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    Summary of Skills

    • 3 years System Administration with Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, HPUX, AIX.
    • 1 year Mac OS X Administration
    • 8 years scripting - Shell, Perl and Python
    • 6 years analysis of large, complex datasets with statistical analysis of results
    • Excellent team player in any role in the team
    • Excellent communications through a number of different media
    • Experienced working with people at any skill level
    • 15 years experience configuring Windows PCs and over 5 years configuring Linux PCs and UNIX workstations.
    • Competent programmer in several languages, including Visual Basic, C and Fortran.
    • 9 years Website development with HTML, PHP, CSS, Server Side Includes and JavaScript
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    Work Experience

    January 2005-present
    Release Engineer, Sophos Plc, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
    • Maintaining a mixed Linux and UNIX network to permit the regular regression testing of anti-virus and other security related products.
    October 2004-December 2004
    Web developer,
    • Developing my Web design and implementation skills with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.
    April 2003 - September 2004
    Research Fellow, University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science
    • Key role in the acquisition and development of the processing techniques for a unique, large, complex dataset, which inlcluded programming new software applications for its processing and analysis in Fortran, C and through shell scripts under both Solaris and Linux.
    • Supervision of Masters and Undergraduate students with research projects.
    • Assistance with acquisition of other, eg 3D chirp, datasets as required
    • Support of staff and students in the geophysics group with their computing and technical problems.
    September 1999 - March 2003
    PhD Researcher, Geophysics Group, Southampton Oceanography Centre
    • Processing, analysis and interpretaion of several types of geophysical data.
    • Software development in C and Fortran in the Solaris environment to assist in the processing and interpretation of the datasets
    • Statistical analysis of results with the chi-squared and F-tests
    • Project and time management - I was responsible for my own time and project, ensuring that enough work was completed on time for publication
    • Support of staff and students in the geophysics group with their computing and technical problems
    • Received training including Communicating Science to the Public, Report writing, Fortran-90 programming, shell scripting and web page writing
    • Demonstrated to undergraduate fieldtrips to Isle of Wight and Anglesey.
    May 1999 - September 1999
    Visiting Scientist, United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park
    • Investigating the shallow seismicity of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii
    • Installation, maintenance and System Administration of the Volcano Hazards Group Solaris 7 machine
    September 1997-September 1998
    Administrative Assistant, Harrison & Harrison Ltd (Organ Builders), Durham.
    • Responsible directly to the Managing Director and Administrator
    • Managed 3 organ tuners and their tuning round of 100 churches
    • Maintained company website,
    • Provided computing support to all office staff
    • Managed the company's 140 year old archives
    • Provided backup cover in the absence of the Receptionist or Accountant
    July 1995-September 1996
    Student Engineer, Alenia Marconi
    • Programming in C and Motif under Unix as part of large, distributed project
    • Following detailed design specifications to implement designs
    • Developing and writing test specifications and documentation
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    September 1998 - September 1999
    MSc, Advanced Course in Geophysics, University of Durham
    This course developed my understanding of many geophysical methods and techniques, including seismic reflection and refraction, gravity, magnetic and electrical methods. My project was completed with the United States Geological Survey, looking at shallow seismology from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii.
    October 1994 - June 1997
    BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge. 'Upgraded' to MA in May 2001. Subjects studied included Computer Science, Maths, Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics.
    September 1987 - June 1994
    Cardiff High School. 11 GCSE including Maths and English. 4 A Levels including Maths (A) and Computing (A).
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