Curriculum Vitae

David Tran

last updated 02 October 2011




I am principally a technologist who prefers to solve real world problems using the best technologies available. This sometimes means having to push certain envelopes in order to achieve results. My assignments have often been through recommendations or direct introduction, which so far have seen me delivering some very challenging but rewarding applications to the end users.

In the last ten years I have been providing consultancy services on architecture, design and implementations of large scale Enterprise E-commerce projects, and take charge in their delivery for various financial institutions around the City of London. I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in Front, Middle and Back Office projects in the investment banking environment and as a result, I have accumulated a very prolific knowledge of the flow of information between different units and operations within an investment bank.

My specialist expertise revolves around the area of Domestic and International Prime Brokerage services to Hedge Fund clients for the above mentioned financial institutions, and have personally seen to the inception, construction and delivery of Enterprise wide platforms in two consecutive leading financial institutions, where the second assignment was a direct result of the successful roll out of the first. Each time the projects had strategic sponsorship from the business and ultimately became their client facing technology platform of choice throughout the organisation.

Another project of note was the implementation of the electronic messaging interface to DTCC (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation) for all dealers to confirm trades and centrally settle cash flows in real time. This project was challenging due to high industry visibility, scope of product coverage, and aggressive timeline.

I have two projects published on, Transcraft My Accountant and Ok2sync, which should provide examples of my level of coding competency in the skills mentioned below.

Outside of the mainstream activities, I also maintain a number of client sites written in Ruby on Rails on a part time basis. My own technology blog at, together with a showcase application to find a route between two London Underground stations, was written wholy in Ruby on Rails.


Address: on request

Telephone Number: on request

Mobile : on request

Date of Birth: 1964

Nationality : British

Status : Married, male


Educational Qualifications:

Degree : BSc (Upper Second Division / 2:1) Electronic and Electrical Engineering & the Associateship of University of Surrey 1988

8 'O' levels : Maths, Additional Maths, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Art, Electronics

3 'A' levels : Maths, Physics, Chemistry


Professional Training:

. EP1 (IEE approved) at Bracknell Technical College (Orbitel ltd)

. X Windows Advanced Programing (Uniplex ltd)

. Capital Markets Fundamentals, with emphasis on Fixed Income Derivatives and Government Bonds markets (CS First Boston ltd)


Skills :

Operating Systems : Linux (Ubuntu), Windows XP, Solaris

Programming Languages : Java, Perl, Ruby, C#, C++, C

Programming Environments/frameworks: SOAP/XML, JSP (Java Server Pages), JINI, JMX/JDMK, XSLT, J2EE/EJB, Spring, Hibernate

Programming Tools: Ivy, JMock, JUnit, Jira, Perforce, Subversion, CVS, Clearcase

Platforms : WebLogic 5.1, Ruby on Rails, Apache Stronghold, Tomcat, Apache Axis (Web Services)

Database Environments: Sybase, DB2, MySQL, sqlite3

Graphical Interface Builders : Eclipse IDE, Visual Studio .NET

Trading Systems : Prime Brokerage, Murex

Others : Full clean driving licence


Assignment History :

April 2003 - present Leading Investment Bank (name withheld), London Docklands, England

January 2001 - April 2003 Deutsche Bank AG, London, England

October 1998 - December 2000 Nomura International Plc, London, England

October 1997 - August 1998 Nomura International Plc, London, England

April 1997 - October 1997 J. P. Morgan, London, England

October 1995 - April 1997 Nomura Research Institute, London, England

August 1995 - October 1995 Salomon Brothers Asset Management, London, England

April 1995 - August 1995 Nomura Research Institute, London, England

April 1994 - April 1995 CS First Boston Ltd, London, England

June 1992 - April 1994 Digital Equipment Service Industries Solutions Company (DESISCo) Ltd, Uxbridge, England

September 1991 - June 1992 Uniplex Ltd, Hemel Hempstead, England

March 1989 - September 1991 Advent Systems (Imaging) Ltd, Wokingham, England

September 1988 - March 1989 Orbitel Mobile Communications Ltd, Basingstoke, England

July 1986 - August 1987 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, England