Profile

I am a skilled IT professional with experience in LAN/WAN, Network Security and IP Telephony. I have strong communication, organisational and leadership skills and a proven track record of generating successful results. I hold an MSc in Advanced Networks, I am a full Cisco R&S CCIE and am in the process of undertaking Juniper certifications.

Major Achievements

Voice Technical Design Authority for a Cisco Call Manager Mega Cluster designed to support up to 25,000 phones on over 1000 gateways across 800 sites.

As part of a rationalisation project to reduce the number of corporate sites, I delivered the consolidation of the supporting WAN and LAN infrastructures to provide secure hosting for multiple; corporate, IL2, IL3 and IL5 networks.

Designed and implemented VocaLink Faster Payments Network (FPS), which provides the communication infrastructure for immediate payments between the UK’s major banking and finance companies.

Redesigned and implemented the Content Delivery Network for sportal.com, adding fault tolerance, security and increased peak throughput to 90Mb/s, while reducing annual IT operational costs by over half a million pounds.

Systems Experience

Desktop, Servers and PC Networking

Microsoft Windows Server,  Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Mac OS X
VMWare Infrastructure/ESX/ESXi, GSX, Workstation and Fusion

IP Telephony

Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly Call Manager)
Cisco Communications Manager Express (formerly Call Manager Express)
Cisco IPCCx
Cisco Unity, Unity Connection and Unity Express

Networking

Cisco routers, switches, PIX/ASA Firewalls and VPN Concentrators, CSS (Content Switches)
Juniper M Series, Sarian GPRS/3G Devices, Nortel Passport
SNA SDLC X25/XoT MPLS EIGRP BGP OSPF RIP PIM IGMP MULICAST QoS
Alcatel Carrier Routers 7750 SR range, Alcatel OmniStack 9700 and 6850 Switches

Security

Cisco PIX, ASA55xx, EzVPN DMVPN, DDoS Mitigation, IPS/IDS
Juniper SRX, SSG
Open Source Tools
Alcatel Brick

Unix and Open source

FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Linux

Current Development Languages

PHP,  HTML, C, C#, VB.NET

Professional Qualifications

Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNP Voice (formerly CCVP)
Cisco CCIE #20394 – R&S + Voice (Written)

Hobbies

Network and Computer Security Forensics
Scuba Diving (PADI DiveMaster #646728)
Reading
Horse Riding
Growing Plants
Electronics