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Freelance Network Engineer Manchester, UK

Well developed project management and IT skills combined with a flexible attitude to work.
Experienced Technical Support Specialist. Confident in delivery of wide range of technical projects.

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£11.76 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£94.12 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:334653
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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Good reporting and work management skills. Well adaptable and quick to learn new skills.

I have ability to communicate effectively at all levels, Self starter with the ability to work under own initiative as well as with team.
I have ability to work under pressure and priorities effectively when dealing with conflicting demands.

I have comprehensive working experience in wide range of Networks, Desktop, Laptop, Server, printer installation, support and software development.

I have Knowledge of security practices and procedures, Contingency planning and Disaster recovery. Analyze and monitor network performance and resolving issues so that operational / system problems are resolved quickly and effectively. Ensure successful adherence to network SLA in regards to availability, network requests, and escalations.

Employment History

(Jun 2012 to Aug 2012)

Cisco / Desktop Engineer

UK

▪ Replacement of the Store layer 2 LAN with a layer 3 Cisco design.
▪ Configure VLANs on 2960-C, 2960-S & C3560 Cisco Switches
▪ Installation of Voucher Printers CMC6 with all main tills & SelfScan
▪ Configure all store tills & printers on Catalina PC


(Nov 2008 to Mar 2010)

IT Engineer, Web, Application Support

London/ Manchester

System Support
▪ Design & Installation of local area network in Manchester & London.
▪ Layout structured cabling for Data, Digital/Analogue IP Telephone, Projectors and IP CCTV
▪ Administration of Active Directory, Site & Services, Printer, Domain Group Policies.
▪ Administration of windows 2008, IIS7 web, Win FTP server.
▪ Maintain IP Network, LAN/WAN, Subnet, VLANs, Wireless, VPN Links
▪ Provide local and Remote Server/Desktop Hardware and Application Support.
▪ Windows & Security updates and new Application deployment through WSUS, GPO, login script.
▪ Cisco ASA 5505 firewall and application level web & software content filtering.
▪ Install & maintain Symantec backup recovery & Endpoint Security
▪ Biometric / Fingerprint Time & Attendance System deployment with SQL 2008 Express.
▪ Install & configure Citrix XenServer 5.6, XenCenter 5.6, XenDesktop 5.5 on test environment for students
▪ Setup Oracle VM Virtual Box 3.2.12 for student learning with XP, Linux, Ubuntu 10.4 iso

Development
▪ Maintain and regular update College website.
▪ Maintain College Content Management System (Access and SQL database).
▪ Audit and manage databases to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data
▪ Producing detail-level functional documentation and training SOP.

Management
▪ Maintain documentation/diagram/SOP for network infrastructure and change management.
▪ Establish formal processes for the ongoing procurement and monitoring of all Software Licensing.
▪ Responsible for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
▪ Monitor and report on System backups, disk growth, data access, performance and hardware failures.
▪ Conduct research and make recommendations on upcoming products, services.


(Oct 2004 to Sep 2008)

IT Engineer / Programmer

Manchester

System Support
▪ Administration and troubleshooting of Domain, Active Directory, Exchange 2003.
▪ Troubleshooting of Wireless & Cable network, Servers and Desktop & Laptop problems.
▪ Maintaining IIS6 web and FTP, SQL server for internal and external users / Clients
▪ Deployment of GFI LanGuard Security Scanner, WSUS application and update deployment
▪ Managing Ghost Imaging, Hard drive data recovery
▪ Maintain CRM service system, SAP Technical Boom List through Terminal Services
▪ Management of Netscreen25 Firewall Security Policies, Cisco Router, Nortel BCM PBX.
▪ Configuration and maintenance of Infrant ReadyNAS NV Server, print servers.

Development
▪ Monitor and fine tune database performance, identify problems, resolve issues to enhance processing.
▪ Software deployment while keeping down time to a minimum.
▪ Maintain Client access web interface (XHTML, ASP/ VB/Java Script/ SQL databases) for RMA & repair reports.
▪ Maintains and updating the database systems (Foxpro, classic ASP, SQL)
▪ Re-design company’s Intranet web site. The site includes Technical Documents, SOPs, Repair references, Company Policies and Procedures, Productivity report.

Management
▪ Software Compliance implementation and monitor Change Management, and business contingency.
▪ Collect and evaluating the IT purchases and provides recommendation.
▪ Manage internal Audits to ensure legal compliance for software licensing.
▪ Prioritization of solution delivery, escalating where and when necessary.
▪ Representing the Operations Director on a technical level in Board meetings.

Professional Qualifications

- SMART Interactive Board Software Training (Sep 2011)
- CCNA Training April 09 (Comms Support, Manchester, UK)
- ISO/IEC 11801 Structured Cabling Cat5, Cat6 Course Feb 09 (Connectix, BrainTree UK)
- FAST Approved Software Auditor (FSSC-1:2007) Mar 08 (Leeds), Software Manager Dec 07 (Warrington)

Education

(Sep 2011 to Sep 2012)

Manchester Metropolitan University

MSc in Network Technologies
( Integrated Management System, Oracle VM Virtual Box, Linux, C#, .NET, Fibre Optic and Sensor Systems )


National College

Masters in Computer Sciences

License

- CRB - Basic Disclosure Scotland - 25/06/2012
- Full clean UK Driving License

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Network & Telephony Specialist: Networks & Telephony Specialist • Configures and maintains the network infrastructure components (e.g. routers, switches, circuits, monitoring tools, schemas, directories, UPS, VPN, wireless, printer resources, call centre telephony equipment) within an ITIL framework in order to maximise network uptime, stability, performance and security. • Proactively manages connectivity whilst minimising network downtime. Maintains the user directory infrastructure.
  • Web Application Developer: A retail web solutions company is looking for a talented web contractor to assist the existing web development team. One of the current websites needs a re-skin, taking the current format and applying new aesthetic designs. Required skills for the project are HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Classic ASP, with a good eye for design and implementation. Additional skills that would be beneficial are knowledge of AJAX technologies and of Google Analytics.

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