Curriculum Vitae

Certification

  • PRINCE 2 Project Management (Foundation & Practitioner)
  • ITIL (Foundation, Service Design, Service Transition & Continuous Service Improvement)
  • RHCE (RedHat Certified Engineer)
  • AIX (IBM Unix)
  • HP-UX (HP Unix)

CAP Money Coach

  • 1 in 9 Uk Households have “Unmanageable Debt”, I trained to help people learn the basic life skill of budgeting.

Job History

Head of Cloud, Infrastructure & Tools

  • Digi.Me
  • Tongham, Surrey
  • May 2017 to present
    • Manage the day to day running of
      • DevOps Department
      • QA Department
      • Release Management
  • ¬†Infrastructure
    • Microsoft Azure
      • New Platform
        • K8s Cluster over 3+ fault zones
          • Production, Staging, Integration, Development and Several Test Environments ran the “same” dockerised application at various stages of release.
        • Baseline Machine infrastructure built using Terraform
        • Containers configuration managed via SaltStack
        • Containers built by Jenkins on “Tagged Commit” of code by Jenkins
      • Legacy Platform
        • Machine Infrastructure built with Terraform
        • Machine configuration built with Chef
  • Monitoring
    • All logging sent to Elasticsearch via Kafka & Logstash
    • Internal Monitoring performed by Prometheus/AlertManager
    • External Monitoring performed by StatusCake
    • Alerting performed through PagerDuty, fed by Prometheus/AlertManager or StatusCake
    • Security incidents troubleshot using Splunk
  • Software / DevOps
    • Source control in Git (github.com)
    • Maven Repository used for storing JAR files and building Android clients
    • Continuous integration performed by Jenkins
      • Automatic Builds for Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android
        • Code Vulnerability Scanning performed at build time.
  • Testing
    • Automated Testing with TestRail, custom Framework written and combines multiple testing technologies
      • Cucumber
      • Calabash
      • Test Robot

Head of Network Operations

  • Red Matter Ltd
  • Croydon
  • July 2016 to February 2017
    • Managed Network Operations Team
      • Responsible for the 24×7 management of a Telco Network
        • Responsible for the replacement and repair of physical equipment in multiple datacentres
    • Technology Used
      • OpenSIPs
      • FreeSwitch
    • Configuration
      • Packages delivered using in-house developed DevOps tooling
      • Newer services delivered by Docker on CoreOS created with Docker compose
      • Older packages delivered via custom made rpm packages
      • Changes logged via Jira
      • Documentation is written into Confluence
    • DataCentre Management
      • UK Datacentres
      • US Datacentres
      • Nordic Datacentres
      • Asian Datacentres
      • Australian Datacentres

CTA

  • CenturyLink (formerly known as Savvis)
  • London / Reading
  • November 2011 to July 2016

Technical Services Manager

  • MarkcoMedia
  • London / Croydon
  • January 2010 to November 2011

Chief Executive Officer

Managing Director

  • UnixGuru Consulting
  • East Grinstead
  • May 2009 to December 2009

Technical Services Consultant

Senior Unix Technical Specialist

  • Homebase
  • Wallington
  • April 1999 to August 2004

Senior Systems Administrator

  • Credit Suisse Asset Management
  • London

Deputy Operations Supervisor

  • Veritas
  • Crawley