I am a highly motivated individual with strengths in the application of information technologies to business challenges. Key expertise in high-level system development skills, which combined with a strong ability to evaluate problems, enables an ability to design, communicate and deliver appropriate business solutions. Passionate about delivering and is prepared to challenge established ways of thinking to
I am a highly motivated individual with strengths in the application of information technologies to business challenges. Key expertise in high-level system development skills, which combined with a strong ability to evaluate problems, enables an ability to design, communicate and deliver appropriate business solutions. Passionate about delivering and is prepared to challenge established ways of thinking to come up with innovative ideas and quality solutions.
Experience of working on projects in Financial Services, Professional Services, Retail and Public sectors.
Specialties: Delivery of business value through development and implementation of IT projects.
Strong technical Leadership to realise business benefit through new technology.
Commercial focus developing effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
Experience of leading and motivating product application development teams
Director Software Development @ CMA, acquired by Standard & Poor’s in 2012, sources credit prices directly from the leading and most active buy-side credit investors on a real-time basis. The product Datavision (OTC intraday and end-of-day pricing information) – enables product control and independent price verification teams, risk managers, researchers and corporate treasurers to manage risk with confidence.
Team Lead & Architect in charge of the CMA Datavision system that models and produces independent data concerning the over-the-counter markets. Data volumes are approx 7 million quotes per day. Technologies include C#, SQL Server, MSMQ, Spring.NET, Hg, Teamcity.
Delivered business projects including:
• Adding Credit Index Option pricing
• ISDA 2014 CDS contract definition updates, in a fast moving situation
• Tooling to support the index roll process every 6 months
Uplifted the current architecture:
• Split megalithic services to smaller focussed ones
• Automated daylight savings changes every spring and autumn
• Significantly enhanced the performance of all pipeline processes
• Improved the use of continuous integration
• Decommissioned end of life products & components From October 2013 to Present (2 years 1 month) London, United KingdomHead of Mapping @ Earthware one of the world's leading experts in interactive bespoke web based mapping. Earthware uses Microsoft Bing, Google, Ordnance Survey and Open Source mapping products and have an alternative brand The Technology Studio for non-mapping web and mobile projects. Earthware provided the Olympic Torch Relay map, among others, for London 2012.
I have budget responsibility for the strategic marketing, sales and business development of mapping at Earthware. From January 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 10 months) LetchworthLead Developer @ TSS provides organisations with integrated travel and health risk management plans, strategies and responses to protect their employees and help their business function more efficiently in extreme environments.
I ran the product web development team for TSS’ online subscription product platform (ASP.NET and a bespoke .NET CMS), delivering frequent releases to meet evolving business needs. For example migrating the Medical and Security content from International SOS and the Kidnap and Piracy content from Control Risks onto the platform and integrating it with International SOS’ Travel Tracker product. From April 2008 to December 2011 (3 years 9 months) London, United KingdomLead Developer @ Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments.
I founded and ran the product web development team for Control Risks’ online subscription product platform (ASP.NET and a bespoke .NET CMS), which hosted Country Risk Forecast (CRF) http://www.crg-online.com/ for Travel, Security, Political & Operational Risk. From October 2006 to April 2008 (1 year 7 months) London, United KingdomSenior System Analyst @ One of the 3 main credit ratings agencies, forming opinions on organisations and their ability to meet their financial obligations in full - and on time.
I managed the development team that was responsible for the running and maintaining the UK Insurance Ratings subscription products including ClassicDirect and EuroThesys. From 2002 to 2006 (4 years) London, United KingdomDeveloper @ A boutique software house specializing in 3D retail store space planning software, now part of Oracle.
I was a member of the development team, focusing on databases and created planogram file interfaces for all formats in use by our clients. I also acted as a consultant performing client site visits, successfully translating client requests into software requirements for the development team to deliver. From 1997 to 2002 (5 years) St Albans, United KingdomProgrammer @ Waitrose supermarket is part of the John Lewis Partnership, an employee owned partnership.
I was responsible for the successful specification, design, management and implementation of a system used to plan floor layouts for 120 Waitrose supermarket stores. The project involved linking AutoCAD and Electronic Point of Sale data, with Virtual Reality & a Graphical Information System. From 1995 to 1997 (2 years) London, United Kingdom
BSc, Natural Sciences @ Durham University From 1992 to 1995 St Edwards School, Oxford From 1987 to 1992 Giles Collingwood is skilled in: Archery, Relational Databases, Creative Problem Solving, Linux, Technical Leadership, C#, Business Analysis, Web Mapping, Microsoft SQL Server, Project Management, .NET, Software Development, Web Development, Security, Databases, ASP.NET, Business Intelligence, Leadership, SQL, Oracle, Agile Methodologies
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