Charlie Creed

  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, GB

Work History

Work History
2007 - May 2014

Data Centre Technician (Unix/Linux Specialist)

SAFENAMES LIMITED
Install and maintain servers as our customers grow. Respond, action and resolve requests / faults logged both internally and externally. Install and configure switches, servers, routers and network hardware. Senior role in resolving issues with the operating system UNIX and the different distributions branching off from UNIX. • Support the administration, monitoring, backup/recovery, problem determination and resolution (break/fix), and general technical support, configuration and maintenance of all data center systems such as: Servers, SAN Storage, NAS Storage, Tape Back-up Systems, Operational Tools and similar systems. • Perform Unix installation and configuration and troubleshoot server OS and hardware issues • Monitor, report and address capacity planning and load balancing issues. • Provide backup, restore, and disaster recovery planning and deployment utilizing industry standard toolsets. • Implement standard new storage technologies (e.g. fiber switches, disk arrays, archiving tools, backup/restore platforms). • Maintain high level of availability and support in accordance with SLA's managing BGP4 transit back-bones. • Write technical documentation related to UNIX standards, installation procedures, and support scripts for personnel. • Works in conjunction with remote Operations teams to provide detection and recovery of system outages, problems, and faults. • Responsible for ensuring that trouble tickets, daily reports, logs and changes are completed. • Implement storage and network solutions for secure and reliable management of data center systems. • Installation of applications and other software. • Proven experience in UNIX system administration, 7+ years. • 2-7 years experience in SQL/T-SQL, Perl and Unix Shell programming, and computer networking. • Medium ability in .NET C# programming.
2005 - 2007

DIRECTOR

GETPRO INTERNET SERVICES
Set up my own IT Company from home on a part time basis whilst still at college. Servicing existing web hosting clientele while establishing new business in both the private and corporate sectors. Responsible for development and deployment of Unix Servers for both private and corporate clientele. Diagnose and correcting hardware and software configuration issues. Deployment of 120 self- owned Dell servers into data centers located in London Docklands, while configuring UNIX based applications such as Apache, PHP, MySQL and any other related UNIX applications. Applied to RIPE for my own AS number and /23(512 IP range) and started routing with BGP4 and peering with open exchanges which already existed inside what was known as IP House(now owned by Fido) with my own routing equipment located in London, Docklands, Telia being my main global transit provider and Goscomb & Datahop being used mainly for partial routes within Europe.
2004 - 2005

Technical Services Adviser

MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
During College holidays through work experience initiative. Diagnose and problem solving numerous and varied technical issues with PC users within the Council. Involved in development and deployment of new systems and upgrades of software. Made adjustments and repairs to multiple servers located within the Council.

Education

Education
1998 - 2007

BEDFORD SCHOOL PRIVATE

Skills

Skills

Bash scripting

G++

OpenVPN

Asterisk

Reverse Engineering

Ciphers

Encryption

Tor

IP VPN

.NET Compact Framework

C#

Microsoft Visual Studio C++

IP Transit

Peering

BGP

DDoS Mitigation

Surveillance

IP CCTV

SAN

NAS

Cloud Computing

CSS

PostgreSQL

Penetration Testing

Wireshark

Mono

PHP

HTML

JavaScript

Microsoft Active Directory

LAMP

Microsoft SQL Server

MySQL

Apache

Nagios

VMware ESX

Scripting

Programming

Security

Strong TCP network knowledge

Solid Unix systems admin all distributions

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Customer Service