Jean-François Topige – Resume

 

TECHNICAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Languages:            .NET Framework (1.1/2.0/3.5/4.0), ASP.NET MVC3, C#, T-SQL, PHP, XHTML, XML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery)

Tools:                     Visual Studio 2005-2010, SQL Server 2005/2008, Microsoft SSIS, Structure Map (IoC), NHibernate, SVN, Mercurial, Eclipse, PhoneGap and MySQL

Environments:     Windows 2003/2008, IIS 6/7/7.5, Amazon Web Services (EC2, VPC, S3) and Linux

 

CAREER SUMMARY

Since April 2006
(6 years +)
Vinivi Ltd (http://www.vinivi.com)
Technical Manager (previously Lead Technical Architect);
Showcased entrepreneurial spirit having set up a successfully business from scratch – growing the company to a team of 20 and achieving profit after only 2 years with zero venture capital:Leading a passionate team of developers building one of the first travel review portals for the general public (B2C) in France and professionals around the world (B2B) using tools and techniques, such as: Issue Tracking, Continuous integration, peer to peer code review, and key performance Indicators (KPIs). Developing high-traffic web applications with ASP.NET(C#) and SQL Server based on Enterprise Design Patterns (S.O.L.I.D principles).Achievements

  • Implementation of cost effective and scalable hosting architecture on Amazon Web Services using EC2, VPC, EBS, ELB, Cloud Front, Route53 and S3.
  • Increased daily revenue by ~30% having designed an automated tool using SQL Server Integration Services.
  • Boosted application response times through IIS server configuration, SQL server tune up and code review and refactoring.
  • Recognised for significant expertise in web technologies, underpinned by the ability to create and implement business plans to facilitate business growth.
  • Set and implemented budgetary constraints for critical projects – monitoring and minimising expenditure.
  • Successfully recruited, led and retained a talented team.
February 2006 – April 2006 DCDM Consulting Ltd
C# .NET Developer

  • Supported the UAT (User Acceptance Testing) process for the rollout of a new BizTalk pilot project at the client site by ensuring that modules created in C# worked optimally.
  • Developed custom C# module for BizTalk to interact between the client legacy system and the new pilot application.
  • Resolved all issues found during UAT, before the rollout of the pilot to production environment.
April 2005 – February 2006 Accenture Mauritius Ltd
ETL Developer (Siebel)

  • Gained invaluable experience within the Extract, Transform, Load team to create transfer mapping for data from OLTP to OLAP database using Informatica and Siebel tools.
  • Developed and documented custom Siebel extension mappings not available in Siebel Core application that enabled specific data from customer databases to be processed.
  • Increased performance of SQL Queries using Indexes and query optimisation techniques to handle processing of several million records of Fact and Dimension tables.
  • Tested and validated ETL mappings prior to production environment rollout.
  • Implemented a mechanism using Flat File and PHP to migrate data from legacy OLAP database to a new one.
September 2004 – April 2005 DCDM Consulting Ltd
ASP.NET (C#) Developer

  • Created High Level Design (HLD) document by gathering facts and specifications with the client.
  • Utilised a consultative approach at all development stages to effectively analyse and delineate requirements.
  • Designed UML (Sequence Diagram) based on HLDs for the development process.
  • Developed an ASP.NET Front-End using SOA framework.

 

 

ON-GOING CONSULTING HIGHLIGHTS (2005 – DATE)

  • Playing an integral role in .NET projects for TheCodingMachine.com online development platform – collaborating with Developers globally; completing tasks through detailed specification and project skeleton.
  • Created a .NET module to merge multiple JPG/PDF files into a single PDF with table of content for archiving purposes.
  • Designed and implemented a custom CMS for local advertising agency using CodeIgniter.

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

2004 – 2006         B.Sc. (Hons) Computing and Information Systems; London Metropolitan University

2002 – 2004         Advanced Diploma in IT (ADIT); NCC Education & Informatics Computer Institute

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

Languages:            English and French with professional proficiency

Nationality:           Mauritian

Date of Birth:       19, April 1984

Driving Licence:    Full

Interests:              New and emerging technologies, gadgets, culture and travelling.  Author of http://www.wacdesigns.com

 

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