An innovative Information Technology professional with over 10 years of comprehensive experience in solution architecture, Red Hat system administration, application development, application support, database administration and customer care. Passionate about new and exciting cloud technologies such as Openstack and Docker as well as other open source technologies. 

Work History

Work History
Feb 2015 - Present

Technical Consultant

Contractor SAS Institute

Installation and configuration of SAS software on multiple platforms and solutions.

Document and install SAS N Tier Software solutions within project timelines. 

Main focus is on Big Data and High Performance Analyics installs for the larger SAS customers. Feedback defects to R&D Team in Cary NC and working with SAS local architecture team to help improve and streamline deployment process and installation best practices.

Apr 2014 - Feb 2015

Integration Solution Architect

Independent Contractor 

Solution Architect and Red Hat product expert in a Red Hat Integration project responsible for the design and project delivery for JBoss Middleware ESB.

Required to be the Technical Interface with the business in gathering requirements and design specifications. Roles include Solution Design of JBoss EAP systems and JBoss ESB systems covering physical Architecture to Business SLA’s and IT Operations roles and responsibilities across multiple teams and IT partners. Required to ensure no technical roadblocks effect project delivery for development staff and timelines are met as per specifications through reviews and stand up meetings.

Aug 2012 - Mar 2014

Middleware Specialist

Credit Union Australia 

 Design, maintain and provide on call support for CUA’s Middleware Infrastructure focusing on IBM Websphere MQ Series and Red Hat Middleware products. 

My role also required maintenance and OS support for the RedHat Enterprise Linux fleet at CUA which has grown from 10 virtual servers to over 100 virtual servers.

  • Rotating 2 weeks on call for all Middleware systems and any RedHat OS. This also involved on call support for escalating issues with the JBoss EAP servers.
  • Documenting and designing new Middleware systems or processes to be approved by the CUA IT Leaders team.
  • Installation and maintenance of Red Hat virtual machines on VMWare and IBM zVM.
  • Design and support Telstra Cloud SMS interface (Whispir) into CUA infrastructure to support Digital Business and IT Incident Management Teams.
  • Managing RedHat support when CUA Support teams raise support queries and questions to ensure they are appropriately looked by RedHat and by CUA.

Aug 2008 - Aug 2012

Senior Engineer

SAS Institute Sydney

My role focuses on the products that use Java as the underlying technology. This is mainly any SAS solution that uses a Java Servlet container with JBoss, Weblogic and Websphere being the 3 used by SAS. I am also required to be involved in higher priority issues to help and guide other Technical Support staff in the troubleshooting of these.

  • Provide over the phone support for all SAS customers ranging from How To questions to production down escalations. Assisting interstate Technical Support members by providing on-site support when requested.
  • With Technical Support being based in Sydney I was in the unique position to improving SAS Customer advocacy in Brisbane. As well as SAS Technical Support in my local region with face to face contact an engaging customers directly.
  • Install and configure SAS software at customer sites and for SAS partners which included some complex installs involving SSL and Web Application Server clustering.
  • Involved in installation/Upgrade and support of multiple large SAS Grid customers.
  • Provide development, support and customizations to Australian reporting application which allows financial customers to report from the U.S. developed Fraud applications to the AUSTRAC government department. This application was developed in Java and is currently being used by several large banks and credit unions in Australia.
Apr 2007 - Aug 2008

Software Engineer

Hutchison Telecommunications 

Responsible for maintaining a high level of code coverage and quality using Extreme Programming methods in Agile Software development. Tools such as Clover, SVN, XPlanner where instrumental in my team delivering projects on time with maximum code quality.

Involved in the development of many external facing Web Applications including the Online Store, Refer A Friend and Pre-Paid Online site.All the applications where deployed in a Weblogic cluster using BigIP as a load balancer.

  • Provide on-call development support of all software developed and the FatWire CMS using in the website
  • Provide accurate estimates to enable the Project Management Team to scope the project correctly.
  • Deliver projects to internal customers on-time and on budget.
  • Provide 90%+ code coverage of all code written
  • Help clarify and provide feedback on recommendations provided by the Business Analyst
Aug 2004 - Apr 2007

Senior Application Engineer

Ericsson Australia 

Second level support for all public sites such as and related sites and business facing web applications for Hutchison Telecommunications mobile services with 24/7 support. 

  • Administration, support and maintenance of BEA Weblogic 8.1, 9.2 and 10.x application servers working on Solaris 9/10 platform and Windows 2000.
  • Deployment of code releases on the production servers
  • Maintenance, installation and configuration of Apache 2.0.x, 2.2.x web servers on Solaris 9/10 platform 
  • Administration and support for eCMS Fatwire web publishing system
  • Unix support. Trouble shooting for Solaris 9/10 for user, system and networking issues. 
  • Oracle 10g database interaction and Oracle OID/LDAP server administration and support.
  • Debian and Fedora Core Linux servers installation, configuration, administration, support and backup. 
  • Writing Shell and Perl scripts for everyday management tasks and maintenance
  • Writing and maintaining technical documentation.
May 2003 - Aug 2004

Technical Support Team

Hutchison Telecommunications

Technical customer care for Hutchison Telecoms Orange Mobile at the Orange call centre. Moved into the outsourced IT Team in Ericsson as Application Engineer for the Hutchinson Systems .

  • Answer and manage customer problems raised by Orange mobile CDMA customers.
  • Answer calls within SLA's
  • Manage escalations to the Ericsson Customer Problem Management team.
  • Provide frequent feedback to customers and ensuring the correct expectations are set.



JBoss Certified Application Administrator (EAP 5) - 120-059-571