[SASAG] Available for short-term consulting gigs.

Michael T. Halligan michael at halligan.org
Fri Jul 13 15:07:53 PDT 2007

Forgive me if this is an inappropriate posting, but it seems like the  
right place.

I'm currently available for a short-term contract in Seattle,1-4  
months in the greater Seattle area.

Michael T. Halligan
mhalligan at bitpusher.com


- 14 years of IT administration and consulting experience for dozens  
of organizations worldwide
- Extensive experience establishing and scaling IT infrastructure for  
Silicon Valley startups
- CTO of a Managed Services Provider maintaining the web  
infrastructure for over two dozen startups

Professional Interests
- High growth startups
- IT infrastructure design and management
- Rapid scaling solutions
- Configuration Management
- NOC process development
- Monitoring systems
- System and network administration

Technical Skills
- For large, complex, redundant server farms of 500+ nodes
-- Network architecture, analysis, evaluation, design,  
implementation, operation, and management
-- Security architecture, analysis, evaluation, design,  
implementation, operation, and management

Technical Knowledge
- Cisco Network routers and Switches
- Operating systems including UNIX (especially Linux, FreeBSD, OS X)
- Provisioning systems (Autoyast, Kickstart, RHN Satellite,  
Jumpstart, FAI)
- Servers (Intel, AMD, Sun)
- Network Appliances including load balancers, firewalls, storage)
- Virtualization (VMWare, Xen)

Professional Organizations
- USENIX member
- SAGE member
- LOPSA member
- BIZNIK member

Technical Training:
- Red Hat - RH401 February, 2005
- Check Point Firewall Management I May, 2004
- Check Point Firewall Management II May, 2004
- IBM (Attended several WebSphere classes, and an introduction to AIX  
Administration course in 1998)
- Tivoli (Attended several Tivoli Management courses in 1998)

Professional Experience

BitPusher, LLC (San Francisco, CA & Seattle, WA)

Chief Technology Officer
11/2001 through Present

- Specified, managed, and active participated in $500,000 datacenter  
migration, moving BitPusher's technical operations from San Francisco  
to Seattle
- Process development for customer deployments
- Architected and implemented scaleable server platform currently  
managing the development and production infrastructure for over two  
dozen arly-stage Web 2.0 start-ups, and web applications for several  
medium sized corporations.

Kontiki, Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Sr. Systems Consultant
5/2001 - 12/2001

- Specified and implemented QA and development labs
- Purchased and implemented tape library backup solution, using  
Veritas Netbackup
- Designed and implemented a deployment system using CVS, CVSup,  
Redhat kickstart, Solaris jumpstart, and cfengine to create simple  
deployment and updates.

Napster (Redwood City, CA)
Sr. Systems Administrator
8/2000 - 5/2001.

- Sole production systems administrator
- Managed a server farm 500+ servers
- Managed a multi-homed, BGP network pushing 2gb/s of text based data  
- Doubled the physical footprint, number of services, and network  
- Built static download cluster handling, at it's peak, 7 million  
downloads per day
- Engineered mailing list system to deliver company newsletter to 12  
million+ recipients

eLease (idealab! subsidiary, Sunnyvale, CA)
Sr. Systems Administrator
1/2001 - 8/2001

- Implemented fully redundant multi-head NetApp 740 cluster
- Designed and implemented highly-available network with Foundry  
Routers, Foundry Switches, F5 BigIP Load balanacers, Cisco Firewalls  
& VPNs
- Extensive documentation and preparation for PriceWaterhouse Coopers  
Security & Process Audity

Register.com (New York, New York)
Systems Administrator
(7/1999 - 1/2001)
- Developed RedHat Kickstart processes for mass deploying new servers  
in DNS and Hosting divisions
- Managed 7-person Jr. Systems Administration team for on-call rotation
- Designed rack layout and cable management for our 4 datacenters  
spread out over the NJ/NY area
- Wrote scripts to compare the acuracy of our registry with ICANN's  

Internet Unlimited - Hostme.com division (now Fast.net Bethlehem, PA)
Linux Systems Administrator
(3/1997 - 7/1999)
- Documentation for new hires
- Responsible for Physical assembly of servers from component  
purchasing to racking and stacking
- Managed 400+ RedHat Linux servers, and a dozen Solaris Servers
- Wrote Perl based central configuration management system for  
maintaining hundreds of different customer web and mail servers
- On-call support
- Tech support

usbusiness.com hosting (Stroudsburg, PA)
Systems Administrator
(7/1994 - 3/1997)
- Maintained 6 servers in our production server farm
- Deployed and managed 3 Linux and 3 BSD/OS servers
- Wrote web based sign-up, domain management, billing, and email  
scripts for virtualhosting customers
- Managed virtual hosting environment for 1,000+ customers

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