Hire Me

Are you looking for an experienced Oracle Solaris Consultant, Systems Administrator, EMC NetWorker Backup Specialist or Technical Author/Consultant? Then I'm your man...


  • I am available from July 2016, but I may be available sooner, so please get in touch if you have an assignment requirement that matches my skills or if you would like to discuss any opportunities with me.
  • Rates vary according to the type and length of engagement, and the prevailing market conditions.
  • However long... A one off engagement, half-a-day professional services, a days consultancy, a week, 1/3/6 month(s), longer... All engagements considered.
  • Need a Systems Administrator or Backup specialist in a hurry? Never fear... If i'm not available I have a network of past colleagues and professionals I would happily recommend!

CV / Resume

Skills Summary

  • 20+ years in depth Systems Administration, Installation, Maintenance and Support within Oracle Solaris environments; But do also have an excellent working knowledge of other flavours of UNIX/Linux (AIX, HPUX, RHEL, CentOS and Ubuntu Server), and Microsoft Windows (2003, 2008 and 2012) platforms.
  • 15+ years support, installation, migration, escalation and management of Backup environments; Mostly EMC NetWorker (release 4.2.1 – 9) and more recently the integration of EMC Avamar and EMC Data Domain into backup environments.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Change management planning and implementation similar to ITIL
  • Capacity planning, architectural reviews, business planning similar to PRINCE2
  • Taking charge of the most difficult situations without needing to refer to duty managers or service delivery managers.
  • Extensive experience in UNIX shell scripting (sh, ksh, sed, awk), web (perl, php)
  • I have the ability to manage small projects and liaise with other teams as well as third party suppliers and resolver groups.
  • Able to work effectively with co-workers from all countries, cultures and eccentricities
  • Regular author of knowledge documents, I also identified requirements for internal product and procedural documentation summaries 'crib sheets' and complete operational procedural documents.