volunteer profile

Andy Hood
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An experienced Software Engineer equipped with a strong background in delivering high quality Object Oriented software using .Net and SQL. I have strong analytical and problem solving skills, along with an excellent reputation amongst colleagues for making customer satisfaction a priority. With 10 years IT experience I am always keen to improve my development skills and learn new technologies.


Key Skills

  • Advanced Software Development skills; proficient at using a variety of Microsoft development languages and platforms such as C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, MVC and Visual Basic.

  • In depth knowledge of a variety of Relation Database Management Systems; with experience of developing and supporting software using Microsoft SQL Server (7.0 – 2012), SQL Server Reporting Services, My SQL and Microsoft Access.

  • Proficient in the full Software Development Life Cycle using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Authoring of documentation for requirements gathering, test management, technical architecture, software development and deployment.

  • Strong customer service skills; able to work intuitively with clients to develop bespoke solutions to their needs and efficiently resolve support issues quickly.

  • Knowledgeable in test management through the use of unit tests, test cases and test plans.

  • Experience of cloud hosted solutions using the Microsoft Azure platform.

  • An approachable and supportive team member, capable of working independently or collaboratively.

  • An excellent communicator. Able to clearly present information both verbally and in a written format to both technical and non-technical audiences.