Mikel's Resume

Mikel Ward
Mountain View, USA

Employment History

July 2011—present Systems Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering
Google, Mountain View, USA
  • Development of applications in Python and Go
  • Maintenance and provisioning of DNS, DHCP, IRC, load balancing, and other services
  • System monitoring and alerting
  • Administration of Linux production systems
  • On-call work
Jun 2010—Mar 2011 Student, Master of Information Technology (withdrawn to pursue employment)
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
  • Learned Java, Python, and Haskell
  • Revised Algorithms and Networking
  • High Distinction (H1) for all subjects
2007—May 2010 Linux Systems Administrator/Systems Engineer
Aconex, Melbourne, Australia
  • Administration of Java-based Web application
  • Administration of Linux and Windows production servers
  • System monitoring and alerting
  • Automation of Windows and Linux system builds
  • Development of in-house tools
  • Documentation and development of processes
  • On-call work
2003—2007 Systems Administrator/Software Developer
Leigh Mardon Australasia (now ABnote), Highett, Australia
  • Development of UNIX server and Windows client software in C++
  • Development of license capture Web site in PHP
  • Porting of legacy license processing system to Linux
  • Administration of license processing system on AIX
  • Administration of AIX, HP-UX, Linux and Windows servers
  • Telephone support and staff training
2000—2003 Trainee Software Engineer/Systems Administrator
Adacel Technologies, Wodonga, Australia
  • Development of FailSafe network diagnostics in Perl on UNIX
  • Maintenance of SGI FAM file monitor in C++ on IRIX and Linux
  • Administration of Red Hat Linux development and communications servers
2000 Systems Engineer/Network Designer
Celvin Technologies, Bairnsdale, Australia
  • Planning and rollout of 13 site ISDN WAN
  • Installation and maintenance of Windows servers
  • On-site technical support and user training


2006, 2008, 2011 Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
2011 Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
2010—2011 Postgraduate Certificate of Information Technology
University of Melbourne
2004—2007 Bachelor of Computer Science
Monash University
2002 Certificate of Software Engineering
Melbourne University Private




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