Simon Ball
  • Leicester, United Kingdom,
  • United Kingdom
Member Since: 2005/03/22
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Professional Background
B.I. Developer & MI Team Leader
Mark Group
November 2013
Developing BI Reports, data automation, ETL, SQL, VBA EXCEL ACCESS MI, QlikView
Director/Owner
Simbal Systems
July 2011
Strategic Consulting, helping businesses to improve IT efficiency through automation and reconfiguration.
Team Leader
British Gas
1996
Managing a team of up to 14 staff accross 3 different business processes realting to data quality and cross-system comparison.
Software Developer
MyHomeMove
November 2011 – November 2013
Developing Software for Conveyancing Market including Jquery Google Maps, .Net Data Processing and MVC4 GUI's, with Css and Jquery
MI Data / ETL SQL
Telerik Products (ADmin and Development) - Sitefinity and Reporting
Lead Analyst Programmer
DMU
August 1999 – August 2011
Develop and Maintain Software and Business processes pertaining to the running administration of a University.  Involving Student data, Certificate Production, Curriculum and Assessment, Statistical returns (HESA), data amendments, user training, Systems analysis and Design, Data warehousing and Transformation. Automation of Maual processes using SQL and VB(A or .Net). Epayments
Systems Analyst (Y2K)
Centrica
December 1998 – December 1999
Working on testing systems for Y2k Compliance and data-entry and assisting development of the Access DB used to manage the testing scripts
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Education
De Montfort University
Master of Science (Distinction)
Information Systems Management
2006 – 2012
Sector 5
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Full Biography

Puzzles and Problems. I like to solve them. In a business environment I enjoy developing software and business processes which solve and avoid problems.  I focus on getting the computers to do more of the work, so your staff can spend their time on activities which make money or increase productivity and quality.

2013 - Business Intelligence Developer and M.I Team Leader
Access, Excel, VBA, SQl and QlikView

2011 - 2013
T-SQL, VB.Net / C#.Net, EF, MVC4, Jquery, CSS, Maintaining Legacy ASP webs
Systems Analysis Design and Support

2000 to 2011 working mainly in:
Systems Analysis Design and Support
T-SQL (sql server 6.5 to 2012) writing data audit, amendment and transformation scripts
MS Access (97 to 2010) VBA and automation
MS Excel (97 to 2012) VBA and automation
MS Word (97 to 2012) VBA and automation

C# 2003 to 2012 Web development, Including, EF, MVC4, Jquery.
HTML, Javascript, Perl, PHP.
C# 2003 to 2012 Windows development

Crystal Reports 8,9,10
Telerik Reports (Q3 2012)
Telerik Sitefinity (Widget Development and Site Admin)
QlikView 11.2 Reporting, ETL and Server

Rounded Business process knowledge of:
UK HE Sector Business processes and reporting.
UK Energy Supply (Supply Point Admin)
UK Conveyancing Processes and Automation

Specialities:
Information Systems - Analysis, Design, Development and Management
Software Implementation Project Management
Data Management and ETL
Higher Education Business Processes
Human Computer Interface / Usability

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Level Progress

Current: Level 15
Simon needs 59,730 points to level up.
LVL 16
  • Overall
    15
  • Microsoft Access
    14
  • Microsoft Excel
    4
  • Query Syntax
    4
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    3
  • Visual Basic Classic
    3
  • Databases
    2
  • Microsoft Office
    2
  • Microsoft Applications
    2
  • VB Script
    2
  • Microsoft Development
    2
  • Outlook
    2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    1
  • Visual Basic.NET
    1
  • .NET Programming
    1
  • Microsoft Word
    1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    1
  • Adobe Acrobat
    1
  • Web Browsers
    1
  • MySQL Server
    1
  • Spreadsheets
    1
  • HTML
    1
  • Oracle Database
    1
  • XML
    1
  • ASP
    1
  • Programming
    1
  • Scripting Languages
    1
  • Web Development Software
    1
  • Windows 7
    1
  • JScript
    1
  • JavaScript
    1
  • Software-Other
    1

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