CTO @ From April 2012 to Present (3 years 9 months) Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomSenior Technical Architect @ From November 2006 to March 2012 (5 years 5 months) Lead Architect @ Mark was assigned to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council as part of the Architecture team and progressed to Enterprise Architect as the lead technologist for
During this time Mark began cross training to an Oracle 8/8i DBA, the areas of which Mark covered are principles of database management, Oracle RDBMS, performance tuning, managing the Oracle database, interfaces and utilities, Networking and application server.
As well as the above Mark also managed and developed the production of a website for a local accountancy firm, Brennan Neil & Leonard. This involved initial meetings with the partners selling the idea followed by the design and finally the development using Microsoft FrontPage, macromedias dreamweaver 2 and HTML. From April 1998 to October 1999 (1 year 7 months) Mainframe Consultant @ Using ICL Series 39, VME, IDMSX, TPMS, DDS, COBOL, SCL, Windows and Word. Marks duties involved the design, coding and testing of new mortgage products and mortgage rate changes, analysing and resolving live faults, liasing with colleagues and customers to ensure all products reflect the customers business needs. From February 1998 to April 1998 (3 months) Contrator Analyst/Programmer @ Mark consolidated his knowledge of Series 39 ICL, VME, SCL, IDMSX, DDS, COBOL, Windows, Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect and developed his Managerial skills. Duties included design, coding and testing of new batch and online releases for the Retirement Pension/Incapacity Benefit system. This entailed liasing with customers in order to produce test plans for programming use, from high-level user acceptance criteria. Mark also assisted the management of workflow within a team of ten people, whilst providing training and support for colleagues where required. From 1995 to 1998 (3 years) Mainframe Consultant @ Mark worked in varying computer environments including ICL Series 39 VME, DRS6000 ver. 7 and PC Windows/Novell Network server. His responsibilities included the writing and testing of new programs to convert systems from ICL Series 39 VME to DRS6000 ver. 7 Unix. Further system administration duties required knowledge of basic shell scripting, dealing with user problems and day to day running of the machine. From January 1992 to December 1994 (3 years) Mainframe Consultant @ Mark worked with OMAC 2000 factory system on ICL Series 39 VME, where he provided user support, system maintenance and developed COBOL IDMS and SCL programs. He was also involved in the running and maintenance of the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system. From January 1991 to December 1992 (2 years) Mainframe Consultant @ Mark worked on ICL Series 39 VME and TME writing COBOL,RPG II, Filetab and SCL. He also worked on MS-DOS doing COBOL and C. He also trained on IBM AS/400 covering RPG/400, CL and DDS. From January 1989 to December 1991 (3 years)
Rye Hills From 1981 to 1986 Mark Atkinson is skilled in: Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy, Integration, Project Delivery, Oracle, Technical Architecture, SDLC, Unix, XML, Business Transformation
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