Aidan Thomson

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Atos Origin
  • Relocated  internally to a Project only based role providing resource to the Atos Origin UK based Wintel workload based predominantly, but not limited to, the NHS Scotland account
  • Responsible for input and approval of Wintel Technical Design approaches including Class A availability services, minimum downtime Disaster Recovery solutions, Active Directory configuration and all permission and Group Policy lockdown solutions within the Atos Origin shared infrastructure and the AOUK Enterprise Architecture Platform
  • Taking ownership of project work ranging from 10,000 user multi-tier Class A systems to standalone web server designs.  Responsible for approval, documentation and implementation of these designs within Atos Origin data centres

Oct 2005-June 2008    Atos Origin                                                                         Edinburgh

  • Working as a Technical Specialist within the Wintel Infrastructure support team facilitating the Managed Operations section of Atos Origin UK
  • Part of the support team responsible for Atos Origin managed NHS Scotland systems. Specifically the lead technical support contact for approximately 80 of the 700 server estate. Hosting predominantly web front-end/database back-end,  NHS based applications including systems such as ECARE, NHS24 KMS, NCCIAS and HLI Tools systems. Also involved in the team support responsibilities of the rest of the server estate including E-Pharmacy, SCCRS, SBR, SCI Gateway, SCI DC
  • Personally responsible for all Microsoft software and any hardware related support calls on over 25 Active Directory forests across 700+ networked IBM, HP and Dell server systems
  • Daily management of corporate standard Commvault backup strategy and a fibre linked offsite LTO Ultrium backup storage library
  • Responsible for connectivity and allocation of Hitachi and IBM fibre connected SAN utility storage strategies
Oct 2004 - Oct 2005

Axios Systems Ltd
  • Working as the company Server Administrator supporting, maintaining and upgrading the companies worldwide network and server infrastructure
  • Responsible for the company server environment primarily based in Edinburgh but also including multiple branch offices in Paris, Munich, Amsterdam and Washington
  • Responsible for all working servers, virtual and physical, running Exchange 2000, ISA 2004, VMware GSX, SQL2000 and IISv5-6 platforms
  • Full configuration, integration and administration of a virtual server environment for software development and testing purposes based on VMware GSX product suite
  • Responsible for investigation, evaluation, testing and recommendation of all server/network improvements using latest software and hardware solutions

REFERENCES

References available on request

PROFILE

A highly motivated and competent individual with the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and accuracy.  With outstanding technical knowledge in network server management and system design, I am looking for a High-level server support, Technical Design or IT management role with a company providing IT services and managed solutions to internal and/or external clients.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven instructional and management ability
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management
  • Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team
  • Excellent learning ability and appetite to learn new technologies
  • Always up-to-date on technological advances within the IT industry

PERSONAL

  • Marital status: Living with Partner
  • Nationality: British
  • Date of birth: 24th March 1980
  • Place of residence: Menstrie, Clackmannanshire. (near Stirling)
  • Full UK driving license

KEY SKILLS

  • Vast experience in configuring and supporting all Microsoft operating systems including all versions of Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and workstation XP/Vista
  • Experienced in Active Directory support configuration including NT migration processes and expert level Group Policy management
  • Excellent experience in all Microsoft Server technologies to MCSE knowledge level
  • Extensive skills with web hosting technologies, especially Microsoft IIS but also including Apache and JBoss
  • Qualified skill set in Microsoft Exchange 2003 including Exchange 5.5 migration techniques and processes
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Operations Manager implementation and management including infrastructure design, customisations and rollout processes
  • Complete understanding, implementation and integration skills using and applying Microsoft WSUS - Windows Server Update Services
  • Good experience with remote access server technologies including Terminal Services and Citrix MetaFrame, as well as a sound knowledge of Virtual Application technologies such as SoftGrid
  • Qualified skill set in Virtual machine technology and server collaboration
  • Expert installation and administration experience with VMware Enterprise 3 & the ESX3i virtualisation product suite
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of Unix and Linux platforms
  • Basic database administration skills with Microsoft SQL 2000/2005, Oracle 9/10g, IBM DB2 and Sybase database types
  • Cisco qualified knowledge level of TCP/IP routing
  • Working configuration skills with Cisco software including Cisco IOS 11.2-12.3 on a wide variety of router and PIX firewall model types
  • Knowledge of configuring WAN routing protocols and connectivity solutions
  • Qualified understanding of ITIL working practices complying with BS15000

QUALIFICATIONS

2007                      VMware                                                  New Horizons, Edinburgh

  • VMware Certified Professional

2006                      Microsoft                                                    Learning IT, Edinburgh

  • MCSA - Messaging

2005                      EXIN                                                                Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL)

2002 - 2004          JBC Computer Ltd                                                            Coventry

  • CCNA
  • Comptia A+
  • City and Guilds 324 + 344

1997 - 2001          Alex Brewster Electrical                                  Stirling, Stirlingshire

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation - Electrician

Education

Education
1991 - 1997

Alva Academy

Higher Grades 1997

Graphic Communication B  Mathematics B  Physics D

Standard Grades 1994-1996

English 3  French 4  Graphic Communication 1

Mathematics 2  Physics 2  Technological Studies 1