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     Date Submitted:07-11-2013
     Last Modified:24-02-2016 (06:31)
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     Current job:System Engineer, Database Administrator
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsOracle OCP Certification. Linux SuSE CE9 Certification, ITIL Foundation v3, Oracle GoldenGate Certification, CouchBase Certification



     BSc Degree Chemistry.

     Masters Degree Intelligent Architecture

     Degree in Systems Engineering (industrial robotics)

     Degree in Marine Engineering (cyber war and electronic weapons)




     Novell Certified Linux Engineer 9 (Novell CLE 9). SuSE Linux.

     DBA Oracle OCP & Data Warehouse certification

    Oracle GoldenGate certification

     ITIL v3 Foundation certification.


    Career Summary:

    November - 215 - Present

    Trinity College (University of Cambridge).

    Postgresql DBA. This is a part time job because I'm still working remotely for ESO at the same time.

    April 2011 – Present

    European Southern Observatory ESO/NRAO/NAOJ (Garching bei Munchen, Germany)

    Oracle/Sybase DBA ALMA Manager (Oracle Streaming and GoldenGate Administrator). Head Technical Manager and Oracle Engineer ALMA Team. Linux/Unix Engineer. OEM Cloud 12c. Oracle GoldenGate International ALMA team Manager.


    • ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. ESO provides state-of-the-art research facilities to astronomers and is supported by Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Several other countries have expressed an interest in membership.

    • The European Southern Observatory (ESO), together with its international partners (NRAO and NAOJ), is building ALMA. ALMA is the most powerful telescope for observing the cool Universe — molecular gas and dust as well as the relic radiation of the Big Bang. ALMA will study the building blocks of stars, planetary systems, galaxies and life itself. As part of the project ALMA, ESO has designed the infrastructure needed for storing all the information captured by radio telescopes and thus ensure that the information will be available to all scientists. My job is to maintain and manage our infrastructure remotely from the facilities of ESO and from the Max Plank Institute in Munich. I am also responsible for ensuring the replication of data between observatories ALMA in America (Chile) and central node in Germany (Oracle Streaming and GoldenGate Principal Administrator).

    • Together with two more DBAs, I'm also working as SYBASE DBA for the VLT observatory (Very Large Telescope), at ESO. The Very Large Telescope (VLT), the largest telescope on Paranal, is composed of four separate 8.2 m (320 in) telescopes. In addition, the four main telescopes can combine their light to make a fifth instrument, the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). Four auxiliary telescopes of 1.8 m (71 in) each are also part of the VLTI to make it available when the main telescopes are being used for other projects.


    November 2009 – March 2011


    Team Leader Engineering Group. Senior Linux/Unix Administrator, Citrix XenServer and Plesk Site Administrator. Senior Oracle DBA


    • Telvent is currently the second largest data center in Europe, with more than 8000 UNIX / Linux servers with all distributions and flavours.


    Lead Infrastructure Architect for Abengoa Telvent Global Services. Lead Linux/UNIX Architect responsible for technology direction of the virtual delivery and maintenance team supporting various high profile international projects. Responsible for standards and architectural definition of B2B and B2C on-line e-Commerce infrastructure for high profile clients with revenue in the millions; Responsible for recruiting and evaluating potential team members. Process definition, business development and quality assurance for delivery to clients and the development teams.

    Principal Engineer and Team leader (12 Developer and 4 SysAdmin). Responsible for the design of the computing infrastructure (Geo-Cluster Linux based) that will keep my company in the future for the GMMRA project in the desert of Libya for the Libyan Government. This geo-cluster will consist of two data centres located 500 km from each other.

    Responsible for the design of the new infrastructure for GeoCluster agency EFE. This new infrastructure will be based on Linux (CentOS) and MySQL, and distributed between Europe and America.

    Technical Team Leader and Project Manager for the traffic department Project in Dallas (3 Developers and 2 Sysops). Technical technical leader of the design team of cloud computing and cluster NoSQL (hypertables + Hadoop) . Eucalyptus is going to be used in production.


    July 2007 – November 2009

    Google Inc.

    Principal Engineer - Technical Team Leader Linux/Unix Administrator / Cloud Computing / Data Manager / MySQL DBA


    Linux/UNIX Team Lead and support for automation and scripting. Evangelist for Open Source, Automation and Security. Responsible for Unix systems engineering duties, such as server specification, network design for high availability, load-balancing, best security practices, operating system hardening (more). Interface with developers, project managers, operations, line of business and management for technical solutions. Support for operation department. Direct administrative responsibility for diverse, enterprise class group of Unix and Linux servers (over 100 of various flavors: AIX, Solaris, HP-UX and Linux).

    Technical Leader of the group to design, in colaboración with DELL systems, the new Mass Storage Systems for Google applications (Google cloud computing). Code Key SGC. International Project with more than 60 Developers, Sysadmins and DBAs in 5 countries.

    The installation system automated Google Cloud Computing servers based on Puppet. Each project must include the necessary Python module to be integrated into these servers and can be deployed automatically. In all projects I had to work to develop these modules in Python.

    I worked in the design of the Red Hat Cluster Suite installed in the Google data center.

    I also work as a UNIX HPUX and Solaris Administrator where we use Oracle projects and Websphere respectively.

    Monitoring tools: Cacti, Nagios, Nagiosgraph, Acid, MRTG, SNORT, RRDtools. Fedora Directory Server Administrator (Open LDAP). Oracle Data Guard 11g.

    One of the projects I worked on was a collaboration between Google and the Twenty Social Network for the design of its virtualized infrastructure.

    SAN Administrator: (FC, iSCSI and SATA) NetAPP, HP EVA and EMC2 Clarion.

    Expert in clustering (HPC and HA) and virtualization (Xen and VMware Infrastructure 3.x), so I feel strongly about working in all projects where this kind of technology is used.

    • I have a strong understanding of Load Balancing and high availability systems.

    • As the Senior Systems Administrator I am responsible for the server infrastructure and must ensure that systems have a high uptime.

    • MySQL and Postgres: Database and standard normal designer. Clustering High-availability, High-redundancy, High-performance and automatic FailOver. Load Balance. Replication, mirroring, migration with other databases.

    • Xen: Para and Full Virtualization infrastructure with Linux CentOS (kickstart and puppet profiles design).


    December 2006 – July 2007

    Blizzard Entertainment

    Unix/Linux, Networking and Microsoft (2003) Administrator / Principal DBA Manager


    Blizzard is a very large multinational company who works in online gaming sector, so most of my work has to be done in remote distributed servers. I worked on different types of clusters which are my strong skills, most are UNIX and Linux base.


    Work as Principal DBA SQL Server 2005 (clusters), DBA MySQL clusters as well as system administration on various platforms (Windows, UNIX, Linux).

    Our Data Centre is located in Madrid and London joined by Netscreen VPN. I’m the Manager of a group of 12 people who work in Madrid as well as in the UK. Our main Project was the migration to a cluster-based infrastructure of the whole online payment system of the company.



    May 2005 – December 2006

    INTEL Corp (Dublin, Ireland and Johannesburg, South Africa)

    System Integration Engineer /Security Principal Engineer/ DBA MySQL


    Work as integration engineer leader team group (5 members) in mobiles phones networks security. Key member of a small specialized team of Systems administrators responsable of the security of clients data of company Vodacom in Johannesburgo (South Africa).

    Linux and Solaris clusters supporting Mobile Data control environments. Linux (Red Hat) engineer.

    Filtering services across a number of bearers, including SMS, MMS, web and WAP. SMS/MMS/GPRS Analysis tools, GPRS/WAP Content Filtering, SMS/MMS Traffic Analysis, Spam and content filtering, spam-filtering. Oracle RAC administrator. System Backups. MySQL (Linux) DBA .

    • DBA MySQL 5 and LINUX/UNIX System Administrator. SAN Storage Administrator (HITACHI).

    • VPN administrator (Juniper NetScreen and Draytec).


    December 2003 – May 2005


    LINUX/UNIX System Administrator and Team Leader// DBA Oracle/MySQL // SAN Storage Administrator


    Linux administrador principal engineer. All computer system aspects covered including specification, installation, customization and trouble-shooting of hardware and software. Sales engineering and presentations at conferences and shows. HP-UX 9.x to 11i upgrades including Y2K compliance. CDE and X-Window customization. Shell programming. Customer training for application software, including POSIX shell programming and Unix Systems Management. Sales responsibilities including demonstrations and presentations at trade shows and user groups.

    .My responsibilities were the design of the necessary infrastructure, planning for needed hardware, requirements and to manage the engineering group who installedt and configure the entire new platform in production. It was a mixed group of different companies. 3 HP hardware engineers, 5 software engineers of Accenture, 1 engineer of Citrix and 1 more from Randstad.

    Planning, installing and testing farms of Hp blade servers (BL40p and BL20p) with UNIX/Linux in cluster (failover and balance).

    The production and maintenance of all the systems based on UNIX (Sun Solaris over Sun Fire E6900, AIX, HPUX 11 and True64-5a), Linux (SuSE SLES8/9, RedHat 2.1, Debian Woody) with Oracle databases.

    HP Storage Works Enterprise Virtual Array 3000 on hp SAN EVA (hsv100) Senior Administrator. Fibre channel switches.

    All kind of UNIX Clusters: heartbeat, kimberlite, MPI, Beowulf clusters, MOSIX and OpenMOSIX, MC/Serviceguard and moreover Oracle RAC with LINUX-OCFS (SAN), Polyserve FS.

    Communicates with providers and training to other members of staff of all installed software (Apache, Tomcat, Jboss, IDS, snort, MySQL, Check point FW1, and Sonicwall. HP Omniback Secure Store, HP Data Protector, Altiris and VERITAS NetBackup, HP Rapid Deployment Pack, Arkeia), VERITAS Storage Foundation, and Oracle Tuning and Administration on large databases. VMware GSX/ESX.


    June 2001 – November 2003

    SchlumbergerSema Telecom (ATOS Origin)

    Senior LINUX/UNIX System Administrator


    I was worked as Senior Unix/Linux Administrator over all flavours: HPUX, True64, Sun Solaris, AIX, RedHat, SuSE and Debian.

    Under my responsibilities was the installation and maintenance of all kind of UNIX and LINUX servers for production environments. Ksh and Bash scripts.

    Writing manuals and standards of installation and configuración of servers in the company and customers (AMENA and VODAFONE).

    Database Administrator with Adabas over IBM mainframes. Senior Administrator on NetAPP.

    Tuning for parallel processing and high performance AIX and Linux kernels. Honeynet and honeypot over VMware virtual servers.

    I designed, configured and installed alone, the first High Performance Parallel cluster in SEMA (ATOSORIGIN) in the world.

    This cluster (based in Debian) is actually used to maintain the personal time reports with Oracle, Apache and Artemis applications.

    For six months Sema sent me to a Spanish Telecom Company (Madritel) to lead the integration team between Madritel and Retevision (a cable TV company).


    January 2001 – June 2001

    Barclays Bank

    UNIX System Administrator / DBA Informix


    For approximately six months I was working like UNIX System Administration (SCO) and DBA Informix in the Barclays central DATA CENTER.

    I also designed the disaster recovery DATA CENTER in other location in Madrid and the system to replicate data between them.





    Currently I am Founding Member of the Spanish society of cluster studies (Hispacluster). An association dedicated to the designer of new kind of clusters over all kind of S.Os (most UNIX/Linux based). Design, installation and configuration of large clusters systems clusters (High Performance Computing Systems with MPI and MPITCH and High Availability clusters support specialist).


    Also I have a great interest in scientific activities outdoors, being an active component of several astronomical societies (Madrid, Granada and Ireland).

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