O b j e c t i v e

I am a motivated self-starter seeking a position that will utilize and help advance my internet technology skills. I would like to bring out my work ethic, teamwork, and leadership abilities as well as show my learning potential and passion in technology and open source.

S k i l l s

Platforms:

  • GNU/Linux: Debian, OEL, CentOS, OpenSuSE, RedHat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Arch, and Slackware

  • Unix: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, and Cromix

  • Microsoft: Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP/200X Server and DOS

Networking:

  • TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, SMTP, IMAP, DNS, DHCP, NAT, NFS, HTTP

Hardware:

  • 3PAR, Hitachi, EMC, Netapp, Foundry, Zeus, F5, Citrix Netscaler, Juniper, Cisco, Cyclades, Dell, HP, Supermicro, Sun, and Apple

Programming Languages:

  • Scripting: Bash, Perl, Python, Sed and awk

  • Web: XHTML, CSS, XML, Python, and PHP

  • Source control: Subversion, Git, CVS, RCS

  • SQL: MySQL

  • Low level: C/C++, Pascal, VHDL, Fortran, M6800 Assembly

Expertise in:

  • Linux kernel configuration and optimization

  • Apache and nginx web servers

  • Routing, Firewall, VPN, Quality of Service, and Traffic Shaping

  • Data backup and disaster recovery strategies

  • Hadoop/HBase cluster setup and administration

  • Domain name servers

  • CFEngine setup and management

  • Mail servers ( Postfix, Zimbra )

  • NFS/NIS server/client

  • Linux/Windows integration via Samba as Primary Domain Controller

  • MySQL SQL server administration

  • Squid and Varnish proxy servers

  • Trend monitoring via Cacti, Ganglia, and rrdtool

  • Server / Service health monitoring and alerting via Nagios/Groundworks

  • Memcache cluster administration

  • Various content management and wiki administration ( MediaWiki, Trac, MoinMoin.. )

  • Linux HA ( High Availability ) implementation via Heartbeat and DRBD

  • Implementation and security of VPN networks using OpenVPN

  • Build automation using CruiseControl.NET and nAnt scripting

Experience in:

  • AutoCAD, CADKey, Catia, XILINX, Sigmatek LASAL, MiniTAB, MatLAB, Mathematica, SnapMaster & LabView Data Acquisition Software, ImageCraft ICC 11 Compiler, Pspice Circuit Simulation, Visual Studio, and Kdevelop

  • Microsoft Office suite, OpenOffice.org suite, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, and Dreamweaver

  • Sendmail, Qmail, vsftpd, ProFTPD, mrtg, OpenSSH, NetSNMP, Horde, Snort, Aide, Nessus, Ethereal, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer

E m p l o y m e n t

Everyonecounts

Seniour System Architect

2006-

Active Network

System Architect

2006-

  • Part of core team responsible for data-center migration to Equinix in Los Angeles.

Veoh Networks

System Administrator

2006-2009

  • Part of core team responsible for data-center migration to Equinix in Los Angeles.

  • Setup of our staging data-center in AIS San Diego ranging from hardware, cabling, OS, and services.

  • Developed and deployed PXE system used to bring up new Linux hosts supporting 3 different distributions and various server roles.

  • Connected and secured 2 off-site offices and 2 data-centers via OpenVPN and iptables.

  • Implemented VMware QA cluster, with custom Linux kernel performance enhancements.

  • Implemented and administered an EMC SAN used for our data warehouse system.

  • Implemented Cacti host monitoring and expanded our Nagios host monitoring.

  • Configured and deployed a custom Linux kernel to support a diverse hardware environment.

  • Implemented streamlined version of Apache and PHP for our front end needs.

  • Setup and secured our primary and secondary mail servers.

  • Load balancer setup and management (Pound, Zeus, f5, and Netscaler).

  • Cisco switch setup, administration, and monitoring.

  • Cyclades setup, administration, and monitoring.

  • Setup and maintained various back-office services such as Subversion, MediaWiki, Bugzilla, and IRC.

SMS.ac

System Administrator

2005-2006

  • Setup and maintenance of websites memcached cluster.

  • Part of core team responsible for data-center migration to Equinix in Los Angeles.

  • Implemented server and services monitoring for our infrastructure.

  • Implementing and teaching the use of an ticket tracking system (Trac).

  • Implemented source control management system (Subversion).

  • Setup an automated build system using CruiseContro.NET and nAnt.

iPro Innovative Processing

System Administrator

2005-2009

  • Implemented network security for their document imaging infrastructure.

  • Firewall, web server, and FTP server setup and maintenance.

Arbormedia

System Administrator

2003-2004

  • Server security for this on-line entertainment business.

  • Maintained five co-located Linux servers in the US, Canada, and Europe.

  • Managed primary and secondary domain name servers which hosted more than 100 domains.

  • Managed apache virtual host configuration for all domains

  • Managed MySQL servers.

  • Provided support for web developers.

  • Worked closely with owner to improve performance and redundancy of servers and web services.

  • Researched and implemented google.com hacks/tricks to improve web site ranking.

  • Implemented web site and servers statistics via Webalizer/mrtg.

MGV Enterprises

System Administrator

2001-Present

  • Designed entire office network.

  • Configured, built, and maintained all office workstations and servers.

  • Implemented an off-site data backup strategy.

  • Designed, coded, and hosted the business web site.

  • Offer technical support for all employees.

Electrical Engineer

2001-Present

  • Programming and installation of IntelliMold process controls into PC-104 embedded systems using Sigmatek LASAL.

MGV Investments

Facility Manager

2001-Present

  • Solely responsible for the maintenance and improvements of a 12,000 ft2 facility.

M&C Advanced Processes Inc

System Integrator & Project Development

1997-2001

  • Worked closely with the inventor of the intellectual property to grow a 4 employee company into a 25 employee, multi-million dollar corporation.

  • Responsible for the production, implementation, and quality control of numerous PLCs ( Programmable Logic Controllers ) intended for injection molding machines using Data Acquisition software.

GCP Engineering

Co-founder

1995-1997

  • Responsible for planning, design, integration, setup, and repair of numerous computer hardware and software applications.

  • Clients included Monroe Credit Bureau and AUBG University.

E d u c a t i o n

University of Michigan

B.S.E., Electrical Engineering

1999-2004

  • Worked with a talented team to develop a complete machine vision system for our professor as part of senior design course. The project involved the design of circuitry to control florescent, incandescent, and LED ( Light Emitting Diodes ) to produce a shadow of an object which was used for quality control purposes. The hardware design interfaced via digital to analog input/output controller to an embedded computer with a camera, which ran GNU/Linux, and had a web interface allowing the whole system to be controlled and monitored from any wired workstation outside the factory floor Worked with a talented team to develop a complete machine vision system for our professor as part of senior design course. The project involved the design of circuitry to control florescent, incandescent, and LED ( Light Emitting Diodes ) to produce a shadow of an object which was used for quality control purposes. The hardware design interfaced via digital to analog input/output controller to an embedded computer with a camera, which ran GNU/Linux, and had a web interface allowing the whole system to be controlled and monitored from any wired workstation outside the factory floor.

  • Designed simple MANO Processor using Xilinx programmable logic design software.

  • Coded a real time operating system for the Motorola HC11 micro-controller.

Oracle University

Solaris Features for Experienced System Administrators

2010

  • Completed training with certification.

O r g a n i z a t i o n s

ACM, Association for Computing Machinery

2000-2004

  • Network design and administration for the associations fund raiser MPCon.

  • Worked closely with president to organize all other aspects of the event like: building accommodations, power, and funding.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2001-2004

  • Member

Dearborn Campus Engineers

2003-2004

  • Trustee & Member

I n t e r e s t s & P r o j e c t s

  • More than ten years of experience with installing, building, upgrading, and troubleshooting x86 based systems. In addition, setting up and administrating Windows/Unix based servers and networks.

  • Designed and hand built a 6502 micro processor based computer.

  • Translation of the xbmc open source project.

F o o t n o t e s

References, transcripts, and projects available upon request;
US Citizen; Fluent in English and Bulgarian; Partially fluent in Russian, Spanish, and German