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Steven Barnett

South View Solutions - Senior Developer

Sep 2012 to Feb 2013.


South View Solutions have two development streams, dealing with mobile applications for the housing associations and with integration products providing low cost add-on tools for the back office systems (financial and job management) used in those housing associations. At the time I joined there was no support for the integration products and I was to pick up, support and enhance those products leaving the rest of the team to concentrate on mobile.


  • Resurrected the broken Maintenance Job Scheduling system (C#/WPF/WCF), fixed it and released to three customers who had been seeking an alternative product.
  • Produced a prototype Purchase Order system (C#/Winforms) in three weeks which subsequently led to an order from the customer for the full product.
  • Introduced Resharper which led to faster bug resolution and improved code quality.
  • Provided guidance in the use of SubVersion, streamlining the release process.
  • Designed and developed (C#) a file processing automation system allowing the user to create C# based macros rather than keep deploying the application for every new file type.
  • Analysed and re-wrote the VB6 invoice matching system in C#/WPF.
  • Produced training plans for the junior developers.

Software Skills

  • C# WinForms/WPF
  • VB6
  • SVN Source Control
  • VB6 to C# application conversion

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring junior developers
  • Defining development strategy
  • Pre-sales prototyping


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