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Kristopher Browne
2200 Madison St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612.293.8394
kris.browne@gmail.com

Summary

Senior Systems Engineer with 18 years professional experience in building and maintaining Unix systems including Linux, BSD, Solaris/SunOS and Irix. Designs automation and maintenance processes to create reliable and reproducible practices through tools including Perl, Ruby, PHP and command line shell scripting. Looking for a position to leverage these skills to find solutions for businesses, schools and individuals.

Experience

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Analysts International; Edina, MN — 2017-Current

Contract support for clients, developing and maintaining solutions for workflow automation and monitoring systems.Jenkins workflows for CI/CD

  • Elastic Stack for logging and analysis
  • Kafka for document flow control and queueing
  • Collectd, Graphite, Grafana and Icinga2 for metric collection and alerting

Senior Systems Engineer, Digital River; Minnetonka, MN — 2010-2017

Setup applications to replace internal or outgrown tools, including migrating from Splunk to ELK, internal monitoring to Zabbix, reducing reliance on Control-M through Rundeck. Created integrations to operationalize other tools to standardize best practices among staff.

  • System Administration of Solaris and Linux
  • Network and System Monitoring through Zabbix and ELK
  • Automation, Process standardization and documentation

Prepress System Administrator, Nevada Color Litho; Las Vegas, NV — 2004-2009

As a satellite of Taylor Corporation, I carried out the same migrations here as in Mankato before, then continued to support their environment and help implement new prepress, color-management, proofing, and lithographic plating processes.

  • System Administration on Irix, Linux, and Mac OS X
  • Network Monitoring with SNMP and Zenoss
  • Application support for Adobe CS, Quark, MS Office
  • Setup and maintain Symantec/Veritas Netbackup 6.5 system
  • Network troubleshooting and support
  • Create process automation

System Administrator, Taylor Corporation — 1999-2003

Supported several hundred design professionals, both on the server side of their file/print needs as well as on the desktop. Championed a transition from Irix to Mac OS X servers. Created a roadmap for other parts of the company to do the same, and the training to smooth the transition and upkeep of the new environment.

  • System Administration on Irix, Linux, Solaris/SunOS, Mac OS X, and iSeries
  • Network Monitoring with SNMP and Zenoss & Nagios
  • Setup and maintain Symantec/Veritas Netbackup
  • Application support for Adobe CS, Quark, MS Office
  • Network troubleshooting and support
  • Create process automation

Skills

  • Linux/Unix System Administration
  • System Automation & Scripting
  • Documentation Development
  • Process improvement and standardization
  • Network setup and troubleshooting
  • Monitoring/Logging analysis and design
  • Technologies
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Debian Linux
  • macOS
  • MySQL/MariaDB
  • Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Bash
  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware vRealize Automation
  • VMware ESXi
  • OpenStack
  • Docker
  • Chef/Ansible
  • ElasticSearch
  • Logstash
  • Kibana
  • Beats
  • Kafka
  • Grafana
  • Graphite
  • Zabbix
  • SNMP
  • Zenoss
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