After surviving a 3rd-level electronics course in DIT I landed a job in a new Irish Mobile Telecoms company, Digifone. After three years of operations and engineering I took a break, spending two fantastic years in Sydney, Australia working for Nortel and Optus before the bubble burst in 2002. I worked for O2 when I returned to Ireland, trying my hand at management before finally moving into IP network engineering.
I then spent 8 years in the Amazon.com networking team, data centre and enterprise engineering and few years as a network test engineer. I spent three of those eight years based in Seattle before returning to Ireland once again. I left Amazon in late 2015 to be an independent network consultant, but the learnings from Amazon still linger. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions”.
The goal of this blog is to complement your technical skills, sharing my experiences to help guide you to a more successful networking career.
If you need to reach me privately please use the form below