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Member since November, 2013
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mnealer

I am a Django/ python developer with special knowledge in uk educational institutes. I have been working in this field for over 10 years

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Software Development and Database Manager

Aug 2008

Thomas's consists of 4 prep schools and 2 kindergarten schools. Being one of the UK's best prep schools, they have a singular issue in finding software that is up to their requirements. The majority of software marketed in the UK is for state secondary schools. Thus, my job is to work with a number of different user types within the schools and define web based software to meet their needs. Such as job offers unique challenges. For example, even though staff work within the same building they rarely have time to gather for meetings, thus works more as a distributed working environment. At the same time, staff are used to working in a more analogue, emotional way, rather than digital, thus I have to change some rather odd requirements into working designs to meet their needs. This has led me to using more software engineering methods than would normally be needed, and also using agile project management techniques, as they often change requirements. I manage a team of two other python/Django programmers, and a Front end freelance coder using HTML5 and Angular

Freelance Web designer

May 2002 - Aug 2008 (6 years)

I worked as a freelance contractor building internal web based databases for a number of small companies handling items such as stock control and invoicing. I mainly work in Python on this, but also did some work in PHP

Mainframe automation consultant

Sep 2001 - Aug 2002 (11 months)

I worked under contract as a consultant for Chase Manhattan on their mainframe automation. This involved programming in Rexx using the CA OPS/MVS automation system

Automation specialist

Aug 1996 - Aug 2001 (5 years)

I was employed by Cap Gemini as an automation consultant on using OPS/MVS and REXX. However after successfully completing a suite of code that could be placed on any Mainframe, I was moved to the cross platform department to deal with Tivoli, and CA Unicenter. When there, the Snr manager of the Support department noticed by communication skills and shifted me to be a potential customer liaison. Basically, I would be farmed out to companies to review their current set-ups and give possible design plans for when they because a Cap Gemini customer

Education

Computing and IT

2008 - 2014 (6 years)

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