Profile

I am a Computer Science graduate with more than 14 years experience of Systems Administration of Linux, Solaris and web systems. In addition I have experience of many other aspects of computing gained through varied vacation employment, personal projects and academic study.

Employment History

University of Warwick - Computer Science

Nov. 2002 - present (promoted 2009)

University of Bath - Computing Services (BUCS)

July - Oct. 2002

Vacation Employment

University of Bath - Computing Services (BUCS)

July - Sept. 2001

University of Bath - Computing Services (BUCS) & Vectura Ltd

June - Sept. 2000

University of Bath - Admin Dept & Computing Services (BUCS)

June - Sept. 1999

University of Bath - Computing Services (BUCS)

July - Sept. 1997

Qualifications

Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
2006

Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1 (LPIC-1)

University of Leicester
1999-2002

BSc (Hons) Computer Science 2.1

St. Augustine's RC School, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
1992-1999
A levels GCSEs

Eight GCSEs including Maths [A] and English [C].

Skills

Details of my knowledge in various computing technologies:

Programming

I am very experienced in these technologies:

Networking

I have good working knowledge of networks including routing, the TCP/IP protocol stack, VLANs, configuration of managed Ethernet switches, firewall configuration (IP Tables/Chains), trunking technologies & administration of DHCP servers.

Hardware

I am comfortable with all common types of PC hardware upgrades, including building systems from scratch. I have also had some exposure to Sun Hardware repairs and upgrades.

Security

I maintain a active interest in security. I've completed a few security reviews of software and regularly look at issues around this. I've reported two security vulnerabilities in opensource software:

Degree Course programming projects

Personal Details

Other Interests: I am interested in photography and travelling. I cycle and run regularly.
Email Address:
Nationality: British
Driving Licence: Full, clean UK driving licence
References: Available on request