Geoff Winans


I'm looking for work as a DBA / Systems Engineer. My extensive background in both the hobby (homelab) and professional realm give me relatively unique insights

  • MySQL Database Administration
    • Performance Tuning
    • Clustering (Galera/wsrep, NDB)
    • Infrastructure upgrading and planning
    • Capacity planning
    • General schema design
    • Backups and durability planning
  • Linux Systems Administration
    • Various flavors, incuding RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu
    • Scripting with Bash, PHP, Python and Ruby
    • Management of packages, including installation and configuration
    • Extensive knowledge of Sensu, Consul, NewRelic and Datadog monitoring solutions

CVS / CareMarkRX Advisor DBA - May 2018 - Current

  • MariaDB/MySQL Team Lead
  • Currently on-boarding MySQL to replace MariaDB
  • Capacity planning, monitoring, infrastructure improvement

ADESAMySQL DBA / SysAdmin - March 2016 to May 2018

  • Management of MySQL infrastructure
  • Overall infrastructure planning for high-availability
  • Automation via SaltStack

CWIE, LLC Systems Engineer - Jan 2015 to March 2016

  • Management and upgrading of legacy systems
  • Planning and implementing upgrades of infrastructure
  • Implementation of new Puppet Profiles for various applications
  • Virtualizing physical servers (both legacy and more recent systems)
  • Management of Dev, QA and Production environment
  • Maintainance of many applications through their life-cycle

Iridium Satellite MySQL DBA - Mar 2014 to Dec 2014

  • Manage 6 node MySQL Enterprise Cluster
  • Upgraded existing cluster from 7.2.8 to 7.3.3
  • Manage various other MySQL instances outside the cluster
  • Planning replacement of MySQL Enterprise Cluster with MySQL/Galera Cluster
    • For cost reduction and simplification of operational complexity

Unicorn Media, Inc MySQL DBA / Sys Admin - Jan 2012 to Jan 2014

  • Managed the MySQL infrastructure from top to bottom
  • Led an upgrade drive from 5.1 to 5.6
  • Performance tuned the environment to greater than 10k Queries Per Second per host
  • Managed backups, including moving from manual, mysqldump-based to XtraDB/Amazon Glacier
  • Began process of implementing Riak as a query string caching engine
  • Implemented Nginx as a caching point between our Origin servers and CDN end-point

PayPal, Inc MySQL DBA - Oct 2011 to Dec 2011

  • Spent most of the time there waiting on access to be granted so I could begin actually working
  • Began documenting the entirely undocumented MySQL environment

Blue Gecko, Inc MySQL DBA - Jan 2011 to Aug 2011

  • Managed the MySQL Database infrastructure for various clients

GoDaddy, Inc MySQL DBA / Linux Admin - Jan 2007 to Jan 2011

  • Managed the large database infrastructure, both customer-facing and internal
  • Servers each hosted between 8 and 16 instances of MySQL
  • Managed promotion of slaves to masters when a master would fail, planned capacity expansion
  • Maintained multiple automation tools (PHP) for handling AUP/TOS violations against customers
MySQL, Linux (Desktop, Servers), World Domination, VMWare ESXi, Automation (SaltStack, Ansible)
Available on request