Systems Architect and Open Source enthusiast with 10 years of professional experience and another 10 as an advanced hobbiest. Currently specializing in scalable, secure systems and network appliances powering the world's best professional network at LinkedIn handing web server traffic, service alerting, and load balancing caches across datacenters. I've designed "drop-in" Business Management Systems for small to
Systems Architect and Open Source enthusiast with 10 years of professional experience and another 10 as an advanced hobbiest. Currently specializing in scalable, secure systems and network appliances powering the world's best professional network at LinkedIn handing web server traffic, service alerting, and load balancing caches across datacenters. I've designed "drop-in" Business Management Systems for small to large companies as well as custom software design for one-off integration. Most appliances are written in PHP/Python/SQL backend with an HTML/CSS/JS front-end. Typically asked for full stack development, I'm intimately familiar with all levels of development.
"Site Up" is the mandate of an SRE which includes keeping servers running, ensuring application instances are stable and efficiently communicating with database servers and failover or failout is a quick, painless process.
Always looking for a way to improve a user's experience in any way possible whether it's in changing the UI/UX for a smoother, more productive flow or in optimizing / restructuring the back-end to reduce hardware costs and improve performance. Integrity and Humor are my key tenants. Working for what's right brings great talent to the office, being able to laugh at the end of the day keep them coming back.
Internally driven and motivated to understand everything in this great industry and amazing universe. Self educated and moderated I've honed my skills through hacking, experimentation, working in a variety of server environments and as much literature as I can get my hands on. A day you don't learn something is a day you've wasted.
Senior Engineer, Site Reliability @ Primarily responsible for availability and stability of monetization services for LinkedIn's Professional Networking Framework. Consulting with Engineers and Developers to guarantee new services and products produced are not only extremely responsive but also highly scalable and always available. Creating tools for monitoring, managing and repairing a wide variety of software and services running on Linux servers. Diagnosing and correcting performance latency or instability quickly. Providing clear postmortem reports to identify root causes and long term corrections. From January 2015 to Present (10 months) Mountain View, CAOwner @ Linux Systems and Software Architecture consultant. Services available by referral only. Focus is primarily on software integration between disparate systems, creation of middle-ware for API translation, monitoring and security auditing and reconciliation, and Web Application development.
Mid Tier: Java, Scala, Python, PHP
Data Tier: Kafka, SQL, Multivalue/NoSQL/Document From July 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Arlington, TXSenior Programmer @ Redesign of primary Dealership Enterprise Resource Planning application web interface and factory communications suite using Symfony PHP Framework, Multivalue Databases and Relational SQL Databases.
Submitted redesign of externally facing website, internal company portal and support helpdesk managing 150k tickets.
Network Architecture redesign and Administration. Domain Restructuring and Maintenance. From October 2012 to December 2014 (2 years 3 months) Arlington, TXGeneral Manager @ Responsible for the company market presence.
Providing new solutions to current work flow issues.
Maintaining databases, servers, workstations and networking equipment in small to large businesses.
Maintaining company financial statements and cash flow.
Managing company goals and funding.
Teaching and guiding other employees to maximize their efforts. From August 2010 to October 2012 (2 years 3 months) Reno, NVLead Drafter / IT Manager @ Managed all the drafting computers, company website, company email, document standards.
Drafted and designed residential and commercial structures as well as conducted on-site inspections and repairs. From June 2005 to March 2010 (4 years 10 months) Reno
Brian Wilcox is skilled in: Red Hat Linux, Debian/Ubuntu, Network Security, Network Administration, Graphic Design, Website Development, Joomla, Drupal, PHP, AJAX, Quickbooks, Photoshop, Inkscape, VMware ESX, VMware, VirtualBox, Apache, Windows Server, Cisco IOS, Adobe Acrobat, MySQL, Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Server Architecture, SugarCRM, Microsoft Exchange, Network Design, Backup Solutions, Windows, Servers, Linux, Databases, Troubleshooting, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Customer Service, Project Management, Management, Strategic Planning, Networking, Unix, Web Development, Security, Python