Curriculum Vitae

Résumé

Skills

  • Advanced programming skills in C# and VB.NET gained from developing ASP.NET website and web applications as well as Windows Forms.
  • Highly developed database skills using Transact SQL (T-SQL) and the Red Gate SQL Toolbelt.
  • Highly proficient with the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2010 IDE, Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008/2010 and SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2.
  • Strong knowledge of IIS7, HTML, CSS and XML.
  • Expert with the Iron Speed Designer and Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch rapid application development (RAD) tools.
  • Intermediate skills in C/C++, Visual Basic 6 and assembly language gained from college and university.
  • Detailed knowledge of networking protocols, including Ethernet, IP, TCP/UDP, Cisco IOS and CatOS router and switch configuration gained through CCNA accreditation.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7, as well as the Microsoft Office 2007/2010 suite.
  • Proficient in the Unix/Linux operating system, shell programming and the bash shell.
  • Experience of using virtualisation technologies, such as Microsoft Virtual PC.
  • Customer service skills through regular interactions with clients to discuss project requirements and new features.
  • Project management skills within our sub-team, including coordinating each deployment.
  • Work well as part of a team and under own initiative.
  • Keen to rise to any challenges which have been set.

Experience

.NET Developer; O&M Systems, Colchester
February 2012 - Present

  • Developing industry focused web applications, using C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, HTML and JavaScript, as well as Microsoft Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and Microsoft SQL Server.

Software Developer; Light Speed IT Solutions, Maldon
August 2009 - February 2012

  • Involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from discussing the initial specification with the client, through development, peer review, testing, deploying to UAT servers, and finally deploying to the client's or the company's production servers.
  • Developed over a dozen custom business applications, websites and utilities for aviation and financial sector clients, based in the UK and internationally.
  • Created a custom Windows Form program which integrated with TFS to provide querying, updating and reporting of work items under the team project.
  • Produced both technical and end-user documentation, detailing the workflow, rules and algorithms implemented.
  • Provided technical customer support via phone and email for the use of Iron Speed Designer.
  • Produced technical articles for the Iron Speed community and wrote development blogs on the company website.
  • Contributed to, and implemented, new procedures for our development sub-team.

Employment

Catering Services Assistant; University of Essex
January 2007 - July 2009

  • Worked in the Hospitality section and was responsible for;
    • Setting up rooms for catering functions and clearing when finished.
    • Serving food and drinks at functions, conferences, and open/visit days.
  • Regularly worked in the restaurant and take away, either serving behind the counter or on the till.
  • Key holder for evening and weekend hospitality, which often involved cashing-up the takings at the end of service.

Honors and Awards

Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize
Institute of Engineering and Technology, July 2009

  • The IET prize is awarded annually to the final year BEng student who achieves the highest degree mark.

K. F. Bowden Memorial Prize
Department of Computing and Electronic Systems, July 2008

  • Four K. F. Bowden Memorial Prizes, in memory of a former professor, are awarded annually on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners to the four second year students with the best overall year mark.

Frank Thilo Prize
British Computer Society (BCS), July 2006

  • The Frank Thilo Prize is awarded annually to the top student in A-Level Computing.

Certifications

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Systems, September 2006 to September 2009

  • Studied while at The Sixth Form College as an additional study and passed in September 2006.

Education and Qualifications

BEng Computers and Networks, First Class Honours; University of Essex
October 2006 - July 2009

  • Final Year: Achieved First Class Degree with aggregate mark of 84%
    Awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize – Top student in department
  • Second Year: Achieved First Class aggregate mark of 85%
    Awarded the K. F. Bowden Memorial prize – Top student in department
  • First Year: Achieved First Class aggregate mark of 89%
    Awarded Distinction

A-Levels; The Sixth Form College, Colchester
September 2004 - July 2006

  • Computing [A], Electronics [A], Mathematics [A], Physics [B]
  • Qualified as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Awarded a British Computer Society (BCS) Frank Thilo Prize – Top student in year

GCSEs; The Gilberd School, Colchester
September 1999 - July 2004

  • ICT [A*], Mathematics [A*], Geography [A*], Double Science [AA], Design Technology [A],
    Graphic Products [B], Business Studies [C], English Language [C], English Literature [D]