Nick Twaddell

Nick Twaddell

Systems Engineer Expert at Experian

Orange County, California Area
Information Technology and Services

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Nick Twaddell's Overview

  • PC Technician at Paso Robles Truck Center

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Nick Twaddell's Summary

Self motivated technologist with over 15 years of profesional experience in a variety of environments. Most of my experience has been in enterprise e-commerce environments. I possess strong technical skills with the ability to learn and understand new technologies quickly. I can adapt to new situations quickly and hit the ground running. I have a strong background in System/Network security and PCI DSS compliance. I also have a background in software development, so I am able to troubleshoot applications and design infrastructure to best support software development teams.

• F5 Local Traffic, Global Traffic, and Application Security Managers
• Cisco Routing, Switching, Firewalls, Nexus, Unified Computing
• Windows/Linux Server Architecture
• Active Directory specialist
• PCI compliance
• Palo Alto Networks next generation firewalls
• Disaster Recovery
• Data Center Technology
• VMWare ESX, vSphere
• Cloud Technology

Nick Twaddell's Experience

Systems Engineer Expert


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EXPN; Information Services industry

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months) United States

In my six years at Experian I have been on the technical teams that have launched the largest consumer e-commerce sites. I have multiple product launch of the year awards. I personally architected and implemented our F5 LTM/GTM/ASM infrastructure. I am constantly researching the best way to implement new technologies in our environment. I make sure our environment is optimized for performance and disaster recovery. I have researched and resolved all infrastructure security issues to achieve and maintain PCI Compliance Level 1.

Key Responsibilities:
• Research security vulnerabilities and maintain PCI compliance across thousands of devices in multiple data centers
• Provide technical expertise to business projects
• Research and implement new technologies
• Reduce operating risk by implementing high availability solutions
• Architect and manage the Experian F5 infrastructure
• 24/7 on call support rotation
• Cisco Route, Switch, Firewall
• Palo Alto Networks next generation firewalls
• Data Center technologies
• Implemented VMWare ESX Clusters across multiple Data Center's with Disaster Recovery using SRM
• Implemented Cisco Unified Computing Systems, ESXi 5.1, Nexus 1000v


WebSpace Solutions

April 2002December 2008 (6 years 9 months) United States

I started WebSpace Solutions from the ground up. I provided custom solutions for small businesses that needed an online presence. I provided high availability linux hosting at a reasonable price. In the six years of running, our unplanned downtime could be measured in minutes.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage Linux/BSD servers in multiple Data Centers
• Develop custom e-commerce sites for customers
• Technology consulting for startup and small business customers
• Develop custom CRM and marketing applications for customers
• Implement best practices for security and performance on customer sites

Systems Administrator

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Education Management industry

March 2006December 2007 (1 year 10 months)

While at Lindamood-Bell, I implemented Active Directory for all servers and workstations. Developed an online site for customers to book training classes. Implemented a Terminal Services farm with hundreds of thin clients deployed around the United States. I implemented a VMWare ESX Cluster, SAN and started virtualizing all our production and pre-production systems.

Key Responsibilities:
• Admin of all Windows, Linux, and OSX Servers
• Admin Active Directory, MSsql, IIS, Terminal Services, DNS, DHCP, IAS, Cisco Switching/Routing.
• Develop .NET Web Applications.
• Manage VMWare ESX Clusters

PC Technician

Cuesta College

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; E-Learning industry

August 1998August 2003 (5 years 1 month) United States

Deployed an ethernet network across the campus. Manage Windows/OSX workstations. Replaced our Novell Netware infrastructure with Active Directory.

PC Technician

Paso Robles Truck Center

January 1997August 1998 (1 year 8 months)

Manage Windows workstations and the inventory system.

Nick Twaddell's Projects

  • Cisco UCS implementation

    • April 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Nick Twaddell
  • F5 LTM/GTM Implementation

    • March 2009 to Present
    Team Members: Nick Twaddell

Nick Twaddell's Skills & Expertise

  1. Load Balancing
  2. IIS
  3. VMware
  4. Cisco
  5. Firewalls
  6. Active Directory
  7. DNS
  8. Routing
  9. Windows Server
  10. Windows
  11. Linux
  12. MySQL
  13. PHP
  14. HTML
  15. Security
  16. Switches
  17. TCP/IP
  18. Cisco Technologies
  19. Apache
  20. Bind
  21. ESXi
  22. Palo Alto Networks
  23. Extrahop
  24. PCI DSS
  25. Disaster Recovery
  26. Data Centre Architecture
  27. Data Center
  28. SDLC
  29. Cloud Computing
  30. Cloud Security
  31. Web Services
  32. Cisco UCS
  33. Networking
  34. SAN
  35. Troubleshooting
  36. VMware ESX
  37. Operating Systems
  38. High Availability
  39. DHCP
  40. Hardware
  41. vSphere
  42. Microsoft SQL Server
  43. Enterprise Software
  44. Infrastructure
  45. Software Development
  46. Software Documentation
  47. Virtualization
  48. VPN

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Nick Twaddell's Education

Cuesta College

General Education


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