Richard Fletcher, Software Developer in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Richard Fletcher

Software Developer in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Member since October 5, 2011
Richard is a software developer and architect with a wide range of skills across the Microsoft development stack. With a proven track record of working on and leading enterprise level projects, he's able to work under strict deadlines and complex business requirements.
Richard is now available for hire


  • Toptal
    ASP.NET, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • VisionWare, Ltd.
    ASP.NET, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • VisionWare, Ltd.
    ASP.NET, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, C#



Glasgow, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Git, Visual Studio

The most amazing... I've created is an interactive, animated data visualization suite.


  • Freelance Software Developer/Consultant

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Worked with various clients to achieve their specific needs.
    • Performed team leadership responsibilities where required to ensure development plan is executed.
    • Increased the performance of client applications through database tuning and optimization.
    • Worked with clients to define and document application required.
    • Delivered high quality software, meeting client timeframes.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • Head of Product Development

    2015 - 2016
    VisionWare, Ltd.
    • Owned the platform architecture and execution of the platform engineering schedule.
    • Recruited the team and facilitated its growth and development.
    • Maintained the engineering schedule through collaboration with the business and executives.
    • Continued development of the product.
    • Ensured that the correct processes were in place to ensure continued quality improvement.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • Solution Architect

    2012 - 2015
    VisionWare, Ltd.
    • Led the re-architecture of an existing software platform.
    • Led the re-development of an existing software platform through an uptake of new architecture and database technologies.
    • Increased product quality through implementation of unit, integration, and system testing.
    • Increased product performance by two orders of magnitude.
    • Worked with VIP clients to meet specific and demanding needs.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • Senior Developer

    2011 - 2012
    VisionWare, Ltd.
    • Led the continued development of existing MDM offering as a senior team member.
    • Developed a custom, interactive data visualization suite.
    • Worked with consulting teams to improve deployment of the product.
    • Developed additional standards compliant integrations to the product.
    • Increased performance of the product via relational database optimization.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • Software Developer

    2010 - 2011
    Optical Express
    • Designed and developed Electronic Medical Records sofware for nationwide opticians.
    • Created a company Business Intelligence solution.
    • Maintained and updated legacy medical records systems.
    • Maintained and updated stock management systems.
    • Liaised with business units to capture requirements and design solutions.
    Technologies: SSRS, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SSAS, ASP.NET, WinForms, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), SQL, C#
  • Analyst, Developer

    2005 - 2010
    Eden Springs UK, Ltd.
    • Managed the design and implementation of a new software system in ASP.NET. The system was initially for Sales CRM / prospecting but due to the success of the project, was expanded to also include Purchase Ordering, Online Invoice Payments, and Warehousing.
    • Designed and developed a Business Intelligence solution in SSRS/SSAS/SSIS.
    • Developed an ASP.NET web application for sales/customer services.
    • Created aGPS tracking system to track delivery drivers via their handheld devices. The data is synchronized to our local servers via a web service and is then plotted on a map and overlaid with the geo-coded deliveries from the same day. This will allow the operations department to identify cost saving measures that can be taken to further optimize company routing.
    • Designed and developed company intranet in Microsoft SharePoint 2007.
    Technologies: Windows Communication Framework (WCF), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SSRS, SSAS, SQL, ASP.NET, WinForms, C#


  • Sports Data Platofrm (Development)

    A sports data platform for use by professional and college US sports teams. I handled overall platform architecture as well as the more demanding development tasks, ensuring performance and accuracy standards were met.

  • Insurance Platform (Development)

    Development of a state of the art insurance platform to disrupt the insurance industry. Developed across the full stack from front-end to database and was responsible for overall platform architecture, ensuring legal compliance and delivery to tight deadlines.

  • Master Data Management (Development)

    Led the development of a best in class (performance) MDM/Single View platform. During the time working on the product, I increased performance by two orders of magnitude while increasing quality and accuracy.

    Performance increase was in part due to switching to MongoDB as a data store and part through leveraging TPL/Dataflow as part of the ingestion process.

  • Messaging Bus (Development)

    Built a custom, TCP message bus on top of TPL/Dataflow. The message bus supported both REQ/RES and PUB/SUB patterns. High levels of performance optimization were conducted through deep learning of TPL, garbage collection, and other core network features.

  • Data Visualization (Development)

    Developed an animated data visualization software to sit on top of any relational SQL database or SSAS OLAP cube and present data to the user in a manner that facilitates data mining and discovering relationships between seemingly unrelated entities.

  • Electronic Medical Records (Development)

    Eye test software for a national optician. Work involved liaising with business units to capture requirements and scoping out own work and my teams work. Worked with complex deadlines to deliver the solution.

  • Company-wide Data Warehouse/OLAP Solution (Development)

    Completed multiple data warehouse solutions to consolidate data from multiple sources into a single view of a business. Completed work in SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS.

  • Delivery Driver GPS Tracking (Development)

    Tracks delivery drivers across multiple routes. Analyzes routes taken and compares for inefficiencies, providing possible re-routing.


  • Languages

    HTML, CSS, T-SQL, SQL, C#, HTML5, XAML, SCSS, TypeScript 2, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    IdentityServer 4, ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET Core 2, ASP.NET MVC 4, .NET, .NET Core, ASP.NET MVC 5, ASP.NET MVC 6, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET MVC 3, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Entity, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET, MVVM Light Toolkit, ASP.NET Web API, Silverlight, SmartClient, Entity Framework Core
  • Libraries/APIs

    TPL, Task Parallel Library (TPL), LINQ, WinForms
  • Tools

    Visual Studio 2012, Notepad++, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Expression Blend, Microsoft Expression Blend, TFS, LINQ to SQL, SQL Management Studio, Visual Studio, Docker Compose, Docker Hub, Webpack 2, Docker Swarm, Webpack, SSAS, SSRS, Git, ELK (Elastic Stack), Elastic, Logstash, Kibana
  • Paradigms

    SOLID Principles, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Scrum, Agile Software Development, Model View Controller (MVC), OLAP
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio 2016, Visual Studio 2017, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 7, Windows, Docker, Azure, Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile
  • Storage

    SQL Server 2012, Database Performance, SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Management Studio, MongoDB, Azure Blobs, Azure Queues, Azure SQL, SQL Azure, Azure Tables, Azure Cache
  • Other

    Identity Server, MCTS, MCITP, Container Orchestration, Containers, Data Warehousing, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

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