Curriculum Vitae

David Tran

last updated 12 August 2020


I am a technologist who enjoys solving 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 end users.

In the last twenty four 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 electronic and paper confirmation of fixed income deals, domestic and international Prime Brokerage services to Hedge Fund clients, 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 Markitwire and DTCC (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation) for all dealers to confirm trades and centrally settle cash flows in real time. These projects were challenging due to high industry visibility, scope of product coverage, and aggressive timeline.

I have a few projects published, which can be used as examples of fluency/competency:

Javascript/Nodejs:, which is the code for the live site at This web application facilitates the submission of digital records to HMRC which conform to the new MTD protocols.

Java:, a stand alone book keeping desktop application written in Java/SWT

I have also designed and implemented a full stack home security solution with Node.js server, Android and Raspberry Pi clients, together with hardware and 3D case designs, which is currently in active use. A demonstration is available.

Another project is an Android app to consolidate together real time information from trains, underground and buses around London, with geo-location overlay which can be synced to the cloud. Demonstration is also available for this project.

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Telephone Number: on request

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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 and Redhat), Solaris

Programming Languages : Java 8, Javascript, Perl, Shell, Ruby, C++, C, C#

Programming frameworks: Node.js, Android Studio, JAXB, JPA, Hibernate, JMS, MQ Series, Web Sockets, Jquery, React Native, Angular

Environments/Tools: git, Perforce, BitBucket, Jira, Greenhopper

Platforms : Spring Framework, Apache & Tomcat, Jetty, Ruby on Rails

Database Environments: DB2, Sybase, MySQL, sqlite3

Graphical Interface Builders : Eclipse IDE, Android Studio, WebStorm, Visual Studio .NET

Trading Systems : Prime Brokerage, Murex

Others : Full clean driving licence

Assignment History :

April 2003 – August 2019 Morgan Stanley, 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