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Corporate Clients and the roles we have fulfilled in their organisations

Corporate Clients

Barclays Bank Plc

A Programme of around £7M covered 5 projects aimed at delivering the automated fulfilment process for Open Plan mortgages at Barclays.

Technical Architect

  • Senior member of the Design Authority managing a team of around fifty staff operating under PRINCE2 (BarclayChange 2).
  • Main role was to oversee the analysis and design of the new MQ series infrastructure to integrate legacy systems and Woolwich branches with the existing middleware
  • Responsible for the quality control of both the analysis and design documents produced by internal and external technical staff.
  • As a project with multiple stakeholders, I spearheaded improved communication by working closely with end to end designers, business analysts and branch staff.
  • Ensuring designs were compliant with, and traceable to, defined system and software requirements.
  • Skills used involved communicating effectively with technical and non-technical high ranking managers e.g. presentation and ownership of planned architectural change.

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British Airways

An ‘Astrid’ system called TRITON – the largest software development project undertaken that year. An e-commerce ticketing processor designed for worldwide distribution to all British Airways ticketing departments, designed to process 80% of ticket sales during the following three years.

Technical Architect and Developer

  • Senior member of a team of fifteen software engineers working on the multithreaded, SOA, three-tier business critical system using SITA and running on Microsoft servers using ATB printers and a Flex-doc interface all developed under DSDM.
  • Main responsibility was to analyse the existing middleware system and report a Business Case for design and architectural changes, which Nick was required to present to senior British Airways staff at design and project planning meetings.
  • Took ownership of the technical solution from design and architecture through development and testing.
  • Identified and presented plans for process improvement within the software development teams.
  • Responsible for ensuring the smooth conversion from the earlier system (written in C and Visual Basic utilising Oracle 7 and the legacy BABS system) to C++, MFC, STL and DCOM using Oracle 8, Oracle Objects, XML/XSLT, ETL tools and Amadeus. Java was also considered for this development but the lack of in-house experience eventually ruled it out.
  • Once the design changes were approved, Nick was involved in training existing staff and ensuring the software deadlines were met, as well as being team lead on several of the project modules. The development environment consisted of Lotus Notes, MS-Dev and PVCS.
  • Documentation and mentoring to enable existing BA staff to support the live system.

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