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     Date Submitted:24-03-2013
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     Current job:Team Leader (Sr. Software Architect/Developer)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsI have more than 20 years experience in C/C++, and I apply following rules: 1. Get software to do what it needs to do (Correct/Effective) 2. Make the processing fast - optimize for the best time/space (Efficient) 3. Make software simple, clear and ea
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    Personal Information

     

    Birth date           2 April 1968

    Birth place          Hasselt

    Nationality          Belgian

    Civil registration   unmarried

    Drivers license     Class B

     

    Summary

     

    After designing and implementing more then 160 different ERP systems and solutions as a "one-man-team" for customers ranging from multinationals to small businesses from 1990 to 1999, it was time to move on and gain some international experience in working as an Architect/Developer, Data Warehouse Analyst and Core Team Leader for Teradyne/Tollgrade for telecoms all over the world (mostly active in Europe).

    Since 2010 active as a Team Leader, Consultant and Software Architect for Trasys at the VITO (Flemish Institute for Technology Research) on the ESA PROBA-V Project (satellite image processing for the European Space Organisation).

    My ambition/passion is to create new innovations and solutions, manage projects, lead teams and inspire/assist colleagues and customers in finding the most effective and efficient solutions, realize the solution and maintain high standards so that all 3 (Client, Employer and Employee) are satisfied.

     

    Specialties

     

    - Converting ideas and abstract thinking into reliable and realistic solutions

    - Project Management

    - Framework Architect

    - Design Patterns

    - Data Modeling

    - Database Analysis & Design

    - Technical Assessments

    - Requirement Specifications

    - Trainer/Public Speaker

    - C / C++/STL / C# / Perl / Python / SQL

    - TQM (Total Quality Management)

    - Communication

     

    Skills

     

    Skill

    Level

    MS Office Applications

    Expert

    Unix

    Expert

    C/C++/STL/Perl/Python

    Expert

    C#/Java

    Intermediate  

    SQL

    Expert

    Informix/Oracle

    Excellent

    Total Quality Management (TQM)

    Expert

    Project Management

    Excellent

    Communication

    Excellent


    Work Experience

     

    04 '10 - . . '. .       Trasys - Hoeilaart : Team Leader (Sr. Software Architect/Developer)

     

    As a consultant, I'm located at the VITO (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek = Flemish Institution for Technological Research) in Mol, and I'm responsible for designing and implementing the software architecture and solution for Image Quality Control of the Satellite Image Processing from the ESA PROBA-V satellite (to be launched in the second quarter 2013), and currently maintaining the Processing Kernel for images of the SPOT4 and SPOT5 satellites.

     

    Small team.

     

    Major Responsibilities:

    - Meetings with Customers 10%

    - Software Architect of Solutions (C++/STL) 80%

    - Coaching of developers 10%

     

    Accomplishments:

    - Algorithms implemented from mathematical formulas and implemented 3 different methods: "brute force", "cache" and "cache2", where the same output each time was achieved, but with "cache2" only taking 1/10of the execution time of the "brute force" implementation.

    - Review and optimization of the 'compositor' where one big image was created from hundreds of small images (tiles) : Reduced execution time from 1 hour to 10 minutes by removing excessive 'C++ casting' (together with Tom Van Roey), next introducing an intermediate step with a hash table for optimization on usage of images which reduced the execution time from 10 minutes to 1 minute 10 seconds. Result: Overall execution reduced to about 1/60 of original.

    - Different modules for Image Quality Control : Masking (Cloud, Cloud Water, Cloudy Neighborhood, Coast Distance, Dilate, Geometry, Homogeneity, NIR Reflectance, Sun Glint, White Caps), Statistics (Analysis, Spatial Averaging, Trending Analysis, Histogram), Calibration Methods (Rayleigh, Clouds, Sun Glint, Desert, Dark Current, Camera to Camera, Multi Angular, Spectral Resample), Miscellaneous (ROI extraction, Range Calculation, Resample, Relative Azimuth)

    - Usage of gdal, HDF5, ENVI.

     

    Extract from Work experience:
    - Got 'congratulations' on the design and code written for Image Quality Control in a code-review from ESA. References:

    Stefan Adriaensen : stefan.adriaensen@vito.be         [contact for Image Quality Control at VITO]

     

     

    03 '08 - 10 '09     Tollgrade - Antwerp : Sr. Software Engineer

     

    Software Architect/Developer (Analyst) and Core Team Leader for Copper Line Testing software for Telecom Operators all over the world, but mostly activity was focused on European customers.

     

    Small (international) teams.

     

    Major Responsibilities:

    - Meetings with Customers 5%

    - Analysis and Writing of Customer/Engineering Requirements Specifications 10%

    - Software Architect of Solutions (C/C++/Perl/Shell scripts/SQL) 40%

    - Managing Customer Project Work 20%

    - Managing New and Maintenance Releases 10%

    - Software Problem Investigation / Resolution (C/C++) 10%

    - Coaching of Application Engineers 5%

     

    Customers: Major Telecoms (International): Belgacom (Belgium), KPN (The Netherlands), KPN Belgium, T-Com (Germany), BT (British Telecom), FT (France Telecom), Telecom Italia, TO2 (Czech), Slovak Telecom, Telus (Canada), ...

     

    Extract from work experience:

    - T-ComTestInterface
    - implement/coding program on TestInterface (C++)

    - T-ComCorba zombie processes
    - implement/coding program to avoid zombie processes (C++)

    - T-ComIW (inside wiring) : Splitter Analysis
    - design/implement/coding program for new feature (C++)

    - BT      CIDT (Celerity Integrated Demand Testing) Warehouse storage
    - design/implement/coding programs to store warehouse data (C++)

    - TO2     Patch8
    - project management and follow-up on design and implementation
    - implementing/coding (part) of the Patch (C/C++/Perl/Shell scripts)
    - making a patch
    - writing patch release notes

    - KPN    Implementing Release WR9.4 : Maintenance release
    - meetings with customer
    - writing meeting minutes
    - project management and follow-up on design and implementation
    - implementing/coding (part) of the release (C/C++)
    - making a release
    - writing release notes

    - T-ComDecaTree search-tree for DN-ranges
    - design and implementation of a solution using a 10(deca) tree in memory (C)
    Reducing the search time to a maximum search of the number of digits in a DN (directory number) for more then 200000 DN-ranges.

    - T-ComHSAnalysis Splitter Detection algorithm
    - implementing/coding of the Splitter Detection algorithm (C++)

    ...

     

    05 '99 - 02 '08     Teradyne/Tollgrade - Antwerp : Application Engineer

                            08 '07  Teradyne sold the Broadband Test Division (BTD) to Tollgrade

     

    Software Architect/Developer (Analyst) and Core Team Leader for Copper Line Testing software for Telecom Operators all over the world, but mostly my activity was focused on European customers.

     

    Small (international) teams.

     

    Major Responsibilities:

    - Meetings with Customers 5%

    - Analysis and Writing of Customer Requirements Specifications 10%

    - Design, Development and Implementation of Tools (C/C++/Perl/Shell scripts/SQL) 30%

    - Data Collection, Analysis, Statistics and Reports 15%

    - Core Team Leader : New and Maintenance Releases 10%

    - Customer Project Work 10%

    - Project Management of new SW trials: Planning, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Reports 10%

    - Support & Software Problem Investigation 5%

    - Assisting/Training colleagues and customers 5%

     

    Extract from work experience:

    - FT       Trial Lannion (2002), Trial Versailles (2005)
    - On site trial in France for new product

                - Data Collection tool (Perl)
    - Data Analysis tool (Perl)
    - Program to merge and analyze the data, with simulations on calculated results

    - KPN    NGTSC + NGVRS Consolidation
    - replacement old SUN systems with new SUN servers + new Software Release (C/C++)

    - BGC    NGTSC Consolidation (Release WR5.2)
    - replacement old SUN systems with new SUN servers + new Software Release (C/C++)

    - KPN    DA (Dispatch Accuracy) Improvement Project:
    Customers savings project: Improving the accuracy of a system dispatch with the feedback from the repair man where the problem was fixed in the loop.
    - Project Management
    - leading customers meetings
    - writing tools and create improvements (Perl)
    - rules (Clips)
    - EVA offline evaluation tool to simulate rules with existing data (Perl)
    - Training customer experts on the usage of the program

    - BGC    Statistics for several issues : Routine / Footprint / LDU Tracking / ...
    - identify the problem
    - collect data : write programs to collect the data (Perl)
    - analyze data : write programs to calculate and match (Perl)
    - write report with conclusions

    - BGC    NT1 Splitter Signature
    - analysis and implementation of new signature in the application (C)

    - BGC    SMS monitor (C++)
    PC Application  that connected to the 15 TSCs (via modem) and collected the status, analyzed the status and send via the Gnokii interface to a Nokia 5110 an SMS report

    ...

     

    09 '90 - 04 '99     Compusoft - Diepenbeek : Analyst/Programmer
                            08 '92 - 05 '93  Military Service (General Staff Belgian Army) - Brussels

     

    As a Consultant and Software Architect/Developer, I worked for more then 160 customers (ranging from multinationals to small businesses) designing and implementing ERP solutions.

     

    One-man-team. (I had to manage myself on each project from start to finish)

     

    Major Responsibilities:

    - Meetings with Customers 5%

    - Analysis of Customer Requirements 15%

    - Design and Development of Solutions (in C/C++ for DOS/Windows/Psion) 75%

    - Training and Support 5%

     

    Examples from the more then 160 customers (Small and Medium Businesses) I worked for :

    - Editor for generating and editing year balances (Groenweghe)

    - Order and invoicing system for Beauty products (Widmer)

    - Complete ERP system : order, production, planning and invoicing system (Gunze)

    - Advertisement input module (Koopjeskrant)

    - Travel and contract registration (WDR)

    - Steering Concrete Mixing Production with Real Time serial interface. (Martens)

    - Psion barcode scanner for Briljant Store (Intercarpet)

    - intern software development on standard applications: Briljant Account, Invoice, Stock, ...

    ...

     

    Studies

    10 '88 - 09 '90  Industrial High School Limburg                    Bachelor Computer Science

    10 '86 - 06 '88  Limburgs Universitair Centrum (UHasselt)     1st candidate year Computer Science

    09 '80 - 06 '86  Technical Institute "Heilig Hart" Hasselt         Industrial Science

     

    Courses (Extra)

    02 '10 - 04 '10    .NET Developer C#                      VDAB Genk, Belgium

                            - Programming Logic

                            - Database Applications: Access

                            - Design Relational Databases

                            - SQL

                            - HTML

                            - C# Programming Fundamentals

    01 '10                Java                                          Selfstudy

    09 '09 - 12 '09    C#                                            Selfstudy

    05 '01                ClearCase                                   Rational (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

    xx '00                TQM (Concepts, Tools, 7/9 Step)     Teradyne (Dublin, Ireland)

    03 '00                Basic Data Communication             Business Training (Brussels, Belgium)

    01 '00                SQL                                           Teradyne (Antwerp, Belgium)

    05 '99                Sun Solaris Fundamentals              Sun (Zaventem, Belgium)

    07 '98                NLP Master Practitioner                 NLP University - Santa Cruz, CA, USA

    09 '97 - 06 '98    NLP Practitioner                           School voor NLP, Belgium

    10 '97 - 12 '97    Visual C++                                 Vormingscentrum Hasselt, Belgium

    10 '97 - 12 '97    C++                                          Vormingscentrum Hasselt, Belgium

    10 '94 - 12 '94    Windows in C                              Vormingscentrum Hasselt, Belgium

    10 '93                C++                                          Limburgs Universitair Centrum (UHasselt)

    10 '88 - 12 '88    C for advanced                            Vormingscentrum Hasselt, Belgium

    10 '87 - 12 '87    C                                              Vormingscentrum Hasselt, Belgium

    04 '86                Pascal                                        Limburgs Universitair Centrum (UHasselt)

    04 '86                Pascal                                        Limburgs Universitair Centrum (UHasselt)

    04 '85                Pascal                                        Limburgs Universitair Centrum (UHasselt)

     

    Languages

     

    Language

    Level

    Dutch

    native

    English

    excellent

    German

    excellent

    French

    moderate

     

    Hobbies

     

    Mountain hiking (team trekking) and skiing

    Cooking

    Music

    Yoga (Teaching class since 2002)

    Chess (former president of chess league Limburg '96-'01, former publisher of 'Vlaanderen Schaakt' '96-'98 and 'Limburgs Schaakblad' '94-'97)


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