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September 2016 - July 2020

Bachelor of Science with Honours, Computer Networks

Birmingham City University

Achieved a First Class Honours, covering topics such as network design and administration, Python programming, and consultancy. Extra-curricular activities included attendance at The Things Conference in Amsterdam and travel to Wuhan, China (both in 2018).


September 2020 - Present

Site Reliability Engineer

Cisco Systems

Working as part of the Network Services team within Cisco IT. Specific focus on process automation, while also focussing on Wired/Wireless access and hardware VPN. Experience in:

  • Cisco DNA Center
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Python & Netmiko
  • ServiceNow
  • Git workflows
  • CI/CD

October 2019 - July 2020

Student Demonstrator

Birmingham City University

Provided classroom lab support to students in the first and second years of their undergraduate course in the area of Cisco Networking.

July 2018 - September 2019

Network Engineer Intern

Cisco Systems

Placement year as part of my degree, supporting Customer Experience testing labs. I developed my programming and network management skills, creating various automation tools for use within project testbeds or lab infrastructure.

October 2017 - May 2018

Student Demonstrator

Birmingham City University

Provided classroom lab support to students in the first year of their undergraduate course.

June 2015 - September 2016

IT Support Engineer

Zodiac Seats UK (now Safran Seats GB)

Provided local/remote IT support and managed desktop deployment projects. Also managed deployment of a revamped digital signage solution around the facility.

Awards & Certifications

16 Apr 2024 - 16 Apr 2027

Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise

Cisco Systems

Specialism: Enterprise Automation and Programmability

CCNP Certificate | Credly Badge

ENCOR Certificate | Credly Badge

ENAUTO Certificate | Credly Badge

18 May 2022 - 6 Feb 2026

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate

Cisco Systems

Certificate | Credly Badge

31 May 2021 - 31 May 2024

ITIL® 4 Foundation



June 2020

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Corporation

Certificate | Credly Badge


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