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“Jack Joy has been working with me as a Linux coach. I was looking for somebody to help me spruce up my command of that operating system. Jack has turned out to be a perfect coach. We meet once or twice a week, virtually. We use Skype for a voice connection and TeamViewer for screen sharing. Jack brings a valuable combination of qualities to our project: First, competence: he knows his stuff. Second, communications: Jack is a good listener, and very articulate. Third: Patience. He listens me out before giving his explanation. Fourth: Client-orientation. He will often point to multiple, possible solutions. If one is easier than another, he will explain that. But he will still ask which solution I prefer. Fifth: Generosity. Jack did some research in preparation for one of our sessions without charging for it. Sixth: Fun. Jack's got a pleasant, friendly and kind demeanor. I look forward to each coaching session. Bottom line: Jack is a Joy to work with. ”marcfest 5 years ago
Senior Devops Engineer / Environments Team Tech LeadMar 2010 - Nov 2012 (2 years)
Working in the Environments team at Sky, required a diverse skill set and an agile, pragmatic approach. This extremely varied role included: highly technical systems analysis and incident resolution (Apache/Squid/PHP/Java/Tomcat/Load Balancers/Firewalls), design and development of complex automation systems (Perl/BASH/PHP), systems architecture, and strategic technical decision making at senior level. Responsible for a server estate of over 1000 Linux servers, 3 data centres, and 25 production applications.
Systems Migration EngineerSep 2009 - Mar 2010 (6 months)
The scope of this project was to carry out the migration of [login to view URL] Dev and QA systems infrastructure platforms from the UK to a new US data centre. Working within a small migration team, and working closely with data centre engineers, developers, management and other stakeholders in a global environment to ensure a smooth transition of services. Planning, testing and executing the systems migration up to application level required intensive team work with developers, engineers and testers.
Senior Systems EngineerMay 2009 - Sep 2009 (4 months)
This project involved the configuration, testing and deployment of web application platforms as part of an international project to roll out Disney's interactive media content into new territories. Identifying issues throughout the application stack, co-operating with team members across the business to accurately define bugs, and carrying out complex analysis was required as part of this role.
Linux Systems Administrator / Systems ArchitectJan 2009 - May 2009 (4 months)
To design, build and deliver a scalable and resilient mobile internet delivery platform based on open source technologies including Red Hat Linux, Fedora, Apache, Tomcat, Squid and MySQL. Testing, troubleshooting, researching and reviewing all aspects of the platform design and implementation to improve performance, stability and efficiency. Security auditing and OS hardening using a variety of tools and best practices including SELinux, Nessus, Nmap and Penetration Testing techniques.
Linux Systems Administrator / Systems ArchitectMay 2008 - Dec 2008 (7 months)
A project to design and construct a resilient web hosting platform, using ZXTM/Apache Red Hat Cluster Suite and GFS to provide shared SAN based storage, with MySQL database cluster, and development of a web based application to assist in system administration, server health monitoring, statistics and backups.
Linux & UNIX Systems AdministratorJan 2008 - May 2008 (4 months)
Installation, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of RedHat Linux and UNIX servers. Problem solving existing platform issues and changing build procedures accordingly.
Linux Systems Administrator / IT ManagerMar 2006 - Jan 2008 (1 year)
Complete migration of 20+ servers, including operating systems, services, applications, network configuration and systems architecture. Design, specification and installation of new servers using HP Proliant hardware and RedHat Linux Operating Systems.
HND Business & IT1997 - 2000 (3 years)
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