Kim Scarborough

611 W. Briar Pl., Apt 204
Chicago, IL 60657
(269) 267-4861


Knowledgeable, proficient, articulate system administrator

Experienced Linux, Solaris, Windows, and FreeBSD system administrator. Responsive, intelligent, creative, and a quick learner. Comfortable with being on-call at all hours.



Dev/Ops Administrator

Verizon/Redbox Joint Venture June 2012 – September 2012
Responsible for installing, securing, and maintaining new web and application servers for new streaming video project. Established high-availability, secure, and reliable httpd and Tomcat installations. Configured Red Hat Satellite for clustered configuration. Set up templates and precedents for the company to use going forward.

Senior System Administrator

Tribune Co. August 2011 – May 2012
Part of small team maintaining over 1500 Linux, Solaris, and AIX servers. Built, configured, and deployed CentOS and RedHat virtual servers in a VMware vCenter environment. Responsible for upgrades, configuration, and deployment of Apache Tomcat, httpd, PostgreSQL, and several other software packages. Part of 24-hour on-call rotation.

Trading Systems Analyst

Chicago Trading Co. November 2010 – August 2011
Second-shift systems maintainer for international trading firm. Responsible for implementation, configuration, and monitoring of system-critical, custom applications on Red Hat servers. Sole technical liaison for Asian market traders.

System Administrator

Gelber Group May 2009 – September 2010
Maintained and installed OpenSUSE Linux servers. Worked closely with developers and traders to implement time- and mission-critical trading applications. Kept hundreds of servers’ configurations in sync using cfengine and locally-developed solutions. Responsible for MySQL redundancy installation across many servers. On-call at all hours.

System Administrator

ServerCentral June 2007 – January 2009
Sole system administrator for company’s commercial web hosting division. Built and maintained CentOS and FreeBSD servers for shared cPanel, Virtuozzo, and Plesk environments. Set up redundant failsafe systems, including replicated MySQL environment. Configured custom firewall and network environments for clients.

System Administrator

Playboy Enterprises May 2005 – June 2007
Responsible for web, database, and application server clusters for all web sites. Performed regular upgrades and applied security patches on Linux (Red Hat and CentOS), Solaris, and FreeBSD servers. Worked closely with programming and database departments. Deployed custom Java applications regularly. Maintained and configured BigIP F5 load balancers.

Solaris/Windows 2000 System Administrator

University of Chicago June 2001 – May 2005
Maintained the primary web server for the University of Chicago. Worked closely with the coders and designers in creating and maintaining departmental websites. Configured and built several Solaris 8/9, Windows 2000/NT, and FreeBSD boxes, and was responsible for their ongoing maintenance. Maintained and configured MS SQL and MySQL.

FreeBSD/Windows NT System Administrator

RCN Chicago (formerly EnterAct L.L.C.) September 1998 – June 2001
Maintained and administered corporate web servers (IIS and Apache), SMTP, POP3, and Unix shell servers. Configured and built several FreeBSD and NT servers. Helped troubleshoot customer problems with SQL, FrontPage, Apache, IIS, perl, CGI scripts, and other issues.