Fintan Costello - Technical Pre-sales Consultant and Web Developer

Postgraduate Student at National College of Ireland



Work category

IT and Technology



Profile Activity

I am an experienced technical pre-sales consultant and web developer with over fourteen years’ experience in the education sector, with a particular interest in mobile learning. I have strong presentation, consulting and instructional skills.

I am currently studying towards a postgraduate qualification in Cloud Computing and Web Technologies, to finish in August 2012.

Fintan Costello's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

National College of Ireland - Postgraduate Student

Currently studying toward a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing. Topics include:

- Enterprise Frameworks (C#, ASP.NET, Software Architecture, SOA)
- Rich Internet Applications (HTML5, JQuery, Visual Design, Security)
- Cloud Computing (Models, Cloud Architecture, Virtualisation, Security)
- Usability (Prototyping, Usability Testing, Accessibility, SEO)
- Web Application Frameworks (Javascript, Ruby, Rails, Azure, Heroku)

Key Skills
2007 - 2010

Ericsson - Senior Learning Architect

Solution Design and Development:

- Responsible for the design and development of a hosted learning management system (HLMS) service aimed at telecommunications operators globally, using the SaaS model.

- Global administrator for the HLMS with sole technical responsibility for all development and customisation to be carried out on the system to meet customer needs.

- Responsible for all planning activities involving vendors, customers and other stakeholders

- Responsible for sales / technical briefs, marketing material, bid/proposal documents

Solution Evangelisation and Consultancy:

- Technical interface towards customer account and sales teams globally

- Ownership of all technical aspects of the HLMS, which required consulting with vendors and senior management

- Presented and demonstrated system to over 30 customers globally; multiple sales achieved to multinational customers


- Team lead for a group of technical consultants in China / Europe / USA / Africa selling into their local markets.

- Project managed development of localised versions of the system.

- Developed and delivered training material and workshops to enable sales staff and technical consultants to sell the system in a range of markets

Key Skills
Administrator Consultancy Marketing Presales Senior Management Team Lead Technical Demonstration Telecommunications Training Delivery Training Management
1999 - 2010

Ericsson - Mobile Learning Technical Lead / Researcher

- Technical lead for mobile learning (mLearning) development within Ericsson

- Defined design standards and designed and built several courses across various platforms

- Developed templates for rapid mLearning course development, and eLearning to mLearning content transfer

- Heavily involved in research activities around the provision of mLearning in a European context, as part of distance learning programmes or within corporate training

- Presented papers at European Distance Learning Network annual conference 2006/2007/2008, EDEN Research Workshop, 2008, Taking Learning Mobile conference, 2007, Enterprise Ireland eLearning Showcase, 2008, DIT eLearning Summer School 2007

- Published author: “Mobile Learning – A Practical Guide” (ISBN 978-963-9698-15-4)

- Moderated workshops at technical events and annual conferences

1999 - 2007

Ericsson - Web Developer / Technical Instructor

- Responsible for building and maintaining Ericsson web assets in Ireland

- Responsible for defining standards for eLearning design and development

- Project lead for a number of eLearning development projects

- Globally responsible for eLearning delivery and technical support towards customers

- Designed and delivered technical workshops to Ericsson staff internationally

- Delivered courses on web development and design to international customers

Key Skills
Technical Support web development
1997 - 1998

National Information Technology in Education Center - Web Developer / Administrator

- Responsible for designing and building NITEC project websites and the main NITEC website

- Management of all NITEC web assets, including multinational project websites

- Sole interface towards DCU IT services

Fintan Costello's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - , Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing

National College of Ireland

- Expected to graduate top of class; I am am currently top of the class across all completed modules.


Bachelor/Degree - Diploma in Web Design, Web Development and Design

Advanced Technology College

Fintan Costello's Additional Information