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Experience & Skills

CCNA: R&S  CCNA: Security  Security+ ITIL:Foundation CISCO iOS

Cisco Nexus

Cisco Catalyst Switches Cisco Routers Cisco ASA ASA: ASDM
Cisco Prime  Cisco Prime LMS Cisco Aironet Aruba Wireless Aruba ClearPass
Unix Ubuntu Linux Kali Linux VMWare IPV4
RSTP/STP EtherChannels PAgP LACP Static Routing
IPV6 DHCP OSPF TCP/IP EIGRP
DNS Python ServiceNow

Work History

Jun 2016Present

Network Engineer

Manchester Airport Group
  • Responsible for supporting the airport’s critical data networks.
  • Developing and maintaining the LAN / WAN, Wireless Network and security infrastructure.
  • Following the ITIL process by responding to and fixing all LAN, WAN, Wireless Network and security infrastructure faults using established best practice and standards for the completion of all known incidents and problems.
  • Providing 2nd line technical referral to external customers wherever necessary.
  • Performing analysis on core network devices to determine baselines, bottlenecks and forecasts for capacity planning, using available tools to proactively monitor the state of the data networks.
  • Responsible for the configuration of network devices and their deployment into the production LAN, WAN, Wireless Network and security infrastructure.
  • Performing detailed risk analysis for any configuration changes needed to devices on the live environment.
  • Maintaining a high level of support documentation, detailing the current design, topology and supporting mechanisms to help improve resolution times.
  • Completing a regular configuration backup for all core devices and help build a complete contingency solution, making sure that all disaster recovery procedures are understood and available.
Jun 2012Jun 2016

Volunteer Work

Various Companies

IT Support Engineer for Northway Developments.  - June 2014 - Present

Installed a Small Office Network for 20 users, primarily using CISCO equipment. - June 2012 - Present (as needed)

  • Designed and implemented a Small Office Network, consisting of 1 x 2960 48pt Switch, 1 x 3725 Router, 1 x 5505 ASA, 20 HP Z1 work stations 
  • Creation and management  of 4 VLans 
  • Established a "Router on a Stick" to allow Inter-VLAN Routing and gateway access
  • Guides creation and management of a Active Directory/DHCP/DNS Server using Windows Server 2012
  • Creation of ASA Firewall with Access & NAT Rules

IT Support Engineer for Kelvin Construction. - June 2012 - June 2013

  • Creation and Management of a Active Directory/DHCP/DNS Server using Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Management of Exchange 2007 and subsequent update to 2010.
Jun 2013Jun 2016

Premier and Wealth Banker

Barclays Premier
Jan 2012Jun 2012

Junior Commissioning Engineer

Aspen Energy
  • Designed improvements to existing electrical distribution networks; helping improve SNR through
    electrical switching.
  • Improved scheduled maintenance and coordinating with a range of vendors and stakeholders to
    maximise up-time during tight deadlines.
  • Setting up Siemens NX plus SCADA systems. Including diagnosing/repairing faults as the devices were      delivered to site.
  • Advising installation and technical staff while liaising with the designated project engineers on call.
  • Training Maintenance and operative staff where appropriate on new policies and Procedures relating to the commissioning of Electrical Networks

Education

May 2016Jun 2016

ITIL Foundation

Self Study
Mar 2016May 2016

Security+

Self Study
Dec 2015Mar 2016

Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching

Self Study
Sep 2008Jun 2012

Higher National Certificate Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Liverpool John Moores University
Sep 2006Jun 2007

iPro Level 3

Liverpool Community College
Sep 2005Jun 2006

City & Guilds: ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

Liverpool Community College
Jun 2005Sep 2005

City and Guilds Level 3: Advanced System Support

Liverpool Community College
Sep 2002Jun 2005

International Baccalaureate

Broadgreen Technology College

Hobbies & Interest

When not studying for my next qualification, you can generally find me reading Novels, ranging from science fiction works like Starship Troopers, or Ender's Game, to more down to earth novels like Tom Clancy's SSN or Dan Brown's Inferno. If I'm not reading, I'll generally be tinkering with some hobby electronics such as the Raspberry Pi, or an Arduino Uno, practicing my Code Writing and making simple robotics. Further to this I am an avid Airsoft player, and can be found most weekends crawling through the mud pretending to be a soldier, getting shot by, and shooting other players with plastic ball bearings.