Major Hayden - a social nerd
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I’m a Linux Engineer with skills in database administration, system administration, application development and leadership. I enjoy connecting people with technology solutions that are easy to use, affordable, and sustainable over time. I'm familiar with, and a huge supporter of, the DevOps culture and how to make it work with a large team in a fast paced environment.
Information security has also been an interest of mine. As the Chief Security Architect for Rackspace, I led a team of senior Windows, Linux and networking engineers who were dedicated to increasing security within Rackspace and for our customers. We provided critical security advisement to the business as a whole and we fueled technical security projects that reduced risk, reduced product development cycle time, and increased customer confidence.
I was previously working on the OpenStack project and its integration with Citrix Xenserver and Nicira's networking stack. I also maintained our high-availability clusters, Debian packaging and various system tools and scripts. Our team created a highly automated continuous integration system with Jenkins that allowed us to test and deploy new code much more rapidly than before.