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Hi, I am

Robert Tisdale

I am a Linux Sys Admin.

about me

You want someone you can call at 2:00 AM, you need someone who makes sure that call never happens.Robert Tisdale

Services

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DESIGN

Your projects success depends on a efficient design for your infrastructure and CI/CD process. I can help.

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IMPLEMENT

You’ve got a design, now what? Let me help implement your infrastructure efficiently using Linux, Terraform, Ansible, Packer, and AWS

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MAINTAIN

You’ve got an existing system in place? I can keep your systems running smoothly and with less time investment using automation.

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PROBLEM SOLVE

My objective is to reduce the pain points your business is having by increasing developer productivity and decreasing downtime. Have a problem? Lets talk.

Work Process

UNDERSTAND

DESIGN

IMPLEMENT

TEST

LAUNCH

MAINTAIN

Clients

Fun Fact

I like to DJ weird music in my free time

My favorite headphones are the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II’s

I’ve been gaming since age 4

My favorite mixed drink is an Old Fashioned

 

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WORK HISTORY

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016

Automation Engineer

Solinea

Responsibilities included writing technical documentation and classes for various automation technologies such as Puppet, providing tech demos on Solinea’s product/service offerings, and aiding clients in implementation and planning of Openstack based systems using technologies such as Puppet and Ansible.

Nov 2014 – Mar 2016

Lead Linux Systems Administrator

Hewlett-Packard

Responsibilities include all systems activities relating to provisioning, monitoring, capacity planning, tools, and processes for managing Linux based Infrastructure within the PPS-IT SABI division. Tools used include Puppet, Zabbix, AWS, and RHEL Linux

Aug 2014 – Nov 2014

Linux Systems Administrator

Gravitant

Primary responsibilities at Gravitant included supporting Redhat based Linux servers running a full stack Java web application (Nginx, Jboss, MySQL, LDAP), scripting various tools in BASH, working with Chef, designing and providing input for internal tools and infrastructure, documenting process and procedure in a wiki based format, and more.

Oct 2012 – Apr 2014

Unix Systems Administrator

Datapipe Inc.

Primary responsibilities at Datapipe included the design, implementation, and support of Linux/Unix based systems using physical and virtualized infrastructure. This included interacting with customers to ensure proper resolution of their issues via phone and ticket system, aiding colleagues with problems, following proper change control procedure, configuring system services such as httpd, ensuring system stability, and more.

Feb 2012 – Sep 2012

Linux Systems Administrator I

Hostgator.com LLC

Responsibilities included providing technical support for Level I issues via help desk and telephone, monitoring servers for stability, taking proactive and reactive measures to prevent or correct issues, providing guidance to colleagues, assisting clients in transferring accounts to HostGator’s servers, and installing, configuring, and maintaining services such as Apache, MySQL, and Exim.

Feb 2009 – Dec 2012

Specialist – AFADTS Operator

Hostgator.com LLC

Responsibilities included installation and removal of cabling, establishing, maintaining, and operating communications systems, inputting initialization data to FATDS, maintaining fire capabilities maps and charts, performing operator maintenance on FATDS equipment such as section vehicles and generators,  assisting in preparation of the computer center for operation and shutdown, and operating FATDS.

EDUCATION

2010 – 2011

Information Technology Systems

Troy University

At Troy University I studied Information Technology Systems under the Business Administration department. I was a president and founder of the Troy University Information Technology Society.

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Skills

Ansible

Terraform

Packer

Docker

CI/CD Tools

AWS

Load Balancing

Distros

CentOS

RHEL

Ubuntu

Debian

Phil Stracchino

Senior Database Admin / Datapipe Inc.

Robert is an indispensable part of the Unix support team at Datapipe. Without him and his colleagues, I and the rest of my department would be unable to get our jobs done. Robert in particular is among the more skilled Unix admins we have, and it is always a reassurance on a tough problem when I see he has been assigned to it.

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Shem Ongoro

Database Admin / Datapipe Inc.

It was a pleasure working with Robert while at Datapipe. He was instrumental in keeping our clients happy while dealing with all of the behind the scenes linux related issues.
Robert’s attention to detail, mentoring/training other inter department team members, technical documentation and ability to communicate internally
were essential to the team success. I highly recommend him!

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Eric Trimmer

Unix Sys Admin / Datapipe Inc.

Robert has a very professional attitude, is highly knowledgeable about all things Linux related, is detail oriented, and can be relied upon to tackle any task assigned to him.
He would be a valuable asset to any organization.

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Vultr Provider for Terraform

Forked and added new features to an unmaintained Terraform provider for Vultr.

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based in Austin, TX USA

Tel : +1 512-312-7364

rob[at]
roberttisdale.com

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