Resume

Employment

amazon-web-services-logoSolutions Architect
Amazon Web Services

As a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services I help companies understand how to transform their IT infrastructure, operations & applications to make the most of the of the scalability, innovation & cost efficiency of the AWS platform.


dmw-group-logoSenior Consultant
DMW Group
  • Delivered a Cloud-based wireless network solution in the main company office
  • Created a Technology Strategy to align with the client’s five-year Business Strategy for London’s largest private hire taxi firm
  • Project Managed the delivery of 25 Internet, MPLS and DWDM network connections to support the build-out of a new banking platform for a large UK supermarket
  • Delivery Assurance review of a new settlements system as part of the Government’s new Electricity Market Reform programme
  • Project Managed the delivery of a new settlements system for the EMR programme against very demanding timescales
  • Reviewed and created Technology Business Case to modernise critical IT systems for London’s largest private hire taxi firm
  • Created and implemented a number of strategic Standard Operating Procedures for London’s largest private hire taxi firm

youview-logoInfrastructure Architect
YouView (Accenture)
  • Design and build of core platforms
  • Server configuration management via Puppet
  • Automated deployments using CloudFormation
  • Migrated key systems from on-prem hosting to Amazon Web Services
  • Functional, non-functional and performance testing of key systems prior to cutover to AWS
  • Configured auto-scaling website platform with peak visitors of 14k per minute
  • Capacity planning, Bottleneck identification
  • Monitoring via Zenoss and CloudWatch
  • Managed development and test environments
  • Subversion server administration and replication
  • Managed a team of 6 off-shore DevOps
  • Managed a team of 3 off-shore DBAs

metaswitch-logoVirtualisation Specialist
Metaswitch Networks
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of multiple VMware ESX clusters spread across four geographies
  • P2V migration of key test servers
  • P2V migration of very old (10+ years) production systems
  • PXE kickstarting of CentOS, Fedora servers
  • Build and maintenance of custom deployment and provisioning service for Windows PCs

Certifications

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
Professional Level
September 2016

The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include the ability to:

  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS
  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes

Validation URL: http://aws.amazon.com/certification/
Certificate Number: AWS-PDOE-1066


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
Associate Level
January 2016

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam validates technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform. Exam concepts that should be understood for this exam include:

  • Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Migrating an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms

Validation URL: http://aws.amazon.com/certification/
Certificate Number: AWS-ASOA-2756


AWS Certified Developer
Associate Level
January 2016

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform. Exam concepts that should be understood for this exam include:

  • Picking the right AWS services for the application
  • Leveraging AWS SDKs to interact with AWS services from your application
  • Writing code that optimizes performance of AWS services used by your application
  • Code-level application security (IAM roles, credentials, encryption, etc.)

Validation URL: http://aws.amazon.com/certification/
Certificate Number: AWS-ADEV-2193


AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Professional Level
November 2014

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Key concepts that should be understood for this exam include:

  • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Selecting appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrating complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implementing cost control strategies

Validation URL: http://aws.amazon.com/certification/
Certificate Number: AWS-PSA-615


AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Associate Level
October 2013

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is intended for individuals with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Key concepts that should be understood for this exam include:

  • Designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices
  • Estimating AWS costs and identifying cost control mechanisms

Validation URL: http://aws.amazon.com/certification/
Certificate Number: AWS-ASA-1507


itil-logoITIL Foundation Certificate in
IT Service Management
December 2012

 

Validation URL: https://www.axelos.com/successful-candidates-register
Candidate Number: 990438695


vmware-certified-professional-v3VMware Certified Professional
February 2009

 

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Registration Number: 229206438
Validation Number: 453299558