Consultant, Systems Administrator, Developer

I have a strong skillset in Linux environments as well as Windows and database experience. I have skills in Bash, Python, PERL, Cold fusion and Borland Delphi and have extensive experience developing web-based applications. I have used and/or administered MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and MS-SQL databases. I have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

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Work Status:

New Zealand Citizen. I am authorised to work in this Country for any employer.

More About Me:

I am a confident individual with a good sense of humour who is capable of working as part of a team or as an individual. I enjoy challenges and have a bright outlook on life.

I have a solid, broad understanding of networking, programming and systems administration. I learn fast and have good inter-personal skills.

As a self employed founder, I have a good understanding of the dynamics involved in running a business.

As part of Gen-i's Auckland Security and Design Team, I was involved in the design and build of large infrastructure for some of NZ's largest companies.

As part of Asterisk's senior engineering team, I was responsible for hundreds of customers Linux based servers and infrastructure.

I have developed many medium-large applications from scratch both as part of a team and alone including 3 mission-critical business systems.

My postcardware application "MD5Summer" (http://www.md5summer.org) is downloaded by thousands of people each week and had a Download.Com approval rating of 93%

The Ihug (a New Zealand ISP) installation CD I developed and maintained was used successfully by thousands of new Ihug subscribers.

I designed and implemented a baremetal and virtual machine provisioning landscape at the New Zealand Super Computer Center (NZSC)

Experience:

02-2015 to Present, Elevate Network Solutions Ltd, Auckland

Cloud Migration Specialist

Migrating customers existing workloads to the cloud, as well as designing and building new deployments.

12-2011 to Present, Open Source New Zealand (OSNZ), Auckland

Founder, Open Source Engineer/Consultant
Going out on my own for the first time means expanding apon my technical skills by adding business skills as well.

04-2006 to 12-2011, Auckland Security and Design Team, Gen-i NZ, Auckland

Open Source Engineer/Consultant
Designing, building, monitoring and maintaining Linux based servers and firewalls for a variety of customers.
Experience with many Linux application including VPNs, file sharing, Apache(-ssl), Squid, IPTables, the Linux Kernel and much more.
Building and maintaining a Perl/PostgreSQL business system.
Developing Linux based products including the Freerider Exim/Courier based mail server
Developing and managing automation systems for the New Zealand Supercomputer Center (NZSC).

04-2005 to 04-2006, Asterisk Ltd, Newton Auckland

Service Delivery Manager
Time and queue management of Linux engineers, ensuring timely delivery of products and services. Reporting to the GM, writing internal procedures, systems and documentation. Continued improvement of the Perl/PostgrSQL business systems.

06-2003 to 04-2005, Asterisk Ltd, Newton Auckland

Linux Systems Administrator/Developer
Building, monitoring and maintaining Linux based servers and firewalls for a variety of customers. Experience with many Linux application including VPNs, File sharing, Apache(-ssl), Squid, IPTables, the Linux Kernel and much more.
Building and maintaining a Perl/PostgreSQL business system.
Developing Linux based products including the Freerider Exim/Courier based mail server.

09-2001 to 06-2003, ITSD/KMG NZ Ltd, Penrose Auckland

Senior Developer/Systems Administrator
Maintaining legacy cold fusion code, Writing new dynamic websites in cold fusion and PERL. Designing and maintaing database schema on both PostgreSQL and MS-SQL 2000. Building and maintaining hardware. Linux (Debian) systems administration.

02-2001 to 09-2001, Ensynergy Ltd, CBD Auckland

Delphi Developer
Writing and maintaining time keeping and accounting software in Borland Delphi 5.

02-1999 to 01-2001, The Internet Group (Ihug), Newton Auckland

Delphi/Perl Programmer
Writing and maintaining the ihug customer internet installation CD for MS-Windows with Borland Delhpi 5.
Maintaining existing PERL code.
Writing new PERL accounting applications with an Oracle backend.

02-1998 to 02-1999, The Internet Group (Ihug), Newton Auckland

Senior Helpdesk Technician/Programmer/Webmaster
Telephone technical support.
Writing and maintaining software for use by helpdesk technicians.
Writing and maintianing technical support webpages for use by customers.

10-1996 to 02-1997, Cottle Enterprises, Rotorua

AutoCAD Technician
Drafting building plans for submission to the local city council using computer aided design (CAD) software.

Qualifications

Skills

Skill:Level:Last Used:Experience
AWS Design and DeploymentAdvancedCurrent1 year
Debian/Ubuntu Linux AdministrationExpertCurrent15 years
Red Hat Linux AdministrationAdvancedCurrent10 years
Suse Linux AdministrationAdvancedCurrent5 years
PythonAdvancedCurrent4 years
PerlAdvanced1 year12 years
SQLAdvancedCurrent10 years
HTML AuthoringAdvancedCurrent15 years
DelphiAdvanced20033 years
Cold FusionAdvanced20022 years
Hardware InstallationAdvancedCurrent18 years
Linux Mail SystemsAdvancedCurrent10 years
ApacheAdvancedCurrent10 years
Networking/RoutingAdvancedCurrent10 years
IPTables/FirewallingExpertCurrent10 years
DNSExpertCurrent10 years
Network File Sharing (NFS, SMB, CIFS)AdvancedCurrent10 years
VPNs (IPSec, PPTP, OpenVPN)AdvancedCurrent10 years
LDAPAdvancedCurrent8 year

References:

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