Personal Details 

Darren Robert Grimshaw
Senior Software Developer
Date of Birth
06 : 03 : 71
Telephone
Mobile 00 34 616646416
Email
dazzer2001@hotmail.com
Nationality
British

 Technical Skills 

Competency
Experience - Rating
ASP.NET
11 years - 5
VB.NET
11 years - 5
Classic ASP
15 years - 5
C#
2 years - 4
Razor
2 years - 4
Umbraco
3 years - 4
HTML
16 years - 5
Javascript
12 years - 4
MS SQL Server
15 years - 5
MS Access
14 years - 5
Crystal Reports 8.5/9/10
8 years - 5
MySQL
9 years - 5
Joomla 1.5/2.5
7 years - 5
Drupal 7
3 years - 5
Abobe Photoshop CS4
16 years - 5
Dreamweaver
15 years - 5
Visual Studios
11 years - 5
Microsoft Silverlight
2 years - 4
Microsoft Expression Pro
2 years - 4
Rating: 1=basic understanding, 2=basic understanding with little working knowledge, 3=solid working knowledge, 4=proficient user and 5=expert user

 Qualifications 

1997-2000 Grade 2:1 BSc Honours Degree in Computing
University of North London, London UK

 Additional Qualifications 

I have a Full Driving Licence. I can speak basic Spanish, and have lived in France and Spain as an IT Consultant.

 Employment 

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market



OHIM is the European Union agency responsible for registering trade marks and designs that are valid in all 27 countries of the EU. OHIM is an independent, self-financing, non-profit-making European agency. Based in Alicante in Spain, the Office's investment in e-Business tools allows us to work with companies from all over the world via the Internet. OHIM employs around 620 people and has an annual income in the region of €200m.


Position: Senior Software Developer, Consultant
Location:Alicante, Spain
When: Nov 2006 - Present day

My Role:
The role I took here as a contractor was with the Internal/External Relations department. The main tasks were to develop, maintain and support the Office Intranet, and Corporate website portal, but there were many other tasks such as building websites for trade mark officials forum etc. This role gave me the opportunity to gain experience working for a European Institution, and also working overseas under contract for a long period of time.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET, Joomla, PHP, Javascript, Atleap CMS, SQL Server 2000, MS Access, HTML, Adobe Photoshop CS

Sentinel Active Ltd



Sentinel operates in the UK and the EU with its full time ‘home based’ developers based in and around Europe.


Position: Senior Software Developer, Consultant
Location:Alicante, Spain
When: July 2010 - Present day

My Role:
Employed on a freelance basis whilst undergoing my current contract with OHIM I carried out Technical Analysis work with a large project that Sentinelactive had won. Initially I was maintaining a Classic ASP website, basically fixing issues, but then migrating over to ASP.NET. The project was www.flexioffices.co.uk. The role was home based as the company employed developers from all over Europe and we worked together over Skype and Jira.

Technical Tools/Environment:
ASP.NET, VB.NET, Classic ASP, Javascript, SQL Server 2000, MS Access, Crystal Reports 8.5, 9.0 and 10, Jira, HTML5, Adobe Photoshop CS

Excel Airways


Excel Airways are a leading low cost airline and cheap holiday provider, with flights to many destination around the world including Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Barbados, Bahamas etc.


Position: Senior Web Developer, Consultant
Location:Gatwick, UK
When: Jun 2006 - Oct 2006

My Role:
Employed as a contractor my task was to develop, maintain and manage the European flagship sites www.xl.com , www.freedomflights.com , and www.freedomcaribbean.com . The group sold flights across Europe and the Caribbean . My role ranged from maintaining the booking system side of the site through to designing and building the promotional banners for the homepages.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET, Javascript, SQL Server 2000, MS Access, HTML, Adobe Photoshop CS

NEC Technologies Ltd



NEC Technologies develop key elements of mobile Internet communication terminals for Europe in support of NEC's global mobile phone business.


Position: Web Developer, Consultant
Location:Reading, UK
When: Nov 2004 - Jun 2006

My Role:
Employed as a contractor my initial task was to develop, maintain and manage the European Group Intranet. The group consists of three European divisions, the UK, France and Portugal. The contract was initially for 6 months but has been extended 3 times with 6-month periods. I managed to persuade the management to let me build a SQL Server database, that would sit behind the web application and store data on employees, projects expense codes, budgets etc. The role has been very rewarding for me as I have been able to apply new technologies namely ‘Wiki’ to the intranet development. Using this Content Management Tool users were able to update content easily. Any data would be stored in the SQL Server data store.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET, Javascript, SQL Server 2000, MS Access, HTML, Adobe Photoshop CS

Kingsbury Shaw Ltd



KingsburyShaw are a web consultancy specialising in building web applications, web sites and digital solutions for the businesses and the tourism industry.


Position: Senior Web Developer
Location:Cornwall, UK
When: May 2002 - Oct 2004

My Role:
Based in Cornwall UK, my main task was to develop intranet/extranet applications and database driven web site applications for the company. One of my main tasks was building an intranet for the government organisations in cornwall. The application stored data on government projects and funding from the European government. I wrote the application using ASP with SQL Server backend. I also built an intranet for the arts council in London.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, Javascript, SQL Server, MS Access, Crystal Reports, HTML, Adobe Photoshop

SkiFrance Ltd



SkiFrance is a company, which deal in catered chalet holidays.


Position: Senior Web Developer
Location:Meribel, France
When: Nov 2001 - May 2002

My Role:
Based in France, my main task was to develop an e commerce site for the company. The site was 65% complete when I took on the contract, and my task was to turn it into a commercially usable ecommerce site. Once it was developed I had to maintain it, and build on certain facilities to the site, to make it more user friendly. The site sold lift passes, ski equipment etc for ski resorts all over the French alps, and my task was to provide a site which would not only be user friendly, but be a commercial tool for the company. The site was launched in December, and has made 80K worth of sales in 3 months. The site was written in ASP, with an MS Access backend.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, Javascript, MS Access, Crystal Reports, HTML, Adobe Photoshop 6

Stralfors



Stralfors is a company dealing in information data transfer.


Position: Software Developer
Location:Cornwall, UK
When: May 2001 – Nov 2001

My Role:
One of my main tasks was to implement a Bar coding Scanner System which would manage the issuing of British Telecom stock from the warehouse. I had to write an application for the scanner which would grab data from a Bar Code then download it into a text file. I then wrote a VB COM object, which, would grab the data and throw it into SQL Server. The company were so pleased with the system that I implemented a similar version in another area of the company. My other tasks were to write a web based project management system in ASP, with SQL Server backend, which logged employee’s work to certain projects. I then used Crystal Reports to reflect the budgeting of the projects. My other task was to write a web based Human Resources Management system which enabled the HR Director to have all documents and schedules available on the Stralfors Intranet.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, Javascript, SQL Server 7, Crystal Reports, HTML, Visual Basic 6, PowerGen.

RedHotChilli Ltd



RedHotChilli is a digital solutions company specializing in digital software.


Position: Web Developer
Location:Cornwall, UK
When: May 2001 – Nov 2001

My Role:
One of my main tasks was to build an Intranet for the company using ASP and COM with a SQL Server database. This ran the internal workings of the company, from the storage of clients and employee details, to the running of production, helpdesk, new business leads, booking meeting rooms and creating new projects etc. I also had to build client ecommerce sites on NT Server using Active Server Pages, with a SQL Server 7 database, which I have had to design as part of the software lifecycle development. I was also designing and coding backoffice applications in Visual Basic 6.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, Javascript, SQL Server 7, Crystal Reports, HTML, Visual Basic 6.

WorldSport Ltd



WorldSport.com are a supplier of sports information


Position: Web Developer
Location:Cornwall, UK
When: May 2001 – Nov 2001

My Role:
To maintain and develop the internet site for a sports company who are based in Fulham, London. The position incorporated the use of Javascript, HTML, ASP and the development of Vignette story server.

Technical Tools/Environment:
Classic ASP, Javascript, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, MS Access, Vignette story server.

 Interests and Hobbies 

Most sports, especially playing and watching Football and surfing. I enjoy playing guitar, Photography, Music, Computers, Socialising with friends, and meeting new people.

 References 

Name, Company
Email
Steve Parkinson, CEO Sentinel Active Ltd
Richard Callow, Director KingburyShaw Ltd
Adrian Bartlett, Contractor RedHotChilli.com
steve.parkinson@sentinelactive.co.uk
rcallow@kingsburyshaw.co.uk
adrian_bartlett@yahoo.com