- Business Analysis
- Data Analysis
- Solution Design
I am an experienced and highly accomplished Technical Architect / Solutions designer, with a proven track record of providing & developing solutions to deliver complex projects across a wide variety of environments, industries and sectors in the UK and internationally.
Experienced in controlling the full project lifecycle within complex organisations, with an immersive and ‘hands-on’ approach using significant specialised technical expertise, I ensure the delivery of goals and targets within challenging time and financial constraints.
Commercially aware and results orientated with outstanding staff development and motivational skills, I am recognised for being customer focused, with excellent relationship management skills.
I am experienced in - Business Analysis, Technical Architect, Design and Build, Coding & Testing, Project Planning, Mentoring/Teaching.
My career skills include:
· Integral to delivery of full project lifecycle from planning & scoping to implementation & test
· Excellent communication skills across both new and traditional media and platforms
· Skilled in managing the relationships with internal & external stakeholders & strategic partners
· Experienced in delivering training development programs both formally and in the work-place
· Skilled at designing new infrastructure/architecture or upgrading & developing existing systems
· Highly experienced in Business Analysis, Technical Architecture, design, build and test
· Coaching and mentoring teams and colleagues to drive personal & professional development
· Experienced in a variety of sectors including Manufacturing, Retail, Financial & Pharmaceutical
· Comfortable working locally and internationally, with working remotely or travelling & commuting
Clews IT Consulting Ltd
Director1 - 5 Employees 2011 - Current
As a contractor specialising in Integration / ETL end-to-end solutions I have worked with the following companies.
Bank of England - Using IBM WTX on Unix, integrating new applications within the bank. 2011-2012.
Astrazeneca - IBM WTX, MQ on Windows, Planning and POC of migration of ESB flows. 2012-2012 (3m).
UKAR - IBM WTX, Connect Direct, Batch, other ETL, migration and new data flows & ESB. 2012 - 2017.
YPTO - IBM WTX, WMB, Oracle SQL, MQ, building new flows for SNCB in Brussels. 2016 (6m interim).
Computer Operator / Systems Developer100+ Employees 1980 - 1984
Joined from school, forsaking an offer of a degree course in Electrical Enginnering in order to start my career in computers. Managed the day to day running of the on-line service, batch overnight jobs and programming amendments to both system and application software for their new production control system. The machines that I managed included 2 x Burroughs B1955, including a B1985 and a Burroughs B10 micro used for design and planning. Used COBOL68, Fortran and Pascal, including proprietery system development languages.
Programmer / Analyst / ETL Specialist100+ Employees 1984 - 2007
COBOL74 programmer (course to convert from COBOL68) responsible for developing enhancements to Inventory management system (1984 - 1986).
Info Centre Manager, using pretty much all of the PC tools around at the time on IBM XT and AT PCs (1986-1989).
Relocated to London office to work on Instore PC back office system for delivering sales / stock transactions to the centre using and integrating instore till data gathering equipment (1989-1996).
Returned to Castleton Office to join the AS/400 team providing security improvements for login / monitoring (1996-1999)
Worked on implementation of SAP using new ETL tool "Mercator" to move data from legacy systems to SAP. Also developed interfaces for daily / hourly POS and stock data (0.5m trans per hour) into SAP using Mercator / Datastage TX / IBM WTX, versions of the original ETL tool, and feeds to the "Data Warehouse (1999-2005)
Worked with Microstrategy reporting tools to provide dashboards and early morning "cached" reports for executive managers (2005-2007).
IBM WTX Specialist100+ Employees 2007 - 2011
Placement at AstraZeneca, enhancing existing ESB based on MQ and WTX with new capabilities (segmented message routing for example) and building new flows for the company across their 3 main ESB "hubs" located across 3 continents.
Stonyhurst College1967 - 1980
Business / Systems Analysis - Hoskyns
Mercator (IBM WTX)