Resume


Skills

Platforms: Linux (Oracle, CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora), UNIX (Solaris), BSD, Macintosh OS X, Windows (Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 - Server 2003/2008/2012), VMware, Citrix Xen, Oracle VM, Android, iOS

Hardware Vendors: Sun/Oracle, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Supermicro, Asus

Programming: PHP, Bash, C, Javascript, HTML5, CSS, WordPress

Databases: MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL

Core Applications: Active Directory/LDAP/SSO, Apache2, IIS, NGINX, PRTG, Nagios, Microsoft/Open Office, Adobe CS Suite, Tivoli, Remedy, GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket/Jira, Prometheus, Grafana, Jetbrains

Cloud Platforms: Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes, Docker

Communications: Microsoft Exchange, Postfix, Zimbra, MDaemon, SIP (Asterisk, 3CX, Yeaster, and Freeswitch), OpenVPN, TCP/IP (DNS, BGP/WAN, 802.11 Wireless, IPv6), XMPP, Microsoft Lync, Cisco, pfSense

Professional Experience

Technical Account Manager | GitLab

January 2019 – Present

Working in the Commercial segment and serving as a trusted advisor to GitLab customers, I offer guidance, planning and oversight during the technical deployment and implementation process. Filling a unique space in the overall service lifecycle and customer journey and actively binding together sales, solution architects, customer stakeholders, product management, implementation engineers and support.

Implementation Project Manager | YEGTEL Communications

July 2018 – January 2019

Design, installation, and support of extensive Linux and Windows-based infrastructures, both internally and externally. Resolving high level/visibility challenges such as disasters and outages for large clients. Responsible for the deployment and management of databases, email applications, Windows/Linux servers, cloud hosting, and VoIP phone systems. Managing client computing, network and telecommunications roll-outs and projects. Application and website design and development. Overseeing staffing and project resources as well as working with vendors to source hardware/software. Assist with Sales and Marketing planning as well as assistance and technical guidance on producing bids, proposals, and quotes for public and private sector projects. Budgeting and Financial Management. Disaster recovery planning and backup management.

Field Support Engineer | Oracle Corporation

March 2011 – July 2018

Providing on-site diagnostics, repair and initial installation, configuration and consulting for all StorageTek/Sun/Oracle/Micros hardware (including EXA cloud platforms). Responsible for providing consulting and implementation of highly available systems for large enterprises and multiple levels of local government. Extensive Canada/USA travel for training, maintenance, and installation activities. Highly engaged in working directly with customers GNU/Linux and Solaris environments, assisting with designing and implementing solutions, as well as resolving complex technical challenges.

Principal Technical Architect | ENTELIT Solutions

September 2010 – March 2011

Responsible for designing and implementing production VoIP infrastructure and cloud services. Designed and deployed network infrastructure to support customers' production web and telecom hosting environments. Working with AWS to create and deploy images, resources and networking services.

Geographical Support Analyst | Microserve

March 2009 – August 2010

Assigned to the City of Edmonton. Computer re-imaging, repairing trouble and providing guidance on Microsoft Windows and Office suite. Diagnosing problems with hardware/software, and escalating incidents to higher tiers for resolution. Troubleshooting user problems relating to operating system issues, network connectivity, TCP/IP configurations, upgrades, Microsoft Office products and internet connectivity.

Service Technician | Shaw Communications

February 2008 – March 2009

Responding to customers’ homes/businesses to troubleshoot and repair television, internet, and phone reception problems. Climbing ladders and poles to investigate signal and repair or replace the coaxial cable. Educate users on the use of equipment. Install and replace the hardware required for the operation of service.

Support Analyst | Schlumberger Oilfield Services

March 2007 - February 2008

Managed all aspects of Information Technology for multiple offices located in Alberta. Diagnostics, Configuration, and testing of Mobile devices, Servers, Desktops, Notebooks, Printers, and Networking Equipment. Equipment installation, imaging and configuration.

Field Support Technician | Metafore

January 2006 - March 2007

Responding to various government and private sector businesses to repair, replace, or troubleshoot printer, desktop and server hardware/software, point of sale, networking equipment, and wireless/mobile devices.

Network Analyst | Deloitte and Touche

December 2004 – January 2006

Provided in-house support and training for more than 200 users. Managing servers, networking equipment, desktops/laptops, Nortel telecom equipment, printers, and mobile devices. Setup and training of all new hires on office technology as well as office policies and procedures. Setup and tear-down of audio/visual equipment for meetings and events.

Helpdesk Analyst | IBM

July 2003 – December 2004

Assigned to Fluor Global. Responding to incoming technical support phone calls, emails and requests. Troubleshooting and logging of support requests regarding hardware/software, remote access, network connections, and telephone equipment.

Helpdesk Analyst | Acrodex

July 2002 – July 2003

Assigned to Syncrude and Epcor. Responding to incoming technical support phone calls, emails and requests. Troubleshooting and logging of support requests regarding hardware/software, remote access, network connections, and telephone equipment.

Education

March 2011 - July 2018

Exadata, Exalogic, Sparc, M-Series, Solaris, and various other internal certifications.

September 1999 - June 2002

Additional Details

  • Proven relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Thrive in fast-paced, demanding technology environments.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Experience negotiating and managing high visibility disaster and high-stress situations.
  • Highly motivated to learn new techniques and technologies.
  • Able to notice and understand complex technical details.
  • Proven documentation and proposal writer with strong language skills.
  • Passion for creating and working with open source software.
  • Extensive experience with travelling across Canada and the United States for business and pleasure.