Who Am I

Byron Smith

VoIP Engineer / PHP Developer / Technical Services Specialist

An adaptable, multifaceted and motivated professional who seeks new challenges while maintaining a healthy relationship with a broad range of technologies. Has experience in working long term in many countries and business cultures across the world. With over 15 years of experience, has a proven record for learning and adapting to new technologies within established environments. Courteous, well spoken with exceptional interpersonal skills.



  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • Symfony Framework
  • jQuery
  • Semantic UI
  • CSS
  • REST
  • Perl
  • Shell
  • Git
  • BitBucket


  • ESXi Server


  • Asterisk PBX
  • SIP
  • IAX
  • ISDN
  • AGI
  • AMI


  • Cisco
  • Routing
  • Switching
  • ASA Firewalls
  • OpenVPN
  • ISDN Gateways

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Redhat 6+
  • Debian 6+
  • macOS

Config. Management
& Monitoring

  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • Zabbix
  • SNMP


  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL


Founder – Techaroo


Mobile Technician – Contracting – Geeks2U

September 2016 - Current

Mobile Technician – Contracting – GeekMobile

August 2016 - Current

PHP / Laravel Developer – Air Aroma International

September 2015 - August 2016

Senior Systems Engineer – Foehn

September 2011 - May 2015

Technical Services Manager – Foehn

August 2007 - September 2011

Systems Administrator – Royal Borough Of Kingston

March 2004 - August 207

Computer Technician – Kingston College

August 1999 - March 2004



Specialises in scripting, web apps, and web development, with a logical and analytical approach to problems.


Has the knowledge to design, install, and configure Asterisk-based telephony systems, along with integrating 3rd party applications.


Knowledgable, customer facing, and an eagerness to help others, with great work ethics and attitude.


Proficient in providing monitoring of services through various platforms such as Zabbix, Cacti, and SNMP.


Approaches repetitive administration tasks with a hands-free thought process with the use of Shell, Bash, PHP and VBS scripting.


Can provide sensible configuration management with Ansible, Salt , and server provisioning with cobblerd.


dCAP - Digium Certified Asterisk Professional


The dCAP targets experienced Asterisk professionals. Candidates are expected to possess real-world experience (typically a minimum of 3-24 months), in-depth knowledge of Linux (basic administration, manipulating files and modifying configuration files) and Asterisk experience (installation, Asterisk dialplan format and syntax, connecting to remote sessions, use of basic CLI commands, and registration of VoIP devices). Other recommended skills include basic programming and scripting languages (Perl, Bash, PHP, for example) and an understanding of VoIP protocols.

dCAA - Digium Certified Asterisk Administrator


The Digium Certified Asterisk Administrator (dCAA) program is intended to validate basic competency with Asterisk. It requires general telephony and VoIP knowledge as well as specific Asterisk knowledge related to installing, configuring, and administering an Asterisk system. dCAA certification lasts 2 years and is awarded after earning a passing score on the dCAA examination.

CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Administrator


The CCNA certification has been devised by CISCO and stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate. The certificate validates a professional’s ability to understand, configure, operate, configure and troubleshoot medium-level switched and routed networks and also includes the verification and implementation of connections via remote sites using WAN..

MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional


Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification validates IT professional and developer technical expertise through rigorous, industry-proven, and industry-recognized exams. MCP exams cover a wide range of Microsoft products, technologies, and solutions.