2002 - Present, American Express Europe, Brighton.
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has covered multiple standard IT roles, Project Architect,
System Architect, SME, BSA and some aspects of project management.
For many small to medium sized projects I have been effectively
working as the lead technician combining several technical
roles with a business facing role. My work is most rewarding
when I am given the responsibility and control to drive a
project from feasibility to implementation.
- Oct 2002, Royal Bank of Scotland, Central London.
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I worked on the ground breaking project to transfer and convert
all the Natwest data onto the RboS systems. The conversion
and integration project was the biggest project of its kind
ever implemented anywhere in Europe. £158 billion was
transfered in a single weekend implementation from one system
to another. The project was a resounding success not least
indicated by the sharp gains in the RBoS share price after
October 9th. I worked as a systems analyst on the team responsible
for mapping data from one system to the other.
1997 - June 2001, American Express Europe, Brighton.
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Express I was the owner of the "design" of several
of the statementing systems. During the 4 years many of the
statementing systems were updated to DOC/1 architecture and
continuously roll fed printers from Sheet fed hardware. New
statements were added for new business ventures and additional
reward data added to existing statements.
1994 - Dec 1995, Somerfield Stores Ltd, Bristol.
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for a project to extract inventory data held on the mainframe
and host it to the Store Inventory Management (SIM) PC system.
Responsibilities included specification of programs, supervision
of programmers, system test planning & execution, implementation
planning and Support for implementation. The SIM system was
successfully rolled out to all Somerfield stores streamlining
the supply chain and making significant saves.
- Oct 1994, Sun Life Assurance Society, Bristol.
had recently converted all its core mainframe systems to IBM.
I was part of a small team which analysed all the mainframe
systems to identify their design constraints, suggest soultions
and cost the various options to remove those constraints.
My special responsibility was the DB2 database aspect.
1992 - April 1994, American Express Europe, Brighton.
and developer for the new A4 sized billing system (now called
the Customer Relationship Statementing system CRS). Performance
tuning of DB2 calls, Design and development of batch and Online
CICS DB2 modules. Acceptance test coordinator and implementation
support. The system prints bills in all European languages,
Arabic and many Asian scripts.
1990 - Jan 1992, Audit of Great Britain, West London.
programmer designing and developing batch and online COBOL/DB2
systems. The barcode database was particularly challenging
because of its size and the speed it needed to be accessed.
Systems record television viewing figures and consumer purchasing
1989 - May 1990, Storehouse Retail Services, Luton.
developing, testing and implementing a CSP/DB2 Online system.
The system automated the production of contracts and implemented
a client server name and address system.
- Oct 1989, Dept of Employment (through Anderson Consulting)
the online dialogue for registering new unemployment benefit
claims. Design of online screens and shells, dialogue flow.
Supervision of junior Analysts.
- Dec 1988, Thames Water (through Anderson Consulting)
programmer designing and developing a Pay-roll Management
Information system in CSP/DB2. Focus reporting programs were
1987 - March 1988, Shell UK (through Anderson Consulting)
COBOL/CICS, Focus and CSP applications as part of the Oil
Stock tracking system. Also gave on-site demos at Shells refineries
of the implemented system as part of the user training program.