|Preferences:||Technical Architecture work in the Midlands|
- Data Centre consolidation - working with customers to migrate systems between sites and from physical to virtual environments.
- Designed and helped develop a secure lab environment using VMware vCloud Director and other technologies.
- Lead architect working closely with the customer to introduce a global file transfer and messaging solution.
Designed secure development environment. Part of Architecture Management Group.
Lead architect overseeing an international architecture group developing one of Zurich's web portals.
|Capgemini||10/1998 - 01/2008|
Nick was a Technical Architect for the eDelivery part of HMRC, responsible for developing architectures for new projects and providing technical oversight during the project.
Java, XML, Service Oriented Architecture, WebLogic
Working closely with analysts and COBOL designers, Nick was primarily responsible for producing detailed designs in Rational Rose for Java developers. Nick also implemented a number of the designs using Java and Struts.
Nick was a team leader responsible for designing, building and integrating an internally built insurance service with two third-party systems via EJB's (WebSphere Advanced 3.5), XML/XSLT, JDBC and MQSeries. Other tasks included writing some of the core business logic for the application and writing an emulator for one of the third-party systems.
Nick was also responsible for the production of an EJB that interacted with Versant's object database and writing a number of Swing-based tools to aid debugging and testing.
|DERA (Defence Evaluation and Research Agency)||08/1994 - 09/1998|
- Internet researcher
- Intranet Administrator
- Lotus Notes/Domino Designer/Developer
Nick has developed a number of open source Java applications in his own time.
Interests and ActivitiesPlaying the piano, reading sci-fi, Wadokai Karate (2nd Dan black belt)