HI, I'm Andrew Waller. I take concepts and make them into IT systems that work for business.
I'm a hands-on IT Systems Architect and Integration Manager with a whole heap of practical Project Management experience and international expertise. At home I'm a dad with two now grown-up son's Tom and Ben. I'm English and moved to the wonderful city of Melbourne, Australia in 2007.
I've worked in Telecommunication and Merchant Banking projects most of my working life and have been lucky enough to be be a practitioner in many exciting projects. I'm now looking for my next interesting opportunity.
More recently, I've designed, consulted and spent a lot of time implementing BSS and OSS solutions and managing BSS solution-integrations in the telecommunication world at scale, managing tens of vendors, delivering hundreds of interfaces into 50-100 Million dollar projects. But back in the day this all started in repairing electronic systems to component level and installing networked computers. It's certainly been interesting ride - and some days I wonder why I'm going grey.
My hands-on approach started as a kid with home electronics and moved into repairing micro and mini computers (that's me at 19 in the picture above). I moved into installing LAN and WAN networks, and then into software setting up forex and equities trading-rooms and software for banks and trading houses. I've worked in data-centres for data distribution and hosting, I've run teams and planned and signed off financial system installs and upgrades that handle billions of dollars of business. I want to leverage these experiences in looking for new opportunities.
My classic resume [PDF download here] on just two pages falls short on telling the stories of the varied work and that I have been lucky enough to be part of and successfully completed. The real question you want answers to are “who am I at my core, what am I passionate about and what I uniquely bring to the table. that will benefit you and your organisation?”
Content is king, but Context is god, and with lists of just two or three achievements per role what's missing in that regular resume are the contexts and personal angles to round out the picture of what drove me, kept me delivering across the long-term game, and what I'm proud of and what still drives me today.
What gets me out of bed in the morning, besides my Australian Shepherd dogs (thanks Milly and Poppy), is making people happy and delivering. I thrive on working with smart and lively engaging colleagues, busy places and constant change, having business problems to solve - with technology, people and some well thought out processes. And then celebrating our successes with a nice fresh craft beer.
I'm looking for my next interesting opportunity. If you have one let's talk..!