CV (resumé) and Personal Details
Name: Malcolm Cowen, Ch Eng, BSc (Hons)
Member Professional Contractors Group
Address: 23 Bristol Ave, Levenshulme,
Manchester, GB-M19 3NU.
Phone + 44 (0) 161 225 4674,
Fax + 44 (0) 161 248 5027,
Mobile +44 (0) 973 950 597
Born: 19.11.46, Manchester, England
Status: British Citizen, Married, 3 children
('some' denotes less frequent use, or minor skill)
PC/Mac: Analysis, design, implementation and support of
OMNIS 7 & Studio systems (5 Years).
VBScript, XML/XSL. and HTML/Dreamweaver (1,5 years).
Design, implementation of Visual Basic client/server system (1
Tandem: Cobol, SCobol, TAL, C, TACL, DDL, SQL, BASE24,
Inspect (4 to 8 years) some Visual Inspect, Transvision, Enable,
Testing: Assorted platforms (7 years).
OS9: Assembler, C (1 to 2 years).
Types of Work
Commercial: Travel agency, banking, car hire, materials
& stock control, industrial processes, health.
Systems: Software Libraries, driver modules, data warehouse,
writing documentation and translation to English.
Testing: Design and maintenance of test databases,
environment and procedures.
Languages: English, German (spoken and technical), Welsh,
Locations: UK, Switzerland, Germany, teleworking, Netherlands.
Security Cleared: Greater Manchester Police, July 2001
Tandem Projects (UK, Switzerland,
Germany, and teleworking)
Malcolm has worked in English and German in the areas of Banking,
Policing and Tourist Agencies. He gained experience in the normal
Tandem utilities, as well as:
- - Support, maintenance and development of a data warehouse.
- - Database design, development and customer support of major
- - Enhancement of police systems.
- - Cleaning up, completing and documenting Base24 atm module
for nonstandard cards.
- - Documentation and design of databases and test procedures
for new systems.
- - Documentation of existing systems with inadequate documentation.
- - parallel running of tests on original IBM CICS and ported
- - Design and implementation of a TAL procedure library.
- - Use of TACL, Nonstop Pathway, SQL, COBOL, Scobol, C , TAL
and sp/Architect product.
- - Web-enabling existing Tandem systems, using RSOM and DynaAccess
/ Omnis Studio.
PC/MAC Projects (teleworking)
Malcolm implemented several projects for a Stockport Software
House, LSA Technology (0161 426 0404). Much of the work was done
in stages between other projects:
OMNIS 7 & Studio (5 Years):
Malcolm designed and implemented a PC based Vehicle Hire System
(about 160 OMNIS objects and data file of about 100Mb) , and a
MAC-based Nurses Booking System. The Vehicle Hire system was designed
for rapid entry of data from telephone input. It was later enhanced
to include batch reports, standing file maintenance, statistics
and interfaces to other systems. Recently he used Omnis Studio
in a feasibility study to Web-enable a Tandem system. From Dec
2002 Malcolm is working on Omnis Studio projects for Brunning
& Price of Saighton, Chester.
OS9 (1 year):
In the early 90s Malcolm took over an OS9 system at British
Sugar when the previous developer walked out. He installed it,
and has maintained, documented and enhanced it over several years.
Visual Basic (1 year):
Malcolm developed a database for a recruitment agency and
specified the proposed followup system, using VB6 client/server
with ADO, HTML and ActiveX controls, and worked on other VB6 subsystems
using HTML, ASP, VBScript. He also developed and later enhanced
software to display graphically the results of a data feed from
an industrial process. He also produced software to read and display
alien files from an OS9 system.
Internet Systems (1.5 Years)
From 2002 Malcolm has worked on various Web-related systems:
- Development of web-enabling projects for Tandem systems using
- Development of webpages to designs from LSA of Marple using
ICL DME and TPS Projects:
Malcolm worked for eight years with the TPS monitor.
He served as chairman of the TPS User Group. Major projects included
two complete online systems, one as senior A/P in charge of the
project, and a PLAN based online Screen Validation Language. Malcolm
is also familiar with Geo 3 both as a user and a writer of parts
of the system.