Consulting by Jartisan
Jartisan offers a range of computer related services in Belgium, Canada and Great Britian.
For twenty three years we have offered design and managment services in various areas of the computer industry. A large part of this experience has been in product development for the telecommunications industry with strong minors in computer graphics and technical editing. The last several years our emphasis has been on offering project managment and process development services.
Over the last decade we have developed our project managment skills using the principles of team building and by approaching professional relationships with a "win-win" attitude. We are skilled at using process to enable innovation by creating a development environment infrastructure that supports and promotes good design practice.
I am well able to write specifications, user guides contracts and coding standards for either print or on-line media I am also familiar with TV, sound and video recording at the commercial level using both analog and digital editing tools.
I have been doing structured programming since 1975 and object oriented programmer since 1978 starting with Modula 2 (under CP/M :), then Concurrent Pascal and finally C++.
I have extensive practice in real time programming, for applications as well as for embedded products, in C & C++ and other OO languages. My work experience has also included application development, 3D computer graphics, API programming and database (SQL). I am fluent in many OO languages (Pascal, Delphi, C++, PERL and others) and proficient in Object Oriented design practice using many tools but preferring UML.
I have over 15 years experience with process and customer support, successful handing of customer issues is a forte.
I have experience with Ethernet, Appletalk, and Token Ring networking. I have installed and operated Netscape, IIS and Apache web servers. I have administered meterogeneous networks of Windows (98 & 2000) and Unix (HPUX, SGI-IRIX & various flavours of Linux) machines.
Zidtech is a Korean development company creating products for the consumer market, primarily in the United States.
My job was to:
- Advise on the technical and logistical issues of developing a wireless messaging device for the US market.
- Edit documents into correct English for presentation to customers. >
- Coordinated activities of the Korean developer, the Belgian radio component supplier and the US network operators.
My second job in Belgium was with Yacht, a Belgian engineering company, as an engineering consultant. My last client while with Yacht was Advantra ReFLEX Technology, a development lab creating wireless communication modules for the US OEM market. These modules are about the size of a Compact Flash memory unit and are intended for use in data telemetry applications or in low volume messaging applications.
My job was to:
- bring my team into the modern era of development practice,
- establish a modern infrastructure for software development,
- support the associated production facility,
- institute and certify an ISO-9001 process
- lead them to success in developing 4 embedded C products.
My function included the responsibility of personnel management; I grew the team from 5 to 14 people, a mix of permanent and contracted staff, and then back down to 8 as segments of the work were completed. I also had a primary role in our customer and partner relationships, a complex, multi-national situation.
The job that brough me to Belgium was a support & consultancy position in the European Support office of Alias|Wavefront (recently renamed to "Alias").
My job was to:
- Coordinate API support activity with Toronto, Santa Barbara and Japanese centers to provide 20 hour per day coverage.
- Create and teach custom API courses in the European game development community.
- Deliver custom plug-ins to the automotive industry as a Professional Services Consultant.
- Create instructional materials and establish a public web-server to distribute them.
- Instruct in Industrial Design using Studio) & and Maya for Games.
I have had success because I have learned how to listen and when to speak. I see design as a process of communication; first with the end-users to obtain a clear statement of design intent, then within the implementation team and management structure and finally with those verifying the quality of the product.
I am curious, learned, generous and dedicated to the achievement of a realistic level of perfection.
Click to download my CV (MS Word 2000 document)
|Qualification||Systems Design Engineer|
|Date of Birth||28 November, 1955|
|Languages||English - native speaker||French - J'ai en peu de Franšais||Nederlands - Ik heb de basiskennis|
|GSM||+32 (486) 74 17 17|
|Phone||+32 (9) 329 64 61|
It will be of interest that Jeff is working hard to improve his Nederlands. He is now (Sept. 2003) taking the Level 2 course "Nederlands for Anderstaligen" at the Talencentrum of Gent University. Jeff says,
After 4 years here I have basic communication skills .. but not fluency. With the advice of the teachers at the Talencentrum I can say I will have fluency suitable to a Vlaams speaking firm within 6 months. Then I will start on improving my French - I learned French in Canada but have had no chance to practice since then so again .. I have a bit better than basic French, but need more work to have fluency.
academic training and career developement
Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Program included all regular engineering courses with additional courses in Design, Project Management, and English Literature and Computer Science courses in Theory of Computing, Compilers, Operating Systems and Computer Graphics. Management Training and Technical courses: Presentations, Project Management, Team Management, Performance Reviews, Process Communications, Project Planning. Alias|Wavefront courses: Level 2 & 3 Design and Rendering for Automotive Design in Studio. Level 2 & 3 Animation in Power Animator. MEL Fundamentals and Maya for Games.
Professional Engineer registered with Professional Engineers Ontario in Canada. Certified Instructor for Alias|Wavefront Studio (Level 2 Design) and Maya (Maya for Games). Expert Instructor in Studio API Programming, Maya MEL scripting and Maya API Programming
My motto is "Creating reality from imagination" and I use this in both business and personal life.
I am set up to work anywhere in the EU as a contractor, and in Belgium & the UK as a permanent employee. I have a superior command of English, a passable use of French and I can offer the side lines of technical writing and web design, if they are skills of interest.