Gary Stearn

Software Engineering & Multimedia Studies BCs

A Quick Intro

I am a highly motivated IT professional experienced in designing and developing innovative solutions to complex problems. I enjoy complex challenges, resolving issues and also improving business processes. I currently see myself as a lead technical analyst/consultant/developer with an aim to move into a team leader/management position in the future.

Current Job

I am a senior developer for the financial services company ParatusAMC. My main role is Senior WPF Developer continuing the development of the core front office application, integrating with other systems including the document management and phone system. I have also designed and developed a number of other important solutions to support the day to day running of the company. These have included WCF, WPF and window services. Based in the UK, the solutions I develop are target at the UK, Spanish and German sites. There are also a number of third parties/partners that use these solutions.

I work in a local team and often collaborate with service/solution providers to work on joint projects to ensure quality solutions are delivered to the business and allows future opportunities to adapt and scale as the business grows.

Previous Employment

My primary role was to improve and design new innovative IT solutions to increase productivity, save money, ensure the company remains cutting edge and highly competitive.
I provided consultancy to other IT teams across the globe, providing expert advice, guidance and ideas which are developed into either local, regional or global solutions.
I had the pleasure of sitting on a technical review board for a new upcoming global solution/framework, charged with a shared responsibility of ensuring that it continued to provide high quality and availability, flexible and meets the current and future requirements of the business.
I also joinied the Architecture team, adding to my core responsibilities. This included carrying out architectural design reviews to ensure both compliance and the best patterns were being used. Finally I will helped in the creation of new patterns, to share the best techniques and ideas with other IT teams of all areas of the solution development life cycle.

Technical Skills

Opperating Systems

Windows XP, Vista, Window 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Ubuntu Desktop 10.04, Ubuntu Server 7.10 - 10.04

Development Environments

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010 , Microsoft Expression Web, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, IIS, Apache

Programming

.Net 2.0 - 4.0, C#, WPF, XBAP, SilverLight, WCF, WF, LINQ, ASP.Net, PHP, AJAX, JavaScript, Java, K2.Net

Databases

Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MySQL Cluster,Oracle

General

Solution Consultancy, Architecture, Business Analysis, Requirements Gathering, System Design, Development, Troubleshooting, Debugging

Location

I am currently located in the South East of England


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