Japheth Cleaver
7220 Margerum Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120

Cell: (858) 518-5555
cleaver-res@terabithia.org
Programming samples are available at my software page. If you're allergic to this Monster.com layout, Word and PDF versions are available. I'm currently available to do moderate amounts of consulting, depending on the project size. Please contact me by email if interested.

Linux System Administrator and Perl Web MySQL Developer

San Diego, California Sysadmin or CTO


Eclectic ISP Unix Sysadmin and Perl/SQL Web Developer

OBJECTIVE Seeking a varied and diverse system administration or development position (consulting or permanent) requiring new and creative applications of technology.

TARGET JOB Target Job Title: Sr. System Administrator, CTO

Qmail and Vpopmail Linux Cluster

Alternate Target Job Title: Perl Developer
Desired Job Type: Employee, Temporary/Contract/Project
Desired Status: Full-Time, Part-Time
Site Location: No Preference
Description of my perfect job:
A fast-paced and challenging environment where new solutions are used to solve technical problems. A position where solving puzzles is a reward in itself.
Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
Date of Availability: Less than 1 month

TARGET LOCATIONS Relocate: Yes
US US-CA US-CA-Anaheim/Huntington Beach
US-CA-Los Angeles US-CA-Central Coast US-CA-San Diego
US-DC US-CA-Long Beach

WORK STATUS US I am authorized to work in this country for any employer.

EXPERIENCE 11/2008 - Present Sony Online Entertainment San Diego, CA
Unix System Administrator
Internal development, deployment, and management of a 4,000+ server network across 8 data centers for a large online gaming corporation. VMWare and Xen P-to-V consolidation, RedHat-focused deployment using cobbler, kickstart, and other technologies in a team environemtn. Network monitoring and cross-departmental integration of disparate host accounting systems. Includes continual work with general system admin duties as well (eg, re-deployment of mail and DNS services).

8/2003 - 11/2008 RedWire Broadband/Airband Communications San Diego, CA
Senior System Administrator
Product development and administration of managed services, dedicated servers, and hosting platforms. Includes general system administration of existing corporate infrastructure and deployment of clustered, high-availability Linux platforms for internal and customer use; designing and implementing custom billing and provisioning software to replace legacy systems; and creation of multi-Terabyte Linux RAID SANs and distributed qmail/Vpopmail clusters. 24/7 on-call.

1/2000 - 8/2003 Internet Express, Inc. San Diego, CA
Chief Engineer/System Administrator
Planning and implementation of new products and services at a medium-sized regional ISP. Included revenue forecasting and other marketing issues, along with provisioning and designing all Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and IIS servers; general support of collocation customers; design of custom Linux clustering or high-availability systems; administration of several websites using XHTML, mod_perl, fast_cgi, SpeedyCGI, and MySQL back-ends; and custom Perl and shell scripting for Big Brother monitoring and RODOPI billing systems. 24/7 on-call.

9/1999 - 7/2000 San Diego State University - College of Education San Diego, CA
Technology Coach
Personalized training and consulting for faculty (both on and off-site). This involved supporting a diverse LAN of 150+ Mac and NT 4 office workstations on-site with AppleShare, Mac OS X Server, and NT servers. I also designed Macintosh support system images and dealt with mixed EtherTalk/Localtalk bridging.

1/1998 - 6/2001 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
Student Consultant/Lab Assistant
I was the primary Macintosh admin and script designer in a 200+-unit heterogeneous Mac/PC environment. This included extensive AppleScript automation and developing a MacOS client for the Big Brother network monitoring system. In addition, I administered AppleShare IP, Linux, and Novell 4.x servers with additional experience on BSD, NT, and Solaris systems; maintained mixed AppleTalk and TCP/IP networks over Ethernet; and administered LAN DHCP servers. This also included general user-level coaching and assistance at the student computing help desk (Solaris accounts, Office/Internet apps, HTML, SQL).

EDUCATION 5/1996 San Diego High School US-CA-San Diego
High School or equivalent
International Baccalaureate student; received HL in English and Mathematics, SL in Economics and History. Graduated GSE H.H., SAT 1510.

San Diego State University US-CA-San Diego
Some College Coursework Completed
Began leave of absence in 2001 as work responsibilities expanded.

AFFILIATIONS 7/2001 - Present Open Directory Project (ODP) Volunteer Editor

12/1996 - Present Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma Vice-President, Parliamentarian, Delegate

SKILLS/KEYWORDS
Perl, CPAN, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Fedora Linux, RedHat Linux, Linux Virtual Server, Linux Fail over, MySQL, MySQL Replication, HTML, XHTML, CSS, qmail, Vpopmail, Courier-IMAP, DJB, CGI, Cobalt Linux, IIS, Mac OS X, Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000/XP, AppleShare IP (ASIP), Apache, Big Brother, Shell, AppleScript, MacOS, Win2k Professional, Win2k Advanced Server, Radiator (RADIUS), Linux-HA (Heartbeat), Fedora Kickstart, DBI, XML, mod_perl, SpeedyCGI, PersistentPerl, (Perl) Template Toolkit, Dialup, DSL, BIND, DNS, Apache 2, SSL, DHCP, Alcatel, PacketShaper, Cisco PIX, Registrar, RODOPI, OSS, MS SQL, MSSQL, ODBC, ReiserFS, NFS, NAT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Programming samples available upon request.