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Charlie Creed

Senior Data Centre Technician (Unix/Linux Specialist)


charlie@creed.cc
Summary
Possessing developed skills that have been gained through establishing complex IT projects establishing
networks and infrastructures from initial conception to completion. Experience covers customer liaison, design,
testing, to successful implementation within budget, time-scales, processes and commercial limitations. Highly
experienced with UNIX distributions and also experienced in numerous software programming languages.
Interface well within a customer focused, multi-site environment, maintaining the delivery of IT services and
technology projects, on time. Highly skilled in security penetration testing (blackhat) and patching the
vulnerabilities found. Well known in and around the open source community.
Experience
Data Centre Technician (Unix/Linux Specialist) at SAFENAMES LIMITED
2007 - 2014 (7 years)
Install and maintain servers as our customers grow.
Respond, action and resolve requests / faults logged both internally and externally.
Install and configure switches, servers, routers and network hardware.
Senior role in resolving issues with the operating system UNIX and the different distributions branching off
from UNIX.
Support the administration, monitoring, backup/recovery, problem determination and resolution (break/fix),
and general technical support, configuration and maintenance of all data center systems such as: Servers,
SAN Storage, NAS Storage, Tape Back-up Systems, Operational Tools and similar systems.
Perform Unix installation and configuration and troubleshoot server OS and hardware issues
Monitor, report and address capacity planning and load balancing issues.
Provide backup, restore, and disaster recovery planning and deployment utilizing industry standard toolsets.
Implement standard new storage technologies (e.g. fiber switches, disk arrays, archiving tools,
backup/restore platforms).
Maintain high level of availability and support in accordance with SLA's managing BGP4 transit
back-bones.
Write technical documentation related to UNIX standards, installation procedures, and support scripts for
personnel.
Works in conjunction with remote Operations teams to provide detection and recovery of system outages,
problems, and faults.
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Responsible for ensuring that trouble tickets, daily reports, logs and changes are completed.
Implement storage and network solutions for secure and reliable management of data center systems.
Installation of applications and other software.
Proven experience in UNIX system administration, 7+ years.
2-7 years experience in SQL/T-SQL, Perl and Unix Shell programming, and computer networking.
Medium ability in .NET C# programming.
DIRECTOR at GETPRO INTERNET SERVICES
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
Set up my own IT Company from home on a part time basis whilst still at college.
Servicing existing web hosting clientele while establishing new business in both the private and corporate
sectors. Responsible for development and deployment of Unix Servers for both private and corporate
clientele. Diagnose and correcting hardware and software configuration issues.
Deployment of 120 self- owned Dell servers into data centers located in London Docklands, while
configuring UNIX based applications such as Apache, PHP, MySQL and any other related UNIX
applications.
Technical Services Adviser at MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
2004 - 2005 (1 year)
During College holidays through work experience initiative.
Diagnose and problem solving numerous and varied technical issues with PC users within the Council.
Involved in development and deployment of new systems and upgrades of software. Made adjustments and
repairs to multiple servers located within the Council.
Skills & Expertise
Customer Service
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Office
Solid Unix systems admin all distributions
Strong TCP network knowledge
Security
Programming
Scripting
VMware ESX
Nagios
Apache
MySQL
Microsoft SQL Server
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LAMP
Microsoft Active Directory
JavaScript
HTML
PHP
Mono
Wireshark
Penetration Testing
PostgreSQL
CSS
Cloud Computing
NAS
SAN
IP CCTV
Surveillance
DDoS Mitigation
BGP
Peering
IP Transit
Microsoft Visual Studio C++
C#
.NET Compact Framework
IP VPN
Tor
Encryption
Ciphers
Reverse Engineering
Asterisk
OpenVPN
G++
Bash scripting
Education
BEDFORD SCHOOL PRIVATE
Computer Science, 1998 - 2007
Interests
Learning new technologies, skiing holidays and anything which involves having a good sense of humor.
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Charlie Creed
Senior Data Centre Technician (Unix/Linux Specialist)
charlie@creed.cc
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