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Technical specialist currently managing and assuring test activities for new Vodafone products and services.
Good working knowledge from Radio and Terminal perspective of 3G (HSPA, R99, Femtocells), 2G (GSM, GPRS, SMS) and legacy radio technologies (Paknet X.25, Paging).
Skilled technical author with expert knowledge of full suite of Office applications and most operating systems.
Health and Safety champion and experienced volunteer first aider for St John Ambulance, including as leader of my local unit.
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
GSM Test Specialist
January 2006 - January 2008
Lead tester on Ericsson R12 BSS maintenance packages.
Designer and Developer (Senior Level)
January 1999 - January 2006
GSM, SMS and GPRS Terminal Specialist: Helped to specify and test a Vodafone own-brand GSM terminal adaptor with onboard application processor. Crafted demonstation applications for this product including a yacht GPS tracking system and message sign receiver. Product was never launched beyond a demo system.
Authored Vodafone's first customer-facing support guide for GPRS.
Authored internal web site for department, applying Microsoft SQL database and ASP server side scripting. Site won internal acclaim within one month of publication.
Returned to Paknet systems and co-designed further evolutions of Security Polling, Data Direct (GSM circuit switched data to X25 gateway). Also included Vodafone Paging systems from 2004.
Managed a number of Paknet and Paging infrastructure relocations.
Technical Test Specialist
January 1998 - January 1998
Test Assurance Authority for a number of radio and end to end projects.
Test Manager responsible for the Managed Test Service contract.
Application Support Engineer
Paknet Ltd (Vodafone)
December 1996 - January 1999
Software engineer (Windows and Unix C) on maintenance polling of remote security communications systems.
Customer Application Support Engineer, entailing meeting customers at their locations to advise on best-practice use of mobile bearer services.
Qualifications & Certifications
De Montfort University
University of Leicester
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