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CURRICULUM VITAE - STEPHEN DAVID HOGG ELLIOTT
Home address : 27 St James Str
Ferndale
Johannesburg
Postal address : 27 St ...
HIGHER EDUCATION
University attended : University Of Cape Town
Degree obtained : B.Sc. (Elec. Eng.)(Electronics)
Subjects ...
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Name of firm : Private contractor
Address of firm : 27 St James Street
Ferndale
Randburg
Type of firm :...
Support of server and workstations (Linux, Windows XP,
7 and 8.1), office applications, installations, upgrades,
including...
Name of firm : Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems / Siemens
Address of firm : Siemens House
Janadel Ave.
Halfway House
Mi...
Reason for leaving : Completion of military service
Name of firm : Siemens Ltd.
Address of firm : Siemens Ltd.
Wolmarans S...
2000 MS Windows 2000 Upgrade
2001 ISO 9001 :2000 Awareness Course
2002 Access 2000 Level 1 & 2
2004 SA 118 Fundamentals of...
Date : 2004
Objective of project :
Migration of old Siemens BS2000 mainframe to newer platform.
Design, program and implem...
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  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAE - STEPHEN DAVID HOGG ELLIOTT Home address : 27 St James Str Ferndale Johannesburg Postal address : 27 St James Str Ferndale Johannesburg Work address : 27 St James Str Ferndale Johannesburg Telephone number : 078 046 2796 (Cell) PERSONAL DATA Surname : Elliott First names : Stephen David Hogg Identity number : 650730 5170 084 Date of birth : 30 July 1965 Sex : Male Marital status : Divorced Nationality : South African Home language : English Other languages : Afrikaans (speak, read, write, understand) German (speak, read, understand) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Last school attended : Pinelands High Pinelands, Cape Town (1979 - 1983) Highest standard passed : Matriculated with a First Class Pass Subjects passed : English, Afrikaans, Latin, Biology, Physical science and Mathematics Distinctions : Physical science
  2. 2. HIGHER EDUCATION University attended : University Of Cape Town Degree obtained : B.Sc. (Elec. Eng.)(Electronics) Subjects passed : All required courses (Details in academic record). Including courses and programming experience in FORTRAN, PASCAL and BASIC. Thesis included hardware design of a digital non intrusive flow meter and associated Z80 assembler programs. Bursary : Siemens (1984 - 1987) SKILLS PROFILE 1 – Repair and installation of desktop / laptop software, Microsoft Windows (all versions) and Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat, etc). Specializing in both Microsoft and open source applications. Upgrades, re-installs, device drivers, printing, internet, wi-fi and other network problems. 2 – Application design, development and programming of office automation and productivity systems. Assist with applications like MS Excel, MS Access, Pastel, etc. Programming languages: Visual Basic, PHP, C++, Java, system scripting (mainframe and Unix), COBOL, PASCAL, FORTRAN, BASIC, Assembler. 3 – Web site implementation and maintenance. Repairs, upgrades and modifications to sites using Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla. Webmaster services, e-mail, anti-spam, domain registration, etc. Traffic statistics, anaysis, Google analytics and so forth. 4 - E/web-marketing strategies and implementation including search engine optimization (SEO). 5 – Operating system and application integration: Linux, Microsoft, Unix and mainframe platforms. 6 – Networking: application integration, TCP-IP, LAN and WAN, CISCO, switches, routers, firewalls. 7 – SAN: Design, build and maintain SAN systems, Netapp NAS storage, EMC SAN storage (Clariion), Cisco and Brocade switches. Server platforms: Solaris, Microsoft and Linux. Certified EMC IE 08/2008. 8 - General contract management, including customer SLA and maintenance, various back-back contracts. 9 - Project planning and management of various IMAC projects. 10 – Technical report writing, including quotations. 11 – IT system performance evaluation and reporting 12 – Customer support in Call-desk, SLA, 24 x 7 environment. 13 – BS2000 (Siemens) mainframe hardware, software and system administration and networking.
  3. 3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Name of firm : Private contractor Address of firm : 27 St James Street Ferndale Randburg Type of firm : Support of computer systems (Information technology) Present post : Contractor (self-employed) (Oct. 2008 – present) Business website : http://www.xtranet-its.com Main job functions : Business IT consulting. Consulting on office solutions using Microsoft Windows, MS Office, VB, Linux. Main services offered: Diagnosis and solution of hardware, software and network problems. Support of SOHO networking and Microsoft / Linux servers and desktops. General office automation using Visual Basic and other programming languages and macro tools. Additional services offered: Site evaluation and report on IT infrastructure (servers, network, storage, internet, etc.) Website design and implementation. Search engine optimization (SEO). Client responsibilities: Jan. 2015 – Oct. 2015 Higher Sources International, Anita Noyes-Smith, Virgin Astrology website Replace functionality of seceretary's (unfixable) MS XP laptop with aging hardware on RedHat. Appointment bookings, client details, client payments, other spreadsheets, e-mail, etc. Automating and augmenting office appoinment, accounting and other office systems. Support of MacBook running MacOS Snow Leopard upgrades, applications, network and integration. Support for iTablet and iPad. Webmaster for Drupal site www.virginastrology.com Repairs, patches and upgrades to core and many aditional modules. Aesthetic and functional improvements. Manage user registrations, requests, e- commerce. Anti-spam measures. Re-design of mailing accounts. Mar. 2015 – Apr. 2015, Jul. 2014 – Aug. 2015, Jan. 2013 - Feb. 2015 Builders Timber Market Ad hoc support of LAN network, wi-fi and ISP routers and connections.
  4. 4. Support of server and workstations (Linux, Windows XP, 7 and 8.1), office applications, installations, upgrades, including Pastel accounting and printing. Design, develop and implement productivity flow system using MS Access and Visual Basic. Previous clients: Health Sense, Wanda Bruce, www.healthsense.co.za Laptop software support, webmaster services. Others: - support of EMC equipment for Department of Labour SAN) and ad hoc mainframe support. - Actom, Benoni Regular mainframe support. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Name of firm : Fujitsu-Siemens Address of firm : Friesland Ave Longmeadow Business Park Modderfontein Johannesburg Type of firm : Sales and support of computer systems (Information technology) Present post : Senior Systems Engineer (Dec. 1996 – Oct. 2008) Main job functions : Post sales support of IT hardware and software. All functions are performed within a Call Desk and customer SLA environment. Equipment maintained includes EMC storage and Network Appliance storage. Also Fujitsu-Siemens servers (mainframe BS2000), Unix (Sun Solaris), Microsoft and Linux platforms. I support OS, application and DB issues, also networking and hardware. Configuration, administration and maintenance of EMC and Network Appliance SAN equipment. My most important function is to manage the support of all our customer’s SAN's and NAS's. Visit customer sites, fault-find and correct system malfunctions. Assist customers telephonically with fault-diagnosis and general system operation. Responsible for in-house systems (“test lab” network, firewall and servers, office automation). Also responsible for technical reports, contract management (both customer and back-to-back), spares logistics and quotations. Also pre-sales activities such as configurations and quotations, on-going contract management. Reason for leaving : Poor work environment, was dismissed.
  5. 5. Name of firm : Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems / Siemens Address of firm : Siemens House Janadel Ave. Halfway House Midrand Type of firm : Sales and support of computer systems (Information technology) Present post : Systems engineer (July 1990 – December 1996) 01/07/94 : Promoted to Product Specialist BS2000 01/12/96 : Promoted to Senior System Engineer Main job functions : My team is responsible for supporting and maintaining the software and hardware on customer computer systems running the BS2000 mainframe operating system. My most important function thus is visiting customer sites, diagnosing and correcting system software malfunctions. I help many customers over the phone when they have queries regarding system operation. Also responsible for the systems administration of the in-house development mainframe and for the administration of the technical document filing system. 01/07/94 : Job functions augmented to include installation and administration of Microsoft PC networking and office automation products within the department. Also second level support and installation of various UNIX (Sinix) operating systems. 05/08/94 : Microsoft Product Specialist certification 02/10/95 : Microsoft Systems Engineer certification 01/12/96 : Job functions now include management of software group, BS2000 project and installation planning and configuration, pre-sales and investigation of new products (PC, UNIX, BS2000), diagnosis of general network LAN and WAN faults, Microsoft NT support, and support of client server environments at customer sites and internal systems. Name of organization : S.A.D.F. Address of organization : C.S.L., Pretoria Type of organization : Military Post held : Signals Officer (August 1988 - April 1990) Main job functions : I completed three months basic training at Personnel Services School, Voortrekkerhoogte. Thereafter I completed a six month signal officers course (R4 course) at Heidelberg. After that I worked at the C.S.I.R. premises on military radar projects. This entailed digital hardware design and computer programming in PASCAL and assembly languages.
  6. 6. Reason for leaving : Completion of military service Name of firm : Siemens Ltd. Address of firm : Siemens Ltd. Wolmarans Str. cnr Biccard Braamfontein Johannesburg Type of firm : Electrical and electronic systems Post held : Junior systems engineer (February 1988 - July 1988) Main job functions : I enrolled with S.A.C.P.E. (now Engineering Council of S.A.) and was placed on the GET scheme by the Siemens training department. I wrote several test programs and operator interface programs in COBOL. This was part of the SAPOGRAM project, a SIEMENS mainframe installation. SAPOGRAM is a telegram management system used by TELKOM. Thereafter, my main function under Mr. Lange- Smith was fault-finding and implementation of design improvements with the MTS2000 terminal. Reason for leaving : National service obligations. TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED 1993 Introduction to PC’s and DOS 1993 Overview of OSI and Packet Networks 1993 BS2000 Mainframe administration courses (6), in German 1993 MS Excel (Basic) 1993 UNIX User Skills 1993 LAN Manager User 1993 UNIX System Administrator 1993 Object Oriented Design 1993 C++ Programming 1993 ComfoDesk Electronic Desk Organizer 1993 RM400 RM600 H/W & System Admin 1994 MS Mail and Schedule 1994 LAN Manager Administration 1994 Supporting Windows 3.1 / MS DOS 6.2 1994 SNI-PRS IPDS Advanced 1994 Supporting Microsoft Windows NT 1994 Supporting Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5 1995 Inter-networking Microsoft TCP/IP on Microsoft Windows NT 3.5 1995 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification achieved Oct 2, 1995 1996 MS Windows 95 1996 Internet User’s Course 1997 FADE Problem Solving Methodology 1996 MS Excel – Advanced 1999 SAP R/3 Getting Started course
  7. 7. 2000 MS Windows 2000 Upgrade 2001 ISO 9001 :2000 Awareness Course 2002 Access 2000 Level 1 & 2 2004 SA 118 Fundamentals of Solaris 2004 Data ONTAP System Administration 2005 Project Management 2005 EMC Proven Professional SE Accreditation Clariion Specialist 2006 Red Hat RH131 - Red Hat Linux System Administration and RH253 - RHL Networking and Security Admin, required for RHCE certification 2006 Data ONTAP System Administrative Fundamentals 2006 NetBackup for Unix 2007 Flexframe for Oracle training (Siemens, Munich) 2007 EMC Clariion Host Integration & Management with Snap- and MirrorView and SAN Copy 2007 EMC Proven Professional EMCPA Clariion Solutions 2008 EMC Proven Professional EMCIE Implementation Engineer Clariion Solutions Specialist 2010 - 2012 Various web-based training programs including web site hosting, wordpress and web marketing. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS 1 – SAPOGRAM Mainframe Cluster Migration The South African national central Telegram handling system. The SAOPGRAM system receives telegrams from other computers and operators all over the country. It performs input and output queuing, store and forward, logging and backup. Customer : Telkom Location : Braamfontein Objective of project : Migration of old Siemens BS2000 mainframe, including all hardware, OS, networking and application software to latest Y2K compatible BS2000 platform. Migration of all proprietary network interfaces to open systems standard (TCP/IP). Implement 3 applications running on a cluster of 3 servers. Date : 1998 Main technologies : BS2000/OSD V3, COBOL, C++, TCP/IP, Hiplex XAF (Highly available application environment for BS2000) 2 – Uunet EMC Clariion Storage – POC & Installation Customer : UUNet Johannesburg Location : Sandton Objective of project : Demo configuration and installation of EMC Clariion and Cisco MDS SAN. Date : 2003 Main technologies : EMC Clariion and Cisco MDS SAN 3 – Alstom – Mainframe migration, Visual Basic solution Customer : Alstom Location : Johannesburg
  8. 8. Date : 2004 Objective of project : Migration of old Siemens BS2000 mainframe to newer platform. Design, program and implement a dumb terminal (MT9750) screen- scrape solution using VB for printing reports. Main technologies : BS2000 V9.5 on C40, BS2000 V10 on VM2000/OSD V2 on H90/S110, Visual Basic, Microsoft Office 4 – Department of Labour server platform – Manage and implement all phases of storage project. The Department of Labour is the South African government department responsible for all labour matters in the country. Their central applications and databases are mostly run on Fujitsu-Siemens servers running Solaris V10. Storage is Network Appliance and EMC Clariion. Customer : Department of Labour Location : Church Street, Pretoria Objective of projects : - Installation of NAS. Installation and configuring of FAS960 cluster for production use. - Installation of SAN (2 x EMC Clariions, 6 x Brocade switches). Full planning, installation and configuring of storage and network for production use. Date : 2005 Main technologies : Fujitsu-Siemens Primepower, Sun Solaris, Oracle, Network Appliance, EMC Clariion, EMC Brocade 5 – Munich Re-insurance, Mainframe migration – Latest platform for ADABAS/NATURAL application / database. Customer : Munich Re-insurance Location : Johannesburg Objective of project : Migration of Siemens BS2000 mainframe to newer platform. Install identical server software at Disaster Recovery site. Date : 2007 Main technologies : BS2000 OSD V2 on C80, BS2000 OSD V7 on SX100

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