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José Daniel Céspedes Morales
Linux SysAdmin and Scripter

About

Borned in 1989, grew up in computers age but still get to play soccer games down the street and hide and seek during my childhood.

Fully technical oriented, always learning new technologies and looking to optimize company’s performance and increase productivity, through hard work and excellence. Linux is my passion and to combine it with new and different technologies make my career and experience so far worth it.

I play the guitar, love to ride over the country and enjoy my free time watching movies and listening to rock music.

Work Experience

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
May 2016 – Present
Global Design Consultant / HPSA Linux Engineer
HPSA is a Server Automation tool focused on files sharing, processes automation, compliance, patching, server buildings and maintenance among others. Some of my functions are:
Highlights
  • Build/Decom/Transition/Migrate HPSA infrastructure for customers
  • Troubleshoot (highest level) infrastructure related issues
  • Automate as many HPSA processes as possible
  • Support HPSA issues with Linux core
  • Automate Staging and Production compliance reports
  • Automate health checks on Staging Servers before the ‘go live’
  • Document scripts and HPSA team processes
  • Troubleshoot scripts
  • Create solutions for customer new configurations
  • Train Linux Tier I, II, III Engineers and Midrange Solutions engineers on scripts functions and usage
Experian PLC
February 2015 – April 2016
Linux/UNIX Systems Administrador Senior
Experian is a company that manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making for customers around the world. My daily duties at Experian were:
Highlights
  • Automation for Experian customer solutions like Patching automation (Through BladeLogic jobs) and Patching as a Service (combining BladeLogic, CMDB and Web Services); also patching coordination and execution.
  • Migration, decommission and building of servers.
  • Vulnerabilities remediation and Patches Appliances, storage additions and removals, system performance analysis and optimization, P1's and RCA's for those P1's, network configurations and systems recoveries when systems crash.
  • Identify and suggest new technologies and tools for enhancing product value and increasing team productivity.
  • Collaborate with product management to design, build and test systems
  • Debug and modify OS components and scripts.
  • Collaborate with developers and performance engineers to enhance supportability and identify performance bottlenecks.
  • Develop code fixes and enhancements for inclusion in future code releases and patches.
  • Changes over OS for apps, scripts creation for OS maintenance and optimization.
ALDA Mobile Solutions
September 2014 – September 2015
Chief Technology Operations / Founder
ALDA was a commpany founded by myself and a good friend focused in developing mobile solutions for customers. We created 2 projects, one for the company that was never released and the second one for a private company which made us take the desition of not going further with the company. My responsabilities within the company were:
Highlights
  • Web Site development, management and support.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Android Development.
  • Email management and support (Dovecot and Postfix over Linux and Apache).
  • Server Administrator (Ubuntu VPS hosted in GoDaddy).
International Business Machines (IBM)
June 2013 – September 2014
Systems Administrator (Tiers I, II, III and Cloud)
IBM was the company where I started my professional career as a Systems Administrator, within the company I had 5 diffferent positions, each of them more difficult and with more reponsabilities between each other. My constant effort and excellence made me get the following job positions:
Highlights
  • Cloud Managed Services DNS/LDAP/SASGUI Boarding Engineer for AD-DC's and Ux's based, scripting for new released tools for DNS crossed teams. (January 2014 – September 2014). In this position I used to develop solutions to user accounts for new servers as Identity as a Service model so that customers get their accounts configured their own customized configuration.
  • Unix/Linux SysAdmin Tier III (November 2013 – January 2014). Migration of servers, deployment of servers, patching and remediation among other responsabilities as well as coach Tiers I and II, support their escalations and automate processes the most possible.
  • Unix/Linux Sys-Admin LII (September 2013 – November 2013). LVM tasks as well as support to LI escalations.
  • Identity and Access Management for Linux Systems SME and transitioner (July 2013 – September 2013). Project as SysAdmin LI, the task was to automate the local users and groups creation process and integrate it with the IBM control Systems.
  • Unix/Linux Sys-Admin LI (June 2013 – July 2013). Basic OS support for alerts.
Hewlett Packard (HP)
December 2011 – May 2013
Technical Support Representative IV (Helpdesk)
Hewlett Packard was the first big company I worked for and taught me the work culture of a globalize job, team and lifestyle. My duties as Service Desk technician were:
Highlights
  • Online/e-Delivery based/Chat technical support and applications support.
  • Queue manager for the e-Delivery team.
  • Knowledge base focal for technical articles.
  • Shift Mentor for new colleagues.

Education

  • 2007 Present

    Universidad Nacional (UNA)

    Bachelor

    Information Systems Engineering

Skills

Systems Administrator Engineer
Ubuntu Debian SuSE 11 RHEL && CentOS 5.x, 6.x, 7.x AIX 6.x, 7.x Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 KVM VMWare PowerVM HPSA BMC Server Automation Softlayer
Scripting Advanced
Korn Shell Bash AWK SED GTK, QT and TK C Shell NSH (BMC Server Automation restricted shell) Python Perl (basics) Java Script
Developmet Beginner
Java Desktop Java Mobile Java Web (servlets foundational) C++ (console foundational) C# (foundational) .NET (foundational) PHP (Beginner) XML JSON
Middleware Intermediate
Apache Dovecot Postfix LDAP NGINX SVN GIT NPM (Node JS package manager) Drupal Joomla
Databases Beginner
MySQL (Maria DB) DB2 Oracle SQL PostgreSQL SQLite
Tools Advanced
Microsoft Office Microsoft Project Microsoft Outlook 365 Skype for Business IBM SameTime IBM Lotus Notes Open Office Microsoft Visio

Languages

  • SpanishNative speaker
  • English95%

Interests

Music
Guitars Progressive Rock
Operative Systems
OS Core OS Building OS building customization OS automation