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Jeff Hallyburton

Senior Strategic Engineer at Bloomip, Inc.

  • Ashveville, NC
  • (919) 599-1435

IT Professional with a specialization in Infrastructure Development.  6+ years experience designing, prototyping, and implementing custom Linux and Cloud infrastructure for fast moving start-ups.




  • AWS
  • Openstack
  • RHEL 5/6/7
  • Ubuntu
  • IOS
  • ScreenOS
  • FortiOS
  • FreeIPA 
  • Ansible
  • Nagios
  • Sensu
  • Git
  • Agile
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Ruby
  • Bash


  • Collaborated to develop a Hardened AWS infrastructure for NIST and SOC 2 Compliance.
  • Implemented Centralized Authentication systems for multiple companies based on FreeIPA.
  • Developed a multi-site master-master monitoring system based on Nagios with configuration changes tracked via internal Git.
  • Wrote Perl and later Python APIs connecting Openstack to Nagios for managing dynamic workloads.
  • Wrote Ruby API for generating Excel reports from Nagios livestatus data.


May 2016Present

Senior Strategic Engineer

Bloomip, Inc.

Responsible for submitting technology proposals for adoption.  Implemented new technologies from discovery / research phases through to production.

  • Planned and Developed a Centralized Authentication system including: 
    • Central Auth
    • Two Factor Auth
    • Single Sign On
  • Planned and Developed an out of band monitoring system based on Sensu, Ansible, and custom metrics.
  • Overhauled systems provisioning by introducing Ansible.  Replaced all existing PXE post-installation and configuration scripts with Ansible playbooks.
Nov 2014April 2016

Strategic Systems Engineer

Bloomip, Inc.

Leveraged new and existing technologies to provide infrastructure solutions for fast moving start-ups. Tasked with prototyping, developing, and supporting new technologies for introduction. 

  • Part of a team of 2 engineers to develop a Hardened AWS infrastructure for NIST and SOC 2 Compliance.
  • Introduced new technologies into engineering workflow including Git and Ansible.
  • Developed custom, in-house solutions for Hardened FTP (FTP + SSL) and SSH without SCP capability.
  • Developed a reporting API to streamline Nagios alerts for Datacenter Technicians.
April 2014Oct 2014

Systems Administrator

DataNet IT (Cisco)

Sysadmin for a large provider of network technology. Responsible for maintaining labs, resolving system issues, and developing new monitoring and reporting systems.

  • Implemented monitoring for lab environments (Nagios).
  • Developed auto-discovery tool for lab monitoring based on NMAP (Ruby).
  • Developed scripts for generating Excel reports from Cloud usage data (MySQL, Ruby, VMWare).
  • Developed support scripts to assist with migrating legacy Linux systems to Active Directory. 
MarCH 2010AprIL 2014

Systems Engineer

Bloomip, Inc.

On-site engineering support for growing startups.  Responsibilities include day to day systems administration, help desk support, resolving business level emergencies and development of new systems.

  • Designed and developed a next generation High Availability monitoring system based on Nagios.
  • Wrote and maintained scripts for Configuration, Email, Backups, and Automation.
  • Wrote and maintained custom Nagios SNMP plugins (Perl). 
  • First response to client issues ranging from server configuration to user access control and system troubleshooting with in-depth analysis provided on request.
  • Day to Day administration of 200+ Linux / Windows servers.



Bachelor of Arts in History

University of North Carolina at Asheville