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Alastair McFarlane

Devops Engineer @ Play Consulting

Head of Operations at Play Consulting

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Ranked #793 out of 15,860 for Devops Engineer in United States

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Alastair McFarlane's Work Experience

Play Consulting

Devops Engineer

January 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom

Aridhia Informatics Ltd

Devops Engineer

May 2013 to December 2014

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Aridhia Informatics Ltd

Web Application Developer

February 2012 to November 2013

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Alastair McFarlane's Education

The University of Edinburgh

BEng (Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering 2:1

2005 to 2009

St. Kentigern's Academy

1999 to 2005

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Enthusiastic and talented developer, specialising in web application development but with experience in a wide variety of languages and environments. Quick to pick up new skills and adapt to new working practices.Devops Engineer @ From January 2015 to Present (1 year) London, United KingdomDevops Engineer @ 3 month secondment, which became permanent, to service delivery team. Tasked with extending existing automated build system to provide automated deployment to various environments, as well as investigating other areas in which automation and scripting can improve productivity and quality within both operations and development. Role expanded over time to include documentation and improvement of the whole software delivery process from development and automated testing, through to delivery and upgrades/maintenance. From May 2013 to December 2014 (1 year 8 months) Edinburgh, United KingdomWeb Application Developer @ From February 2012 to November 2013 (1 year 10 months) Edinburgh, United KingdomSoftware Developer @ Software developer on an initial 9 month contract which became permanent. One of a team of 6 responsible for ongoing development of the company's flagship case management software. Responsibilities: Implement new functionality required by clients for a complaint and case management application. Investigate and fix any bugs found by testers or raised by clients. Deploy application on client servers. Define and implemented coding standards and unit testing Implemented TFS 2010 build process to test and package the application for installation on test and client sites. Manage transition from SVN-based version control to TFS 2010. Improved business processes by implementing the scrum methodology. Re-architecture of our current application layer to implement Microsoft N- Layered Domain driven Architecture and Entity Framework. Design and develop the Presentation layer for the case management application. Implement WCF services for communication between Presentation and Application layers. Ensure Design Patterns are implemented correctly Create technical design documents including sequence diagrams. From March 2010 to January 2012 (1 year 11 months) Aftersales Partner @ Electrical and Home Technology Aftersales partner in John Lewis Edinburgh, dealing with returns from customers and with manufacturers and suppliers. Job required good interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt communication style to different customers and suppliers, both in person and by phone. Additionally, products were tested and/or fixed in-store where possible in order to deal with products and customers effectively. Most technical testing and repair performed on computer and audio products. Office attached to the Audio and Television department, and as such continued to be a supporting member of the team from that department, assisting colleagues with wide-ranging issues as in previous role in addition to new responsibilities. From April 2009 to March 2010 (1 year) Software Developer @ 3 month contract during which I was charged with replacing a legacy system. After evaluation of several potential replacement systems, the company's aging installation of the Bugzilla issue tracking system was replaced with a new installation of CounterSoft's 'Gemini. This involved working closely with staff at all levels of the company, in order to ascertain the requirements for a replacement system and foresee any problems which might arise from the migration. During this time I became familiar with C# and Microsoft Visual Studio as well as gaining experience with Microsoft SQL server and IIS. I was also involved in training the developers at CAS in the use of the new system, and remained on site for the final 3 weeks of my contract to support users and document the installation. From August 2009 to December 2009 (5 months) Selling Partner @ Sales Assistant in John Lewis Edinburgh Audio & Television department selling products such as cameras, computers and televisions. Job required awareness of competitive products and continuously increasing product knowledge due to the constant technological advances in the items that were sold. From October 2005 to April 2009 (3 years 7 months) BEng (Hons), Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering, 2:1 @ The University of Edinburgh From 2005 to 2009 St. Kentigern's Academy From 1999 to 2005 Alastair McFarlane is skilled in: JavaScript, C#, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, TFS, IIS, CSS, SQL, Java, jQuery, .NET, Databases, AJAX, Linux, Web Services

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