About

Edward is a .Net skilled developer with ten years of experience in the software, web, and new-media industries, including a recent long term contract role with the MSN.com Global Market team, and two major Silverlight projects for Microsoft.

A delivery focused individual who has worked on a wide range of projects on content rich global media web sites for international markets, using Agile and SCRUM development frameworks. Able to work on own initiative and equally well as a lead developer or part of a team. Excellent problem solving skills. Quick to learn, assimilate, and use new knowledge. Good communicator, friendly and approachable. Dedicated to developing robust, high quality solutions.

Core expertise and skills:

  • Software & Web Development:
    • Languages: C#, LINQ, JavaScript, HTML/XHTML, CSS, XML/XSL-T, XAML
    • RIA Frameworks: Silverlight & Expression Blend
    • Web Frameworks: ASP.Net MVC, ASP.Net, AJAX, JQuery, Ext JS, WCF, Web Services
    • Databases: SQL Server/T-SQL (2005/2008)
    • Patterns: MVC/MVVM (Prism), DI/IOC (Ninject/Unity), ORM (LinqToSql)
    • Methodologies: Agile, SCRUM, TDD (Test Driven Development), Pair Programming
  • Additional skills/knowledge:
    • TFS / SVN source control, Unit Testing (MSTest/NUnit), Continuous Integration (Cruise Control)
  • Content Creation:
    • Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Maya (MEL scripting, modelling, texturing, animation)

Major achievements:

  • Developed Microsoft ‘Mobile Selector’ Silverlight app for international MSN markets.
  • Localised and integrated Microsoft ‘Laptop Scout’ Silverlight app into the international MSN Digimall ASP.Net site, along with additional improvements to the Digimall site and backend.
  • Developed and launched ShareTabs.com, a popular link shortening service using ASP.Net MVC.
  • Lead developer on major redevelopment for Article and Photo-Gallery pages for MSN International sites.
  • Enhanced XML/XSLT feed system for syndication of MSN content leading to significant performance improvements.
  • Transitioned and built Microsoft MSN News/Entertainment web sites/pages/feeds (from Reuters/PA/ITN) for countries such as UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.
  • Developed and implemented cutting edge 3D touchscreen interactive exhibit featuring photorealistic 3D models.
  • Technical Architect / Lead Developer for major cross-departmental government website.
  • Developed and implemented one of New Zealand’s leading e-commerce websites.

I am based in Central London. See my Portfolio page for examples of my work, or my LinkedIn page for more details on my availability.


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