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.
- Linux (Red Hat, SUSE/OpenSUSE, CentOS)
- Solaris 7–11
- Windows (7, 2000, 2003, XP)
- OS X/Darwin
- Apache httpd
- Apache Tomcat
- VMware vCenter
- Red Hat Satellite
- BigIP load balancers
- NetApp disk arrays
- Sun hardware
- Dell hardware
- PXE boot configurations
- Shell scripting (sh, bash)
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
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
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.
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
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.
May 2005 – June 2007
Responsible for web, database, and application server clusters for all
Playboy.com 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
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
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.