Projects Undertaken while at Syntek/BISS/Wang


Windows NT
Microsoft Internet Information Server
Active Server Pages
JavaScript
VB-Script
SQL Server
X.25
C



Design authority responsible for an Intranet development to display telephone call statistics on custom secure Web pages, based on call data received via X.25 links from System X telephone exchanges.


Consultancy
Windows NT
Microsoft SMS



Technical Consultant on a project to provide a networked office automation and electronic mail solution for use on board naval vessels.


Team Leader
Technical Design Authority
VAX/VMS
TCP/IP



Team Leader in charge of the Design for the addition of a Subscriber Management System to the central equipment software for a mobile telephone system.


Consultancy
Client Liaison
Windows NT
Microsoft SMS



Assigned as a consultant to a major pharmaceutical manufacturer to assist in the design and implementation of a trial Microsoft System Management Server installation.


Windows NT
Visual C++
Microsoft Foundation Classes
Windows Networking API



Developed a standalone utility to display the object security access rights on a Microsoft NT network.


Technical Design Authority
Team Leader
Windows for Workgroups
Microsoft Mail & MAPI
Visual Basic



Team leader and design authority for the development of a Microsoft electronic form, to allow rejected financial requests to be tracked. Development was in Microsoft Visual Basic, using the Mail Applications Programming Interface.


Team leader
Client liaison
Supplier liaison
Windows NT
Multimedia
Windows for Workgroups
TCP/IP
X.25



Technical consultant integrating a third party car sales application. Car dealerships used a network of client PC's running Microsoft Windows for Workgroups, accessing a Windows NT based server via TCP/IP. The Server maintained a database of the available models of car, along with all customer details. Client PC's with Multimedia capabilities enabled video clips of cars to be shown to customers. Communication to the manufacturer's central computer was via an X.25 network.


Project Management
Technical Design Authority
Yourdon Structured Design
VAX/VMS, C
X.25



Project manager, responsible for a team of six people, developing enhancements to the central equipment software for a mobile telephone system. Modifications reduced the amount of data to be transferred between central equipment and the base stations, and improved the portability of the software ready for transfer from the VAX/VMS environment to other platforms.


Project Management
Technical Design Authority
Yourdon Structured Design
OS/2, IBM C-Set
Intel BITBUS interface



Manager of a project developing software to control power supplies in a mass spectrometer.


Technical Design Authority
Test Specifications
Yourdon Structured Design
VAX/VMS
C



Member of a team working on modifications to the central equipment software for a mobile telephone system. Acted as design authority for enhancements to the handset registration facility. Also responsible for defining acceptance tests for this area of the system.


Team Leadership
System Design
Test Specifications
VAX/VMS
C



Leader of a team of three producing a test harness for the software in a new generation of public payphone. The harness emulated a subset of the Toshiba TR90 real-time operating system. Responsible for system design, coding and testing of the TR90 emulation routines, system integration and testing.


Team Leadership
Test Specifications
VAX/VMS
C



Leader of a two man team extending the management system for public payphones to allow it to be used with a different type of telephone. Responsible for the design of the overall system, coding and testing.


Yourdon Structured Design
VAX/VMS
C



Member of a large team developing the software to provide call authorisation and data collection for a mobile telephone system. The software was designed using Yourdon methodology and written in C on a VAX cluster running VMS.


SunOS
VxWorks
Object Oriented Design
68000
ADA
C



One of a team developing remote procedure call software for a networked application running on Sun SPARCstations under SunOS and on 68000 computers under VxWorks. The software was designed using OOD methodology and implemented in ADA and C using cross-compilers running on the Sun workstations.


Microsoft Windows
C++



Assigned as MS-Windows consultant to a client developing software for configuring their coin recognition and validation mechanisms.


Microsoft Windows
C



Assigned to a team responsible for design and development of a PC based programmer for industrial Programmable Logic Controllers. The system ran under Microsoft Windows 3. Development was on an 80386-based PC using Microsoft C and the Windows Software Development Kit.


Microsoft Windows
Pascal



One of a small team implementing the software for an in-orbit satellite testing system. The system controlled test instruments at the ground station, read the results and displayed them in table or graphical form. The system was written in Pascal running under Microsoft Windows 386.


OS/9
68000
6809
Sculptor 4GL
C



Member of a team producing software for a manufacturer of Electronic Point of Sale Systems. Particular applications included a stock control system for licensed houses, and a complete restaurant management system. The target equipment consisted of a central 68000-based micro running OS/9, networked to intelligent point-of-sale terminals based on the 6809 processor, also running OS/9. Software development was in the Sculptor 4GL, and in C.


UNIX System V
FlexOS
80386
C



Member of a large team developing a networked counter automation system. Responsible for design and implementation of peripheral handling routines. All development was in C on a 68000-based minicomputer running UNIX System V, targeted at a network of 80386-based micros running the Digital Research FlexOS operating system.


DOS
Concurrent DOS
C
IBM PC



Member of a team enhancing and supporting a personal computer based telephone call logging system for small to medium private branch exchanges. The system was developed on IBM PC compatibles using Microsoft C running under MS-DOS. The system ran under Digital Research Concurrent PC-DOS to allow for simultaneous real time call logging and report generation.


6303 assembler
C
Digital hardware design



One of a two man team developing a telemetry system for monitoring communications equipment. Hardware was designed using the Hitachi 6303YP CMOS microcontroller. The software was written in C and 6303-macro assembler.


Burroughs B20
BTOS
Pascal



Member of a team developing a traffic-reconciliation package for a major banking communications network. The system ran on a Burroughs B20, and was written in PASCAL.


VersaDOS
68000
Pascal



Implemented enhancements to a telegraphic testkey package for a major commercial message switch. The system was developed in PASCAL and 68000 assembler running under Motorola VersaDOS.


Burroughs B20
BTOS
Pascal



Member of a team enhancing a telegraphic testkey package produced for a major supplier of international financial communications services. Programming was in PASCAL on the Burroughs B20 running under BTOS.


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