Progressively expand my growing knowledge base to become the absolute best I can be as a Database Administrator and Linux Systems Administrator.
Mid to Senior-level experience within a very large shared hosting environment
Mid to Senior-level system administration including fair BASH scripting knowledge within a shared hosting (web and database) environment.
Amature/Hobby level programming/scripting skills in various languages. Most knowledgeable in BASH/PHP
Tuning, performance, troubleshooting, scripting and management of MySQL in a windows-focused environment. Currently working on HA solutions and more consistent, reliable backup solutions. Planning on rolling out Linux-based platforms in order to use features that simply don't exist in the Windows binary builds.
Management of a high-transaction environment using heavy sharding for performance. Including capacity planning, infrastructure, rollout of new servers, retirement of servers and promotion as services/servers fail. Current project is writing documentation for the group as none has ever existed in any form.
Handle database support requests for large and small clients alike. Configurations covering the spectrum of standard single-host MySQL services to Multi-Master replication rings. Daily work includes general monitoring of remote hosts and resolving issues or notifying the server owns of said issues as they arise. Research and develop new technologies, including scripts for automating daily processes as plausible.
Manage a shared hosting environment consisting of over 2 Million databases. Daily work includes monitoring replication, ensuring backups are completed nightly and system performance is within acceptable limits. Handle deployments of changes to our Web-Based EMail and DNS Systems as requested through our request and change tracking system. Within the first week of joining the department I repaired a number of scripts involved in automatically handling Network Violations for databases over 2GB in size. Current project includes extending that tool to automatically issue Network Violations for individuals with more than 1024 tables.
Act as a technical Lead and Supervisor for over 80 Technical Support Representatives of varying skill levels. This includes the Advanced Hosting Support, Server Support and Managed Hosting Support groups. Train new employees on the basics of troubleshooting and help them to embrace the culture of Advanced Hosting Support in general. Personally handled the migration of content for a number of the GoDaddy Girls' websites and acted as a liason for Ubisoft's Technical team when they were testing our services for hosting their Podcasts.
Worked at the Eyman/Florence Maximum Security Units (SMU-1 and SMU-2). Maintained minutely reports of events, maintained accountability for equipment signed out to me/by me, managed safety and fire watches. Mainly handled supervisory roles/needs in accordance with department policies relating to inmate needs.
Continued development on an existing website and reconfigured the MySQL Database to further enhance performance. This included configuring the query cache and adding indexes to many of the tables. Changes done while there included the ability to create coupon codes and use them along with the ability to add discounts that run within a given time period.
Geoff Winans — email@example.com — (480) - 861-7374