- Dumfries, GB
- £18 /hr
- Available now
I have worked at all levels within the IT sector. I am totally at home working as part of a team or leading a team. I have experience in all aspects of software development,more...I have worked at all levels within the IT sector. I am totally at home working as part of a team or leading a team. I have experience in all aspects of software development, from project inception to delivery and sign-off.
I am highly proficient in software design and development. Recently, application development has been in the Delphi and SQL environment, utilising InterBase. Prior to that, I spent many years programming in C, Clipper and Assembler. I have developed software with Delphi from release 3 through to release 2007. I have also attended training courses in Java and C++.
I have installed, enhanced and supported web site software utilising HTML and PHP scripts with MySQL databases. Recently, I have been developing a website using the Drupal content management framework.
I am at ease using various Windows applications like Word, Excel, Project and accounting packages like Sage Sterling Financial Controller.
With many years of experience directly related to data communications and networking, I am familiar with many data communications protocols. I have a wide experience of connecting various platforms, from terminals and PC’s to various UNIX minicomputer systems and other mainframe hosts. I have also installed and configured Novell NetWare Local Area Networks.
I have been project manager in a software development department of 12 multi-disciplined analyst/programmers, grouped as teams of 2 to 4 personnel developing with Java in JBuilder, Delphi and Paradox Applications Language (PAL). At my instigation, the department introduced best practices through the Rational Unified Process, promoting the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) through the use of the Rational Analyst Suite.
As well as the technical aspects of the job, I have been responsible for personnel issues such as recruitment, objective setting and assessments. I have introduced quality procedures and insist on adherence to the procedures.
With both managerial and significant technical involvement, I can act as either a project manager, or a team leader, or could fulfil a senior technical role within any computing environment. I can easily adapt to new environments and technologies. My approach to work has always been with dedication and loyalty.
• Experienced in the full life-cycle of software development
• Proficient in many programming languages, including Delphi object pascal and C
• Capable of database design, installations and support using SQL
• In-depth technical knowledge of Data Communications systems.
• Able to program in Java, C++ and PHP.
• Experience with UNIX, Windows and network operating systems.
Area Covered: UK
Work Experience Summary: Please refer to my "About My Services" section for basic information.
In addition, I currently provide part-time software design and development services. My client has a client/server database application which I provided and support using Delphi 5, 7 and 2007 and InterBase 7 and 2007. The application provides barcode-based stock and inventory control. All database queries are via SQL statements. An existing DOS dBASE database was converted to InterBase as an initial part of this contract, and full functionality of a Clipper program was provided, followed by enhanced features and reports using QuickReport and then Rave Reports.
During 2002 to 2008, I provided part-time technical support for a real estate office, installing and supporting the office network and installing and supporting the website scripts (HTML and PHP) and database (MySQL).
I am updating my skills by learining all about the Druapl CMS framework and I am developing a website for a family member using Drupal with PHP and HTML.
I have experience of real-time systems and can provide managment skills including Software Project Management.
Education Summary: Education:
B.Sc. in Computer Science, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.
Cambridge/RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).
Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives and Deadlines (SkillPath, September 2000)
Object Oriented Analysis and Design (Rational University, March 2000)
Rose 2000 (Rational University, March 2000)
JBuilder Fundamentals (Dunstan Thomas Training on behalf of Borland/Inprise, August 1999)
Delphi Programming (Database Programmer’s Retreat, April 1999)
Software Project Planning and Management (Learning Tree International, July 1998)