Chris Jones-Gill

Senior Designer

Basingstoke, RG225DP, England


Design and development

Project management

Budget management

People management


Hands-on designer and developer, with project and personell management skills. Comfortable taking a lead role, and enjoys a challenge. Detail oriented, without being obsessive, and focussed on the customers needs. Able to sucessfully communicate complex ideas at all levels and across disciplines


University Of Canterbury

Computer Science , Computer Science

September 1997 - September 1997

Farnborough College of Technol

Electronics ONC , Electronics ONC

September 1989 - September 1989

Harriet Costello

September 1987 - September 1987


Senior Designer

KISS Web Design , Basingstoke

January 2011 - January 2012

Leading projects from start to finish. Starting with prototype wireframes, through design, development, implementation and finally customer handover. Utilising a cobination of lean, agile and waterfall approaches to keep flexibility while maintaining control in key areas.

Design and Development
Project Management
Budget Control
Medical Recovery

n/a , n/a

November 2008 - January 2011


Rest and recovery
Test Development Manager

Vertu , Church Crookham

November 2005 - November 2008

Leading a team of 14 people in R&D Test Engineering. Managing 9 engineers, 3 technicians and 2 sub-project managers working across 3 concurrent development projects. Managing training and technologies to ensure the neeeds of ongoing and up-coming product developments are met.

People Management
Project Management
Design and Development
Senior Test Development Engineer

Vertu , Church Crookham

September 2003 - November 2005

Responsible for the design and development of all test systems for a given product development cycle. Liasing with other engineering and production diciplines to ensure the test systems met their needs.

Design and Development
Project management
Senior Software Development Engineer

Sanmina , Camberley

March 2001 - September 2003

Development of internal and external software as stand-alone or system integrated applications. Including hardware control, database management and manipulation, Intranet tools for production control and fault diagnosis. Managing software engineers as a project leader.

Software Development
Software Design
Project Management
Global Quality Specialist

Nokia , Camberley

October 1999 - March 2001

Definition and implementation of common tools, methods and metrics. Designed a web-based metrics system for performance trends, real-time yields and failure data. Designed and implemented method for a customer to sucessfully reduce the number of no fault found returns.

System Design
System Development
Test Support Group Leader

Nokia , Camberley

October 1997 - October 1999

Management of 12 engineers across 3 shifts and 2 sites. Responsible for the support, maintenance and functionality of all test equipment and systems. Project managing coninuous improvement projects.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Test Support Engineer

Nokia , Camberley

November 1996 - October 1997

Responsible for maintaining, developing and improving Nokia GSM test systems. ICT, board level and system level functional testing.

System Support
Data Analysis
Development Technician

Orbitel , Basingstoke

May 1992 - November 1996

Providing support for R&D engineers in both hardware and firmware prototyping.

Prototype Production
R&D Technician

Smiths Industries , Basingstoke

September 1987 - May 1992

4 year apprenticeship before joining R&D fuel management systems. Providing support and development of prototype hardware and software.

Engineering Support
Hardware Development
Software Development

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