Aaron Summers
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Aaron Summers

Linux Cloud Engineer / 14 Years Real World Experience


Winter Park, United States


Daily engineering and administration of OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows based operating environments. LAN/WAN: Experience identifying a large number of network and host based security problems. Stabilized the bandwidth billing system for accuracy and provided assistance to the web development team. UNX(tm)/Linux/BSD: Designed and built a custom Enterprises Data Ware House utilizing RedHat Enterprise Linux, IBM Information Server, and the Sun N1 toolkit. Back ported the RedHat clustering tools and GFS modules for RedHat Enterprise Linux 4. Customized the operating environment for running the IBM Information Server 8 family of applications, consisting of IBM DB2 V 9.3, IBM WebSphere 6.0, IBM DataStage and IBM QualityStage. Was the ... moresingle onsite operations point for the HP-UX, Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOS X, and Linux machines. Wrote custom tools for monitoring and metrics. Fluent in the change management process as it relates to Sarbanes Oxley, internal, and external audits. Extensive documentation of custom applications, primarily our custom data warehouse solution. Designed and implemented the company's external web presence using Solaris 10. Utilized zones, the ZFS file system, and hardware RAID on the T2000 platform. Wrote my own tools in Perl, C, and the Bourne shell. Debugged many complex operational problems. Specialties Started running Linux around 1993, kernel was 0.99 Moved onto SunOS and Open/FreeBSD. Since have worked with HP-UX and SCO extensively. Currently work with RHEL, AMI Linux, CentOS, OpenBSD, EC2, Parallels, and Rackspace. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Jun 2013 - Apr 2014

    Amazon AWS Administrator
    If you are looking for a TRUE EXPERT, look no further! Aaron is a pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable, super responsive, and was able to make our web hosting much more reliable and secure. We've already hired Aaron for another contract and look forward to working with him on many more projects!
    75 hours
    $32.50 / hr
    $2,442.92 earned

  • Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

    Server Admin
    Aaron was great to work with, and is one of the most honest and thorough contractors I've ever hired on oDesk. He makes himself available often and takes time to explain his work so his clients are not left in the dark. Will hire him again.
    10 hours
    $33.33 / hr
    $316.64 earned

  • Dec 2012

    DNS problem - multiple RRs of singleton type
    Aaron is a professional. Our server was down, he got on it right away and had us back up and running in about 5 minutes. We'll be using him on all our future projects and highly recommend him.
    0 hour
    $33.33 / hr
    $11.00 earned

  • May 2012 - Oct 2012

    Setup & Maintain Rackspace Cloud Structure
    Aaron is a nice guy with great skills! Thank you for your great work!
    14 hours
    $21.23 / hr
    $307.85 earned

  • Nov 2011 - Sep 2012

    Continue development of cloud based legal system
    Aaron was over the top and even did a ton of work for free but the project went in a different direction.
    371 hours
    $22.22 / hr
    $8,240.07 earned

  • Aug 2012

    Linux Administration
    12 hours
    $22.22 / hr
    $274.20 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Upwork Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers 5.00 1st Place! 3 mins
Email Etiquette Certification 4.70 Top 10% 12 mins
Unix Test 3.75 Top 30% 14 mins
Customer Service Test 4.60 Top 10% 15 mins
Telephone Etiquette Certification 4.45 Top 10% 13 mins
Office Skills Test 3.60 Above Average 12 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.00 Top 30% 28 mins

Work History

100% Job Success
6,027 hours worked
96 jobs


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