Christopher L J Thomson


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


  • 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


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 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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