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Andrew is an experienced IT professional who specialises in architecting, designing and delivering technology solution to address business needs.
He is an accomplished development manager and project manager. His key strengths are his detailed understanding of technology, knowledge of the full software project lifecycle and extensive management experience.
I am looking for a challenging role in an organisation that knows the value of technology and has an appreciation of where it should be applied. I want to work with a team of people who are passionate about the change they can bring about through writing and implementing great software.
IT Project Manager
Axis Specialty Australia (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Andrew acts as the primary liaison between the Australian business units of this multi-national property and casualty insurer and the IT organisation that is spread between the USA, Europe and Asia. He is responsible for managing and delivering the portfolio of IT projects selected by the Australian management team to support the growth of the company.
SMS Management and Technology (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
February 2009-December 2010
Andrew is a principal consultant responsible for delivering major projects to key clients
SMS Management and Technology (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
November 2007-February 2009
As the Practice Manager for Information Management, Andrew was responsible for the definition and delivery of consulting services in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Management and Data Quality.
His role was to establish this capability in the NSW region based on success in other parts of Australia, recruit the consulting team, sell solutions to customers and then ensure the quality of the delivery of those services. As an expert in the field Andrew also directly contributed to projects where necessary.
Software Services Manager
CommSecure (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
March 2007-October 2007
Software engineering manager for the company's core Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment systems which were delivered as Software as a Service. This role encompassed product management, product development, support and implementation.
As well as managing the team of software engineers Andrew co-ordinated the development programme and project managed significant packages of work. Due to market conditions and the cancellation of a key contract the company was force to reduce operations and seek a new supplier to take over its service and products.
Oakton Services (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
October 2004-March 2007
Andrew was the principal technical consultant in the Packaged Services practice. This position required Andrew to deliver services to clients as well as managing the careers of a team of consultants and contributing to service definition and development.
Javelin Group (London, United Kingdom)
October 2002-March 2004
Technical Design Authority on a number of projects for clients in the retail sector.
MPower Systems (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
January 2000-June 2002
Lead consultant in the custom development and data warehousing team.
Research and Development Manager
OzEmail Interline (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
September 1998-December 1999
OzEmail Interline was the first commercial provider of voice over the internet (VoIP) telephony. They had a worldwide IP network providing calls to customers in approximately seventy countries and termination in many more.
Andrew managed the team that developed and maintained the systems that ran the business. Andrew was responsible for setting objectives and defining project plans according to management, client and team priorities, as well as monitoring progress and co-ordinating development processes.
Oracle Corporation (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
June 1996-August 1998
Andrew was the service leader for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for Australia and New Zealand. In this role he was responsible for overseeing the delivery of all Data Warehousing and OLAP projects undertaken by Oracle in the region. He also contributed his expertise as a designer and systems architect.
Leader of a team, new to Oracle technology, that developed a clearing house for financial data. This accepted data feeds from more than twenty source systems, normalised the data and posted it to the general ledger.
The source systems were a variety of mainframe, midrange and PC based applications, the clearing house was implemented in Oracle and the target system was the general ledger module of Oracle Applications.
Oracle Corporation (London, United Kingdom)
March 1993-May 1996
Senior Consultant in the Finance practice of Oracle UK. In this role I helped clients to develop systems using the Oracle database and tools, acting as a developer, team leader and mentor.
Hoskyns Group (London, United Kingdom)
January 1992-March 1993
Andrew joined Hoskyns after university as a graduate trainee in the Oracle group.
3i PLC (Solihull, United Kingdom)
June 1989-September 1990
Industrial placement as part of my degree. I was a member of the team that developed and maintained the company's core portfolio management system.
Open Source Projects
I have contributed to various open source projects. I see this as a way of contributing to the commons of high quality software that is available to all.
Oracle Database and Tools: Oracle Database, Oracle Designer, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Warehouse Builder, PL/SQL, SQL, Development DBA.
Other Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2 UDB, Alterian.
Programming Languages: Python, PHP, Java, XML, XSLT, XPath, Shell scripts (bsh, ksh, bash).
Applications and Software Suites: Oracle E-Business Applications Suite, IBM Websphere, Hyperion Intelligence, Business Objects, Cognos.
Methodologies: Prince2, PMBOK, Structured Systems Analysis and Design, Agile Methods including DSDM, Oracle Method (including CDM, AIM, DWM and Project Management), Extreme Programming.
Miscellaneous: Unix/Linux, Shell scripting including sed, grep, awk, etc., Apple Macintosh OSX.
I took a break from work for six months in 2004 to take care of my son.
I write a weblog covering technology issues at http://halfcooked.com/blog
Last modified September 2010.