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20 January 2003
Sam Cronin

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Samuel David Cronin


I have a solid background in object-oriented design using UML (expert in Rational Rose), design patterns, and J2EE development including EJBs, jsp/servlets, and JMS on Weblogic and other application servers. A significant part of almost all my work involves XML, and I am experienced in DTDs, XML Schema, XPath, XSLT, and developing using both SAX and DOM. I have been responsible for creating build strategies using ANT and test strategies using JUnit. I have been involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle from establishing needs to acceptance of the completed system, and my roles have varied from software engineer to application designer to team leader.

March 2000 - January 2003 Rubus (UK) Ltd. London, England
Multi Agent Application:
Business development
MagentA is a multi-agent application that resulted from Russian academic research, the aim of which was to apply artificial intelligence to real-world business problems. My role was to facilitate the development of MagentA to solve an existing clients business problem by liasing closely with the Russian developers of MagentA and the European insurer Aon.
MagentA (multi-agent software).
Insurance Brokering System:
Technical Testing and Team Management
Led the final integration testing and UAT of an insurance contract management system for one of the World's largest Insurance Brokerage companies.
Test Director, Java, IBM Websphere, and Oracle.
Swaps Exchange Platform:
Technical Design and Development
Developed Europe's first online trading system for interest rate swaps (IRS) and their derivatives for direct inter-bank dealing and dealing via brokers with real-time prices. From the start of the project I was responsible for building a J2EE compliant system prototype using Weblogic 6 server architecture, enabling comparisons between the performances of two leading object databases using Oracle as the benchmark. During implementation I designed, developed and tested several mission critical systems such as order management, market prices, order books, and the back-end to GUI mapping layer.
UML, Java, JMS, EJB, Weblogic 6, XML, JSP, JUnit, ANT, Oracle, Versant enJin, Object Design Javlin, and Altio Live.
Various Sales Bids:
Technology Consultant
Participated in background research and analysis work for several client bids. Designed and developed several prototype technologies to assist in the integration of document and web content management systems.
Interwoven, XML, XSLT, VBA, Java.
XML Website Development:
Technical Design and Development
Re-development of company website to an XML/XSLT content driven architecture.
UML, Java, Swing GUI Development, XML, XSLT, SAX/DOM and HTML.
February 1999 - March 2000 Cap Gemini Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Various MS Developments:
Analyst, Technical Design and Database Developer
Following my assessment of the operational issues and scalability of the existing database systems, and given a growing list of new requirements by the client, I designed, developed and implemented replacement systems using Microsoft Access.
Visual Basic for Applications, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word.
Retail Mainframe:
Analyst, Technical Design, and Program Developer
Granada Rentals
Prepared the client's mainframe system for Y2K, and the development of additional programs to cater for new requirements.
November 1998 - January 1999 FH Group IT Consultancy IT Consultant
February 1998 - October 1998 Time out travelling
August 1997 - January 1998 Abbey National IT Support
Expert in:
Java 2, J2EE, Swing, XML, UML (Rational Rose), ANT
Competent in:
BEA Weblogic 6, servlets, JSP, XSL, DTD, Java Patterns, Database design, SQL
Exposure to:
Unix, VBA, Object databases (enJin, Javlin), AI, genetics and molecular biology laboratory methods
September 1996 - July 1997 MRes Mol. Biology and Genetics University of Manchester
September 1993 - July 1996 BSc (Hons) Biology (2.1) University of Surrey
September 1989 - July 1991 A Level Maths, Physics, English Sir Frank Markham College

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