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Mina Mikhail


Last update: 16.02.2016

Unix/Linux System Administrator with 10+ experiences

Graduation: Computing and System development
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: Arabic (Native or Bilingual) | English (Limited professional)


EXPERIENCE            Systems Engineer and Consultant              Feb 2011-Presnt

  • Linux administration and consultation. Fix complex systems and services issues
  • Website and servers migration. Advanced migration skills.                                                      
  • Troubleshoot complex service issues DNS, OpenVPN, Apache, Nginx, MYSQL, PHP.
  • Performance tuning for Apache, Nginx, MYSQL
  • Consulting clients about suitable server`s hardware, provider, system services and security
  • Did more than 1,000 projects and tasks with 100% rating form customers and providers

Direct Orbit for IT                       Unix/Linux System Administrator              Jun 2014 – May 2015
DOIT is a startup company based on Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I worked in two major projects, IBM UNIX/WebSphere administration for Bank AlJazira, worked directly with IT managers in Bank to do Tivoli Access Manager and junctions configuration.
The second project was to build Cloud infrastructure for cross platform mobile app, worked closely with the APP developers team to support the APP development using OpenFire and XMPP protocol.
  • IBM UNIX and Websphere administration for Bank AlJazira.                                                  
  • Configured Tivoli Access Manager for Webseal to backend WebSphere portals.                                                        
  • Team leader for the developers in writing detailed project plans for the Bank
  • Built high availability 10 Cloud servers infrastructure fort the mobile App
  • HAproxy, backup, Nagios, MYSQL replication, Openfire load balance and servers’ security
  • Details documentation writing for the two projects.

Friends Alex EG                  Internet Cafe Owner                  May 2009 –Dec 2012
  • Had 12 Computers offering Internet Services and On-line games.
  • Manage and install the network.
NewLogic, EG                   Network/System specialist                  June 2005 –Feb 2009
  • Managing, maintaining & configuring routers, cabling & computers.
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting for desktops and servers.
  • Build network infrastructure for company clients using Windows 2003 and Linux.
NetServ, EG                  Internet Cafe Operator                  Apr 2001 –Sep 2003
  • Pc assembling & repairing, configuring ISDN Internet connection.
  • fundamentals computer courses.
  • Unix AIX, Linux RHEL, Debiam and OS X                              
  • Apache, Nginx, MYSQL, Postfix, OpenVPN, administration, troubleshooting and securing
  • IPtables, OSSEC, TCPDump, nmap.. Detect, trace and clean Linux and JS & PHP malware
  • Advanced Systems and applications security skills
  • Can read and understand many programming language codes.
  • Virtualization with VMware vSphere, KVM and Docker.
  • Solid experiences and skills with AWS.
Lighthouse Manchester college, UK    Higher National Diploma Level 5                 2016
Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma, Level 5 in Computing & Systems Development.
9 units completed, remaining one unit
University of Illinois, US.                        Linux System Administration                      2013
Studied 4 courses provided by O’reilly school of technology.
  • Linux Systems Administration: The Command Line, A
  • Linux Systems Administration: Networking and Package Management, A
  • Linux Systems Administration: Services, A
  • Linux Systems Administration: Sed, Awk, and Perl, A
Stanford University, US.                  Advanced Computer Security Certificate          2012
Studied 6 courses with   90% grade.
  • Software Security Foundation.
  • Writing Secure Code
  • Using Cryptography Correctly.
  • Security Protocols.
  • Mobile Security.
  • Emerging Threats and Defenses.
Informatics Academy, SG.                  International Diploma in IT                            2013
  • International Diploma in information Technologies and Communication (Level 4, NCC, UK)
Other Certifications:
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: 2008
  • Microsoft Certificated System Engineering: 2007
  • IBM Certificate in C++ Programming: 2004
  • CIW Web Designer course at New Horizon: 2004

Project history

More than 850 reviews:

-Administrating and configuring Unix/Linux
-Setting up, configuring, maintaining and securing Postfix, Bind, Apache, Nginx, PHP, MYSQL and most Linux daemonD
-Securing Unix/Linux against various attack, configuring Iptables rules, Snort, and other opensource security tools.
-Virtualization, Cloud Computing, common Webhosting Virtualization panels, CMS, System hardening.
-Worked with major Linux distributions, Slackware, RHEL, Debian, openSUSE and Fedora.
-About 1k tasks and projects done in Webhosting industry.
-Books writing.


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