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COLIN

Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK

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A practical hands-on IT professional who enjoys problem solving and responding to the challenge of an ever-evolving IT environment. Enthusiasm for new concepts is combined with an ability to quickly absorb new information. Thorough, dedicated and conscientious. 

ACHIEVEMENT

As a joint venture with Logica, was a key member of the project team, to develop and install a multi-million pound telemetry system (ARTS2000) for Anglian Water, with commercial potential. Tasks performed included :

CAREER HISTORY

October 1999 - Present : Organisation name withheld for security purposes

Team Information Assistant

Supporting and training a team in using a variety of applications running on NT, including the Integrated Case Management System.

April 1999 - August 1999 : Pi Developments Ltd, Cambridge

Software Tester

Testing telemetry and data acquisition systems for use by Formula One motor racing teams.

April 1998 - March 1999 : Protechnic Computers Ltd, Cambridge

Support Programmer

Maintaining Unix based systems, for several health trusts across Britain and Ireland, being used to administer patients. Performing releases, remote maintenance and providing telephone support.

April 1986 - April 1998 : Anglian Water

January 1996 - April 1998 : Telemetry Support Engineer.

Providing 24 hour support to ensure the ARTS2000 telemetry (remote monitoring) system functioned to specified service levels. The system ran on seven DEC Alpha servers, and several hundred Windows 95 & Windows NT clients. It monitored thousands of Anglian Water's treatment works and pumping stations. Also providing user support, user training and documenting new procedures.

January 1994 - January 1996 : Secondment to Logica, Leatherhead.

Joint venture scheme to produce the ARTS2000 telemetry system. Year 1 was spent designing, planning and writing factory acceptance procedures. Year 2 was spent programming, in C, tools to convert data from the PDP based telemetry systems to the new format required on the Alphas.

March 1988 - January 1994 : Senior Engineer Telemetry

Maintaining telemetry systems running on ELN microVAX computers. Designing and maintaining VAX cluster based relational databases. Programming in Fortran and C to obtain management information data.

April 1986 - March 1988 : Computer Operator

Operating a network of PDP mini-computers with RSX11M+ operating systems, being used to run a divisional telemetry system. Reviewing, producing and testing software, and writing documentation.

November 1977 - April 1986 : The Welding Institute, Cambridge

Research Technician

Working on research projects involving diffusion bonding and resistance welding techniques. Using and managing a PDP 11/73 computer connected to a high speed scanning system. Programming in Fortran 77 and Basic. Using a variety of monitoring equipment to establish best materials to use and optimum settings for welding equipment.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
 
Operating Systems Coding Application Software
DOS Basic Access
Unix C Excel
VMS DCL Outlook
Windows 95 Fortran Project
Windows NT HTML Word
SQL

TRAINING

Courses attended include :- C, Fortran, SQL, Windows NT, Windows NT Server, Project, Unix, Advanced Unix, Unix Scripts, VMS, Access, Database Design, Total Quality, Visual Basic. Also several courses specific to telemetry systems used and managed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Higher National Certificate in Applied Physics (including units in Maths and Physics).

Ordinary National Certificate in Sciences (including units in Maths, Physics and Chemistry).

O - Levels: 9 obtained at Grade C or higher.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Year of birth : 1961

Nationality : British

Marital status : Single

Driving Licence : Since 1980

INTERESTS

A keen follower of sport, preferring to watch live action rather than on television. Enjoys badminton and swimming. Likes listening to recorded and live music. Has a collection of football memorabilia dating back to 1900. Maintains own set of amateur web pages on the Internet.