Having previously worked as a Business / Systems Analyst, Developer and Manager, I am working and improving my skills as a Technical Consultant / Architect.I am currently specialising in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010.
Sep 2008 - Present
Senior SharePoint Consultant
60% SharePoint Architect, Consultant and Technical Lead25% Business / Systems Analysis10% Research & Solution Development5% 3rd Line SupportAs a member of the Technology team within CPS, I work as one of the Senior SharePoint Consultants within the company advising clients and implementing SharePoint technology solutions (utilising best practices) around:• Process / automation around SharePoint, Project Server and MS Office Technologies• Integration of 3rd party line of business applications• SharePoint Architecture including backup, failover and disaster recovery• One to one SharePoint consultancy workshops (client based)
May 2008 - Sep 2008
60% Architecture / Development Consultant30% Requirements Analysis10% Development / SupportWorking in the SharePoint Solutions (SPS) Business Unit of Sword-UK, I architected the Hardware and Capacity requirements for SharePoint projects including:- Web Front-End Servers, Index & Query Servers & Database Servers
Jul 2005 - May 2008
50% Development Consultant45% Technical Architect5% 3rd Line SupportHaving previously headed up the development team at European Electronique (Microsoft Solutions Gold Partner) and moved into a Technical Architect / Consultancy role, I aided sales with tender writing & technology specification, pre-sale / paid consultancy, and recommendation reports. As well as implementing projects from Hardware / Software installation to code / database integration with a specialism in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) and surrounding technologies. Technologies involved are decided upon according to the budget and requirements of the client, as such projects can involve open source technologies such as Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP to Microsoft solutions such IIS, SQL Server, MS Office, ASP, VBScript, VB.NET / ASP.NET, SharePoint Portal Server.Internal projects are typically undertaken in ASP.NET / VB.NET and SQL Server and integrated into the company’s MOSS 2007 intranet solution implemented by myself. This includes an integrated Customer Services solution with on the fly reporting to ISO 9001:2000 – Quality Management standards.
Nov 2004 - Jul 2005
45% Systems Analyst Technical analysis / consultancy on system design and creation50% DeveloperSoftware developer, application programming, architecture & configuration5% 3rd Line SupportServer maintenance, 3rd line support (in-house)Project: Automated Dynamic ReportingI was brought in to analyse internal database systems in order to create a reporting solution., to make (MBS) more affective in the market place, dynamic reports showing current status and trends over time have been created looking at all parts of MBS from a country, product, standard & legal work load perspective.To conform to rigorous Microsoft Business Group IT standards, latest technologies and security standards had to be conformed to before applications became live.The success of this project allowed MBS to analyse all parts of this international business, helping not only upper management to make informed decisions but also all workers (business analysts, developers, testers etc…) to effectively prioritise work in order to meet published SLA standards internally and externally to customers and partners.Project features: Dynamic filters, data listing, graphing, data exports (Excel), product studio (Internal Microsoft Tool)Technologies used: ASP.NET, VB.NET, SQL Server 2000 (SQL, DTS Automation), Office Web Components (dynamic graphs), IIS 6.0, Active Server Directory Security, SharePoint Portal Server 2003.
Mar 2003 - Nov 2004
45% Systems AnalystTechnical analysis on system design and creation45% DeveloperDeveloper (s/w & h/w), application programming, h/w development / configuration10% 3rd Line SupportServer maintenance, 3rd line support – in-house and externalAs part of the Web / Technical Development team within the Research & Development (Corporate IT) office, my role was to bridge the gap between the two different departments.As a Systems Analyst, I assessed how viable a solution was for the various companies within the Rentokil-Initial Corporation. Documentation, Business Analysis and Technical Design were all features of this role. As Web Developer I was required to produce, well designed dynamic web sites in an Intranet and Internet environment. As a Technical Developer my role was essential for security requirements, version control and standardisation across all servers, desktop builds etc…