Jamie Matthew Lentin

E-Mail:
jm@lentin.co.uk
My websites:
jamie.lentin.co.uk
shuttlethread.com
Other websites:
github.com/lentinj
Google+
Linked In
References:
Available on request

A software engineer, proficient in many languages—Javascript through Python down to C, passionate about open source development, expert in content management systems and linux development.

Employment:

2010~present:

Director of Shuttle Thread Limited, an IT consultancy providing Plone solutions and bespoke software engineering

At Shuttle Thread we specialise in the Plone CMS and I have personally worked on projects such as:

I have also been engaged in several EU research projects:

...and many other things. Including:

Outside paid work, as part of Shuttle Thread's open source commitment I have personally:

2010:

Principal Software Engineer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in FM&T OTG. Roles include:-

2008~2010:

Senior Software Engineer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in FM&T Vision. Roles include:-

2006~2008:

Software Engineer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in Interactive Factual & Learning. Roles include:-

2005~2006:

Software Developer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in Manchester Entertainment. Developing:-

2004~2005:

IT Director for OSM Consulting partners, with contracts including

  • Developing further JSP web applications for the Baxter Healthcare Logistics dept.
  • Instructing Armada Surveys on methods for publishing their drawings on clients' intranet websites.

2002~2003:

Intranet Analyst for Baxter Healthcare Ltd., Logistics Dept to redesign the supply-chain intranet website to use JSP, as per company policy.

  • Tightly integrated with an Oracle 8i database.
  • Designed for very rapid application development within the website, making full use of current XML technologies, CSS and XSLT.
  • Culminating in a week-long training course given to teach other employees the Java, JSP and XHTML knowledge required to write web applications.

Implemented using Java & JSP on a standalone Apache Tomcat webserver, XHTML, CSS, XSLT, Javascript and DHTML.

2001~2002:

Volunteer work assisting the production of the IC student magazine music reviews section.

1999~2001:

Temporary programmer over Easter & Summer breaks for Baxter Healthcare Ltd., Logistics Dept, consisting of redesigning a secure, database-driven supply-chain intranet site from scratch, featuring:-

  • Per-user access policies for applications.
  • Web-based administration for every aspect of the website.
  • Dynamic menus, and a user customizable favourites bar.
  • Common tools for database reporting applications, interfacing to an Oracle 8i database.

Implemented using ASP on an IIS server, DHTML, Javascript, and an Access Databse for website configuration.

1998~2000:

Volunteer work for Quidenham Parish Church, helping organising and running a children's holiday club, consisting of:-

  • Acting & Presenting the week to the Children.
  • Sourcing, setting up and controlling Audio-Visual systems
  • Scriptwriting for short plays
  • Creating Audio & Visual Material (eg. Jingles, Sound-Effects, etc)

1998~1999:

Volunteer work as a member of St. John's Ambulance

July 1998:

Kitchen Help / Waiting for Jenkinsons Caters (Stafford) Ltd.

Educational Achievements:

Degree Level:

MSc in Mathematical Logic and the Theory of Computation - University of Manchester

BSc Mathematics & Computing - Imperial College, London.

'A' Level:

Mathematics: Grade A
General Studies: Grade A
Further Mathematics: Grade B
Physics: Grade B
Geography: Grade C

GCSE Level:

Double-award Science, Mathematics, French, Religious Education, Design & Communication, English, English Literature, Geography.

Other Qualifications:

Computing-related Skills:-

Open Source:

I am a keen supporter of open-source and open-standards, and have ensured code has been published wherever possible. Projects I have contributed to include:-

OS/Unix Experience:

Over a decade of using unices on a daily basis; GNU/Linux (Ubuntu/Debian, CentOS/RHEL), Solaris, IRIX & BeOS

Database Experience:

Highly proficient in designing futureproof DB schemas for most major DB products

Web/XML Technologies:

Pracical experience of modern techniques in web development