David Coughlan - Curriculum Vitae
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Employment History

Year: 05|09
  • 2005 – 2009

    Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council


    United KingdomSwindon, England

    .NET Web Developer / Project Co-ordinator


    Designed, developed, and supported a range of cross-council “Document Exchange” web services between the top seven disparate Research Council back office systems and the online 'Joint Electronic Submission' system (www.je-s.rcuk.ac.uk), which is responsible for processing research grant funding proposals from the 50,000 strong online academic community every year worth over £1billion.

    Project Co-ordinator of a number of significant Research Council milestones:-

    • 2009 February - electronic Grant Maintenance
    • 2008 November - electronic Award Deliverables
    • 2007 April - Merging of PPARC and CCLRC into STFC
    • 2007 March - electronic Peer Review

    Involved in high-level requirements gathering and technical design meetings with the top seven research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC, NERC, ESRC, MRC, AHRC, and STFC), producing “harmonised” technical specifications defining the required XML exchanges.

    Introduced a 'smoke-testing' culture and controlled procedures to ensure effective regression testing of new releases. Developed an internal Back Office Simulator (BOS) VB.NET windows app to allow testers to instantly re-create the full library of supported documents after each build.

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