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About Me

Hi! I'm Fred James, Full Stack Developer currently based in Bristol.

I've recently returned from a career overseas, employed as a Consultant for Tribal Group. Working with my team and the Australian Government I helped implement the Student Management part of NSW's ongoing education reform project.


Prior to my work as a Consultant, I spent 6 years as a Software Developer working mainly on the Microsoft Stack (WPF, WCF, ASP.NET, SQL Server) but also with a focus on the web (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap).


Over past 12 months, I have undertaken a skill refresh, focusing on a wide range of new and exciting technologies including:

Azure Bulma JavaScript React Redux Next.js Node.js NPM Git .NET Core ASP.NET MVC

Clients


Resume


Work Experience

Professional Services Consultant

Tribal Group, Sydney Australia

May 2015 - Sep 2017

  • Successfully migrated student loan data from the legacy system to our new infrastructure.
  • Responsible for the reporting of student data to the Commonwealth government of Australia.
  • Successfully reconciled discrepancies in TAFE's 2014/15 accountants and passed KPMG's internal audit.

IT Support Consultant

Tribal Group, Sydney Australia

Aug 2013 - May 2015

  • Provided product training to the level 1-2 help desks.
  • Helped troubleshoot the integration of Tribal's messaging service to the customer's Tibco based middleware.
  • Assisted the configuration and deployment of our software on the customer's infrastructure.
  • Managed the escalation of level 3 support tickets with the UK based development teams.

IT Developer

Tribal Group, Norwich United Kingdom

Sep 2010 - Aug 2013

  • Worked on my first greenfield project. Bringing a Silverlight based social care application to market.
  • Working with the legacy team, I got good exposure to the product lifecycle and the business of education.
  • Learnt the latest development methodologies including: TDD, Scrum/Agile, SOLID and clean code.

IT Apprenticeship

Jaeger Ltd, King's Lynn United Kingdom

Oct 2007 - Sep 2010

  • Responsible for implementing the software behind our pick, pack and deploy of the new e-commerce site.
  • As an apprentice, I got to experience multiple job roles including: Support Desk, Admin and Development.
  • Developed a stock-taking system utilising mobile technology to overhaul the efficiency of the existing system.

Education

A Levels

Dereham 6th Form College, Dereham United Kingdom

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007

Although I never finished my final year at Sixth Form, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If I had not been offered the placement at Jaeger I would have gone on to university to study Computer Science.


Graphic Design - A
Business Studies - B
English Lanaguage - B

Skills

Web Design

I value simple content structure, clean design patterns, and thoughtful interactions.

Things I enjoy designing

UX UI Web Mobile Apps Logos

Design Tools

  • Visual Studio Code
  • JavaScript
  • React/Redux
  • HTML/CSS
  • Bootstrap/Bulma
  • Photoshop/Illustarator

Development

I tend to code things from scratch, and enjoy bringing ideas to life in the browser.

Development Principles

OOP Secure TDD Agile SOLID

Dev Tools

  • C#
  • .NET Core
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • Web API
  • Azure
  • Git/GitHub

Data Analysis

I genuinely care about the end user, and love helping them make sense of their data.

What I can do with your data

ETL Dashboarding Modelling Cleansing

Data Tools

  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • PowerShell
  • PowerBI
  • Tableau
  • SQL Server Data Tools

References

Jan Kennedy

Senior Business Analyst - TAFE Business Analytics - Sydney, Australia

"...Fred is a tireless professional with prodigious output and I am sure he will value-add to any organisation."


Brett Farrell

Lead Consultant - Tribal Group - Sydney, Australia


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Projects


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Curriculum Viate

C# .Net Core Azure Bulma HTML CSS JavaScript
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Wedding Website

C# ASP.NET MVC Azure Google-Maps API PayPal API Bulma HTML CSS JavaScript
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freeCodeCamp

HTML CSS JavaScript Bootstrap jQuery Sass React Redux D3.js NPM Node.js MongoDB