Tim Trott

Software Engineer Analyst at RSTO

Location
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Industry
Internet

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Tim Trott's Overview

Current
  • Software Engineer Analyst at RSTO
Past
Education
  • City of Bristol College
  • Norton Radstock College
  • The Grange Community School
Connections

79 connections

Websites

Tim Trott's Summary

A qualified IT professional with almost 15 years of experience building highly effective websites and successfully developing Windows applications for small to medium sized companies in the retail and clothing sectors.

Tim Trott's Skills & Expertise

  1. jQuery
  2. PHP
  3. C#
  4. Web Development
  5. HTML
  6. JavaScript
  7. ASP.NET
  8. E-commerce
  9. CMS
  10. Visual Studio
  11. MySQL
  12. XHTML
  13. Web Applications
  14. Wordpress
  15. phpMyAdmin
  16. Apache
  17. SEO
  18. AJAX
  19. SQL Server
  20. HTML 5
  21. CSS3
  22. Ubuntu
  23. Software Project Management
  24. Software Design
  25. Scrum
  26. Photoshop
  27. User Experience Design
  28. User Interface
  29. MailChimp
  30. Microsoft Office
  31. Microsoft Windows
  32. Linux
  33. Borland Delphi
  34. Computer Hardware
  35. Web Analytics
  36. Google API
  37. OnTime
  38. CSS
  39. Microsoft SQL Server
  40. Software Development

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Tim Trott's Certifications

  • MCAD Microsoft Certified Application Developer

    • Microsoft
    • February 2009
  • MCP Microsoft Certified Professional

    • Microsoft
    • December 2008

Tim Trott's Experience

Software Engineer Analyst

RSTO

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

July 2014Present (3 months)

Contract Web Developer

Blue Max Banner

Privately Held; Myself Only; Textiles industry

February 2012March 2014 (2 years 2 months) Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Working with the IT manager and call centre manager, I designed and built a new sales order entry platform using ASP.Net and C#. The application was required as the existing software was primarily warehouse and inventory management and could not handle the volume and complexity of call centre order entry. The platform I built allowed the sales order entry person to retrieve relevant customer information as well as product and order information from one screen, and also leverages data caching to improve performance. Due to the high quality of my work, my contract was extended several times to deliver additional features as well as working on additional projects including the company’s website and business processes.

Key Achievements:

* Developed new Sales Order Entry application which reduced order entry times from several minutes to around 30 seconds.
* Optimised the existing website content to boost SEO which in turn increased website orders by over 40%
* Created a successful email marketing solution using MailChimp for weekly newsletters and promotional offers.
* Optimised several business processes including data extracts, sales reporting and product information.

Web Developer

Alexandra

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

October 2007January 2012 (4 years 4 months) Bristol, United Kingdom

I successfully designed and built, from scratch, the company’s retail and B2B website along with an iSeries analyst programmer. Between the two of us we devised a way for the ASP.Net C# website to rapidly communicate with the iSeries RPG/ILE backend system and utilise existing business logic and processes. The website was built to be multi language and multi-currency and was able to be skinned so that individual customers could have bespoke version with their own products on offer. This website was highly successful and in use between 2008 and 2012 when Alexandra went into administration.

Key Achievements:

* Building successful retail ecommerce website from scratch
* Building a touchscreen order entry application installed as a kiosk into the fleet of lorries taken to customer sites for wardrobe uniform fitting and orders.
* Developed and maintained company intranet and IT knowledgebase system
* Built application to convert incoming electronic customer orders (XML, CSV, EDI) to a format that can be imported into the iSeries backend software.

iSeries Operations Analyst

Alexandra

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

June 2003October 2007 (4 years 5 months) Bristol, United Kingdom

Working in a shift based team to ensure smooth running of the iSeries servers and providing user support on the IT helpdesk.

Main duties included daily system backups and restorations, hardware servicing and maintenance, running essential nightly batch routines, running and printing reports containing sensitive information, as well as system upgrades. Also responsible for servicing and maintenance of the companies printers and fax machines and leasing with engineers on more complex problems.

Tim Trott's Projects

  • Rapid Sales Order Entry

    • January 2012 to March 2014
    Team Members: Tim Trott

    Due to changes in back office software, Blue Max Banner required a new order entry system to speed up the order entry process. The result is a Rapid Sales Order Entry system which integrates with the existing back office software to provide real-time information on stock levels, pricing, product and customer information, whilst remaining easy to use under the fast paced conditions of a busy call centre.

Tim Trott's Education

F1 Computer Training

MCAD, Microsoft Certified Application Developer (ASP.Net)

20082009

The MCAD certification meets a distinct industry demand for a certification that enables developers to show they can successfully implement functional specifications and build, deploy, and maintain Windows and web applications.

University of Central Lancashire

UC, Astronomy, Cosmology, Astrobiology

20072009

Study of the observational and theoretical aspects of astronomy, including the night sky, telescopes, stars, stellar lifetimes, galaxies, Big Bang theory, elementary particles and the processes that led to the formation of today's galaxies, galaxy clusters and larger-scale structures. The study of astrobiology explored the definitions of life as we currently understand them, our understanding of how life started and evolved in the Universe and the astronomical sites that could support basic life.

Verhoef Training

iSeries 400 Operations

20042004

iSeries (AS400) operations and analysis. Identify, analyse, and initiate corrective actions for system, device, job, application, and authority-related problems. Place PTF orders, load, apply, display, remove, process cumulative PTFs. Organize, copy, and override data base and device files. Create and use journals and journal receivers.

City of Bristol College

HND, Software Engineering

20002002

Plymouth University in partnership with City of Bristol College

Modules studied include Computer Platforms, Networking (Windows NT4), Systems Analysis, Software Techniques, Data Structures and Algorithms, Quality Management, Object Orientated Programming (C++), Systems Software (Real-time systems) and Discrete Mathematics

Norton Radstock College

Business Technology

20002000

Initial qualification for candidates who are already computer literate. It assesses the candidate's ability to use some of the functions of software in current use in business through a set of five OCR-set Integrated Assignments

The Grange Community School

GCSE's & A-Levels

19921998

Information Technology - A
Science - Double B
Mathematics - C
English Language & Literature - Double C
French Language - C
20th Century History - D

Tim Trott's Additional Information

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Interests:

Land Rover Defender, Photography, Astronomy, Cars, Motorbikes, Hiking, Electric Guitar, Martial Arts, Web Design, Exploring, Writing, Gaming

Groups and Associations:

The Royal Photographic Society, British Astronomical Association, Microsoft Certified Professionals, Professional Contractors Group

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