I'm an experienced Senior Infrastructure Engineer with 10+ years of expertise in designing, deploying, and managing enterprise-level infrastructures. Adept in Cloud Computing, DevOps, Containerization, Automation, Virtualization, Clustering, Cisco/Juniper Networking, Load Balancing, Routing Protocols, Storage Area Networks, Disaster Recovery, Network Security, System Administration, Scripting Languages, Linux/Unix Administration, and Project Management. Demonstrated success in improving system performance, streamlining IT operations, resolving complex technical issues, and delivering projects on time and within budget.
My love and dedication towards computing stretches back to 1998 when I first started using Linux for personal use. In 2004 I decided to pursue a career in I.T. and have worked as a systems administrator and consultant ever since.
I have had the opportunity to deploy and maintain over 800 physical servers located all over the world. I have completed successful consultant work for some of the world's most reputable organizations.
I have also taught I.T. professionals how to use Linux and Linux-related technologies for the past ten years. I provide my students with an in-depth understanding of the technology and ensure they know how to use it to its fullest potential. My classes are comprehensive and cover a wide range of topics, from Red Hat® Enterprise Linux to Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, Satellite, and other topics. I take the time to carefully explain each concept and make sure that my students are comfortable with the technology. My commitment to providing quality instruction has enabled me to develop a strong rapport with my students, many of whom have returned for more classes.
As a consultant, a large specialty grocery store. Brought me out to help the company upgrade a large existing Red Hat Satellite 5 deployment to Red Hat Satellite 6. This was no small task. Over a period of two weeks, I deployed two Satellite 6 servers, multiple capsule servers, and set it all up in a high-availability active-passive setup. I worked with the on-site admins to plan data migration from the existing Satellite 5 servers, and eventually moved all data, licenses, and registered clients to the new Satellite 6 install.
Further, I developed several Puppet modules which were used to ensure a consistent deployment across the company's nearly 15,000 servers. These modules were responsible for ensuring SSH keys were deployed, enabling registrations to Red Hat Identity Management, synchronizing sudo rules, and configuring remote logging.
I've had the opportunity to work with many different technologies, and I have a proven track record of being able to rapidly adopt new and upcoming technologies.
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