A dedicated IT professional with a track record of delivering high-quality solutions on time and within budget. First-class analytical, design and problem solving skills. Excellent communicator at all levels with a flair for explaining complex concepts in simple terms. Proven ability to motivate and lead others in a team environment. Devoted to maintaining high quality standards.
BSc (Hons) Computer Science • 1995 - 1998
Courses studied include software engineering, artificial intelligence, relational databases and concurrency. Main languages used throughout studies include C++, Perl and Modula-2.
A Levels • 1993 - 1995
Mathematics (Pure & Applied), Physics and Computing
10 GCSEs • 1988 - 1993
Head Boy (1992-1993)
Information & Data Security Manager • 2018 - present
Responsible for information and data security for the group. A wide-ranging role encompassing incident management, risk management, network security and data protection. Involves the development and maintenance of information security policies along with the accompanying standards, procedures and guidance.
IT Project Manager • 2016 - 2018
Overall responsibility for a number of high-profile IT projects. Day to day tasks included planning, budgeting, managing and documenting projects. Reported directly to the IT Director and worked closely with upper management, IT Engineers and suppliers.
Lead Systems Developer • 2014 - 2016
Managed a team of four developers with responsibility for all IT systems, including: multiple web applications and reporting tools; MS SQL Server databases; bespoke company intranet, and OLAP cube BI system.
IT Development Team Lead • 2005 - 2014
Managed a team of five developers with responsibility for all development work, including: building and maintaining multiple websites and the company intranet using a LAMP stack; managing changes to enterprise-level .NET applications used to manage the company vehicle fleet; developing data transfer tools for sharing information with third party companies, and performing SEO (search engine optimisation) for websites throughout the group.
Consultant • 2005 (six month contract)
Worked on a number of high-profile, business and safety critical systems for many major airlines. Performed analysis, design, coding and testing using C, C++ and mainframe assembler.
Head of Production • 2001 - 2005
Led a team of five programmers and was responsible for scheduling and managing all development work. Produced a large number of dynamic Internet, intranet and extranet sites and web browser-based applications for a range of high-profile clients, mainly using PHP and MySQL. Also produced solutions using Java, Perl and XML. Very client-facing and involved in all stages of the project life cycle.
Analyst Programmer • 1998 - 2001
Completed graduate trainee programme before joining the DCS (Departure Control Systems) team as a mainframe assembler programmer. Worked on a wide variety of safety-critical projects. Involved in the biggest IT project ever undertaken by BA, successfully delivering ahead of schedule without any errors reported.
Management Committee Member • 2013 - 2015
Joined the management committee to help save the village hall from closure due to withdrawal of funding. Created a website to generate interest in the project and to attract more visitors to the centre. Helped secure funding and devoted time and effort to keep the hall running.
MBCS • 2004
Became a full professional member of the British Computer Society in 2004. At Northgate plc, rolled out Corporate BCS membership across the whole IT department (50+ staff). Coached and mentored colleagues to bring everyone up to speed with industry quality standards, legislation and best practice.
Member • 2013
Sat the Mensa entrance exam in July 2013 and passed with an IQ in the top 1% of the UK population.
Playing and watching football, snooker and darts. Captain of local league pool team. Rubik’s cubing and teaching others how to solve. British Sign Language (CACDP BSL Stage 1).
With over twenty years' experience in the IT industry, I have a wide range of skills that allow me to operate at the forefront of modern IT. I have designed, developed and implemented technical infrastructure and software solutions leading to commercial success. A natural leader, I have experience creating strong teams that produce exceptional results.
Dan is a great mentor. I had the privilege to work with him at Northgate. As a team leader, he has excellent skills with which he can easily bind his team together and keep them motivated.Neelima Waghchoude-Ghadge MBCS, Software Developer, Northgate plc
I worked alongside Dan for several years and know him to be an extremely competent and effective developer and leader. A consummate professional.Mel Dawson, Software Development Manager, Northgate plc
You could always count on Dan for his judgment during the crucial times of a project. He is very down to earth. I would confidently recommend Dan to any company.Neelima Waghchoude-Ghadge MBCS, Software Developer, Northgate plc
Dan is the only member of the team who is willing and able to understand the issues and respond when required. He is willing to help as he cares about the end users and their requirements.David McAllister, Group Systems Manager, Benfield Motor Group
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