Microsoft » Cloud Solution Architect

I am a Cloud Solution Architect in the Digital and App Innovation team within Microsoft’s Customer Success Unit. In this role I work closely with customers to help them migrate their containerised workloads to Azure and optimise them once there.

Amazon Web Services

» Specialist Solutions Architect, Container Technologies

I worked closely with customers across EMEA to help them migrate their applications to containers on AWS, using services such as Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, and others. I worked with customers across different industries and segments, helping them solve Kuberntes problems such as designing a cellular cluster architecture and running at exceptionally large scale.

During my time in this role I played a key role in growing the EMEA containers business by two orders of magnitude. When Amazon EKS launchedi n 2018, I identified and onboarded the first EMEA customers, capturing important early feedback and working with the service team to integrate this back into the product roadmap. I also helped grow and mentor the team of Container Specialist SAs and Container BDMs across EMEA.

» Solutions Architect

As a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services I help companies understand how to transform their IT infrastructure, operations & applications to make the most of the of the scalability, innovation & cost efficiency of the AWS platform.

DMW Group (now Credera UK) » Senior Consultant

  • Delivered a Cloud-based wireless network solution in the company office
  • Created a Technology Strategy to align with the client’s five-year Business Strategy for London’s largest private hire taxi firm
  • Project Managed the delivery of 25 Internet, MPLS and DWDM network connections to support the build-out of a new banking platform for a large UK supermarket
  • Delivery Assurance review of a new settlements system as part of the Government’s new Electricity Market Reform programme
  • Project Managed the delivery of a new settlements system for the EMR programme against very demanding timescales
  • Reviewed and created Technology Business Case to modernise critical IT systems for London’s largest private hire taxi firm
  • Created and implemented a number of strategic Standard Operating Procedures for London’s largest private hire taxi firm

YouView (Accenture) » Infrastructure Architect

  • Design and build of core platforms
  • Server configuration management via Puppet
  • Automated deployments using CloudFormation
  • Migrated key systems from on-prem hosting to Amazon Web Services
  • Functional, non-functional and performance testing of key systems prior to cutover to AWS
  • Configured auto-scaling website platform with peak visitors of 14k per minute
  • Capacity planning, Bottleneck identification
  • Monitoring via Zenoss and CloudWatch
  • Managed development and test environments
  • Subversion server administration and replication
  • Managed a team of 6 off-shore DevOps
  • Managed a team of 3 off-shore DBAs

Metaswitch Networks » Virtualisation Specialist

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of multiple VMware ESX clusters spread across four geographies
  • P2V migration of key test servers
  • P2V migration of very old (10+ years) production systems
  • PXE kickstarting of CentOS, Fedora servers
  • Build and maintenance of custom deployment and provisioning service for Windows PCs