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Steve Bowman - Freelance Software Developer
High Throughput Experiment Management System, Multinational Consumer Goods Company
Complex system including experiment design, control of experimental/robotic equipment and analysis of results. Consists of a central web application and Oracle database and a number of client kiosk applications.
Led development team to improve performance and robustness of the system.
Key contribution was development of new WCF web services to handle transfer of data between the central system and experimental equipment.
lopment of WPF touchscreen application to act as kiosk application to interface between a new robot and the central Experiment Management System.
Disconnected Web Application For Rural India, Multinational Consumer Goods Compan
Consumer-facing web application to be deployed on kiosks in villages in rural India.
Used intermittent connectivity to telephone network to synchronise data with a central server.
Finalist in international Stockholm Challenge award for IT contribution to developing countries
SMS Consumer Study Application, Multinational Consumer Goods Company
ASP.NET web application and web services to allow consumer trials to be carried out via text messaging.
Designed and implemented MVC framework for ASP.NET (prior to the existence of ASP.NET MVC).
Web services supported sending and receiving customisable text message based questionnaires.
Handled tens of thousands of SMS messages in real time without a single error during live consumer studies.
Statistical Analysis Tool, Multinational Oil & Gas Company
ASP.NET web application and SQL Server database to support analysis of thousands of benchmarks across a wide range of oil and gas facilities.
Lead developer of the web application which offered a wide range of statistical analysis, visualization and reporting operations.
Responsible for automating the import of the source data from Excel spreadsheets into a SQL Server database.
Data Analysis Application, Defense Industry Client
.NET Windows Forms desktop application supporting a wide range of data analysis options including signal processing, data cleaning and manipulation and a wide range of graphing options.
Data Storage & Analysis, Multinational Pharmaceutical Company
Led a team of internal, client and contractor staff in the prototyping stages of a project to develop a system to store and analyse experimental data from a wide variety of sources.
This involved the initial database design, prototyping of WCF services to handle data ingest and querying and investigation of user interface options.
Data Processing System, Multinational Consumer Goods Compan
Standalone WPF application to perform processing and analysis of large amounts of consumer study data.
Able to process data in a few seconds which was extremely time c
onsuming to process manuall
Requirements Analysis & Consultancy, Nuclear industry Client
Large scale requirements elicitation and consultancy project for a complex scientific data portal and repository.
Prior to commencing freelance work, I worked for
as a Software Engineer with the following responsibilities:
: responsible for leading teams in design, implementation and testing of new functionality, maintenance and support of both new and existing systems.
: responsible for management of costs, requirements, risks and resourcing to an ISO 9001 : 2008 and TickIT certified QMS, as well as leading teams and managing client relationships.
of 4 staff: responsible for their professional development and project allocations.
Member of the committee responsible for improving the company's software development processes and performing technical audits of projects.
Member of the committee responsible for improving knowledge management. This includes migration of the company intranet to SharePoint 2007, and migration to SharePoint 2013