Florin G.

SYSOPS ENGINEER

530 dollar
Freelancer
15 years
London, UNITED KINGDOM

My experience

Heartlands High SchoolSeptember 2017 - Present

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Harrow SchoolAugust 2014 - March 2017

One of the UK's leading independent boarding schools for boys, hosting 800 students and employing 400+ staff, the school boasts the latest-generation communications and IT teaching support.

Employed as an IT Technician to provide 1st and 2nd Line support to students, academia and staff using the 1600 school-owned desktops, laptops and mobile devices across the campus.

Responsibilities
•    Work in a team of 3 technicians under the supervision of a team leader, respond to user requests over the telephone, email and ticketing system
•    Build hardware-independent OS images by injecting multiple sets of drivers, covering all the hardware used throughout the campus
•    Use Fog Imaging and Microsoft’s SCCM to remotely deploy operating systems via multicast to desktops
•    Perform testing on software in preparation for OS migration
•    Migrate 400+ workstations from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Education
•    Prepare Surface 4 Pro tablets for deployment in classroom environment by updating to latest BIOS firmware, drivers and testing Wi-Fi,  mirroring and input functionality and software testing
•    Software scripting and testing for unattended deployment
•    Use SCCM to deploy various software packages (based on AD hierarchy)
•    Upgrade school-owned laptops to SSD drives by cloning existing disk drives and restoring to SSD.
•    Salvage memory from recycled laptops and supplement to remaining ones.
•    Administer Active Directory (Server 2008 & 2012) and Exchange 2010 on-premises, adding/removing users, assigning permissions to security groups, creating email distribution groups, applying computer restrictions via group policy
•    Diagnose network faults – find & replace faulty cables, re-crimp broken LAN sockets, patch network sockets to switches, re-configure switch ports to carry correct VLANs, re-install NIC drivers
•    Deploy and manage network printers via two print servers, manage print queues, assign printers to users (JS2PRT)
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IT UtiliseMarch 2013 - August 2014

An IT Services provider servicing small to large enterprises with a wide range of services from desktop support to managed cloud services. Working out of two offices (Central London and Romford).

Contracted as a Technical Support Assistant based in the Romford office providing helpdesk support to clients, over the telephone and email, worked in a team of three.

Responsibilities
•    Respond to customer queries over the phone and email
•    Catalogue and prioritise requests from customers
•    Assemble desktops from components and perform testing
•    Install and upgrade Operating Systems (Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP)
•    Upgrade existing systems by adding storage capacity and increasing memory size
•    Salvage data from non-functioning laptops & desktops; Erase data from hard drives
•    Run diagnostics and finding hardware faults on laptops & desktops
•    Configure, install and troubleshoot printers (network and local)
•    Offer customers telephone and on-site guidance on new OS / software upgrades
•    Configure, install and troubleshoot Wireless Access Points
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Addison LeeDecember 2009 - January 2013

One of London's premiere private hire and chauffeur transportation services provider, headquartered in Euston, London, boasting with the largest private car fleet in Europe.

Worked as a Chauffeur / Executive Driver on self-employed basis to provide executive transportation services to Addison Lee VIP clients.

Responsibilities
•    Take clients to various destinations, accounting for traffic or preferred routes
•    Provide top customer service, ensure client is comfortable during trip
•    Maintain a professional attire
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BIG PC TurdaDecember 2006 - December 2009

A local, family-run IT Services provider providing consultancy and support to local schools and businesses.

Employed as a Technical Assistant to provide support and technical assistance to the company's clients; Built bespoke desktops and recommended hardware and software to clients;

Responsibilities
•    Assist the business owner with daily support activities
•    Deal with client queries over the telephone and in person
•    Assemble bespoke desktops based on pre-specified configuration
•    Partition hard-drive and Install operating system (Windows Vista / XP / 98) from CD
•    Deliver and install new desktops in customers’ offices and local schools
•    Troubleshoot and replace LAN cabling, switches and routers

My stack

WordPress, Windows XP, Windows Server, Windows 7, VMWare, Troubleshooting, Technical Support, System administration, Python, PHP, Networking, Network administration, MySQL, MS Office, jQuery, JavaScript, Java, HTML5, DHCP, CSS, Active Directory