Resume for Jason (Jay) R. Fink
Primarily interested in remaining in cloud or similar remote
types of positions. Willing to travel up to 20% of the time
(already do). Other interests include simple network programming
(sockets), monitoring and server processes.
QUALIFICATIONS & RELEVANT SKILLS
- 20+ years experience in BSD/Linux/UNIX administration/programming
and 25+ years of hardware experience.
- Extensive use of Perl and shell scripting. Good understanding of
C/C++ programming and make/build tools.
- Open Source contributor; kernel, utility and library programming.
Languages: C/C++, Perl, GNU tools, Bash and Shell.
OS: Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, SuSE, RedHat), NetBSD, FreeBSD, KVM/QEMU
Hardware: HP dl/blades, Infiniband, 10G, Dell Poweredge/Powervault, Sun, Thinkmate and IBM
Sysadmin: Legato, IPtables/filter, MySQL, DNS, DHCP, Apache,
Nagios, NTP, SSH/SFTP, HA, Convirture, Open Grid Engine, Git and Ansible.
Cloud IaaS: Amazon Web Services, EC2, Route 53, Mail and S3.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
04-2010 to Present: Dana Farber Cancer Institute Research Computing,
Boston, MA - Sr.
Systems & Networking Administrator
- Co-authored and solely implemented the first ePHI virtualized
& cloud stacks at the institute.
- Led the effort to utilize cloud infrastructure for low cost
systems, external monitoring & auxillary parallel compute
- Wrote (in a variety of languages and ansible) custom provisioning system
to avoid grid provisioning
- Collaboratively researched & implemented the first hybrid
platform genomics grid system using virtualized+
- Built subset grid computer for the Cancer Profile project
for the Presidential Personalized Medicine and Precision
- Designed, installed and maintained general purpose high performance
computing grid to eliminate offsite supercompute fees.
- Migrated VMware to KVM platform significantly reducing
12-2009 to 03-2010: eWebHealth, North Reading, MA - Sr. Systems
- Quickly turned around monitoring solutions for large scale log
analysis, jboss queues and msmqs.
- Utilizing sniffers and network analyzing tools located and
fixed several bottlenecks within the data flow of the network.
- Deployed logfile analysis tools aiding in document flow troubleshooting process.
05-2008 to 12-2009: Ebscohost, Ipswich, MA - Sr. UNIX Systems Engineer
- Performance tuned new middle tier java based search technology.
- Scripted snmp trap handlers in Perl and Bash enabling alerting of
previously unknown traps.
- Configured primary Nagios alert systems to use Linux High
04-2006 to 05-2008: Sogeti/Procter & Gamble West Chester, OH - HPC UNIX
Systems and Network Administrator
- Assumed network architect role; collapsed network from 5 distinct
networks into a single high speed core.
- Solely maintained 400 compute/service nodes, power, tcp/ip network,
network and Red Hat Linux OS.
- Implemented (first) version control system for HPC customer's development.
Charted applications development.
10-2004 to 04-2006: Logicalis, Mason, OH - Sr. UNIX Systems
- Coded a remote monitoring service for customers who could not connect to the
standard monitoring VPN.
- Designed a network shell like utility minimizing problem resolution
times for Operations personnel.
12-1997 to 10-2004: Ipsos-ASI, Cincinnati, OH - UNIX Systems
- Developed an archive and retrieval system for eliminating the need
for an operator to manually retrieve archives.
- Forward ported a Broadcomm driver between Linux kernels mitigating
the expense of a new $1000USD card.
- Migrated HP-UX and SCO UNIX systems to Open Source saving
$60,000USD/yr in support costs.
08-1995 to 12-1997: Lockheed Martin, Wallops Island, VA - Field
- Owned two networks of approximately fifty HP-UX workstations and
- Reconfigured fiber optic cluster network to meet government
stipulated guidelines to meet delivery.
08-1989 to 08-1995: US Navy, Norfolk, VA - Data Systems Technician
- Performed installation and validation testing of all combat
- Key role with troubleshooting, installation, integration and
maintenance of UNIX systems.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/AFFILIATIONS
Open Source Developer - NetBSD/Nmap/Dnet & misc:
- Co-developed the verified executable NetBSD kernel modification:
in-kernel tripwire capability.
- Code swept the NetBSD kernel filesystem source for POSIX
conformance. Synchronized and bugfix utilities.
- Tested and merged changes from the network mapper (Nmap) copy of
libdnet into the primary source code.
Wrote several articles as a Freelance writer throughout 1999 (mostly for
Internet.com). Additionally have written the following:
Fink J. (2011). Last Decade of 2600 (Final Title TBD). 2600 Magazine
Fink J. (2010). Building a DarkNet. 2010 Summer Edition of 2600
Fink J. (2009). Network Recon. 2009 Summer Edition of 2600
Fink J, Sherer M. (2001). Linux performance tuning and capacity
planning. Sams Publishing.
Schenk T. (2000). Red hat linux system administration unleashed.
Schenk T. (2000). Caldera linux system administration unleashed.
Continue to write and contribute to Open Source using the website SysThread.net.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
2007 AAS Computer and Network Engineering, Cincinnati State
2006 Certified Systems Administrator (Linux and HP-UX)
1989 Digital Systems Repair and Programming, U.S. Naval Technical
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
- Open Source enthusiast
- Avid surfer
- Skateboarding (a variety of styles and types)
- Hiking and camping