AWS Solutions Architect Certified

I am certified for AWS Solutions Architect - Associate. Experience includes designing and implementing secure network environments, sizing and costing, managing user and firewall security, resizing instance types and volumes, setting up SSH tunnels and migrating systems to AWS.

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SAP Portal Certified

I am certified for SAP Portal. Experience includes implementing SAP Portal at Barclays Bank PLC for 85,000 users, performance optimisation for the SAP Portal at Deloitte (14,000 users), patching and upgrades, user management, SSO and TLS configuration, issue troubleshooting and resolution at multiple clients.

SAP Technical Architect

Design small and large-scale solutions, including system upgrades, service integrations and on-premise to cloud migrations.

Technical Team Lead

Manage small to medium size teams, spanning UK, USA and India. Have worked in multiple highly secure locations (MOD SC cleared).

SAP BASIS

SAP BASIS since 1999. Full end-to-end stack, SAP Portal certified. Designed, implemented, troubleshooted and supported a number of solutions, across several different environments, for many globally recognised companies.

Website Development

Have created several personal and commercial websites. I enjoy working on the UI, UX and all the things you don't see behind the scenes (making sites that perform well, have good SEO and SEM, A/B testing, e-mail strategy, etc).

Since 1999, I have only worked for 3 companies (Barclays Bank, Deloitte and Capgemini), but I have worked for over 20 recognisable clients in roles and locations all over the UK, as well as 2 weeks in Johannesburg and remote support/consulting to companies in Belgium, Switzerland and the CIS.

Depending on the project requirements, my role is SAP Technical Architect, SAP BASIS Team Lead and SAP BASIS Administrator – usually a combination of the first two.

In my spare time, I enjoy designing and developing websites (including GreatToSay, SelfCrypto and Moorespeed), cars, personal finance, photography, various sports and (with 2 young children) family events.

Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson

SAP Technical Architect

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Capgemini UK

October 2013 to Present

SAP Technical Architect, SAP Technical Lead, SAP BASIS

Responsible for the end to end design and delivery of the SAP Technical components in complex SAP projects. Involvement is from initial technical architecture design, build, test, deployment and hand over to operational run.

Deloitte LLP

October 2005 to September 2013

SAP BASIS Administrator

Administration, configuration and optimisation of Deloitte SAP environments.

Barclays Bank PLC

November 2004 to October 2005

SAP BASIS Administrator

Administration, configuration and optimisation of Barclays SAP environments.

Barclays Bank PLC

May 1999 to November 2004

SAP Infrastructure Team Lead

Introducing new SAP technologies, building new end-to-end systems and managing the operational integrity of the business systems solutions.

De Montfort University

1997 to 2001

BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Systems

The 3rd year of this sandwich course was at the SAP Centre, Barlays Bank PLC.

Bedford College

1995 - 1997

BTEC National Diploma in Computer Systems

A 2 year course covering all aspects of computer systems.

Bury Lawn School

1986 - 1995

9 GCSE's

Lots of interesting subjects, including Latin.

NHS24
July 2021 - tbc
SAP Technical Architect and SAP BASIS Team Lead, patching SAP systems and migrating SAP systems to Azure
HMRC
June 2020 - June 2021
SAP BASIS Administrator, project planning and SAP system upgrades
Centrica
May 2020
SAP Technical Architect, bid for the upgrade of over 300 Oracle databases from 11/12 to 18c
Brakes
February 2020 - June 2020
SAP Technical Architect, 1) Upgrade of Oracle 11g to 18c. 2) System review and project proposal for a load balanced HTTP solution
Burberry
July 2019 - September 2019
SAP Technical Architect and SAP BASIS Team Lead, Migration of SAP systems from SAP HEC to AWS
Heathrow Airport Limited
January 2019 – January 2020
SAP Technical Architect and SAP BASIS Team Lead. Designed and implemented new SAP BPC and BODS systems. Migrated content from the existing systems. Provided cost savings, vendor-supported solutions and IT strategic compliance
Heathrow Airport Limited
October 2018 - December 2018
SAP Technical Architect and Team Lead. Deep technical dive into issues with the existing SAP BPC system and proposed that it be upgraded
Brakes
September 2018 - October 2018
SAP Technical Architect, feasibility and dependency evaluation of SAP BOBJ and SAP BW upgrades
Herts County Council
September 2018 - November 2018
SAP Technical Architect, design and planning of the migration of the on-premise SAP environment to Microsoft Azure
Gloucester County Council
August 2018 - October 2018
SAP Technical Architect, design and planning of the upgrade of Windows, SQL Server and SAP BW, with migration to new VM's
NATS
July 2018 – September 2018
SAP Technical Architect, design and planning for the integration with SAP Concur into the existing NATS SAP landscape
NATS
July 2018 – October 2018
SAP Technical Architect, design and planning for the implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), Live Connection, SAP BW data source, into the existing NATS SAP landscape
Burberry
July 2018
SAP Technical Architect, design and planning for a project proposal, to migrate SAP ECC5 AFS 5.00 on HEC to ECC6 AFS 6.06 on AWS
Anglian Water
May 2018 – August 2018
SAP Technical Architect for migration from SAP PI 7.3 to SAP PO 7.5
SERCO
April 2018
SAP BASIS Consultant. Reviewed and amended technical design for a bid
[Confidential]
January 2018 – March 2018
SAP BASIS Consultant, used Transport Expresso to managed transports in a multi-track environment, configured Inline Conflict Analysis, developed new transport procedures, system refreshes
NATS
February 2017 – December 2017
SAP Technical Architect and SAP BASIS Team Lead. Migrating the existing SAP systems to a cloud based Virtustream environment
Anglian Water
March 2017 – March 2017
SAP BASIS Technical Lead. Brought in to manage SAP BASIS teams in the UK and India, to resolve a high-profile live issue
Centrica
November 2016 – December 2016
SAP BASIS Consultant. Supported the implementation and migration of existing SAP systems to an SAP HANA environment
Rolls-Royce
June 2015 – September 2016
SAP BASIS Team Lead. Managed 13 staff across the UK, USA and India. Responsible for creating and optimising business processes and supporting BAU and project requirements across two data centres and a highly secure, air-gapped site
Viridor
January 2015 – June 2015
SAP BASIS UK Team Lead. Responsible for implementing and going live on new SAP environments
NHS24
December 2014 – January 2015
SAP BASIS Consultant. Upgraded several systems, for go-live readiness
Southern Water
December 2014
SAP BASIS Consultant. Reviewed the system for go-live suitability
British Council
November 2014
SAP Technical Architect. Created a technical architecture design and proposal for migrating the existing self-hosted SAP environment to a Microsoft Azure cloud-based environment
Wilko
September 2014 – November 2014
SAP BASIS Consultant. Reviewed and made performance and reliability suggestions on the SAP systems and architecture
HOPE
September 2014
SAP Technical Architect. Involved with technical architecture design for bid
Surrey County Council
August 2014 – September 2014
SAP BASIS Consultant. Rebuilt a Production Solution Manager system after the original became inoperable
Centrica Energy
June 2014 – August 2014
SAP Technical Architect. Researched the implementation of implementing and managing SAP systems on Amazon Web Services
Centrica Storage Ltd.
December 2013 – June 2014
SAP Technical Architect and SAP BASIS Team Lead. Planned and implemented an extended system landscapes (new Pre-Production and Production systems), required for legal purposes
NATS
November 2013
SAP BASIS Consultant. Involved with technical architecture design for a bid