Fabrice Semti


Senior Infrasructure Engineer | @WestCoast Group


Portfolio: fabricesemti.com

Experienced Infrastructure Engineer

I have spent most of the last decade working my way from the humble roots of support technician to experienced engineer, responsible for several aspects of the running of the IT operations of nationally recognized companies. I am also familiar with DevOps technologies and learning web development/software engineering in my free time.


JavascriptPowerShellReactDirectory ServicesVMware/Hyper-VTerraform


WestCoast Group  westcoast.co.uk

Mar 2020 to Present

Senior Infrastructure Engineer StAlbans

As a senior member of the infrastructure team, I take part in the effective everyday running of the infrastructure, as well as deploying new projects/technologies and providing 3rd line support for the Service Desk. While I involve myself in all related part of the Infrastructure, I am mostly specialised in scripting and automation (primarily using PowerShell).

  • Failover script (automated migration of VM-s using a custom script, utilising VMware and HPE Simplivity)
  • Automating new starter onboarding (AD, Exchange, DFS, MSOnline)
  • Automating leaver offboarding (AD, Exchange, DFS, MSOnline)
  • Automating several aspects of infrastructure management and monitoring

Supporting Education Group  supportingeducation.com

Aug 2018 to Feb 2020

Infrastructure Support Engineer Welwyn Garden City

Only escalation point for Service Desk regarding all 2nd/3rd line or higher level of issues, Infrastructure project work (implementation, design, as defined by the Technical Design Manager) and management of the existing physical and private cloud/dc-based infrastructure. I am also looking after the entirety of 4 AD forests, with a total of 7 production and 1 non-prod domain (out of which I built 1 forest with 4 domains today).

  • Office 365 migration (up to 500 users)
  • LAPS deployment
  • Various scripted software deployment
  • Providing new starter provisioning script for Service Desk (and various other tools)

Spin Master Toys  spinmaster.com

Jun 2018 to Aug 2018

System Engineer Beaconsfield

Worked briefly with this international company in between two infrastructure roles, mainly focusing on a hardware refresh project in the UK office of the company.

Innovice Ltd  teamsoftware.com

Oct 2016 to May 2018

Infrastructure Engineer Slough

Part of a 3-strong engineer team (became senior less than 3 months after starting). PaaS, SaaS deployment, management of virtualized, physical & some cloud infrastructure elements. 2nd/3rd line escalation from the companies software platform users. 1st – 3rd line support of the companies ISP services users

  • Improved several processes, for example, automatized the migration of SQL databases between CRM environments, reducing the time needed to about 10%
  • Increased capacity of the Hyper-V deployment with about 30% during my time with the company
  • -Deployed a completely new CRM infrastructure (SQL servers, web servers, CRM deployment servers, etc.)

Accor UK  all.accor.com

Dec 2013 to Oct 2016

Infrastructure Engineer London

I started initially with Accor UK as an IT project coordinator, working in a less-technical role. At that stage, my duties were mainly around small to medium scale projects (refreshing hardware in hotels, network changes, or IT-management of a whole hotel opening). At the end of 2014, I have joined to the Infrastructure team, in a more technical role. In this capacity, I was mainly responsible for the IT administration of the users and assets. (Across 300+ hotels, with a user base of near 4000) I have also provided input and carried out work within various IT projects. I have also served as an escalation point for the 1st line support.

  • Infrastructure upgrade of an accounting center (replaced server 2008 file server with 2012 R2 and new hardware, upgraded switches, deployed new print server and introduced a new backup solution – in that case Symantec Backup Exec)
  • Provided material (or revised, if came from other IT teams) and training for the external company during the outsourcing of our 1st line
  • Prepared Exchange migration to Office 365 (left before completion)

Updata Limited  updata.co.uk

Jan 2013 to Dec 2013

1st Line Support Engineer London

In my first IT-role (I have changed to IT profession after I moved to the UK, with near 10 years experience in financial/office-based roles), I have worked as a first point of contact for the private users of the company. (The company is a software house, providing financial analyst software for both companies and private investors). While I enjoyed working for Updata, I was more interested in work related to infrastructure, also 1st line support soon became unfulfilling, therefore upon receiving an offer, I moved on.


Udemy  udemy.com

2019 to 2020

Web Development Bootcamp by Dr Angela Yu

Learning the basics of web development


Jan 2018 to 2019

Various IT courses

2011 to 2018

CompTIA+ MCP Windows, MCP Windows Server & Active directory ITIL CISCO ICND1 & 2

Szent Istvan University  sziu.hu

2007 to 2011

BSc Business Management and Economics



Patching cluster and standalone hosts (VMWare & Simplivity)



VMware/Simplivity Failover



English FluentHungarian Native


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