Brian Charles Hill
228 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-2450
+1 415-577-3279
bchill@bch.net
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianchill


WORK EXPERIENCE:

WinView, Inc., Redwood City, CA - 2018/04 to present
  • manager: Eric Vaugn, +1 650-533-4179, eric@winview.tv
  • manager: Alan Pavlish, +1 310-666-1253, alan@winview.tv
  • Deployed centralized system management services for over 15 RHEL/CentOS 7 hosts into Amazon EC2 (cloud services), using Synto (CFEngine, rsync, perl, ksh and m4)
  • Integrated configuration for NTP, OpenSSH, Apache, Nginx, Sendmail, BIND, MySQL, Postgres, OpenLDAP, OSSEC, iptables, login shell environment, OS patches & updates (yum & mrepo), nagios, rdiff-backup, and kickstart
  • Migrated gaming application suite from a hosted service to on-premises using the above infrastructure
FastModel Technologies (FastModel Holdings, Inc)., Chicago, IL - 2017/06 to present
  • manager: Randy Waters, +1 510-541-5480, randy@fastmodeltechnologies.com
  • Deployed centralized system management services for over 10 RHEL/CentOS 7 hosts into Amazon EC2 (cloud services) using Synto (CFEngine, rsync, perl, ksh and m4)
  • Planned and assisted in the execution of a project consolidate needless multiple VPCs into one
  • Deployed VPN using OpenVPN to reduce exposure of many services, especially AWS RDS to public IP access
  • Migrated Atlassian all Jira and Confluence assets from Atlassian-hosted to on-premises servers for improved flexibility, lower cost and integration with on-presmises LDAP (OpenLDAP)
  • Improved security by switching users to individual credentials managed via LDAP vs ssh role keys shared amongst a large number of present and ultimately former company associates
  • Integrated configuration for NTP, OpenSSH, Apache, NGINX, Sendmail, BIND, MySQL, OpenLDAP, iptables, jira, confluence, OpenVPN, login shell environment, jenkins, OSSEC, JetBrains Upsource, OS patches & updates (yum & mrepo), nagios, rdiff-backup, and kickstart
BCH Technical Services, LLC, Novato, CA - 1991/6 to present
  • Deploy centralized system management services and provide on-going maintenance
  • Security analysis, performance tuning & monitoring
  • Expert troubleshooting and special projects support
  • Clients with a wide variety of needs
Mobile Gaming Technologies, Inc., Oakland, CA - 2013/03 to 2020-06
  • manager: Mike Reaves, +1 415-939-9619, mreaves@mondobox.com
  • manager: Ed Brennan, +1 408-768-5327, ebrennan@cashbet.com
  • Deployed centralized system management services for over 50 RHEL/CentOS 7 hosts into Amazon EC2 (cloud services), followed by 16 more hardware CentOS/RHEL 6 hosts into a colocation facility Synto (CFEngine, rsync, perl, ksh and m4)
  • Integrated Amazon EC2 factors into Synto to handle seemless centralized system management across traditional colocation-based hardware and cloud computing virtual hosts
  • Integrated configuration for NTP, OpenSSH, Apache, Nginx, Sendmail, BIND, MySQL, OpenLDAP, iptables, login shell environment, OS patches & updates (yum & mrepo), nagios, rdiff-backup, and kickstart & jumpstart
One Kings Lane, Inc. (now Bed, Bath and Beyond), San Francisco, CA - 2010/12 to 2020-06
  • manager: Justin Hill, +1 415-246-2356, justin@onekingslane.com
  • Deployed centralized system management services for over 30 RHEL/CentOS 5 hosts into Amazon EC2 (cloud services), followed by 40 more hardware CentOS/RHEL 5 hosts into a colocation facility and and office-based machine room using Synto (CFEngine, rsync, perl, ksh and m4).
  • Integrated Amazon EC2 factors into Synto to handle seemless centralized system management across traditional colocation-based hardware and cloud computing virtual hosts.
  • Integrated configuration for NTP, OpenSSH, Apache, Sendmail, BIND, MySQL, OpenLDAP, iptables, jira, login shell environment, OS patches & updates (yum & mrepo), nagios, rdiff-backup, and kickstart & jumpstart.
  • Integration testing of RHEL/CentOS 6 with use of newer mainline kernels in progress.

SKILLS & SPECIALTIES:

Complete, Comprehensive UNIX System Administration
  • Extensive experience with SunOS 5 (Solaris 2), Linux (RedHat), HP-UX, Tru64 (Digitial Unix), and Ultrix, AIX, BSD, Irix, SCO
  • Considerable VMS, BSD and Dynix/ptx experience, and substantial Microsoft Windows & MacOS experience
  • Extensive interoperability work between UNIX and other operating systems
  • System administration - user management, file systems (Veritas Volume Manager, Sun Solstice Disk Suite), printing, software installation and licensing (FlexLM, Elm), backups (amanda, Veritas Netbackup, Veritas Backup EXEC, and Legato), security & performance
  • Design - complete strategies for heterogeneous, distributed, single-point of management using all bundled and free tools, including NIS, NIS+, NFS, USC rdist, m4, perl, automounter, xdm, syslogd, sendmail, amanda, identd, tcp wrappers and a suite of fully portable Korn Shell (ksh) scripts for configuring printing, log management and more.
  • Hardware configuration - installation and configuration of cards, peripherals (including printers, disks, cdroms, tape drives monitors, and more) and kernel rebuilds.
Network Services Management
  • DNS & sendmail specialist, plus NFS, NIS, NTP, INN, POP3, IMAP, SNMP, HTTP servers (Apache) and more - site-wide, highly tailored, heterogeneous setup, operation & troubleshooting.
  • Routing experience - router configuration, host routing using gated and mixed protocol networks.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows NT/2000 system management.
Programming, Applications and other Specialties
  • Extensive C, Korn/C Shell, considerable Perl and HTML programming- experience w/, DCL, Fortran, and SQL.
  • Extensive data tape manipulation - ASCII, EBCDIC, ANSI-labeled tapes - "I can read any tape."
  • Instruction - beginning UNIX/VMS, intermediate UNIX in large class and one-on-one tutorials.
  • Experience with Microsoft and other desktop applications
Publications
  • Brian C. Hill, "Priv: Secure and Flexible Privileged Access Dissemination", Proceedings of the 10th Large Installation Site Administration Conference, pp 1-8, Chicago, IL, 1996.
  • Wrote complete documentation for C and oracle SQL assignments and taught lab section of Computer Science Dept. database course for 2 years.
  • Contributed sections on compilers & network tools to campus VMS documentation sold at bookstore.
International Work
  • Have permit to work in Germany.
  • Fluent Spanish and nearly fluent German.
  • Extensive travel experience in Europe and Central/South America.

EDUCATION:

B.S., Computer Science (Minor, Political Science), University of California, Davis - June, 1993

REFERENCES:

Additional client, employment and personal references available upon request.