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Summary

An ambitious, self-motivated Computer Science graduate, with a growing passion for cloud computing and software engineering. A highly self-confident person with the ability to adapt to new changes in technology, with a thorough understanding of effectively building and implementing infrastructure and software tooling, to deliver business solutions in a fast paced environment. A striver for continuous learning; enjoys working within a cross-functional agile team, constantly seeks challenges to further become a more knowledgeable and valuable expert in the IT sector. A strong advocate for Agile methodologies, Scrum and DevOps practices. Experienced working with senior developers, and executive members, and also have had working relationships with notable leaders in Digital Governance.

Education

20082012

B.Sc Computer Science and Management (2:1)

King's College London, University of London

Key subjects:

software architecture and design, business strategy, programming applications, human resource management, internet systems, software measurement and testing, database systems, software engineering of Internet applications and marketing

Individual Project (2:1): specification, design and development of a task allocation system designed and developed to efficiently allocate tasks with different requirements, lengths, deadlines and priorities to workers with different skill sets. Programmed using Java and MySQL. https://github.com/Leenie/TaskAllocation

 Software Engineering Group Project (1:1): project on robotics, investigating AI, navigating and other aspects; the aim being to design an algorithm for an autonomous robot that could navigate an unknown map filled with obstacles, dangers and multiple rooms, using the Player/Stage (Gazebo) simulator. https://github.com/koyote/PlayerStage

20052008

BTEC First and National Diploma (IT Practitioners)

Southwark College
  • BTEC National Diploma IT Practitioners in Networking and Cisco Systems (Three Distinctions)
  • BTEC First Diploma IT Practitioners in Software Development (Merit)

Work History

Feb 2016present

Junior DevOps Engineer

Workshare

Being part of the Engineering team, by working closely with developers and QA, as well as supporting the production infrastructure and developing and improving new DevOps tools

On a day to day:

Answering BAU requests made by Developers and QA, to debug and troubleshoot non-production environment issues/failures from smoke tests and deployments

Deploying and monitoring microservices using configuration management tools and CI tools (Chef, Ansible, Jenkins) to manage our infrastructure

Managing and supporting production and non-production environments and deployments

Building and introducing new improvements to main infrastructure build scripts(Bash and Ruby)

Being available on-call duty

Apr 2013Feb 2016

Technical Systems Analyst & Operations Scrum Master

ActiveStandards

Exploring and analysing different technologies and complex methods for delivering business solutions

Implementing and delivering cloud-based infrastructure, providing support and network management of office-based IT systems, and as well as handling live production systems in the cloud

Deploying software to our cloud infrastructure and monitoring and managing the production, verification, and test environments in the cloud-Managing security issues, including boundary protection via firewall, VPN security, and AV alerts-Day-to-day backup processes, backup infrastructure and data security across the office and production environments

Configuration and management of the ActiveStandards platforms for our clients, using our in-house toolset, including: Analysis of client websites to determine strategies for spidering their web content Construction of regular expression business rules for analysing web content

Liaising with ActiveStandards web analysts regarding system configuration changes required-Contributing to the accurate and timely delivery of new ActiveStandards platform-Delivering data for clients to agreed deadlines-Monitoring system data collection for clients, and identifying any potential problems. Liaising with other teams across the company to get these resolved.

Academic/Professional Skills

Growing knowledge and understanding of using various technologies :

Unix/Linux, RHEL/Centos, Ubuntu, Git/Github, Bash, Ruby, Jenkins, Bamboo, Amazon AWS (EC2, EBS, VPC, S3), Azure, Chef, Ansible, RightScale, Apache Cassandra 2.1, VmWare, VPS (Digital Ocean),  Graphite, Grafana, ElasticSearch, Spark, Kafka, mySQL, Logstash, Nginx

Other experiences:

Java, SQL, Windows O/S installations upgrades and maintenance, Office 365, Jira, Confluence, Fogbugz, Trello

Interest and Hobbies

playing the guitar and singing, keeping fit, boxing, basketball, non-fiction; enjoy solving puzzles, Sudoku and Rubik’s cubes; currently holding a full UK driver’s license since January 2009

References

Available upon request