About Me

Hi! I'm Fred James, Senior .NET Developer currently based in Bath.

A gifted and versatile IT Professional with over a decade of industry experience. Having recently returned from a career overseas, I’ve spent the past nine months working as a Senior Software Developer writing code and consulting for several customers in the maritime insurance sector.

During my career, I have worked in all facets of software delivery. I have a wealth of experience in multiple markets and regions across the globe. I specialise in all things .NET Core and SQL Server.

If you're looking for an experienced, passionate developer who craves the complex challenges of our industry, please get in touch.

C#ASP.NET CoreSQL ServerEF CoreAzureReactReduxClean CodeSOLIDTDDAgileScrum


Work Experience

Senior Application Developer

Lloyds Banking Group, Bristol United Kingdom

Mar 2020 - Current

Coming Soon
C#ASP.NET MVCSQL ServerETLSSISSSRSConsultingProject ManagementCommercial Banking

Senior Software Developer

Spark! Data Systems, Bristol United Kingdom

May 2019 - Feb 2020

  • Utilising SignalR and SendGrid I created a real-time messaging service managing all tasks of our application.
  • Built and automated, via Windows Service and SSIS, a suite of ETLs underpinning Shipowner's core fiscal reporting.
  • Designed the underlying class structure for the Claim Management module of Tindall Riley's maritime underwriting system.

ASP.NETWeb APIETLSSISSSRSSQL ServerAzureUnit TestingAzure DevOpsCI/CDMentoring

Contracting and Studying

Remote, Stockholm Sweden

Oct 2017 - May 2019

  • Migrated data and query logic from several legacy applications into standalone instances of SQL Server.
  • Ported a suite of desktop applications written in FoxPro over to C# and WPF.
  • In-between contracting I took the opportunity to modernise my skillset with the latest Microsoft stack.

C# 8.0Azure.NET CoreASP.NET MVCASP.NET CoreWeb APIEF 6EF CoreReactRedux

Professional Services Consultant

Tribal Group, Sydney Australia

May 2015 - Oct 2017

  • Migrated $500m worth of student loans across 11 institutes from the customers legacy system to our new infrastructure.
  • Fulfilled the ETL requirement of quarterly reporting of vital financial statistics to central government ministers.
  • Reconciled $100m of discrepancies in TAFE's 14/15 accountants. Passing KPMG's internal audit and crucially returning TAFE to financial compliance.

SQL ServerPower BIPowershellSSISSSRSSSASDAXETLOracle 12cGitCustomer Facing

IT Support Consultant

Tribal Group, Sydney Australia

Aug 2013 - May 2015

  • Provided product training to the level 1-2 help desks.
  • Helped troubleshoot the integration of Tribal's messaging service to the customer's Tibco based middleware.
  • Assisted the configuration and deployment of our software on the customer's infrastructure.
  • Managed the escalation of level 3 support tickets with the UK based development teams.

SQL ServerOracle 12cWindows ServerSplunkCustomer FacingHelp DeskDocumentationTraining

IT Developer

Tribal Group, Norwich United Kingdom

Sep 2010 - Aug 2013

  • Re-styled several legacy sites. Introducing Bootstrap front-end framework for a more responsive, mobile-friendly UX.
  • Wrote clean, clear, efficient, well-tested and maintainable code.
  • Worked on over 20 software projects across multiple agile development teams utilising the latest technologies.

C#WPFWCFMVVMSilverlightASP.NETLINQAgileScrumSQL ServerjQueryBootstrap

IT Developer

Jaeger Ltd, King's Lynn United Kingdom

Oct 2007 - Sep 2010

  • Responsible for implementing the software behind our pick, pack and deploy of Jaeger's new e-commerce site.
  • Responsible for a suite of till-based e-commerce applications used by 200+ stores worldwide.
  • Developed a stock-taking system utilising mobile technology to overhaul the efficiency of the existing system.

VB.NETWinFormsWebFormsASP.NETLayered ArchitectureSQL ServerJavaScriptHTMLCSSTFS


Web Design


Design Skills

  • JavaScript
  • Blazor
  • React/Redux
  • Bootstrap/Bulma
  • Photoshop/Illustrator



Coding Tools

  • C#
  • Web API
  • Entity Framework
  • Azure
  • Azure DevOps

Data Analysis


Data Tools

  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • PowerShell
  • Power BI
  • DAX
  • SQL Server Data Tools


Jan Kennedy

Senior Business Analyst - TAFE Business Analytics - Sydney, Australia

"...Fred is a tireless professional with prodigious output and I am sure he will value-add to any organisation."

Brett Farrell

Lead Consultant - Tribal Group - Sydney, Australia

Lee Fedder

Director - Spark! Data - Bristol, England

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