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George Traganidas

Telephone: +44(0)7747181479 Email: G.Traganidas@gmail.com SUMMARY I have been working in the financial industry since 2004 as a senior developer in global projects with teams across India, New York and Des Moines. My area of expertise is frontend development using C# and SQL. I have gained experienced in all stages of the life-cycle of a project. This includes directly liaising with users to gather requirements, design solutions, coding and testing. Since 2006, I am heavily focused on expanding my skill-set within managing software projects and offshore teams. TECHNICAL SKILLS C# 3.5 WinForms, WPF, WCF, VSTO, SQL Server 2005, Sybase 12.5, C++, Java, XML, SOAP, SSL, SharePoint, Jira, Test Director, Quality Centre, Subversion, Perforce, Serena, NUnit, OO Principles, Database Design, Security, Agile Development EXPERIENCE July2011 June2012 Barclays Capital London, UK Assistant Vice President o Worked as senior C# developer for commodities derivatives. o Designed and implemented application using agile methodology to calculate risk in real-time: o The application was written in C# winforms and built on MVP model. o Used threading and event-drive principles to provide responsive GUI. o Helped mentor junior developers in our team that was spread across London, India and New York. o Performed demo to oil trading desk to gather feedback. o Designed and implemented holistic archiving solution to minimise production data storage and reduce cost. Solution archived database tables, server disk drives and shared folders. o Implemented application to store Nostro balances to centralised database for use by downstream systems. o Delivered Excel solution to Hybrids trading desk to allow execution of intra-day scenarios and accuretely calculate risk of their books. May2008 July2011 Aviva Investors London, UK Senior C# Developer o Designed and implemented a reporting application for senior management to consolidate transactions of all Aviva Investors funds. The GUI was written in WPF and connected to a SQL server database. The application loaded Excel files received from the regional offices and had the capability to output data in Access to allow users to run custom queries. o Designed and implemented global catalogue of Aviva Investors funds. This created a centralised repository, which did not exist before, and allowed users to update and retrieve information based on their access level. This was a 3-tier application where the front-end was deployed to the users desktop over the internet, the service layer ran in the DMZ and the database was in the internal network. The application components were communicating over SSL and the messages were encrypted. o Managed off-shore India developers who developed an application to apply risk and compliance checks to property funds. The application consisted of a C# front-end and connected to a SQL server database. o Designed and implemented the following solutions that consisted of a front-end in C# and a back-end in SQL Server: o Application for analysts to provide recommendations on financial instruments, update their recommendations and review performance of expired ones. Senior management uses this tool to track the performance of analysts. o Application for fund managers, compliance and finance teams to track the properties of funds and financial information regarding the tenants.

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Application for risk and performance measurement teams to create reports on derivatives traded by Aviva Investors. Collaborated with colleagues in Des Moines to define global standards for C# and SQL development. Collaborated with teams in India and London to define off-shore development model. Lead team of 5 to semi-final for global project to increase customer loyalty for Aviva Train and help junior developers of the team. o

Feb2004 May2008 Morgan Stanley London, UK IT Associate in Investment Banking o Designed and developed 3 real-time strategic simulations Capital in Peril?, Enterprise in Peril? and Buyout in Peril? that were used as client engagement tools. The simulations consisted of 3 C# GUIs that communicated over WiFi, a SQL server backend and an Excel calculation engine. We successfully deployed the simulations in CEO conferences of Morgan Stanley and key client events. CiP? won Financial News Most Innovative IT Initiative award. o Managed off-shore team who developed an Excel plug-in in C# to enable the Global Capital Markets group to access the online pipeline system. The plug-in communicated with Java services using XML messages. o Worked on enhancements of the online CRM system using JavaScript, Java and SQL. o Built and ran the European IT mentoring network. Jan2001 May2002 Greek Army Lesbos, GR Sergeant and Tank Commander o Excelled in special training and was awarded rank of Sergeant and Tank Commander. o Successfully led team of eight soldiers in national military exercise including army, navy and air force. o Assisted and encouraged resolution of soldiers personal issues affecting team performance. Apr2010 Jan2009 EDUCATION Office of Government Commerce Prince2 Practitioner CFA Society of the UK Investment Management Certificate London, UK London, UK New York, US New York, US London, UK

Feb2004 Jun2004 Morgan Staley Graduate Training Program Feb2004 Jun2004 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 7 Sep2002 Sep2003 Imperial College London MSc in Advanced Computing (Pass) Thesis: Scientific Discovery in the Gene Ontology

Sep1997 Jun2000 Southampton University Southampton, UK BSc in Computer Science (2:1) Thesis: Computational Steering in a Problem Solving Environment LANGUAGES o o o English German Greek Fluent Basic Mother Tongue

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INTERESTS Achieved Black Belt (1st Dan) in Aikido in 2007, training since 2002 and awarded rank of instructor in 2005 Travelling and experiencing different cultures Qualified as First Aider by British Red Cross

George Traganidas