David Pimlott

Curriculum vitae


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Address: 26 Kingfisher Drive, Burwell
Cambridgeshire, CB5 0BS, UK
Telephone (mobile): +44 (0) 7968 167989
E-mail: cv@davepimlott.info
Date of birth: 13th January 1978
Nationality: British
Other languages: Conversational German
Driving License: Full

Professional Qualifications:

CheckPoint Certified Security Engineer (4.1). CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator (4.1).
Attended and successfully completed “Implementing NetScreen Security Solutions”, “KSH programming”, “AIX 5L administration”, and Veritas HA (VCS and VxVM).

Academic qualifications:

BSc Computing for Industry
University of Northumbria at Newcastle - September 1996 – May 2000

A Levels: General Studies, German, Physics.
Stockton Sixth Form College, Stockton - September 1994 – June 1996

7 G.C.S.E.’s passed, including English, Math’s and Science
Caldew School, Dalston - September 1991 – June 1994


Other activities and interests

Listening to a wide variety of music, reading fiction, watching motor sport (especially TOCA Touring Car), learning a mix of martial arts, and scuba diving – currently a PADI Rescue Diver.

Personal Summary

I believe that my personal strengths are: patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to think logically. I enjoy solving problems and I enjoy challenges that test and stretch my abilities.

I possess a depth of technical knowledge associated with both server and desktop hardware and software in both Windows and Unix.

I am willing to relocate to take up a new position


Summary of relevant knowledge and experience

Operating Systems:

Firewall Products

Experience of:

AIX 4.3.3 +, Solaris 2.6->8, FreeBSD 3.1+,
RedHat Linux 5.0+, DOS 3.3+,
Windows 3.x, 9x / ME, NT4, 2000 Pro, XP (Home and Pro)
CheckPoint Firewall-1 v.4.x and NG,
Cisco PIX 515, SecuRemote,
NetScreen 5
PHP 4, perl 5, shell programming (ksh and sh)


Summary of other work experience

October 2004 - Present Day          Integralis Ltd
Security Engineer

In this role the responsiblities included comprehensive management of a variety of multi-national customer firewalls (CheckPoint and Pix), management of the email scanning service (e:scan), maintenance of the bespoke monitoring device at the customer sites and update management of ISS Realsecure deployments.
I gained knowledge of: Nokia IPSO administration, VRRP, and high availablity clustering of firewalls using the Nokia security platform.

January 2002 - September 2004          Norwich Union (Aviva Group)
Midrange Technician

The primary role in this position was the administration of various legacy firewalls and Netscape proxies prior to the consolidation of services and servers in post-merger Norwich Union.
Other duties included administration of a variety of HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris servers, in addition my role was extended to support the sendmail configuration on one of the companies main mail gateways.
Experience of CheckPoint FireWall-1 NG (up to SP5) on Nokia platforms, maintanance and tuning of Foundry ServerIrons, Cisco PIX 515s.

June 2000 – December 2001          Objectronix Ltd
(Inter)Network Security Engineer

This job entailed daily liaison with an international customer base to achieve the following:

This job has exposed me to:

August 1998 – September 1999          Imperial Chemical Industries
Desktop Support

First line support of a department of Windows 95/NT4 workstations, laptops and printers running a mixture of applications.


Key skills


References are available on request
This version was last updated 27th March 2006
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