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Serial No: 9848

List top 5 skills: system administration
Short Bio:

Experienced IT professional with expertise in Linux / Unix Based environments, networking, security, data centers, infrastructure, IPv4 and IPv6 on both Linux and Windows environments. Outstanding customer service skills resolving technical issues, management, completion of tasks on-time and educating end-users. Team player making significant contributions to team and individual success. IT Trainer on Linux / Unix providing hands on training to corporates and professionals.

Current location: 

Sindh, Pakistan - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

IT and Technology, IT and Technology, IT and Technology

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Linux / Unix Expert, Network Engineer, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Data Center Infrastructure and Planning, IT Infrastructure, Planning and implementation, System Administration, Network Administration, Data Center Technical Specialist.

Open source Operating Systems and Applications. Incl. Novell SUSE, SLES, SLED, Ubuntu Server & Desktop, CentOS, Red Hat, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, RouterOS, Wireless Routers, Ethical Hacking, Enterprise Level Security, Network Documentation, DR (Disaster Recovery) Policies, Complex IT Infrastructure, Routing and Switching, VPNs, Bash Scripting, MAC OS X Scripting, Apple Scripts, HTML, CSS, PHP, MYSQL (Master-Master, Master-Slave and Cluster), Content Management Systems (CMS) and Portals, Liferay, SugarCRM, Complete Internet Cafe and Gaming Zone Infrastructure, Implementing, Configuring and Designing Operating Systems in VMware, Troubleshooting all Windows, Linux, Unix, Network Security, Firewalls

Linux / UNIX servers which include Apache HTTPD, Lighttpd, Nginx as webserver and reverse proxy, Squid as Forward and Reverse Proxy (With SSL), LDAP, cPanel, , Easy Hosting Control Panel (EHCP), Apache Tomcat, JBoss Application Server, JAVA, Clustering, Cloud Computing, Virtualization (VMware ESXi, OpenVZ, XEN and KVM), Virtualization backups for VMware using GhettoVCB and Veeam Backup and Replication, Gateway, Mikrotik Routing, Firewall and Networks, RouterOS, Linux IPTables Firewall, WAN Failover, High Availability, Load Balancing, Traffic Shaping (Queues), OpenVPN, L2TP IPSec, PPTP and PPPOE Server.

Email Security, Screening, Mail Scanner, ESVA, Zimbra, Bulk Email Marketing Server setups and Bulk Email SMTP (PowerMTA, Postfix) Tuning and Optimization. Wireless Access Points, Sector Antennas, Omni Antennas, Ubiquity (UBNT) and Mikrotik, WiFi on large scale and Point-to-Point Connectivity.

Monitoring Servers using VeeamONE, MRTG, Nagios, Monit and Custom Scripts

Code Repository management using SVN, CVS and GIT. Web based management tools open source and commercial Atlassian Jira and Stash


BCIT (Bachelors in Computer Information and Technology)

Eq. To (Software Engineering) 2008-2012

NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.


• Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) – Techno-Ed (Pvt.) Ltd.

• Linux System Administration 1 & 2 – CCTC (Pvt.) Ltd. Pakistan

• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training from CTTC (Pvt) Ltd.


Certified Linux Professional (NOVELL CLP)

Certified Linux Administrator (NOVELL CLA)

Certified Data Center Advanced Technical Specialist

Certified Data Center Technical Specialist

• Novell – License 10148700 – June 2011

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

• British Council (Academic)

• Candidate # 002612

• Listening: 6.0 , Reading: 6.0 , Writing: 6.5, Speaking: 7.0

• Overall: 6.5 Bands

Certifications in progress

• NCLE (Novel Certified Linux Engineer)

• CISA (Certified Internet Systems Auditor)

• EC-CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)

• CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

Awards and Contributions

Networks & Security Manager in NED University of Engineering and Technology Event ITEC 2009. Made all the major competition tasks of Cisco and Network Security and managed Network of event.

Technical Skills • Linux / UNIX Servers • Configuring Routers and Switches

• Windows Servers • LAN, WLAN,MAN, WiFi

• Open source Operating Systems Unix, Linux and Applications. Incl Ubuntu, CentOS, Red at, Debian, Fedora and Novell SUSE Server / Desktop

• Cloud Computing, Datacenter Infrastructure Planning and Implementation • Web Development

• Wireless Routers, Sector Antennas, Access points, Omni Antennas

• HTML, PHP, MYSQL • Content Management Systems and Portals

• Ethical Hacking • Data Center Technical Specialist

• Securing Networks & Firewall • Enterprise Level Security

• Network Infrastructure, Cabling and Networking

• Complete Internet Café and Gaming Zone Infrastructure

• Implementing, Configuring and Designing Operating Systems in VMware

• Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010

• Troubleshooting in Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista, 7 Linux and UNIX

• Virtualization • Private Cloud IAAS Implementation

• Load Balancing • LAMP, Clustering, DR Solutions, CDN

IT Projects

Project Team Lead

Final Year Project (Cloud Data Center VS Traditional Data Center)

October 2010-August 2012

NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.

The idea behind this project analysis “Cloud Data Center VS Traditional Data Center” is first of all because of the hype nowadays of Cloud Computing and Storage. The main concept and motivation behind this project is Internet / Information Giants like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook have already switched to Cloud Infrastructure and the outcome by switching to Cloud has not only proved as cost effective but high performance computation, reliability, scalability and extensibility. Our idea is to show comparison / analysis between Traditional Data Center and Cloud Data Center by computing large requests, virtualization and effective utilization of commodity hardware between them.

Team lead for Cloud Data Center, Designed project infrastructure, Virtualization concepts and implementation, Technology consultant, Core Networks and Routing, LAN, WAN and Wireless implementation and Browser, Mobile based remote access.

Relevant Experience

Senior System Administrator December 2012 to Present

Arpatech (Pvt.) Ltd (Advanced Research Projects & Technology), Karachi, Pakistan

• Install and Maintain VMWare DMZ ESX/ ESXi environments using vSphere, vCenter on Local/Remote Datacenters using Firewall, and Mikrotik Routers.

• ESX /VMware Server Virtual Machines Backup, Maintenance using Veeam Backup and Replication, GhettoVCB ,MKBackup and Custom written scripts.

• Auto Failover Backups, Cluster and Replications

• Custom Bash and Apple Scripts written on MAC OS X 10.8.x

• Setting up Atlassian’s Jira, Stash, Integration, Realtime sync SVN to GIT and other open source GIT servers, users and policy configurations

• Setup Nagios to Monitor 80 Servers in different DMZs using NRPE checks.

• Setup Monit to monitor and automate tasks.

• Setup Liferay, SugarCRM, JBoss, Tomcat, Joomla, PHP, Apache and MySQL servers.

• ESVA (Email Scanning Virtual Appliance) Setup.

• NFS Server and Rsync Setup for remote backups on multiple locations.

• Samba Server with LDAP and Quota Enabled Setup.

• VPN Server with LDAP and PAM auth.

• pfSense Management

• MySQL Master/Slave with SSL integration, MySQL Multi Master Setup and Load balancing proxy.

• Documentation, DR (Disaster Recovery) and Backup policy implementation.

• OCS for I.T. Asset Management and Software deployment.

• Apache, NGiNX and MySQL Load Balancing through HA (high availability)

• Write Secure Firewall rules using iptables to block ICMP Flooding , Port Scanning , IDS.

• IRed Mail + Zimbra Mail Server Setup for multiple domains with DKIM and SPF.

• Squid, NGiNX and Varnish as Reverse Proxy for multi-domain management single SSL certificate.

• LDAP on SSL to communicate with different DMZs.

• Centralized LDAP Access policy implementation.

• Responsible for deployment of new application release and patches related to application bug fixes

Linux / UNIX / IT Consultant & Manager Operations June 2011 to October 2012

HS Euro UK Ltd (Rapid Solutions UK), London, United Kingdom (Online Remotely)

• Managing Infrastructure remotely, Developed DR Policies for company internal app & database.

• Working online with multiple corporate companies in London and all over UK, Providing them Open source, Linux / UNIX solutions, Consultancy, Website & Database Solutions, Cloud Computing and Data Center Infrastructure, Planning and implementation

• Customer / Client Support via e-mail, remote access and in bound virtual VoIP London local phone number and calling out bound through the same virtual calling VoIP gateway.

• Configuration of Multiple Linux / UNIX servers which include Apache HTTPD, Lighttpd, Nginx, MySQL, PHP, cPanel, Vista Panel, Easy Hosting Control Panel (EHCP), Tomcat, JAVA, Clustering, Cloud Computing softwares, Virtualization (OpenVZ,Xen and KVM), Gateway, Linux Firewalls Rules, WAN Failover, Load Balancing, Traffic Shaping (Bandwidth Limiting) and Server Security.

• Development of company corporate website ( and e-commerce with PayPal, Debit / Credit Card and Google Checkout Payment gateway (

• Developed Marketing, Sales and Business boosting strategy & E-Media, Social Media & SEO

• Managing Online Sales, & Merchant Accounts from Inventory, Tracking to Sales

Senior Linux (Novell SUSE,Red Hat) Trainer October 2010-August 2012 Aazam College of Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.

Training Corporates and Preparation guidance for RHCE Exam (RH-302) and RHCT

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 5)

RH 033 Red Hat Linux Essential, RH 133 Red Hat System Administration, RH 253 Red Hat

Networking and Security

Training Corporates and Preparation guidance for Novel SUSE Exam On SUSE Linux Enterprise

Desktop and Server

• SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 / 11 • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 / 11

• Certified Novell Administrator (CLA 10 / 11) • Certified Novell Professional (CLP 10 / 11)

Network / System Administrator 2006 to 2008

Cafe De Net, Karachi, Pakistan

• Managing a Gaming Zone / Internet Cafe with a Linux Server patched with Windows.

• Changed complete infrastructure of the company with unique ideas … Main server was running

On Windows changed it to Linux (Red Hat and Fedora) which is more secure and stable

Operating System for enterprise level. Also secured Windows Workstations with multiple

Securities, firewalls and restrictions. Also developed two content management systems for the

Company on PHP, company’s Corporate Websites and 1 intranet portal.

• Networking, Web Development • Helpdesk, Support Engineer