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Portfolio

We believe we have an amazing range of skills and qualifications that will be an asset to your project or solution!

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  • Excellent technical skillset
  • Organisation and Teamwork
  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Project delivery management
  • Ability to learn and quickly understand new scenarios
  • Ability to communicate clearly with peers and managers
  • Understanding and appreciation of DevOps concepts
  • Requirements gathering, analysis
  • Clear and accurate documentation/reporting
  • Experience in Telecoms, Finance, Hosting, Datacentre, Development, Managed services

Portfolio

VODAFONE GROUP

Delivery Manager and Architect for Business Analytics solution for Business Intelligence Unit.  Bespoke installation of Alteryx Server with communications, firewall and routing configuration to allow data to be ingested, processed and consumed as required by the business while meeting any legal and compliance requiremements. Also integrating with databases and application APIs. Also providing architectural oversight and GCP knowledge for another Alteryx project hosted on Google Cloud Infrastructure.

 

HSBC

Delivery Engineer on a very large and highly complex automation upgrade programme, taking the Global HSBC server estate (~55k servers) from the current HP Server Automation (HPSA) tool version (9.17) to version 2018.08. My team provided core engineering support to the lead engineers and programme team, assisting with reference architecture designs and hardware and software specifications.

 

ATOS

Unix Consultant engaged to help define solutions and provide support for Royal Mail autumn and winter pressure periods. Initial discovery work to define at risk/critical systems via heat map methodology was followed by preventative patching and fixes for hardware, OS and application. Unprecedented scenario of zero Major Incidents over pressure period was achieved.

 

ATOS

Contract to backfill client resource. Prototyped Linux cluster solution using several AWS EC2 instances to replicate some support issues which were then resolved. Support of several Redhat PCS clusters for RS Components integration. Project was successfully delivered

 

TEK SYSTEMS for security sensitive client

Upgraded customer’s Kickstart build tool to deploy RHEL 7.2 OS builds to HP DL/BL, VMWare and Cisco UCS Blades. Shell scripts needed to be re-written or amended for RHEL7. OS deployed to CIS security standards. Included additional functionality as per client requirements.

 

VODAFONE UK

Configuration of Redhat server environments. Shell scripting of a file transfer/archive solution located on Redhat Linux (RHEL) for BI Finance. Role spanned requirements specification, design, coding (bash), Samba (CIFS) configuration, unit testing, delivery, knowledge transfer and handover. Closely worked with project managers, 3rd parties, support teams and end users to deliver customer requirements for this bespoke solution. 

 

VODAFONE GROUP

Build, configuration, support and handover of 150+ servers located in Germany and Ireland. Skills utilised include hands on technical Unix, Linux, Networking, OSB, scripting, builds using DevOps tools (Oracle OpsCenter). Solution design and implementation (for example LFTP synch utility from Dublin to Germany for production database backup). Technologies: Redhat Linux, Solaris 10, Oracle Secure Backup, VMware ESX, Oracle Sun Blade 6000 chassis, x6270, x4470, Oracle 7420 NAS storage, Oracle 6780 SAN storage, SL3000 Tape Library.

 

W LUCY ELECTRICAL

Architect of replacement Linux development solution for team of developers to requirements provided by Lucy IT. Implemented VMware based Debian 8 and Centos 7 (Redhat/RHEL7.2) development and automated build servers and associated services such as LDAP, NFS server, backup. Migrated data (mainly code repositories) into new systems. 

 

Also ..


•    Eli Lilly: Unix Projects Analyst (contract) EMA Unix system build and delivery across Europe, won Eli Lilly award for excellence.
•    BT Ignite: Unix Project Engineer (contract) Solaris and Linux support and project work.
•    JP Morgan Bank: Unix Project Engineer (contract) Solaris, Apache, iPLanet, Weblogic, Solaris package creation
•    Rural Payments Agency: Unix Team Lead (contract) Sun Cluster, Veritas Filesystem/Netbackup, shell scripting, training, handover
•    Computacenter: Unix Team Leader at BTCellnet (contract) Managed team of 4, transformed support team, Solaris, Linux, Autoclient