IT Professional with 23 years international experience in systems, development, management and business support roles across a broad range of business environments.
Starting out with a scientific background, I spent 17 years as an IT contractor and consultant in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia, working across a broad range of disciplines and environments before joining the Skyline Group for 6 years to build their IT infrastructure and strategies from the ground up.
In 2016, I decided to take a sabbatical from IT to travel the world while remotely managing a tourism business in New Zealand. 2020, as with everything else, brought a change of course . I’m currently settled close to Barcelona, looking forward to resuming my career and taking up new challenges.
My current projects include studying Python for data analysis and web development, building websites for start-ups using Django & the Wagtail CMS. I'll be following this up with in-depth study of data science and engineering including deep learning and machine learning, intelligent automation and SCRUM Master certification.
Concurrently, I’m studying Spanish, currently at A2/B1 with the aim to reach fluency.
I’m a citizen of UK and New Zealand and hold Spanish residency.
Information Technology Infrastructure
- Requirements Analysis
- Systems Architecture Design
- Multi-Site Hardware & Software Deployment
- Problem Analysis and Resolution
- Documentation of Systems and Practices
- Performance Analysis
- RFID Tracking
Application Development & Support
- Requirements Gathering
- Functional Specifications
- Project Management
- Process Automation
- Small application development (VB.NET)
- Scripting (VB Script, Python)
- Website development (Python, Django, Wagtail)
- Departmental Head and Team Leadership
- Project Management
- Employee Mentoring
- Board reporting
- Vendor Management
- Dispute Resolution
- Client Relationship Management
- Local Government
- Oil & Gas
- English – Native speaker
- Spanish – A2/B1 with the aim to reach fluency.
Right to work in Spain, UK, NZ and Australia, would be happy to consider other locations as well.
Proven ability to understand and act on client requirements: working in unfamiliar business situations to understand objectives and factors involved, designing a solution, and acting on client feedback to deliver the final product.
Competent in designing highly usable and robust solutions and to undertake detailed investigation to find resolutions to unusual problems.
Scientific education and technical backgrounds have developed excellent analytical and problem-solving methodologies.
Ability to pick up new concepts and begin executing unsupervised at once. Confidence to undertake all necessary study and research in order to acquire additional skills in a short space of time.
Ability to work independently and undertake tasks on a pro-active basis and to manage these on a time-effective basis.
I'm available immediately and potentially able to relocate at short notice. Alternatively, I'm comfortable working remotely and happy to consider this as an option.
If you're an employer looking to fill a gap that you think I might be a good fit for, either for a project or more permanently, feel free to contact me here.