Lotus Notes Analyst Developer
IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer - Lotus
Collaborative Solutions (R6.5, R7, R8 & 8.5) and Principal Certified Lotus Professional (R4) and (R5) :
16 years experience of solid Lotus
Notes & Web Domino development using LotusScript,
the full software development life cycle including requirements capture
& analysis, workflow and data modelling, design, specification, test
planning, development, documentation, training, user acceptance testing,
roll out and on-going software maintenance and improvement including Team
Leader and Project Management skills. Trouble-shooter for 1st, 2nd
and 3rd level Notes support. Further prior 4 years of experience of HTML,
of Lotus Notes servers and user registration / certification and anti
-relay & spam setup. Experienced in building applications for mobile
access using XHTML and designing for micro browsers and tablet computers. Experience in iPhone and
blackberry app development.
Surrey, UK near to Farnborough,
Guildford, Woking, Basingstoke, Reading
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Email: ajdfoster (at the domain of ) gmail ( dot )
1988-1992 University of York: Computer Science
Degree BEng (Hons.)
Other courses and conferences:
for C++ Programmers 4 day course Lotusphere,
‘98, '99, ’06, ’07, '08, ’09 & ‘11
UNIX Systems Management and
Admin ADA Programming Language
testing using McCabe (C++) Kepner
Tregoe Problem Solving
/ Motif programming Yourdon
Real time analysis and design
Notes Application Development 2 Object
4,5,6,7,8 and 8.5 Update Courses Internet
Development with Lotus Notes Domino
Lotus Script for Lotus Notes Domino
System Administration 1
Tools: Ciaou, Analyser, Delta
Project work: (in reverse time order)
Jan 2010 – Now: Senior
Consultant & Technical Advocate at Oval Business Solutions (Permanent
May 2012 Supervised and Submitted XPages Responsive
Website Project to OpenNTF.org competition
Oval Business Solutions decided to further market their XPages skills
by entering the OpenNTF.org competition with a fully working and documented
Responsive Website design suitable for mobile phones and tablets, it was tested
on iPad 1 and 3 and Android Galaxy and iPhone 4 phones. As well as managing the
submitting, legal licences, reviewing documentation, and tweaking the styling and
supervising the YouTube video I problem solved some XPages issues with the
developer. Used Lotus Notes 8.5.3 and the http://getskeleton.com
April 2012 Introduced Podio.com to customers to
facilitate Project Management
Oval discussed and decided to move away from IBM Lotus Connections and
use Podio as the Social Extranet and Project management solution mainly for
ease of use the app creating and the ease of setting up external security.
Rolled out and created Podio apps for various customers.
Updated automatic COSHH calculation code for Lubricant Oil Blends.
Started work on next section of Exergy Global work, changing the
Blending aspect of the system to cope with Fuels as well as Lubricants, this
involved density calculations
January and February 2012
Rolled out Global Exergy design changes to UK and Shanghai. This
involved updating security fields on 15GB of lotus notes documents spread over
18 different databases.
October 2011 – December 2011
Gathered requirements, planned, specified and implemented changes to
Exergy Project for BP to allow 6 other global sites to be able to use Project
without exposing their R&D blends to other countries. Supervised 2 other
developers in parcels of this work.
September 2011- On going
Oval Business Solutions appointed me Technical Advocate to look after and
encourage Certification for the 8 IBM Lotus Notes technology Employees and to
keep an eye on developments in the IBM Lotus news and report back to the
Directors every month.
July – August 2011
Created XPages version of Holiday Leave Absence database, to allow web
Calendar view page for XPages after finding OpenNTF.com version lacking in
May 2011 – On going
Top secret Product development for Oval.
March 2011 - April 2011
Supported BP Exergy project, fixed bugs and added new functionality
Feb 2011 – March 2011
Added PDF export for ODIMS project, this entailed creating new versions
of DHTMLX table forms that would work with the PDF export utility by PrimeApple
Attended Lotusphere 2011 in Florida USA, composed summaries of various
sessions, tweeted and Connections Status updates news and produced an hour long
presentation for all employees in the Company Meeting in February.
Jul 2010 – Oct 2010
ODIMS project for BP. This project manages new product sales forecasts,
wrote generic extract to produce Excel report from a customised requirements
web page. Reports could be scheduled for each month week or ASAP. Creating
another agent to ftp a subset of data in a XML format to another project.
Mar 2010 – Jan 2011
BP Exergy project: Project Manager leading up to 3 developers in
enhancements and addition of new stock control module to the Exergy blending
software system. Added use of barcode reading Portable Data Terminal to check, move
and dispose of stock using 12 Motorola MC55 PDTs.
Created a wizard to create a Mindjet Multimap from any Lotus Notes
view, for Oval director.
Gathered requirements, specified, designed and coded a Polling widget
to integrate with Lotus Connections using XPages and Notes 8.5.1.
May 2007 – Dec 2009
Senior Consultant at IBM Premier Partner LAN 2 LAN (Permanent Role)
Completed first release of “Congrego”. This was a versatile disaster
recovery and victim support solution for local authorities and corporate
clients. Congrego went on to win the IBM Lotus Best Community Service award.
Using Quickr & Sametime
Created a Quickr stats recorder to allow Quickr document reads to be
tracked for compliance for Fenner chemical company. Document reads through
browser and windows explorer connectors were tracked using the atom feeds, and
stats were viewed through a web interfaced domino database.
Added new modules and tested and fixed existing web site to ensure
compatibility with firefox for Skillshare.
Added more functionality to a Lotus Notes Blackberry CRM system for
Allianz. This used a offline technology to allow documents to be updated and
forms to be filled in while visiting cellars and other areas out of range of
Worked on extending expenses system for Mentzendorff Drinks Company.
Created a Quickr mobile phone interface. This was a simple text
interface to allow quick small browser access to all quickr places on a quickr
Worked with Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to add web
capability to existing notes database using XPages ( Lotus Notes 8.5 ) .
Worked with Surrey County Council to fix a problem with customised
resources database clashing cuased by upgrading to Notes 7.
Added Strategic planning website application fro Skillshare to allow
details to be updated in the browser from around the world, sent for approval
process, and then summaries displayed in gant chart style.
Added Google Maps interface to Skillshare intranet to allow quick
visualisation of global sites and current staff locations.
Consolidated forms in web site for National Autistic Society.
Made changes to G4S’s Flowfinity Blackberry application for Aircraft
Stand patrol system.
Bid work for system to handle Strategy and Initiatives Workflow for
Bid work for Domino.Docs to Interwoven conversion work for new
Extracted email log for a customer’s user who had deleted all emails by
Created code for Cega to find expired Soft Deleted emails in Notes 6.5
Fixed reported DXL problems in Rarmershire Interwoven customised mail
Added new Deputy Roles and functionality to The National Autistic
Society systems to enable more flexible handling and assigning of cases.
Added Confidential option to Skillshare MIS system to allow more secure
storing of emails.
Created suitability report for customer to move all Intranet databases
More customisation and testing of Mail Template for Interwoven
integration for Rarmershire / Jenkins.
Constructed demonstration/taster XPages course for key customers and
visited customers Air Miles, Waitrose, Deloitte, Renew, Carnival, Skillshare
Created bid document for new Internet Site for customer including
Created Notes 8.02 & 8.5 Composite Applcation for internal CRM
Customization of Lotus Domino Quickr 8.1 for new Disaster Community
product Congrego. Added picture forums, AJAX Persistent Chat, Sametime enabled
contact list. (Notes 8.5)
Mail template customisation for Skillshare.
Created bid document and mocked up Website for new Skillshare Internet
including Facebook integration, RSS feed, YouTube videos, credit card donations
and image shows.
Lotusphere 2009. Investigated XPages for Blackberry. Met OBM staff from
Created Mime to RTF code for St Martins FileNet system.
Created Expiring version of Holiday template for BCA, allowing Notes
and Web use of application which expires in 2 months.
Worked on Quickr template for Doncasters - issues with offline working
and images and style sheets font changes.
Added Print Disabling and Print Log to National Autistic Society Web
Worked for St Martins Property Group on their FileNet Lotus Notes
installation. Added Cloaked Email sending functionality to Notes Mail template.
XPages Workshop at Hursley. Learnt basics of Xpages including best
practices. Updated various VAT systems for 1st December.
Created basic Blackberry & iPhone interface for Lotus Domino Quickr
for Waitrose / John Lewis Partnership, allows all documents to be viewed in a
Customization of Lotus Domino Quickr 8.1 for IBM SSL proposal for BAT,
added blog rich text concatenation, calendar pickers for meetings and blogs,
pop ups for meeting agendas, advanced profiles including photos, sametime
mobile and email links. (Notes 8.02)
Added more reports to Skillshare Management Information System
including a date specific situation report export to Excel using multi
worksheets. (Notes 7.02 )
Extended ODB mail box integration code with the Save mail and archive
databases. (Notes 6.5)
Created simple Blackberry / iPhone web interface for Quickr for
internal use and possibly as a solution to John Lewis Partnership. (Lotus
Web enabled Primetime application for Porter Novelli. (Lotus Notes
Copied Interwoven mail integration into Group incoming mil box for
Rarmershire. (Lotus Notes 7.02)
Analysed SITA Lotus Domino Quickr Windows Explorer connector problems
for IBM Software Services Lotus and proposed possible solutions and
Worked on solving QuickPlace to Lotus Domino Quickr upgrade issues for
Gave training course on Lotus Domino Quickr Customisation to Waitrose
Created web based Direct Sales Lead Tracker for Titan. (Lotus Notes
Fixed problems with AVNET's sales and customer tracking systems after
office move. (Lotus Notes Domino 7.02)
Updated SPP's Agents and Sales contacts databases.
Added mail template integration with Contacts database for Versutus.
(Lotus Notes 7.02)
Cardiff University Shared Groups and Shared Folders database work.
(Lotus Notes 8.02)
ODB: Added Save Email integration with mail templates allowing emails
to many to be stored in one repository with access by links and searching.
(Lotus Notes 6.5)
Absence Database bid for West Sussex county Council.. (Lotus Notes
Domino 7 & 8)
Wrote code to create clean CSV export for Mandeville Recruitment
Created PDF export solution for Renew Holdings. (Lotus Notes 7.02)
Customization of Lotus Domino Quickr 8.1, changing of themes, logos,
layout, colours and addition of inline views to mimic rival Microsoft
SharePoint offering for major 800 licence deal involving Insurance management company. Planning session
to teach Quickr 8.1 customisation for major retailer.
Write CSV Export routines for Recruitment firm. Changed LotusScript
LS2J java thumbnail jpeg code for Skillshare to handle very narrow images.
Updated and restyled Skillshare International’s Intranet with extra
image resizing code and new cleaner style sheet look. Add integrated file
archiving system to ODB Group’s Notes 7 mail template.
Added new reports to Skillshare MIS system to allow managers to track
current development worker status, upcoming assignment issues and recruitment
Convert web template for Business Intelligence Company to show data
captioned with German text.
Cardiff University Notes 8.01 required customisation of the Composite
Application Mail interface and the
Basic client to incorporate shared access folders to duplicate
GroupWise functionality. Converted web template to German language to
specification. Attended Business Partner Composite Applications Course At IBM
Created Expenses application for Mentzendorff incorporating VAT and
Inland Revenue PAYE and Deductible rules and creating a .csv output file for
Updated internal 8.0.1 Mail Template to be integrated with CRM systems.
Made web forms ‘unprintable’, and added logged printable forms to
Advocacy database for the National Autistic Society.
Invited to be an IBM Lotus Design Partner for Notes 8.5 pre beta release discussions after
discussing XPages at Lotusphere with the IBM developers. Joined program and
participate in regular pre beta meetings with IBM.
Updated Holiday database for Mitsui incorporating a web interface with
date picker and .iCal attachments to allow non-notes users to add holiday dates
into their calendars.
Incorporated UKAEA server audit system with PC audit data system to
produce one system that tracked hardware components and software installs such
as Antivirus and server software versions.
Lotusphere 2008 in Florida.
Worked on site and offsite supporting UKAEA working on various
databases and trouble shooting issues that 1st line support pass
over to Lan2Lan.
Cardiff University 8.0 DWA Mail customisation and 7.03 accesses
controlled shared groups version of the pubnames.ntf template to add to the
directory assistance service, to duplicate GroupWise functionality.
Skillshare International needed a Management Information System to
allow the management of recruitment and placement assignments of development
workers throughout the world. Analysed, designed and implemented a system using
Advised Renew Holdings & Walter Lilly for INSE File Upload widget.
Notes 6.52 & Java Servlets.
Initial investigative work for Cardiff University on 8.0 DWA
Added specialised flat views for printing for Ramershire.
Updated news and feature links for HRi website.
Updated CEGA Air Ambulance mailing list system. Java and Notes 7.0.2
Added more functionality to CRM systems on site at ODBGroup.
Attended “Social Computing with Lotus Connections” Business Partner
course at IBM Hursley where I learned to install Lotus Connections and how to
extend Lotus Connections using the Atom API.
Finished Skillshare International SkillZone intranet.
Worked for The Innovation Group Plc via IBM Software Services for
Lotus to extract Lotus Notes embedded and field data and attachments from
Royal & Sun Alliance Lotus Notes database.
Improvements to searching of graphical website for Skillshare Lotus
Notes Domino 7.02 .
Improvements to website views & search for The National Autistic
Attended Java for C++ Programmers 4 day course
Assignment at ODBGroup to update and problem solve CRM &
Problem solving for Cega Air Ambulance and Bernard Matthews.
library to work with UK date formats for BBH.
Changed OpenNTF.org Mail template for SPP Pumps to allow different
disclaimers to be used for different business units to external email
Went to ACAL IT to fix a CRM update agent which failed for strange bug.
Lotus Notes 6.52. LotusScript.
Created new version of delayed / instant broadcast mailing database for
UKAEA UK Atomic Energy Authority. Changed Mail Template for UKAEA to allow Send
As functionality so that users can send emails from different mail accounts and
domains from the same mailbox.
Feb 2007 – Mar 2007
EuroTaxGlass, Weybridge & East Sussex (FIXED PRICE CONTRACT)
Documenting existing Car Body Insurance Estimates Workflow system and
exploring ways of improving speed of LotusScript agents. Create new Disaster
Recovery plan. (Notes v6.54, Lotus Script, XML )
January 2007 Personal
Care Consultants, Chester, Cheshire
Creating timesheet, payroll and billing system for multi-site workers
and integrating with existing Personnel Database. (Notes v6.51,
Lotus Script, @Functions )
January 2007 Lotusphere,
Will be at Lotusphere to find out the latest Lotus Notes information,
trends, tips and tricks from IBM.
Feb 2006 – Dec 2006
Nokia Mobile Phones in Farnborough (FIXED PRICE CONTRACTS)
Maintenance: bug fixing and improvements and integrating more projects
with the Product Development Tool using Web Services. (Notes v6.54, v7,
January 2006 Lotusphere,
Will be at Lotusphere to find out the latest Lotus Notes information,
trends, tips and tricks from IBM.
Oct 2005 – January 2006 Nokia
Mobile Phones in Farnborough (CONTRACT)
Created a new Portal for the Care team, add LEI to the Product Design
Tool + a few other projects. (Notes v6.52, Sametime, Lotus Script, Formula Language,
September 2005 Eli
Lilly – Elanco, Basingstoke (CONTRACT)
Back at Eli Lilly to work on CRM system, expanding the reporting,
fixing bugs. (Notes
July > August 2005 Lotus Notes Consultant for Allen and
Overy, in City (CONTRACT)
Bug fixing &
improvement of various databases, improvement of HR database, migration of data
to Doc Manager using Hummingbird tools.
June –> July 2005 Consultant for Sanden in
Basingstoke via Thomas Norton (CONTRACT)
Requirements capture, design and implementation of a
Samples Request System used by the enterprise to request custom samples from
June 2005 Lotus Notes Consultant for Allen and
Overy, in City of London (CONTRACT)
Notes 6 Migration & General Bug fixing and improvement
of various databases for various international sites for these international
lawyers. (Notes v6.5, LotusScript, HTML,
Lotus Notes Consultant for Sanden via Thomas Norton (CONTRACT)
Connecting Notes BPCS using SQL and ODBC, PDF exporting code,
Call Log, HR Absence, Customer Complaints. (Notes v6.53, LotusScript, Sametime
aka IBM Instant Messaging)
Lotus Notes Consultant for Elanco
European CRM Database
Adding improved colour coded customer comments, reporting and
configuration to database. (Notes v5.11,
Apr –> May 2005 Lotus Notes Consultant for Sanden via
Thomas Norton (CONTRACT)
Various databases. Sanden Air conditioners in Basingstoke.
Connecting Notes BPCS using SQL and ODBC, Call Log, Absence, Customer
Complaints. (Notes v6.53, LotusScript, Sametime aka IBM Instant Messaging)
Mar -> Apr 2005 Lotus
Notes Consultant for Elanco
European CRM Database Adding improved competitive data forms and
functionality. Improved totals and
category reporting to Excel. Extending visit data details. Extended excel
reporting outputs. (Notes v5.11, Lotus Script)
Mar 2005 Lotus
Notes Consultant for Thomas Norton
US Customer Complaints Database Creating a prototype database
for Air Conditioning company. Making full use of Lotus Notes 6 features and
incorporating data connections to AS400 server using company’s existing user
interface styles. (Notes v6.5, LotusScript)
Feb 2005 Lotus Notes Consultant
for Elanco, Basingstoke (CONTRACT)
European CRM Database Fixing some errors. Improving user interface
for complex competitor data calculations. Extended excel reporting
v5.11, Lotus Script)
Jan 2005 Lotus
Notes Consultant for Launch Software
Global Website Upgrading
& promoting website to take advantage of Google search algorithms
and to add B2B purchasing & licensing interfaces. (Notes v5.11, Lotus
Mobile Phones (CONTRACT)
Mobile Action Database
Back at Nokia to analyse, upgrade & test
and holiday agents for New Year. (Notes v5.11, Lotus Script.)
2nd Dec‘04 -> 21st Jan’05 at Mars ISI, Winnersh, Reading (CONTRACT)
Graphical Image Database Included graphical results
search engine for Notes client. Also Trouble
shooting and problem solving on various other databases.
Sep‘04 -> Oct’04 at Nokia Mobile Phones (CONTRACT)
Mobile Action Database
Back at Nokia for a week to integrate
previously created Web interface to Finland’s version of the software altered
to work on Symbian phones. The software is Finland’s version of the design by
UK team. See description of Project Action Tracker below. (Notes v5.11, Lotus
Sep 2004 Lotus
Notes Consultant for Elanco
Utility Database Improving disease report presentations. (Notes v5.11, Lotus
European CRM Database Fixing some errors. Improving user interface
for complex competitor data calculations.
(Notes v5.11, Lotus Script)UK CRM
Database Integrating European advanced functionality
back into original UK design. (Notes v5.11, Lotus Script)
Apr 2000 > Aug 2004 Lotus
Notes Developer at Nokia Mobile Phones
Nokia UK is the R&D area of Nokia Mobile phones. Invited back to
the Application Support group to work on several projects including:
Project Action Tracker
Notes / Web / Mobile Phone application to
track action logging and workflow for various projects. Allows managers to set
up custom forms with different fields and captions and field rules such as
mandatory fields, field types and values. Workflow and status driven forms.
Custom views and alerts by emails, sms text messaging and MMS. Needed to work
on Nokia Mobile Phones via SECURID and extranet as well as on the web via
intranet and extranet to allow external sub contractors limited access. Allowed
Series 60 mobile phones 3650 7650 9210i , Series 40 mobile phones 7250i, MMS
gateways, also Sharp GX10 and Sony Ericsson P900.
System Notes and web
application to track overtime estimates and actual hours approval by various
departments and auto forwarding to Payroll. Included novel approval trumping by
program managers and complex rules on weekend working. Full intelligent email
CV System Notes and web
application to track incoming CVs, organise interviews, monitor the offer
process. System created statistics on the process to Business Managers to
rollout Roadshow around
UK and Ireland rolling out CIDS system, included giving demonstrations of
software to management, administrators, HR and users, including answering
questions and technical support as well as moving data from SAP system to
Services This Extranet
and Intranet website allowed the team to collaborate with content companies
such as Disney and Pixar etc from one website. The website was available on the
recording system A
new system was required so Nokia could claim back the Statutory Sick pay they
were missing out on. Absence could be recorded by other people, to help keep
the records up to date. Automated reminders and integration with Outlook, and
reports to managers. Also included categorisation of sickness for analysis by
HR. After successful roll out, has now been rolled out to all of UK &
Ireland (v4.67 & v5.05, LotusScript)
Room booking system This
existing system was a victim of it's own success. It had to be overhauled to
handle 3 more buildings and twice as many (8000) bookings. The system includes
Catering Requests and Room Layout changes and presentation equipment hire, and
links to maps to each of the 110 rooms in 5 buildings. Automated reminders,
integration with Outlook, web access functionality have made this system a
powerful tool but still easily maintainable by non-technical staff. Various
sites are now investigating using the templates. Ran on IE 5.0 and NS 4.07
Software Installation And Registration
system The existing system allowed the IT engineers
to install software on user’s machines, and to keep account of what software was
on each machine and how many licences needed to be registered each month.
Install FTP/HTTP links only displayed when all cost centre and location
information had been entered into the form. Ran on IE 5.0 and NS 4.07.
Home Page for Displays Research Department. This was a
one-stop shop for all material used by the Displays team, including links to
other web sites, storing of research data and documentation. Used ids and
passwords to restrict access to confidential documents, but “intermediate”
pages allowed the confidential documents to be searched for using abstracts and
keywords. Ran on IE 4.0 and NS 4.07.
Password Maintenance. This is system was a revamp of an existing bug
ridden inconsistent system. It allows users to request change and test HTTP
passwords using a browser. The new passwords are sent to their email account
within seconds of requesting, and the password is active usually by the time the
email arrives. Monthly requests and changes are now up to over 300 saving
valuable Notes Administrators' time. Users all over the world use the system.
Nokia’s Global Information Management department is considering a global roll
out of the system. Runs on IE 4.0 and NS 4.07.
Redesigned Work Logging and Requesting system for team. This database allowed customers to request
new databases or modifications to existing databases. Workflow enabled
management to approve or reject requests and showed the current state of the
work in Progress/ On Hold /Completed etc. Developers could log hours to each
project. Weekly reports were automatically generated at the end of the week.
Graphical Gant charts can be generated on the web browser to show planning.
Process Feedback Tool. This
web-enabled database allows users to suggest modifications to the processes
used to produce the mobile phone base stations. Workflow enabled management to
approve or reject suggestions, assign to different experts and to forward the
results to the relevant managers and departments.Weekly reports were
automatically generated at the end of the week. Ran on Internet Explorer 4.0+
and Netscape 4.07 +. A global generic version of this highly successful system
Other work included trouble-shooting problems for
over 30 existing systems and helping out junior developers with the trickier
aspects of web development, Lotus Script, OLE and system architecture.
Jun '99 - Mar’00 Lotus
Notes Consultant at Eli Lilly and Company (CONTRACT)
Lilly and Company is a global research based Pharmaceutical Corporation.
I went to Lilly Marketing and
Sales IT Support on 14th June for a 3-month contract. Renewed contract 3 times
until the end of March’2000.
Projects at Lilly:
Lilly's standard generic survey database template. The existing system allowed
surveys to be created but had certain restrictions. Removed these restrictions
to better suit the business area. This template is now being used by various
(V4.62a, LotusScript, Analyser)
a Custom Award Nomination system. This system allowed the users to
send in multiple nominations from the same stored form, to request blank forms
to be sent to other users, to view only their nominations in the nomination
database using a returned doclink. The database allowed the 6 different
regional committees to score the nominations, to mark them as winners and to
forward them as global nominees, for further scoring. System was used globally
by Lilly IT staff.
(v4.62a, LotusScript, Workflow, Stored forms)
3 Access databases that used a proprietary web translator to Domino. These database used "DataViews" to
produce a web search form. Restructured data to non-relational Notes format,
and reproduced interface to the extent the users did not notice changes from
Notes user interface for Oracle based Group Rebates system. Created database to monitor and update an Oracle database
using ODBC and to send out and process stored form emails for a multiple
hierarchy approval system. The emails were used by online and offline users.
(v4.62a, LotusScript, SQL, ODBC, ORACLE)
developed, tested and implemented. Europe wide
database for storing drug labels. These were stored in PDF format and were
available to users in 11 countries across Europe via Notes Client and IE4
and improved a Sales Visit
recording database used by the ELANCO sales force. The database had replication
conflict problems due to design, and had access problems because of use of hard
coded security names instead of Roles and Groups. Documented system to Lilly
LotusScript, Excel, OLE)
a generic installation system
for use with various applications. This system zipped up databases, replica
stubs, and data files, on a per user basis, unzipped and installed them, and
sent back full progress information and old existing data for archive. (v4.62, LotusScript, Notes Mail)
and installed a 3rd party
Training Database. This had been developed months before and all documentation
had been lost. The company had ceased trading.
prototype Sales Force
calendar to store all events for use by different levels of users from
Directors to Field Force (v4.62, LotusScript, Notes
routines to aid moving the company from proprietary Calendar system to Lotus
Notes Calendaring. These were created for our department's users but soon
spread throughout the company. (v4.62, LotusScript, Notes Calendaring)
existing Sales Force visits statistics system. This system comprised an offline
interface that packaged up and zipped up a week's visit statistics sent them to
a mail in database. These were then detached and processed by Excel
routines. The resulting region reports
were mailed out to the associated Sales Managers who were determined by
querying Oracle and Access databases using SQL and ODBC. (v4.62, LotusScript, Excel, ODBC, Access, Oracle, SQL)
Sept '97 - Jun '99 Senior
Lotus Notes Analyst and Application Architect at Synetics (UK)
(UK) Ltd are a Lotus Notes Premium Partner who specialise in Lotus Notes web enabled applications.
Projects undertaken while working for Synetics:
dissemination system for Procter & Gambol in Chertsey. System used Notes Pump to bring in Oracle files, then
handled them and various other documents including MPEG files distribution
using CDs and selective replication. (v4.6, LotusScript, Win API, Notes API)
Consultant to ING Barings to compose specification
for an enterprise wide ID administration solution to run on Notes 5 servers and
Netscape browsers. This project was delayed pending Notes 5 Gold release.
Adapted Synetics' Purchase Order database template to be used by Scudder
Investments. Added functionality to include escalation of POs for larger
amounts, and displaying of signature bitmaps for approved POs. (v4.5 &
house work: Created demonstration database using Notes Release 5 Beta 2
release. This was used to demonstrate the new functionality to the rest of the
company and to several customers. Created animated graphics and applets, and
also web logging system for use on company's revamped web site.
for Technical Centre at Proctor & Gamble Newcastle Reverse engineered
Notes based web site created by P&G America to allow new Applications to be
created for the UK. This involved writing agents in
LotusScript to create new on the fly views in HTML assembled from
specifications captured from the web users. This assignment included skills
transfer and training.
Lead Developer and Project Manager responsible
for producing generic web compatible version of desktop support
application to show at Lotusphere in
Berlin on Synetics' stand.
Team Leader / Lead Developer for
second stage of successful ETSR desktop support project for J P Morgan.
Leading a team of 2 other developers, to
add user requested enhancements, and to integrate two other databases into the
ETSR workflow framework. (v4.5, LotusScript)
System Architect at Proctor
& Gamble. Analysed requirements for a Global Advertising Tracking
database, produced Architecture design and implemented a working concept
demonstrator. Project finished ahead of schedule with extended functionality.
(Notes v4.52, Excel, Domino v4.6server, LotusScript).
& General: analysed,
planned and estimated costs for a Notes 4.51 database to track the
Recruitment of Tied Agents. I was
responsible for analysing the requirements, designing the new system, and
estimating the development time for a two-developer team. (Notes v4.51,
program using Visual C++ and Notes C API 4.6 that replaced Bitmaps in
multiple databases. This was used in the Synetics Sales Manager product suite.
(Notes v4.5, LotusScript, Notes API).
Three-month project with JP Morgan
in Staines and the City to redesign and build a Notes 4.1a version of
their existing Notes 3 Technical Support Help desk database. As well as
conserving existing functionality, the workflow was tightened up and extra
Service Level measuring functionality was added. As Lead Developer I was
responsible for analysing the current system, designing the new system and
assigning the development work to the other three developers involved. (Notes
v4.1, v3.1, LotusScript).
Distillers, Hammersmith: Added functionality and fixed bugs on a customer
sales planning database. Assignment extended to create another version of the
software. (Notes v4.1, LotusScript).
Procter & Gamble, Chertsey: Architect, design and build a prototype work
flow database to replace their existing paper based R&D Study approval and
results recording system. (Notes v4.5, LotusScript).
Mar '96 - Sept'97 Senior
Design Engineer at Nokia Mobile Phones (UK) Ltd.
of the Software Technology Advisory Group. Analysed how Lotus Notes could be applied to existing
paper-based processes to save time and money.
undertaken while working for the group:
After premature finish
of DSP project, I requested to be trained in Lotus Notes. Designed and
implemented Lotus Notes to PCMS (Program Configuration and Management System)
prototype interface using C++ and APIs for the company Lotus
Notes Action Database. Liased with local PCMS expert and Finnish programmers
who implemented original application. Worked with SQL software (producers of
PCMS) on first designs. (Notes v4.1, LotusScript, Notes API, PCMS (Oracle)
Implemented a prototype
Company Policies Database prototype editable by HR, readable by everybody at UK
sites. (Notes v4.1, LotusScript).
Member of the Nokia
Global LN Developers Group, attended meetings in Espoo, Finland. Helped specify
development standards and guidelines for global Notes development.
Improved the training at
the site by designing & implementing a Training Database. Training records
were kept up to date, there were fewer vacancies on courses and training
requests were processed quicker.
Implemented Leave and
Flexi Day Requests Database. After successful 2-month pilot, site roll out was
agreed. Designed a Roll Out procedure for 480 people on Camberley site. Created
a DDI (Database to Database Interface) guide to enable developers to
integrate the data with other databases.
Designed a series of Core
Information Databases to store information common to all the planned databases.
The Core Information Databases comprised of:
data, including a person's project, department and location
data, including manager, cost code, and designated approvers
including manager, cost centre, and designated approvers
including road maps, floor plans, factory and hotel maps
Mar '95 - Mar'96 Senior
Design Engineer at Nokia Mobile Phones (UK) Ltd.
of team designing and implementing DSP chip software tools.
undertaken while working for the team:
Was solely responsible
for algorithm research, design, implementation and testing of
incremental linker. Designed and specified a GUI for an existing text
based Debugger/Simulator application on HPUX and Solaris.
Produced prototype GUI using UIM/X. Supervised
team of Finnish contractors who implemented GUI application. Liased with end
users to refine GUI Debugger and add functionality. Implemented GUI regression
testing using QC Replay. Implemented Context sensitive manual pages for all
tools in HTML, and using PERL CGI scripts and Java Script distributed
them on the local WWW server giving access to all Nokia DSP Engineers
world-wide. Quality tested Linker and GUI Debugger with Purify and McCabe
Jan'95 - Mar'95 Data Sciences Ltd, Farnborough,
Hampshire. Part of team designing and implementing a Part Task Trainer for EH101 Merlin Helicopter using
Visual C++ and Ilog Views on PCs.
Nov'93 - Jan'95 Data Sciences Ltd, on secondment to
British Aerospace Ltd, Taif, Saudi Arabia. Managed Electronic Warfare Training System for Royal
Saudi Air Force EW School. Responsible
for designing and programming scenarios, instructing students, software and hardware maintenance for 15
DECstation 5000s. Worked with USAF, RAF and RSAF
instructors. Used Ultrix, Ada, C and X windows.
Nov'92 - Nov'93 Data
Sciences Ltd, Farnborough, Hampshire. Training systems department. Solely responsible for maintenance and development
of all software and configuration control of
Electronic Warfare Training System for Saudi Arabia. Liaised with military customers, users, chief
contractor and on site system administrator.
3 weeks out of every 3 months in the Middle East taking over all system administrator's duties. Used Ada
and C on network of DECstation 5000s running Ultrix.
Jul'90 - Sep'91 British
Aerospace Ltd, HQ, Farnborough, Hampshire. Industrial Placement: Part of a team maintaining and developing an aircraft
electrics CAD/CAM system. Most work involved
producing programs for database analysis using COBOL on a VAX 400 running VMS. I also worked on data access
management, data security, and a user interface
conversion. I also used C and RTL languages. DEC's Forms Management System and DEC's Module Management
System. Other hardware used included Pericom
graphics terminals, DECstations and IBM PCs.
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