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Location: Baldock, United Kingdom

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Senior Java Developer

May 2009 - Sep 2010 (1 year)

Merced Systems

o Lead developer on a greenfield RESTful service layer for Merced's flagship product, Merced Incentive and Compensation Management suite. Technologies selected included Spring 3.0, Hibernate and EhCache.<br />o Introduced and presented TDD concepts to the development team.<br />o Worked in a fully Agile environment, utilising SCRUM methodology.<br />o Web application development of a Greenfield front-end (JSF 2.0).<br />

Analyst Developer

Mar 2008 - May 2009 (1 year)

BGC Partners

o Responsible for the architecture, development and integration of middle office electronic trading systems, supporting the requirements of the brokerage business<br />o Responsible for architecture and development of a Greenfield FXO integration project. Solution consisted of Spring-WS, Swing and JMS development.<br />o Technical lead for web service development<br />o Web application development (Struts and Spring MVC)<br />o Migration of all web applications, JMS and JDBC resources from WebLogic 8.1 to Glassfish 2.1

Java Consultant

Feb 2007 - Mar 2008 (1 year)


o Client facing consultant role, which involved working on a mobile phone contract order processing platform for Vodafone UK.<br />o Web Service development (AXIS and Castor)<br />o Web application development (Struts)<br />o JMS development, integration with Tibco SOA (Weblogic 8.1)<br />o Provided technical support for testing teams during PAT/FAT testing cycles.<br />o Peer-reviewed code, wrote unit and system test suites for developed code to satisfy test plan requirements.<br />

Java Developer

Mar 2006 - Feb 2007 (11 months)

Premium TV (now Perform)

o Developed and maintained a Java web platform hosting high traffic volume sites, for the sports and entertainment industries (Struts, JSP, Servlets)<br />o Development of multi-threaded systems, for SMS, WAP and video content syndication<br />o Introduced and retrofitted Hibernate for database persistence<br />o Database development on an Oracle 10g database<br />

Software Engineer

May 2002 - Mar 2006 (3 years)


o Developed and maintained travel industry reservation software in Java, Business Basic and Visual Basic<br />o Researched and recommended appropriate technologies to move the company forward on upcoming projects, and next-generation proof of concepts.<br />o Gained exposure to all stages of the software development life cycle - from discussing requirements with customers and account managers through to the delivery and maintenance of the final products<br />

Senior Analyst Developer

- Present (44 years)

BGC Partners

o Member of a three man Engineering team, specialising in addressing long-term strategic initiatives, and re-architecture of the core middle office systems.<br />o Introduced Spring as a replacement for in-house developed infrastructure libraries and APIs.<br />o Web, Swing and core Java development of middle office electronic trading systems<br />o Mentored junior members of the team, and contributed towards architectural decisions for Greenfield projects, working closely with BAs and project managers. <br />o Recommended


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