Demonstrable skills and experience in both Enterprise and SME (MSP Clients) Project and Programme Management, based on the principles and methodologies of industry standards such as PRINCE 2 and PMP. With further demonstrable experience of managing teams in excess of 30 members including local hire and remote resources, together with all aspects of annual performance appraisals, and contractor negotiation, with an excellent understanding of the latest ITIL methodologies for ITSM. This specific experience has been gained from over 10 years of managing distributed teams and environments across multiple time zones and cultural forums, through Application and Infrastructure Support and Project and Change Management to have a complete understanding of the both SDLC and ITSM and how to make them successfully coexist. I have developed and managed enterprise grad SLA’s, OLA’s, UC’s and KPI’s framework, for both internal IT staff and external supplier resources to meet with industry and global regulatory requirements. Responsible for ALL Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) reporting and owner of ALL SOX controls for UK. I have a professional, adaptable, and competent approach to both Resource and Stakeholder management. I am more than comfortable with working in an integrated IT environment or as a consultant. I have a strong mix of corporate enterprise, SME and entrepreneurial experience, and to expand on that, my experience has afforded me the ability to learn the complex matrix management structures and business models which predominantly gained within Global Financial Services Industries (Investment Banking and Global, Corporate and Specialty Insurance). Where conversely some of my most recent and earlier career experience was based in one of the most competitive customer service industries, and to achieve success in this, I had to be flexible to market conditions, so that I could maintain strategic focus so as to continually meet my financial targets. The combination of my career experience has provided me with the opportunities of working in USA, Belgium, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Abu Dhabi and secondments to Brazil, Mexico and APAC, for projects that I was either managing or transferring to local piers and latterly I had responsibilities for USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. I am confident that I have a strong comprehension of global business environments and managing diverse IT Departments across a multicultural platform. I feel that I am confident and excellent communicator and am completely at ease with interacting and influencing piers, partners, subordinates and executive management, both internally and externally to my working environment. Throughout my career, I have remained technically competent, complemented by my training and experience with Prince 2 and ITIL methodologies. I am a strong communicator, who is confident and experienced in influencing business and IT stakeholders-up to and including-CIO/Managing Director Level.
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My goal is customer satisfaction. If you need to get something done - leave it to me. OS: Linux - expert, FreeBSD and Windows Server - proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace SCM: Puppet, Ansible Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Atlassian: Jira, Confluence, Crowd, etc - the whole suite Monitoring: Nagios, Groundwork, Zabbix, Monit, Munin, Cacti Virtualization: Openvz, Vmware ESXi/server, Proxmox Mail servers: Zimbra, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Backups: Bacula, duplicity, rsnapshot High availability: Corosync/Pacemaker, DRBD Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, VPN, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls and routers (iptables, iproute, VLAN, bridging, bonding). Performance optimization: Magento, Wordpress, etc.
I enjoy solving challenging problems and utilizing technology to creatively design efficient, cost-effective solutions to meet business needs. Current Certifications: CISSP, CCNP, Net+/Sec+, MCP Cloud (AWS/Rackspace), Linux, Windows, VMware HA/vMotion/vCenter Open Source Software: Apache, nginx, Redis, elasticsearch, Zabbix, Logstash Information Security Auditing, Configuration, Policy Networking: Visio Diagrams, IPSEC/SSL VPNs, OSPF/EIGRP/BGP, Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs), Wireless Controllers, F5 LTM, WiFi (RF Design) Information Security: Visio Diagrams (architecture), PCI DSS compliance, Splunk (syslog) Vulnerability Audit and Penetration Testing: Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Vulnerability Reporting, Patch Management Development: Ruby/Rails, Git, Python, PHP, Perl, PowerShell, Bash, .NET
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.
Over the last 10 years, I have been working as technical support engineer/team leader/infrastructure architect for the different companies with on-premise/cloud hosting. My competency lies in planning, development, deployment and setup of the environments from scratch, troubleshooting/support/improvement of existing production systems based on Linux/Unix with the focus on automation and high availability. Have a lot of experience in automation/monitoring/backup of different distributed environments with LAMP stack and other applications, different clustering, scalability and high-availability techniques. Operating systems: Debian/Ubuntu, Redhat(Fedora, RHEL, Centos), Suse, AmazonLinux Level of skill with Unix/Linux: RHCE MailServers: qmail, postfix, sendmail etc Databases: Postgresql, Oracle, Mysql, noSQL databases (Mongodb, Cassandra, Couchbase, Redis etc) Clustering: RHCS, terracotta, heartbeat, pacemaker, distributed balanced setups Programming, scripting languages: Bash, PL/SQL, Ruby Clouds: AWS/Tata/RackSpace/CloudStack/Openstack/Azure Automation: Chef/Puppet, RightScale, AWS Opsworks,CloudFormation etc Continuous integration/deployment: Docker, Atlassian tools, Jenkins, SVN/Git, Codebase etc. Loadbalancers/proxies: Clouds LBs, Haproxy, mod_jk, Squid, Apache, Nginx Application servers: tomcat, jetty, jboss, Apache, Nginx, different PHP-based servers Monitoring: Nagios, Zabbix, Newrelic, OMD etc English: fluent Availability: up to 30hrs/week
Skills : Amazon AWS, EC2, S3, RDS, SQS, SES, SDB, CloudFront, VPC, Nagios, Zabbix, Apache, Memcache, Mysql, PostGresql, MongoDB, PHP, Ruby, Capistrano, Hadoop, Apache Cassandra, Chef, ActiveMQ....(and more) Google App Engine PHP/Python/GoLang, Google Cloud Datastore, Google Big Query, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage. IT professional with 7 years experience in various IT technologies and systems. Excited about rapidly scaling architecture, Linux/Unix systems administration and related technologies that enable a Robust, highly Available, highly Redundant Enterprise Class System.
I am a senior technical engineer who has 15 years IT experience in the following areas: Advanced Linux Cluster Administration Asterisk/Trixbox/Elastix/VoIP architect Advanced Knowledge of shell scripting Advanced Knowledge of Perl programming Network Administration Network Security (Penetration Testing) Server Auditing Technical Support Virtualization (mainly Parallels Virtuozzo/openVZ/ProxMox) Web hosting Control panels such as cPanel,Plesk,DirectAdmin Tweaking and Optimizing Apache for better performance Hardening PHP Data recovery
Oscar Bass Agency Contractor
Expert UNIX system administrator and network engineer. Got a problem? I can solve it! For more than 15 years I have been the I.T. backbone and support for many online companies. I use the most up to date standards for any project I am involved in. I work extremely quick and efficiently. If you have a problem let me help you solve it. OS: Linux - Expert, FreeBSD - Expert, AIX - Expert, HP-UX - Expert, Macintosh OS/X - Expert, Windows Server - Proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace, OpSource, Linode Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Monitoring: Nagios, Monit, Munin, Cacti Scripting: bash, perl, shell Virtualization: OpenVZ, Xen, SolusVM Mail servers: Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Control panels: cPanel, Plesk, Direct Admin, Webmin/Virtualmin, ISPconfig, OpenPanel Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls (iptables, ipfw, pf)
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