Open source enthusiast, linux/unix devops and sysadmin with focus on infrastructure, AWS cloud computing, clustering and high availability.

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Husband and father, in love with the ocean, MotoGP and F1. When not playing with my home computer lab or doing my usual DevOps and Sysadmin stuff at Encompass Corporation I spend my time outdoors with my family, at the beach or riding my motorcycle.

Recent work history

  • DevOps at ENCOMPASS Corporation, Sydney, Australia (March 2013 - Current)
  • Technical Support Analyst OT&I at AUSGRID (IBM), Sydney, Australia (Sep 2011 - Feb 2013)
  • Global Support Engineer at OPENWAVE Systems, Sydney, Australia (Jan 2010 - Aug 2011)
  • 3G BSS Engineer-eTechnology at ERICSSON (HMS), Sydney, Australia (Mar 2006 - Dec 2009)
  • BSS/NMC Engineer at COSMOFON MTS, Skopje, Macedonia (Jun 2003 - Feb 2006)

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Areas of expertise

  • Systems design and administration
  • Telecommunications
  • Linux and Unix (Solaris) system administration
  • 3G BSS applications support
  • J2EE and Web applications support and administration
  • HA (High Availability), load balancing and clustering
  • AWS design, support and administration
  • Virtualization


  • Configuration management: CloudFormation, Ansible, Terraform, cloud-init
  • Virtualization: AWS, KVM (libvirt), VMWare, OpenStack, LXC, Proxmox, Docker, Kubernetes
  • HA and LB: HAProxy, Apache2 (mod_jk, mod_proxy), Heartbeat, Keepalived, IPVS, Corosync, Pacemaker, DRBD, iSCSI, ZFS, LVM, RAID
  • J2EE and Web server: Weblogic 8.1, 9.x, 10.x application server, Apache2 web server, Tomcat, Nginx
  • Database administration: PostgreSQL, Oracle 9/10/11g, MySQL, SleepycatDB, LDAP, MongoDB
  • OS and computer network administration: TCP/IP, UNIX (Solaris 8,9,10), Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat, Fedora, CentOS), Windows (2000/2003, NT, 98)
  • Programming and web design: Perl, Perl/Tk, Shell scripting, SQL, HTML, CSS, CGI, JavaScript, JQuery

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