Born and raised in Ireland, I have been working in the I.T. industry for 20 years with a background in systems analysis, software engineering, programming, database design and implementation as well as hardware and software support, including helpdesk roles. I have a keen eye for detail (if somewhat of a perfectionist!) and always give 100% to every project. I am flexible and a strong team player, leading by example. Having had many management roles, I have a lot of experience to bring to any business and I pride myself on being structured and organised.
I have also travelled extensively from which I have gained a real insight into the social differences between countries and even continents. I have spent time in the U.S.A., Australia, the UK, Ireland and Spain and I have visited 23 countries. From October 1998 to October 1999 I spent 1 year on a working holiday visa in Australia where I spent time working with Compaq on the Y2K project.
I have a broad range of skills and I am a fast learner. I have the ability to learn new skills easily and I am a "show me once and I've got it" type of a person. I'm always keen to increase my skill set, in whatever area it may be. I also have the ability to effectively communicate ideas with others and to train them on new technologies.
Having trained as an iOS app developer, I'm currently in the process of building an iPhone/iPad app to interface with a personal project of mine which is to build an automated water system for our polytunnels. The app will interface with a Raspberry Pi running a custom-built python server to control electronic valves and to provide software timers for the watering process.