Amazon (EC2, S3), Linux, Ubuntu, Silverlight C# .NET, SaaS development
Last active: 06/17/2009
Andrew Blake is a seasoned IT professional with 15 years of experience in a
broad range of technical and executive assignments. I'm comfortable with both
technical hands-on and strategic project assignments.
**Most Recent Project Assignment
**As CTO of Synectics Technical Consulting, I have been responsible for the design and development of an Amazon Web Services cloud hosted application targeting mobile phone operators and sold using a SaaS business model.
The Mobile Broadband Scorecard Service comprises of a bespoke Silverlight
client map application written in C# and an Open Source Linux server cluster.
Together they represent a scalable on-demand web-based GIS platform. Using the
service, Operators provide their customers with an accurate prediction of the
achievable mobile broadband coverage at all their searched locations either
via the internet or using an SMS gateway interface.
The increased accuracy improves customer satisfaction and reduces the
significant numbers of USB dongle returns - providing a considerable OPEX
saving to the cellular operator.
** **Roles**: Software Development Director, Software Developer, Requirements Manager, Business Analyst, Project Manager
**Skills**: Project management, Requirements management, Risk/issues management, Strategy development, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Systems Engineering
**Office**: MS Office, Visio, Project, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Dreamweaver, Expression Blend/Design/Web, Camtasia
**Databases**: Oracle 9i/10g/11g, SQL Server, Postgres/Postgis, MySql, MS Access
**Web**: Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, EBS), Apache, PHP5, Django, ASP.NET, Silverlight 2 & 3, Virtual Earth, Google Maps, Google Earth, SMS/SMPP, Joomla 1.5 CMS, Web Services, JSON, Google Analytics, Piwik Analytics
**Linux**: Ubuntu Desktop/Server/JEOS, MapServer, OpenVPN, DNSmasq, NFS, tilecache, OpenLayers, GDAL, GEOS, ImageMagick, HAProxy, Grid computing, Resilient and load balanced services
**Windows**: Windows XP/Vista, Citrix, VMware server