I am an experienced software professional with a diverse background. I have experience in developing standalone, server-side, GUI, and web applications using a variety of languages and frameworks. I am looking for opportunities that will provide challenges in any of these areas, and also those that would allow me to explore new fields. I am self-motivated and determined to design robust and efficient solutions in my work.
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Over the last 20 years I have provided consultancy, developed software for corporations, Universities and other major software providers including Microsoft, British Telecom and British Petroleum. I have many years experience coding in C, C++, C#, VB, VB.NET, COBOL, PHP, HTML, JAVA and numerous script languages and 4GLs. I have been working online since before most people even knew the Internet existed and well before the WWW was available. My network programming and web site skills are exceptional and have created web sites for online Magazines, International Institutes including the Institute of Economics, and various Universities and companies... including the University of St Andrews and the Computer Crime Service. As a writer I have written numerous articles and reports. Ranging from serious technical and legal issues for the Journal of Magistrates in the UK to social issues for the homeless and victims of violence, plus instruction manuals and Government papers. I was also the Linguistics Editor of the Discourse Journal from the University of Buffalo. Although most of my previous work is covered by Non-Disclosure Agreements, you can see some examples of my programing on MSDN: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/site/search?query=Dave%20A%20Gordon&f.Value=Dave%20A%20Gordon&f.Type=SearchText&ac=5
Seasoned IT Professional with extensive experience in Software Development, Database Technology, Project Management & Business Analysis. An innate ability to always remain on top of the situation has helped me to establish a track record where I have not missed out on a single deliverable. Core Technology Areas - Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Tools - SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, Crystal Reports - Development of Triggers, Stored Procedures using T-SOL in MSSQL Server - Designing databases - Conceptual & Physical schema - .Net framework 3.5 & 4 - Asp.net, Web Worms, C#, Ajax, Web Services, Win Forms - ORM- LINQ, Entity Framework. nHibernate - Use Cases, UML Artifacts, MS-Visio, Wireframing tools - MS-Access, VBA Abilities - Orchestrating total solutions from requirement analysis to testing and implementation. - Proven experience in project management, risk analysis & successfully leading teams - Interfacing with clients - both pre & post sales Strengths - Ability to think out of the box within defined and accepted methods of execution and delivery
I have remained engaged with modeling and predicting healthcare claim and disease risk in Life and Health Care Insurance and then Disease Management Company, providing VBA Development, data modelling, algorithmic development and implementation and other technical services in the following areas: Algorithm Development and Implementation for Disease Risk Prediction VBA Programming Spreadsheet Development (Excel / VBA with cross-application COM based programs), Data Analysis Building Actuarial Models Predictive Modelling for Group Health Care Claims Financial Modeling (including cashflow projections), Copy Writing / Creative Writing, Report Writing / Research Writing Database Design (MS Access)
I am deeply interested in Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks. I work well with the Java programming language, though I could adapt to other object-oriented and server-scripting languages. I also do data mining and web scraping projects, image recognition and processing and signal-filtering applications. I am a fan of embedded systems, wearable technology and green computing.
We want to be more than expendable, one-off hired hand - our goal is to help you not only by implementing what you require of us, but also by providing advice, guidance, and best practices based on our wide experience. We'll understand your business needs and will always help to fulfill them - even if it requires more effort from us. We'd be happy to build a long-time relationship and became a valuable resource for all your development and software architecture needs. If you need a hands-off solution, on time, on point and on budget, we are your team! Unter viele europäische und amerikanische Kunden arbeiten wir auch gern im deutschsprachigen Raum. Wir verfügen über mehrjahrige Erfahrungen in IT-Technoligien und unseres Ziel ist durch das Verstehen von Kundenbedürfnisse ein Qualitätsprodukt zu einem konkurrenzfähigen Preis zu liefern.
★ TOP 1% of Successful oDesk Freelancers (Certified) ★ ★ The Only QA Freelancer on oDesk having completed (more than 75 JOBS + 11000 plus HOURS + 5 STAR Rating) all together ★ ★ Ranked Top # 3 QA Engineer at entire oDesk marketplace ★ Logged 9000+ valid defects overall ★ ★ A Full time Freelancer & Certified Software Test Engineer ★ ★ 10 Years of extensive experience in Manual and Automated testing ★ ★ Plenty of experience in Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean methodologies ★ 100% client satisfaction ratio ★ ★ 75 % are repeated clients ★ ★ 100 % flexible, can work in any time zone ★ ★ The apps I have tested are in All Time Great/Award winning categories like Color Splash, Brainscape, Timeline 3D, Language Therapy, Gametime, etc.. ★ oDesk Top 10% in : ✔ Software Testing Test ✔ SQL Test, ✔ MS SQL Server Test, ✔ US/UK English Basic skills Test, ✔ English Spelling/Vocabulary Tests, ✔ Wordpress Test, and many more... ★ Devices available for Testing: ★ iPhone 6 (iOS 8.1.3) iPhone 5 (iOS 8.1) iPhone 4s (iOS 7.1.2) iPad 3 (iOS 7.1) Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 4.4.4) Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3) Google Nexus 7 (Android 4.4.2) Windows XP/7/8 (All Browsers) Mac OS X (10.9.2) ★ I work in a unique way: You don't have clear requirement !!! No Problem, I don't need it. You are still preparing the specification !!! No Problem, I don't wait for that. You have a budget constraint !!! No worries, I would fit into it. You don't have any test cases/test plans/documents in place !!! No Problem, that's where I come into the picture. ★ ★ ★ GIVE ME YOUR APPLICATION, I'LL GIVE YOU THE DEFECTS. ★ ★ ★ Let me go through and analyze your application and, I would provide how to proceed with the testing, How effectively your application can be tested, I will come up with better test cases/ comprehensive test plans, important business and use cases and most importantly unique and incredible application improving and business fetching suggestions. My job doesn't end here. Once I verify the defects in all major browsers/OS, I log them in whatever format/tool you choose along the with the defects screenshots & videos. I won't leave you until I verify and close all the resolved defects. SO If you are looking for above skills and qualities then your search ends here!! If you still have some doubts, take a look at the feedbacks provided my valuable clients. I deliver what I promise, I do not promise which I can not deliver. Being a true professional, I dare to do whatever it takes to make my client's business successful and see his/her smile at the end of the day. I am sure we can do business! Cheers!
Design, Plan, Implement and Support for: - Windows Azure / Amazon EC2 - Microsoft Lync - Microsoft Sharepoint - Microsoft Exchange - Microsoft SQL Server - Microsoft Active Directory, ADFS - Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Windows Server / Hyper-V - Microsoft ISA/TMG/UAG - Microsoft SSCM, SCVMM, DPM - Microsoft Office 365 - Voice Integration with Lync - VMWare vSphere / ESXi - VMWare Site Recovery Manager (SRM) - Veeam Backup & Replication
I am a computer science graduate with over ten years experience in IT, banking and public administration fields. I am fully literate in most office/contact software and also have experience in web and graphic design. I would love the opportunity to further apply my skills as well as gaining new ones.