39 Woolpitch Wood, Chepstow. NP16 6DR. UK
Date of Birth: 17th August, 1972
Marital Status: Married
1985 to 1990 - Medina High School, Newport, Isle of Wight.
8 GCSEs, 3 A-Levels.
1990 to 1994 - The University of Kent at Canterbury
BSc Hons (iii) in Computer Science
September 2005 - ISEB (Information Systems Examinations Board)
Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
March 2008 - LAIT (LINX Accredited Internet Technician) Parts 2 & 3
December 2005 to Date - Move Networks Ltd (formerly Inuk Networks Ltd) - Technical Manager
Move Networks is an innovative wholesale Triple Play services operator,
servicing initially the UK student market before moving into the broadband
ISP market. I have full responsibility for the design, build and operation
of the Triple Play infrastructure in the UK, which I successfully launched
in early 2006.
July 2000 to Date - Bogons Ltd - Director
In my spare time I am co-owner of a small ISP providing hosting and other
Internet services to technically competent end users. I have primary
responsibility for network architecture and engineering, and joint
responsibility for systems administration.
February 2004 to May 2010 - London Internet Exchange Ltd (LINX) - Non-Executive Director
I was elected to the LINX Board in February 2004, for a fixed term of 2 years
(extended to 3 years due to change in board structure),
and then relected in May 2007 for a further 3 year term.
LINX is the largest Internet Exchange in Europe, and as a member of the board
I was jointly responsible for steering the overall direction of the LINX in
the best interests of its members, including preparation and scrutinisation
of annual budgets.
January 2005 to December 2005 - Siemens Business Services - Technology Manager
August 1995 to December 2004 - British Broadcasting Corporation - Various Positions
I started working for the BBC as a Sysadmin for the R&D department, looking
after a network of 40-50 Sun servers. At the time, the Internet was a small
service operated on the side of other work. Over time, the Internet part of
the job grew, until it became a full time job. I was jointly responsible for the
development of the Internet infrastructure from a single server and Internet
connection, up to a global network of over 200 servers and 50 routers in
several cities throughout Europe and America. Throughout this time, I have
gained primary responsibility for the network development, whilst assisting
in the server administration. As well as designing the network, I have also
been responsible for the purchasing, configuration and installation of
both equipment and circuits. I have developed software to provide global
DNS server balancing, event driven content distribution, and service
monitoring tools. I have indirect responsibility for a number of staff
in the Operations and Development teams within BBC Internet Services.
In October 2004, BBC outsourced all Technology provision to Siemens Business
Services, with a transfer of staff occuring at the start of 2005.
August 1994 to August 1995 - British Gas plc - Assistant Systems Developer
After graduating from University, I assisted with the maintenance of
the IBM (MVS) mainframe environment, and was also been
responsible for the development of MS Windows software to automate some of
the administration tasks within the section.
August 1990 to July 1994 - British Gas plc - Scholarship Student
While at University, I was sponsored by British Gas, which included three
periods of employment within the IT department. This enabled me to gain
valuable experience in applications programming, support and
maintenance in an IBM (MVS) mainframe environment. During the third
period I gained experience of maintaining systems software in both the
IBM (MVS) mainframe, and the DEC (VMS) environment.
Programming: Perl, C, C++, FORTRAN, Pascal, BBC BASIC, Visual BASIC
Assembler (6502, ARM, 68000, Z80 and 80x86). RISC OS, Microsoft Windows,
MSDOS, MVS, CICS, VMS and UNIX operating systems. HTML.
Networking: Cisco Routers (800, 1600, 2500, 2600, 3600, 6500/MSFC,
7200, 12000) and Switches (2900, 3500, 4000, 6500).
Protocols: IP (Unicast and Multicast), BGP, EIGRP, OSPF.
SONET/SDH (on an International network up to OC48/STM-16, including DWDM) - Cisco ONS15454. Leased lines (Kilostream, E1, E2, E3, T1, T3). ISDN. VoIP (SIP, SCCP, IAX).
Applications: Apache. RealServer. Oracle (DBA level). Sendmail. Majordomo. INN. Bind. Firewalling toolsets (Predominately TIS FWTK). MRTG/rrdtool. Asterisk. MS Office. Visio.
System Admin: Extensive experience of Unix (Solaris and linux). Experience of Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP and Server 2003.
I hold a full and current driving licence.
Computer programming; backstage theatre work (lighting/sound rigging and
operation; set construction); canoeing; hiking; geocaching.
|Ideal Position Sought
I am looking for a role where I would be responsible for an international
Internet backbone based on Cisco hardware, with a responsibility for design,
configuration, and installation of network equipment. I would look to be
managing the relationships with international and national telecoms carriers,
as well as transit and peering negotations with other ISPs. By preference,
I would also have some responsibility for the Unix servers on the network.
Salary: >= £80,000. Location: Bristol / South Wales
Available on request