Senior Red Hat Linux/VMWare/DevOps Systems Engineer, Irving, TX for past ten years.

  • Managed a large and geographically distributed server farm handling 2M+ web transactions daily.
  • Experienced in; application as well as systems support & administration; peer and end-user support, trouble-shooting: application & OS; some hardware, capacity planning; trending, security and disaster recovery
  • 80+ web-servers; 4 database servers; 4 backup servers; separate development and test environments; load-balancers and administrative servers.
  • Developed and deployed mission-critical, high-reliability automated tools for load balancing, failover and monitoring, resulting in significantly improved uptimes.
  • Augmented datacenter administration and security using cfEngine, reducing manual work by over 50%.
  • Successfully migrated data centers with no downtime.
  • Trained and directed junior administrators working offsite, and defined documentation standards.
  • Release Management: Promotion to production in a heterogeneous, complex environment that needed critical decisions within severe time constraints. Improved procedures through automation and supported product development, DBA and QA organizations.

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