Tom Yates 
Gatekeeper Technology Ltd., 1 Sedgwick Street, Cambridge, CB1 3AJ, UK
+44/0 1223 704038


	- most major UNIXes (primarily CentOS Linux)
	- perl, shell scripting, html
	- extensive TCP/IP networking, including DNS, NIS, SMTP, POP/IMAP,
	  IPSec, iptables, secure web servers
	- virtualisation, particularly KVM and AWS
	- CISCO router (IOS) and PIX firewall configuration
	- Network Appliance file servers


Senior Networking Specialist with Gatekeeper Technology, Cambridge, UK.
9/98 - date
	- projects include
	  - complete development-environment office setups
	  - internet-access setups, VPNs and firewalls
	  - mail, web and DNS servers
	  - backup systems
	  - monitoring and notification systems
	  - lecture courses on Linux use and administration
	- Linux and free software used extensively
	- substantial client base in UK and abroad

	In this role, over the past twenty years, I have handled clients of all
	sizes, with projects that range from a half-day of high-level network
	consultancy to soup-to-nuts design, implementation, multi-lifecycle
	support, business continuity planning, and eventual retirement
	stretching over a ten-year period.

	To serve many clients at the same time, triage and prioritisation,
	communication (written, verbal, and online), record-keeping and
	documentation, and a fix-to-last approach have all been key skills,
	in addition to the expected technical skillset.

Regular writer for
	- Over twenty professional articles published

Linux tutoring 
	- Resident tutor for GNU/Linux courses at the Centre for Adult
	  Education and Professional Training, Long Road, Cambridge.

Firewall book published
	- "Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls", Sonnenreich and Yates,
	     published by Wiley
	- technical best-seller in US and Europe

Faculty Speaker at 'The Bazaar' conference
	- gave one-day workshop at conference in New York on "Building
	  OpenBSD Firewalls"
	- best-attended workshop at conference


Senior Systems Administrator                          The Mathworks, Inc.
3/96 - 7/98                                           Natick, MA, USA.

	- responsible for all server-side services - capacity planning, 
          improvements and upgrades, purchasing, rollout
	- upgraded every single company server during my tenure, including
	  the purchase and rollout of new 1.4Tb NFS/CIFS file server
	- various dream-to-rollout improvements to IS infrastructure regarding
	  mail, NIS, NT/UNIX integration, training

Systems Administrator                                 Cognex Corp.
5/95 - 3/96                                           Natick, MA, USA.

	- one of two admins who maintained a network of 160 Suns
	- spearheaded system security issues

Systems Administrator/Consultant        Nomura Bank/Nomura Research Institute
10/94 - 2/95                            London, England
	- planned and implemented the migration of several groups inside
	  the company onto the new corporate CDDI network
	- updated all systems to corporate computing standards without
	  interrupting service to the trading environment

Computer Systems Manager              Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8/93 - 8/94                           EAPS Dept., Cambridge, MA
	- one of two admins who maintained 80 machines on a heterogeneous
	- updated and supported all software and hardware for Sun, DEC and
	  HP workstations including peripheral devices
	- researched and implemented strategic management of systems
	- primary contact for user support; troubleshooting system and
	  software problems

Visiting Scientist                    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10/91 - 8/93                          EAPS Dept., Cambridge, MA           

	- supported all UNIX systems for team members
	- key advisor for strategic systems administration
	- maintained a 12,000 line numerical model written in FORTRAN
	- developed video and print systems to analyse model data


	- Imperial College, London: BSc degree in Physics with First
	  Class Honours, June 1988 
	- Imperial College, London: completed research for Ph.D. in
	  cometary magnetotail structure, September 1991


	Classical trombone, touring motorcycling, cooking, reading


	Eligible to work in UK and Europe


	Furnished upon request

The material in this CV is (c) Tom Yates, 2018.  Permission to reproduce
unaltered is granted.  Permission to reproduce in a modified form
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