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Luke Tainton

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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 with a specific focus on Wired/Wireless access and automation. Tools I am gaining experience in include:

  • Cisco DNA Center
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Python Netmiko library
  • ServiceNow

October 2019 - July 2020

Student Demonstrator

Birmingham City University

Provide classroom lab support to students in the first and second years of their undergraduate course. Currently assisting in 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 and remote IT support and managed desktop deployment projects. Also managed deployment of a revamped digital signage solution around the facility.

Awards & Certifications

I have also completed various MTA and MOS certifictions, which are not listed here.

18 May 2022 - 18 May 2025

Cisco Certified DevNet Associate

Cisco Systems

Certificate | Credly Badge

1 May 2018 - 8 Aug 2022

Cisco Certified Network Associate

Cisco Systems

Certificate | Credly Badge

June 2020

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft Corporation

Certificate | Credly Badge

25 Mar 2021 - 24 Feb 2022

Certified SAFe® 5 Practitioner

Scaled Agile

Certificate | Credly Badge

31 May 2021

ITIL® 4 Foundation



5 Jul 2021 - 5 Jul 2022

Certified SAFe® 5 DevOps Practitioner

Scaled Agile

Certificate | Acclaim Badge


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