Resume for Blair Davidson

Contact Details

If you would like to contact me about an opportunity, please leave a comment of this page or email me at system.predicate@gmail.com.

Career Objectives

Develop effective, maintainable and scalable business applications, with the .NET framework for corporate customers, to maximize their return on investment.

Career Profile

  • Demonstration of effective use of current software methods, methodologies and patterns to deliver flexible and robust software to customers.
  • Effective integration of software applications for customers.
  • Design and implementation of Business Reporting processes and key performance indicator dashboards using Business Objects XI.
  • Management of financial applications.
  • Implementation of bar coding software for warehouse distribution system.
  • SOE development for major corporate clients.
  • Software design and process consulting for corporate customers.

Employment History

Ignia Pty Ltd

Start Date: October 2008
End Date: Current
Position/Title: Senior Software Developer
Achievements:
  • I also run the Development Meetings at the office.
  • ASP.NET Application architecture using Model View Presenter framework
  • Telerik Web Controls
  • Design of software frameworks for other developers to use
  • Implementation of IoC containers
  • Implementation of unit testing frameworks
  • Development of both ASP.NET and Windows Forms applications
  • Development of WCF web services for SOA requirements
  • Development of REST based API’s using WCF
  • Development of Microsoft CRM systems especially in the financial sector
  • Development of Microsoft Office solutions using .NET
  • Document manipulation of PDF’s in SharePoint using .NET
  • Microsoft CRM and Sharepoint Integration
  • Development of Software Architecture for various Ignia Projects
Responsibilities:
  • Software Architecture and Design
  • Software testing.
  • Software implementation and delivery

Vivid Group

Start Date: August 2007
End Date: October 2008
Position/Title: Software Developer
Achievements:
  • Implementation of Microsoft ASP.NET websites using latest AJAX technologies to deliver rich user experiences.
  • Development of web services to integrate systems.
  • Development of CMS content applications to enable customers to manage their own website content.
Responsibilities
  • Working with customers to obtain requirements for modifications to existing and new software modules.
  • Software testing.

Power Business Systems

Start Date: Oct 2006
End Date: Aug 2007
Position/Title: Software Developer
Achievements:
  • Business analysis, design, software development and quality assurance for a large manufacturing client.
  • Development of web services to integrate legacy applications.
Responsibilities
  • Working with customers to obtain requirements for modifications to existing and new software modules.
  • Software testing.

WJ Moncrieff Pty Ltd

Start Date: June 2002 to Oct 2006
End Date: N/A
Position/Title: Software Developer
Achievements:
  • Helpdesk Project
    • Requirements Analysis with key stakeholder and staff.
    • Functional, Process and Database design of the application using proven software design patterns and processes. The artifacts produced included entity, object and process diagrams.
    • Software development and testing of the application.  This included functional testing through the use of test plans and involved all key staff to ensure the application functioned as specified.
    • Implementation of the application. This included installation to a live and test environment.
    • End user training for all staff with a specific focus on the key components affecting specific user groups.
  • Reporting Services
    • Working with key personnel to obtain the requirements for all customer and financial reports.
    • Development of reports with Business Objects Crystal Reports.
    • Implementation of security to ensure only authorized user groups can access specific reports
  • SOE Development for Wesfarmers Group
    • Design and application development of scripted SOE for entire Wesfarmers group using Visual Basic for Windows Script Host. This was deployed on over 2000 desktops Australia wide.
    • Testing of SOE with Wesfarmers
Reponsibities
  • Infrastructure management
    • Microsoft Windows 2003
    • Financial System, Landmark Financials
    • Helpdesk System Application and Database server
  • Helpdesk System enhancements
  • Internal and External Report development and maintenance

Technical Skills

Category Skills
Software Design
  • Object oriented design and analysis
  • Aspected oriented design skills
  • Database design
  • Design patterns
  • Inversion of control containers
Programming languages
  • C#
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • PHP
  • C++
Development envirmonments
  • Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • Visual Studio 2005
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Visual Studio 2010
Development Technologies
  • ASP.NET 1
  • ASP.NET 2
  • Web Services
  • Microsoft Enterprise Library
  • Unity IOC Container
  • ADO.NET
  • SQL SERVER 2005
  • T-SQL
  • PostSharp .NET
  • WCF
  • Windows Forms
  • Castle Windsor
  • LLBLGen
  • NHibernate
  • NUnit
  • Rhino Mocks

Education/Qualifications

Institution: Edith Cowan University
City/Country: Perth / Western Australia
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Software Engineering)
Completed: 2002

Microsoft Accreditations

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist -Dynamics

Microsoft Certification Exams Completed Successfully

536 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation May 27, 2009

MB2-631 Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM 4.0 Customization and Configuration Mar 30, 2009

References

References are made available as required but you can see some of my references from my Linked In page.

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