Christopher L J Thomson

OBJECTIVE                                                                                                                             

  • Seeking a role as a Software Developer working in the Microsoft arena primarily using C#/ASP.net and associated technologies.

CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                                    

  • Microsoft .net 2.0 Application Development Foundation 70-536
  • Microsoft .net 2.0 Distributed Application Development Tech Specialist 70-529
  • Microsoft .net 2.0 Web-based Client Development Technical Specialist 70-528

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES                                                                                                   

  • Computer Languages: C#, ASP.NET, Java, Microsoft .net Framework (2.0/3.5/4.0/4.5), PHP, HTML, SQL, LDAP (Active Directory), XML
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows (NT, 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, 7), Linux (Red Hat, Debian), Mac OS X
  • Tools: SQL Server (2000, 2005), Visual Studio (2005, 2008, 2010), Microsoft Team Foundation Server (2005, 2008, 2010), Cruisecontrol (.net), Oracle (8i, 10g), MySQL, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite

EDUCATION                                                                                                                           

1999 – 2003    University of Glasgow                                                 Glasgow, Scotland

  • Bachelor of Science with Honors (2.1) in Computing Science

1993 – 1999    Dunoon Grammar School                                           Dunoon, Scotland

  • High School with Honors

WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                

2009 – 2014            GS1 Canada                                                    Toronto, Canada

  • Designed and developed a number of key back and front end components of the company’s online retailer/item management application using C#/Asp.NET
  • Created a continuous integration environment to aid code quality and automatically perform deployments/releases.
  • Responsible for maintaining and customizing demonstration environments of company’s applications used for customer facing sales presentations.
  • Managed a team of Developers working on the Item Centre project, from specification and design, to implementation an testing.

2005 – 2009                Fujitsu Services                                               Bracknell, England

  • Recruited to the company as a Software Developer on their Graduate Development Program
  • Successfully completed the Graduate Training and was assigned to 3 separate projects detailed below:

2008 – 2009                Ministry of Defence Atlas Program             Reading, England

  • Developed and maintained a web based application responsible for allowing the look up and update of MoD employee information stored in Microsoft ADAM, whilst handling all security concerns of the customer
  • Designed and implemented various small tools required to transfer data from legacy systems into Microsoft ADAM via Microsoft MIIS/ILM
  • Provided customer demonstrations of products developed by myself and my team, handling objections and managing feedback to create a solution that is further tailored to the customers needs
  • Implementation of continuous build integration, using Cruisecontrol.net and later migrating the project to Microsoft Team Foundation Server

2006 – 2008                Vodafone Icon Migration Program                         Newbury, England

  • Conducted customer facing “initial discovery interviews” with technical owners of services to be migrated and any dependant services
    • Designed and developed tools to facilitate migration of data from legacy databases/applications to target database/application or to provide access to historic data
    • Managing cut over of services including early life support of new service and overseeing decommissioning of old service

2005-2006                   AA Bite Project                                              Bracknell, England

  • Set up and maintained development infrastructure including: CVS Source Control, CrusieControl Continuous Integration and Mantis Bug Tracker
  • Testing and bug fixing of data access layer components developed by an offshore contracting company
  • Implementation of user interface screens using Java Swing

HOBBIES & INTERESTS                                                                                                           

  • Travel, Scuba Diving
  • Classic car restoration, modification and customisation
  • Amateur Radio (Licensed with Industry Canada, Basic with Honours)
 

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