My CV

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Profile

An experienced IT professional with many years in the field covering software development, testing and support. A versatile problem solver and team player who is happiest when learning new skills. Capable of communicating with all levels and happy to get involved in organising groups when tasks need to be done.

Experience

  • Learning Assistant teaching MS Office and Windows to adult learners.

  • As a result of working on help desks and in technical support, I have had plenty of exposure to many of the tools currently in use including AD and Exchange.

  • I have worked with all desktop versions of MS Windows, up to and including Windows 8, and several server versions. I also have experience mainly with Ubuntu, SuSE and Debian Linux, and also AIX on IBM RS/6000, System V and Ultrix.
    MacOS experience is mostly with older versions, prior to OS X.

  • I have been programming as a hobby from an early age. I have experience with a variety of programming languages and find that I pick up the basics of new languages easily, and can be up to speed quickly.

  • Since university, I have used some form of SQL as my main database both at home and at work, from Oracle while studying for my degree, to Gupta SQLBase while at London Buses. While at Abacus however, I worked with PowerFlex and DB2. More recently, I have supported MS SQL and Access.

  • Between home networks and local intranets at various jobs, I have good knowledge of setting up, protecting and supporting networks. I provided a Mailman mailing list server for the local branch of CAMRA for several years whilst living in Gloucestershire

Employment History

IT Consultant Siobhán’s Solutions 2011 – Present
Learning Assistant Training Link
http://www.traininglink.org.uk/
2011 – 2014
Support Technician Siemens SIS 2007 – 2011
Various Support and Test Contracts including:
  • Logica CMG
  • Herefordshire PCT
  • Citicus Ltd
  • Guardian Healthcare Systems
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • Gloucestershire NHS
  • Herefordshire County Council
2004 – 2007
Analyst Programmer Abacus Electronics 1998 – 2003
Communications Engineer London Transport Buses 1994 – 1998
PC Technician Watford Electronics 1992 – 1994

Training

  • Delphi Fundamentals and Database Course

Qualifications

  • Bsc(Hons) Computer Information Systems Design – Kingston (1992)
  • 2 A Levels – Maths, Physics (1987)
  • 9 O Levels Grade A-C

Additional Information

I provide ad hoc computer services as Siobhán’s Solutions ranging from virus scans to installations and repairs. I’ve been doing this on and off since 2011.