Chris Rickards

Business Analyst / Developer / Consultant

UNAVAILABLE   |   Permanent   |   Contract   |   Recruiters OK   |   GB   |   Posted on Mar 02, 2017


A self-motivated and versatile systems analyst and developer with a successful background in applying commercial and technical skills to achieve business goals.

Personable team player with a collaborative approach, engaging consistently with stakeholders at all levels.

Strong technical ability, able to understand business requirements to deliver process improvements.

Agile aware, with strong experience of applying best practice frameworks, tools and methods.

Experienced in software project management, delivering creative solutions to complex business problems.

Developer, analyser and facilitator for business systems.

My Specialties

Key skills & business capabilities

  • Developing with RPG and related IBM i languages
  • DB2 Relational Database Design
  • Achieving Cross Platform Integration
  • Stored Procedures, Triggers and UDFs
  • Writing well-structured Program Suites
  • Advanced SQL and Query Techniques
  • Adhering to Development Standards
  • Journaling and Commitment Control
  • Engaging with Stakeholders at all levels
  • Analysing and Defining Business Processes
  • Writing Clear and Concise Specifications
  • Creating Business Cases
  • Ongoing Review of Goals and Deliverables
  • Project Lifecycle Management and Delivery
  • Understand Wider Needs and Drivers
  • Supporting User Acceptance Testing
  • Troubleshooting and Problem Solving Skills
  • Effective Communication & Presentation Skills

Technical knowledge

  • Agile and Waterfall Methodologies
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Microsoft Products, Office, Visio, Project
  • MoSCoW Technique
  • Systems Architecture and Technology
  • Database Technologies
  • Business Intelligence Tools
  • SQL
  • IBM i, iSeries, AS/400 Platform
  • Microsoft Visual Basic .Net
  • IBM RPG, ILE, DDS & CL Languages
  • IBM WebSphere MQ
  • IBM Legacy Modernization
  • JD Edwards World ERP
  • EDI Methods & Standards
  • Network Protocols
  • IBM Sterling Gentran
  • Mercator ERP Integration Tool

Geographic Preferences:

  1. London
  2. East Anglia