Who am I and what do I do?
A person with a keen interest in technology, business, and networking.
I am an energetic person with keen interest in the study and functioning of computers and networking, with extensive practical experience of working with computers and resolving any support issues that are raised to the service desk. Possessing effective organizational skills and excellent working knowledge of networking technologies and having a commitment to keep up to date with the latest developments.
Cisco Networking Academy
2013 - 2015
Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager.
CompTIA IT Certifications
2013 - 2015
CompTIA A+, Networking+ & Security+ for IT administration & Management.
Technical Team Lead
Ferullo Gaming Corp.
June 2012 - Present
With over 900,000 unique players playing on their games, Ferullo Gaming operates the most unique indie games. I perform many duties here: all aspects of design, implementation, support, and repair for a complex virtualized environment and all supporting infrastructure (network and storage).
System Admin & DevOps
Grand Theft Minecart
July 2017 - Present
Conducted all of the following: Managing Servers (Debian8, Tmux), installation and setup of Bitbucket server, Nexus OSS and Maven (migrated to Jenkins CI), setup and management of Observium for remote monitoring, updating developer access keys for remote server access, and on-call Linux server maintenance and monitoring.
Senior System Engineer
January 2016 – July 2016
I was responsible for maintaining day-to-day operations managing over 250 game servers for over 1 million active users. Conducted all of the following: Machines set up and OS configuration (CentOS & Debian & Windows), established operational objectives and work plans and delegated assignments to members of the team, execute and maintain automated test scripts, identifying security risks from risk assessments and recommending mitigation plans, and even more.
Executive Managing Director
February 2014 – November 2015
Managed and did all of the following: Performing log analysis, data correlation, and triage of hundreds of security events per day from dozens of platforms across multiple organisations, fine-tuning event flow through daily filtering of events generated by non-viable and false-positive prone signatures, as well as participation in signature tuning calls, assisting clients with network and device troubleshooting, security control deployment decisions and configuration, as well as security incident related questions and requests, and more.
System Engineer & Support Specialist
March 2014 – April 2015
I was responsible for all of the following: Build and maintain RedHat and CentOS servers, investigating trends and identifying potential bottlenecks, setup MariaDb cluster (MySQL and Galera), write Python/Shell code for scripting/automating tasks, working with Development to ensure problems are resolved in the platform and deployments, maintain servers in conjunction with our hosting partners, and on-call Linux server maintenance and monitoring.
Technical Support Specialist
August 2013 – September 20145
Worked doing all of the following: Responding to clients needs through ticket system, developing new ways to help resolve server and client's issues in an efficient and timely manner, worked on various 3rd party websites such as forums, and optimizing servers and ensuring server load is stable as well as each individual service is optimised and running efficiently to standards.
" Brad is a pleasure to work with at Ferullo Gaming Corp; Brad is an innovative, inspiring person who really shows determination and resilience throughout his work at Ferullo Gaming. Very professional and provides expert support and solutions through his line of work. Overall a focused person, good communicator and gets his job done to a high quality. "
- Ferullo Gaming Corp
" Brad, Thanks for all that you have done for Mineplex. You are a very focused at working on solutions to problems and will not stop until you find answers. This is a great attitude that will take you very far in the tech industry. I hope that you do well and maybe our paths may cross again in the future. "
- Mineplex, LLC.
" Brad is highly knowledgeable in network systems and DDOS attack mitigation which was of great assistance during our time working together. "
- Mineplex, LLC.
Regards, Brad Hunter
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