Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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Profile

A Graduate of Network Systems with extensive experience in IT, in particular Linux. I work for Bede Gaming, a company who develop games for some well known online gambling websites. I have also worked for Aspire Technology Solutions, a top networking company, and graduated from the University of Sunderland with a 2:1 in Network Systems, and have several years of personal experience with various operating systems, especially Linux.  I have spent some time working for the UK retail chain Argos which has given me experience working in a high pressure environment where tasks needed to be completed on time, as well as working night shifts for Opia, a company who handle promotions for well known retail chains globally. I am an energetic, adaptable, friendly, outgoing and conscientious individual who is committed to any job and task given and is always keen to learn new skills.

Employment

2013-Present – Systems Administrator – Bede Gaming Ltd.

  • Maintaining virtual servers (Windows and Linux) in Microsoft Windows Azure.
  • Performing upgrades.
  • Testing in house developed services on the Azure platform.
  • Migrating old services to Azure.
  • Ensuring gaming services remain functional.
  • Troubleshooting network issues.

2002-Present – Sound Engineer (Voluntary) St. John’s Church

  • Setting up Mics
  • Working a 16 Channel Sound Desk
  • Recording/Editing/Mastering Services

2003-Present – Web Design and Server Administrator (Voluntary) Personal and client Websites (OP-EZY & Robert Ian Hawdon)

  • Building a webserver
  • Installing and configuring server software
  • Managing server updates
  • Writing Valid (X)HTML/PHP code

2013 – Data Entry – Opia Ltd.

  • Checking customers’ claims for cash back for various promotions
  • Updating company database
  • Responding to customers’ emails

2012- 2013 – Stockroom Assistant (Voluntary) – Argos, Hexham

  • Stock picking (retrieving items quickly and efficiently for customers)
  • Re-binning stock (putting stock back on the shelves if returned to the store)
  • Tidying shelves to keep the stock room running efficiently

2005-2012 – Open Source project joint admin/moderator for s1mp3.org Online

  • Moderating the forum
  • Answering questions asked about the MP3 player’s current firmware
  • Beta Tester

2009 – IT Infrastructure Technician (Apprentice)Aspire Technology Solutions Ltd.

  • Answering Support Calls
  • Installing software
  • Installing hardware

Education

2011-2012 – University of Sunderland

B.Sc. (Hons) Degree: Network Systems (Second Class Honours, Upper Division – 2:1)

 

2009-2011 – Gateshead College

Foundation Degree: I.C.T. Support

 

2009 – Pitman Training

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

 

2003-2008 – Ponteland Community High School

A-Levels: Media Studies; Physics

AS-Levels: I.C.T.; Maths

9 GCSE (Grades A-C) including: English; Maths; Science

 

Other

2007  – Full UK Driving Licence

1999 – 2007 – ABRSM Practical Piano Grade 4 and Grade 3 theory.