Andrew Johnston: Professional Consulting Services

Career Summary

This page presents a summary of my more than 30 years' career. Details are provided in the form of case studies, and also as an approximately chronological account focused on my interaction with each of my customers and earlier employers.

Yodel Ltd. (June 2015 – February 2017)

Enterprise/Solution Architect for core system development programme.

Case studies: Enterprise architecture for core system replacement

TRW Inc / ID-Workshop Ltd. (May 2014 – present)

Programme architect for development of a web-based portal for the automotive aftermarket.

Case studies: Automotive portal development

Coleman Research Group (September 2014 – Present)

Consultancy to potential investors in IT-based businesses.

National Grid Plc. / IBM (February 1997 – present)

IT Strategy, solution architecture, enterprise integration, asset, document and mobile field force solutions, portfolio design authority, architect role development, data centre migration.

Case studies: Data Centre Migration, Smart Asset Management, Asset Management Systems Evolution, Integration Development Field Force Systems

British Energy Power and Energy Trading (February – June 2007)

Requirements, future architecture and project direction for the Retail Spine.

Addison Wesley (January 2003 – present)

Reviews of book proposals and manuscripts for this major technical publisher.

Legal Marketing Systems Ltd. (January – July 2004)

Architecture review for a major change in this remortgage conveyancing business.

Marks and Spencer Plc (May 1999 – June 2002)

Development of the “Ticket Shop”, an agile platform for shelf-edge ticketing.

Case Study: The Ticket Shop

Faith Footwear Ltd. (May 2000 – November 2001)

Strategy study, development of a data capture network for Business Intelligence.

Case Study: Data Integration

Barclays Sales Financing Ltd. (January - June 1999)

Development of an intranet-based toolset for development documentation.

Oracle UK / BSkyB (June 1998 – March 1999)

Reliability review for the underlying interactive digital television service platform.

Case study: Reliability Study

Livingston Rental (as an Associate of Sema Group) (March 1995 – January 1997)

Legacy porting to Unix/Oracle. Stock information replication. Remote monitoring.

Case Study: Rental Systems Re-Platforming

National Power (July 1994 - March 1995)

Introduction of code control & automated test tools, development standards update.

1994: Incorporation of Questa Computing Ltd, in business as independent consultant

Eurotunnel Plc. (1989 - April 1994, Permanent, Development Support Manager)

Development/QA standards, IT procurement, integrated development environment.

Digitus Ltd. (1986 – 1989, Permanent, Managing Systems Engineer)

Development of shipping, treasury, property management and oil trading systems.

Racal-Decca Advanced Developments Ltd. (1982 – 1986, Permanent, Senior Engineer)

Study and development projects in satellite communications and navigation.

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