Philip Brown
5353 Josie Ave
Lakewood, CA 90713

I am a system administrator/software engineer, with a wide range of experience in both the administration and programming field. On the SA side, I have 8 years of UNIX system administration,and am a Sun Certified Solaris 8 network admin.

I take setting up internet/intranet servers a lot more seriously than "lets put up a web server". I believe in methodical configuration and deployment of systems across the board, since today's experimental server may suddenly become tomorrow's critical server.

In addition to admin experience, I have done a lot of programming, which helps me interface with developers better. Some of my programming projects have been solaris device drivers, which gives me a better insight into the Solaris internals. My knowlege of Solaris is also represented by my Solaris certifications: I have passed all of the three Solaris exam levels Sun currently offers.

For a sample of my C programming, you can look at my free "kdrill" program. There have been over 30,000 downloads, and the program is also distributed on the "debian linux" CD-ROM. I also have Java programming experience.

I also have strong shellscripting experience, and can mentor others; a search for "ksh tutorial" (with quotes) brings up my website as the #1 link.

Thank you for your interest.

Philip Brown
phil@bolthole.com

Summary of skills

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND PLATFORMS

C, C++, java, SQL, Sybase, Oracle,LISP, lex, yacc, awk, csh, sh & ksh scripts, Xaw, Motif, MS-windows GUI programming

PROTOCOLS AND SERVICES

HTTP, SMTP, NFS, DNS, NIS+, RAID, DHCP, JumpStart, Veritas Cluster

SOURCE CODE CONTROL

SCCS, RCS, CVS, Sun Workshop

OPERATING SYSTEMS USED

Solaris, SunOS, MS Windows NT, OS9, MacOS, MS-DOS, MS Windows, RS-DOS, Cisco IOS

FIREWALLS

Checkpoint FW-1, SunScreen, IP-filter, General security

CERTIFICATES & DEGREES

B.A. in CIS (Computer Science): UC Santa Cruz
Solaris Administrator Level I
Solaris Administrator Level II
Sun Certified Solaris 8 Network Administrator

PROJECT SKILLS

Teaching junior team members
Capacity planning
Performance analysis
Co-chair of the UNIX Association of Southern California, LA

OTHER COMPUTER SKILLS

NIS+, NFS, Jumpstart, DNS, HTML, NTP, SKIP (security/encryption), Cisco, Ascend, Sun Net Manager (SNMP management)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

French (8 years, elementary through high school, passed AP exam)
Japanese (passed first year UC Berkeley extension course)

WORK EXPERIENCE

University of Southern California (January 2004 - present)

Solaris System Administrator/Architect
Varied high level technical responsabilities

MySmart.com (May 2001 - Oct 2001)

Contractor (UNIX/Solaris System Administrator)

A wide range of responsability, including:

Collective Technology (May 2000 - March 2001)

Consultant [Full time W2 employee of Collective Technology, a consulting company]

[Varied responsibilities, including day to day administration. The highlights are extracted here]

Satisfusion.com

[unnamed startup company]
Boeing Satellite Systems
E-Perception.com

Merisel Corp (July 1998 - April 2000)

Solaris System Administrator

Primary responsability to keep the warehouse application and database servers running. (Solaris, ultra 1s through E3000s). These are "mission-critical servers". For every 10 minutes the system was down, was money that the company lost. All filesystems and database partitions mirrored. Pagers required at all times.

I spearheaded getting general and historical systems knowledge onto an internal WWW server, as well as maintaining my department's own DNS subdomain and sendmail-based mail server. IMAP was used to retrieve email.

Additionally, my broad knowledge base was utilized to put together an enterprise-wide systems monitor. This covered a wide variety of systems,from database, ftp, email, to SAP monitoring. I wrote a custom java front end, integrated with background multi-process ksh and sql monitoring scripts.

I was also effectively put in charge of the company firewall.

Aegis Star Corp(July, 1994 - June 1998)

System administration and programming (strong in both)

Primarily Solaris flavor of unix, with initial SunOS deployment. I was responsible for all UNIX functionality, both on the development, and production networks (24x7 uptime required) Summary of experience:

Developed significant parts of custom internal software. Development included work with MIME(rfc1521), and tcp/ip communications. Also wrote programs designed to copy and archive all incoming email. This required integration with sendmail, and a separate database. (ndbm-format). Miscellaneous shellscripting was also necessary, for a wide variety of functions.

I was also occasionally subcontracted to a large client, (Fortune 1000 company) to help them with their email systems.

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