Hi, I'm Andrew Waller - you've probably worked that out already.
I'm a hands-on IT Systems and Telecoms Consultant in Enterprise Business Systems Solutions Design and Architecture.
I've also been a Systems Integration Manager and have practical Project Management experience within a framework of international projects and working businesses.
I'm now looking for my next interesting opportunity.
In my design roles, I take concepts and ideas, collaborate and consult with Business, IT and Network colleagues, to turn them into business and process solutions that work for customers.
I've been lucky enough across my career to be part of many successfully completed time-sensitive Trading Room installs, through to more sedate, yet time conscious designing of the orchestrations, processes, automation and hand-offs for activation and implementation of +300 Telco Service and Network products for major Tier 1 Telcos.
In my roles I have been privileged to be a practitioner in many exciting projects and systems transformations, working in both Waterfall and Agile approaches. In the past twelve years I've been involved in seven major projects and within those four business transformations, building a body of practical knowledge and experience.
More recently, I've designed, consulted and spent a lot of time implementing BSS and OSS solutions and managing solution-integrations in the telecommunication world at scale, managing tens of vendors, delivering hundreds of interfaces into 50-100 Million dollar projects.
At home, I'm a dad with two now married grown-up son's. I'm English and moved with Mrs W. and the boys and our dogs to the city of Melbourne, Australia in 2007.
Back in the day, all this started with a soldering iron and a schematic diagram 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 - Yes, I really repaired them). I moved into designing and installing LAN and WAN networks and then into software, setting up forex and equities trading-rooms in merchant banks and trading houses. I've worked in data-centres for data distribution and hosting for international networks. I've run network teams and planned and signed off financial system installs and upgrades that handle billions of dollars of business. And I've designed processes and systems that orchestrate, active and control thousands of business customer networks across hundreds of products.
I want to now leverage these broad ranges of experience in new opportunities.
My classic resume [PDF download here] on just two pages falls a long way short in telling the stories of the varied work and the experience gathered over time and many roles, which is the reason for this site.
The key question that you want an answer to is “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?” I guess it sums up into; Why me and not someone else?
Execution and delivering is everything in projects, and with my two page limited CV and just two or three key achievements per role, what's missing are the contexts and personal angles to round out the picture of what drove me, kept me delivering across the long-game, what I'm proud of and what still drives me today - in always putting the customer at the centre of everything I do..
What gets me out of bed in the morning, besides my Australian Shepherd dogs (thanks Milly and Poppy) and a cup of Melbourne coffee, is making people happy, executing-on and delivering value into successful projects.
I thrive on working with smart and lively engaging colleagues, busy places and constant change. I enjoy helping educate and mentor the young team members coming up through the ranks. And most importantly having business problems to solve, with technology, processes, people and some well thought out ideas.
I'm looking for my next interesting opportunity. If you have one, let's talk..!
You can find and Download my Resume -->here<--