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Hi Guys,

I would really appreciate if you could comment on my resume so that I can improve it.

Thanks and regards,


Resume of Saliya Jinadasa
Email: abc@def.comContact No: 12345678 (Mobile)

Career aspirations
�To be a successful contributor of a dynamic and high growth organization and to achieve high standards and to be creative in software design, development and management through open-minded and enthusiastic approach to work with the desire to learn new ideas.

Career at a Glance
�Nearly six years of progressive technical experience in software design, development, and implementation.
�Especially proficient in n-tier web application software design and development in J2EE standard (EJB, JSP, Servlet) and JAVA technology, together with practical knowledge of Object-Oriented Analysis and Designing (OOAD) in UML, Design Patterns and Rational Unified Process (RUP).
�Hands on experience on telecommunications software development based on SS7 (ISUP/TUP) signaling protocols.
�Exposure to the full software development life cycle (SDLC) from designing, development, testing to implementation of large-scale projects.
�Sun and IBM certified Java and J2EE professional.

Technical Exposure
JAVA 1.3/1.4, EJB 1.1/2.0, JSP 1.1/1.2, Servlet 2.2/2.3 (J2EE 1.2/1.3 standard); Java Swing, JDBC, SQL, Struts, Log4j; Familiar with JMS and Hibernate O/R mapping framework 2.1
�Scripting Languages
JavaScript, XSL/XSLT, XML.
�Development Tools
JBuilder 5.0/7.0, WSAD 5.0, Eclipse 2.1.1, Rational Rose 2001/2003, Visio, TopLink 2.5 OR-Mapping tool, JUnit 3.7, Jmeter 1.7, Toad 7.6, Ant 1.5, VSS, PVCS, CVS.
Oracle 8i/9i, DB2 7.2, mySQL 4.0
�Reporting tools
jFreeReport 0.8.1
�Web/Application Servers
WebLogic 5.1/6.0/6.1, WebSphere 5.0, Tomcat 4.x.
�Operating Systems
Windows 95/98/XP, Windows NT 4.0, Unix (Sun Solaris) platforms.
�Modeling & Designing
Object-Oriented Analysis and Designing (OOAD), Design Patterns, UML, Data Modeling, Rational Unified Process (RUP).

Hands on Experience
03/2004 to present System Analyst (Contract)ABC Company

Specific Role/Accomplishments:
�Analyse user requirements and enhance business modules of the web-based EBPP application providing on-line processing of invoices and payments with OOAD and Design Patterns. Prepare Program Specifications and Test Cases.
�Develop and modify business modules with JSP, Servlet, and Java technologies on iPlanet Application Server, LDAP, and Oracle database.
�Prepare test scripts and load test the application with Load Runner tool.

Environment: JAVA 1.3.X, J2EE 1.3 (JSP 1.2, Servlet 2.3), HTML, JavaScript, Eclipse 2.1.1, iPlanet 6.5, LDAP, Oracle 8i, Load Runner 7.5.1, Toad 7.6, Sun Solaris and Windows XP.

04/2004 to 05/2004 Part-time voluntary work

Specific Role/Accomplishments:
�Investigated suitable technologies, designed and developed a business module of a web-based application as a proof of concept with Java, JSP, Struts, Hibernate O/R mapping framework, and Log4j technologies on Tomcat web-server and mySQL database. Load tested the business module with JMeter tool.

Environment: JAVA 1.4.X, J2EE 1.3 (JSP 1.2), Eclipse 2.1, JMeter 1.8, mySQL 4.0, Ant 1.5, and Tomcat 4.1.

06/2003 to 02/2004IT Consultant (Contract) DEF Company

Specific Role/Accomplishments: A proof of concept project.
�Analysed user requirements and designed business modules of the web-based TMS application monitoring ATM machines, and providing terminal equipment status and statistical information with OOAD and Design Patterns with UML on Rational Rose. Prepared detail design documents with Use Cases, Class, and Sequence diagrams.
�Led a team of two developers through the business module development.
�Developed business modules with JSP, Servlet, Struts framework, Java, Log4J, and EJB technologies on WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) and DB2 database.
�Performed unit and integration testing on developed modules and deployed to the main WebSphere application server addressing deployment issues. Performed bug fixing and load tested the application with JMeter tool.
�Designed and developed a Message server/interpreter and a client with Java Socket programming and Java Swing, and implemented a Page Iterator for users to access a limited number of database records at a time.

Environment: JAVA 1.3.X, J2EE 1.3 (JSP 1.2, Servlet 2.3, EJB 2.0), JAVA Swing, WSAD V5.0, WebSphere 5.0, DB2 7.2, CVS, JMeter 1.7, Rational Rose 2003 and Windows 2000.

12/2002 to 04/2003Analyst Programmer (Contract)GHI company

Specific Role/Accomplishments:
�Prepared Use Cases based on Functional Specifications, and Contract Specifications for the post-conditions of Use Cases for the SBL system which manages borrowing and lending of securities and collaterals, providing settlement processes and margin percentage, and maintaining stocks ledgers.
�Analysed user requirements and designed business modules of the application with OOAD and Design Patterns with UML on Rational Rose.
�Prepared Detail Design documents with Class, and Sequence diagrams. In addition, described special business processes, Auditing, Logging, Exception Handling, Batch Processing, and Reporting functionalities.
�Developed business modules of the RMS system, which process orders received from Front Office Systems with Java Swing, Java, EJB, JDBC and SQL technologies on WebLogic application server and Oracle database, reports with jFreeReport reporting tool and performed integration testing.

Environment: JAVA 1.3.X, Java Swing, J2EE 1.3 (EJB 2.0), JBuilder 7.0, WebLogic 6.1, Oracle 9i, Ant, jFreeReport 0.8.1, Rational Rose 2002, and Windows 2000.

06/2002to 09/2002Software ConsultantJKL company

Specific Role/Accomplishments:
�Enhanced existing features and added new features to business modules of the web-based iHR application with Java, Servlet, XSL/XSLT and TopLink OR-Mapping tool on Tomcat web server and Oracle database.
�Fine-tuned some of the framework classes for performance optimization, load tested the application with JMeter tool and performed unit testing with JUnit tool on enhanced and newly added features.
�Modified framework classes for migration from CORBA 2.0 to CORBA 2.3.
�Implemented a Page Iterator for users to access a limited number of database records at a time.

Environment: JAVA 1.3.X, J2EE 1.2 (Servlet 2.2), JBuilder 5.0/7.0, Tomcat 3.2.x, Oracle 8i, PVCS, JavaScript, XSL/XSLT, XML, JUnit 3.7, JMeter 1.7, TopLink 2.5 OR-Mapping tool, CORBA VisiBroker 4.5 server and Window 98.

05/2000 to 06/2002ConsultantNMO company

Specific Role/Accomplishments: Financial Planning System and @xpert PrivateWealth- Phase I and Phase II
�Gathered user requirements from the client, and prepared functional specifications with Business Flow, User Interface, and Use Cases for the web-based FPS application.
�Optimized the framework structure of the @xpert PrivateWealth application to cater for Financial Planning System.
�Provided viable solutions to technical issues such as interoperability between disparate applications, and performance optimization.
�Led a team of two developers through the functional specification process.
�Architected and prototyped the framework based on Sun Blue Prints and Component Based Development (CBD), of the web-based @xpert PrivateWealth application providing financial planning, balance sheet, cash flow, portfolio tracking, and provision of market information.
�Analysed user requirements and designed business modules of the application with OOAD and Design Patterns with UML on Rational Rose.
�Designed database schemas for assigned business modules and developed Use Cases, Class diagrams, Sequence diagrams and program specifications.
�Provided technical guidance and prepared technical documents for proposals.
�Developed business components with JSP, Servlet, EJB, JAVA, JDBC, Struts custom tags, Log4J, XML, JavaScript, and SQL technologies on WebLogic application server and Oracle database.
�Presented the software architecture of the application to audiences up to 15 persons.
�Guided and mentored members of the development team on best practices, coding standards, and business modules.
�Performed integration testing on the application, analyzed and fixed software problems.

Environment: Rational Rose 2000e/2001 J-Edition, JAVA 1.2.X, J2EE 1.2 (EJB 1.1,JSP 1.1,Servlet 2.2), Windows 98/NT, Visual Caf� 4.0/4.5, WebLogic 5.1/6.0, Oracle 8i, VSS, JavaScript, XML and HTML.

03/1998 to 03/2000Software EngineerMOP company

Specific Role/Accomplishments:
�Gathered requirements to define product specifications and prepared functional specifications for the application providing call features such as included Calling Name Delivery (CNAM), Enhanced Originating Reroute (EOR), Call Forwarding Overseas, and Password/PIN integration services.
�Designed and developed call processing applications with Fujitsu proprietary language (FSL) and tools.
�Prepared test cases and performed unit, integration, and system testing in-house and UAT at customer sites with call simulators and FETEX-150 N-ISDN Switching system.
�Analyzed and fixed software problems of file systems with Assembly language.
�Trained newcomers on analog call-processing, and software testing procedures.

Environment: Assembly Language (Fujitsu 32bit-AP mini computer board), Fujitsu proprietary language (FSL) and tools, Windows 95/98, Unix (Sun Solaris), SS7 Signaling Protocol Analyzers, and Fujitsu FETEX-150 N-ISDN Switching System.

ABC University, Australia.
Bachelor of Engineering � Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. (First class honors)

Professional Certificates
�Sun Certified Programmer for JAVA2 Platform � 12/2000.
�Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for JAVA2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) -11/2001.
�Sun Certified Web Component Developer for JAVA2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) � 04/2002.
�IBM Certified Enterprise Developer �WebSphere Studio V 5.0 -10/2003.

Available upon request.
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It is very nice format, I would like to thank you for your good work, it will also help others for preparing their resume.
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It's probably different now, with 7 years' more experience.

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In my view it looks good, but can be further improved by quantifying your accomplishments and experience relevant to the position you are applying for. Also, your resume needs to be targeted to the job specification. One size fits all resume is not a good idea.
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