Craig B.

Architect

690 dollar
Freelancer
27 years
London, UNITED KINGDOM

My experience

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Codenet Consultancy ServicesMay 2018 - Present

Operating as a self-employed freelance contractor specialising in Active Directory, Azure AD, ADFS, Office 365, and InTune. Facilitating multiple freelance contracts and delivering to client requirements and specifications as a managed service provide in partnership with RKeyTec, Empiric, RedRock, and Microsoft Corporation. Delivered multiple projects onsite and remotely for Natwest Markets, Charles Russell Speechlys, Network Homes, and MHRA. Project work and service delivery including but not limited to:

☛ Microsoft Azure Active Directory
☛ Microsoft Office 365
☛ Microsoft Teams
☛ Microsoft InTune
☛ Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
☛ Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) (As IaaS on Global Azure Platform)
☛ Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016
☛ Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2B
☛ Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C
☛ Microsoft Azure IaaS
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VirtusaApril 2018 - July 2018

Technical lead and architecture specialist on large banking client projects in London. Terminated role due to illness.
    ☛ Legacy Application Architecture – Analysed the legacy application architecture and delivered a new application architecture design for ten legacy applications.
    ☛ Migration – Led migration of applications and services from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012-R2.
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L&QJanuary 2013 - March 2018

Led design of an architectural function within the organisation, built and managed delivery of new architecture team within IT. Managed a team of four architects throughout all projects.
    ☛ Reduced Costs – Purchase of Cisco Network Equipment that resulted in a 70% savings for company. Consolidated the supplier chain that also delivered reduced costs and improved efficiencies within the organisation.
    ☛ Help Desk Call Reduction – Succeeded in reducing help desk calls by 40% with re-architecture of backbone infrastructure for DNS, Active Directory, Network etc.
    ☛ Continuous Improvements – Introduced improvements to documentation standards, successfully averted three malware intrusions, and introduced Microsoft Premier Support contract that resulted in staff members retraining and certifying in Microsoft product stack.
    ☛ Employee Workshops – Organised a supplier and vendor technology exposure day for over 100 IT employees to receive hands-on workshops and discussions with suppliers and vendors about the latest technologies and systems that were adopted or due to be adopted within the organisation.
    ☛ Merger – Led analysis and design of technology requirements for merging of L&Q with 2000 employees and East Thames with 1200 employees that required integration of WAN, Active Directory, CRM and in-house systems and applications.
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RKeyTecSeptember 2017 - November 2017

Led the requirements and information gathering for Global Law firm client based in City of London for the design and implementation of a highly available, on-premises, secure, Active Directory Federation Services 2016 environment. Facilitated face-to-face meetings with customer resources to gather requirements, delivered training to clients on the new solution, and delivered expertly produced technical documentation to support the design of the solution.
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Anglo Beef ProcessorsAugust 2011 - December 2012

IT Architect with oversight of introduction of two new data centres. Acted as most senior escalation point for outages.
    ☛ Reduced Network Latency – Led the re-architecture of office WAN and LAN that reduced network latency by 40%.
    ☛ Reduced Costs – Introduced server virtualisation with VMWare ESXi to reduce hosting costs by 60%.
    ☛ Documentation – Introduced documentation standards to the organisation for WAN and LAN networks that previously had zero documentation to 100% documentation for all networking.
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CodemastersJune 2006 - July 2011

Project Systems Engineer
Jul 2008 – Jul 2011

Assisted in business expansion to create a new online division with Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games.
    ☛ Technical Lead – Led and participated in technical teams for AAA video gaming titles with delivery of projects to date and on-budget (Budgets up-to: £60M per project).
    ☛ Server Improvement – Delivered an improvement to server and application monitoring systems that resulted in improving detection of issues.
    ☛ Infrastructure – Designed and maintained the infrastructure to support 8 major video game titles during my tenure.
    ☛ Documentation – Produced 100% of technical documentation to support all online technical requirements for video games.
    ☛ Devops Automation – Development of automation scripts in PowerShell, VBScript, and Batch for deployment automation of web applications and services utilising Altiris.

Server Administrator
Jun 2006 – Jul 2008

Responsible for the administration, monitoring and support of the companies enterprise internet datacentre. Supporting Dell, IBM, HP, EMC and Cisco Hardware and escalating issues to the relevant internal employees or to external third party companies.
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The Source Claims SupportApril 2005 - May 2006

Responsible for the administration, implementation, design and support of server and network infrastructure for two datacentres and desktop support for two offices within the UK.

☛ Exchange 2000 DR - Led the disaster recovery process for recovering Exchange 2000 from critical failure due to database growth beyond set limitations for the platform utilised.
☛ Active Directory Expansion - Led the expansion of Active Directory to encompass newly acquired business units and sites.
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Self EmployedJanuary 2001 - January 2005

During this period I was contracted by a number of clients within the healthcare, public sector and private sector. During this period I was also suffering from a long term illness which interrupted my working periods.
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Panic LinkJune 1998 - January 2001

I worked for Panic Link as a PC Support Engineer supporting NT4 Networks with Windows 98 Desktop computers, I also assisted with the role out of new bar code scanners and tracking software for the delivery of Parcels.

☛ Mobile Barcode Reader - Led the rollout of new barcode scanning devices for depots across the UK for scanning barcodes on parcels for location tracking capabilities.
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CP Business Solutions Ltd.March 1997 - December 1997

I worked at CP Business Solutions as a Analyst RPG Programmer on IBM AS400 Systems. I had spent many years prior to obtaining this position studying RPG400 programming language after school at this companies offices.

☛ Y2K Bug Resolutions - Analysed code for multiple products for varying customers for Year 2000 bug concerns and recitfied code where neccesary to negate the Y2K potential impact.
☛ Feature Enhancements - Responsible for coding feature enhancements to different program modules as required by the customer.
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TVM HealthcareJanuary 1994 - January 1997

I worked for TVM HealthCare on and off part time for a number of years whilst studying for my GCSE's and BTEC National Diploma in Computer Studies. I worked as an IT Support Administrator, fixing and assiting desktop user issues.

My stack

Other

Automation, Mobile Device Management, Infrastructure, Enterprise Architecture, Microsoft Premier Support, ADDS, Microsoft Identity Manager, Batch Script, IBM AS400 Hardware, English, C Programming Language, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Office, Office 365, Microsoft Windows 9x, Microsoft Exchange 2000

IT Infrastructure

Cisco, PKI, Active Directory, Windows Server, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Azure, Azure, VMware, Data Center, Cisco Switches/Routers, Microsoft Windows 2003 Server, Virtualization

Others

Business Analysis, ITIL, Project Management, Team management, MDM

Languages

VB script, VBScript, PowerShell

Computer Tools

Microsoft Excel

Analysis methods and tools

DevOps

Databases

Microsoft SQL Server

Technologies

Citrix

My education and trainings

BTEC National Diploma, Computer Studies - Coalville Technical College1995 - 1997

GCSE, English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health & Safety, Geography, Business Studies, IT - Ashby Grammar School1992 - 1995

English, Maths, French, Geography, History, Science, PE, RE - Ivanhoe High School1989 - 1992