CURRICULUM VITAE - STEPHEN DAVID HOGG ELLIOTT
Home address : 27 St James Str
Postal address : 27 St James Str
Work address : 27 St James Str
Telephone number : 078 046 2796 (Cell)
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)
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
Distinctions : Physical science
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
Bursary : Siemens (1984 - 1987)
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,
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
5 – Operating system and application integration: Linux, Microsoft, Unix and
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.
Name of firm : Private contractor
Address of firm : 27 St James Street
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
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
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
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.
Health Sense, Wanda Bruce, www.healthsense.co.za
Laptop software support, webmaster services.
- support of EMC equipment for Department of Labour
SAN) and ad hoc mainframe support.
- Actom, Benoni
Regular mainframe support.
Name of firm : Fujitsu-Siemens
Address of firm : Friesland Ave
Longmeadow Business Park
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
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.
Name of firm : Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems / Siemens
Address of firm : Siemens House
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
My most important function thus is visiting customer
sites, diagnosing and correcting system software
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
Reason for leaving : Completion of military service
Name of firm : Siemens Ltd.
Address of firm : Siemens Ltd.
Wolmarans Str. cnr Biccard
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
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
2012 Various web-based training programs including web site
hosting, wordpress and web marketing.
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
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
Customer : Department of Labour
Location : Church Street, Pretoria
Objective of projects :
- Installation of NAS. Installation and configuring of FAS960 cluster for
- Installation of SAN (2 x EMC Clariions, 6 x Brocade switches). Full
planning, installation and configuring of storage and network for
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