Date Created: Mon 28-Feb-2011

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Curriculum Vitae - Steven Charles Robinson -Freelance Oracle WebLogic Consultant

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Date of Birth: 07/06/1971
Availability: Immediately
Location: United Kingdom


· IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment V6.0
· IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment V6.1
· Principle Certified Lotus Professional – Lotus Notes / Domino, Administration & Development.
· Certified Lotus Instructor – Lotus Notes / Domino, Administration & Development.
· Microsoft Certified Professional - C# .NET Web Applications & C# .NET XML Web Services & Server Components
· > 15 years Industry experience in Middleware, Programming, Networks and Internet Technologies.
· Experienced in on-site Consultant/Administrator with various International Companies


My best qualities are communication written and oral and the ability to think on my feet. There is no such word as can’t. There is always a solution to a problem; communication is the key to success. Project management is about the ability to inform the appropriate stakeholders using communication feed-back loops.

Skills Management (Team, Project, Business, People), Middleware (IBM WebSphere and Oracle WebLogic) Development (C, C++, C#.NET, VB.NET, ASP, Java, Lotus Notes, Scripting, Linux, HTML), Architecture (Information, Technical, Application, Project), Security (Internet, Application Development), Administration (Management, Systems, Hardware, Networks)

Clients IBM, Vodafone, Chubb Insurance, Philips Corporate, AXA, NZI, Royal & Sun Alliance, NZ Telecom, Price Water House Coopers, Lotus Development Corporation, Unilever, CGU, Norwich Union, Auckland Savings Bank (Bank Direct), St Regis Paper Company, Connectel Limited, Home Office, Ministry Of Justice, Chubb Insurance. BSKYB. Ve Interactive Ltd, Milestone Group Plc, Appian Corp, Flight Register


2011 Consultancy (for my clients)

· WebLogic 10.3.x & JBoss 5.1.x product packaging, support and JEE debug/testing (US Client)
· Mobile Workforce application provisioning and integration design/implementation (UK Client)
· WebSphere 6.1-7.0 migration planning (US Client)
· WebSphere MQ development (UK Client)
· WebSphere AIX training material development (US Client)

UK: Oct 2009– Oct 2010 Ve Interactive Ltd - Contract CTO

· Senior Architect for Systems Design and Architecture
· Oracle WebLogic 10/WebSphere 7/Linux/Apache/IIS/.NET 3.5
· Java 1.6 / apache CXF/Apache Axis 2/JavaScript
· Hosting/Facility design
· Web-site and web-systems architecture
· Management of Development and Admin teams
· Contract negotiations, H/W & S/W procurement
· Security/Backups

Technical Skills Practised

JEE, Java, JSP, RAD 7.0, Eclipse 3.x,Websphere 7.x,JMS, Jython,shell script, Linux RedHat/CentOS, Ant, Maven, Java 1.5/1.6, ZK Framework, Hibernate, Spring Security, Postfix,Dovecot, Apache 2, iphone and XCode.

UK: Apr 2008– Aug 2009 Lloyds TSB - Consultant for IBM WebSphere

· Senior WebSphere Administrator & Team leader
· Administration and configuration of WebSphere 5.1, 6, & 6.1 on AIX 5.3
· WebSphere Process sever support
· WebSphere Portal support
· WebSphere Message Broker 6 & 6.1 installation, automation and support
· Configuration of MQ, automation and support
· Developed Java smoke testing tools
· J2EE/JEE application debugging i.e. Chordiant, FileNet, Reveleus and bespoke SOA/ESB apps
· Unix Shell, ant, JACL/Jython
· WebSphere training for offshore/onshore
· LEAN, process improvement, wiki implementation and project documentation

Technical Skills Practised

J2EE, Java, JSP, RAD 7.0, WebSphere Application Server 5.1, 6, 6.1, WebSphere MQ 6, 6.1, WebSphere Message Broker 6, 6.1, Jython, JACL, Korn Shell, AIX 5.3, Ant, Process Improvement (LEAN), BASAL II, IBM FileNet, Chordiant

UK: October 2007– Current IBM (BSKYB) - Consultant for IBM WebSphere

· Lead specialist for High Availability server build for a green field BSKYB project for a new 2008 product offering.
· Administration / configuration of WebSphere 6 server environments on Solaris 9.
· J2EE application debugging of Chordiant.
· UNIX shell, Ant, JACL/Jython scripting for configuration and deployment.
· Application development using RAD 7.

Technical Skills Practised

J2EE, JSP, RAD 7.0, Solaris 9, WebSphere, JACL, Jython, Oracle 9i, Rational Clear Case, Chordiant, Korn Shell, Sun ONE Directory Server (LDAP),MQ Series, JMS, Site Scope.

UK: June 2007– September 2007 Transputec Computers Plc - Consultant for IBM WebSphere

· Provide consultation support for Various IBM clients
· Administration of both WebSphere and WebLogic server environments.
· Ad hoc scripting and J2EE application debugging.
· UNIX shell, Ant, WSAdmin and WLDeploy scripting.
· Implementation of ITIL 2.0 practices within organisation.

Technical Skills Practised

J2EE, Struts, ITIL, JSP, RAD 7.0, Apache Tomcat 5.5, RedHat 7.2 – 9, RHEL 3.0, SUSE 10, AIX, WebSphere -, WebLogic 7-8.1, JACL, Jython, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i

UK: Sept 2006– May 2007 Chubb Insurance - WebSphere / WebLogic Consultant

· Installation and architecture of 16 IBM WebSphere ND, servers with appropriate clustering and MQ readiness.
· Administration of both WebSphere and WebLogic server environments.
· Introduction of RAD 6.0 and consultation with developers in moving applications from Weblogic into WebSphere. Providing insights on ANT, JBuilder to Eclipse conversion. J2EE standards.
· Designed migration project for moving approx 20 Weblogic servers onto new hardware and move of SOA and corporate applications to WebSphere.
· Management of third party (Infosys, India) to deliver J2EE application launched into WebSphere.
· Hired and trained senior WS / WL Administrator to take over the role.
· Implement change control management for WAS environments, aligning to ITIL and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
· Developed a Domino application for managing/displaying corporate address information.

Technical Skills Practised

J2EE, Struts, JSP, RAD 6.0, Windows 2000/2003, Apache Tomcat 5.5, RedHat 9, AIX, WebSphere -, WebLogic 7-8.1, Perl, JACL, Jython, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i, Vista, Windows 2003, VMWare ESX. ITIL 2.0. Lotus Domino 7.

UK: 2002 Oct – Sept 2006 Arc International - Business Systems Architect
I joined Arc International as a consultant then covered the Business Systems Architect role in charge of all web based systems. Systems included: Intranet, Extranet and Internet sites and severs. I was also responsible for ERP systems and other key non-internet business systems and back-end services.

· Set Infrastructure guidelines for companywide development. Write technical specifications for internal and outsourced development of projects.
· Implement and maintain new applications development architecture that I was then responsible for, which included replacing Lotus Notes / IBM products with Microsoft products.
· ITIL Service Management introduction and planning.
· Develop test cases for external and internal projects.
· Interview and hire candidates for roles within other locations.

Technical Skills Practised

ASP, C, J2EE, UML, J2EE, Struts, JSP, Windows 2000/2003, Apache, RedHat 7.2 -9, VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET, WebSphere 5.1 – 6.0, JACL, Perl, WebLogic 7 – 8.1, PHP, SQL Server 2000, XML / XSLT, JavaScript, HTML, Windows-API.

UK: June 1998 – Oct 2002 Independent Technical Consultant to Various Clients

I operated as an independent Technical Consultant. My projects included administration and architecture & design. Specialising in middleware integration was my initial focus due to my industry experience in C, Java, Lotus notes and WebSphere. Internet technologies also played a big part in my roles for many different clients including: Phillips, IBM, AXA, Lotus Development Corporation, Norwich Union, CGU, Price Water House Coopers and Selfridges.

· Platform & application server administration.
· Consult with client to define requirements and specification for both application and infrastructure projects.
· Work on-site and off-site in a consultation role for projects
· Manage projects and resources covering outsourcing and internal hiring.
· Application Development and Design.
· Create documentation for 3rd parties involved in projects.
· Develop test cases and automated testing/regression, High Level architecture design, Mobile messaging integration.

Technical Skills Practised

C, C++, Lotus Notes & Domino, AIX, Linux, WebSphere 5.1 ,VBA (Excel), VB, SQL, DB2, Oracle, ODBC, XML (XSL, XSLT, DTD), SMS, JAVA 2, Windows-API, Windows 2002, Server, Cisco, ASP.

UK: May 1997 – May 1998 Convergence Limited (NZ)
Founder / Director / Senior Consultant

Roles and Responsibilities

· Technical Lead and code reviewer, Train and hire staff.
· Analyse project specifications and develop technical specifications for the project
· Develop test cases, usability requirements.
· Liaise with client and related solution providers to make sure project meets all specifications.

Technical Skills Practised

Lotus Notes & Domino, C, C++, VB, ASP, JAVA, AS400, SQL (DB2)

NZ: March 1996 – April 1997 Contractor to IBM (NZ)
Lotus Notes / C programmer. I worked on NZ’s first virtual bank – BankDirect

NZ: Feb 1993 – April 1996 ACE Training (NZ)
I joined ACE as a trainer. My role was to train all variants of desktop products. I qualified as an IBM Lotus Notes certified professional (PCLP) and certified IBM Certified Lotus instructor (CLI) trainer in Australasia, eventually becoming technical lead for client on-site consultancy.

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Steve Robinson has been working in IT for over 20 years and has provided solutions for many leading brands around the world. Steve specialises in JEE, DevOps and Thought Leadership.

In January 2013, I was awarded the prestigous 'IBM Champion' accolade.

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