1990 - 94
|DEFENCE RESEARCH &
EVALUATION AGENCY [ DERA - Aberporth ]
Aberporth has been established for over 50 years, and is considered
to be one of the most advanced sea ranges in the world. The range
(A 6200 square km sea area, with a safety area of unlimited height)
provides sophisticated trials control and display, communications,
radar, electro-optical telemetry and telecommand facilities coordinated
with an expert trials planning capability to ensure a flexible trials
operation, data gathering and formatting service to fit the customers
The Aberporth range complex conducts missile and air flight weapon
testing in the following modes:-
- Surface to surface
- Surface to air
- Air to air
- Air to surface to air
Four year standards based apprentice
Year I & II
Workshop based training in Analogue & Digital electronics, basic
computer programming and interfacing. Day release to Cardigan College
resulting in ONC, BTEC Level I, II & III in Electrical &
Year III & IV
On site training and experience in high
tech military equipment such as RADAR (primary, secondary &
precision monopulse), Electro optical tracking instrumentation,
Telemetry, Kine Theodolite tracking cameras. Qualifications achieved
: City & Guilds 224, NVQ Level III Electronic assembly
|1994 - 97
of Higher Education [ Swansea ]
Based in the heart of Swansea, the Institute
offered a high standard of tuition in a wide range of Engineering
disciplines. The degree was accredited by the University of the
West of England, Bristol and consisted of three years of intense
study in the following fields:-
B.Eng. Computer Systems
Computer-based Engineering applications.
Engineering Science Principles.
High Level Language.
Management & Business.
Digital Systems Design.
European Product Law.
Management & Business.
Microprocessor Structure & Interfacing.
|Business Policy & Marketing.
Concurrent Software Implementation.
Digital Signal Processing.
Management of Quality & Processes.
||S4C Independant Television
[ Cardiff ]
S4C first came on air at 6.00pm on Monday, November
1, 1982. The advent of a fourth channel was seen by many as an opportunity
to aim for a new beginning in public service broadcasting in Wales.
S4C a commissioning broadcaster, not a programme producer is located
on the outskirts of Cardiff. After my degree I moved to the area
and was employed to provide cover while a member of staff was on
holiday. I was later employed again due to an increased workload
within the I.T department.
My responsibilities included:-
- Technical support for approx. 150 users in MS Office,
E-mail applications & computer hardware.
- Installation and configuration of dedicated document
scanning system, in preparation for paperless office.
- Support in the configuration of site PC's for the
introduction of new intranet
||AKER MARITIME [ London
Aker Maritime is a multilocal group of companies with around 14 000
employees in more than 20 countries, who deliver solutions for the
safe and efficient exploitation of offshore oil and gas resources.
Aker possess advanced technology from the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico,
and are able to execute projects large and small in the world's most
important offshore markets.
Based in the London office my responsibilities
during my three month contract at Aker involved the following:-
- The reduction of computer
- The reinstallation &
configuration of previous backup hardware for the retrieval of
mass archived data and transference to new storage medium.
- General IT support and
|1997 - 2000
[ Formally Marconi Electronic Systems - Rochester ]
BAE SYSTEMS is one of the leading military electronic company's, with
subsidiary operations, research and development teams, and customers
all over the world.
The purpose of BAE SYSTEMS business is to supply products
and services to large and small customers all over the world. There
are literally thousands of these products and services, and they
range from a relatively small, single piece of telecommunications
equipment to all the elements involved in massive intercontinental
projects for national or supera-national government agencies such
as the Eurofighter Typhoon.
The site at Rochester employ's over 2000 people in
many different disciplines
My position at BAE SYSTEMS was within the Avionics division, working
as a development engineer on the Flight Control System (FCS) primarily
on the Stick Sensor and Interface Control Assembly (SSICA)
Hardware Development Engineer
on the Eurofighter Typhoon
My role on Eurofighter was primarily the qualification, documentation
of the development Stick Sensor and Interface Control Assembly (SSICA),
and the re-design of the production series SSICA.
The SSICA is a centre-mounted control pedestal,
which forms the primary interface between the pilot and the FCS.
The unit is a two-axis stick displacement control and provides "pilot
feel" by means of a spring/damper mechanism in each of the
pitch and roll axes. The SSICA houses four circuit cards which act
as a quadruplex data acquisition unit, which interfaces throttles,
rudder pedals, pitch and roll stick commands, and various FCS related
switches and lamps to the FCCs via STANAG 3838 data buses
Currently in development, with the first production series Aircraft
due in 2002. Built by four work share partners (Britain, Germany,
Italy & Spain) this multirole fighter has already proven itself
in the aviation world. This was strengthened at the Farnborough
airshow where one of the development planes put on a fantastic display,
unmatched by any other aircraft! Eurofighter: guaranteeing air superiority
into the next millennium.
|2000 - 04
Consultants [ London - City EC1 ]
Etc was founded in 1995 and has grown organically to this day. In
2000, etc's turnover was £12.5 million, with an employee number
etc is structured into specialist industry focused
vertical groups which draw on multi-disciplinary teams to deliver
the best results for their customers. etc has a reputation for quality,
innovation and project delivery and because of this, a proven track
record of long term client relationships.
etc works with new technology and has established
partnerships with best of breed technology vendors.
Case study: Intelligent Finance (first project with etc)
Intelligent Finance (a division of Halifax plc) was launched
in Q1 2001. etc developed the WAP channel which was the first WAP project
in the world to use BroadVision as the application server. Due to the nature of
the clients business security was a prime issue. My role was do design the look & feel,
navigation, BroadVision development, Functional testing and liase with the client / third party vendors,
to ensure all timescales were met. For many months I was the only consultant on site at Intelligent
Finance and hence represented the company.
- Norwich Union
- + many other FTSE 100 clients
- HTML / DHTML / WML / WTVML
- XML / XSL / XSLT
- MySQL / Oracle
- BroadVision / BEA Weblogic / ATG
- PC Browser / PDA / Mobile (WAP) / Interactive TV ( Liberate & Sky Active)
- ASR - GVP, Nuance, VoiceObjects
- Graphic design