Derrick Went

Derrick Thomas Went

Software Developer

Paignton, Devon, UK

01803 665519


North Gloucestershire College of Technology, Cheltenham
1968 - 1971

Higher National Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Bromyard
1961 - 1968

6 GCE O Levels, 1 GCE A Level - Mathematics


Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (

Chartered Member of the British Computer Society (

Associate Member of the Institute of Maths & its Applications (

Member of the committee of the Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch of the British Computer Society for 15 years, Secretary for 10 years and Data Protection Officer for 3 years.

Other interests include family history research, gardening and railway preservation.


A highly productive and adaptive software engineer with over 50 years experience in the IT industry, used to working with the latest methodologies and technologies, from mainframe to micro, throughout a long and varied career.


  • Involvement with all aspects of a wide variety of major projects, both in product development and bespoke applications, have been a recurring theme.
  • Software development skills have been augmented by a number of major consultancy projects to organisations in all business sectors.
  • The possession of the necessary inter-personal supervisory skills, in addition to those required to be an active and respected team member, has contributed to the satisfactory conclusion of many projects varying widely in size and scope.
  • A strongly developed ability to self-motivate and rapidly assess new technical environments has resulted in the successful resolution of many consultancy projects under considerable commercial and timescale pressures.

Work Experience

Went I.T. Services, Paignton
2005 - now

Software Developer

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SES Construction Software, Totnes
June 2004 - July 2004

Developer (Contract)

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Redundancy and Illness
2003 - 2004
AssureSoft, Cheltenham
1999 - 2003

Senior Architect

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CAP Gemini, Redditch
1998 - 1999


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AT&T, Gloucester and Redditch
1990 - 1998

Technical Consultant

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DST Software, Cirencester
1985 - 1990

Principal Consultant

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Beaufort Computer Services, Gloucester
1979 - 1985

Senior Technical Analyst

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Dowty Group Services, Cheltenham
1973 - 1979

Senior Software Specialist

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Debenhams, Taunton
1971 - 1973


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Gloucester County Council, Gloucester
1969 - 1970

Trainee Programmer

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