Curriculum Vitae

Gareth Wilshaw

Personal Profile:
Date of Birth: Address: Email: Phone: Nationality: Security Clearance: Driving License: Profile: 20/10/1974 23 Nursery Gardens, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5DT 0777 5866213 (please contact me via email initially) British SC Current Full Clean Gareth is an experienced Lead Developer and Technical Architect, combining 12 years hands-on technical experience with excellent communication and client facing skills. He has a proven track record delivering robust, cost effective IT solutions.

Employment History
Contract Analyst / Developer, EDS Defence TRHA – Unified Army Recruitment – February 2007 to date The TRHA project will deliver an ASP.Net 2/3 solution providing harmonised recruiting and staff management systems to the joint armed forces. Gareth is working as an ASP.Net 2/3 and Ajax authority, Technical Lead and hands on developer - designing and building solutions with heavy use of Ajax, Web Services, asynchronous web applications and SQL Server 2005 partitioned views and fail over clustering. Skills Used: ASP.Net 2/3, Ajax, Ajax Toolkit, Web Services, Asynchronous Web Applications, C#, SQL Server 2005, Web Gardens/Application Pools, OOD, NUnit, Managed C++ Software Development Manager, Precise Media Monitoring Ltd – February 2004 to January 2007 Precise Media supply globally aggregated and filtered news content to clients including leading FTSE 100 companies, investment banks, financial institutions, government departments and public relations consultancies. Gareth managed the development of a new technology base for the company, leading projects including data warehousing and web services using C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server 2000/2005 and Oracle 9i. Gareth worked hands on as technical lead and managed a team of 4 developers and 5 operations staff, designing, hosting and maintaining over 150 ASP.Net based web sites for their customers, ranging from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein to Microsoft. Timely and reliable delivery of services is essential to Precise retaining and expanding its current client base. Gareth played a key role in managing client relationships, working closely with customers on the integration of Precise’s web services and managing 24/7 support cover for


clients. Skills Used: .Net Framework, C#, ASP.Net, ADO.Net, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i, XML Development Manager, Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd - September 1999 to September 2003 Gareth joined Citywire, the leading independent financial data services provider, at its inception. He built the technology team and infrastructure which supports Citywire’s catalogue of UK markets, Unit Trusts and Investment Trusts data products. Throughout his time at Citywire, Gareth had hands-on technical involvement, both as systems architect and lead developer. He implemented many of the key systems himself and also managed a team of 7 developers. Databases were hosted on SQL Server 2000. Application code was written in C#, Visual Basic.Net and COM+. One of Gareth’s key achievements was the design and delivery of the 'Citywire Funds Insider' database. This is now widely accepted by the Asset Management Industry as the leading metric of fund manager performance. The project integrated the Lipper Hindsight unit trust performance analysis software with high performance, robust systems to produce ranking and rating statistics, which track individual Fund Managers over their careers. An in depth understanding of the concepts and regional variations of the international asset management industry was required. Acting as main point of contact for blue chip customers, such as Reuters, Abbey National, AMP and Credit Suisse, Gareth assisted client technical teams in the integration of Citywire’s XML feeds and web services and provided ad-hoc technical consultancy where needed. He managed the technical process from tendering through to going live and subsequent 24x7 customer support. Skills Used: .Net, SQL Server, XML\XSLT, Technical Architect, Project Management, 24x7 Help Desk Management, Network Security, Data Warehousing, Recruitment, London Stock Exchange Market Information Link, Lipper Hindsight, Web Services, Network Load Balancing, Subscription and Micro payments Development Manager, Global Music Network - August 1998 to September 1999 Global Music Network is a leading provider of on-demand audio, video, downloads and live streaming events, with artists such as Placido Domingo. Gareth put in place the technical architecture to deliver high quality streaming video and audio content around the world using a globally load balanced network. Gareth managed the software development, network operations infrastructure and content management systems to provide a reliable, high performance streaming and e-commerce architecture, serving listeners and viewers globally. Skills Used: Technical Architect, Content Management Systems, 24x7 Help Desk Management, Development planning and implementation, SQL Server, Web Services, Streaming Media, COM, ASP, Recruitment, Testing procedures and Quality Assurance


Consultant, Castlecom Ltd - February 1998 to August 1998 Gareth was employed as a consultant to a wide range of organisations, from insurance brokers and retailers to internet start-ups. He worked on projects involving requirements analysis, network security auditing, mainframe integration, database design and hosting, rollouts, bids, installations and support. Skills Used: Requirements analysis specification and implementation, Consultancy, Web Services, Security Auditing, Intrusion Detection, Database integration, Data Warehousing, Procurement, Oracle, Sybase, Requirements Analysis and Specification, MS Exchange, MS SMS, Rollout Consultant, Admiral Computing Ltd & Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)- July 1997 to February 1998 Whilst at Admiral Gareth worked as a consultant on a number of projects with multi-national companies and government clients. The majority of his time with Admiral was spent at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) working on a variety of infrastructure and development projects. While there he obtained DV level security clearance. His role consisted of full life cycle involvement, from requirements analysis, through to user acceptance testing and delivery of finished solutions to the client. Skills Used: Visual Basic, C++, MFC, SQL Server, Oracle 8, MS Exchange, SMS, NT Rollout, Windows 2000 Server, Project Management, Java, CORBA, Object Orientated Design and Development, Network Security, Requirements Analysis and Specification, RAD, SSADM, e-commerce, full lifecycle exposure IT Manager, Arete Training and Development Ltd - October 1994 to June 1996 Arete provides management consultancy and team building courses to organisations including BAE and British Telecom. Gareth was employed as IT Manager, with responsibility for IT systems and training budgets. He also ran introductory IT training courses for the Arete’s clients. Gareth maintained a part-time role at Arete during his computing course at university. Skills Used: NT Support and Administration, MS Office, VBA, Procurement, Rollouts, Requirements Analysis and Specification, IT Training, User Support

Technical Skills Summary: 3 / 2 / 1.1 / 1 (5yrs) C# (5yrs) .Net Framework (5yrs) Ajax (2yrs) Atlas (2yrs) SQL Server 6.5/7/2000/2005, Partitioned Database & OLAP (7yrs) Oracle (6yrs) ASP (7yrs) COM/DCOM/COM+ (5yrs) Visual C++ (8yrs) Visual Basic 4/5/6/ .net (8yrs)


ADO/ (6yrs) MFC (4yrs) LDAP (4yrs) SOAP (5yrs) XML (6yrs) NUnit (4yrs) Windows FWG/NT/2000/2003/2008 Server (11yrs) MS ISA Server (2yrs) MS Application Center (2yrs) MSMQ (4yrs) MS Site Server 3 (3yrs) Firewalls incl. Cisco Pix, Watchguard, NetScreen and Unix (8yrs) Commerce Server (2yrs) Exchange Server 5/5.5/2000 (5yrs) SMS (6yrs) Linux (5yrs) Free BSD (4yrs) Solaris (2yrs) Astaro Firewall (2yrs) Radware WSD (5yrs) F5 BIG IP (5yrs) Java (5yrs) JavaScript (7yrs) Flash 4/5 (3yrs) Photoshop (3yrs) Quark XPress (3yrs) Lipper Hindsight (3yrs) Servers Alive (5yrs) Standard and Poors Market datafeed (3yrs) LSE London Market Information Link (3yrs) Bloomberg datafeed (3yrs) Reuters datafeeds (3yrs)

BSc (Hons) - Computer Science, Lancaster University (1997)