Erik W. Niklas

Vancouver, Canada
resume AT erikniklas DOT net

Professional Summary


Service Reliability Engineer/System Engineer, Demonware, February 2012 - present

Job Responsibilities
Special Accomplishments

Linux System Administrator, Oracle Corporation Canada, January 2005 - February 2012

Job Responsibilities
Special Accomplishments

Unix System Administrator, Nationwide Insurance, March 1999 - December 2004

Job Responsibilities

Special Accomplishments

Intern in Unix System Administration, Nationwide Insurance, February 1998 - March 1999

Technical Skills Summary

Operating Systems
Highly competent in Linux system administration (Red Hat/CentOS, Ubuntu, Slackware, and others)

Some knowledge of HP-UX, AIX, and OpenBSD system administration

Intermediate knowledge of Solaris and Windows operating systems
Many years of experience with Intel x86 hardware (Dell, IBM, IBM Flex chassis)
Thorough experience with Perl and Bourne/bash shell scripting

Significant experience with Python, CGI and C/C++

Some experience with Java, MIPS assembler, and x86 assembler
In-depth knowledge of VMware, Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, Oracle Virtual Server (OVS), NIS, NFS, DNS/BIND, Samba, Apache, Kickstart, and HTML

Intermediate knowledge of git, Subversion, Expect, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Volume Manager, sendmail, Postfix

Some experience with MySQL, Percona, and Oracle Applications and databases

Experience hosting several virtual domains using Apache
Knowledge of common protocols, such as TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, NTP, ICMP, TFTP, ARP/RARP, BOOTP, PXE, POP, IMAP, and SMTP
Excellent troubleshooting and logic skills

Outstanding writing and communication skills

Highly security-conscious and proactive

Fast learner, self-motivated and highly interested in Unix/Linux system administration

Able to operate in a lead role; good leadership and interpersonal skills

Able to prioritize projects and work well in a group or alone

Experience hardening servers in response to Sarbanes-Oxley legislation

Experience with change control processes and ITIL


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, August 2000

Professional Development

References provided upon request.