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Team

Developers:

mahesh

Mahesh Patel

Profile:

Experienced analyst / programmer / web developer with strong analytical, design, problem solving and troubleshooting skills; self-driven with a proven track record across the software development life cycle within demanding environments.

Excellent communicator with calm, reliable, enthusiastic and hardworking nature, able to foster strong relationships at all levels and across organisations from business analysts, end-users, colleagues, seniors and third parties.

Enjoy challenges, able to work under pressure, adapts well to new situations and works effectively on own initiative or as part of team.

Professional & Technical Skills Summary:

  • Programming Languages: PLSQL, VB6, VBA (Access & Excel), Java, JSP, ASP, PHP (Smarty) and ASP.Net.
  • Scripting Language: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Databases: Oracle 10g, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.
  • Tools: SQL Navigator�s PVCS Version Manager and Team Coding, Visio and Photoshop.
  • Delivery experience across requirement analysis, software design, development, testing and production support using waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Effective presentation and product demonstration skills.

Achievements

  • Increased my participation on complex projects by taking initiative to involve myself in earlier phases of the development lifecycle phases (requirements gathering / analysis), and in doing so helped maintain delivery schedule.
  • Considered a key member of development / maintenance team resolving critical production issues, often seen as the go-to person for users and stakeholders.
  • Designed, developed and tested a number of websites using ASP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and SQL Server; resulting in process efficiencies, company cost savings, and increased customer satisfaction.
  • Automated a number of manual processes across customer reporting, sales and invoice processing using VB, Access and SQL; thereby providing the organisations� greater clarity and efficiency in their customer reporting, and processing of sales and invoice information.
  • Built utilities using VB and Access to create customer labels for mail shots to help with targeted marketing and for statistical analysis of information to derive the most effective marketing strategy thereby reducing advertising costs.
  • Delivered a helpdesk system, responsible for design, development and test; in addition demonstrated initiative by taking on extra responsibilities in customer support and showed excellent communication and diplomacy through role.
  • Generated substantial amount of revenue for employer through the development of promotional telephony applications that was sold onto national and multi-national companies resulting in additional sales for these companies.
  • Demonstrated good presentation skills through product demonstrations; successfully gaining stakeholders buy-in as a result.

Free Lance/Personal Websibe

  • Mainly working on my personal site adding functionality using PHP/MySQL & familiarizing with new web technologies and getting better with web technologies.
  • Creating small unresponsive websites for friends and small local businesses. Currently voluntarily developing a website in Wordpress

Bristol City Council Application Developer (Contracted)

  • Developed a medium size responsive application in VB6 (front-end), Excel VBA (back-end) & XML from Requirement Spec to Design Spec to Coding and System Testing for tablets for surveyors to place their surveyed details about repair jobs to be carried out on properties instead of filling in the forms and then transferring the information into a centralised electronic system.

NHS-ODT Analyst / Front-End Web/Back-End Database Developer

  • Produced requirements & functional / technical design specifications; responsible for development (using Front-end: HTML, XML, JavaScript, CSS, JSP & Oracle Reports. Backend: PL/SQL packages and Oracle 10g), unit testing and system testing of new applications / enhancements following in-house standards and software development life cycle (SDLC) and Agile.
  • Provided fix support for user acceptance testing of new functionality and enhancements.
  • Performed systems analysis to assess impact of change to existing applications.
  • Developed user guides for new applications and enhancements.
  • Monitored the IT helpdesk and responsible for resolving production issues
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  • Responsible for preparing scripts and validating code as part of the release management process for change requests and fixes.

Holt JCB Ltd Web Developer/MS Access Programmer

  • Designed, developed and maintained SQL server database driven websites, reports and applications to enable efficient customer orders and sales processing using HTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS, ASP, ASP.NET,VB6, Access and Excel VBA.
  • Developed DTS packages to transform raw data into SQL tables; developed Access applications (linked to SQL tables) to email data to sales teams providing them easy access to information that was previously accessed manually, and to also send out customer letters/reports accordingly to the data status in the SQL server database.
  • Provided help desk support for sales team and end-users within company.
  • Managed the set-up of new computers / users on network and installed software.

Ablecom Ltd MS Programmer/Web Developer

  • Designed, developed and maintained the company�s website using HTML and ASP.
  • Developed Chat & Date voice mail applications and maintained the core system.
  • Developed in-house analysis and invoicing applications (Excel VBA & VB6).
  • Built utilities in VB6 / Excel VBA to process marketing information to identify key customers.

Vital Developer

  • Developed new screens and enhancements to a web based sales application using Webkit Tool and PL/SQL packages.
  • Investigated and resolved issues with data inaccuracies.

Personal Development

  • Technical: Essential Agile Development, PL/SQL Advanced, Use Case Development, Java EE Test Driven Development, Business Systems Analysis & ITIL V3, Oracle APEX & PHP.
  • Communication: Effective Communication Skills, Diversity.

Qualifications

  • MSc Computer Science, Bristol University. 09/96 - 06/97
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Chemistry, Hatfield Polytechnic. 09/81 - 06/84