Lew Reed


Technical Analyst


Data Analysis

Web and Application Development

Software and Environments

Pepper Group

XSLT Developer - Nov 2015 to Jan 2016


Technical Analyst - Nov 2-13 2015

REPL Group

Technical Consultant - Jan 2013 to Oct 2014

  • Took ownership of data for the project from: large XML feed, custom APIs and locked platform APIs
  • Conducted initial analysis with XPath and XSLT for ‘proof of concept’ stage of project
  • Programmed bespoke software in C# using .Net, .Linq, .Xml to do complex XML analysis
  • Created and edited XML files to reflect specific application conditions for test team

Varied ecommerce consultancy position embedded in a technical project team at Marks & Spencer head office, playing a critical role in delivering an innovative customer-facing ecommerce proposition. The role had several functions, with a focus on operational data and systems analysis.

Responsible for managing data from various sources from initial data mapping exercise all the way through to quality and stability testing.

Took ownership of data for the project, and provided an invaluable source of knowledge for a variety of stakeholders including testers, developers, architects and management.

Business analysis including creating wireframes, BRDs, gap analyses, traceability matrices, processes workflows and logic diagrams.

Involved in defining, utilising and trouble-shooting the newly created API stack used by multi-channel propositions to interface with the ecommerce platform data.

Immersed in an agile development environment, with daily stand-ups, weekly sprints, backlog management, performance metrics and strict workflows. Worked closely with architects, developers and business analysts to form solutions.

  • Problem solving on all data sources, including upstream processes on ecommerce platform and service layers
  • Issues included API caching responses for wrong devices, data files not sent between systems, missing data

Also took responsibility of understanding the ecommerce platform to investigate various issues, including data validity, system stability and technical limitations.

Worked with various aspects of the core ecommerce platform, including product information, stock, commerce, search and media assets.

  • Deployed MSSQL Server applications in test environment for internal work at REPL
  • Owned and delivered an XML data integration project; transform to match 3rd party XSD

Additionally worked internally at REPL to build test environments for WFM and WMS solutions on MS SQL and Oracle DB.

Gained solid understanding of database structures and implementation, and how to troubleshoot installations. Also worked on internal data integration projects.

Helix Information Systems

Technical Analyst - June 2011 to Dec 2012


2009, University of Kent

BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology and Design - Upper Second Class Honours

2006, Ringwood Sixth Form

A-Level: Physics, Mathematics and Business Studies; AS-Level: Accounting and ICT


Available upon request