Stephen Rice

  • 95 Hartswood Road
  • London, ENGLAND
  • W12 9NG

Career Objective

To utilize and expand my consultancy expertise in a wide range of technologies in a mentally stimulating environment

Education

1993
University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

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Professional Experience

March 2005 - Current
Smartlogic Semaphore Ltd (formerly APR Smartlogik) - London, UK
Senior Technical Consultant

  • Implementation consultant for search and classification solutions for various clients
  • Project management, systems development and product training services provided for clients
  • Product owner for integration of software with various third party applications

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February 2002 - December 2004
VSO - Banjul, The Gambia, WEST AFRICA
Systems Analyst - Department of State for Health and Social Welfare, Directorate of Planning and Information

  • Served as focal person for all IT issues within the department including the design, development and implementation of IT policy, solutions, and training programs
  • Focused continuously on the goal of ensuring the sustainability of all efforts including the peer-to-peer hands-on training of local technical staff
  • Assisted in acquisition, design, development and implementation of the technical foundation for a Health Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Implemented Internet access strategy for department including development of web site integrating HMIS information

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February 1998 - January 2002
Diagonal PLC - Leeds, UK
Technical Consultant

  • Provided technical and business consultant services to large clients in southern England
  • Worked primarily with PowerBuilder and Microsoft SQL Server technology with additional development in Sybase SQL Anywhere

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Prior to 1998
Various Employers - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Various IT Positions

  • Worked while attending university (then afterwards) with a variety of IT employers in both the private and public sectors
  • Gained experience in widely different technologies and business environments

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Volunteer Experience

Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex (http://www.ajsw.org.uk/)

  • Web site administrator

Blue Sky Computer Networks of Manitoba, Inc. (http://www.freenet.mb.ca/)

  • Formerly chairperson of the Technical Services Committee and member of the Board of Directors
  • Assisted in the development and installation of the 10,000-user system for Manitoba including various networking strategies
  • Gained supervisory experience including effective meeting and office management skills
  • Gained technical skills in World Wide Web, UNIX (C, C++, and shell script) and other Internet skills
  • Worked for 4 years with the organization

Computers for Charity Project

Technical assistance in assembling personal computers for charitable organizations operating in conjunction with the Winnipeg PC User Group (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Technical Skills

Semantic Web Technologies

  • Working with SKOS, OWL, RDF and triple store repositories such as Jena, Marklogic and Allegrograph

Enterprise Applications Implementation and Integration Design

  • Working with SharePoint (2007, 2010, 2013 and SharePoint Online), Google Search Appliance (GSA), SoLR, FAST ESP, OpenText and Marklogic

Application Design, Implementation and Support

  • Using Java, JSP, Python, Perl, PowerBuilder, C, C++, Fortran, PL/I, Pascal, and BASH/Bourne/C Shell Scripts

Network Design, Implementation, Support and Administration

  • Using Linux, all versions of Windows desktop and server installations from Windows 95 to Windows 2012, Solaris and SunOS

Database Design, Implementation, Support and Administration

  • Using MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase SQL Server, and Microsoft Access

Web Site Design, Implementation, Support and Administration

  • Extensive use of jQuery, AJAX, XML, HTML/XHTML, PHP, and CGI in both Windows and Unix web server environments

IT Technical Training and Mentoring

  • Design and teaching of training courses at the beginner and advanced levels

References

  • Paul Barnard paul@paul-barnard.co.uk - Development Manager, APR Smartlogik Ltd +44 (0) 77489 66662
  • VSO, Returned Volunteer Services rv@vso.org.uk 317 Putney Bridge Road, London, UK +44 (0)20 8780 7200
  • Margaret Grant mmgrant_43@yahoo.com - Former HMIS Consultant, Department of State for Health and Social Welfare - Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa
  • Paul Stock lotuspack@aol.com - Management Consultant & Managing Director, Ashmode Consulting Limited (formerly of Diagonal PLC) - Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

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