Résumé

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Employment History

  1. Started
    Ended
    present
    Title
    Open Source
    • Became maintainer of Prophet, a kind of distributed database system
    • Had patches accepted in various upstream projects, some widely used, e.g. Net::Github
    • Contributed packages to Debian
    • Released a variety of open source Perl modules
  2. Started
    Ended
    present
    Title
    Freelance
    • Customised PHP scripting for a web hosting company.
    • Installing Operating Systems on workstations and integrating them with office network on-site for a local consultancy.
    • Building and testing complete PCs to specification.
  3. Started
    Ended
    Title
    Unix Systems Administrator
    Company
    CGTV Games, Ltd
    Location
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Lead systems administrator of a small IT department, responsible for all the *nix servers in the company. The company is an end-to-end online gambling provider, creating its own game software and backends, and offering play to the public via its own servers. With the exception of Active Directory services, the company's entire server collection of approx 60 machines runs Unix. For one year I was the sole Unix Admin. At the time I started, the company had far outgrown its existing IT systems, so in addition to the general day-to-day maintenance tasks, I have been designing and implementing improved systems, as well as new ones. This includes:
    • Setting up a new data centre in a colo in Singapore
    • Implementing OpenLDAP for authentication across many Unix services
    • Migrating DHCP and DNS servers for the office, adding failover
    • Setting up Subversion and Trac for SCM, documentation and collaboration
    • Migrating Jabber services and integrating with LDAP
    • Implementing Heartbeat/DRBD failover for public-facing web servers
    • Defining new standards for operating systems and applications, and documenting them
    • Migrating the company email server from a legacy system to new hardware, adding antivirus, antispam and webmail
    • Adding intrusion detection systems and other security measures as part of ongoing PCI compliance
    • Deployed puppet configuration management software
  4. Started
    Ended
    Title
    Systems Analyst
    Company
    Elior UK Services
    Location
    Rugby, West Midlands, UK
    • Implemented a PHP/MySQL web-base system to replace an inadequate spreadsheet-based system to provide an accurate record of employee training for an important contract.
    • 2nd line support via telephone.
    • Diagnosing and repairing hardware.
    • Liaising with other departments and third-party suppliers.
    • Reduced hardware turnaround from 7-14 days to 1-2 days, significantly minimising impact on business operation
  5. Started
    Ended
    Title
    Customer Service/Technician
    Company
    PC World
    Location
    Coventry West Midlands UK
    • Testing warrantied products for faults and determining repair route; liaising with relevant external companies to arrange repairs.
    • Fault diagnostics on PCs, replacing any components found to be faulty.
    • Installation of hardware and software.
    • Advising customers on purchasing decisions and upgrade options.
    • Carrying out “PC Healthchecks” - a basic maintenance routine which also looks for potential problems.
    • Advising customers on fault resolutions, involves questioning to determine the specifics of the problem.

Skills

Data Management

Web Technologies

Languages

Systems

Communication Technologies

Education & Qualifications

  1. IPv6 Certification Badge for ioanrogers
  2. Started
    Ended
    Title
    Civilian Airframe/Propulsion Apprentice
    Company
    RAF St Athan
    Location
    St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, UK
    NVQ Level II's in Basic Engineering and Key Skills.
  3. Started
    Ended
    Title
    Civilian Airframe/Propulsion Apprentice
    Company
    Barry CAMT
    Location
    Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, UK
    City & Guilds Basic Engineering Competencies
  4. Started
    Ended
    Title
    Student
    Company
    Location
    Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, UK
    GCSEs
    • Grade A - Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    • Grade B - English Language , History
    • Grade C - English Literature, French