Sydney Senior SRE/Sysadmin/Something.


Kinda nerdy father; Systems Engineer / SRE / Engineering Manager.

Professional Summary

I’ve been a developer (PHP, C, Python, Go), Systems Administrator, SRE, and people manager. I can mess around with system internals, I can lead projects or small teams, I can coach and mentor.

I like to take a step back and ask what problem we’re really trying to solve.

Skill Summary

  • System design & architecture
  • Monitoring and SLOs
  • Linux system configuration, debugging.
  • Tuning and query / index optimisation for databases (MySQL, BDB).
  • Core protocols - DNS (authoritative & recursive/caching), SMTP, LDAP, RADIUS.
  • IPv6 migration and troubleshooting.
  • Backup & restore.
  • Solid written and verbal communication.
  • Mentoring & coaching junior and senior employees.
  • Coding/scripting (bash, Python, Java/C++/Perl as needed)


  • Bachelor of Information Technology, Flinders University 2003.
  • Certificate IV in Project Management
  • Various courses - Zend Server, XIV SAN, and IPv6
  • On the job! I learn new systems and technologies quickly.


You can read my [résumé] 1; you can also check out my [my LinkedIn profile] 2.