Tom Yates Gatekeeper Technology Ltd., 1 Sedgwick Street, Cambridge, CB1 3AJ, UK +44/0 1223 704038 Email: email@example.com SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE EXPERIENCE - 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 CURRENT AND RECENT WORK 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 LWN.net 2016-date - Over twenty professional articles published Linux tutoring 2006 - Resident tutor for GNU/Linux courses at the Centre for Adult Education and Professional Training, Long Road, Cambridge. Firewall book published 02/00 - "Building Linux and OpenBSD Firewalls", Sonnenreich and Yates, published by Wiley - technical best-seller in US and Europe Faculty Speaker at 'The Bazaar' conference 12/99 - gave one-day workshop at conference in New York on "Building OpenBSD Firewalls" - best-attended workshop at conference EARLIER WORK HISTORY 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 network - 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 EDUCATION - 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 PERSONAL INTERESTS Classical trombone, touring motorcycling, cooking, reading EMPLOYMENT STATUS Eligible to work in UK and Europe REFERENCES 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 is explicitly withheld, but will ordinarily be granted if an application is accompanied by the proposed modifications.
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