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     Date Submitted:16-01-2013
     Last Modified:07-08-2014 (06:18)
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     Current job:Unix & Linux System Administrator & Automation Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsUnix and Linux System Administration and Automation Engineering (perl and bash) for OPS & DEV environment. Support. Shell scripting, Perl programming, C programming. Oracle, MySql and Postgres.
    I have extensive Unix & Linux System Administration in OPS and DevOps as well
    as Automation and software engineering support experience working in various 
    internationally reputable companies worldwide using:-
    Unix Shell scripting (bash,ksh,sh), PERL programming, Oracle and ‘C’
    on the following operating system environments:-
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, Fedora, SLES (Suse) Linux, OpenSuse, 
    Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, Solaris 5.6 – 5.11 and HP-UX 9000
    Technical Skills 
    Operating Systems:-
    SuSE (5,7,8,9,11), RedHat Enterprise Linux ES (5,6), CentOS, Fedora Core, 
    Solaris (2.5 – 5.10), HP-UX 9000, Sequent’s (DynixPTX), SCO, AT&T 
    HP DL360, DL380 G3,G4,G5; Fujitsu Siemens Primergy RX300S3, IBM x3650,SUN E420 
    – E6500, Sunfire, Sunray, Photons, NetApp Filers, SCSI, RAID, Intel x86, 
    Dell PowerEdge, Compaq
    Perl 5, Perl/TK, CGI, dbi, mod_perl, and Expect
    Bash, sh, awk, Korn Shell Programming, ‘C’ programming
    Oracle 5,6,7,8,8i,9i,10G,11i,  MySQL,  PostgreSQL,  Perl 
    cc, gcc, gdb, imake, autoconf, automake, strace, ltrace, rpmbuild, 
    Unix Shell, Perl, C,  PL/Sql, Developer2000 (Oracle*Forms), Pro*C
    svn, cvs, rcs, sccs
    Unix TCP/IP Ethernet, DNS, bind, NIS, NFS (amd, automount, autofs), iptables, 
    ipchains, ipfwadm, ipsec packet filtering, SSH manual Tunnelling, 
    configuration, IMAP, SMTP, pop3
    Apache httpd 2.0, 2.2, Squid, , mod_perl, mod_ssl
    VMWare ESX, vSphere, Nagios, LDAP, Kernel config, Tripwire, Bastile, Samba, 
    Bugzilla, Ant, Sun/Oracle Virtualbox, Xen, qemu
    CA BrightStor, Veritas Netbackup, Amanda, BRU
    Education and Training
        ITIL at ESA, Germany
        VMWare Server, at Sun Microsystems
        Solaris System Administration Level II at  Sun Microsystems, USA
        Veritas Volume Manager and NetBackup at Sun Microsystems
        Perl BrainBench certification (score 3.9/5)
        Oracle DBA Level I at Oracle Corporation, USA
    University and Post Grad
        Post Graduate Honours Diploma in Systems Management (HSM).    at  NIIT India
        Bachelor of Commerce (                          at Calcutta University
    Axeda Corporation, Gmbh, DE   Automation Engineer(DevOps)    May 2013 – Jan 2014
    RHEL 6 Linux system administration on Vmware and Xen virtualized systems
    for Jboss application servers and automation of processes for provisioning
    SaaS cloud services.  Deployment and OS builds of servers in the Data
    Center. Responding to Nagios alerts, troubleshooting DNS, LDAP, App Server
    OS based errors, Apache(http), ActiveMQ, TCP/IP, Ethernet and Oracle RDBMS
    based issues.Proactive testing of applications, and liasing with R&D for
    transitioning sandboxed to production applications and scripts.
    European Space Agency (ESOC), DE    Unix System Admin (OPS)  Oct 2007 – May 2013
    Operations Infrastructure support of Solaris and Linux (SuSe) servers,
    performing KickStart configs, Resolving trouble tickets and participating
    in Change management for Unix issues based on ITIL, assisting in Oracle
    administration and backups, Netbackup, Disk management using mirrors, Ipmp
    support of network cards across different physical data centers, On-Call
    support, sucurity problem analysis and responding to 2nd level Unix support
    issues. Automating existing procedures and writing new projects for the team
    in Perl 5 and bash.
    Tiscali, UK                 DevOps Perl Programmer           Mar 2005 – Oct 2007
    RHEL 5 Linux System Administration and Perl programming for a content
    distribution company providing internet and IPTV services across UK. Automated
    complete test suites for Content Management. Developed a multi processed
    content loader application, a Content analyser application, a front end
    processor application status monitor and an application server deloyment tool
    all in perl 5. Also developed hpasm activation scripts for Cisco Cnr and
    Dhcp servers within the kickstart build. Wrote extensive Iptables scripts
    and built new rpm packages spec files for server hardening and security,
    network bonding configuration, application pre and post start up scripts all
    using rpmbuild and bash.HP DL-[38]0 Server builds using PXE, configuring ILO,
    and ACU, server racking and cabling and troubleshooting hardware.
    Quadriga Limited, UK           Linux Admin (DevOps)          Dec 2003 – Mar 2005
    Perl and Bash automation for Weblogic application deployments, Ant configs,
    Xml parsing, configuring Nagios plugins, Cvs source trees, wrapping Oracle
    replication procedures, scheduling backups, troubleshooting any Linux or OS
    issue, reporting and documenting the same for management.
    Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, UK    Unix System Admin (OPS)      Jun 2001 – Dec 2003
    Solaris Administration, maintenance and support of over 450 unix servers
    in’s data center in a HA and NAS infrastructure. Daily
    Ops support for :Solaris DNS, NIS, NFS, SSH, TCP/IP, Apache
    HTTP(s),VolumeManagement(VxVM),Cluster(Vcs), Netbackup, and any Solaris
    related 2nd level task ( problem or change ). Server Hardening and Operations
    Readiness, OS and applications installs and builds in the server room,
    Supporting 3rd party apps like Bea Weblogic, Radius, Babelfish, Bluekite, MMS,
    Vignette and CriticalPath.Automating existing manual tasks in perl and bash
    for entire 1st, 2nd and 3rd level teams. NetApp Filer maintenance.Rewrote an
    existing User Management utility from scratch using Perl and Bash to allow
    fast seamless creation of multiple user SSH accounts on multiple Unix servers
    simultaneously!Authored diverse programs for SMS (Perl,CPAN, Bash shell,
    C, a CGI interface with Perl and HTML for User creation,
    unlocking, sudo access, and MySQL database of Server specs.
    Oracle Corporation, USA  Unix System Admin (Dev)      Sep 1996 – Mar 2001
    Joined Oracle Corporation’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, California
    and initially worked as a Oracle forms (Developer 2000 and PL/SQL) support
    analyst in the worldwide technical support group, and then moved on to the
    support-development group where I was involved in Developing the support
    group’s applications (Metalink and ITS). Trained users in the UNIX
    operating system using a presentation and hands-on approach which was very
    well received by all analysts. I was also the Unix system administrator for
    the group because of my Unix Shell scripting and C language skills, and also
    assisted our Test center’s System admins with their SUN and LINUX servers.
    MSI Software  Inc, USA        Unix & Oracle Consultant      May 1993 – Sep 1996
    Joined MSI at its consulting office in California as a Oracle / Unix
    Consultant where I was involved in Unix and ’C’programming as well as
    Oracle application
    development and DBA work for clients across the country on-site.
                 Client               Project                                                 
    Fujitsu Microelectronics, CA   Software Migration from SAP R/3 ERP to Oracle
    Oracle Corporation, CA         Legacy Tools migration and documentation in ‘C’
    Timex Corporation, CT          Warehouse Management System in Ksh, ‘C’, SQL
    Mervyns Corporation, CA        Oracle DBA Data Migration & Rightsizing of a VLDB
    UC Davis, CA                   Student Information System in Sql*Forms3 & Pro*C
    Teleflex of (Vanguard), NC     Inventory Information System in Sql*Forms 3
    Gec-Alsthom, India Unix & ‘C’ Programmer          Apr 1989 – Feb 1993
    Worked initially for 2 years as junior Unix System Administrator and then was
    promoted to Programmer/Analyst programming in Oracle 5, Sql*Forms 2.3, Pro*C,
    'C' and bourne shell Unix scripts for an integrated materials manangement system.

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