- Cardiff, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
I have over 19 years experience in software development which includes over 10 years Project Management. During my career I have been an Oracle Principal Consultant, a CTO of amore...I have over 19 years experience in software development which includes over 10 years Project Management. During my career I have been an Oracle Principal Consultant, a CTO of a funded startup and a serial contractor.
My contract career has allowed me to operate as a Project Manager with varying levels of responsibility within the full SDLC. I have managed teams up to 32 consisting of analysts, developers & testers.
I have solid commercial experience and ideas for improving the quality of production code using a metrics based approach focused around team members & the end-end development process.
My communication skills are excellent both when trying to convey business & technical information.
I have hands on J2EE skills and can improve the development process for an organisation by using my knowledge of open source frameworks and rapid generation tools which can decrease development times by up to 80% and therefore lower costs significantly.
I have extensive experience in creating and managing all aspects of a project/development plan in order to meet the definition for success in terms of budget, time & quality. Integral to the success of my projects has been my ability to liaise and work with stake holders of all levels both internal & external.
Area Covered: London, M4 Corridor, South East, South Wales
Industry: Information Technology
Work Experience Summary: Achievements
Successful in kick starting a reinsurance project that was stalled for 10 months. Provided technical leadership to focus the team and clarify the deliverables. Architected the base platform and handed over to offshore team which I subsequently managed. The remote team consisted of 11 members.
Successfully designed and developed Java Business Process Management platform targeted at non-technical users. The product was delivered on time & budget and is commercially available. Responsibility also included looking after a team of 32.
Implemented a company wide client extranet and workflow system for a global advertising firm. The system improved information availability for clients as well as improved internal job management processes thereby reducing costs. The system directly contributed towards the clinching of new deals.
Successfully deployed a forms & workflow management system for an agricultural bank which replaced a paper based system. The implementation reduced transaction costs and improved supplier ordering significantly.
Successfully Project Managed for a US company called Trilogy. I managed approx. 15 people dedicated to fixing and enhancing a new SOA based portal with a rich client interface for Ford Motor Company (US). The application is used to drive ford.com and 5000+ dealer web sites each with their own look & feel. My responsibilities included ensuring that critical issues (enhancements & bug fixes) were addressed on a weekly production cycle in a high-volume intense environment. All 15 of my direct reports were based in various locations around the world. As part of this role I would also have a number of small projects ranging in size from weeks to a few months. Most of these engagements related to improving the project management software infrastructure available to Trilogy such as setting out the type of metrics that would be captured in order to be able to record the productivity of each developer and project. Metrics capture was really important and did help massively with improving both developer productivity as well as the quality of the delivered code.
Education Summary: 2:1 BSc. Joint honours degree in Mathematics and Computing
Project Manager - Developer