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Hi there! My name is Jason Neurohr and I'm an IT professional working in Sydney, Australia.

I've been on/off blogging for nearly my entire professional career on various domains and platforms, however, this will be the now permanent home of my future (brilliant) works. If you're reading this, I hope you find the content on this site useful in some way. Perhaps you'll learn something new, or it will get you out of that bind during that next change control at 1AM!

The Elevator Pitch

I'm a highly skilled and knowledgeable individual with the ability to efficiently design, implement and support complex interconnected systems, to enable individuals and organisations to achieve their goals and business outcomes. I design and build solutions, with a focus on quality, usability, best practice and security to ensure a high quality result. I'm extremely personable, providing mentoring to team members and working effectively and collaboratively with both internal teams and with customers.

A 10,000-foot view

A small hardly visible dot, if you're a very literal reader! Or inversely maybe you're imaging me at 10,000 feet in the air.

Jason Neurohr - Skydiving Image

Professional Timeline & Experience

Pexip: Certified Technology Expert

March 2018

Pexip: Certified Technology Expert - Diagnostics

March 2018

Bachelor of Computer Science, Charles Sturt University

February 2017 - Present

Acano Certified Expert II - #000463/2016

May 2016

Acano Certified Expert I - #00028/2016

May 2016

Optus Business - Senior Collaboration Engineer

Role

  • Project and operational support role
  • Support and mentoring of collaboration engineering team
  • Operational video conferencing support of managed service customers
  • Video Infrastructure architecture design and deployment

Achievements

  • Designed and deployed the Optus Video Conferencing as a Service (VCaaS) platform
  • Designed and deployed the Optus video conferencing ThinkSpace demo environment for customer demonstrations
  • Migrated Insurance Australia Group from Cisco Conductor/TPS core to a highly available Cisco Meeting Server solution - resulting in increased capacity, and improved user experience
  • Several collaboration projects including expansions, transitions to managed services, uplifts, and remediations
  • Created a custom reporting solution in Python utilising NoSQL (MongoDB) for managed service customers - resulting in capturing and reporting on key video metrics and identifying expansion opportunities

Key Technologies

  • Cisco Video infrastructure including Expressway-C/E, Meeting Server, TelePresence Server, TelePresence Conductor, TelePresence Management Suite, and Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Cisco Spark and Spark Hybrid
  • Polycom RealPresence including RPRM, DMA, RMX, and RPAD
  • Integration between Cisco video conferencing and Microsoft Skype for Business
July 2015 - Present

640-554 - Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security (CCNA Security)

2013

640-802 - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

2012

650-297 - TelePresence Video Field Engineer

2011

650-296 - TelePresence Video Sales Engineer

2011

642-642 - Implementing Cisco Quality of Service

2011

650-251 - Cisco Lifecycle Services

2011

642-415 - Unified Communications Architecture and Design

2011

640-864 - Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

2011

Broadreach Services - Collaboration Technology Technical Team Leader

Role

  • Project and operational support role
  • Support and mentoring of collaboration engineering team
  • Operational support of internal infrastructure (network and systems)
  • Operational video conferencing support of managed service customers
  • Video Infrastructure architecture design and deployment

Achievements

  • Designed and deployed a highly available Cisco DMM, SNS, and ECDS solution with over fifty ECDS content delivery nodes located throughout Australia for the Department of Immigration
  • Designed and deployed a Video on Demand and Live video streaming solution using Cisco DMM, SNS, and ECDS solution for British American Tobacco
  • Designed and deployed video infrastructure uplift for Insurance Australia Group including Cisco TelePresence Conductor and TelePresence Server
  • Designed and deployed several video conferencing solutions utilising Cisco technology to customers around Australia including Banks and Universities

Key Technologies

  • Cisco Video infrastructure including VCS-C/E, Expressway-C/E, TelePresence Server, TelePresence Conductor, TelePresence Management Suite, and Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Cisco Digital Signage infrastructure including Digital Media Manager, Show and Share, Media Experience Engine, Digital Content Manager, and Enterprise Content Delivery System
  • Microsoft Windows Server and roles including IIS, ADDS, DNS, DHCP, PKI, Hyper-V, and NLB
  • Microsoft SQL Server including clustered and mirrored deployments
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Cisco switches and ASA firewalls
September 2010 - July 2015

SANS 504, Hacker Techniques Exploits and Incident Handling

2008

MCP - Managing & Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

2007

MCP - Installing, Configuraion, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional

2006

Cisco Certified Network Associate Bootcamp

2006

TAFE NSW - Certificate III in Information Technology (Network Administration)

2005

Unique World - Senior Network Engineer

Role

  • Project and operational support role
  • Design and delivery of SharePoint solutions
  • Operational support for customer hosting infrastructure
  • Operational support of internal infrastructure (network and systems)
  • Operational support of managed service customers
  • Infrastructure architecture design and deployment
  • Annual security reviews and hardening of hosting infrastructure

Achievements

  • Design and deployment of Hyper-V virtualisation platform - facilitating greater agility to deploy development environments
  • Physical to virtual migration of over thirty servers with consolidation of roles - reducing operational overhead and OPEX
  • Cisco ASA firewall two-tier firewall implementation - standardisation of environment and reduce operational overhead
  • Deployment of Microsoft Data Protection Manager for disk-disk-tape backups - superior backups with reduced MTTR
  • Several Microsoft SharePoint infrastructure deployments including large scale with SQL clustering and web server load balancing
  • Design and deployment of System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Configuration Manager - reducing deployment time of development environments and standardised environments

Key Technologies

  • Microsoft Windows Server and roles including IIS, ADDS, DNS, DHCP, PKI, Hyper-V, and NLB
  • Microsoft SQL Server including clustered and mirrored deployments
  • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, and Configuration Manager
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server
  • Linux (Centos/Ubuntu) with BIND DNS and IPTables
  • Cisco switches and ASA firewalls
September 2005 - September 2010