CHRIS R. GREEN - CURRICULUM VITAE
81 Monson Road,  Redhill,  Surrey,  RH1 2EX
 +44 (0)7968 141 368   -   emails@chris-green.co.uk  -  in: chrisrgreen   -  www.chris-green.co.uk
 Last updated: 17th April 2014
 
 
 

PROFILE 

 
 

As IT Consultant / Business Analyst, I advise on improving and automating business processes through technology, implemented primarily by PC and website based software solutions. I have extensive experience in developing computer software (full life cycle), with over 25 years in a software house environment and recently in a freelance capacity. During my career I have established strong analytical / problem solving skills and gained good client facing experience (to board level), in SMEs from a wide variety of industries. I can accurately analyse & logically interpret end-user requirements, prepare / present these professionally, prototype concepts, project management & develop these through to completion / client sign-off. Am highly self-motivated I can work on my own, in teams, manage small teams & liaise with 3rd parties.

 
 
 
 
PLATFORMS
 
 
  • PHP 5 - with PEAR, CURL, logins/security, PHPmailer, REST api's with XML / JSON - using PhpED IDE
  • Android App - Mobile/Tablet Apps, Java, Eclipse ADT + Android SDK.
  • jQuery + UI, JavaScript / HTML - hardcoded/dynamically from PHP, dynamic popups (jQuery, AJAX, PHP).
  • Joomla / Wordpress - developed bespoke extensions, plugins, PHP pages, dynamic AJAX generated popup forms & information windows, Responsive Websites, Waterfall analysis
  • AJAX, XML, JSON, SSL & DOM
  • SSL / HTTPS - logins & security
  • DHTML, XHTML, CSS & Flash.
  • Interfaces - to 3rd party API's & synchronising website/PC databases.
  • MySQL 5, SQL Server 10 / IIS 7
  • Office 2010/13 - Web interfaces in VBA, Word, Excel, Visio, Publisher, Project, PowerPoint, MapPoint, VSTO utilities.
  • Visual Studio 2012 / Basic
  • Crystal Reports
  • 4GL Database languages
  • Windows, UNIX, Apache
  • LINUX - Ubuntu on VM VirtualBox.
  • WIMP, WAMP, LAMP

    Have also gained some knowledge of:-

  • Drupal, Zend, Mambo, Symfony, Concrete5.5, Magento
  • Scrum (Agile)
  • Social networking sites
  • C# (developed using .NET for 3 mths)
 
 
SKILLS
 
 
  • Business Analysis
  • Project Management - Scrum (Agile), Waterfall, MS project, Critical path
  • Communications
  • Writing Specifications
  • Prototyping
  • Diagrams UML / dataflow / workflow
  • Documentation
  • Scheduling - with critical path
  • Database design - SQL, optimised schemas & normalisation.
  • Designing Software - (innovative & intuitive, functionally & UI front-end)
  • Developing Software - (full life cycle to meet business & end-user requirements)
  • Websites: MySQL, dynamic PHP, JS & AJAX, CMS, MVC, SEO, Social Networking links & Analytics, Joomla & Wordpress, GIT.
  • Testing - Software & databases
  • Photoshop CS6: OS maps, logos, photo / image manipulation + overlays.
  • Pre-sales Demonstrations
  • Obfuscation - code / XML data
  • Encryption - sensitive data
  • Internet Marketing
  • Barcodes: dynamic / static, EAN, 128 & QR, 2D and 3D images
  • Mindmaps
  • Brainstorming

 

 
 
INDUSTRIES
 
 
  • Charities - Furniture re-use.
  • CRM - Website contact management, Customer Service, Supply & Logistics.
  • Support Management -
    Fault and call logs, escalation, support contracts, call centres, client website access for log entry, progress enquiry.
  • Job Costing - 'Below the line' advertising agencies.
  • Asset control - company owned assets & asset management companies
  • Stock Control - PC & website
  • Sales Order Processing - Timber / builders yards, confectionery, food, pharmaceutical, computer & office consumables, video equipment & licensed novelty toiletry goods resellers.
  • Accounts Departments - software linked to sales / purchase & nominal ledgers and the stock system.
  • Bonus Commission -
    A few, including Evening Standard Newspaper
  • Rental / Maintenance -
    Call centres, office & furniture rental, phone company, support departments.
  • Property Management -  Properties & contents as assets.
  • Construction Industry -
    Bill of Quantities, resource estimation, cash flow projection / forecasting.
  • Property Rental -
    Villa rental
    , client information / management control.

 

 
 
 
 

CAREER SUMMARY AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Freelance IT Consultant -  (July 2003 - to date)  

 
 
 

Concentrating on consultancy, dynamic browser compatible (mainly LINUX) websites, PC software & SQL databases.

 
 

Joomla / PHP Website and Holiday villa rental booking / admin - 2011 - 2014/Mar - see CyprusVillaRental.co.uk

 
 

Bespoke PHP villa holiday bookings management website - client booking/billing, owner payment statements, cleaning schedules, availability calendar (+ REST link in XML), advance client villa searching, search history/analysis – payments, billing, emailing & contact management reminders, dynamic popup context sensitive emails (mail-merged templates) & dynamic QR barcodes of hyperlinks for clients to share enquiries / selected villas with family / friends / social media.

 
   

Specified / managed and developed - Included dynamic popup AJAX generated entry forms & information windows.

 
   

PHP/Ajax dynamically created HTML:- popup forms + information screens & automatically generated emails - QR barcodes, short hyperlinks, Captcha codes, Internet / Social marketing including Twitter, Flickr, Facebook & Google+

 
   

Remote setup / maintenance of a dedicated Linux webserver using Parallels Plesk Panel.

 
 

PHP Web based Stock Control, Asset Management & CRM system - 2007-present - see ReUseWeb.co.uk.

 
 

Designed ReUseWeb in consultation with furniture re-use charities, mixture of paid for / voluntary charity work to show live stock with photos on website from a PC system. Re-wrote website PHP/HTML & maintained: see Furnistore.co.uk.

 
   

Local VB 2012 + Web PHP RESTful module to synchronise stock from a local SQL Server to the website MySQL database + Resize / FTP upload photos + download online stock reservations / user forms to a PC based system.

 
   

Android App: Feb-2014 - Internal: Optionally scan barcode or enter stock item code manually, Then allows a photo of the stock items to be taken and allows upload (to both Website/PC system)

 
   

Android App: Mar-2014 - Customers: real-time view & reserve stock held on PC stock system and PHP based website. Background thread downloading photos, use of local cache for data/photos, 12 activities, animations, dynamic search + notification facility, Find-Us dial compass (to aid finding the charity) with target / bearing (movement) hands shown on compass, sharing of photos/links, security session logon/authorisation, encrypted XML data transfer with PHP rest service.

 
   

Integrated a 3rd party API for printing Bar code labels from within the website.

 
   

Developed interface: a simple updating/uploading utility ~ Interfaced SQL server to Excel using Visual Studio (VSTO).

 
   

Enabled greater availability & accuracy of information on the website, increasing customer awareness & revisits.

 
 

Project Managed -

New IT bar coding, stock, sales order control system - see Furnistore.co.uk (re-use charity).  
   

Interpreted requirements, specified enhancements, negotiated price / timescales with 3rd party supplier.

 
   

Investigated, evaluated & implemented a new inventory software package + specified/installed hardware

 
   

This saved on staff time by making the sales process 50% more efficient & by reducing manual form filling by 80-90%.

 
 


Client for 4+ years -

Roomservice Ltd, Surrey - My main responsibility was day-to-day support & to maintain their asset / stock management, job costing, bar coding & periodic rental billing software, with over 120 staff, 175,000 stock/asset items, 2m+ record database.  
 


Top 10 SEO -

PHP/MySQL dynamic, CMS (Joomla / Wordpress) & static websites - Achieved top ranking on Google with SEO, social media / YouTube sharing/links, e.g. Sandbagger.co.uk .  
 

Bespoke work -

For various companies & individuals - Websites, Visual Studio, Android App, Microsoft Office, eCommerce, training, social media campaigns, consultancy and work from my previous employer ESG (now Concept).  
 
 

ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS GROUP Ltd (ESG), Chessington, Surrey - Software House
Senior Software Developer / Business Analyst - (June 1990 to June 2003)  

 
 
 

Reporting to both the Managing Director & Software Development Manager, I designed & developed both multi-user standard & bespoke software which, where applicable, interfaced with the in-house developed accounts package and stock control system. The majority of my role was project based development & client implementation, with hands-on project management responsibility for myself & when required, for small project based teams - the department I worked for has split off to again become Concept Integrated Systems Limited in Leatherhead..

 
   

Performance was measured by both adhering to internal budgets & achieving agreed client timescales

 
   

I liaised with new & existing clients, at all levels, including board members.

 
   

Full project life cycle, from pre-sales demos to ensuring clients signed off completed work.

 
   

Analysed requirements to produce functional / design specifications & work/data flow diagrams.

 
   

Designing database schemas, both 4GL languages & SQL Server.

 
   

Estimating time, produce client quotes & scheduling for internal / external use.

 
   

Programming, testing, data conversion / auditing, documentation & training.

 
 
 

MAIN PROJECTS:-

 
 
 


SUPPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - For use in call centres & support departments, SMS allowed for the managing / monitoring and escalation of customer support calls / fault logs.

 
   

Consulted with both end-users, clients & internal support department to design/develop this package.

 
   

Interfaced to the job costing / accounts packages & facilitated client access via websites..

 
   

Catered for CTI (telephone dialling / screen popping), automatic emailing and periodic billing.

 
 
 


RENTAL / MAINTENANCE SYSTEM - Developed to facilitate sales order processing / asset management & periodic billing functions within the job costing / bag methodology of working.

 
   

Completed within budget, both timescale (12 month initial project) and financial (100k).

 
   

Was responsible for a 2 person team for this development.

 
   

Enabled a 50% improvement in sales using existing staff level through implementation of this project.

 
 
 


SALES ORDER PROCESSING - Processed orders through to despatch/invoice, with full stock control, BOM, special prices / offers, stocktakes, bar coding, multi-location, client history, analysis & full auditing.

 
   

Had sole responsibility for the implementation / support of all distribution based clients over a 6+ year period.

 
   

Designed & specified the redevelopment of SOP and stock system to cater for telesales & point of sale POS use.

 
   

Enhanced & configured SOP to meet client requirements.

 
   

Installed SOP with Account ledgers, enhancing as required, into a wide variety of clients from many industry sectors.

 
 
 


JOB COSTING - A job bag / cost centre based package with estimates / quotations, time / expenses, WIP accruals, sales invoicing, back-back purchases, profitability analysis & new business marketing / campaigns.

 
   

Was responsible for project management from contract to implementation for several advertising agency clients

 
   

Enhanced functionality in key areas such as job scheduling with Gantt charts which integrated with MS Office

 
 
 

PREVIOUS BACKGROUND 

 
 
 

Ashdown Business Systems Ltd, East Grinstead - Small Business

 
   

Developed Job Costing, Quote Master, Fidelity Tax Master, Job Estimating, Media Analysis, Travel Booking,
Cash Book, Bonus Calculation, Sales Order Processing - interfaced to Pegasus accounts ledgers

 
 
 

ABS Oldacres Computers Ltd - Construction Industry Software House

 
   

Enhanced Bill of Quantities & developed Resource Estimating, Cash flow analysis, Post Contract, SOP.

 
 
 

Fiveways Software Ltd, Birmingham - Educational Software House

 
   

Wrote pre-specified educational software for schools and home use, which were sold in high street stores.

 
 
 

EDUCATION 

 
 
 

Royal Russell School, Surrey

12 x O levels  and  2 x A levels - Computer Science (B, 98% in project) & Economics
and was made prefect and a head of house in final year.
 
 

Elmhurst, South Croydon, Surrey

Primary School - Was a prefect in final year  
 
 

VOLUNTARY WORK 

 
 
 

Furnistore in East Surrey

Furniture re-use charity based in Redhill - Which helps people on low incomes with donated pre-owned household items - I have helped out since 2006 and been a trustee since 2011 with responsibility for IT (out of hours role).  
 

Reigate Community Festival, Surrey

2013/14, Helped organise, run the social media campaign, produce marketing material (fliers, days programme, new logo and banner) and keep the website up to date.  
 
 
 
 
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- (c) 2014, All intellectual, graphical, conceptual and electronic rights reserved - Chris R Green.
Written & designed by
Chris R Green, 81 Monson Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2EX - 07968-141368 - emails@chris-green.co.uk - Updated: 17th April 2014.