•  London

Robert White

Summary

I am a future looking engineer with 15+ years of experience in the IT industry and a proven record of delivery. I am passionate about enabling the business through automation of technology. Key areas of interest are PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), Docker, Cloud and Middleware. I have worked in the Finance, Media, Travel and Telecommunications industries.

Key Strengths

Strategic awareness - Application hosting automation - Agile methodologies - Middleware technologies - Roadmap definition - Research and development - Rapid learning - Effective communication - Delivery focus - Team leadership

Key Technologies

Docker - OpenShift Enterprise (v2/3) - AWS - JBoss EAP (v5/6) - Tomcat -  WebLogic - Chef - Linux - Networking

Work History

Work History

Head of Application Platform Engineering 

Jan 2014 - Present
Barclays - London

Main Architecture: OpenShift Enterprise, Kubernetes, Docker, Tomcat, JBoss EAP, BIG-IP LTM load balancers, BIG-IP GTM global load balancers

Working in a group wide function as lead architect and engineer delivering an internal Platform-as-a-Service offering based on Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise which hosts over 1000 applications. Working to transform application hosting to use PaaS and Docker to enable application development teams to build environments and deploy code in minutes.

Manager of a team of highly skilled engineers based in UK and Lithuania.

Chair of an internal ‘Virtualisation and Cloud’ community of practice delivering education, collaboration and thought leadership in cloud technologies and the business opportunities and challenges they bring.

Experienced with dealing with security, audit, sourcing and with driving change in a highly regulated and disparate organisation.

Lead Application Infrastructure Engineer

Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Barclays - London

Main Architecture: Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, Weblogic, JBoss EAP, BIG-IP LTM load balancers, BIG-IP GTM global load balancers

Built business case for use of Platform-as-a-Service as a developer centric application runtime environment.

Lead engineering to introduce JBoss as a standard offering, building farms and non-shared environments to migrate applications from WebLogic and WebSphere, including developing tooling and integrations to ease adoption and enable continuous development.

Introduced agile working to increase transparency to stakeholders and improve team productivity.

Web Engineer

Sep 2008 - Jan 2010
Barclays - London

Main Architecture: Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, Weblogic, JBoss EAP, BIG-IP LTM load balancers, BIG-IP GTM global load balancers

Engineering solutions for hosting a large number web and Middleware applications. Technical solutions to balance the cost of hosting and risks of co-hosting applications on web farms. Tooling to accelerate time to market for applications and make application deployments reliable and repeatable whilst minimising any disruption to production systems. Security considerations of internet facing applications both infrastructure and application level security.

Senior Systems Administrator

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008
Walt Disney Internet Group - London

Senior Systems Administrator [CONTRACT] Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, MySQL, Bespoke Middleware Engineering and delivery of a multiplayer chat/community/registration suite of applications. Working to aggressive timelines with globally distributed team.

Senior Systems Engineer

Dec 2006 - Sep 2007
AOL - London

Senior Systems Engineer [CONTRACT] Main Architecture: Weblogic 8-9.2, Solaris 8-9, Redhat, Sybase, Tomcat, Apache 3rd line development and production support

Senior Systems Engineer

Jul 2004 - Feb 2006
Opodo - London

Main Architecture: Red Hat Linux AS 2.1, Solaris 8, Weblogic 8.1(Express/Cluster), Windows Server 2003, Apache 2.0, Tomcat 5, JBoss 4 Oracle 9i, MS SQL Server 2000 Senior technical member of the infrastructure and integration team Defined procedures for efficient releasing of new code, writing ant, maven, shell and windows batch file scripts to automatically release and rollback code helped to reduce integration release times from 1 day to 1 hour, to reduce manual steps to dramatically improve success rate. Heavily involved in the successful migration of J2EE applications from running on Broadvision to Weblogic 8.1 working from the proof-of-concept phase through the architecting, implementation and installation of all testing, staging and production environments. Performance tested and tuned Weblogic and Apache.

Online Administrator

Jun 2003 - Jul 2004
Walt Disney Internet Group - London

Worked in a team of 2, solely responsible for managing our global development, preview and live platforms and also numerous auxiliary machines and applications, serving over 300 sites and 4+ million registered users. Provided 24x7 3rd line on-call remote support for business critical systems.

Systems Engineer

Nov 2000 - Mar 2003
Vodafone - London

Assisted building application support production team, reporting directly to the head of operations during frantic.com portal start-up phase. Administered, installed and configured Sun Solaris 2.6/8[300 servers] running production Web, Mail, LDAP, and DNS servers. Instrumental in achieving 99.9% uptime on all portals.

Systems Administrator

Jul 1998 - Nov 2000
Reuters - London

[CONTRACT] Supported development team for their customer only web services. Managed Windows based development test environment. Flat 12, 4 Graham Street London (07765)405 595 rob@vujovic-white.com KEY STRENGTHS Strategic awareness-Application hosting automation-Agile methodologies-Middleware technologies-Roadmap definition-Research and development-Rapid learning-Effective communication-Delivery focus-Team leadership KEY TECHNOLOGIES

Education

Education

B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy (First Class)

1993 - 1996
University of Warwick