IT professional with wide experience through college and university , programming in the computer games industry, editing digital maps at Ordnance Survey, and AIX, Oracle Systems Administration for finance systems and developing web based applications in the NHS.
- Operating Systems: UNIX (Linux, Irix, AIX, XWindows), Microsoft Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, XP, NT 4.0, 2003 Server.
- Graphics Programming: PHIGS, OpenGL, PlayStation Yaroze, PSOne.
- Software Packages: Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual SourceSafe, SQL Server, CodeWrite, Borland C Builder, Installshield 6.1, Integra, Microsoft Office Suite, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino.
April 2003 – Present: Technical Systems Administrator for NHS Shared Business Services.
Designed and developed Microsoft Access Manual Payments Database, to replace existing Paradox solution, and automate BACS payments and associated documentation
Designed and developed Microsoft Access Risk Register Database
Designed, and developed public HSFS website www.hsfs.nhs.uk.
Support and development of C# web based room bookings database.
Various C# programs to help IT Department with daily tasks.
AIX Korn scripting, user account creation.
Assisting with telecommunications systems, PABX, managing Voxpro auto attendant, hunt groups, distribution groups.
14th May 2002 - March 2003:
QIF Project/ PAI Link file team leader and editor for Ordnance Survey (through Barker Personnel and Manpower employment agencies).
Using PRISM, and Strumap CAD software to update digital maps for natural changes, and improvements in mapping techniques. Training new editors in using Strumap. Work delegation, statistical management
December 2001 - January 2002: Support
Staff for Currys
As a temporary Christmas general assistant duties included stacking shelves,
warehouse management, collecting from and taking goods out to customers' cars.
Helping customers, and dealing with enquiries.
March 2000 - September 2001: Games
programmer for Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
PC Development (using C in Microsoft Visual Studio):
PSOne Development (using C):
- Bug fixing (PC: Super 1 Karting,
Arcade: Castrol Honda Superbike 2000).
- Changing existing full price
titles for budget release (GP Challenge, GP Racing, Superbike Challenge,
- Creating demos, and cut down
versions of full price game for budget release, or download. (Super 1 Karting,
and CHS2000 for Real Networks Games).
- EAX sound (Super 1 Karting).
- Implementing new features
and localisation for foreign markets (Super 1 Karting, Castrol Honda VTR)
- Installshields and autoruns.
(All IEL titles and various Midas Interactive titles)
- Localisation of Japanese NTSC games for PAL territory release.
- Localisation of UK PAL games, for USA NTSC release.
January 1997-June 1997: Trainee Programmer Union Bank Switzerland (University Placement)
Working in development and test department for Union Bank of Switzerland, in Zurich Switzerland,
mainly using C and C++ on Sun Sparc machines. I also wrote some Perl scripts, and a Microsoft
Access inventory database.
University vacations (Summer 1994-Summer 1998): Temp work for Drake International Southampton, arehouse work,
driver's mate, factory, various manual, and unskilled.
Summer 1993-Summer 1995: Relief
lifeguard at Oakland's swimming pool Southampton and Saturday work as a lifeguard
Education and Qualifications
Bournemouth University 1998 - 1999
MSc Digital Entertainment Systems.
University Of Essex 1994 - 1998
BSc Computer Science with French honours degree 2:2.
Taunton's College Southampton 1992 - 1994
4 A-Levels (1 A grade pass (French) and 3 C grade passes)
King Edward VI School Southampton 1987 - 1992
9 G.C.S.E.s. (3 A grade passes, and 6 B grade passes.) 1 A.O. (Grade C)
English (Native speaker)
French (GCSE grade A, A-Level grade A, University Honours Level)
German (GCSE grade A, A-level grade C)
Playing and writing computer and video games and using the internet for entertainment,
work, research and writing my own web pages. www.admars.co.uk
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