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1. Resumé

I am a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) and have enjoyed computing since before 1985. Scrum and Agile were made for me; Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation.

I am outgoing and energetic professional who seeks a career that fits my professional skills, personality, and ambitions.

I am adept at overseeing all aspects of the project life cycle, including initiation and planning; change, risk, and issue management; as well as assisting QA teams.

I have outstanding communication skills and am able to successfully build strong working relationships with colleagues and clients. An excellent multitasker; I am able to efficiently plan and prioritize projects.

Please get in contact with me if you require a more detailed CV.

2. Skills
Management

As a highly motivated and results oriented Professional Scrum Master, I have broad experience in terms of managing projects, with teams and budgets of varying sizes in a broad range of business domains.

As a great believer in delivering highly functional solutions to real business problems, I am firmly committed to the Agile methodologies and in particular Scrum.

Technical

Due to my interest and passions for problem solving I have a high level of experience of implementing user requirements using varied java technologies.

These technologies include stand-alone and client-server Java Desktop applications, Vaadin based web applications, Hibernate datasbase connectivity.

3. Representative Projects
Implementation of bespoke Facility Management software for the European Parliament

Led and managed the development of facility management software, which provides access to floor plans and room occupancies. The application also provides themed information layers for the Security and Fire services, management of key and lock allocations aswell as Business Object XI reporting.

Re-design of e-banking website for the P&T Luxembourg

Led the development team implementing modern web technologies to improve the accessibility and customer experience of the bank’s ebanking website.

Launch of the Schroders Sicav in France

Led the cross-functional business team responsible for finding a business partner in France. Identified the weakness of the pre-selected partner which as a result spared Schroders from both financial and public embarrassment.

Deputy project manager for the Year 2000 project

Identified and implemented a cross departmental strategy for ensuring y2k compatibility of Cedel’s systems. Managed the detailed testing with all 3rd party cash correspondent banks and securities depositories. To give an idea of the scope of the work, this QA role involved on site interviews in New York, Toronto, Germany, Hungary and Hong Kong.

Implementation of Life insurance system in Spain

Led the team implementing a Life insurance system at British Life – a Madrid based insurance company in the Scottish Provident Group.

4. Experience
Summary

As a developer, business analyst, team leader and project manager I have worked in England, Spain, France and Luxembourg. As a result I have experience of a number of business domains:

– Facilities Management (European Parliament)
– Statistics validation (Eurostat)
– OPC Price and Information collection & Distribution (Luxembourg Stock Exchange)
– Insurance (Friends Provident, Scottish Provident, Barclays Life, British Life (Spain))
– Captive management & Reinsurance (Aon)
– Retail banking (P&T Luxembourg)
– Investment banking (Scroders Investment Management Luxembourg)
– Clearing & settlement and Swift (Clearstream Global Services)

5. Education
Oxford Brookes University – England

– 1st Class Bsc(Hons) Computing, Accountancy and Finance
– Higher National Diploma in Business Studies with Distinction

6. Hobbies

Cycling, running and Krav Maga
New technologies, application development