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Boris Meyer
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System Engineer

About our Client

System Engineer with 20 years’ experience in UNIX/Linux system engineering and administration. Currently employed at a medium-sized internet service provider, responsible for provisioning and maintaining systems and services, providing support for corporate clients, developing new tools for both internal purposes and customers, and planning and executing team projects. Renowned for delivering work that is accurate, making decisions in a holistic way, and developing innovative solutions. Valued by peers as a reliable, cooperative and friendly colleague.


Professional Experience

System Administrator & Engineer, 2008 - present

Improware AG, Switzerland, medium-sized Internet Service Provider with around 30 employees which develops and distributes an all-in-one software solution for other ISPs,  

• System engineering/administration of Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and OpenBSD operating systems

• Configuration and maintenance of all ISP-related services (examples: Apache Web Server,Postfix, Dovecot) and

internal tools(examples: RT Request Tracker, Jabber, Samba environment including LDAP link)

• Support for business customers including network-related support

• Maintenance of the Nagios monitoring system including the development of new checks

• Provisioning and maintenance of systems for the development team

• Development in Perl such as disk storage-based backup solution for all UNIX/Linux-based systems including a permanent working service and a web frontend

• Web-based system management tool with the main purpose of maintaining update cycles for all systems

• SecureSSH key deployment tool and MySQL database administration

• Administration of the VMWare ESX environment (around 100 virtual machines)


• Developed and implemented mail environment design and failover mechanisms, including additional functionality for around 50,000 customers

• Planned and implemented projects for modernization such as New mail system (bringing new business customers and additional revenue), development of new backup system, change from Nagios to Check_mk monitoring, development of internal tools such as system update management or Mail restore web tool, introduction of a secureSSH key deployment to improve security and various other smaller projects.

• Passed on knowledge internally by constantly updating the documentation in the wiki


System Engineer, 2005-2008

LC Systems-Engineering AG, Switzerland,                                                                                                                                  

• Systems engineer and administrator as an external employee for a pharmaceutical company

• Monitored and maintained server systems, and programming of shell scripts

• Projects like building Jumpstart environment and preparation for Nagios implementation

• Supported internal team for OS-based issues (Red Hat Linux, Solaris, AIX, IRIX)

• Daily system administration with main focus on securing availability of all systems and services


Software Support Engineer, 2000-2005

SUN Microsystem (Schweiz) AG, Switzerland, manufacturer of servers, developer of Solaris OS, Java and other products. Bought by Oracle in 2009 (


• Whole Enterprise Server line (from U10 up toE10000)

• Storage (A/D1000, A3500, T3)

• UNIX/ Solaris 10 / Security

• SUN Cluster



Technical Skills

Linux, Unix, FreeBSD,OpenBSD, Solaris, Virtualization, VMWare, Storage, Network, Security, Database,MySQL, Shell script, Perl, DevOps, Monitoring, Nagios, Check_MK, Backup

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