development experience of specialist applications such as point of sale/retail,
financial management/reporting, content management, billing, document
storage and a help desk system.
experience of various programming languages and databases in full-lifecycle
task solving and product creation environments.
monitoring and troubleshooting of a large heterogeneous network on a day
to day basis both with and without a team.
knowledge of fundamental protocols like IPv4 and IPv6, and higher level
ones like TCP/IP and many application layer protocols.
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- Experience developing full scale applications and controls using
Winforms/ADO.net/Linq and ASP.Net/MVC/WCF (Windows Communication
Framework) for web services, web applications and desktop enterprise
development. Some WPF and Silverlight (Windows Presentation Foundation)
and T-SQL using MS-SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008 r2 and MySQL.
Experience coping with concurrency and scalability (replication enabled
- Low level native programs/drivers without complex UI, .NET
interoperability (C++ CLI).
– writing XSLT’s and XSD’s.
known but not preferred: Java, Delphi, VB/VB.NET, PHP, Flash
.NET Framework (Desktop v1 to v4.5 and Compact Framework v1 to v3.5)
mark-up languages (HTML, XML, XAML, etc.)
NT 4, Windows 2000, XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Server 2008, 2008r2
and Windows 7
Linux and Windows CE 4-6 on StrongArm/Intel XScale and Windows Embedded
Standard on x86 SBC’s
(Debian, Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, current to Kernel 2.6) and FreeBSD
SQL Server 2000-2012, including MS Reporting Services
Active Directory/Novell Directory Services/LDAP
(experience with 10/100/1000 over copper and fiber into switches/hubs/machines/routers)
routers and switches to route public and private networks
using BGP and RIPng/RIPv2
over Ethernet (48V IEEE 802.3af)
(ISO 15693 and ISO 14443A and B)
at EasyTrace I gained extensive knowledge of working with RFID and ISO 14443A
and B proximity technologies. Although primarily limited to the 13.56 MHz
technologies (such as Philips Mifare) the knowledge expands to general radio
frequency knowledge and 125 KHz RFID technologies. This resulted in knowledge
of specific industry formats such as Wiegand and work with the London Oyster
interested in networking, troubleshooting and primarily software development
and software architecture; I have strived to increase my knowledge and
abilities in the fields of software development as rapidly as possible.
also amused by electronics and am not scared of getting an electrical meter or
oscilloscope out to work out what’s going on (assuming the situation is
suitable!). I try to keep my skill set ahead of what is needed at my job and
try to have a basic understanding of everything from Direct3D to SOAP to
embedded development (i.e. – Windows CE/Windows Embedded/.NET compact framework/.NET
Micro Framework) so that should I need to specialize in an area I can quickly
adjust to it. I’ve even played with writing and debugging software for ARM
try to use these skills to assist the development community and am a member of
numerous mailing lists and communities. I enjoy seeing tips and articles I
have written be published (Microsoft’s WindowsForms.net and
developerfusion.co.uk), and maintain an online blog that still has a reasonable
number of readers even though I’ve been unable to post as much as I’d prefer
I have a specific interest in Internet technologies like IPv6 I also have great
enjoyment from solving a problem – the harder the better. The problem can be
in any area, from network admin or hardware troubleshooting to how to do a
particular process in a business. I also like gadgets and their practical use
in an environment.
DriveTech Ltd, Basingstoke, Hampshire April
2010 - Present
Training and Risk Management division of The AA (Acromas Group)
FleetRiskManager on an extremely short timescale, a public facing ASP.NET
MVC 2/jQuery and SQL Server 2005 risk assessment and e-learning tool for
corporate driver training, risk reduction and fleet management.
StaffTrainingManager as an adaptation of FleetRiskManager and deployed it
out across the entire Acromas group of companies (including The AA and
Saga) to manage in-house training and as a product for resale; this also
involved taking on additional maintenance of an Adobe Flash project and doing
maintenance and improvement using Flash Actionscript along with adding
SCORM support to the platform. Implemented SSO support using SAML2 and
Windows Identity Foundation.
training in various patterns and practices for other developers in the
business and acted as a trouble-shooter
infrastructure decisions and directly resolved business-wide technical
Solutions Ltd, Basingstoke, Hampshire December
2009 - April 2010
run-book automation specialist and bespoke software development firm
Software Development (Founder)
developer and designer of Zorganiser, a run-book automation and
orchestration system for business that is under development
up all IT services and infrastructure for the company
ran the business and managed staff, suppliers, HMRC and potential customers
until venture funding was withdrawn due to the economic environment at the
Education, Basingstoke, Hampshire December
2009 – June 2010
division of RM PLC encompassing what was EasyTrace
Consultant (6 Month Contract, Remote)
technical expertise and consultancy to ease transition to a new
development and support team in their new offices.
EasyTrace system to Islington BSF to avoid significant penalty clause
impact on RM PLC
hosting and services for operation of the Internet based infrastructure
for the EasyTrace solution
Basingstoke, Hampshire July
2004 - December 2009
a division of RM PLC, providing smartcard and biometric based solutions for cashless
and catering, access control, etc
and worked to develop the EasyPrint product, a C++ and C# based solution
to provide follow-me print services (document collection at the copier,
auditing of copying and scanning at the copier). This involved developing
an embedded print console device that ran card readers and fingerprint
readers using Windows Embedded to support copiers we could not run an
interface on directly. I also managed third party development contractors
who developed the user interface (Java) that ran inside certain Ricoh
copiers, and a contractor who worked on the original C++ components to
deal with the Windows print queue. I then subsequently took over direct maintenance
of all but the Java code.
the EasyTrace SIF agent, a service complying with the Schools
Interoperability Framework, a government originated standard for automated
XML data exchange in schools (it creates and updates people automatically
in the EasyTrace system when they were added to the schools MIS package).
automated integration processes on numerous links to third party systems,
such as building management or access control systems, third party card
production systems, library management systems, e-commerce payment systems
and data consolidation packages like Microsoft CRM. This involved various
communications technologies from SOAP/XML Webservices, through simple CSV
data to Remoting.
architect/developer of Cashless Backoffice, a multithreaded and high
performance cashless catering management system with Crystal
Reports/Microsoft Reporting Services reporting system that has scaled
between 1 and 9000 customers (tested to handle over 30,000 customers).
This application was a plug-in host and used to manage and host UI’s for a
lot of the subsequent developments by other developers but core
functionality was all authored by me.
developer of EasyPOS, a touch screen point of service terminal with
features such as support for RFID/Mifare/Biometrics (fingerprint) and
hardware auto detection. C# Winforms/SQL
architect/developer (and web host) of EasyTrace Online Services, a SOAP
web service based service for licensing, error reporting, automatic
update, electronic ordering (not payment) and report deployment.
and developer on the EasyTrace Access Control, an ACL based physical
access control system. I designed the entire software side of the system
and implemented the underlying technology such as the rules/scheduling
engine and services to abstract out talking to the three types of hardware
in use (proximity and two magnetic stripe based systems). I also managed
a contractor who developed the front end on top of my business libraries
whilst I was doing this.
worked with a team for the development, and then maintained EasyTrace
Suite Service, a high performance, linear scalability, low overhead
service for running physical equipment over TCP/IP (devices like ATM’s
called account loaders but that receive cash payment and devices that
charge for photocopies). I also had to fix/help fix the firmware of the
account loaders in a few situations where they were misbehaving (PIC
all testing, versioning, patch compilation and deployment of all new
EasyTrace software and the underlying MS SQL databases using end
user/automated patching/installs rather than engineer driven installs and
updates. This was heavily client facing and involved troubleshooting
issues after deployment or when engineers did not yet know how to
troubleshoot something. I also provided training to engineering teams to
allow them to handle support tasks.
managed the technical aspects of implementation of ICT in a green field site
new build at Great Dunmow Primary School, Essex (small, 300 pupils). This
included all design, procurement and configuration with subcontractors
doing the physical install. The school was subsequently used as an example
for implementation in Essex by the government.
developer on EasyHelpdesk, an internally used Winforms and MS SQL based
helpdesk package with web service interface for extensibility and remote
working – conforming to ISO 9001 Quality Management.
Parking Solutions Ltd May
start-up in the facilities management sector I provided development for
and implemented an enterprise smart client (C# Winforms) for tracking
owners, cars and permits. It also enabled printing bar-coded permits.
(to a UI design by a non developer) a compact framework application for a
Symbol (also compatible with Psion) PDA to scan permits through a car
windshield and connect over GPRS to automatically initiate processes on
the server depending on whether the permit was allowed.
Camberley, Surrey June
and graphic design firm
consulting regarding Implementation, Business Logic and Web Services to
provide Java interoperability using XML Webservices (SOAP) with an
existing PHP code base for a multi-platform, web and GUI based development
centred on a point of sale and full management information system.
maintenance services for an existing ASP (Visual Basic) and MySQL based
2007) Provided maintenance for an ASP.NET based questionnaire/training
Feltham, Middlesex June
built, implemented and hosted the “Seeboard Energy local business awards”
site (ASP.NET and MS SQL). This included development of the database,
back end, signup, nomination, voting, and administration system including
the fully-fledged custom built content management system.
College, Camberley, Surrey January 2001 – June 2004
of the UK’s largest technology colleges
Senior ICT Technician
a dynamic, database driven PHP based helpdesk/asset management/contact
management system to manage workload and provide extensive, integrated and
of the network, carrying out tasks varying from advanced troubleshooting
and cabling to server reinstalls where necessary. Managed/installed equipment
for the 2400 users; 600 PC's, 15 servers and 50 managed switches/routers
with a changing team (for six months as the sole technician and purchaser
for necessary equipment).
management of several software packages such as PARS, SIMS and Sage Line
100. This included learning and using SQL extensively whilst working with
Capita to solve problems with SIMS.
for and finally migrated a Windows NT 4.0 based Domain system to Active
Directory over a three day period with no effects on users; migrated the
remaining Netware NDS tree to Active Directory a year later using Services
for Netware and many manual techniques, again with no user visible downtime.
and managed services ranging from Apache/IIS to ISA Server (and Squid) and
SQL Server 2000.
of a robust WINS/DNS/DHCP infrastructure with multiple points of service.
Also implemented multi-homed internet access via routed BT and NTL leased
Ltd, London August
Design and Development Company
a Java based web game 'click-the-bucket'
modifications to a database driven billing system and interface to a
College Camberley, Surrey 1994-2001
grade A*-C GCSE passes in all subjects including IT and Electronics.
and Physics A-Levels.
am a certified IPv6 Sage, the highest level available (by Hurricane Electric,
the main Tier 1 IPv6 transit provider).
am considering an Open University course in Computer Science at some point in
Education Ltd (RM PLC subsidiary)
Milton Park, Abingdon
Director of EasyTrace
Education Ltd (RM PLC subsidiary)
Milton Park, Abingdon