My name is Neil Smith and I am a professional Microsoft Developer with over 15
years in the UK IT Industry.
I provide Contract Systems Development services to corporate clients across a
broad range of industries, including Finance, Media, Engineering and Management
Consultancy. See opposite for my core expertise.
I work mostly through recognised recruitment agents and sometimes direct to the
client. I have a good reputation with clients and agents alike going back many
years and am able to offer testimonials to past developments.
I have worked on 'green field' life-cycle developments and also fulfilled
development maintenance and support roles. I have experience of designing
computer systems from the ground up and am also adept at keeping the
wheels turning when it comes to existing corporate systems. I am an
experienced, intuitive problem solver.
I have extensive knowledge of web systems infrastructure, hosting, load
balancing and firewall security which greatly complements my development
skills. I wrote the Global IIS Web Hosting standards for
PriceWaterhouseCoopers. I also have good experience of object orientated
development techniques and database design and optimisation.
I am able to work efficiently in all three tiers of development and have GUI,
Middle Tier and Database design and build skills. I have carried out a number
of VB6 to .NET migration exercises and have completed a number of purely .NET
projects from the ground up.
I have a good grasp of all areas of the IT Development process and am good at
producing and maintaining design documentation. I have had exposure to
project management and advanced time estimating practices.
I stay on top of developments in technology and strive to adhere to best
practices wherever possible. I prefer to use quality code samples or design
patterns rather than re-invent the wheel, saving my clients time and money.
In addition to my technical abilities, I have broad life experience and am very
adept at interacting with business users on a day to day basis. I take great
pride in ensuring that the recipients of any technology in which I have had a
hand are confident and satisfied with the results.
Having worked for many years in the IT Industry, I have used and
experienced many development technologies from XBase, C, VB and .NET. My
current core skills are listed below:-
I have had exposure to a number of other technologies to those mentioned above
and these are detailed fully in my CV.
Team Fit and Work Ethic
I have good experience of working as an effective team member and of
team leading. Whatever position I hold as a contractor I act in the best
interests of the client.
I work hard to ensure that development is completed according to
specification and within deadlines. I am sociable and function well in a group.
Although I am working with the most up to date technologies, I still have an
old fashioned work ethic and believe that, when such times arise, one must roll
up one's sleeves and go that extra half mile to to achieve a professional
Areas of Work
I am able to provide contract services for clients in the following areas:-
Central London & City, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
I continually endeavour to provide clients with a value for money service and
never charge above what is considered at the time to be the current market rate
for my services.
Should you wish to contact me
If you are interested in talking to me about the service I offer please
contact me and I'll be happy to have a chat with you about your IT
If you were referred here by a recruitment agent, please contact them and ask
them to arrange a telephone or personal interview.