Edwin Roestenburg (edwin at roestenburg dot com)
Research, design, and development of innovative software solutions and architectures, particularly in the areas of e-business, personalization, hypermedia, and artificial intelligence. Extensive experience in the architecture and implementation of Web-based business applications using various technologies, including Java, JSP, XML, AJAX, WAP and SharePoint.

Previous achievements include the invention and development of “the personalized internet” (international patent awarded), development of an interactive knowledge-based cable design and manufacturing system, design and implementation of the first online banking application in USA, as well as design and development of the widest selling educational mutimedia application for Dutch primary schools.

Looking for challenging opportunities in a dynamic team within research and development of innovative user-focused applications.
Professional Experience
Consultant / Applications Manager, Ordina (NL) since 2007
After having worked on the realization of web-based applications using Tridion CMS and RetrievalWare search engine, I moved into the world of SharePoint as Applications Manager, responsible for the day-to-day activiteis of all SharePoint contracts. Managed a small set of SharePoint implementations with a small group of people.    
Senior Software Architect / Developer, Group ICT, Rabobank (NL) 2001 - 2007
Architecture, development and support of Java and Web based applications and package solutions.    
  • Architecture of corporate Intranet and HR portal, based on WebSphere Portal Server.
  • Research and development of WAP / iMode prototype.
  • Architecture and development of a dedicated telephony logging system.
  • Development of quick-win solution for HR-Forms, followed by the introduction and deployment of a 3rd party forms-engine.
  • Liaising with related divisions within the company and coordinating the technical activities in the development group as well as the related subdivisions.
  • Providing expertise and support to development teams, business and local banks for implementation of advanced technologies.
Software Research Engineer, Content Networking , Nortel (UK) 1999 - 2001
Research and development of advanced Internet and network management applications. Personalization of web content at the Internet level.    
  • Invention and development of personalized Web portal engine.
  • Prototyping of personalized e-commerce application.
  • Integration of IP path advisor within network management suite.
  • Research into Java-card technology.
  • Support and coaching of junior team members.
Senior Consultant, E-Business Practice, Seer Technologies/Blue Phoenix (USA) 1996 - 1999
Design and implementation of commercial Web-based solutions.    
  • Development of a Web-based online banking application.
  • Architecture, design and prototyping of an interactive portfolio management application using virtual reality technologies.
  • Design and implementation of a CGI intranet architecture with interface to existing mainframe applications.
  • Definition and presentation of training courses on Internet technologies, object orientation, and Java.
  • Input to marketing, product management, and QA of web-enablement solutions.
  • White papers on E-Commerce, Java, and Web development technologies.
Software Engineer, Center for Advanced IT, BICC (UK) 1994 - 1996
Full site responsibility for design, development and maintenance of a knowledge-based interactive CAD system in an object oriented client server environment.    
Military Service, Helpdesk, OpleidingsCentrum Militaire Administratie (NL) 1993 - 1994
Hardware and software support for novice computer users.    
Master Thesis, DeMontfort University (UK) 1993
Research, design, and implementation of graphical applications for the detection of Unilateral Visual Neglect and possible rehabilitation exercises using eye-trackers.    
Dissertation, Krist & Ketel (NL) 1992
Placement, Krist & Ketel (NL) 1991
Project management, design, and implementation of educational mutimedia applications. Demonstration and usability evaluation at several primary schools.    
Placement, Philips (NL) 1990
Development of an application for calculating and graphing the life expectancy of production mills.    
M.S. Human Computer Systems, DeMontfort University (UK)   1992 - 1993
B.S. Computer Science, Hogeschool Eindhoven (NL)   1988 - 1992
Tools and programming languages used include:
Java, JSP, JavaScript, XML, HTML, WAP, CGI, CSS, VRML, Perl, SQL, C++, Delphi, VB, AJAX, J2EE, IBM Websphere Portal Server & Application Server, Apache Tomcat & HTTP Server, Microsoft IIS, Netscape Enterprise Server, Convera, Tridion, Quinity, Websphere WSAD, Visual Age, JBuilder, Visual Studio, Dreamweaver, Paintshop Pro, Adobe Encore, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition
Fluent in Dutch and English. Good German.
Publications & Patents
  • Roestenburg, E. (1998). “Intelligent Agents – An Overview”. Hyperviews Online. Society for Technical Communication, Online Information SIG.
  • Roestenburg, E. (International Patent: PCT/GB01/04644): “System, Apparatus and Method for Personalising Web Content”.

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