As a Technology Professional I’ve gained an extensive level of knowledge and experience over 29 years in the IT sector in global infrastructure architecture design and virtualisation technologies, with the confident to offer structured sound solutions.
Proven track record encompasses project management, coupled with infrastructure rollouts, technical consultancy, experienced at working to resolving technology issues, including managing various types of teams.
Industries worked in:
Banking, Financial Services, IT Consultancy, MOD, News Media, Wholesale, Education, Food & Drink, Construction, Local Council, Laboratories, Distribution, Power Utilities, Charities & NHS.
Experiences and Skills:
Designing and implementing AD forest, SCCM, SMS, SCVMM, SCOM, SCE, MDT, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Clustering, RDI, Desktop builds, Microsoft Partner & Cloud Solutions. Disaster Recovery implementation/planning, Disaster Recovery deployments, and Migrating old infrastructures to current windows solutions.
Hosting Architecture project review boards and project workshops.
Working on High level requirements, including creating of Outline Solutions designs, scoping and shaping a project from end to end.
Technical design including, creating High level to Low level infrastructures documents.
Working closely with Senior Management, Business stake holders and Project Manager.
Working with and helping business departments, internal and external clients/ third parties to identify / troubleshoot and select best solutions.
Creating Architectural patterns.
Designed and implemented an 11 node UNIX cluster which utilises Kerrighed (Single System Image System for clusters).
Testing new products, and Identify / highlight key areas of duplication of products.
Manage and Implement Proof of Concept for new infrastructure products.
Managing various teams, such as Deployment, Packaging APP-V, Test Lab, plus experience of running a 3 man Operations team and a 2 man Visualization team.
Identify High risk or opportunities loss in infrastructure.
Strong experience on Microsoft products and Architecture, VDI, Flexpod and working on a mixture of technologies.
Committed to taking on various project roles, and completing them, with proven Global support on various site in Europe, and experience of training support staff globally.
Use to hosting seminars/workshops on a global basis, and travelling to various International European sites, coupled with proven leadership/communication skills.
TOGAF 9.1 Certified (Part1 Foundation & Part2 Certification).
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist ( MCTS ).
Studying for Microsoft 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions: - Exams end-June 2015.
Obtained Basic Disclosure Scotland certificate.