Christopher Heaney

Limerick · Ireland · 0863196028 · christopher.heaney@gmail.com

I am an experienced software developer having spearheaded multiple projects since 2016 running my own software development business. My main programming languages are java and python, but I am also experienced in multiple other languages such as php. Specialising in advancing projects from the initial stages to end stage has given me a unique aspect on the life cycle of code. This enables me to avoid pitfalls that are common in projects and to draw upon my experience to ensure that I complete my work as efficiently as possible.


Experience

Self-employed Software Developer

Christopher Heaney Software Solutions

My role involves discussing the projects clients desire, then implementing steps from the ground up to ensure that the project evolves until completion. I often to deal with multiple coding languages as no two projects are the same. I find myself encountering new practices and procedures when integrating my skills into existing businesses regularly. This has enabled me to evolve and stay relevant in this ever-changing market. Much of the main development work would involve Java or Python and MYSQL or SQLite for database work.

2016 - Present

IT Intern

Regeneron – Raheen Industrial estate Limerick

In my short time at Regeneron I was able to observe a sterile workplace in action. This really assisted me with establishing the working procedures that I went forward with in my own business. My tasks included manipulation and maintenance of the company SharePoint.

2016 - 2016

IT Support and Administration

Colaiste Chiaráin Secondary School - Croom

My role involved maintaining current software and hardware within the school and implementing new technology. In this environment I really learned how to multitask as my average day involved maintaining equipment, handling any repairs that were required and dealing with any IT requests or questions students may have.

2014 - 2015

Education

Future People Ltd - Limerick

• Java SE 7 Programmer level 1
OCA SE7 - training
Database Concepts using SQL
Unix and Unix Scripting
Core Java Training
2016 - 2016

Limerick Institute of Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Computing in Education
Teaching techniques, Multimedia design, Object Oriented Programming
Programming Languages - Java, JavaScript, VBScript, Scratch, Visual Basic.Net, RPG IV, CL, SQL, Prolog and Rational Rose
Web Designing - Dreamweaver and HTML coding
Teaching - Various teaching techniques
Network administration - Hardware and Software knowledge

Bachelor of Science with Honors in Computing in Software Engineering
Computer Science, Web Applications, Desktop & Networked Application Development, Object Modelling & Design, Software Engineering Project, FYP thesis Management Techniques for Software Engineering, Software Quality Engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Engineering with Merit Grade 2
Data Driven Applications, Mathematics for Computing, Software Development, Data Structures & Algorithms, Systems Software & Networks, Object Oriented Programming(JAVA), Programming(RPG)

Higher Certificate in Computing in Computer Programming with Merit Grade 1
Computer Mathematics, Database Concepts, Interpersonal Skills, Programming (RPG), Web Development, Computer Systems & Operating Systems. Object Oriented Programming (JAVA)
2002 - 2007

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
html5, JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, WordPress, Github, VBScript, Scratch, Visual Basic.Net, RPG IV, CL, SQL, MYSQL, SQLite Prolog and Rational Rose
Workflow
  • Waterfall
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

I like anything to do with computers and like nothing more than taking apart a PC and messing with its insides. I am good at both helping and talking to other people and I enjoy being able to work with others and like the different dynamics of teamwork.

I enjoy building PC’s and setting up networks between them. This aids in one of my other hobbies internet gaming. After making my first PC I decided to put it to good use and took up gaming in my spare time.