Anthony Linsday

Linux Systems Administrator


Linux systems administrator and engineer with over 9 years in the IT field. Over 7 years of those years are continuous experience focusing on infrastructure design, data center migrations and consolidation, virtualization and rapid server deployments. Experienced in front-end and back-end web, api and data storage and administration. Experience as a developer and system administrator has always proved beneficial when working and communicating between departments, management and clients.

Technical Skills


PHP, Native Android (Java), CodeIgniter, SAML, WordPress, Website Baker, MySQL, Perl, Bash, C, JavaScript, HTML, JAVA, Ajax, SOAP


SamHain, CVS, Subversion, VMWare, RedHat, Zmanda Backup, ZendServer, PXE, Hylafax,Samba, DNS, DHCP, Dovecot, LDAP, CUPS, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, NFS, Squid proxy, Kickstart, Monetra, DRBD


A10 load balancers, F5 BigIP load balancers, Spectra Logic, Sonicwall, Avaya PBX, VoIP, SCSI, NAS, SAN, Data and Voice Cabling


RedHat Satellite, Barracuda Spam Appliances, BMC Remedy, Tealeaf, BMC Control-M, Atlassian Products [JIRA, Confluence, Crucible, Fisheye, Bamboo, Crowd], Mirapoint, RedCondor, EdgeWave


PEQ Home Automation -

Joint venture between Comporium Communications and Smart Home Ventures

Sept 2013 - May 2015

  • Installed and manage infrastructure hardware for two datacenters, including:
    • Cisco UCS chassis
    • A10 Load balancers
    • Palo Alto firewalls
    • Cisco Nexus 5000 switches
    • RecoverPoint appliances
    • Site Recovery Manager
  • Managed virtual infrastructure using:
    • VMWare vCenter
    • RedHat Satellite
    • SamHain file integrity monitor
  • Planned and implemented geo-redundant datacenter backups and replication
  • Maintain infrastructure level hardware and firmware updates
  • Maintain operating system and application level updates
  • Ensure maximum uptime with redundant hardware, virtual servers and load balancers
  • Trained junior level database administrators
  • Communicated requirements with development team to ensure their software will handle failover and redundancy
  • Automated PHP and Java code deployments to eliminate downtime and maintenance windows

Comporium Communications - Rock Hill, SC

IT Systems Engineer IV / Information Technology Group

Mar 2012 - May 2015

  • Designed platform for mobile controlled water fountain in Fountain Park, Rock Hill
  • Setup camera to capture time-lapse video of Fountain Park's construction
  • Programmed web interface dashboard for support center to manage over 200,000 customers
  • Programmed file transfer system for
    • sending late accounts to collection agencies
    • getting 911 call usage from mobile carriers
    • sending billing information to invoice printing company
  • Planned and implemented centralized monitoring, alerting and logging systems
  • Upgraded tape backup appliances and replaced server with ZManda
  • Designed physical and logical network layout for Immedion's new datacenter
  • Designed SAML authentication for integration with 2012 NBC Olympics
  • Manage authoritative DNS server over 180 zones
  • Maintain Mirapoint email platform for over 200,000 internet and email subscribers
  • Manage web and FTP servers for internet subscribers' Personal Web Space
  • Coordinated deployment and migration of spam filtering from RedCondor appliances to Barracuda
  • Currently planning migration of email platform to cloud service

Wells Fargo - Charlotte, NC

Systems Support Engineer / International Shared Services Technology

Aug 2011 - Mar 2012

  • Manage server and software upgrades
  • Managed architectural diagrams for six internal applications
  • Automated scripts in PHP to insert 180+ users for new application, saving numerous work days
  • Built and transferred internal WebSphere application to new hosting environment
  • Concurrently built WebSphere environment while upgrading application on existing servers
  • Coordinated a simulated Disaster Recovery scenario for multiple production applications
  • Decommissioned Wachovia's retired Anti Money Laundering applications and servers
  • Built and supported Linux, Apache, MySQL servers for development teams
  • Deployed automated scanners and imaging applications for multiple Lines of Business
  • Managed change requests in a controlled environment
  • Restored credibility of the support team for various Lines of Business
  • Functionality and Site Integration Testing for application upgrades and deployments - Charlotte, NC

PHP Programmer / Web Development

Mar 2011 - Jul 2011

  • PHP development for education software
  • MySQL database administration
  • Built and monitored backup server
  • Converted PHP code from procedural to object-oriented
  • Integrated existing website with TurnItIn API plagiarism detection service via SOAP

American Tire Distributors, Inc. - Charlotte, NC

LAMP Operations Administrator / Information Technology

Jan 2009 - Feb 2011

  • Architect/Engineer for server farms for websites such as and
  • Installed/configured F5 load balancers for high traffic websites, pricing and inventory queries
  • Implemented Nagios and Cacti server monitoring
  • Administered Apache, ZendServer, Tomcat and MySQL servers
  • Automated PHP and Java code deployments
  • Server upgrades, patches, migration and consolidation
  • Built and administered Atlassian servers [JIRA, FishEye, Crucible, Confluence and Bamboo]
  • Designed and implemented web and MySQL failover, backup and DR solutions
  • Installed Tealeaf web capture and replay appliance
  • Installed and administered BMC Control-M job scheduler

Castle Branch, Inc. - Wilmington, NC

Linux Systems Administrator / Information Technology

Jul 2006 - Dec 2008

  • Architected and implemented infrastructure for user and customer facing servers
  • Maintained PCI compliance for credit card processors
  • Built predictive dialer server based on Asterisk and ViciDial
  • Created standards for server builds and documentation
  • Oversaw integration of in-house developed applications
  • Coordinated server upgrades, patches, migrations and consolidations
  • Server baselines, backups, backup integrity testing, and restorations
  • Automated desktop/server installations via PXE network book with dynamic PHP kickstart files
  • Specialized in interoperability of desktop and server operating systems and software
  • Developed and debugged in-house Perl applications
  • Converted multiple websites from Perl to object oriented PHP
  • Developed internal PHP application with LDAP integration for tracking personnel changes

New Hanover County Schools - Wilmington, NC

IT Apprentice / Information Technology

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

  • Deployed over 400 new PC throughout Hoggard High School
  • Used Novell ZenWorks to automate software deployments all desktop computers
  • Everyday support for PCs, printers, scanners and network components
  • Maintained Hoggard High School.s website content


Cape Fear Community College - Wilmington, NC

Computer Information Systems

Computer Engineering Technology

4.0 GPA

Anthony Linsday — — (704) 665-0183