DATE OF BIRTH: - 9th August 1974
MATIAL STATUS: - Married
NO. OF CHILDREN: - Two Daughters
B-Tec HNC Business Information Technology
B-Tec ONC Information Technology
B-Tec ONC Electrical & Electronics
City & Guilds 232 Electrical & Electronics
SC Security Clearance until 2018
Baseline Security from 2008
CRB Checked from 2008
CCNP Routing and Switching
CCNA Routing and Switching
CCMA Meraki Wireless
CCSA R60 Nokia Checkpoint Certified System Administrator
MCDST Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
August 2015 – Present
Airbus Defence and Space (Formely Cassidian/EADS)
Networking Consultant Multivendor
Network Operations Center (NOC) between Project engagements at Stevenage and Newport.
Multiple Network Classification Environment. Restricted, Commercial and International.
OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS, VRF LiteEfficient DNS and DHCP Administration, Remedy, CA Spectrum, Blue Coat, KIWI Syslog, Wireshark, Cisco Wireless LAN, Cisco NAC, Cisco firewall, ASDM, IPS, Juniper Firewall, Checkpoint Firewall, Cisco Routing, Layer 3 Switching, 10Gigabit ethernet, Cisco 6513,3850, AAA,Dot1X, Nexus 5000.
Due Diligence, Discovery, writing technical documentation, installation, configuration on the Network Infrastructure at Airbus Defence and Space UK.- Multivendor environment CISCO,Juniper, checkpoint & Nexus equipment
LAN, WAN, Firewall, Proxy, IPAM
Multiple sites covered. Newport, Stevenage & Portsmouth (and their Satellites)
Converged Network Services (CNS) Project Newport
To understand and document existing Network using Tempo Templates to structure and support Contract take-on at f-Cassidian IL3 and IL5 secure environments alongside incumbent company T-Systems and CMG. Regular progress updates were supplied to both Computacenter Service Manager and CMG Managagemet Consultant whilst building and maintaining customer-relationship with local and remote network management teams.
Business aligned Technical Matrix used to align local procedures, technologies and security in rediness for phased business take-on. Documentation stored on customer sharepoint in readiness to support central Network Operations Center (NOC) to be formed at a later stage in Stevenage.
Install and Manage CA-Spectrum10, Network Management Suite at both Newport, Stevenage and Portsmouth.
Discovery of network devices using CA-Spectrum and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
Responsible for transitioning network hardware into CA- Spectrum, management platform. Including Cisco IL3 Switches layer (2 and 3), Routers, multi vendor Firewalls and Proxy. (Juniper, Checkpoint and Bluecoat)
Logged and represented implementation of support to local and national Change Management Board providing Firewall traffic flow diagrams to f-Cassidian network security team for approval.
Network Operations Center Stevenage and Portsmouth.
Assisted with the creation and set-up of newly formed Network Operations Center at Stevenage to support multiple Airbus sites.
Responsible for recruiting candidates for different roles for NOC.
Access Switch Refresh Project.
Project managed by Computacenter
Technical Lead for Access Switch Refresh Project.
The aim of the project was to install Cisco networking equipment to replace the corporate/unclassified access layer (end user-facing) switches in the Airbus Defence and Space Stevenage and Portsmouth sites and to dispose or trade in the old equipment after secure de-configuration.
Ensure that all new switches are built and configured as per the “Gold” build and including any switch specific exceptions, changes etc
Seek sign off of PTH switches as necessary from Airbus
Ensuring NOC and Airbus are notified of switch replacements prior to deployment to ensure NOC and technical support is available to support PTH deployment team
Notify NOC once switch replacements are complete to ensure Spectrum and all monitoring tools are updated as necessary
Immediate escalation of any issues identified during deployment to RM to allow continue/roll back decision to be taken in a timely manner and communications to be made to A-D&S
Any changes to the PTH deployment schedule requested by A-D&S to be notified to RM to allow Change Control process to be implemented and impact assessed
Status reporting to RM on a weekly basis on the deployment progress against the schedule (RM to issue reporting template)
Attend all internal meetings to ensure all internal agreements are communicated to the deployment teams
Produced the following:-
Site audit of existing LAN, including producing cabinet audit to support hardware refresh.
Sizing exercise vs Bill of Materials (BOM)
End to End Delivery Process document.
Liased with customer and NOC team to design and create Cisco 3850 switch templates to provide all common configuration data.
Configuration Templates created and a number of switches were identified for a Pilot location.
All switches were Pre-staged onsite at both Stevenage and Portsmouth with individual configuration data added to each respective switch.
August 2013 – August 2015 Computacenter Consultancy
Internal Promotion to Implementation Specialist
Implementation of IP Telephony, Routing and Wireless Pre-Migrations to Waitrose stores Nationwide.
Implementation of Cisco Routers for Vocalink at various locations.
NetformX Discovery Audits for Computacenter’ client base
2008 – August 2013 Computacenter Services
As a Senior Field Engineer I have worked as a network engineer performing a dual role 2nd and 3rd line network support, planning, installation and fault finding for the past 4 years working as part of a team of network engineers covering the UK visiting client sites.
When requested I have covered at Network support helpdesk and provided support from home or based at Reading previously Allnet helpdesk providing 2nd and 3rd line support to Computacenter customer base and providing a link between customers and Multivendor network support companies I.E. Cisco TAC and Checkpoint.
Design-Backup-Installation of Cisco Routers, Switches layer 2-3. (Best of Breed ).
Cisco PIX and ASA administration, Wireless Access Points, Nokia Checkpoint Firewall administration, Bluecoat, Cisco UCS, Wireless Site Survey, Air Magnet
Technical Support - Remote Management. Attending customer sites during emergency or planned downtime to restore service.
Network Helpdesk - providing 2nd and 3rd Line support to Blue Chip customers.
TCP/IP, TFTP, EIGRP/BGP/IGRP RIP1/2, STP, VPN/Wireless, Wireshark, Cisco IOS Upgrades,Wireless Access Points
I have also taken part in 24/7 on call Rota Team to support clients outside of their normal working hours.
Typical cover consists of 4 Hour SLA of the following:-
CISCO Routing and Switching Layer 2 and Layer 3
CISCO PIX / ASA remote management
Configuraton and Design or restore from backup.
Typical models covered plus many more Cisco 2500 2600 3500 3750 6500 7200, Installation and Support Cisco Corporate Wireless LAN, Nokia / Checkpoint Firewall
HP Server Raid Systems – Blades.HP 3000 and 7000, Raid Levels 0, 1, 5, 6. Raid 50 / 60. Dell Power-Edge Server Raid, Fujitsu Server, IBM X series Server 2009, IBM Serve Raid, HP Smart-Start Version 5 to Current versions,Windows 7/Vista /XP / 2000 / 98 /95
Chairman at a Local Engineer Focus Group, where collectively as a team where issues discussed such as driving processes and improvements. Also I am responsible for communicating new ideas to Higher Management via National Management Focus Groups.
Ability to communicate at all levels
Able to work on own initiative and work as part of a team.
Constantly adapting to technological change and improving personal development
Waitrose IPT, Routing and Wireless
Integration of IP telephony and Wireless to existing network infrastructure Nationwide.
Cisco 2911 ISR Routers, Cisco 1142 Wireless Access points. Setup and Managed Wireless LAN Controller to support new sites and additions.
Customer WAN refresh project Nationwide
Welsh Assembly Government
Network refresh of their existing Wireless network to provide BT Openzone to the end user via Cisco wireless Access-points. Installation and Configuration of Cisco 2911 Router to replace existing Cisco 1841 routers, working in conjunction with Cisco 3750 Fabric switches and Cisco 4404 wireless access controllers.
Upon completion Computacenter’s local sales team are likely to sell the solution across the whole authority supporting schools and other government locations.
Rolls Royce Submarines Derby
Installation and configuration of Several Cisco 4510 access switches into a new purpose built building. All of which provide Optical Fibre Gigabit Ethernet to the desk location, supporting classified, confidential and unclassified networks spanning over more than one thousand end users, all of which support the next generation of nuclear submarine.
Network refresh comprising of Installation and configuration of Cisco 2960s Access Switches to provide 10Gigabit Ethernet and flex-stack technology into UK and Ireland locations, Warrington Dublin and Cork. Also upgrading existing Cisco 6500 core switched to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Cable and Wireless
Installation of Cisco 3750 stack-wise switches at Cable and wireless Swindon to support Ministry of Justice secure network.
Installation/configuration of Cisco 6500 core switches on behalf of Ordnance Survey at various data-centres.
Installation of HP/IBM servers in the data-centre environment for Nationwide, Morrison’s, Cable and Wireless and the Ministry of Justice.
November 2004 – 2008 Computacenter Services
Installation, hardware breakfix for desktop and server environments.
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