I’m a young IT professional based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My professional experience has been in the telecom and web hosting industries, where I’ve worked my way from tech support to senior system administrator and system analyst roles in an engineering capacity. I’ve built, maintained, and supported large VoIP backends supporting tens of thousands of concurrent users, including residential, commercial, and wholesale customers. I’ve also configured and maintained critical networking and load balancing infrastructure supporting many hundreds of thousands web and email customers across four data centres spanning two hemispheres, including a full IPv6 rollout.
I’ve worked extensively with Solaris, both on SPARC and Intel, including the configuration of LDOMs in order to support multiple services across several systems with full redundancy, as well as CentOS, SuSE, Debian/Ubuntu, and FreeBSD. I’ve managed extensive mail and web clusters, large NetApp installations, and VMWare based cloud infrastructure (both private and public facing clouds). I’ve interacted with or more likely managed most applications you’ll find at a service provider, including DNS, SSH, HTTP, LDAP, FTP, SMTP/IMAP/POP, SOAP, JMS, AMQP, etc.
Outside of my professional responsibilities my hobbies including tinkering with a couple of Xen hypervisor installations running a mix of Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows servers. I’ve configured a number of installations for IPv6, and have pushed the capabilities of FreeBSD as a router about as far as possible within the context of a home network.
I do spend time away from a computer as well. I enjoy good food and the occasional scotch, especially with friends.
You can find a pdf copy of my resume here.