Colin Hamilton

I'm

About

If you haven't guessed it already, my name is Colin Hamilton. ;) I'm 30 years old and currently a Backline Linux Engineer at SUSE. I have a beautiful wife named Tracey and together we're raising two amazing kids. The first is Jonah who's 9 years old and loves to play video games with his old man. The second is Bree who is 7 years old and loves to perform and sing songs for us. Life can get pretty busy, but when I have a moment to myself I enjoy listening to music while I read, write, philosophize, or play video games.

Backline Linux Support Engineer.

I have 8 years experience in creating, managing, and troubleshooting SUSE/Fedora and Debian flavored Linux systems. I treat every person with respect and my communication skills are top notch. I’m not afraid to go out of my comfort zone.

  • Birthday: 5 July 1992
  • Website: www.colinleehamilton.com
  • State: Utah, USA
  • Age: 30
  • Email: colinhamilton92@live.com
  • Employment: SUSE

I handle collaboration requests from the frontline and premium Linux Engineers assisting them with their cases. This could range greatly due to the broad spectrum of the Linux OS. I develop and deliver training on my specialties; My specialties are high availability, SAP, authentication, and kernel crash analysis.

Facts

"Just the facts, ma'am"

Certifications accrued over the years

Technical Documents written and published

Hours Of Support on Linux systems

Trainings designed and delivered

Skills

I have substantial knowledge of Linux branching across many flavors. I'm also adept in Bash with some experience in Python and Ruby. I've also created and presented extensive trainings covering my various specialties.

Managing SUSE, Red Hat, and other Fedora Flavored Linux OS 100%
Managing Ubuntu, Mint, and other Debian Flavored Linux OS 90%
Managing Arch, Gentoo, and other Advanced Linux OS 85%
BASH 100%
Ruby 50%
Python 45%

Resume

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Summary

Colin Hamilton

I have 8 years experience in creating, managing, and troubleshooting SUSE/Fedora and Debian flavored Linux systems. I treat every person with respect and my communication skills are top notch. I’m not afraid to go out of my comfort zone.

  • Orem, UT 84097
  • colinhamilton@protonmail.com

Education

Certifications

  • Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)
  • Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE)
  • SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA)
  • SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE)
  • Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA)
  • Linux Foundation Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • SUSE Certified Administrator in High Availability (SCA+HA)

Courses

  • Clustering with the SUSE Linux Enterprise HAE and a SAN (9211)
  • SaltStack Salt Administration I (1)
  • SaltStack Salt Administration II (2)

Orem High School

2007 - 2010

Orem, UT

Received my diploma in 2010 and earned an ACT score of 28.

Professional Experience

Backline Linux Engineer

2016 - August 2017, January 2018 - Present

SUSE, Pleasant Grove, UT

I handle collaboration requests from the frontline and premium Linux Engineers assisting them with their cases. This could range greatly due to the broad spectrum of the Linux OS. I develop and deliver training on my specialties; My specialties are:

  • High Availability
  • SAP
  • Authentication
  • Kernel Crash Analysis.

Senior Linux and Storage System Administrator

August 2017 - January 2018

Galileo Processing, Salt Lake City, UT

I managed Linux servers (OEL, CentOS, oVirt/RHEV, ESXi, Docker, AWS, GCP, Puppet, Splunk) and storage allocation (NetApp, PureStorage, EMC) for the company.

Frontline Linux Engineer

2015 - 2016

SUSE, Provo, UT

L2/Senior Web Advisor/Technical Support

2014 - 2015

Bluehost, Orem, UT

Technical Documents

I've written technical documents in standard and blog format.

  • All
  • Blog
  • TID
  • Forum

Trainings

I've created and presented the following internal trainings.

Authentication

With labs on KVM and Azure

PAM, NSS, LDAP/389, Winbind, SSSD, Kerberos, and Active Directory as applied to SUSE Linux

HA Training

With a lab on KVM

Deploying, Configuring, and Managing the Pacemaker and Corosync stack on SUSE Linux

SAP HANA on SUSE HA

With a lab on KVM

Deploying and Configuring SAP HANA to run on SUSE HA

Netweaver and S/4 HANA on SUSE HA

With a lab on KVM

Deploying and Configuring Netweaver and S/4 HANA on SUSE HA

Linux Support 101

Under Development

The Foundations for Supporting Linux

Kernel Core Data Collection

Under Development

Sanity Checking the Integrity of, and Gathering Initial Data from, a Kernel Core

Contact

I'm not currently looking for other employment. However, I'm always happy to make new connections.

Location:

Orem, UT 84097