Senior System Operations Engineer, Playfish @ Electronic Arts
I have worked professionally within IT for the past sixteen years. I am a member of the British Computer Society, the largest professional body for ICT workers in the UK. I have a technically diverse background, ranging from assembler development through the UNIX/Linux operations and support across thousands of instances within Amazon's EC2 Cloud services. I also
I have worked professionally within IT for the past sixteen years. I am a member of the British Computer Society, the largest professional body for ICT workers in the UK. I have a technically diverse background, ranging from assembler development through the UNIX/Linux operations and support across thousands of instances within Amazon's EC2 Cloud services. I also have a diverse employment history, from international banking organisations through to funded start-ups.
I develop software to complement operations and system administration using Ruby, Rails and Chef.
I am a competent and experienced systems administrator and architect with recent experience building and maintaining large and business-critical Internet infrastructure for global scale web services. I'm happy and able to lead teams.
I write regularly on technical topics at: www.opsunit.com/blog
I am currently a lead consultant for OpsUnit: www.opsunit.com
Specialties: Infrastructure, UNIX, Linux, DNS, Chef, Ruby, Rails, Performance Tuning, Java Performance Tuning, MySQL, Infrastructure Architecture.
Site Reliability Engineer / Devops @ Creating telemetry-lead architecture and tooling for a diverse public and private cloud hosted estate. From March 2015 to Present (10 months) London, United KingdomLead Consultant @ OpsUnit is a company built by engineers with experience of automating very large cloud estates for tens of millions of users. We've built infrastructures of thousands of nodes and served billions of objects to make millions of pounds - and automated it all for some of the largest companies on the web and on the Internet.
We specialize in automating infrastructures using Opscode Chef and building peripheral infrastructure tooling. We can help you architect, scale and operate in the cloud. From September 2013 to Present (2 years 4 months) Chief Webscaler @ Leading devops and operations for a leading multi-million user mobile gaming company. Managing AWS instances with Chef, writing ruby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHhuLAtwxg From October 2013 to January 2015 (1 year 4 months) Senior System Operations Engineer, Playfish @ Working on million-user scaling issues for Electronic Arts subsidiary playfish.com, primarily on the 'The Sims Social' Facebook platform. From August 2011 to August 2013 (2 years 1 month) London, United KingdomSenior Infrastructure Analyst @ Managing the infrastructure for a hosted J2EE financial application for financial organisations. From September 2008 to April 2011 (2 years 8 months) Senior Infrastructure Analyst @ From August 2008 to April 2011 (2 years 9 months) Senior Production Engineer @ From 2001 to 2008 (7 years) Developer @ From 1999 to 2001 (2 years)
Sam Pointer is skilled in: MySQL, Technical Architecture, DNS, Linux, Unix, Bash, Bind, Nagios, Software Development, Ruby on Rails, XML, opscode chef, Software Configuration Management, Configuration Management