provided both functional and technical supporting documentation.
• Estimated task effort and timescales for project manager to accurately
• Used CMS framework in a ‘Best Practice’ approach ASP.NET (C#).
• Worked within a team of French-speaking Swiss nationals and in regular
contact with the end-client.
Customer: Sogeti SA. Geneva, Switzerland
From – To: October 2006 – November 2006
Description: Continued development of .NET solutions for this global client.
Customer: Global Pharmaceutical (Confidential), International Locations.
From – To: July 2006 – October 2006
Description: Contracted to work on a leading edge technology which is set to revolutionise
the semi-conductor industry.
Working closely with Business Development, Electronics and Industrial Design
groups as a consultant in mobile handheld devices.
• Introduced .NET Compact Framework on CE 5.0 as basis for a prototype
electronic e-ink display.
• Documented business and technical requirements for a prototype device for
presentation to investors ($50million investment followed).
• Setup many software development environments for multiple developers
using VMware Workstation using:
Visual Studio 2005 (C# for Smart Devices using .NET CF 2.0)
Source Control setup using Subversion and TortoiseSVN
Setup a collaboration environment using SharePoint Portal Services 2003
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• Using Microsoft Platform Builder (CE 5.0), developed a custom OS platform
from the kernel up, for a new CE 5.0 ‘Smart Device’ based device using
.NET CF 2.0 for an ‘e-reader’.
• Developed managed code wrappers to existing native application libraries
for CE 5.0 devices.
• Implemented best practices and provided training in software development
using SCRUM and XP.
Customer: Confidential Client, Cambridge, UK
From – To: February 2006 – July 2006
Description: Contracted as a Microsoft .NET Consultant. Helped to develop a process
workflow and collaboration service for a leading global financial services
provider. Working as a SCRUM Master. ASP.NET 2.0, secure clients using SSH
2.0 (STFP), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages (ETL’s) & SQL
Server 2005 Reporting Services (SSRS).
Setup development environment using Visual Studio 2005 Professional.
Open source tools, Subversion (VC) with TortoiseSVN, CruiseControl.Net,
nAnt, nUnit, fxCop, NHibernate .NET & ReSharper in an Agile development
environment. A Wiki (FlexWiki) was implemented for sharing
documentation. Windows Workflow Foundation (.NET 3.0 beta) prototyping.
Customer: RR Donnelly, UK
From – To: November 2005 – January 2006
Role Title: Web Developer/Consultant
Description: Designed and built an ASP .NET XML content managed website for The
Hastings Trawler (Evaluated a 3rd party XSLT/XML content delivery system).
• Consultancy for a Mobile field-force application using Windows Mobile 2003
for leading Cambridge design agency (Confidential client).
• Consultancy for a leading UK Insurer (Confidential client) for a Business
Intelligence project using Visual Studio 2005 & SQL Server 2005 with
• Started training for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).
Customer: Clarity IT Ltd, Cambridge
From – To: July 2005 – October 2005
Role Title: .NET consultant
Description: Contracted as a Microsoft .NET consultant. Advising on the use of a Microsoft
.NET Compact Framework (.NET CF) enterprise mobile field-force solution.
Running on Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition QTEK 2020i
devices. End-client (Confidential) employs approximately 30,000 people in
more than 40 countries worldwide. Pan European project delivered to an initial
target deployment of 6’000 users.
• Responsible for the delivery of a client application which formed the basis of
a field-force maintenance solution for KONE. Provided multimedia/video
training using PowerPoint & Windows Media.
• Introduced the Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition platform on QTEK
2020i devices to the client.
• Designed C# .NET CF application for a large field-force mobile solution
comprised of local database, Secure GPRS synchronisation to staging SQL
Server 2000 database and a Remedy backend.
• Achieved delivery within a tight (4 month) schedule.
Customer: Sybase Inc. Brussels, Belgium
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From – To: March 2005 – June 2005
Description: Continued development of .NET solutions for this global client.
Customer: Global Pharmaceutical (Confidential). International Locations
From – To: October 2004 – February 2005
Role Title: Developer
Description: Developing .NET solutions in sectors including: Insurance, Media and
Advertising, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Transport. One of 25
companies worldwide represented on Microsoft's Business Intelligence Partner
Responsible for the developing .NET Windows Forms based applications in
an XP (eXtreme Programming) development environment.
• Part of a team delivering the ‘Dealmaker’ Windows app as used by for
Carlsberg UK Ltd www.carlsberg.co.uk mobile sales force, a connected
application with an SAP back-end.
• Worked closely with Business Objects www.businessobjects.co.uk on a very
high profile project.
• Mentored .NET developers in Agile XP development methodology
Customer: IMGroup, Microsoft Gold Partner www.imgroup.com
From – To: May 2003 – October 2004
Role Title: Developer
Description: Developing .NET solutions for this global client.
6,000+ Employees in 30+ locations globally, $1.5+ billion turn-over.
Responsible for the entire solution from concept, design to support. (Full
Proposed and sold an enterprise solution (six-figure £) to be used globally.
Designed, Project Managed and Developed once of the first Microsoft .NET
solutions1 which directly integrates with 3rd party couriers such as, UPS Inc.
(www.ups.com) & DHL Inc. (www.dhl.com) providing real-time shipment
information to ensure critical KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) are met.
.NET Solution – Built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 Enterprise Edition.
C# Windows Services (Formerly NT Services) performing HTTPS & FTP
communications, XML (DTD/XSD Validation) parsing, data stored in SQL
Server 2000 Database (Using DTS Packages, VBScript, User Defined
Functions, Stored & Extended Stored Procedures). ASP.NET (C#) Intranet
(Website). MSI (Microsoft Installer), IIS .NET WebPages and database build
scripts for completely unattended remote installation. Real-time Crystal
Reports (www.crystaldecisions.com) and Corvu (www.corvu.com)
integration for fully customisable reports for real-time download in all
Microsoft Office formats. Load and performance testing using Microsoft
Application Test Centre.
Additionally developed .NET Compact Framework applications running on
Windows Mobile 2003 devices. Using SQL CE & SQL Server 2000.
Registered Microsoft Partner, working toward Certified Partner level as
solutions provided are across ISV/Software Solution, Business Intelligence
Solutions & Information Worker Solutions Competencies.
Customer: Global Pharmaceutical (Confidential), International Locations
From – To: April 2003 – May 2003
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Role Title: Real-time Audio/Video consultant
Description: Employed as Real-time Audio/Video consultant for a month of live streaming
• Citigate Broadcast provides broadcasting and streaming media services to a
number of FTSE listed clients, such as Nasdaq and VERITAS.
Set-up web-casts suitable for large global audiences, including encoding
profiles and server admin. Content manage various streaming media
websites including Nasdaq Investors (www.nasdaq-investors.com).
Produced MPEG-1, 2 & 4, Windows Media (using Windows Media Series 9)
and Real One (using Helix Producer) content for multimedia CD-ROM
Promoted use of Windows Media technologies for highest quality content
over lower bandwidths.
Responsible for the management of 10 streaming media encoders and
remote admin of 2 streaming media servers (Windows Media Server 7 &
Real Server 8).
Optimised encoding profiles to support widest coverage of global target
audience (+10k users). Live broadcast of Windows Media and Real Media
content via Satellite downlink.
Supported live streaming media for NASDAQ 6th Life Sciences Forum web
cast in April 2003. Content managed streaming media archives for
Supported live streaming media for VERITAS Software Corporation’s London
Analyst Meeting in May 2003 www.veritas.com.
Produced comprehensive reports for streaming media servers and hosted
websites using WebTrends (Log Analyzer Suite) and Office XP, for clients
Customer: Citigate Broadcast Ltd (Incepta / Huntsworth Group). London.
From – To: May 2002 – April 2003
Role Title: .Net consultant
Description: Employed as .Net consultant (Team leader, product development and project
Blue-wire is a mobile software services company, using leading-edge Microsoft
technologies. .NET Framework, SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Pocket PC
2002/Phone Edition and Smartphone 2002.
Product development, corporate website, pre-sales technical support and
post sales support.
• Established a partnership with Microsoft UK and Corp, which remains to this
• Demoed solutions to Microsoft Management. Tom Honeybone, a Senior
Director at Microsoft Corp.
• Designed and built server environment to host corporate users including
product Web Services and corporate website - www.blue-wire.co.uk using,
SQL Server 2000 (XML Interface), Windows 2000 Advanced Server and
• Prototyped and designed all GUI’s for a variety of Microsoft Pocket PC and
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• Project managed a team of C++ and .NET (C#) developers to tight
• Product managed and tested Microsoft Pocket PC and Smartphone products
over a variety of networks including GSM, GPRS and WiFi.
• Content optimisation using Microsoft Windows Media 9 for mobile
video/multimedia streaming (CD Quality Audio with slideshow achieved
over low bitrate GPRS).
• Researched and developed (For integration/support) Microsoft technologies
including, BizTalk 2002, Commerce Server 2002, CMS (Content
Management Server) 2002, Exchange Server, Mobile Internet Toolkit,
SharePoint Portal Server and .NET Enterprise Servers.
• Worked on a number of large-scale internal deployments with FTSE-100
listed clients (Including EMI, Microsoft, Rough Guides, Warner Music and
• Helped a small start-up company develop a commercial business model and
provided technical direction for its range of products.
Customer: blue-wire Ltd London and Cambridge (Permanent).
From – To: October 2000 - May 2002
Role Title: Web Developer / Consultant
Description: Employed as - Web Developer & New Media (Digital Media) Consultant.
Promotions from May 2001 - Senior Interface Developer. Nov 2001 - Head of
New Media Development. May 2002 – After being made redundant due to
article27 filing for Chapter 11, pursued new business idea with blue-wire Ltd.
Article27 Ltd was a digital asset management company, we developed an
online content management tool called Aladdin built on IBM WebSphere 3.5
(J2EE), Oracle8i and Apache using Sun Ultra 10 servers.
• Product Development (GUI design, Use Cases) using HCI methodologies,
prototyping (RAD), corporate website (Webmaster), Head of New Media
Production, Pre-sales Technical Support and Post Sales support.
article27 – Aladdin Product Development:
• Developed and managed multiple corporate websites, including 3rd party
• Developed Cross Browser/Platform website using HCI methodologies for
Aladdin from concepts from Senior Management and Graphic Designers in a
• Presented prototypes to overseas Investors and board members using
streaming technologies, online web prototypes (DHTML), PowerPoint, Flash
and Video Conferencing using Windows Media.
• Provided Interface Usability Testing and documentation for the Aladdin
product as part of UAT.
• Consultant for Digital Media, MPEG, Streaming Servers (Windows Media
Server, Real and QuickTime), Multimedia Asset Management and Flash
Integration with websites.
• Consultant/Researcher into competitor and affinity Content Management
Systems (CMS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Digital Asset
Management (DAM) and other ERP (Enterprise Relationship Management)
• Implemented internal automated video (Digibeta) asset management
solution for integration with Aladdin.
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Astream – Working closely with Astreams’ technical team, designed a
content management system built around their growing needs. Automated
storing of streaming media content in a live production environment.
Index Stock Shots - Automated system for indexing stock footage material
and cataloguing into the Aladdin system. Excel (VBA) parser for processing
clients legacy database into Excel and MediaWare data formats.
Inmarsat – Aladdin was deployed in Inmarsat as part of an International
plan to handle the companies many millions of digital assets, the system
were designed to handle around 100k concurrent users.
Wills Eye Hospital – Prototyped an automated system for the digital
cataloguing of VHS and DigiBeta medical videos (Eye surgery), these
allowed consultants from around the world to watch the training operations
securely over DSL at near broad-cast quality.
Skills Used: ASP (VBScript), Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Convera Screening
Room, Media Ware M2-Edit Pro, SQL Server 2000, Oracle8i, IBM Web Sphere,
Windows Media Server 4 and Excel (VBA).
Customer: article27 Ltd. London / Boston, USA. (Permanent)
From – To: January 2000 - October 2000
Description: Employed as - Web Interface Designer. Promotions from May 2000 - Web
Developer (Certified Cold Fusion Developer). Aug 2000 - Lead Web Developer.
Oct 2000 - Handed in my notice in order to progress my career further in other
technologies (ASP, J2EE).
Red Banner Ltd now trading as afiniti
Initial solutions were built on NT Server 4, Cold Fusion 4 or ASP (VBScript) and
SQL Server 6.5.
Product development, corporate (Webmaster) and client websites, pre-sales
technical support and post sales support.
New Media Age Effectiveness Award in the Travel category for Holiday
Qualified exam - Developing High Performance Cold Fusion Applications.
Rapid implementation of in-house Content Management System, for a
number of Cold Fusion based web projects; Clients included, Colman’s
Mustard, Greenpeace, National Canine Defence League, WaterAid and many
other high-profile design agency clients and various charities.
Design authority over many projects and People Server product
Consultant in Streaming Media Servers and Flash Integration.
Skills Used: NT Server 4, Cold Fusion Server 4 and SQL Server 6.5. PeopleServer, SSL,
DHTML GUI Cross Browser/Platform development
Customer: Red Banner Ltd (now afiniti Ltd) City, London (Permanent)
From – To: October 1998 - December 1999
Role Title: Web Designer
Description: Employed as Web Designer, Promoted Nov 1998 to Technical Web Designer.
December 1999 - Resigned due to accepting offer from Red Banner to work in
Lightmaker develop leading edge dynamic flash websites. Solutions were
built on ASP (VBScript), HTML/DHTML, Perl (CGI), Flash Generator and
Hosted on NT 4 Servers.
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Corporate (Webmaster), Project Manager, Lead Web Developer, Team
Leader / Mentor, HCI Interface designer
Worked on a number of Web and New Media projects for clients including
KP Crisps Business Unit UK (with around 1 million hits per month),
Brannigan’s, Discos, McCoy’s, Phileas Fogg, Frisps Etc, The Letting
Company, Total Web Solutions, Hever Golf Club, Shepherd Neame & Mark
Worked as part of a team on many of KP’s flagship websites, with around 1
million hits per month
Achieved all project deadlines on-time, with over 30 projects (often
concurrently), involving leading-edge new media technologies (Flash,
Interactive CD-ROM’s and streaming video).
Maintenance and development of existing websites, building new websites
Developed and implemented ideas from a team of Graphic Designers.
Skills Used: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, Director, DHTML, Perl (CGI
Forms), VRML and Install-shield (CD-ROM Installation)
Customer: Lightmaker, Wadhurst, Kent (Permanent)
From – To: October 1997 - October 1998
Description: Key Achievements:
Helped set-up and run an IT services company whilst studying for A-Levels,
providing the Sussex area with IT support.
Developed business, account management, client facing, pre-sales and
Customer: Impact Computer Services Ltd (ICS Ltd), Hastings, East Sussex. Business
Partner/Founder - (Part-time whilst studying A-Levels to Permanent)
From – To: 1994 - Current
Role Title: Freelance IT Consultant (Spare-time whilst studying GCSE’s)
Description: System building (Client and Server), upgrades and trouble-shooting, websites,
Interactive CD-ROM’s, custom application design, development and
deployment, video editing and production.
1995 – 1997 A-Levels: Computer Studies (D), English Literature (D), Physics (F) and
General Studies (D)
1994 – 1995 GCSE's (7 A-C's) - Art(B), CDT(D), English(BB), Geography(B), Latin(E),
Maths(C), Science (BB)
Secondary to A-Level education at William Parker School, Hastings, East
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