Thomas Phipps

I'm Thomas Phipps, a unix/Linux Professional.


Thomas Phipps has a wide range of development and server design. cumulating in a general ability to find a new way of doing things. 

Thomas Phipps's Background

Thomas Phipps's Experience

Operating System Engineer 5 at Wells Fargo

February 2016 - Present | Las Vegas, NV

design and develop logstash/elasticsearch/kibana setup that takes into account all levels of logging. as well as deploy and maintain openstack technology.

Operating Systems Engineer 6 at APEX [contract for wells fargo]

March 2015 - Present | las vegas, NV

design and develop logstash/elasticsearch/kibana setup that takes into account all levels of logging. as well as deploy and maintain openstack technology.

Administrator Systems and Apps III at IGT

December 2012 - Present | Las Vegas, NV

Maintain and monitor 200 Linux servers in 4 datacenters across a global infrastructure. Manage and maintain web infrastructure, for mobile and desktop based casino gaming, running on Redhat 4, 5, and 6. Maintain development environments in the VMware infrastructure.

System Administrator at Stephens Media LLC

March 2008 - December 2012 | Las Vegas, NV

This Position currently entails managing approximately 20 Solaris servers, running from solaris 8 to solaris 10. These systems have many different configurations including a 4 node solaris 9 cluster using veritas for volume management of around 160 fibre connected disks. To smaller setups that entail everything from DNS servers running bind on solaris 10 to a box set aside for secure ssl credit card transactions using solaris zones. My first project for this company was scripting a way to transfer zones between 2 Niagara based blade systems. This project was closed once completed due to the software that would be running in the zones not able to take advantage of the hardware. among the linux duties is running a n+1 cpanel controlled web setup. this setup was designed and implemented by me. and currently includes but is not limited to 10 front facing apache httpd servers that host php and python based services. these servers connect to a 4 node mysql set. this is all controlled by a single cpanel server that is not front facing. if asked i can draw up the layout. Other duties include web page management of the drupal/pressflow instalations as well as educating the editors and upper manegment about the use of CMS software.

PHP Developer at Selling Source LLC

October 2006 - February 2008 | Las Vegas, NV

Maintenance programing on back end system running 45+ separate online loan sites. implement new campaigns and new code for handling different situations. Manage XML input and output for loan processing. Program rules for governing how loan applicants are handled and which third party loan office they will be sent to. Contact programers with third party loan companies in regards to the input/output flow with there servers.

Technical Support Specialist at ClientLogic

March 2001 - August 2003

call center support specialist working for Earthlink dell, and earthlink mailstation.

Thomas Phipps's Interests & Activities

Linux, Quantum Physics, Games, photography.