I enjoy interesting problems at scale, mostly involving networking.

((Systems + Networking) + Business requirements = Positive business impact) == <3


Network/Linux focused engineer constantly looking to improve service and run at the edge of technology.

Passionate about networking, architecture, automation, testing, open-source, monitoring and training.

Driven to impact change where required and deliver things done efficiently and effectively.

Employment History

Infra Bits - Freelance network/systems engineer & trainer

April 2021 - present

Not currently looking for a long term position.

Fastly - Senior Network Engineer

September 2018 - April 2021

Focused on the automation, management, expansion & improvement of AS54113 (FSLY) as part of the network reliability engineering team. During this time the network grew from 37T to over 130T of capacity, with new generations of topologies.

Responsibilities included:

Achievements include:

Booking.com - Network Engineer

September 2016 - September 2018

Focused on the design, engineering and management of AS43996 & AS202196, powering Booking.com & Rentalcars.com (BKNG) globally.

Responsibilities included:

Achievements included:

As an extension to this role, I also provided design/engineering support to and act as an escalation point for BookingGo (Rentalcars.com) teams on an ad-hoc basis, including on the integration of infrastructure.

TravelJigsaw Limited (Rentalcars.com) - Principal Security Engineer

November 2015 - September 2016

Focused on improving all technical aspects of the security landscape.

Worked closely with Legal, Finance, Technology and Security teams in the business to deliver security objectives.

Several large undertakings were completed successfully including:

More day to day operational items included:

TravelJigsaw Limited (Rentalcars.com) - Technical Architect

June 2015 - November 2015

As a founding member of the architecture team, my initial focus was a review of the core systems, potential contention/failure points and a roadmap for core infrastructure.

The work was varied and included documenting existing systems, interviewing candidates for multiple roles, providing expert support during service issues/solution design, building software prototypes, working with the teams to establish standards and designing new solutions.

As the only infrastructure-focused member of the team, a lot of alignment and collaboration with the 2 software architects was undertaken during this time.

Some key solutions that were designed and placed into production included:

Other outcomes included:

TravelJigsaw Limited (Rentalcars.com) - Linux Systems Administrator

February 2014 - June 2015

Working in a team of 3 DBAs, 3 Sysadmins and a Network operations engineer scaling out and managing the 1k+ of servers that make up the Rentalcars.com infrastructure.

A part of this role involved building the initial infrastructure for Car+Driver (Rideways.com); a startup within the company. This was accomplished using:

MUSIC Group - Software Engineer (Midas/Klark Teknik R&D)

July 2013 - February 2014

MUSIC Group - Systems Engineer (Global Enterprise Engineering)

October 2012 - July 2013

Sub 6 Limited - Lead Systems Administrator

October 2011 - August 2012

Various - Contract Systems Administrator

October 2010 - October 2011

Volunteering experience

Scuba Education Amsterdam - Staff / PADI instructor

2018 - Present

ClueBot NG - Maintainer

2012 - Present

FOSDEM - volunteer

January 31st 2014 - 2nd February 2014, January 29th 2016 - 31st January 2016, February 2nd 2018 - 4th February 2018

The Scout Association - Assistant Scout Leader / Climbing Instructor

December 2006 - January 2014


See Also

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