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Civil Engineering Security

Calgary, AB, Canada
October 01, 2019

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Senior Red Hat certified SYSADMIN with +10 years of experience, working on projects, including building new environments. Demonstrates skills and experience in analyzing, troubleshooting, hardening, user management, monitoring, patching, installation, configuration and decommissioning of Linux systems. Experience working on client and enterprise server environments. Excellent in English, French and Spanish. Fast learner, self-motivated, career and goal oriented, great Team Lead, Teacher and motivator. Work well with CentOS, RHEL Ubuntu, fedora, windows, active directory, cloud, aws, SUSE and VMware Esxi.Work with 2,000+ servers.



Senior Linux Systems Administrator – Team Lead (Nov 2014-Present)

Organize weekly status meetings with Team Members, System Owners, DBAs System Admins, giving Briefings on the systems including any SR for that week on my Assigned systems.

Submitting weekly and monthly Status Reports to my supervisors.

Advise and assist System Owners and management in processing assessments and obtaining authorizations for assigned systems/applications monitors, to ensure relevant policies are followed.

Assist with the development and maintenance of security policies, standards, and guidelines, on security awareness materials.

Troubleshoot file system issues, grub functions. conceive shell scripts for automating file systems administration and cron jobs for disk management, process management, and server reboots.

Monitoring System Performance of Virtual and Physical servers, memory and Swap Space using Nagios and Xymon.

Managing system storage resources and security by implementing LVM for disk utilization, logs alert and CPU utilization of Dev/Test/Prod environments.

Sound understanding of Linux internals, in the aspects of Installation/configuration of physical and virtual servers, creating and managing user accounts, Troubleshooting problems related to applications in Dev/Test/Prod Server environments, System Hardening, Monitoring, perform system patches for security, update and bug fixes, backup/restore and Scripting, Apache website and Virtual hosting.

Knowledgeable in Encryption with GPG generated keys and creating of self-signed certificates using OpenSSL command to transfer very sensitive data from server to clients.

Experience with Internet technologies and Proficient with Network Protocols such as DNS, NTP, TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP. Configuration of Static IP, DCHP and IPtables addressing.

Experience working with automated configuration management tools, like Chef and Ansible.

Team lead for LDAP, Virtual Hosting, LAMP and KVM platforms implementation and file sharing project via Samba and NFS.

Proficient in managing and configuring Virtual Machines/servers in VMware workstation and VMware ESXi as well as decommission of virtual clients and virtual servers.

Experience administering JIRA and JIRA Service Desk

Support remote access through Citrix, Putty and MobaXterm. Provide timely solution to users and Datacenter Migration Projects.

Knowledge in using API’s in Python. Mastery of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Systems Security Administration, Role Based Access Control and Sudo. Root password recovery.

Managed biweekly optimization team meetings to address and resolve performance-related issues. Implementing and resolving standard file permissions.


Linux Systems Administrator (Feb 2009-Oct 2014)

Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using commands like snoop, traceroute, nslookup.

Setup computers on the network. Configure and implement network interfaces.

Day-to-day functional administration tasks, as well as application-specific technical support.

Provide 24x7 hardware and software support for workstations, entry and middle-range servers and storage products.

User management, Creating and managing user account, groups and access levels.

Control the System Logging services and examine system Log Files of all system events, Creating, Mount and Unmount File Systems.

Experienced with remedy ticketing system.

Knowledge of Symantec professional services.

Variety of duties and technical tasks structured to assist and facilitate solutions.

Conduct problem solving projects related department workflows.

Manage file systems and ZFS quotas, reservation and automatic NFS – share of directories.

Maintain and troubleshoot network connectivity.

Troubleshoot File Systems and Disk Management

Install and configure Apache web server and set up virtual hosts on the web server. Installation and configuration of Linux using both interactive and kickstart/jumpstart.

Basic knowledge in Bash shell scripting.

Kernel visualization management.

SELinux management.


Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Bachelor of Applied Petroleum Engineering Technology.

Dynamic Tech Academy, Maryland, USA.

Red Hat Linux Administrator Training and Certification. (Cet. # 190-226-100)

National Advanced School of Public Works Buea-Annex, Cameroon.

Higher National Diploma (HND), Civil Engineering.

Government High School Mamfe, General Science, Cameroon.

High School Diploma.

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