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                                  205 Eaves Lane,
                                      Chorley,
                                     Lancashire,
                                      PR6 0TR,
                       david :at: simmfamily :dot: co :dot: uk

Personal Information:

Name:                   David Ian Simm
D.O.B:                  13th December 1983
Age:                    26
Marital Status:         Single
Health:                 Excellent Non-Smoker
Other:                  Full (Clean) UK Driving License
Interests:              IT, Gym Training, Rugby League, Motorsport, Golf,
                        Mountain Biking, Swimming, Ski-ing, Live Music
Profile:
A senior network infrastructure engineer, with a wide range of experience in the
telecommunications and SaaS industry. Able to work independently, upon own
initiative, and as part of a team. In possession of excellent leadership skills,
motivational skills and self development skills. Dedicated to maintaining high
standards. Looking to further skills in all areas of knowledge. Aiming to find
employment in a demanding job role, empowered by my enthusiasm, and
willingness to learn, I believe I will prove myself to be a valuable asset to any
dynamic company.

Qualifications/Education:

GCSE’s:
     10 GCSE’s at grade C and above

NVQ’s:
      NVQ Level 2 Installing & Supporting IT Systems
      NVQ Level 3 Installing & Supporting IT Systems
      NCFE In Computer Technology

Oracle University: (Reading)
      Oracle University 11i System Admin Fundamentals Ed 2
      Oracle University 11i Install Patch & Maintain Apps Ed 5.1

Stayahead Training:
     Oracle Fundamentals (Introduction to SQL & PL/SQL)
     Oracle DBA Part 1 – Architecture & Admin
     Oracle DBA Part 2 – Backup & Recovery

Microsoft Training
      6064 Implementing and Managing a Microsoft® Windows Mobile®
       Infrastructure
      44HOL004 – System Center Suite - Technical Bootcamp (L300)
      Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist
           o Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM 4.0 Installation and Deployment
      Installing & Managing Microsoft Exchange 2007
      Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Cisco Training
      Completed ICND 1 + 2 Courses, currently working with Cisco devices in my
       own time in preparation for CCNA exam

Other:
      Basic Health & Safety Certificate
      10 Years working experience in the IT industry with proven positive feedback
       and results.
      Internal Outsourcery management training program “Outshine”, involving
       coaching and mentoring on the key skills of being a manager and the
       competencies that ensures effective leadership.
Relevant Experience:

        2003 - Present                                            Outsourcery Ltd
                                           (Formally Genesis Communications / Dixons Group PLC),
                                                                   Waterfold Park,
                                                                Rochdale Road, Bury,
                                                            http://www.outsourcery.co.uk
         2009 - Present                           3rd Line Microsoft Hosted Services Engineer
        Working remotely and from within the Tier 1 datacentre, and as Microsoft’s primary launch partner for
        hosted OCS offerings. Used Microsoft HMC infrastructure to build and deliver a market leading multi-
    tenanted Microsoft Office 2007 R2 Enterprise solution, for use by both internal staff and external customers.
     Integrated the OCS system with a hosted Broadsoft iPPBX solution to offer hosted VOIP remote call control
           and enhanced presence options within OCS. Providing 3rd line support to all hosted products that
        Outsourcery supply, including Exchange 2003/2007, BES, CRM and Sharepoint. Managed the internal
      business through a migration process from internal OCS 2007 R1 onto the hosted R2 Enterprise offering.
     Recently worked on migrating the whole HMC infrastructure from individual HP hardware and MSA storage
     onto a consolidated VMWare ESX VMotion cluster using HP XP 24000 fibre attached SAN with replicated DR
        storage to provide lower power usage, increased stability and more flexible disaster recovery options.
            2007- 2009                                       Senior Network Engineer
      Was heavily involved in infrastructure migration away from DSGi systems. Installation, maintenance and
     troubleshooting of HP server hardware and Cisco network infrastructure. Responsible for Citrix Metaframe
      application and gateway server implementation, secured with RSA appliance hardware and remote fobs.
           Installation of Cisco networking hardware (6500’s/2950’s) config management and maintenance.
    Installation and migration of Exchange 2007 clustered server from existing Exchange 2003 setup. Setup of
       OWA and Outlook Anywhere for remote access, as well as managing access rules through Microsoft ISA
    server. Setup, installation and management of RIM Blackberry BES server. Migration of key servers to new
    Server 2008 architecture. In depth experience working with Hyper-V and VMWare ESXi virtual technologies.
    Was part of team involved in upgrading power systems, air conditioning and UPS backup systems in Genesis
     comms room to accommodate new HP XP24000 disk array hardware installation. Involved complete 100%
     systems shutdown and overnight outage. Implementation of Microsoft Systems Centre Suite for advanced
                                       monitoring and configuration management.
            2005-2007                                              Oracle 9i DBA
       Started new job role by taking ownership of the businesses development and UAT Oracle environments.
      Responsibilities include performance monitoring, patch management, cloning, and implementation of any
          development forms, programs and code. Progressed to management of the businesses production
                                                      environment.
            2003-2005                                    Network Infrastructure Analyst
    Responsibilities included desktop support, XP professional rollout to business and management of 8 remote
    branches. Server maintenance. Rollout of Microsoft Exchange 2003 system and migration from local PST’s.
     Patch panel management. WSUS and antivirus management. Responsible for Sage accountancy system,
    and data export to then import into Oracle system. Active Directory and group policy schema management.
      Implementation of any new technology, including converting the business onto a paperless electronic fax
                                    system saving the business time and money.

          2000 - 2003                                    Aquila Software Specialists,
                                                               Chorley New Road,
                                                                    Horwich,
                                                                     Bolton
                                                        http://www.aquila-software.co.uk
           2000 - 2003                                          Support Analyst
    Worked as part of a 4 person team providing remote and on site support to small/medium size businesses.
    Was responsible for a company car from the age of 18 and travelled to businesses in both the local area and
    as far as Cumbria. Tasks regularly included CAT5 network cable installations at new offices, upgrades,
    installation of mail servers, Sage accounting systems, CRM systems and hardware/software fault finding.



Referees:

    Professional Reference                                 Character Reference

    Mr Jason Kendall,                                      Mr Lee Salter,
    Details available on request                           Details available on request

				
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