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Biography of SARATH CHANDRAN

SARATH CHANDRAN MBCS

I.T MANAGER

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SUMMARY
• Results-driven IT professional with over five years of IT experience including several years working in software and web development
• Personable and organized with excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and leadership experience
• Outstanding ability to identify and articulate solutions, translating technical jargon into layman's terms
• Entrepreneurial with success launching and managing a freelance IT consulting business
• Fast learner who has been consistently cited for ability to achieve rapid comfort level in new environments and develop optimal solutions

KEY COMPETENCIES
• Project Management
• System Design & Deployment
• Technical Troubleshooting
• User Support & Training
• Business Development
• Strategic & Engagement Planning
• Client Relationship Management

SKILLS
• Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Access, MySQL
• Packages: Dreamweaver, NetObject Fusion, Macromedia Flash, Swish, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Paintshop Pro, GIF Animators, OSCommerce Shopping Cart
• Platforms: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP
• Networks: Familiar with IIS, Windows XP Home/Office networks, TCP/IP
• Scripts: Java scripts, Visual Basic scripts
• Languages: ASP, PHP, SQL, HTML, JAVA/VB Scripts, Visual Basic, CSS, Web Templates

EDUCATION
Robert Gordon University 2001
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
• MSc. Software Technology

M.G University 2000
Kerala, India
• BSc. Computer Application

The City & Guilds of London Institute 2002
London, UK
• Diploma. System Support

EXPERIENCE
I.T Manager March 2006-Present
MrCase Inc, Toronto
• Administered, maintained, developed and implemented policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the company's databases
• Provide leadership and vision relating to the development, implementation, and support of IT initiatives within the company which has led to extensive programmatic growth
• Conducted evaluations and created site-specific designs, including network architecture, cabling, equipment selection, and project feasibility analysis that included management planning
• Point of contact for solving a range of IT issues from networking to hardware troubleshooting
• Maintaining existing website developed in Microsoft Site Sever 3.0 along with developing an alternate OSCommerce which reflects with new and improved features and conduct research and develop various strategies to improve online business
• Manage out-sourced projects and making sure their completion in speculated time
• Research current I.T trends and implementing where required

I.T Specialist June 2004- Feb 2006
Cantex Marketing, Toronto
• Consulted with and advised senior management of current and future security and risk implications
• Promoted internal security awareness at all organizational levels
• Primary responsibilities include design and development of e-commerce stores for wholesale and retail customer base
• Designed and created new advertisement, promotional materials for online and offline promotions using Adobe Photoshop and other graphical tools
• Conducted research in ways to promote business online and offline
• Managed I.T costs and reported findings to the director of the company
• Evaluated network requirements, capabilities and provided recommendations

Web/Software Developer Sept 2001-Dec 2003
Freetowork Ltd, Scotland, UK
• Supervised a 3 member team, including a graphic developer and two junior programmers
• Directed team members on programming methodology, priorities, and deadlines, allocating resources as needed, minimizing non-productive down-time.
• Provided object-oriented design, programming and implementation support to the application system, written in Visual Basic
• Prepared test plans and data, and user documentation for various application packages

CERTIFICATIONS
CompTIA Project+ Certification (currently pursuing) 2001
CompTIA Project+ is a globally recognized project management certification that provides validation of fundamental project management skills. It covers the entire project life cycle from initiation and planning through execution, acceptance, support and closure. For more info http://certification.comptia.org/project/default.aspx

MEMBERSHIPS
Professional Member (MBCS)
• British Computer Society (BCS)
• Working towards Chartered IT Professional (CITP)

I.T Professional Member (currently pursuing)
• CompTIA IT Professional (IT Pro) Membership