About Me

Creative, passionate and resourceful

I am a passionate individual and have over 14 years of IT support experience; working with desktop, servers and network infrastructure. Through hard work and dedication, I have fulfilled the role of Senior Systems Engineer, and I’m now ready for a new challenge.

As a hobby, I have set up and worked on a number of internet based Radio Stations, both producing media and maintaining the stations automated playout and streaming systems. I have always had a passion for audio and studied sound engineering at College. I kept this passion alive by working on a number of live music events, from Wedding function bands, to live music concerts.

I have also dedicated alot of my time to volunteering within Scouting. My volunteering role allows me to use my skills in a way that benefits others. I have helped introduce numerous technologies to my local Scout Group and District. I have recently been appointed as Assistant District Commissioner for Digital. This is a role in which I assist others in better using technology to improve Scouting.

Scouting is where I best get to indulge my hobby. I am responsible for the sound during the annual Gangshow, with a live band and a cast of over 40 young people. Scouting is also where I have developed one of my most recent interests; video recording and broadcasting. I have recently been put in charge of delivering a number of live streamed events.

You can download a copy of my latest CV below

CV 2020.pdf


Network / Infrastructure

I have designed, implemented and supported small and large Cisco and HPE based networks. I have set up a number of Hyper-V clusters using both SAN and DAS Storage solutions.

I have led the replacement of networks at a number of remote sites accross the UK. This includes planning, configuring and installing all aspects of the network. I have the ability to terminate fibre optic network cables to a high standard.

Audio Engineering

Audio engineering, both for recording and live sound have been a personal passion for many years. I studied the City & Guilds 7603 Sound Engineering and Music Technology, in which I achived a Merit.

Since then I have worked on a number of live sound events for music and stage performances. I have also tied this skill into live broadcast of internet radio and video broadcast.

Desktop Support

My IT career began in a service desk role, so I have had the opportunity to build up an extensive knowledge of desktop operating systems. I am capable of supporing Windows, Mac & Linux.

I spent a number of years working in the financial & Charity industry so have had exposure to many different software solutions. My desktop support experience also includes video conferencing systems, presentation systems and AV distribution.


I took an interest in photography a few years ago. I purchased a Canon 400D camera with the standard 18-55mm lense. After using this setup for a number of months, I ventured out and purchased a few different lenses, a 50mm and a 75-300mm lense.

I really enjoyed using the 50mm lense to shoot with a shallow depth of field, giving the subjects a blury background. I also began to play with long exposure photography. Capturing light trails from car headlights and other sources was very interesting.

Video & Live Broadcast

A good friend of mine introduced me to professional video equipment, specifically Black Magic Design ATEM's. I have since taken an interest into broadcast and HD Video. My ADC - Digital role within Scouting has given me grounds to work on this.

I am now involved in video recording behind the scenes footage for the Waltham Forest Gangshow, as well as preparing and operating a number of live video streams for District meetings. I have also recorded and produced a number of videos for my local Scout group.

Web design & hosting

After teaching myself how to write in HTML, PHP & Javascript, I began to create websites. I now operate a number of sites for friends, family and colleauges. I have also utilized these skills to build a custom asset management and tracking tool that is still in use at The Scout Association.

I have also dedicated a lot of time into maintaining my local Scout Groups website, ensuring that it is up to date and that the content is new and relevant.


Oct 2020 - Present

Network Engineer

SCSK Europe Ltd.

Aug 2019 - Sept 2020

Network Engineer


Support and configuration of the Europe network platform. Configuration and support of Various Juniper and Cisco switches and routers. Preparing and applying configuration to live cooperate and broadcast evniroments.

Apr 2019 - Aug 2019

Network Engineer


London based project Support Company, specializing in Citrix, Azure and remote solutions. I have been working on a number of small projects involving 2FA for Citrix, Utilizing Azure’s storage for offsite replication from Veeam and supporting a mass AV roll out for the HCT group. While working on projects, accurate and understandable documentation has been crucial.

Jan 2019 - May 2019

Systems Engineer

We Are Penelope

London Based MSP Supporting a number of Charities in shared offices. During my time at We Are Penelope I designed and installed a new network for MHFA. This included the configuration and installation of 5 network switches, a Cisco ASA Firewall, 8 Ubiquity Wireless access points and over 50 Avaya handsets.

Feb 2014 - Dec 2018

Systems Engineer

The Scout Association

I Worked at The Scout Association for nearly 5 years. Based in their beautiful head office, Gilwell Park, in Chingford. During my time at The Scout Association I moved from a service desk role to a senior infrastructure role. I played a key part in maintaining and delivering the systems to allow the organistaion to function.

Jan 2010 - Feb 2014

Deskside Support Engineer

The Financial Conduct Authority

User support role providing hardware replacement, software support, VPN, AD, MS Office, Exchange, XP, Windows 7, Oracle, Symantec, CA and UNIX.



Ian Fitzgibbon

SC Cleared Deskside Systems Support at SCSK Corporation

Sam is one of those people who mixes intelligence, detailed technical and analytical skills with an undiminished desire to get the job done in the best way possible for his customer.

Importantly he is good fun to be around. I worked with Sam whilst working on various customer sites with Fujitsu and trusted both his skills and judgement whilst working together.

Very highly recommended


Ryan Williams

DipHE BSc, FOH Sound Engineer, C&G 7603, Company Director

I have had the pleasure of knowing Sam professionally for a number of years, and I couldn’t find a more worthy asset to a team if I tried. I have worked alongside Sam for many an audio engineering event, and his skills, knowledge and ability to design a system that excels is second to none. Sam has many many years in the industry, is a font of knowledge, and has never failed to find a working solution to a problem yet. He has an acute ear for music and this ensures that his audio engineering is equally impressive. Sam is one of the most reliable, friendly, knowledgeable and skilled audio engineers in the industry and would make a keen asset to any team.


Nick Iles

Global Head of Colleague Experience at Barclays

Sam is one of the best technical guys I know, he has a broad range of skills, but is a very competent Network and Server engineer. He has a great attitude to work and really goes above and beyond.


Mitul Unalkat

Technical Architect

I have had the pleasure of working with some of the very best in the IT industry. What I believe it comes down to is three things; Skill, experience and personality. I can say this of Sam, he has all three. His technical ability comes with a can-do attitude. My professional experience with him is that he is an incredibly capable engineer / junior infrastructure architect with designing and deploying IT systems and his personality is second to none. Always eager to help and delivers complex it with a smile. What more could one ask for?

Video Work

Festive In Southampton

Two Minutes In Stockholm



Live Stream Cook Along

Scoutadelic Spy Hunt Trailer

Scoutadelic - Get Stuff LIVE

Thing's I have recorded

Forget You


Recorded on an Allen & Heath ZED24.
This was a stereo recording of the live set at a Wedding.

You To Me Are Everything.


Recorded on an Allen & Heath ZED24.
This was a stereo recording of the live set at a Wedding.

Baggy Trousers


Recorded Using a Yammaha LS9 Digital console and various Red5 Audio Microphones

Born This Way


Recorded Using a Yammaha LS9 Digital console and various Red5 Audio microphones.

Drops Of Jupiter

Performed by a band of Paramedics. Recorded on an Allen & Heath GL2400-32, using Various Red5 Audio Mics. Each Channel recorded individually using 3 focusrite Saffire Pro 10i/o's

Quote's to Live By:

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." - Henry Ford

"They have the Internet on computers, now?" - Homer J Simpson

"From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. And it's not a miracle, we just decided to go." - Jim Lovell





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