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Full Time Employment

June 2019 - to date


MCG Consulting Group Head Office (Winsford, Cheshire)
bullet Consultant Developer
bullet MCG is a specialist provider of business solutions for local authorities, the process industries and in particular, the food and beverage sector
bullet Focused on developing the front-end and associated back-end components of the flagship ERP system, using technologies such as: VB.Net, ASP.Net, XML and HTML
Full Time Employment

Oct. 2012 - May 2019

(6 years, 8 months) 

Anari (part of the Accelya group) Head Office (Congleton, Cheshire)
bullet Senior Engineer - Software Development (formerly: Analyst Programmer)
bullet Focused on developing front-end and associated back-end components of the flagship airline revenue integrity system supporting multiple DBMS
bullet Lead front-end developer, working in Microsoft Access and VBA using ODBC data sources
bullet Back-end DBMS development using: Oracle, IBM Netezza, PostgreSQL and MS SQL Server
bullet Development of several bespoke VB.Net Windows and Console applications
bullet Prototyping and Management of Cloud-based Reports using BIME
bullet Competent in batch file scripting to automate tasks, such as a software release
bullet Recommended, configured and manage two critical Synology RackStation NAS
bullet Contributed towards winning Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016
Full Time Employment

Feb. 2007 - Sep. 2012

(5 years, 8 months)

Synectics Solutions Head Office (Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire)
bullet Database Developer
bullet Implemented new SIRA Systems for Banks and Insurance Companies with involvement throughout the Project Lifecycle
bullet Assisted Clients with Data Mapping and Migrations from their Existing Systems
bullet Implementation of Data Loading processes, Transformations, Reports and MI Extracts using Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008 technologies (T-SQL, BCP, VB Script, DTS, SSIS, Replication etc.)
bullet Experienced using Subversion for Source Control and JIRA for Issue Management
Full Time Employment

July 2006 - Feb. 2007

(7 months)

Synectics Solutions Head Office (Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire) 

bullet Database Analyst
bullet Provision of support for SIRA Financial (fraud detection and risk avoidance software) to end users at financial institutions
bullet Programming and querying of the databases using SQL Server technologies (SQL, VB Script, DTS jobs, etc.) to fulfil user requests and to implement system enhancements
Full Time Employment

Dec. 2002 - July 2006

(3 years, 7 months)

Allied Healthcare Group Head Office (Stone, Staffordshire) 

bullet Systems Developer and I. T. Support Technician
bullet Development of Bespoke Applications for: Invoicing, Reporting, Departmental Task Management, Data Cleansing, Data Conversion and Specialised Utility Functions - predominately in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Visual Basic
bullet Oracle Support and Development of Bespoke SQL / Oracle Discoverer Reports
bullet Phone, Email and Face-to-Face Support to Internal Users for ICT Hardware and Software
bullet Specialist Support for: BACSTEL-IP software, HMRC (Inland Revenue) Payroll Year End EDI Submissions and Blackberry devices
bullet Management of: tasks, outstanding issues and delegated tasks
bullet Primary Contact for Corporate Website (Technical and Design related)
bullet Contact and Co-ordinator for Disaster Recovery Remote Site

University Industrial Placement (Full Time)

July 2000 July 2001

(1 year)

Software AG - World Wide Headquarters (Darmstadt, Germany)

bullet Script Programming (Perl and C Shell for UNIX)
bullet Tamino Database Software Testing and Test Report Distribution
bullet Phone, Email and Face-to-Face Support to Internal Users
bullet Configuration of Compile Servers
bullet Resource & Documentation Maintenance
bullet General Assistant for Project Support Personnel
bullet Development of basic knowledge of German language

Vacation Work

July 1999 Sep. 1999

(3 months) 

OCM Business Systems Storage & Testing Facility (Droitwich, Worcestershire)

bullet PC Technician and Hardware Tester
bullet Stock Control and Order Processing

Vacation Work

July 1997 (for 2 weeks)

May 1997 (for 1 week)

Discover Britain Head Office (Worcester)

bullet Internal Technical Support (Junior rank)
bullet Phone and Face-to-Face Support to Internal Users
bullet Maintenance and Installation of Hardware and Software
School Work Experience

July 1995 (for 1 week)

Computer Aided Technologies / Expert Graphics (Hanley Swan, Worcestershire)
bulletProgrammer (Microsoft Q-Basic)
bulletGeneral Assistant
Duke of Edinburgh Award

May 1995 - June 1995

(Saturdays only)

Save The Children (Worcester)
bulletTill Operator
bulletCustomer Services
Vacation Work

July 1994 (for 2 weeks)

Worcester College of Technology
bulletAssistant Computer Technician (General Computer and Peripheral Maintenance)

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