Anne Adams

Anne Adams

London, United Kingdom
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Anne Adams

Anne Adams

London, United Kingdom
Member since July 30, 2015
After building financial trading applications for 8 years as an engineer at Merrill Lynch, Anne has since gone on to found and build LoudUp, a music-based social network that she designed, built, and launched from the ground up. She specializes in .NET technologies and JavaScript.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • C#, 11 years
  • SQL, 10 years
  • ASP.NET Webforms, 10 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 3 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • Facebook API, 2 years
  • JavaScript, 11 years
  • Knockout.js, 1 year
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio, Windows, Team Foundation Server
The most amazing...
...thing I've developed is a web-based foreign exchange trading platform which ended up being used by over 2000 financial advisers globally.
Employment
  • Founder and Web Developer
    LoudUp LTD
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Built the music-based social network from the design phase to the launch.
    • Developed the user interface working together with a designer and designed the database.
    • Developed user registration and login features as well as OAuth integration using Facebook and SoundCloud.
    • Developed integration with various social platforms - Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and Google+, as well as integration with MailChimp for the application mailing list, Mandrill for sending transactional emails, Google for location and map services, BotScout for bot/spam detection, YouTube and Vimeo for videos, MusicBrainz for artist information, and GeoNames for city, state, and country information.
    • Developed an ad serving component allowing adverts to be dynamically added and served based on advert type, user location, user type, and screen size.
    • Developed the music playing functionality using the jPlayer plugin allowing music to be streamed from SoundCloud.
    • Developed the social networking features allowing users to connect to the other users on the platforms, rate songs and videos, post comments, and send private messages. I also developed a discussion forum, a news feed, and a real-time activity feed.
    • Developed location based search functionality allowing users to search for other users based on the distance from their current location using the longitude/latitude data provided by the GeoNames data feed and the geography data type provided by SQL Server.
    • Developed peripheral applications allowing unread notifications to be emailed to the user every evening, sending emails with suggested users for users to connect to, and sending notifications for incomplete profiles.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server 2012, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, OAuth, jPlayer, XML, JSON
  • Web Developer
    WaterStreet Company (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2016
    • Worked to complete the development of a new auto insurance application.
    • Developed the endorsement functionality for making changes to an existing auto insurance policy.
    • Developed the Policy Cancellation and Reinstatement functionality.
    • Developed integrations to external services to allow validation of previous policies.
    • Developed functionality for underwriters to override points applied to policies resulting in a policy premium recalculation. Also worked on implementing the business logic around when points should be applied to a policy.
    • Worked on improving the display of the billing information for the policies so that agents could clearly see the breakdown of premiums and fees, the payments that had been made, and the payments currently due or past due.
    • Developed the action items functionality, enabling action items to be assigned to agents or underwriters, and reviewed and handled using the application.
    • Worked on the functionality for uploading documents, adding memos, and downloading forms.
    • Worked using the Agile methodology with daily stand-ups and weekly sprints.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, Entity Framework, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, KnockoutJS, JavaScript, Underscore.js
  • Software Developer
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    2005 - 2013
    • Created a web-based foreign exchange trading platform for booking live trades using streaming prices, viewing trade blotters, and real-time profit/loss calculations.
    • Created various peripheral applications and services to support the main application, carrying out functions such as loading customer data from various other bank systems, updating trade statuses based on events in other systems, and producing end of day reports. These were created as console applications which would run as scheduled tasks and windows services.
    • Created a web service API to allow other bank systems to interface with this application. The interface allowed other banks to retrieve rates, book trades, and query information.
    • Developed enhancements to the application such as pre-deal credit checking, 24 hour trading, FX Options (Vanilla and Exotic), Limit Orders, integrating with new pricing sources, and new reporting tools for various teams such as operations, finance, and office managers.
    • Created various reusable components for the team to use to help with functions such as reconciling data, rate calculations, converting between time zones, reading and writing to queues using IBM WebSphere MQ technology, and querying the Active Directory to get user information.
    • Participated in the support rota dealing with Help Desk queries on a weekly basis. This included speaking to traders, financial advisers, and the finance/operations teams about any system related queries or issues they had and investigating and resolving any issues raised.
    • Managed a team of 3 developers - 1 based in London and 2 based offshore.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, AJAX, jQuery, Web Services, Windows Services, MQ, DTS, Visual Basic, FIX, XML, JSON
Experience
  • LoudUp (Development)
    https://www.loudup.com

    Music social network connecting music fans, independent artists, producers, musicians, promoters, and more.

Skills
  • Languages
    C#, HTML, SQL, HTML5, XML, JavaScript, Visual Basic, CSS, Java
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, ASP.NET MVC 3, ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Webforms, ASP.NET MVC 5, ASP.NET Web API, Twitter Bootstrap, Entity Framework 6.0, Entity Framework 5.0, Knockout.js, Json.NET
  • Libraries/APIs
    Facebook API, Mandrill, Google Places API, SoundCloud API, Mandrill API, jQuery, Vimeo API, jQuery UI, Twitter API, Youtube API, Google Maps, Google+ API, MailChimp API, Twitter, Newtonsoft JSON, Amazon Product Advertising API
  • Tools
    Visual Studio.NET, Visual SourceSafe, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2013, SQL Server Management Studio, MailChimp, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, TFS, Facebook Connect, Fiddler, Git
  • Paradigms
    AJAX
  • Storage
    SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008
  • Misc
    CSV, Windows Services, JSON, Vimeo, OAuth2, Social Network Integration, Web Services, RESTful Web Services, FIX Protocol, RDLC+ReportViewer
  • Platforms
    Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, IBM WebSphere, WebSphere MQ, YouTube, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Computing Systems
    City University - London, England
    2003 - 2008
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