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Server Administration

In 2007 one of the world's Fortune 100 financial institutions sought a Senior Consultant to join a team of experts that managed critical infrastructure components. They required 24-hour up-time for a thousand Linux servers plus a smaller number of Solaris and Windows servers that were all interconnected globally with dedicated fibre-optics.

I was privileged to contribute to their global technical documentation base, lead the effort to establish third shift support from Canada for operations in Asia and Europe, and to develop automation scripts that were adopted into the enterprise resource library.

The skills exercised at this position included:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration
  • Windows 2000 & 2003 Server admin.
  • Sun Solaris 8 administration
  • Apache 1.3 / Tomcat 5.0 & 5.5 admin.
  • IIS 5 & 6 administration
  • Proxy server administration: iMimic, Inktomi
  • Perl, BASH, KSH, PHP, RCS, SyBase
  • Java application troubleshooting
  • SiteMinder administration, Kerberos
  • Cisco & F5 load balancer administration
  • SharePoint database administration
  • Wiki support and maintenance