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Jeff Hallyburton

Senior Strategic Engineer at Bloomip, Inc.

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.

Platforms

Technologies

Languages

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

Accomplishments

  • 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.

History

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.

Education

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Bachelor of Arts in History

University of North Carolina at Asheville