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Java Developer Cover Letter

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
April 24, 2018

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Victoria, BC Res: 250-***-**** Mobile: 250-***-****


A progressive Programmer/Analyst with over 17 years in the banking/insurance industry, coupled with a B.Eng. Computer Science and extensive experience in project management, problem-solving, financial applications, compliance, stakeholder relations, communication and customer service excellence. Particular strengths include:

Developing/supporting complex enterprise-wide applications;

Applying in-depth analysis and creating innovative/practical solutions;

Adaptive, quick to learn and delivering projects within tight timelines and budget.


T24 Developer 2016 – 2017

Coast Capital Savings - Tyee Rd, Victoria BC

Responsible for assisting with the conversion of a Fidelity Profile Banking Systems to T24 Banking System, and providing support and enhancements to the T24 system in jBC/jbase programming language:

Assisted in improving Temenos’ core banking application by resolving technical issues such as logging vendor tickets and unit testing solutions before transitioning to QA team;

Increased deposits by developing local jBC code for a new 3/5 year investment term product. This included developing AUTOFORM through jQuery script for printing terms and conditions;

Resolved critical banking issues on a 24 hour basis by providing timely support through the ServiceDesk Express. This included working collaboratively with the Emergency Response Team (ERT) to resolve overnight processing issues;

Improved efficiency of a new framework for the T24 banking system (AA), by serving as primary contact in resolving defect issues and perfecting processing for weekly production. This involved utilizing jBase for fixes and performing unit and QA testing;

Enhanced performance of the new T24 banking application by developing/implementing improvements in a test environment. This included pro-actively learning Jmeter for queries and quickly adapting to changing needs;

Reduced impact on members and workload in the contact centre by resolving problems associated with the conversion of history of accounts. This involved working under increased pressure to develop a fix, QA testing and implement within a 6 month timeframe.

Programmer/Analyst 2000 – 2015

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union (Pacific Coast CU - 2000)

Shelbourne Street/Tyee Street, Victoria BC

Responsible for daily technical operations of the banking and insurance system:

Ensured smooth and uninterrupted day-to-day transactions by serving as on-call developer. This involved utilizing MUMPS to program local enhancements and bug fixes in the Fidelity Profile Banking System, and SQL for the insurance system;

Contributed to the Lending Department’s goal to increase lending to business clients by designing and developing an approval/creation system. This involved utilizing the VB.NET banking front end application;

Minimized the impact of a system conversion on stakeholders by maintaining a clear line of communication on project progress and creating requirements documents;

Achieved compliance with Canadian Financial Institution regulations by managing a major project to resolve account number issues created during system conversion;

Enhanced business efficiency and lowered overhead by developing code to establish regular cycles for printing monthly statements;

Delivered excellent customer service for a new Lending Origination System (LOS) by maintaining open communication with users and the QA team;

Contributed to a high quality Business Origination System (BOS) by serving as lead developer for the critical phase-1 project. This included utilizing VB.NET for the front end banking system and applying the iterative development approach;

Complied with audit requirements for reporting Return Clearing transactions within a specified timeframe by leading a project to track batch postings. Production status was achieved within one month and “0” bugs in the QA phase.

Other Positions included: 1994 – 2000

Programmer (Volunteer) – Punjabi Patrika, Abbotsford BC

System Administrator Programmer – Banwari Paper Mills Ltd., Kashipur, UP, India

Computer Programmer (Volunteer) – Super Tires, Moradabad, UP, India

System Testing Customer Support Trainee – Modi Olivetti Ltd., Rampur, UP, India


Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science

B.L.D.E.A’s College of Engineering - Karnataka University, Dharwad, India


Business Administration Diploma – completed 9 courses

Camosun College, Victoria BC


Complete JAVA Masterclass by Tim Buchalka


Data Structures and Algorithms – Deep dive using JAVA by Sarah Ettritch


Programming Microsoft .NETFramework with VB.NET


MCP+ Internet, MCSD for .NET, MCAD for .NET


Sun Java and Advanced Java




Certified NOVELL Administrator (CNA Netware 4.11)



Programming Skills: JAVA, Spring and Twitter Bootstrap frameworks, JavaScript, VB .NET, ASP .NET, HTML, CSS, XSLT, jBC, MUMPS

Agile development methodologies: Worked in a fast paced environment to deliver reliable and user friendly products developed using both iterative and waterfall.

Team Work: Experience working with multiple stakeholders at a Credit union IT shop.

Team Communication: Skype, SharePoint, ServiceDesk Express,

Version Control: Source Gear, SVN

IDE: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio

Databases: SQL. jBase, MUMPS,

OS: Windows, Mac, Linux, HP UX Unix, HP VAX


English; Hindi; Punjabi, Urdu

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