David Brooks

Mobile

+61 (0)456449018

E-mail

david@davidbrooks.eu

Web

http://www.davidbrooks.eu

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-brooks-6195553/

ABN

37 213 584 079

Nationality

Australian and British

 

 

Profile

Technical Writer with a background in software development.

o    Software user guides, functional and technical specifications, development proposals and reports.

o    IOT, M2M, Cloud, APIs, REST, Mobile Telecommunications, finance, automation/robotics, life science and defence.

 

 

Work History

 

 

04/14 – Present

Freelance Technical Writer, Product Owner.

Vodafone Head Office, London, UK and Dusseldorf, Germany.

https://www.vodafone.com

Role

o    Lead Technical Writer for the APIX API Factory.

o    Interim SCRUM Agile Product Owner.

Key Achievements

o    Wrote and coordinated release of all API user documentation covering, Cloud, M2M, IOT, authentication (OAuth, OIDC), messaging, localisation, payment and personal data management for mobile telecommunications.

o    Trained and mentored 4 Technical Writers.

o    As interim Product Owner, rolled out updates to the API Developer Portal, covering targeted user content, user administration, UX design and support ticketing.

Technologies

JSON, REST, HTTPS, YAML, JMeter, GIT/BitBucket, Confluence, Jira, MS Office.

 

04/11 – 11/13

 

Software Engineer.

Sungard Financial Systems (now FIS), Godalming and London, UK.

http://www.fisglobal.com

Role

o    Financial software developer for Apex/Martini (repo and securities lending).

Key Achievements

o    Edited API user documentation for securities lending applications.

o    Set up automated documentation.

o    Wrote migration user guides for developers.

o    Taught system architecture in a classroom setting.

o    Developed font and backend API software components.

Technologies

Doxygen, C++, Java, XML, Visual Studio/CC/Sun Studio, SVN, Jira, Oracle, JDBMS, shell/batch scripting, Unix, Linux.

 

 

04/07 – 03/10

Support Developer.

ODL Securities (now FXCM), London, UK.

https://www.fxcm.com/uk/

Role

o    Support and Development for Foreign Exchange trading systems.

Key Achievements

o    Analysed Front Desk requirements and prepared development proposals.

o    Wrote functional and technical specifications for software development projects.

o    Provided written support to connect to, and use FX systems for developers and investors.

o    Created user guides on how to write automated trading scripts.

o    Developed software for FX trading, risk analysis and spread betting.

Technologies

C++, C#, Visual Studio, MS Office.

 

 

11/06 – 03/07

Software Engineer.

Aircom International (now Teoco), Leatherhead, UK.

http://www.teoco.com/products/planning-optimization

Role

o    Telecommunications Software Engineer.

Key Achievements

o    Created architectural proposals to redevelop the company’s Datasafe application.

o    Developed software to automatically configure mobile network hardware.

Technologies

C++, MS Office.


 

02/04 – 010/06

Contract Software Engineer.

RTS Life Sciences (now Brooks Life Science), Manchester, UK.

http://www.brooks.com/products/life-science-systems

Role

o    Development of automation software for pharmaceutical sample management.

o    Principle on-site contact for the client, Eli Lilly and Company, in the USA.

Key Achievements

o    Completed 3 software development projects to automate the storage and retrieval of millions of potentially hazardous chemical samples using robotics.

o    Prepared development proposals and wrote functional and technical specifications.

o    Analysed automation performance and issued throughput reports.

o    Edited automation user manuals for life science technicians.

Technologies

C++, Visual Studio, Adept, Gantry, ABB, MS Office.

 

 

01/02 - 12/03

Software Engineer.

ORFI SA (now GMAC Commercial Mortgage Europe), Paris, France.

Role

o    Development of automated billing software.

o    Writing functional and technical specifications.

Technologies

C++, MS Office.

 

 

10/00 - 06/01

Software Engineer.

Adacel Technologies, Sydney, Australia.

http://www.adacel.com

Role

o    Development of Defence Simulation Software.

Key Achievements

o    Developed naval software using 3D simulation and messaging APIs (MÄK VR-Link and MÄK Stealth).

Technologies

C++, MS Office.

 

 

11/99 - 09/00

Web Developer.

Zivo Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.

Role

o    Development and maintenance of interactive web sites.

Key Achievements

o    Creation of a media archive comprising of over 1,000 pages.

Technologies

ASP, HTML, CSS.

 

 

10/98 - 09/99

Web Development Coordinator.

DBNW, Sydney, Australia.

Role

o    Managing web site development and maintenance by sub-contractors.

Key Achievements

o    Analysing client needs and writing development proposals including site plans.

Technologies

o    Javascript, HTML, Linux.

 

 

06/98 - 09/98

Technical Support.

Tech Pacific, Sydney, Australia.

Role

o    Telephone support for internet connections, computer hardware and software.

 

 

03/95 - 06/97

Product Development Manager.

Decathlon Production, Lille, France.

Role

o    Coordinating manufacture of sports goods with international subcontractors.

Key Achievements

o    Managed a line of over 30 products.

o    Wrote technical specifications and assembly instructions.

o    Performed quality control inspections in Europe and Asia.

 

 


 

Education

 

 

 

02/10-04/10

Course Title

Result

Citi University London, UK.

.NET Advanced: Windows Application Development with C#.

Pass.

 

 

09/08 – 01/09

Course Title

Result

Birkenhall College of Computing, UK.

Visual C# MCTS (Windows).

Successfully completed.

 

 

07/06 – 01/07

Course Title

Result

University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Artificial Intelligence.

A2.

 

08/99 - 06/01

Course Title

Result

 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia.

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Credit.

 

02/98 - 06/98

St George College of TAFE, Australia.

Course Title

Result

PC servicing and 808x microprocessor applications.

A.

 

 

03/92 - 01/95

Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.

Exchange student at l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), France.

Course Title

Result

Bachelor of the Built Environment (Industrial Design).

Credit.

 

Foreign Languages

 

French

 

Fluent.