VB.NET / C# / ASP.NET / MVC Developer with 18 years commercial experience in relational database backed websites/e-commerce sites as well as web based applications. Fifteen years plus’ experience building and maintaining SQL Server databases. Over ten years’ experience with ASP.NET using VB.NET and C#. Ability to complete all phases of a project from client facing and architecture to development and maintaining. Working for large blue chip companies such as Panasonic, Black and Decker, Morrison’s Supermarkets and the BBC. Previous experience gained in Visual Basic 3,4,5 and 6 before migrating to Visual Studio.NET and VB.NET. Always found to be personable, professional and dedicated. I love nothing more than a challenge and the opportunity to expand my knowledge through new technologies. Experienced in Agile development and Scrum trained. As a programmer / developer I think that it is important to keep up to date with the latest technologies, a certain skill set is one of the most important things that we have. In my own time, even though my job is a VB.NET Developer working in a .NET environment, I think that it is important that I at least know the basics of other technologies such as C#, Ruby, PL-SQL etc. Keeping my eye on what’s coming up is very important to me and is something that I bring to any role.
Working with the newly formed development team to document over 30 applications which the business uses on a daily basis and report directly to the Development Manager. On a day to day basis it has been my responsibility to ensure that any support issues regarding the IT Applications are dealt with under instruction from the resident I.T Business Administrator and the Development Manager. Introduced new systems such as Team Foundation Server (TFS) to better manage the code and development processes within the IT Development team.
Taking a lead role in developing and maintaining client web sites, and web based applications. Working with clients to determine the exact requirements and how best to develop with an eye on future developments. Working with technologies such as VB.NET / ASP.NET, all major .NET Frameworks, JQuery, HTML, CSS & XSLT. Custom built CMS package for both regular and E-Commerce Websites. On a daily basis, managed and developed over 150 websites for all different size businesses as well as local councils. Personally created my own tool set so standard development tasks are created in a matter of seconds rather than writing thousands of lines of duplicated code. I am a firm believer that you should code smart, not hard.
Developed and maintained numerous projects for Intrasoft UK Ltd including their Property Management Solution proRent which was supplied to estate and letting agents across the United Kingdom. Based on ASP.NET/VB.Net and CSLA Architecture with SQL Server 2005 Relational Database. I was responsible for the initial specification and formal specification gathered from 5 customers as well as creating the development plan for the team. Skills Used: ASP.NET, VB.NET, SQL Server 2005, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services, Web Services, Windows Forms and Microsoft SourceSafe.
Developed many solutions for large blue chip companies such as Panasonic, Morrison’s Supermarkets and the BBC securities department. Many projects such as the Panasonic Production Line involved my attending customer site, countless meetings regarding system requirements and specifications. The initial line went live quickly followed by 5 other lines all running the same solution. Each line had 16 stations running various applications of different types. The collective information was initially stored then replicated up to a sql server 2000 database. Projects like these have allowed me to gain aspect of the full life cycle of large solutions and appreciate the demands for concise coding standards and higher level unit testing. Skills Used: VB.NET/ASP.NET, Visual Studio.NET, SQL Server 2000, Firebird 6, C++ (16 bit development), SQL Server Reporting.