Hello

I'm Alexander Snyder

Linux Systems Engineer

  • Industry Experience 15+
  • Address Gilbert, AZ
  • E-mail contact@ThisGuyShouldWorkFor.Us
  • RedHat Satellite, RedHat Enterprise Linux

Technical Skills

Bourne Again Shell (BASH) Expert User
Git/Stash/Bitbucket/GitLab Advanced User
RedHat Linux Advanced User
RedHat Satellite Intermediate User
Python Intermediate User
Ansible/YAML Intermediate User
Chef/Ruby Intermediate User

Work Experience

2021 - Present

Linux Systems Engineer (promoted)

Early Warning Services, LLC.

> Configuration Management (Ansible/Python/YAML) Subject Matter Expert (SME)
> Responsible for creating the CI:CD pipelines used for Linux team automated testing within Bamboo
> Configuration Management (RedHat Satellite) Subject Matter Expert (SME)
> Provide Technical Support and Guidance
> CIS System Hardening
> Participate in 24x7 on call rotation

2020-2021

Senior Linux Systems Administrator (promoted)

Early Warning Services, LLC.

> Configuration Management Subject Matter Expert (SME): Chef/Ansible
> Automation Subject Matter Expert
> Configuration Management (RedHat Satellite v6.7) Subject Matter Expert (SME)
> Provide Technical Support and Guidance
> CIS System Hardening
> Participate in 24x7 on call rotation

2018-2020

Linux Systems Administrator II

Early Warning Services, LLC.

> Install and Configure Linux Systems
> Perform System Maintenance (Patching)
> Linux Volume Manager (LVM)
> Monitor System Performance
> Provide Technical Support and Guidance
> Maintain System Security
> Participate in 24x7 on call rotation

2016-2018

Production Control Analyst III

Early Warning Services, LLC.

> Onboard and maintain production applications for Zelle financial network
> Provide tier 3 support to Customer Implementation Support (CIS) Teams
> Maintain Linux based systems that cater and support the Zelle JAVA infrastructure
> System/Process automation using BASH scripting
> Responsible for maintaining uptime SLAs of 99.5% or better
> Real time log monitoring with Splunk and CLI (tail -f), and AppDynamics
> Provide backup and coverage for Delivery Manager as requested and/or needed
> Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation
> Respond to real-time platform alerts, Priority 1 / Severity 1 incidents
> Participate in real-time troubleshooting with production financial partners
> Participate in disaster recovery planning/drills/actual

Principally tasked with un-obfuscating decades old 3rd party / vendor shell scripts, used for various automation tasks.

Additionally tasked with the infrastructure integrity for all GM Branded websites (chevrolet.com,buick.com, etc,etc).

Providing Expert Level Concierge style private server support (RHEL, Fedora, CentOS CLI, Ubuntu Desktop, and CentOS with WHM/cPanel, CentOS with Plesk).

Virtual Server / Dedicated Hardware Servers (ASA 5505 Firewall, Advanced BIND / DNS Support)

Troubleshooting customer private servers (RHEL, Fedora, CentOS CLI, Ubuntu Desktop, and CentOS with WHM/cPanel, CentOS with Plesk).

Consulting on customer requirements for private virtual servers. Also tasked with completing new customer server sales and existing customer renewals.

Providing telephone sales and support at an entry level for GoDaddy.com Web Hosting.

2011-2011

Tier 1 – Inbound Sales

GoDaddy.com

Providing telephone sales and support at an entry level for all GoDaddy.com products.

(25N) Network switching systems operator-maintainers perform maintenance on electronic switches, control centers, combat radios and other equipment associated with networks. They also use computers to troubleshoot the system when errors occur.

2008-2009

Operation Iraqi Freedom

United States Army

Deployed to Remote Combat Outpost Carver, in support of 2/6 Infantry Battalion, HHC and Alpha Company.

(25F) Network switching systems operator-maintainers perform maintenance on electronic switches, control centers, combat radios and other equipment associated with networks. They also use computers to troubleshoot the system when errors occur.

Example of work available upon request!

Education

2013-2016

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Cisco Networking Education

2010-2011

Network Security

University of Advancing Technology

2009-2009

US Army Individual Training (Reclassification Training)

Nevada National Guard

2006-2007

United States Army Advanced Individual Training

United States Army

Awards & Achievements

2020

Rated as "Exceeding Expectations" (annual employee review)

review available upon request

2009-2011

Honorable Discharge

Nevada National Guard

2005-2009

Honorable Discharge

United States Army

2008-2009

Army Achievement Medal

United States Army

2008-2009

Army Good Conduct Medal

United States Army

2005-2009

National Defense Service Medal

United States Army

2005-2009

Iraq Campaign Medal, Campaign Star Device (2)

United States Army

2005-2009

Global War On Terrorism Medal

United States Army

2005-2009

Army Service Ribbon

United States Army

2005-2009

Overseas Ribbon, Numeral 2 Device

United States Army

      I possess an Inactive SECRET security clearance (inactive or unused for 2 or more years)      

References

  • I have known Alexander, professionally, for over 7 years. Alexander has consistently shown his reliability in all efforts he applies himself to. My company has hired Alexander for several freelance projects and he has never once missed a deadline or other waypoint in a project. I feel I can always depend on Alexander both personally and professionally, and I think you can too!

    jason_zakrin
    Jazon Zakrin Account Manager, Hicken Air, LLC.
  • I have worked with Alexander at Early Warning Services since he started in 2015. His attention to detail and drive for quality is what makes him stand out. Alexander strives to learn and understand the technology around him, completely. He is always trying to learn more about anything in his sphere of influence. Professionally, it is always a pleasure working on projects with him. I would recommend him to any employer, as he would be a valued asset to any company.

    James Froxylia Manager Network Security, Early Warning Services, LLC.
  • Alexander is my best friend. A "brother from a different mother", as it were. I have known Alexander for over 30 years, and this entire time, I have known him to always be an individual that does the right thing, even when nobody is looking. His strength of person and character is the quality that I admire most in him. This is a quality I think most professionals would also value highly.

    Dereck Estrada VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics
  • I have worked with Alexander for over two years now. As his direct Team Leader at Early Warning Services on the Linux team, I can definitely say he is one of the best, honest, and hard working team members I supervise. Alexander always goes above and beyond all expectations. He is always up for new challenges and does not give up until the work gets done. Alexander's expertise at BASH Automation is incredibly useful and a serious asset for our team. It is a pleasure working with him.

    Naj Rahman Team Lead Senior System Administrator at Early Warning

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