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     Date Submitted:20-08-2012
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     Current job:Senior Solution Integration Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsQualified and experienced in the following practices: Professional Services, Environmental analysis, Security & Surveillance, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Systems Integration, VESDA Design, ITIL Fundamentals, Access Control, Stakeholder Managemen
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    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


     

    American Power Conversion (Schneider Electric)                    June 2008 – July 2012

    Senior Solution Integration Engineer (Network Integration Engineer)

     

    European Space Agency                   Sept 2000 – Mar 2008

    Senior Software Support Specialist                 Sep 2006 – Mar 2008

    Infrastructure Support – Systems Engineer   Sep 2000 – Sep 2006

     

    International Computers Limited                       Mar 1999 – Sept 2000

    Quality Assurance Engineer

     

    British Armed Forces                         Oct 1989 – Sept 1998

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Controller

     

    Portus and Rhodes                           Oct 1987 – Oct 1989

    Apprentice Electrician

     

     

     

    CERTIFICATION / TRAINING


     

    APC InfraStuXure Data Centre Operations & Capacity management                 2011

     

    APC InfraStuXure Central & NetBotz environmental and security monitoring appliances                  2010

     

    VESDA Consultant Design                            2009

     

    Citrix Presentation Server                  2007

     

    Axios Assyst System Administration                       2006

     

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer                   2004

     

    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator                   2004

     

    Microsoft Certified Professional                         2003

     

    Comp TIA A+ Certification                              2000

     

    National Vocational Qualification Level I + II                     2000


     

     

     

    Functional and Sector Experience


     

    Functional Experience:

     

    •               Systems Integration

     

    •               VESDA Design

     

    •               ITIL Fundamentals

     

    •               Professional Services

     

    •               Security & Surveillance

     

    •               Access Control

     

    •               Stakeholder Management

     

    •               Data Centre Monitoring

     

    •               Methodological Technical Analysis

     

    •               Server and Device Configuration

     

    •               IT, Software, Networking Support

     

     

     

    Sector Experience – Key Clients:

     

    Military                                                  UK

                   NATO

                   Department of Defence

     

    Banking and Finance                         Westpac

                    Reserve Bank of Australia

    Deutsche Bank

    NAB

     

    Federal and State Government        Parliament of Victoria

                    Victoria Police

                    Australian Securities and Investments Commission

                    Office of Police Integrity

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

    Polaris

    Bureau of Meteorology

    South Australia Police HQ

     

    SME’s & Large Corporations            Aurora Data Centre’s (National Broadband Network)

                    Canberra Data Centres (CDC)

    Interactive Systems

    Clipsal

    Department Of Attorneys General

    Perth iX

     

    Mining                                                    Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

                                                                    BP

     

    Telecommunications                         Telstra

                                                                    Aurora Telecom

     

    Utilities                                                  Origin Energy

                                                                    Arrow Energy

     

    Education                                              Melbourne University

                    TAFE colleges


    Employment History


    American Power Conversion (Schneider Electric)                      June 2008 – July 2012

    Senior Solution Integration Engineer (Network Integration Engineer)

     

    APC are global specialists in energy managementproviding enterprise-grade data centres environmental and security management systems. This includes capacity modelling with computational fluid dynamics; cooling modelling; energy usage and efficiency reporting, to name but a few.

     

    As an APC Solution Integration and Software Configuration Engineer I provided full technical support and network engineering professional services to APC clients. This included solution design, integration, performance and software implementation.

     

    Managing and coordinating closely with pre sales colleagues, software application engineers, architects and project management teams to bring projects to completion; often responsible for the complete turn-key cycle end to end.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

     

    ·         Installation, setup and configuration services carried out over multiple communication protocols such as TCP, IP, SNMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, LDAP, PPP, Telnet, BMS & PLC’s.

    ·         Data Centre IT Commissioning.

    ·         Designing and planning management modules with metrics for demand forecasting through detailed capacity predictive modelling within the APC ISX Central Operations and capacity management applications.

    ·         Setting up network managed and monitored infrastructure hardware devices within operations including capacity monitoring and analysis.

    ·         Analyse trend breakdown reports; present recommendations to meet client requirements.

    ·         Trouble shooting and training for complex customer integrated data centre solutions.

    ·         Incorporating the use of various devices such as UPS, cooling, environmental monitoring, surveillance & PX-HID security products.

    ·         Tailor and present pre and post sales workshops for prospective clients.

    Role Understanding and Proficiency Necessities:

     

    The position required comprehensive strengths in covering areas of strategy development; analytical problem solving and persuasive negotiating skills along with;

     

    ·         Technically Focused.

    ·         Building Management Systems (BMS).

    ·         Excellent Methodical & Problematic Deciphering Skills.

    ·         Customer focus.

    ·         Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s).

    ·         Customer/Client Engagement.

    ·         Excellent communication skills.

    ·         Post-Sales Deployment, Integration & Customer Education (User Training).

    ·         Configuration of 3rd. party devices – Emerson Liebert etc.

    ·         Designing components of a network together with the overall solution design, compliance needs with special regard to PUE/Energy/CO2/Software/Networking to enable Real time monitoring.

    ·         Comprehensive understanding of Data Centre Infrastructure Management Protocols.

    ·         Setup of vendor-neutral components to gain interconnection of the various systems & protocols.

    Achievements:

    ·         Played a major role in the implementation of the company’s DCIM software environment and its successful launch into the $1.5M Australian market.

    ·         Creation of a localised technical training centre.

    ·         Client relationship building across broad industry sectors and organisational levels.

    ·         Awarded employee excellence award in 2010 for outstanding performance.

     

     

    European Space Agency                         Sept 2000 – Mar 2008

    Senior Software Support Specialist                  Sept 2006 – Mar 2008

     

    The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is the operations centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) and as such, supports the launch, early orbit and operational phases (LEOP) of ESA satellites. Such activities made the atmosphere highly pressured on occasions. We focused on the development and operation areas which covered two main data centres as well as numerous Support (OSS) Teams. I focused on two main, mission critical, DCR’s (Dedicated Control Rooms).

     

    As part of the Operational Software areas, Windows System Support and System Administration of the ITIL certified Service Desk tool (Axios Assyst Enterprise) I diagnosed problems; provided technical support for hardware, software and systems, within the Windows environment. Key tasks included:

     

    Building customising and deploying systems;

    Preparation, planning & testing of patches, software upgrades and implementation;

    Maintenance of technical documentation and operational procedures;

    Communication and interfacing with other support teams was also crucial.

     

    For the administration of the Service Desk tool key duties included:

     

    Managing attributes of the infrastructure, administering the privileges and the access rights of users Customising database menus and forms to coincide with the organisational needs

    Maintaining the underlying (Oracle) database (backup, creation of different versions).

     

     

    European Space Agency

    Infrastructure Support – Systems Engineer      Sept 2000 – Sept 2006

     

    As a Systems Engineer at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), my role was to support an international user community of 850, with all the cultural and international idiosyncrasies this entails on platforms such as Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT and XP utilising packages MS Office, Citrix, Exceed, View-Now, Lotus Notes, IBM Tivoli backup, amongst others. I was responsible for maintenance and administration of servers and cluster servers (Microsoft Windows 2003 Advanced Server). This involved creating and managing user accounts; group shares; daily maintenance; printer management; fault finding and upgrading hardware and software. Key knowledge requirements: Active Directory; SMS 2000/2003; Cisco Wireless LAN; Microsoft system update server & SAV corporate Server.

     

     

    International Computers Limited                    Mar 1999 – Sept 2000

    Quality Assurance Engineer

     

    I commenced with ICL as a Configuration Engineer working with many major accounts such as KPMG, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Department of Defence, Barclays Bank, Sabre, Glaxo Pharmaceutical. Responsible to upgrade and configure PCs, Laptops and Servers to meet customer specifications. In only three months I was promoted to the position of team leader where I managed a team of 12 professionals in providing technical services on sensitive high security accounts. I was then promoted to Quality Assurance Engineer responsible for security and correct configuration of equipment. I also acted as client interface liaison officer.

     

    British Armed Forces                      Oct 1989 – Sept 1998

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Controller

     

    I enlisted in the British Army at the age of nineteen. I became an Unmanned Air Vehicle Controller ‘Pilot’ serving in numerous military hot spots around the globe as part of the British Artillery Intelligence Corps – Surveillance achieving the rank of Bombardier.

     

    During the ten years served I gained invaluable benefits, skills and experience, covering life, military and technical areas

     

    ·         Technical expertise.

    ·         Leadership & Management.

     

    ·         Communication.

     

    ·         Leadership.

     

    ·         Planning, organising & follow through skills.

     

    ·         Co-ordination and Teamwork.

     

    ·         Sense of purpose – commitment.

     

     

     

    Portus and Rhodes (Electronic and Electrical Engineers)          June 1987 – Sept 1989

    Apprentice Electrician

     

    I served as an apprentice electrician at Portus & Rhodes of Liverpool, I was involved in a varied assortment of electrical work including domestic installation, electronic component repair up to electrically controlled shipping dock gates which is the company’s specialised area.

     

    The theory for my apprenticeship was completed at Northeast Technical College undertook as block release sessions meaning I attended six weeks of college followed by six weeks on the job training for a period of two years. My duties would consist of helping the fully qualified technicians with all of their work. My own benefit would be to gain the maximum experience in all fields of electronic and electrical installation work.

     

    Education


    2000       National Vocational Qualification, Alpha Training Ltd            Level 1 & 2

     

    1989       Higher National Certification, North East Technical College

                    Electronic and Electrical Engineering

     

    1987       General Certificate of Secondary Education

    English                                  B

    Mathematics                         B

    Physics                                  A

    Technical Drawing              C

    Computer Science              B

     

    Commendations:

     

    ·         U.N. Medal - Cyprus.

    ·         Gulf Clasp 16 Jan – 28 Feb 91.

    ·         NATO – Former Yugoslavia.

    ·         General Service Medal.

    ·         Gulf medal 1990 – 1991.

    ·         Clasp Northern Ireland.

     

     

    Interests


    All aspects of computing, electronics, reading and travelling.

     

     

    Employer Referees                           Client Referees


                                   

     

    Name:

    Craig Chivers

    Royce Lee

    Appointment:

    Business Contracts Manager

    IT Planning and Development Officer

    Company:

    Schneider Electric IT Business

    Parliament of Victoria

     

     

     

    Name:

    Stephen Wood

    Bruce Perkins

    Appointment:

    Senior Project Manager

    Technical Manager

    Company:

    Schneider Electric IT Business

    CSIRO

     

     

     

    Name:   

    Adam Miller

    Eric Neill

    Appointment:

    Network Operations Manager

    Victoria Data Centres’ Manager

    Company:

    European Space Agency

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