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Senior Director, Manager, CTO, VP, IT, DevOps, Cloud

Johnston, Rhode Island, 02919, United States
May 15, 2019

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Mario Juliano Grande Balletta

PO Box *****, Johnston, Rhode Island, USA - 02919



I will successfully create and manage open source engineering teams, guiding developers, integrators and administrators, to leverage knowledge, skills and expertise, to implement creative and open source solutions, for clients and organizations, in any sector, public or private, and dramatically reduce technology costs, together delivering state of the art technologies. EXPERIENCE


Alex & Ani Corporation

V.P. of IT & Enterprise Business Solutions & CTO

reduced overstaffing and consultants by 47% in less than one year saving over $2 million in resourcing reduced relevant technology vendors by 58% from 53 providers to 31 providers reduced IT budget spending by $2.6 million in less than one year architected e-commerce migration plan to AWS for web services, dbase, shopping cart, social media architected migration plan away from Akamai CDN over to Fastly saving over $1 million annually single-handedly qualifed the organization for PCI from Bank of America & AMEX architected e-commerce improvements leading to 2018 holiday season single day sales record $3M 2005-2018

GTECH Corporation, Providence, RI

Consulting/Principal Infrastructure Engineer & Team Leader for Web Solutions; Patch Management serve as primary member of open source committee

primary lead for all open source proof of concepts brainstorm in design and cost reviews with other stakeholders to align projects with corporate goals spearhead system assembly and hardware staging of project components customize provisioning of all operating systems, third-party middleware, commercial software and internal product suites

audit and secure customer environments to ensure project compliancy with required standards

(SAS70, Sarbanes Oxley, PCI, ISO)

research and design custom solutions as required using open source solutions to fill gaps, reduce costs, and meet special needs

code and script installations for custom deployments maintain open source development frameworks, maven, subversion, git, eclipse maintain open source database strategies for mysql, postgresql, cassandra, create customized software packages using public and private source code employ network based provisioning, upgrading and patch management for global customer base leverage QEMU/KVM, VMWare, XEN to virtualize solutions, including complex requirements conduct security audits and implement system wide hardening procedures to exceed report findings spearhead corporate web initiatives designing customized application delivery platform and infrastructure

deliver projects internationally to foreign clients in 90% traveling position foster excellent relations using advanced fluency in multiple languages and cultural experience create technical library of installation documents and maintain internal wiki sites participate in corporate product reviews and strategy summits deploy and integrate web application environments with jboss, tomcat, java, apache maintain web publishing platforms with cq5, apache felix provide customized geo-location services with quova/loc-ad/maxmind geo-directory servers manage client DNS and domain registrations

oversee operation of centralized client messaging platforms, internet mail & mobile applications deploy customized reporting solutions for government and state agencies manage client PKI solutions using commercial and open source solutions deploy first cloud solution using combined open source and closed source solutions create unattended auto-installing ESX scripts with customized options and virtual machines primary lead for open source cloud solutions, openshift, openstack, cloudstack 2005-2005

MBTA – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - Boston, MA Senior Server Consultant

plan & execute network server operating system upgrades/migrations and perform server consolidations

re-designed, and optimized existing directory services infrastructure, resource database, and implemented site-to-site replication services across LAN/MAN/WAN draft & perform hardware/software upgrade and migration of corporate e-mail & messaging network develop, test and implement desktop user management, inventory, control and reporting system create centralized fault-tolerant & redundant server backup/restore solution for remote sites completed 1.5 years of project hours & labor in under 6 months 2004-2005

Fidelity Investments FISC – Boston & Marlboro, MA

Principal Systems Engineer & E-Mail Security for Investor Communications performed advanced senior level engineering, consulting and support services for design & implementation of secure mail infrastructure

conducted in-depth development & quality assurance testing of all secure messaging components supervised and assisted with rollout of secure mail infrastructure and delivered technical support ensured all components exceeded HIPAA & Sarbanes Oxley requirements delivered first private, encrypted email solution for investors in 3 months, record savings organized conversion of 1000 windows servers to custom Z-linux distribution, in house 2003-2004

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts - Concordant Inc, - Boston, MA Senior Network Consultant

management of multi-platform environment (NetWare 5.x, Solaris 8-9, SCO, Caldera Linux) install, upgrade, migrate, configure, consolidate & optimize large server farm (Compaq, HP, IBM, Dell) design, implement and deploy secure mail messaging platforms (SIGABA, S/MIME, PKI, PGP, TLS/SSL) administer and manage both client and server based anti-spam, anti-virus and content filtering platforms (ClamAV, SpamAssassin, RTBL)

provide level three support and escalation troubleshooting using open source ticketing system enterprise network troubleshooting and support of corporate VPN, Intranet and Extranet services administer enterprise directory services (SUN One, NDS, iPlanet, Site Minder, AD) designed biometric smart card/token solution for roaming personnel using SunFire technology integrated windows based help desk ticketing solution into Solaris & Caldera environments achieved 99.999 uptime on all managed systems resulting in awards SPECIAL SKILLS

Cloud Design, Implementation, Management (AWS, Google Cloud, Cloudstack, OpenShift, OpenStack) Virtualization Design & Administration (QEMU/KVM, XEN, VMWare, Virtual Box) NOS/OS Provisioning & Administration Specialist (RedHat, CentOS, Fedroa, Solaris, BSD, OpenSuSE) Programming/Coding/Scripting (Bash, Perl, Python, JavaScript, Java, HTML, CSS, WordPress) Crypto/Blockchain Ledger (Hyperledger, Drone Code, Node.JS, Ethereum, Monero, Cardano, Bitcoin) Network Security Specialist (Sniffer, CheckPoint, EtherReal, Snort, Wireshark, Nessus) Remote Access Specialist (VPN, RAS, Radius)

Data Storage Specialist (IBM DS, IBM PureFlex, HP, NAS & SAN) Directory Services Specialist (LDAP, FreeIPA, 389, JavaDS, OpenLDAP, NDS) Infrastructure Monitoring (SNMP, Nagios, Zabbix, Syslog, Director, DSA, Tivoli, Nessus, HP OpenView) AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Fedora Linux Project – Contributor & Ambassador ( Free Software Foundation – Member # 11689

The Linux Foundation - Advocate/Student/Contributor OSTUG - Open Source Technology User Group (Roger Williams University) - Founder OSTCG – Open Source Technologies Consulting Group - Founder BUWASG – Brown University Web Applications Security Group BLUG - Brown University Linux User Group

BLUG - Boston Unix Linux User Group (M.I.T.)

RILUG – Rhode Island Linux User Group

IEEE Associate Member


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) EXAM PENDING RedHat RHCE – EXAM PENDING

CompTIA (A+ ; Network+) Server+, Project+ Security+ & Linux+ (Expired) Certified Internet Web Master Associate (CIW-A)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) PENDING

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) PENDING 3COM Certified Network Associate (Master of Network Sciences) Compaq Accredited Systems Engineer (Associate)

Linux Professional Institute Level One Certification (CLP) PENDING Novell Certified Network Administrator (CNA)

Novell Certified Network Engineer (CNE)

Novell Certified Directory Engineer (CDE)

Novell Certified Linux Engineer (CLE)

Master CNE (Connectivity Solutions; Internet/Intranet Solutions; Infrastructure) Novell Certified Internet Professional (CIP - Internet Business Strategies) Novell Certified Net Solutions Professional (CNS)

ISO 9002 Computer Industry Knowledge Certification ISO 9002 Networking Concepts Certification

ISO 9002 Wide Area Networking Technologies Certification ISO 9002 Project Management Certification

ISO 9002 Securing Information Technology Infrastructures M.S. - MIS – 1990

B.S. - Information Systems – 1987

Ph.D. – Information Sciences & Philosophy - 2003


Since 1993, I have been an open source enthusiast, aficionado, advocate, engineer, integrator, instructor, consultant, volunteer, contributor, and evangelist. I have served in many of these roles simultaneously, both in the US and abroad in the private and public sectors. I have utilized my open source background to achieve a variety of goals, such as improved security, dramatic cost savings, interoperability, applications, training, web services, and online gaming. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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