I spent 6 years at Nortel Networks as a Unix sysadmin and service delivery manager for their largest (~200 developers) UK R&D project where I was responsible for server administration, software builds & release, and liaison between IS and the R&D team.
I was at Cartesian for 3 years as a telecoms consultant, BA, and technical PM working on projects for many of the UKs largest mobile and broadband providers, including – a multinational platform migration; reverse engineering an undocumented, unsupported, legacy application; and auditing high volumes of customer data to model behaviour, ensure regulatory compliance, and spot possible fraud.
Then becoming a management consultant at AP Benson for 2 years, where I worked with fast-growing small businesses on IT audits, business process transformation, technology strategy, and selecting & implementing Enterprise ICT systems (typically migrating between Enterprise Resource Planning systems).
I was a consultant for 6 years at Engage Hub (née Brainstorm), a B2B SaaS provider, doing solution design, pre-sales, and product consultancy. Projects included GDPR compliance for banks, retailers, and logistics firms; designing & implementing interactive multichannel communications solutions; and as technical lead on the Brainstorm Innovation Lab worked with clients to rapidly innovate and develop novel solutions.
Plus, of course, the inevitable fashion design at Central Saint Martins, that all tech consultants do.