My name is Mark O'Grady, I am Microsoft Certified Web Application Developer living in Bury St Edmunds. I enjoy making software and learning about new technologies. I like working closely with customers understanding requirements and improving their processes.
I have a lot of experience with both accountancy and eCommerce but I have worked on a full range of different applications.
I really enjoy working with following technology C#, asp.net, Web API, sql server, entity framework and Azure services.
I like integrating different services and I have had a lot of experience with different APIs.
Developing a platform to enable clients to create a marketplace that can either be integrated in to an existing or new site.
The platform is built using asp.net MVC/API, SQL Server, NService Bus and also various AWS services.
- Team City - CI
- Octopus Deploy - Deployment
- Runscope - Testing API
Developed various applications for different companies.
2 Key Project:
A full accountancy systems built with the accountancy firm in mind to process clients invoices and expenses in bulk. The system enabled the firm who were struggling to process 300 clients a week to comfortably process over 1500. I enjoyed working closely with customer analysing their processes and utilising my (possibly limited) understanding of accountancy.
- The system calculated both payroll and company accounts including tax optimisation.
- Integration with HMRC to submit VAT Returns and RTI submissions.
- Integration with various banks
- Reporting (invoices, Payslips, P+L etc.. Bespoke reports)
Computer Game Ecommerce Site - Dubai
Developing an ecommerce site to sell computer games in the middle east.
- Integrating in to local payment providers
- Integrating with local delivery companies.
- Understanding different cultural nuances
- Developing integration for selling digital keys.
I developed a range of Sage 200 Addons and bespoke applications that were used by hundreds of companies, schools and charities. I worked a lot with integrating document scanning with Sage 200.
Rubicon Computer Systems
I supported an ERP written in a mixture of VB.net and COBOL
I worked in the small IT Department for a wholesale brokers. My job was a real mix of technical operations eg. Setting up active directory, VPNs, Firewalls, printers... and application development. During this job I learnt alot about business process and the importance of UX. I built 3 key applications. 1.) Full sales and stock reporting system. 2.) Product Enquiry system 3.) Full EDI system that intergrated with ASDA, Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Makro, Booker etc..
- Visual Studio
- Plastic SCM
- Jet Brains Profilers
- SQL Server
- Team City
- Octopus Deploy
Mark is an extremely helpful and knowledgeable colleague who always finds time to help with support, ideas and understanding of what is required to solve any software issues.Gary Dolphin