I'm an expert in GNU/Linux systems and other UNIX flavors. I have experience in CDN deployment, Cloud Computing, High Availability, Monitoring and Video Transcoding and Streaming. I've been working with GNU/Linux since I was 14, what makes more than 10 years of experience so I have a good background in its evolution, tools and administration. I also use to implement tools in shell script and python and I use to code my applications in python. In the last 6 years I've been working as systems administrator and Integrator for an IPTV company that offers streaming and web services. I directed projects regarding software distribution and upgrades automatization, product deployment architecture design and products monitorization. I co-designed and co-deployed the cloud computing platform for the company, its CDN with High Availability, its telephony system and other projects. I really like to learn new technologies, test its capabilities and see what can they do. I like to meet new people, work with them and share knowledge and opinions.
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I worked as freelance systems administrator through out college years, and worked as an Operation Engineer for Gawab.com right after graduation. I was responsible for managing a Linux based cluster providing email, web and database services on top of a Xen based virtualized servers to Gawab.com's clients, based on various Open Source technologies and in-house developed solutions. I planned and executed a 0-down-time data center migration, managed a multi-server MySQL setups with complex replication and fail-over configuration and fully automated several internal complex operations. I also defined and implemented a new service monitoring and abuse/SPAM managment process for the company. I designed and implemented several scalable web and database infrastructure for Gawab outsourcing clients. My work involved working with several web and database load balancing technologies, monitoring, fail-over, backup and monitoring. And I wrote several automation and management scripts in Bash, python and PHP. I also have some experience with C and C++ and SQL. My technical interests include systems automation and management , cloud and virtualization technologies, scalable web and database architectures. I have years of experience working for Free/Open Source applications like: Apache, MySQL, PHP, Nginx, Nagios, Xen, postfix, qmail, iptables..etc.
Since 1998 I have developed dozens of web applications focusing on a wide-range of industries including custom search engines, affiliate marketing, real estate solutions and worker safety. As an autodidact, I pride myself on learning new technologies and continually improving my skill-set. As a freelancer, I believe in professionalism, clean code and representing my craft to the highest degree possible. On the server-side, Laravel is my current PHP framework of choice, although I am comfortable working with Zend, CodeIgniter, Cake and Yii. For the database layer, I have 14 years of experience with MySQL. On the client-side, I prefer jQuery, Backbone and Twitter Bootstrap. Although I am not a graphic designer, I know my way around the Adobe software suite. I write standard compliant HTML5 and CSS3. I have an eye for useable, clean and obvious functionality. I have experience with many APIs, including Amazon, Box.net, Infusionsoft, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, eWay, Authorize.net and Google. I can write APIs from scratch and give your application a RESTful interface. I am seeking opportunities to build custom web applications from the ground up or taking an existing code base and improving upon it.
Nitin S. Agency Contractor
Melbourne based System Administrator with expertise in Linux Server optimization, security and service deployment on VPS/Physical, Cloud Platforms(AWS,Rackspace). I believe in getting the job done with the best possible quality. Period. Clear timely communication with the clients and their team is always my priority. I have been working with all the major providers: Rackspace, Amazon, Softlayer, Godaddy, Hostgator, Bluehost, Linode, DreamHost, Mediatemple, Lunarpages. Expertise in Linux Administration is as follows (but not limted to) Server Distributions: RedHat, Centos, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Suse, Mandriva, Opensuse, Knoppix, Slackware. Web servers: Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, Tomcat File servers: Proftpd, Pureftpd, Vsftpd, Sftpd, TFTP, NFS, Samba DNS servers: Bind9, MyDNS, NSD Mail servers: Postfix(TLS,SASL), Exim, Sendmail, Qmail, Dovecot, Courier. Logging services: Syslog, Rsyslog, Syslog-ng Proxy servers: Squid(forward and reverse proxy), nginx, pound, lighttpd. Firewalls: Iptable scripts and Advance Policies Firewall with bruteforce detection. Firewall configuration: NAT, IP Masquerade Jabber servers: Openfire, Ejabberd, Djabberd Database servers: MySQL, Postgresql Backup: Bacula, bash scripts. VPN: PPTP Virtualisation: Openvz/Virtuozzo, Xen, Qemu, KVM, VMware Server, Parallels Workstation, Virtualbox headless, HyperVM. Monitoring: Nagios, munin, zabbix, zenoss Automation: Puppet(fan), custom bash scripts. Revision control: Git(fan), Subversion Package management: yum, rpm, dpkg, aptitude, apt-get, emerge Security: Nessus, John The Ripper, Tiger, PGP, GPG, nmap, Openvas, Snort, Ettercap, arpwatch, SSH, SSL, TLS, TCP Wrappers, Ethereal, dsniff, tcpdump, portsentry, rkhunter, chkrootkit, clamav, SPF, Spamassassin, domain keys. Cloud computing: Amazon (EC2, EBS, S3, CloudWatch), Rackspace services. Assessment tools: sar, vmstat, iostat, mpstat, netstat, iptraf, iftop, lsof, ntop, serverstats Misc services: NTP, Cups, DHCP, Dnsmasq
Ivan C. Agency Contractor
I have more than 8 years of web-development and database administration experiences for various kinds of applications. I have extensive experience in database optimization. I focus on PHP, JS, Node.js, RoR, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB. * Node.js development * Zend Framework / Codeigniter * Database design * Optimizing database performance * Ensuring security in the database * Ensuring the integrity of databases I participated in the creation of high-load systems (Hundreds of queries per second). I'll be glad to help you. Best regards, Ivan.