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Nick Twaddell

Systems Engineer Expert at Experian

Location
Greater Los Angeles Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Previous
  1. WebSpace Solutions,
  2. Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes,
  3. Cuesta College
Education
  1. Cuesta College
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Cuesta College

Cuesta College

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Background

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.

Specialties:
• 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

Experience

Systems Engineer Expert

Experian
– Present (6 years 11 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

Owner/Engineer

WebSpace Solutions
(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
(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
(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
(1 year 8 months)

Manage Windows workstations and the inventory system.

Projects

Cisco UCS implementation

F5 LTM/GTM Implementation

Skills

  • Load Balancing
  • IIS
  • VMware
  • Cisco
  • Firewalls
  • Active Directory
  • DNS
  • Routing
  • Windows Server
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • Security
  • Switches
  • TCP/IP
  • Cisco Technologies
  • Apache
  • Bind
  • ESXi
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Extrahop
  • PCI DSS
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Data Centre Architecture
  • Data Center
  • SDLC
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Web Services
  • Cisco UCS
  • Networking
  • SAN
  • Troubleshooting
  • VMware ESX
  • Operating Systems
  • High Availability
  • DHCP
  • Hardware
  • vSphere
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Enterprise Software
  • Infrastructure
  • Software Development
  • Software Documentation
  • Virtualization
  • VPN
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