Andre e. Pageot, BEng (Hons) Mech

Personal Profile

Leader by example…pragmatic development and
infrastructure solutions…vision and foresight to drive technical success

Needs focused, commercially astute and innovative Senior Technical Analyst and ASP.Net Developer with a verifiable track record of driving
solution development, delivery and support—expertise gained from 11+ years’
dedication to cutting edge, technology driven organisations, including
positions with Swisscanto funds centre
, Fujitsu Siemens Business
and Low Carbon Economy
Versatile trouble-shooter, adept at closing the gap between
business requirements and new technology with optimum, cost controlled plans, practical
direction and intuitive improvisation. Ideally positioned to leverage technical
talents, team empowerment capabilities and zero tolerance for downtime into a
role for a global services organisation seeking to maximise IT performance, quality and efficiency—critical areas to
sustaining business reputations.

~ Open to international relocation and travel. ~

Project & Technical Skills

§ Technical Acumen: Tapped into the cutting edge of technology, especially clean technology
arenas. Emphasise quality driven end-to-end development; expert at migrating
legacy systems to .NET technology stacks and enhancing the platform after
migration with the design and implementation of testable, achievable coding
standards. Align user requirements with solutions release, reducing development
and support costs whilst increasing user satisfaction.

§ Core Skills and Operating Systems: Visual Studio, Microsoft .NET, VB.NET, ASP.NE,
Microsoft SQL Server, LinqtoSQL, Linq to Entity Framework 4, Linq, JavaScript,
AJAX, HTML, XHTML, jQuery, Web Services, XML, SOAP, XSLT, XPath, Microsoft SQL
Server Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Windows
Server, Exchange Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4, Forefront TMG, formerly ISA
Server, Server Virtualisation (VMWare, MS hyper v).

§ Business Analysis & User Specifications: ’Hard wired’ for results-focused brainstorming,
excel at learning and understanding systems and business requirements quickly
to develop a standardised technical roadmap, taking into account risks and
support to ensure better, faster and higher quality infrastructure. Possess a
commanding track record of anticipating and meeting end user needs.

§ Troubleshooting & Project Management: Deliver strong technical frameworks against
demanding timelines. Implement agreed standards of how to drill down into the
application being tested, what level of risk is thus assessed and defined. Work
from a requirements traceability matrix, giving clarity to development teams in
the level of quality required at all times. Innate ability to quickly pinpoint
root causes that others miss—the key to optimum efficiency, business continuity
and risk management.

Personal & Management Skills

§ Strategy & Planning: Use strategic forecasting to define future needs
early and secure resources to adapt and re-engineer accordingly, continually
future-proofing technology solutions.
Possess a commanding track record of anticipating and meeting future
user demand and providing architecture, bandwidths and storage to position
against user needs.

§ Leadership: Front line team leader, adept at rallying technical development teams into high gear
when delivering a solution and maintenance for global user groups; focused on
building upward trends in employee engagement and performance through training
and team empowerment. Proactive approach to representing software engineering
best practices, emphasising knowledge sharing to drive team performance.

§ Change Management: Highly effective as technical lead, executing
highly complex and successful transformation; delivering on promises with
resilience, reliability and a structured approach to pre-defined business
models. Adept at influencing positive change through previous sales and
marketing experience.

§ Stakeholder Management: Trouble shooter
and solutions driver, focused on technology leadership and accustomed to
working extensively on the stakeholder side; manage diversified
expectations and dependencies, mitigate risks and develop strategies that
guarantee the highest standards in customer critical environments.

§ Communication:
Consummate people person with outstanding communications skills; adept at
multicultural interface with an insight to international business protocol. Ensure
clear and concise translation of complex technical
terminology to non-technical audiences.
Proponent of knowledge transfer, for teams under
personal management as well as the global IT community via personal blog.

Career Highlights

Swisscanto Funds Centre Limited Head of Design, Development & Support

December 2011 – Present (2yr) London, United Kingdom

Swisscanto UK Ltd is in the top 10 companies with
the highest transaction throughput of Swift 502, 515 and 509 messages in the
world, transacting in excess of CHF 33 Billion a month with assets in excess of
CHF 50 billion.

As head of software design and support I am charged with the migration of
existing deprecated systems to modern supported platforms and consolidating all
internal software systems into a single solution using Microsoft technologies.

Thus far we have achieved

· Completed Swift MT 15022 to MX 20022 parser
written in .NET to convert MT 502, 515 and 509 messages to their corresponding
MX 20022 equivalents and visa versa resulting in a cost saving of £120,000 and
ongoing transaction savings as per the SWIFT implementation of MX 20022.

· Designed and built an additional web based portal
including features added to the order management system for stake holders to
run reports on movements into and out of funds held within their portfolios

· Reverse engineered and migrated a multi-tiered
multi-disciplined web based funds order management solution to latest MS
Software editions, implementing a custom security model and policies to meet
PCI compliance.

· Lead the migration of all internal developed
applications, including Executions, custody and corporate actions, accounting,
reconciliations and cash payments; onto the latest Microsoft server versions,
including Vb6 and Java oracle based applications. This involves migrating: many
critical business databases from SQL 2000 sitting on Windows Server 2000 to SQL
2008 R2 sitting on Windows Server 2008 R2 in parallel designing security
policies, DR plan and central documentation store; approximately 110 DTS
packages of various complexity (Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Data transformation
packages) into SQL Server 2008 Integration Services SSIS; and around 90 crystal
reports into SQL Server 2008 reporting services SSRS.

· Designed, installed and configured fresh ALM
environment using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 as the primary Integrated
Development Environment (IDE) and Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) as the
source control repository, team collaboration, project management and reporting
portal, utilising both Agile and Scrum methodologies.

· Continued active role in IT staff training covering
focused aspects of development and support roles.

· Further achievements include implementing new IT
security policies built upon Microsoft Windows authentication; influencing
network topology and configuration; writing installation, backup and disaster
recovery manuals; analysing business system processes and compiling detailed

(SEC Industrial Battery Ltd, Fuel Cell Markets Ltd)

The Low Carbon Economy,
founded in October 2006, is a FREE platform designed to facilitate the
transition to a low carbon economy by connecting people and businesses with
relevant information, solutions and opportunities.

Aug 2007–Dec 2011: IT Director

Recruited by managing director (MD) of this continuous research and
development project with remit to create from scratch an IT and
telecommunications (Telco) infrastructure for a web based platform, overseeing
all systems installations. Transformed the development agenda to
Agile (SCRUM) environment by defining a .NET
build and implementation process, leading, training and mentoring
3 member team.

§ Migrated out-dated legacy systems to newest hardware and Microsoft applications (backup, disaster
recovery, virus protection, software update services, network security, remote
access, remote services).

§ Implemented bonded ADSL and blackberry enterprise server professional across all business

§ Delivered notable cost savings by negotiating purchase and support contract for
telephone support with third party vendor.

§ Realised ca. £16k+ savings by registering the organisation as Microsoft partners
on the BizSpark programme.

§ Restored group wide customer relationship management (CRM) across 3 companies by
incorporating Dynamics CRM 4 into online e-commerce site.

§ Designed self-supporting online platform to help green technology businesses and consumers with the following key on-going
development efforts:

ü Delivered north of £200k net profit
within 2 years with the creation of bespoke pay-per-click (PPC) system
(used as a statistics only engine)
prior to leadership decision to go non-profit.

ü Fuelled platform growth 50% (calculated by member registrations
and new content) with the introduction
of a
Google style search engine
(based on global familiarity and popularity) into clean technology sector.

ü Cut tens of thousands on annual payroll costs,
creating new credit card storage and
automated billing system
for the online platform, from registration through
to monthly billing.

ü Other development efforts span: human/robot traffic detection,
MSSRS reporting on revenue streams from e-commerce website; enterprise level
email messaging system, tailored roles-based content management mechanisms used
widely across the website, end-to-end error detection and reporting,
intelligent environment detection.

FUJITSU SIEMENS BUSINESS SERVICES (formerly Siemens Business Services)

Oct 2005–Aug
2007: Senior ASP.NET Developer/Team Leader

Initially hired as .NET
specialist, challenged to transfer several mission critical databases into new
hardware stack at another onsite location. Having successfully averted
potential revenue loss due to system downtime, quickly entrusted to manage more
complex projects with increased responsibility and leadership, managing an 8
member development team.

§ Influenced core infrastructure design as key member of migration team during Fujitsu’s
acquisition of Siemens Business Services,
functioning subject matter
expert; migrated and integrated 300 user accounts, mailboxes, databases and
software to new head office as part of 3 tier email system.

§ Spearheaded full scale legacy system migration of work order management system (WOMS)
from planned stages to authoring a best practice migration manual to simplify
the user journey; delivered migration 2 hours ahead of time with zero faults.

§ Enabled company to secure a multi-million pound contract with a leading UK bank by
finishing a development project within 6 short months; as lead designer, produced
an automated, Windows based application for order processing and another multi-threaded
service solution that monitors mailboxes for client orders.

Dec 2002–Oct 2005: Head of Systems & Technology, VARIOUS COMPANIES

Retained by former MD at Mentor Direct Marketing
(upon company liquidation) to project manage a myriad of greenfield projects
involving technology and Telco management for 3 of his other businesses.

§ Personally designed and deployed group wide IT and Telco infrastructures, installing and
configuring networks, software as well as migrating legacy data to new platform

§ Developed and launched an online greenfield recruitment website with
caching database tier and content management capabilities.

§ Orchestrated complete office migration, replete with new hardware implementations,
software updates, network security, backup capabilities and disaster recovery

2001–2002: Mentor Direct Marketing LTD

Call centre operation offering telemarketing services to various businesses
with teams of up to 8 people telephoning targeted companies in the interests of
promoting client business.

Jan 2002–Oct 2002: Applications Developer

Promoted after only 3 months to lead the software engineering team on campaign call flow development projects based on keen technical and business

§ Previous to any existing industry software capabilities, pioneered failover broadband connectivity and developed an automated windows update batch via
specific user login to ensure network security.

§ Prevented thousands of pounds in lost revenue due to operational downtime by
writing a company database recover solution that automatically detected
database corruption before an impending crash occurred.

Nov 2001–Jan 2002: Telemarketer

Hired to expand the client base via aggressive telephone
lead qualifying whilst promoting business services. Earned reputation as one of the highest lead generators on
various technical marketing campaigns.

Aug 2000–Feb 2001: Software Developer, GLOBE ENERGY

specialises in industrial space heating, developing industry revolutionising
designs and techniques.

Acquired full development lifecycle exposure during final year university dissertation/project
holding full accountability for application design, development, roll out and user

§ Reduced fuel costs 70% for client and delivered highest customer accolades by designing and benchmarking real time
software and temperature heating control system. Facilitated training for
heating control user groups.

Aug 1999–Aug 2000: Work Placement Year, BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA), Weight and Balance Office—Heathrow

Served on a 5 member software
engineering team tasked with outlining and implementing technology solutions to
save on costs and improve efficiency as well as maintain control of empty
weight and centre of gravity for all aircraft.

§ Team saved BA thousands per annum, resolved over fuelling issues and increased
aircraft flight service times
by writing software
(still used today) that enabled ground engineers to precisely calculate fuel
requirements during engine run testing for each aircraft in BA fleet.

§ Collaboratively architected solution that produced
weight & balance certificates for Boeing 737 & 747 fleet.

§ Co-organised rewrite of 737 manual by collaborating with
other internal departments and international aircraft manufacturers,
integrating changes to original publications and converting documents from A4
to A5.

Earlier Career

Gained keen insight to leadership, team building and camaraderie
while serving in Prince of Wales Royal Regiment
as a TA infantry soldier
and marksman, School Lead at Her Majesty’s Horse Guards Parade, School Prefect
and Head of House at boarding school.


§ BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Kingston University (2001)

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