Richard Peter Lewis, Developer in Swansea, United Kingdom
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Richard Peter Lewis

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Software Developer

Swansea, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
November 12, 2014

Richard has twenty years' experience writing software for both commercial (consultancy) clients and for research projects aligned with his current employment as a researcher at Swansea University. He recently completed a PhD in energy metering systems, and is looking for potential avenues to apply a wide variety of skills.


Swansea University
PHP, Java, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), SQL, C++, C#, Embedded C, C...
Twisted Spring Design
C#, PHP, Modbus Protocol, Assembler x86, RISC-V, PCB, Web Services
MyWebEdge, Ltd.
CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C#, PHP, DSP




Preferred Environment

Subversion (SVN), Visual Studio, Eclipse, Windows, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've delivered was a responsive floor that identifies people by the pressure under their feet.

Work Experience

Senior Technology Transfer Fellow

2006 - PRESENT
Swansea University
  • Researched, designed, and developed electronic and electrical systems for power conversion.
  • Created an industrial power metering network connected to a cloud data store.
  • Built an Android application framework to interface directly with medical research equipment.
  • Developed research-grade platforms for data collection and analysis in real time.
  • Programmed web services for distribution of segmented datasets from large 100M+ record databases.
  • Designed and developed a system for the collection of environmental conditions from multiple remote sites using C# client software and web services.
Technologies: PHP, Java, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), SQL, C++, C#, Embedded C, C, Linux

Hardware and Software Engineer

2008 - 2017
Twisted Spring Design
  • Created MS Windows service applications to upload filtered data from MS Office and other documents to PHP-based web services.
Technologies: C#, PHP, Modbus Protocol, Assembler x86, RISC-V, PCB, Web Services

Technical Director

2009 - 2012
MyWebEdge, Ltd.
  • Developed an automated site creation tool for the web development team to produce entire web applications from Subversion repositories of template sites.
  • Built multiple virtualization platforms for hosting of web services within multiple data centers in the USA and Europe.
  • Created front-end JavaScript/AJAX-driven web components for interaction design of clients' products on their public-facing websites.
  • Programmed Windows service applications to extract data from MS Office documents on network file systems and push the data to web services to display stock information on websites.
  • Managed 100+ domains for clients including email, cloud storage, and web services.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, C#, PHP, DSP

Database Systems Developer

2005 - 2005
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
  • Created an application using VBA within MS Access to extract data from multiple corporate intranet websites where direct access to the underlying databases were not available.
  • Built a VBA harness to use COM access to MS Internet Explorer as a dynamic help viewer based on generated HTML from MS Access tables.
  • Performed a full software audit of 4000+ corporate Windows workstations using WMI to extract installed applications.
  • Developed automated schedulers to track movement of portable corporate workstations by using installed client software as a unique identifier.
  • Supported multiple groups within the enterprise to facilitate gathering of licencing requirements for the entire corporate envelope.
Technologies: HTML, COM, WMI, SQL, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
2008 - 2012

PhD Degree in Engineering

Swansea University - Swansea

2001 - 2006

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Joint Degree

Swansea University - Swansea, UK


WMI, MooTools, jQuery, Windows API, SharePoint API


Autodesk Inventor, LaTeX, MATLAB, Visual Studio, Subversion (SVN), Adobe Illustrator, Blender


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), RISC-V, Dataflow Programming, Data-driven Programming


MySQL, MyISAM, LVM, JavaDB, InnoDB, FlatFile, MariaDB, Database Performance, Microsoft SQL Server


Java, Embedded C, SQL, C#, C, JavaScript, SAS, Python, PHP, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), C++, Web Services Description Language (WSDL), Visual Basic, HTML, Assembler x86, CSS, Machine Code, Prolog, Perl, VHDL


Linux, Windows Server, Windows, Ubuntu, Red Hat Linux, Android, Eclipse, Joomla


.NET, ASM, Linux OpenSuSe, CakePHP, Symfony


COM, Web Services, PCB, Modbus Protocol, DSP

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