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Sverrir Arason


Last update: 24.10.2022

Senior Linux Engineer

Graduation: MBA - Master of Business Administration, BSc - Computer Engineering
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: Danish (Limited professional) | English (Full Professional)




Infrastructure and automation work on Red Hat, Centos, Ubuntu and Debian Linux
Cloud: GCP - Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Cloudstack, Iaas Cloud Solution
Automation: Puppet Enterprise Administration and programming and Ansible playbook programming
Provisioning: Terraform and Ansible/Puppet. RH Satellite, Spacewalk, Cobbler
CI/CD:  Jenkins and GitLab
Shell scripting: Python, Bash, PHP
Monitoring: Nagios, Zenoss, Zabbix, CheckMK, DataDog
Unix/Linux Performance Tuning & OS hardening
Virtualization: XenServer, XCP-ng, VMware
C/C++ : Programming for HP-UX and Red Hat Linux
ABAP : SAP programming for bank account clearing systems

Project history

09/2017 - 03/2020
Linux Developer
Arm (1000-5000 employees)
Architecture and civil engineering

Puppet programming and Administration for automation of Linux machines, Bash and Python scripting.  Linux Systems administration

DevOps Operations using Puppet Module programming, git code version control, Linux Systems Administration, Analysis and performance tuning.  Linux server build and configuration.

09/2016 - 03/2017
Puppet Programming
Institute of Physics Publishing – UK (50-250 employees)
Media and Publishers

Upgrade of Puppet Enterprise environment.  Module changes for compatibility.  Module programming. Connection to git repository using r10k. Linux Systems Administration.  Linux server build and configuration.

05/2014 - 02/2016
Linux System Administration and Puppet programming
Arqiva – UK (500-1000 employees)

Overall system design and implementation of the Puppet environment for Arqiva’s Smart Metering project.  Programming of Puppet modules and configuration setup using Hiera.  Server build and configuration using RH Satellite and Puppet Enterprise in combination.  All server build, application installation and configuration was fully automated.

11/2008 - 06/2009
Senior Unix system administrator
Roche Nimblegen
Job Type: Contract
Project: Senior Unix system administrator
Unix system administration and programming for Sun Solaris,Red Hat and Suse.
Technologies used: Sun Solaris 8/9, Red Hat Linux 4 & 5, Suse Linux, Bash, php, mysql, Oracle DB, SAN storage, Fiber
connections, Nagios, Cacti, Zenoss
My Role: Daily Unix and Linux System Administration and 24/7 overall support. Programming using bash, php,
MySQL and Oracle

08/2006 - 09/2007
Head of IT
Icelandic Medicines Control Agency
Job Type: Permanent
Project: Management position as Head of IT
Technologies used: Project management methods
My Role:
As Head of IT my responsibility was the management of the entire organizations IT infrastructure,
strategy and planning. That involved Project management, material management, IT development and
cooperation with other European agencies.

03/2002 - 02/2005
Senior Unix Systems administrator and team lead
Skyrr Inc.
Job Type: Permanent
Project: Senior Unix Systems administrator and team lead
Systems Administration for Unix operating systems and related hardware, HP-UX, Sun Solaris and
Technologies used: HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Red Hat, Centos, Fedora, bash, php, mysql, Apache, C/C++, SAN, LDAP, Oracle,
Oracle Application Server, Tomcat among many others.
My Role:
Senior Unix Systems administrator and team lead. Systems Administration for Unix operating systems
and related hardware, HP-UX, Sun Solaris and Linux. LDAP, server maintenance and administration.
OpenView, administration and maintenance. Oracle database and Application Server, administration and
maintenance. Leader of the Unix team. Project management for the operational tasks of the Unix team.

Time and spatial flexibility

Willing to relocate / travel
Bereit umzuziehen / zu reisen

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