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Brian Jaikens

Hi, I'm Brian Jaikens. I'm a senior software developer


Brian Jaikens is a software developer who is passionate about learning new technologies. He is always looking to improve his skills and to remain on top of today's development requirements. Skill set includes: C#, ASP.Net MVC, VB.NET, VB6, HTML, CSS, OOP, C++, C, SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, MS Dynamics SL. Windows desktop, web & embedded software development. He is always interested in hearing from you. If you have a question or just something on your mind he can help you with then please get in touch via his personal email address of brianjaikens@gmail.com.

Brian Jaikens's Background

Brian Jaikens's Experience

Software Developer at MSL Property Care Services Ltd

March 2016 - Present | Halifax

Senior Software Developer at GACS Europe Ltd

2014 - 2016

Working on a wide range of customer solutions and technologies. Projects include web and back office development and network and server installation and maintenance. Working with technologies such as .NET, SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, MS Dynamics. GACS Europe Ltd is now an officially registered company of GACS LLC and part of the same organisation of companies.

Senior Software Developer at Global Aerospace Computer Services LLC

2014 - 2016

Working on a wide range of customer solutions and technologies. Projects include web and back office development and network and server installation and maintenance.

Software Engineer at SSP

October 2012 - January 2014

Maintaining web sites for over 50 customers in the Insurance industry. Classic ASP and ASP.NET, C# , SQL Server, web services.

Second Tier Support Developer at Promethean

October 2011 - October 2012

Day to day management of support for external and internal web sites. Assigning work to developers and overseeing their progress as well as reporting to business owners. Development in C#, ASP.NET, MVC, SQL Server, CMS (Rhythmyx) with agile methods.

Software Developer at Transactor Global Solutions Ltd

April 2010 - October 2011

Software developer with a very sucessful team that create software solutions (desktop and websites (b2b/b2c) for the insurance industry.

ICT Manager / Software Development at Blue Flag Ltd

July 2006 - April 2010

Covering all the IT needs of this very busy growing group of companies. Maintaining an MIS for 25 desktop users and over 40 on the road users with PDA's and providing user support and training. Network manager with Windows 2003 servers and (WEB-ASP.NET, MS Exchange, Database/file), networked CCTV & remote location CCTV (3G). Software development using MS Visual Studio 6 and 2008. VB6 and VB.NET, ASP.NET, Windows Mobile 2003,5 & 6. Web design using Adobe Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, Dreamweaver CS4 and MS Visual Studio 2008. XHTML & CSS. Telephone and communications. Integrated telephony system to the MIS and mobiles to most company employees.

IT Manager/Software Developer at Dracup UK Ltd

February 1991 - June 2006

Eltex UK became Dracup UK between from 2004. Started as a software developer creating a revolutionary textile design and manufacture package and worked my way up to the IT and Software Development manager overseeing new projects with in house and contract developers for new software and hardware products Support for company products to customers all over the globe including visiting the customers for on sight training and installations. Development tools & languages included C for 15 years, C++ for 9 years. MS Windows development for 9 years. DOS development for 7 years. Tools used: Borland C++/Turbo C++/Builder, Visual C++, Visual Studio 2005, ForeHelp, Installshield. Boundschecker, Lint, Eclipse. Adaptation of Windows software to other languages such as Italian, German and Japanese (DBCS) (via translation services). Creation and maintenance of electronic selection unit control software for large weaving machines used in the seaming and carpet weaving industries. Full project life cycle development on embedded PC-104, C++, OOD and assembler. Serial communications required to use an OIT (in English and Finish). Network Administrator (Novell 4 Netware - 1 server, TCP-IP workgroups, printers, Internet access and email). Network installation and maintenance (Ethernet and Cat-5 hubs, switches and routers). IT purchases (decision making on needs and suppliers). User support (MS Windows, MS Office, and AutoCAD). PC hardware maintenance. Customer support and training both nationally and internationally.

Software Developer at Systech Ltd

January 1987 - December 1990

Software developer involved in the following projects. Stock control system and workflow management systems (UNIX, C, SQL, E-SQL). CD jukeboxes (Z80, H64180 Assembler and C), Graphics display for CD jukebox (C), water control system (8051 Assembler). Textile CAD (MS-DOS and C) for Eltex UK Ltd. 1985-1987. MW Controls, (Wheatly, Halifax). Software developer for CNC training machines made by Boxford's. BBC micros and Apple II (BASIC, 6502 Assembler), IBM-PC XT-AT-PS2 in C.

Software Developer at MW Controls

January 1985 - January 1987

MW Controls, (Wheatly, Halifax). Software developer for CNC training machines made by Boxford's. BBC micros and Apple II (BASIC, 6502 Assembler), IBM-PC XT-AT-PS2 in C.

Brian Jaikens's Education

The Open University

2003 – 2012

The Open University

2003 – 2012

Ostler Secondary School


Brian Jaikens's Interests & Activities

software development, art, music, movies, yoga

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