I’m Alan a seasoned IT professional with over 20 years experience as a Linux Systems Engineer.
I have worked in a variety of industries on a national and global scale.
In 2014 I started working with Bitcoin and Litecoin, maitaining Full Nodes, Mining rigs and Payment platforms. Currently maintaining one of New Zealands first Lightning nodes for CryptoCommunity.
Co-Founder | Platform Architect
I'm providing full stack delivery for our startup, from site design to business platform architecture. We provide end to end events organizing and marketing for Fin-Tech companies, enabling them a launch to wider audience and engage directly with their customers. I also maintain Bitcoin Full Node and a Lightning Network Node
Mercedes Benz NZ
2017 - 2018
My contract focused on operational support for Mercedes Benz global freight logistic systems and migration from legacy systems to modern scalable platforms. These solutions included scripting bulk migration to F5 via API and rebuilding solution in Docker containers. I assisted in the containerizing and documenting of ActiveMQ, WebSphere, Zabbix, Nagios, Grafana and Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana(ELK). Operational support was on Suse and Debian running WebSphere instances and MySQL/IBM Db2.
2016 - 2017
My contract focused on migrating VMware systems to an external company but I assisted with BAU issues and delivering new NodeJS environments. Building prototypes with Docker, rapidly deployable development environments for developers using Vagrant and rolling Debian packages out to Automated Test environments and Production on AC2 and RDS. All making use of Atlassian Bamboo and Stash for continuous integration and provisioning via Puppet.
2015 - 2016
I provided face to face and phone assistance to youth workers, counselors and teachers. Areas included Desktop, VOIP, Mobiles, Laptops, Tablets. Upgrades to Windows 10. While at Youthline I focused heavily on leveraging Open Source technology to provide case management systems and educational tools to assist staff. On the server side I deployed and maintained Windows server 2008/2012, Debian, Ubuntu running on Azure, VMware and HyperV.
2014 - 2015
I specialize in custom Arduino based 3D printing firmware and assisted in the design, deployment and operation of CNC and 3D printers for local manufacturing companies. We manufactured Open Source 3D printers for schools libraries across New Zealand.