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San Francisco, California
Site Reliability Engineer
Site Reliability Engineer
October 2014 to February 2019
San Francisco, CA
Staff Systems Engineer / MTS 1
October 2006 to March 2009
San Jose, CA
Sergeant, Airborne Infantry
December 2001 to June 2006
Italy, Iraq, Afghanistan
Senior Unix and Network Administrator
May 2001 to December 2001
IT Infrastructure Lead
January 2001 to August 2001
June 1999 to December 2000
Technical Support Engineer
June 1996 to October 1997
Manager, Site Reliability Engineering
May 2011 to October 2014
San Jose, CA
Principal Systems Engineer / MTS 2
March 2009 to April 2011
San Jose, CA
System and Network Administrator
October 1997 to June 1999
What company does Derek White work for?
Derek White works for Migo
What is Derek White's role at Migo?
Derek White is Site Reliability Engineer
What industry does Derek White work in?
Derek White works in the Information Technology and Services industry.
Site Reliability Engineer @ Migo San FranciscoSite Reliability Engineer @ Apple SRE for iCloud and Application Services. Apache Kafka, Solr, Zookeeper, and various other projects. From October 2014 to February 2019 (4 years 5 months) San Francisco, CAStaff Systems Engineer / MTS 1 @ eBay As a member of Search Operations, I helped keep the 5,000 - 8,000 servers that powered the eBay Search Engine running. From October 2006 to March 2009 (2 years 6 months) San Jose, CASergeant, Airborne Infantry @ US Army As an airborne infantryman stationed in Vicenza, Italy, participated in numerous training rotations in Italy and Germany, a peacekeeping deployment to Kosovo, and two combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Led two- to four-man mortar teams during combat missions with the regular army as well as while attached to a Special Forces ODA, and have led a six man scout team while serving in a position two ranks above my own. Proficient in all aspects of small unit infantry operations, including offensive and defensive operations, convoy security, and route reconnaissance. Relevant technical experience includes having spec'd, installed, and maintained a satellite internet service with wireless access (802.11b/g) for my company in Iraq, and having assisted the Battalion communications staff with the morale satellite internet and VoIP system at a 600 person FOB in Afghanistan. From December 2001 to June 2006 (4 years 7 months) Italy, Iraq, AfghanistanSenior Unix and Network Administrator @ XO Communications Shift Leader for the colocation and managed servers department. Responsible for the maintenance of over 1,000 existing customer servers as well as the installation of new servers. Monitored services, backups, and networks. Extensive automation of repeatable tasks. Rewrote and implemented a security policy to better protect customer machines. From May 2001 to December 2001 (8 months) IT Infrastructure Lead @ Zembu Led two systems administrators and was responsible for the internal infrastructure of a company which developed a distributed database. Overhauled numerous aspects of the infrastructure including email, network and host security, our authentication system, and backups. Wrote policy for and implemented a VPN (IPSEC on NetBSD). 24x7 support. From January 2001 to August 2001 (8 months) Systems Engineer @ InterTrust Began position as sole Solaris system administrator at a rapidly growing software development company. Later offered a key technical position in a new department responsible for creating a POC implementation of our product; this site was also used by partners to run live trials and as a financial clearinghouse for those trials. Assisted in site architecture, then was responsible for the implementation and maintenance thereof. In total, was responsible for over $10mm of equipment. After successful implementation, served as Team Leader and was responsible for several junior system administrators. 24x7 support. From June 1999 to December 2000 (1 year 7 months) Technical Support Engineer @ i-Planet Sole backline technical support for over 1000 systems in the field. Gave technical demos to customers and resellers. Performed Software QA of two major software releases and numerous minor updates. The product was an internet/intranet server running FreeBSD 2.x, and included dial-up PPP, ISDN, Frame-Relay, fractional to full T1 service, RAS, SMTP/POP/IMAP mail servers, a print server, a fax server, Apache, CERN, and NCSA-SSL web servers, an ftp server, and a firewall. Position entailed domestic travel for installation/trouble-shooting of systems and attendance of conferences as a vendor. From June 1996 to October 1997 (1 year 5 months) Manager, Site Reliability Engineering @ eBay Founding member of eBay's Site Reliability Engineering - Search Engine team and reported up to the VP of Search Technology. Team consisted of full time developers and contractors whose mission was to improve the reliability of eBay's Search Engine. Worked with operations and development teams both inside and outside of Search Technology to deliver a search engine that could be easily monitored, had appropriate and actionable alerts, failed gracefully, and had a low mean time to recovery.I represent Search Technology on a number of teams such as the Site Readiness Core Team and our company-wide Production Bug SLA committee. From May 2011 to October 2014 (3 years 6 months) San Jose, CAPrincipal Systems Engineer / MTS 2 @ eBay As a team lead in Search Operations, I focused on automation, process improvement, cost savings, and other fun projects.While in this position, I also sat on the customer advisory boards of both Citrix and F5 for their load balancing products and pioneered the use of new technologies such as active-active load balancing to reduce costs. From March 2009 to April 2011 (2 years 2 months) San Jose, CASystem and Network Administrator @ Taos Client: Sony Y2K compliance tester. Wrote test plans and created test networks to help identify and correct non-compliant OS's (BSDI, Solaris, HP/UX). This involved wading through tens of thousands of lines of perl and shell code, as well as testing older hardware.Client: Intertrust Technologies Worked as a contractor at Intertrust for three months before being hired on as a full-time employee in June 1999. Solaris administrator solely responsible for all development servers in a rapidly growing software development company.Client: Sift, Inc. System and network administrator at an internet marketing company whose business depended on a live news archive in an Oracle database. Included Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris workstations and servers. Set up and maintained Oracle and system backups, installed mail servers, and wrote perl scripts. From October 1997 to June 1999 (1 year 9 months)
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