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DevOps and Infrastructure Engineer specialising in Automation, Infrastructure as Code and Security Solutions.
|Terraform||Amazon Web Services|
|Git||Google Cloud Platform|
|Vault||VMWare ESXi/vCenter (6/7)|
|Microsoft DNS/DHCP||Windows Server (19/16/12/08)|
|NGINX||Exchange Server (19/16/13/10/03)|
|BIND DNS||Juniper JUNOS|
06/2020 – Present
Cloud DevOps Engineering; supporting an industry leading RegTech Anti Money Laundering platform over multiple public cloud environments (AWS and GCP) in partnership with Nasdaq Tech.
Deployment and maintenance of Kubernetes clusters over multiple platform providers (EKS and GKE) as well as supporting cloud PaaS, security and network infrastructure. Management of Kubernetes services (Istio Service Mesh, Prometheus, fluentd, flux-cd among others).
Design and implementation of Development and Testing Infrastructure as Code/Configuration Management CI/CD strategy, leveraging Terraform, Helm, Ansible and BitBucket. Management of Production and Staging CI/CD deployments leveraging Terraform, Helm and GitLab CI.
Design and implementation of centralised EC2/NGINX management stacks (Hashicorp Vault for Secret Management and Netbox for IPAM) deployed via Ansible.
10/2018 – 06/2020
Cloud/On-Premise Infrastructure and Application Administration, Implementation and Architecture for a nationwide retail estate of Windows and Linux platforms.
Design and implementation of Infrastructure as Code and Automation (AzureRM/VMWare) stacks leveraging Ansible/Ansible Tower, Netbox, PowerShell / Bash scripting and git source control (Azure DevOps). Delivery and design of source control (git) in to a team previously unfamiliar with source control management, for use with IaC and Configuration Management.
Design and implementation of estate-wide IPAM and configuration management for network platforms (via Netbox, NAPALM and RANCID) to provide centralised locations for the store of network data.
Maintenance of a Windows, Linux and Cisco centric infrastructure (physical, virtual and hybrid cloud environments supporting VMWare ESXi, Azure and Baremetal deployments), involving the configuration and support of standard Microsoft and Linux systems management, proactive systems monitoring (via Dynatrace APM).
Creation and deployment of Test and Development environments (including decoupling such content from the existing production clusters) leveraging VMWare vSphere, Ansible Tower and Azure DevOps).
Design and deployment of two-tier PKI implementation to an estate previously leveraging no TLS encryption services.
04/2015 – 09/2018
An all-encompassing Systems Administration and IT Support role including server maintenance and implementation (Windows/Linux), server/desktop support, backup management, patch management, network configuration and troubleshooting, bespoke scripting and application support.
Covering design, implementation and support of primarily Windows Server 2008-2016 centric environments for companies of varying sizes in the SME sector within both physical and virtual environments (Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi).
Undertaking the configuration and support of standard Microsoft infrastructure and SaaS technologies (ADDS / Azure AD / Exchange / Exchange Online / DNS / DHCP / DFS / SharePoint Online).
Support and configuration of Citrix XenApp, encryption technologies (Data at Rest and Data in Use), network management (LAN/WLAN/Client and S2S VPN configuration).
11/2014 – 04/2015
Application Support Engineer
Specialist application support within ITIL framework. Providing support, data analysis and troubleshooting of enterprise applications for the housing sector; specifically Capita OPENHousing, OPENFinancials, OPENQuery and iTrent, as well as the administration and support of SharePoint 2010/2013 and Citrix XenApp.
Design, implementation and troubleshooting of bespoke solutions using Progress 4GL, Microsoft SQL and PowerShell scripting.
Atos – Dept. of Health
02/2013 – 11/2014
Senior IT Analyst
Primary duties include the provisioning, administration and support of accounts, mailboxes and VDI images/applications for nationwide Department of Health, Care Quality Commission and NHS staff.
Design, test, documentation and management of a bespoke application built around PowerShell to automate AD account/Exchange mailbox/Lync record creations and modifications via an HTA front end.
Designed and implemented bespoke PowerShell solutions to handle capacity monitoring, load balancing, storage quotas (Active Directory/Exchange/Windows File Servers) and singular/bulk account migrations.