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     Date Submitted:10-07-2018
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     Current job:Software validation responsible
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsSoftware testing. Software team lead.
    CV

    DOB: 08 February 1969

     

    OBJECTIVE

    I am looking for a senior position that allows me to continue to work within the software development lifecycle. I have 25 years experience in embedded real time software development and testing within the defence, telecoms, space and retail industries. I am security cleared in the UK.

     

    EXPERIENCE

    2013-Present     AIRBUS DEFENCE and SPACE       Stevenage, Herts.

    On-Board Software Responsible Engineer

    During my time at ADS I have worked on the Lisa Pathfinder project (gravitational wave observatory in space) and I am currently working on the Solar Orbiter project ( a mission that records high resolution studies of our sun and inner heliosphere). Both of these projects are a joint collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA.

    I am currently the validation responsible on the Solar Orbiter project and I have also been the production responsible on the Lisa Pathfinder project and the validation responsible on the same project. These were all team leader positions working with teams of software engineers between 2 and 8 people based on multiple sites in England, France and Germany.

    In the roles of production/validation responsible my duty was to technically manage the software production/validation teams and to work and report to the software technical leader for creating all strategies on the project.

    Responsible for the development and unit testing of the on-board software in compliance with the Software Development Plan (SDP), user requirements and internal and external standards (MISRA/PUS/OPAL/ECSS).

    Responsible for producing monthly reports of software engineers time and cross referencing hours against contracted estimates for workload.

    The on board software is written in ANSI C

    Solar Orbiter - User requirements are produced using ADOBE FRAMEMAKER 10 and imported into Reqtify (v2011-1a) to produce required Version Control Document (VCD).

    Lisa Pathfinder -The requirements tests scripts are written in JAVA (1.6.0) on an Eclipse platform (v3.7.2) and use a spacecraft simulator plugin on a LINUX platform. User level requirements are held in DOORS. During this role I have used JAVA, ANSI C, Cygwin, MIL STD 1553, VectorCast, DOORS, JIRA, ClearCase,  and ClearQuest.

    Responsible for the validation activities of all the developed software components in compliance with the Software Validation Plan (SVP) as well as the specification, monitoring, acceptance and control of the associated facilities (numerical and hardware-based software validation facilities – NSVF/HSVF) and the delivery preparation .

    Courses attended include Clearcase, Clearquest, Avionics Processes, Software Configuration Management, Writing effective requirements, Security awareness and Ethics in the workplace.

     

    2010-2013            REDFISH EPOS SYSTEMS Ltd         St. Albans, Herts.

    Director

    I started my own company (with a partner) supplying and supporting multi-channel retail systems .

    I was responsible for all software activities within the company, these included real-time development and testing of the systems and customer support.

    The software was written in C# on a .NET framework. Databases were SQL server 2005.

     

    2005-2010            UNIPOWER SOLUTIONS EUROPE Ltd.      St. Albans, Herts

    Test and Quality Assurance Manager

    Working on integrated point of sale systems for major retail outlets. The software was a multi-channel system consisting of EPOS, Webstore and Order Management facilities, developed in C# on a .NET framework. The webstore was developed using DotNetNuke.  Data handling within the product is handled using SQL server 2005.

    I was responsible for all system testing of the product and quality control within the company. My role included writing tests scripts, formal acceptance testing, reviews, CCBs and delivery to customer sites. I was responsible for a team of three software testers.

    I gained experience during my role in C#, web services, UML, Mercury QTP, Visual Studio 2005, SharePoint and SQL server 2005.

    During this time I achieved ISQTB foundation certificate in software testing.

     

    2001-2005            RAYTHEON SYSTEMS Ltd               Harlow,Essex

    Senior Software Engineer

    I spent my time at Raytheon working on the SIFF (successor Identification Friend or Foe) 4820 transponder project for civil and military aircraft. The software was written in ANSI C on a MC68020 and MPC565 Motorola PowerPC host. The project gave me valuable experience in interrogation/reply and safety critical software and use of TCAS systems.

    As part of my role I was the Software Test Authority which involves being responsible for all aspects of unit testing within the project. Testing was carried out using the CANTATA tool and all requirements were held in DOORS.

    I developed the software to control the ARINC interface on the transponder and gained extensive experience of the ARINC 429 protocol.

    I was responsible for writing the software codes of practice on the project and also used MISRA extensively.

    In my testing role I  gained experience in CANTATA, Lauterbach In-Circuit Emulators, and CodeTest embedded software verification tools.

    I have been involved in many process improvement activities and gained knowledge of CMMI and Six-Sigma. I am a trained Six-Sigma specialist.

    Training courses attended while at Raytheon include Six Sigma, Ethics, DOORS, Cantata and CMMI.

     

     

    1986-2001            Marconi Software Systems Ltd                  Borehamwood,Herts

    Software Engineer

    My role was the design, implementation, testing and support of embedded real-time software on a number of company projects.

    Development projects I have worked on while at the company include IFES (In Flight Entertainment Systems) for Boeing , KV90 military radar, MC68000 microprocessor simulation and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

    The majority of my development projects were ANSI C but I also worked on a number of smaller C++ projects. I have developed on a number of different platforms including WINDOWS, UNIX, VXWorks, VMS and MC68000. The development environment was Visual C++.

    All design worked was carried out on a tool called TEAMWORK which is a YOURDON based design tool.

    I gained valuable experience in SQL, OSPF, RPC, IPC, TCP/IP, and development of control and managements systems in a multi-threaded environment while developing within these projects.

    Courses attended while at Marconi include ANSI C, C++, JAVA, Software Estimation, Real time software design, UML, FAGAN Defect free process, SNMP and CMM.

    While at Marconi I completed a BTEC in Business Studies and a HNC in computing.

     

    EDUCATION

    1983-1986 Hillside Upper School, Borehamwood,Herts

    O Levels in Computer Studies, English and Commerce.

    CSE’s in French and Science.

     

    1987-1989 St. Albans College, St. Albans, Herts.

    BTEC in Business Studies.

     

    1996-1998 Oaklands Campus, Welwyn,Herts.

    HNC in Computing.

    Modules taken were Computing systems and communication, Business Operations, Systems Analysis, Program Design and Implementation, Systems Design, Database Design and Implementation, Business Systems, Program design and C programming.

     

    INTERESTS

    Keep fit, sport and fishing.

     


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