A conscientious UNIX & Linux Systems Administrator with an eye for detail. I've worked for one of the world's biggest outsourcing companies and several of the world's biggest financial organisations, I've also worked for one of the largest Law Firms in the world, a member of the Magic Circle no less. I have over 10 years experience
A conscientious UNIX & Linux Systems Administrator with an eye for detail. I've worked for one of the world's biggest outsourcing companies and several of the world's biggest financial organisations, I've also worked for one of the largest Law Firms in the world, a member of the Magic Circle no less. I have over 10 years experience of administering Solaris and various Linux OS's, namely Red Hat\SUSE. I am also proficient in Symantec technologies such as Netbackup, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Volume replicator and Veritas Volume Manager. During my time in these Technical roles I have developed a large and varied skill set including System Design, Build, Support, Consultative roles and various short term cross company assignments. I hold two recognised technical qualifications, Sun Certified System Administrator V9 and HPUX Certified System Administrator.
Specialties: HPUX Versions 11.0 - 11.23, Solaris Versions 8 and 9, Solairs Version 10, Red Hat V4 - V5, SUSE Enterprise 10, and 11, SUN SPARC Enterprise Servers T Class, SUN SPARC M Series, HP9000 Servers, HP Superdome, HP Blades, Veritas NetBackup 6.5, Veritas Cluster Server 5.0, Veritas Volume Replicator 5.0, Veritas Volume Manager 5.0
Unix Linux System Administrator @ From July 2015 to Present (4 months) London, United KingdomUnix Linux System Administrator @ I work in the Infrastructure Hosting Team within Group Technology, RBC. My primary focus is the UK Unix environment consisting of 650 Red Hat Linux and 40 Solaris servers running various workloads including the Market Data feeds, trading platforms (automated global arbitrage, European bond trading etc.) along with the critical infrastructure applications (mailhosts, secure file feeds etc.)
My tasks include providing engineering and design input to application teams, automation using scripting, trouble shooting and fixing performance issues, providing technical project specification and implementation, documentation, proactive maintenance, liaising with business teams.
I'm currently working on a data centre migration project involving the migration of Investment & Treasury Services hosts from Madrid to London, includes P2V, V2V and the provisioning of over 100 supported RHEL Virtual Machines.
In my time at RBC my major achievements include:
• Managed the complete roll out of updated Linux system monitoring metrics to the UK and APAC Unix regions to replace legacy monitoring configuration and thresholds, included writing and updating various nagios scripts (shell, perl)
• Migration of Legacy ftp/sftp infrastructure from Solaris 10 to RHEL 6 servers. Over a 1000 daily file feeds were migrated to a new virtual environment running RHEL6, due to the importance of these ‘feeds’ it was imperative that any migration was accomplished with minimal impact. This was achieved with careful planning and a managed communication approach so all clients knew of the change and how to comply.
• To align RBC’s UK Oracle Infrastructure with Oracle’s support offerings I’ve ensured the required support coverage is in place and configured all hosts to take advantage of Auto Service Request and the proactive support services offered by Oracle, this has ensured that the UK’s Oracle Unix infrastructure now exceeds all compliance targets. From July 2014 to July 2015 (1 year 1 month) London, United KingdomUnix/Linux System Administrator @ I worked in the UNIX Support Team with the responsibility for the day-to-day system management of approximately 6000 Global UNIX systems (Solaris, SuSE Linux, AIX). These systems resided on a mix of physical and virtual hosts comprising a vast array of different vendors (HP, Oracle, Fujitsu, and SUN) and models with virtualisation technologies from VMware to Solaris Zones. Day to day administration included the core Veritas product range as well Oracle, Exadata and EMC SAN technologies. Duties included attending Incident Management bridge calls as the Level3 UNIX Technical Analyst to ascertain business impacting problems with UNIX hosts, attending IM reviews calls to recommend and review service improvements following the ITIL framework. I also liaised heavily with outsourced Level1 UNIX resource and offshore Level2/3 teams providing guidance, support and key documentation to all. Deutsche Bank ran a Global Support Model utilising a ‘follow the sun’ model.
Other Key Level3 tasks I undertook included:
• NIS SME for UK NIS Domains
• I was heavily involved in Deutsch Bank's Command Centre, It provided an early warning system and a rapid response to critical business impacting events, it brought together all technology teams, client services teams and business areas, we worked together to provide early responses and fixes to developing issues across DB’s IT environments. The Command Centre program developed and started in the UK and won DB’s Technology Excellence award for 2013.
• As Global Unix Lead for Solaris Hosting Service (SHS) I worked closely with Unix Engineering, the SHS Product Team and other DB Technology teams to provide Unix guidance, change and standards signoff, the SHS environment comprised of over 500 Solaris VCS clusters providing fully managed DR ready Solaris Zones to the business.
• I Provided Global Unix Operational Escalation coverage for both clients and all Unix SA’s in the absence of the L3 Team Leads. From March 2011 to July 2014 (3 years 5 months) London, United KingdomUNIX System Administrator @ Working for the Unix Support Team at Clifford Chance LLP I provide HP-UX v11.11 and Solaris 10 Unix & SUN hardware expertise. The Unix Support Team is responsible for providing support to the business areas of CliffordChance for two SUN Solaris 10 environments. The first environment, which was recently migrated from HP9000 and HPUX to SUN hardware and Solaris 10, is an Oracle eBusiness Suite (10G) and Keystone Professional Application, these are core to the Global Practise Management System (GPMS) The second is a Oracle 10G based Application Suite (running Oracle RAC) providing support to the “File As You Go” (FAYG) Application, which is an in-house matter filing application. These environments comprises some 60 systems (v890,v440,v240,T2000,T5220,M5000 and M9000) distributed between the UK and Germany. As part of a small internal team I provide both support and project resource to Clifford Chance. From September 2007 to March 2011 (3 years 7 months) UNIX System Administrator @ I worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, for the Group Technology Division, My duties included the provisioning of UNIX hosts both virtual and physical, HP-UX and Solaris, to the various business divisions of the RBS Group. Working to a strict project framework I delivered UNIX Systems to RBSG that were fit for purpose and ready for production status.
• During the 1st half of 2007 I successfully delivered a project to relocate several online banking systems for The Ulster Bank (Part of the RBSG) to our Edinburgh Data Centre. The project included building four HP vPars on an SuperDome frame to standard RBS HP-UX 11i builds including configuration of Storage (EMC DMX) and scripted system backups via BCV/Legato Networker.
• I worked on the successful deployment of a new Peoplesoft HR environment which was deployed on E25K/Solaris 10 utilising the new Solaris Zone technology.
• Other projects have included the provision and configuration of an extra 600GB of EMC storage to RBSG’s Data Warehouse system. This project presented several technical challenges as the Data Warehouse environment has 7 copies of the production data by way of BCV copies for other DR/Test environments to utilise, the copies had to be synced with production and the LVM configuration updated on each DR/test environment. From September 2006 to September 2007 (1 year 1 month) UNIX System Consultant @ BSG is an integrated IT practice, designing, deploying and operating IT solutions for its clients. I was employed as a UNIX Systems Consultant, providing UNIX administration and consultancy services to BSG’s customers. I provided 2nd line HPUX Consulting/Administration for COINS, a fully integrated business information system designed for the construction industry. My duties included consulting with COINS customers on their system design and implementation, system build through to go live and UNIX administration to their customers, administration included providing ISO9000 technical documentation. My duties also included providing UNIX Administration for BSG’s Sun Solaris and Linux customers, duties included day to day UNIX admin, including system builds, patch management, user admin, filesystem, print management and shell script writing. As a SUN Microsystems partner BSG provided 1st and 2nd Line support for its customers as such I was required to provide Solaris support for a wide range of companies. From July 2005 to September 2006 (1 year 3 months) HP-UX Systems Consultant @ Capgemini UK plc provides IT Consultancy and outsourcing services for multiple international companies. I was contracted out as a UNIX Administrator at major clients. During my last two yeas at Capgemini I was technical lead working on T-Mobile’s SAP environment, I led a team of four providing HPUX System Administration to two ServiceGuard Clustered 64-Way Superdomes and associated test and development servers. Technologies included HPUX 11i, Legato Networker, M/C ServiceGuard. As a team we provided 24x7 systems support to the business and the SAP support teams.During November 2004 I was seconded to Capgemini North America to provide HPUX security consultancy for a high profile utilities client in Canada. Whilst I was there I was required to provide the client with an in-depth security audit of their HPUX environment providing recommendations to help secure their enterprise systems. I had regular involvement in the full project lifecycle of outsourcing deals. From December 2000 to July 2005 (4 years 8 months) Unix Systems Programmer @ Integris is a division of Bull Information Systems, which provides the support to Lloyds of London’s Insurance Market Systems in addition to Internal Policy and Claims Systems. I worked in a Unix Systems Administrator/Programmer role in a team which supports all OS’s across all platforms used within these systems. • Unix System Administration support to the BBC/Envision NCR Teradata Warehouse • Supported 5 HP-UX based systems available to over 200 Lloyds users and 300 market users • System and network administration for an MP-RAS Unix based system supporting 300 users • 2nd line System administration to two IBM’s Aix based systems and Lloyds IBM MVS/OS390 systems From December 1999 to November 2000 (1 year) Systems Programmer @ I joined the Technical Services dept in January 1998 as a Junior Systems Programmer working in the Operating Systems Team. I quickly progressed to Systems Programmer in April 1999 continuing to provide Technical Support and System Administration to the Lloyds of London Systems. My roles and responsibilities were then integrated into Bull Information Systems when Lloyds Of London outsourced its IT Division. From January 1998 to December 1999 (2 years) Trainee Operator/Operator/Senior Operator @ Operated Lloyd's mainframe, an IBM 9672/R44, my duties as a Senior Operator included, ensuring systems are online, assisting helpdesk and users, training staff, organising weekend schedules, working weekends, monitoring systems, dealing with system problems and recovery support for overnight batch work From January 1995 to January 1998 (3 years 1 month)
Daniel Neeves is skilled in: Veritas Volume Manager, Solaris, Veritas Cluster Server, Unix, Servers, Shell Scripting, System Administration, Veritas, Solaris Zones, ITIL, Virtualization, Red Hat Linux, Infrastructure
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