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Richard Fletcher

Richard Fletcher

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
Portfolio
  • Toptal
    C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET
  • VisionWare, Ltd.
    C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET
  • VisionWare, Ltd.
    C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET
Experience
  • C#, 13 years
  • SQL, 13 years
  • ASP.NET, 13 years
  • Database Performance, 13 years
  • T-SQL, 13 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 10 years
  • WPF, 7 years
  • MongoDB, 5 years
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio, Rider, Git, VSTS
The most amazing...
...software I've created is an interactive, animated data visualization suite.
Employment
  • Freelance Software Developer/Consultant
    2015 - PRESENT
    Toptal
    • 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: C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET
  • 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: C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET
  • 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: C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET
  • 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: C#, SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, ASP.NET
  • 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: C#, SQL, WCF, WinForms, ASP.NET, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS
  • 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: C#, WinForms, ASP.Net, SQL, SSAS, SSRS, SSIS, WCF
Experience
  • 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.

Skills
  • Languages
    SQL, XAML, C#, HTML5, HTML, CSS, T-SQL, SCSS, TypeScript 2, TypeScript
  • Frameworks
    Windows Communication Framework (WCF), ASP.NET Web Forms, Entity, Silverlight, ASP.NET Web API, MVVM Light Toolkit, ASP.NET, WPF, ASP.NET Core 2, ASP.NET Core, IdentityServer 4, ASP.NET MVC 3, ASP.NET MVC 4, .NET, .NET Core, ASP.NET MVC 5, ASP.NET MVC 6, ASP.NET MVC, SmartClient, Entity Core
  • Libraries/APIs
    WinForms, Entity Framework, Task Parallel Library (TPL), TPL, LINQ
  • Tools
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SQL Management Studio, LINQ to SQL, TFS, Microsoft Expression Blend, Expression Blend, Visual Studio 2012, Notepad++, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015, Docker Swarm, Webpack 2, Docker Hub, Docker Compose, Webpack, Logstash, Kibana, Elastic, ELK (Elastic Stack)
  • Paradigms
    Model View Controller (MVC), Agile Software Development, Scrum, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SOLID Principles, OLAP
  • Platforms
    Windows 9x, Windows, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, Visual Studio 2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Visual Studio 2017, Docker, Azure, Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone
  • Storage
    SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), MongoDB, SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server 2012, Database Performance, SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL, SQL Azure, Azure Cache, Azure Tables, Azure Blobs, Azure Queues
  • Other
    Identity Server, MCTS, MCITP, Container Orchestration, Containers, Data Warehouse
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