Aaron Street
Infrastructure Manager
  • United Kingdom
Member Since: 2007/10/17
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Professional Background
Network System Analyst
The Pirbright Institute
May 2012 – Present
Looking after the local and wide area networks for the institute during the site redevelopments, insuring it develops to meet the needs of a world leading institute. This involves, managing, designing and installing networks in to world leading laboratories being built on site. Developing world class wireless networking for staff and guest access. Working with the academics network ISP and services provider "Janet" to support world leading collaboration with institutes around the world. And in the end  insuring that the IT system are in place to support the institutes world leading position in scientific research.
Change and Release Engineer Team Leader
Dimension Data
December 2010 – May 2012
Promotion to Team Leader. Managing the change processes and developing the change managment team at Dimension Data UK for several large Global customers.
Change and Release Engineer
Dimension Data
October 2010 – December 2010
Starting date of November 2010
Network engineer
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
November 2005 – October 2010
Started of as a helpdesk engineer before taking over the network which supports 1500+ users. Spent 4 years upgrading, redesigning and reconfiguring the network.

Gained lots of experiences in many areas of IT, from VMware to Apache web-servers, and every thing in between. But it was CISCO that captured my heart and CISCO where I aim to spend the rest of my career.
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Education
University of Wales, Swansea
BSc
Zoology
1996 – 2009
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Full Biography

I started out with a career in science, which involved working in high volume throughput serology laboratories. Here I took on a role of looking after  the technical hardware used to automate various processes and programming more efficient runs to improve efficiency and quality of testing. When looking for promotion i had the opportunity to stay in science or move to a pure IT role which was the direction I decided to take.

Soon after joining the IT department I took on the role of Network administrator and spent my first years in IT consolidating a wide range of skills across all areas of IT services, alongside a complete  site refresh and update to the network infrastructure. Looking for new challenges I took the plunge and move to a global service delivery company leading a team dealing with service contracts and managed services.

Most recently in 2012 I was offered the opportunity to be involved in a large redevelopment projects of a world leading research institute. This involves looking after the LAN and WAN areas of the network and working with the project management team as the IT lead on all new building and site infrastructure. Currently we are working on the commissioning of a £150 million world leading  laboratory and the redevelopment of site. My role is involved from the high level proposals of the IT systems and infrastructure, down to the detailed design, sourcing and implementation.  Once again combining my love of science with my skills as a network engineer and infrastructure management.

Specialties: CISCO, Routing and Switching.
LINUX, Security, Scripting, vmware,
Network Managment, Project management

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