Curriculum Vitae

Simon Lockhart

39 Woolpitch Wood, Chepstow. NP16 6DR. UK

Personal Date of Birth: 17th August, 1972

Marital Status: Married

Qualifications Academic
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

Employment History October 2010 to Date - Cablecom Networking Ltd - Technical Director
Cablecom Networking is the leading provider of managed Internet services to the student accommodation market in the UK. As Technical Director, I am responsible for strategy, architecture, and network design. I also have a significant role in development of backend systems - having single handedly implemented DHCP servers for IPv4 and IPv6, IPTV Middleware, VOIP Pre-pay system and the Broadband OSS system. I am also a member of the Operations Board.

Cablecom Networking acquired the student networking contracts from Move Networks in October 2010, and I transferred to Cablecom as part of that acquisition.

December 2005 to October 2010 - 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.

Skillset Programming: Perl, C, C++, FORTRAN, Pascal, BBC BASIC, Visual BASIC and COBOL. 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.

Hobbies 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

References Available on request