Neil Sherman


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"Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability." — Edsger W. Dijkstra


An experienced senior Java developer with an excess of 14 years commercial experience of designing and developing solutions using Java.

Excellent analytical, design and problem solving abilities.

Extremely motivated and committed to delivering the highest standard of work.

With a keen interest in magic, it often opens a new way of looking at problems, and their solutions.

Full (clean) driving licence.


“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” -- Albert Einstein

Skill Technologies
Java Java 1.6+, Spring, Hibernate, Lucene, Axis2, CXF, Protocol Buffers, RMI, Struts, Guava, JAXB, Spring Batch
QA JUnit, Mockito, Selenium, TestNG, JMeter
Web HTML, CSS, Angular JS, JQuery, Javascript, Ionic, JSON, XML, SOAP, WSDL
Mobile Objective C, Ionic
Development Platforms Eclipse, Visual Studio, XCode, WebStorm, InteliJ
Source Control Subversion, Git
Tools Bamboo, Jira, mySQL Workbench, Photoshop, XMLSpy, Fiddler, SourceTree
Development Methodologies Agile, Continuous Deployment, Pair Programming
Design Patterns UML, Relational Database Design
Operating Systems Windows, Linux, MacOS


"Learning never exhausts the mind." -- Leonardo Da Vinci

Hardenhuish Secondary School

Business Studies A Level - Graduated: 1998

Maths A Level - Graduated: 1998

Physics A Level - Graduated: 1998

University of Southampton

Bachelor of Science - Graduated: 2001

My third year dissertation at Southampton University was entitled “Routing Packets Associated With Multimedia Streams”, and involved the creation of a Java Applet that provided a mechanism to facilitate the flow of multimedia streams and RTP (Real Time Protocol) data over the Internet.

The software was capable of functioning over both IPv4 and Ipv6 networks and was used as a stepping-stone in the IPv6 research carried out at Southampton University.

The project also included development of an agent framework which was similar to JMS in Enterprise Java.


"The only source of knowledge is experience" -- Albert Einstein

Web Services

Lead Design and Implementation Specialist

I have designed and implemented a number of web services for both internal and third party consumption.

WSDL, JSON, Google Protocol Buffers and RESTful services were created.

I have experience of using JAXB, AXIS2, CXF, and JACKSON for implementation.

Modern & Fresh Web Site Design

Lead Design and Implementation Specialist

I was the main lead in a project to revamp existing website technology from Struts to a Spring based site utilising Angular JS and Bootstrap for the client side interaction.

The project consisted of the creation of a map based site for the purpose of journey planning.

Integration with Drupal for CMS content was also implemented.

Continuous Integration and Delivery

Lead Design and Implementation Specialist

The use of Jira and Bamboo was implemented to keep track of project progression, and to ensure code was automatically built, tested and deployed.

I wrote a custom Bamboo plugin to simplify the deployment process. This integrated with the Bamboo Deployment Plans, and provided a one click solution to deploy build sites to different environments (i.e. Development, Demo, Staging and Production). It was also possible to deploy to customer sites from the plugin via SSH.

Enhanced Geocoder

Lead Design and Implementation Specialist

I leveraged knowledge of Apache Lucence to proactively design and develop a location gazetteer that utilizes the existing knowledge of the company to provide significant advantages over the Google geocoder.

Integration with C++ Components

Java Implementation Specialist

Collaborated to create a JNI interface with a legacy C++ application to integrate journey planning technology into web based systems, and thus extend the life of the product.

Interaction with Outsource Team

Key Point of Contact

I spent much time communicating with a Polish outsource team to hold sprint planning meetings, sprint reviews and sprint backlog grooming sessions.

I made a number of visits to Poland and the outsource team to discuss the design of key projects.


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Chippenham, UK

Skype: nshermskype

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