Working as a full-time system administrator with an extensive experience of over 5+ years in high-availability-24x7-medium-large environments. Disaster recovery, state of the art security (PCI-DSS), top-notch database clusters, large deployments scalable both horizontal and vertical. Passion driven individual with strong IT educational background (college + university) looking for new challenges.
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More than 20 years of experience in Unix / Linux system administration and networking design, maintenance and security. Specific skills in the Red Hat family of Linux distributions (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Amazon Linux). Remote management of dedicated servers and cloud instances. More than 10 years of experience in web applications development (PHP), specifically in the area of data visualization. Very good knowledge of the Open Source ecosystem. Experience in hardware / software system integration. Set up and management of Content management Systems (Joomla). University degree in Electronic Engineering (1982), IT sector.
15 years of experience in Customer Service, Technical Support and Break/Fix. 9 years of Linux System Administration (performed in parallel with the above) 1 year as a Network Security Analyst. My particular specialty is troubleshooting and problem analysis. More specifically, taking large problems, breaking them into component issues, and resolving the resulting list of issues, thus eliminating the original problem.
With over 12 years of IT experience and a keen logical mind I'm able to consult on a wide range of IT projects, with specialist knowledge in Networking, VMWare Virtualisation and Windows Server. Past projects include: - Deploying an enterprise university wired and wireless network, supporting over 7000 devices. - Provisioning a guest wireless captive portal system supporting major clients in a high profile event. - Live Migration 7000 users to Google mail
PERSONAL PROFILE: An adventuresome character with eclectic tastes and interests, having traveled extensively in Latin America on a motorcycle. CAREER PROFILE: Mid-career systems administrator focusing on heterogeneous network environments. While functionally a generalist, specialties include Linux, virtualization, network monitoring and automation. Currently focusing on contract and freelance work and prefer to telecommute. METHODOLOGIES: Keen balance between methodological process and “outside the box” thinking. Centering around preventative network management rather than reactive management. Tendencies towards humanizing, enabling and technologies and collaborative management. SPECIALTIES: Linux, Systems Administration, Virtualization, IT Automation, Data Centre Migration, Mail, Web, DNS, Samba and LDAP, System and Network Monitoring and Trending. PostgreSQL and MySQL management.
- Experienced in management of IT-department from the ground up, budgeting, opening of remote branches, warehouses, stores, and industries. - Experienced in writing job descriptions, wide concept of IT, provision of infrastructure as a whole, management control experience. - Experienced in project management/implementation/ operation & maintenance in accounting systems, CRM. - Experienced in implementation of analog and digital communication. - Educational experience. - Strong background in system administration.
I am software architect and engineer who is passionate about making products that are well architected, designed, and implemented. I also have many skills as a system administrator. I currently have worked in areas with emphases on integration technologies, web services, and MVC web frameworks such as Grails. Previously I worked 4 1/2 years in IT related fields. My interests in this area were web based applications and related databases. I thoroughly enjoy programming and am fluent in Groovy, Java, C#, and PHP. I have also often worked with Python, Perl, C, C++, and shell scripting. My schooling consists of a BS degree in Computer Engineering followed by a MS degree in Information Technology at BYU. I am a very active member of my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, otherwise known as LDS. I also play the french horn, and have participated as much as I could in the band programs at BYU. I was very involved in the Cougar Marching Band for 5 years, where I was one of three student conductors, called drum majors, for the 220 person group during my last 2 years in the band.