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Published Oct 17, 2014
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A passion for computing from an early age combined with a varied background in the IT industry provides a solid understanding of a wide range of technical concepts. More recently this excellent foundation has been expanded upon with a focus on security at both the infrastructure and application level.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Specialist in git and puppet based application deployment and infrastructure configuration
  • Strong PHP development skills including Object-Oriented and MVC experience - especially Laravel
  • Cisco switch and router configuration
  • Excellent Linux management skills (Arch, CentOS / RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo)
  • Comfortable with both SVN and git version control systems
  • Experience configuring and managing a wide variety of server solutions on various platforms:
    • Apache2 web servers with PHP
    • MySQL databases
    • exim4 mail server
    • Windows Server with Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint
  • High-level & in-depth understanding of technical concepts backed by practical knowledge in a range of subjects, including:
    • Networking (including firewalls and routing, NAT, OpenVPN, IPSEC)
    • Information Security, including:
      • Common attack vectors, such as the OWASP Top 10
      • Methods for prevention of common attacks
      • Methods of encryption
    • Virtualisation and Enterprise-level infrastructure (VMware, XenServer, Amazon AWS)
    • Zerto and Veeam VMware replication and backup solutions
    • Hardware (diagnostics, RAID etc)
  • Good working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript (jQuery, angular.js)
  • Experience building responsive web solutions & APIs (REST / JSON)
  • Proficient with Adobe PhotoShop

Additional Experience

  • Backup solutions and Disaster Recovery (Acronis, Symantec BackupExec)
  • Some .NET development experience (C#, VB)

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Intrinsically motivated: relentless in the pursuit of The Optimal Solution.
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

EMPLOYMENT

2014 → Present
Senior Engineer, Eloquent Technologies Limited

  • Infrastructure design and management
  • Hosted network solutions
  • MPLS
  • VOIP
  • Software development

2013 → 2014
Systems Analyst, AgustaWestland Ltd

  • Multi-farm SharePoint 2007 / WSS 3 + SharePoint 2010 administration (5000+ users)
  • Bespoke SharePoint 2007 / WSS 3 + SharePoint 2010 solutions (C#)
  • Web application design, development and maintenance (PHP, ASP)
  • Liaising with customers & suppliers to identify issues / requirements
  • Dealing with Restricted data / List X

2011 → 2013
IT Technician, Blueloop Ltd

  • RSA SecurID 2FA implementation for AgustaWestland Ltd
  • Design & development of complete backup monitoring + reporting system (in use by First Great Western Ltd)
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd line Desktop & Server Support
  • Virtual infrastructure deployment (VMware, Citrix XenServer)
  • Development of Asterisk-based hosted VoIP service offering
  • Desktop deployment for Total UK Ltd
  • System implementation & administration (Windows Server, Linux)
  • Basic security audits
  • Disaster recovery
  • Network administration
  • Application development in PHP + MySQL, VB.net + MSSQL

2010 → 2014
Director, Fluid Technology Solutions Ltd

  • Web design
  • PHP web development
  • Web hosting
  • Two Factor Authentication consultancy
  • Infrastructure consultancy & support

EDUCATION

2007 → 2010
BSc (Hons) Mathematics, University of Bath

2005 → 2007
A-Levels, Truro College
Computing Mathematics Physics Design Technology Further Mathematics

TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

November 2014
VMware VTSP 5.5, VMware
VMware VOP-CP (Cloud Provider), VMware

October 2013
Introduction to SAP Mobile Solution Development, openSAP

April 2013
Programming SharePoint 2010 Applications with .NET, Learning Tree International

December 2012
Improving Customer Service

ACHIEVEMENTS

2008
Awarded South West RDA Bursary
For promoting employment and economic prosperity in the area

2008
Awarded University of Bath Enterprise Bursary
For developing enterprise skills and entrepreneurial experience

REFERENCES

Excellent academic and professional references available.


VMware VTSP