Richard Murphy
Senior Network Analyst
  • Leith,
  • Scotland,
  • United Kingdom
Member Since: 2013/07/05
Industry: Computer & IT
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Professional Background
Senior Network Engineer
Spartan Networks Ltd
July 2015 – Present
Responsible for maintaining and installing Multivendor network and security solutions based around multiple Server room technologies. Working as a contractor offering vendor neutral advice and guidance, installing and maintain network environments of all levels.
Duties:
•      Design and Build LANs, WANs internet/intranet, voice networks.
•      Offering vendor neutral services and advice.
•      Negotiating with the client, specialists, other staff and suppliers.
•      Network connectivity troubleshooting.
•      Investigating, diagnosing and resolve all network problems.
•      HP Networking specialisation.
•      VoIP and Analogue Telephony.
•      Security, Firewalls and best practise.
Network Support Analyst
Epping Forest District Council
April 2013 – July 2015
Epping Essex
Responsible for maintaining and installing computer networks based around Microsoft Server Technologies. Working as part of a team and operating in a fast paced, changing and challenging Local government environment.
Duties:
•      Administering & designing LANs, WANs internet/intranet, and voice networks.
•      Analysing & developing key components using methodology prescribed techniques.
•      Communicating and negotiating with users, specialists, other staff and suppliers.
•      Network connectivity troubleshooting, ping, Tracert, telnet.
•      Responsible for communication protocols, configuration, integration & security.
•      Investigating, diagnosing and resolve all network problems.
•      HP IMC.
•      Upgrading and repairing faults on Shoretel PBX, ECC and Mobility.
•      VoIP and Analogue Telephony.
•      HP Comware switch and Router configuration in particular VLAN configuration/troubleshooting.
•      Working with multiple technical platforms i.e. VMware, Citrix and Host servers.
Network Analyst
Spartan Networks Ltd
2009 – April 2013
Responsible for maintaining and installing Multivendor network and security solutions based around multiple Server room technologies. Working as a contractor offering vendor neutral advice and guidance, installing and maintaining network environments of all levels.
Duties:
•      Design and Build LANs, WANs internet/intranet, voice networks.
•      Offering vendor neutral services and advice.
•      Negotiating with the client, specialists, other staff and suppliers.
•      Network connectivity troubleshooting.
•      Investigating, diagnosing and resolve all network problems.
•      HP Networking specialisation.
•      VoIP and Analogue Telephony.
•      Security, Firewalls and best practise.
Network Technician
NHS Norfolk
2007 – 2008
Norwich, Norfolk
Responsible for the day to day support of the network communications & infrastructure architecture across all Trust locations.
Instrumental in a large server room move and WAN migration, also working with 3rd party vendors to ensure quality delivery and support of the network infrastructure.
Duties:
      Working closely with a team from BT, designers & IT managers.
      Identifying problems and then suggesting technical computer-based solutions.
      Assisting on DR planning.
      Working on documentation and capacity management.
      Ensuring robust network backup and recovery capability.
      Hands on experience of server operating systems, security and remote access.
      Working with IP routing protocols. OSPF and BGP.
      Knowledge and experience with Firewalls, including Nokia IPSO in resilient environment and Checkpoint.
Network Engineer
Spartan Networks
2000 – 2006
Working on a contractual basis for various companies. Providing a range of services to clients, including Network design, implementation, cabling and server support. Running my term on a freelance basis I increased my knowledge of Windows Server 2003, Active Directory and a range of Linux Systems. I have extensively worked with legacy systems (i.e. win 9x, NT 3.51, 4.0, Novell Netware, OS2 and dos). Delivering technical support, scaling and upgrade advice, working with mission critical servers, backbone network cabling and end user support. Liaising with   BT and other 3rd parties to ensure 100% connectivity. Working to ensure the smooth running of the Networks (including some Servers) on a multi-platform Infrastructure of Linux, Mac and Windows.
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Current: Level 3
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  • Network Security
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  • SSH / Telnet Software
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  • VMware
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