Curriculum Vitae

Victoria Scales

Linked In: Victoria Scales
E-mail: Decipher the following: victoria *at* v-s-f *dot* co *dot* uk


Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
December 2008
Exam 310-055
BSc (Hons) Computing: 1st
2004 to 2007

Course Includes:

  • A final year project to create an effective alternative software package for recording archery scores, complete with a database to hold member details and view/interact with management areas of a club
  • Topics in Computer Systems
  • Further Programming in Java
  • Database Management
University of Hertfordshire

Employment History

Senior Java Developer
October 2010 to Present

Working on the java team providing a layer between the IBM AS400 iSeries database and the front end (ciboodle, .net and others).

The java team provides a series of soap interface for the front end clients to call, the message is processed by mule and converted into the Java classes which are pushed into the iSeries database and a response returned to the front end.

I have worked on a number of successful projects, some of which I have been the only developer. Recent work includes integrating between third party clients using third party request and response messages and creating custom adapters for third parties to get information from the iSeries database. Also a project to allow a message from the iSeries to be priced on an insurers own pricing system by calling their web service across the internet.

There have also been a few small projects I have worked on, for example, creating a service catalogue which details all the web services available for the front end clients to call, along with information about each service and its status.

  • Java
  • Junit
  • TestNG
  • CXF
  • JAX-WS
  • WSDL2Java
  • Mule 2.X and 3.X
  • Bamboo
  • Checkstyle
  • Clover
  • Maven
  • MySQL
  • Derby
BGL Group
Park House
Junior Programmer
September 2007 to June 2010

Programming web applications for clients including a large examinations group and for internal company use.

I have been involved in all parts of the development lifecycle, from talking with the client, gathering their requirements and estimating to implementing a solution and providing support after deployment.

The web applications I have worked on have been built in Java, using Hibernate and Spring, connecting to a range of databases including Oracle and SQL Server.

  • Java
  • Java Server Faces
  • Rich Faces
  • Spring & Spring MVC
  • Hibernate
  • Android application development
  • Javascript
  • ExtJS
  • SQL Server 2005
  • Oracle
  • PL/SQL

As part of my work I have also used the following software:
Eclipse, Enterprise Architect, SVN, SQL Developer, JIRA

Intrinsica Networks Ltd.
14 Meadway Court
Rutherford Close
Self Employed
May 2006 to September 2007

Computer Consultancy

Working for Ministry of Ideas creating dynamic visual dashboards to promote sales for companies which include:
Heineken, Aral, Pfizer, Friesland Foods

Working for Myself
August 2006 to Sept 2007
Ministry of Ideas
May 2006 to August 2006
John Lewis
June 2005 to July 2006
Sales assistant for the Audio and Television department selling computers and related peripherals.
June 2005 to September 2005, FT
September 2005 to July 2006, PT
John Lewis
Bridge Road,
Welwyn Garden City,
Herts. AL8 6TP

Work Experience

Wormald Burrows
November 2006 to April 2007
Working part time at Wormald Burrows within their IT department.
Work includes:
Building computers,
Creating a website for their new software project
Wormald, Burrows Partnership
12a – 18a Hitchin Street
SG18 8AX
+44 (0)1767 317244
Oracle Academy
2005 to 2006
I took part in an Oracle Academy course run at the Knights Templar School Baldock and learnt basic Oracle database commands
Crossroads international charity
Visited and helped out for a day at Crossroads international charity, Hong Kong. I met a diverse range of people from around the world and experienced Hong Kong’s range of cultures
2002 to Present

Developed a number of company websites and two educational websites, for which I have learnt HTML and PHP. 

Current Websites:,
Hinxworth Village,
Paul A Watler,

One week working for Meroncourt, an Agfa repair centre in Letchworth, North Hertfordshire.  I helped sending out a business newsletter and updating a company website.


Travelling – have been to a range of different countries and experienced their cultures
Computing – Have been interested in computers from a young age and am interested in the latest technology developments and gadgets
Cycling – Started cycling in Jan 2009 and am enjoying it so much that I’m entering the London to Cambridge bike ride in July 2010.
Cooking – I enjoy cooking and have started to add recipes to my blog for family and friends to enjoy.


Other Information

Clean driving Licence

Competent with the following computer packages:
Microsoft Office (inc. Access), Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Xcelsius, Eclipse (and MyEclipse), Netbeans

Java, PL/SQL, SQL, HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, some C#