About Nick Lewis
I am an experienced IT professional based in the Midlands. Having been involved in designing, building
and implementing many different software systems into businesses ranging from the very small, with one or
two employees, to a major multinational company.
My wide experience as a developer gives me the skills and experience to add value to almost any project
especially if web enabled technologies are involved. I have produced a wide variety of systems on a range
of platforms over many years so not much intimidates me these days! I have a wealth experience in real
business environments working in teams of all sizes at different times.
I believe the key assets of an exceptional developer are problem solving, communication and project
management skills which can add value to a project. Of course it is also essential to have a real in
depth knowledge and skillset based around the technologies in use and I have made a point of acquiring
just such strong skills in current technologies.
Just a couple of my career highlights include:
- The design development and implementation of safety management and auditing software across 13 countries implementing
a dynamic translation system that allows translators in each country to add their own translation for their local users, this system
currently works in 11 languages including Arabic, Hebrew and Chinese. The web based system is built using ASP.NET and
SQL server with a very dynamic and user friendly interface achieved by extensive use of AJAX.
- Part of a small team designing developing and implementing a Procurement Card purchasing solution, acknowledged at the time by
industry experts as the best of breed and regularly cited by the industry leading card provider in case studies. I was heavily involved in
the design of the business processes and was
entirely repsonsible for the functional and technical design of the software as well as development. This
project was executed using ASP, XML and AJAX technologies for the front end with an SQL Server
I carry out work on a contract basis anywhere in England and Wales except the far west of Wales,
Devon or Cornwall, where it is not generally practical for me to work.
I am currently involved in a long term contract with a major IT services company and will not be available for other work
for the present although I am always happy to talk over opportunities that may develop in the future.
If my availability changes I'll post an update here.
A really good developer stands out because of his strengths in communication, problem solving and project management
which do not always come in the same individual as an in depth knowledge of current technologies such as the .NET
framework, SQL server web based systems and the development tools that go with them. However strong skills with current technologies
tools are obviously also a must have, I have worked intensively with the following technologies and have strong and current
skills in all of them:
- SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and every version since then
- SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services)
- Web services
- Classic ASP
- MS Office automation (VBA) with Access, Excel and Word
If you are interested in talking to me about your project or a possible position or contract
please make initial contact by phone on 07765016789 or
via my linkedin page.