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Vaines Aiden

Aiden Vaines

Senior Hosting Engineer

Name:Aiden Vaines
Date of birth:31/05/1988
Email:aiden@vaines.org
Committed, reliable and adaptable IT professional with a passion to build on existing knowledge and skills gained through experience within the industry. Quick to assimilate new ideas, concepts and practices with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent timekeeper with experience managing IT implementations from pre-sales through milestone deliveries and completion.

Employment

July 2014 - present

~undisclosed~

Senior Hosting Engineer
  • Built, maintained and secured both Windows and Linux systems with load balancing for mission-critical services
  • Architected and implemented multiple tier networks with VLAN, VPN and dynamic routing
  • Implementing 2FA for central user management and integration
  • Development and maintenance of automation procedures for large scale VMware infrastructure deployments
  • Driving documentation standards for all supported environments
  • Involvement in driving development of AWS/hyperscaler services offerings
  • Design and implementation of multiple multi-tenant environments and related customer migrations
  • Architected and installed a large lab environment which facilitated development and rollout of technologies reducing a number of project milestones by months
  • Working with change management teams to produce workflows and standard practices
2013 - July 2014

AncarB Technologies

Internal Infrastructure Specialist

Internal Infrastructure Specialist: 2013– 2014

  • 3rd tine ticket management and handling
  • Provision of remote support and training to 1st, 2nd & 3rd line installation engineers, helpdesk and service teams
  • Development of remote monitoring systems, internal handling procedures and deployment strategy
  • Architecting customer and internal WAN and LAN networks, routing, VLANs and VPNs
  • Cloud service installations, environment growth and implementation
  • Built and secured hundreds of Linux and Windows server solutions
  • Lead systems development, cloud services, customer resolution and engineer best practices
  • Key involvement in datacentre design and architecture; including network topology and core infrastructure provisioning

Senior Systems Engineer: 2010– 2013

  • 2nd and 3rd line server, network and desktop support and break-fix for over 300 customers
  • Installation of traditional On-Premise, Cloud and hybrid solutions
  • Project management of IT implementations and upgrades
  • Installation and management of virtualization technologies including VMware and HyperV
  • Installation and configuration of various SAN technologies
  • Implementation of multi-server Exchange and SQL environments
  • Maintenance and installation of equipment in a colocation facility
  • Virtualization of traditional solutions to cloud and hybrid environments.
2010 - 2013

InterComm Ltd

IT Manager
  • Delivering business critical services and applications to users across various roles and responsibilities
  • Maintaining a Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure
  • Maintaining an accurate CMDB to ensure compliance with industry best practices and licensing requirements
  • Development of internal systems
2003 - 2010

PC Trading Post

Technician
  • Building and repairing computers for home and SOHO customers
  • Installation of SOHO networks using both wired and wireless technologies
  • Providing data recovery services over various operating systems

Education and Qualifications

2006 - 2009

Huddersfield University

BSc(HONS) in Computing Studies
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Modern Database Application
  • Business Management
  • System Development
  • Cisco IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software
  • Cisco CCNA 1 – Networking Basics
  • Cisco CCNA 2 – Router and Routing Basics
2004 - 2006

Huddersfield Technical College

AVCE in Information Computing Technology

Industry Qualifications

VMware

VMware Certified Professional 5.5

VMware Certified Associate 5.5

 

Dell

  • APPT0512WBTT – AppAssure Technical Overview v3 – 0513
  • CQCS0211WBTS – Compellent Quote Center v3 – 0912
  • CSS0211WBTS – Compellent Storage Sales Overview v4 0714
  • CSSAT0211WBTT – Compellent Top Gun Storage Architect Technical V3 1013
  • DBSS0109WBTS – Dell Blade Server Solutions – Sales v9 0414
  • DBSSTT0409WBTT – Dell Blade Server Solutions – Technical v3 0613
  • DPES0909WBTT – Dell PowerEdge Server Technical v3 1213
  • DPVS0409WBTS – Dell PowerVault Storage Sales v5 0714
  • NTO0612WBTT – Network Attached Storage Technical Overview v2 0314
  • PSPR1013WBTT – PS Series Storage Array – An Introduction
  • PSSS0908WBTS – EqualLogic Sales v5 0314
  • PSST1108WBTT – EqualLogic Technical v4 – 1213
  • VRTX0613WBTS – PowerEdge VRTX Sales Overview v2 0414
  • VRTXT0613WBTT – PowerEdge VRTX Technical Overview v2 0414

Amazon Web Services

AWS Technical Professional

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