Eric L. Ostrom
South Denver Area


I am an experienced and certified Linux system administrator, systems engineer, and architect who can help you to design, automate, and manage your Linux systems. I am interested in a long term tech-lead or management level position.





Software and Operating Systems

Operating Systems
Novell SuSE, Red Hat, CentOS, XCP (Xen Cloud Platform), Microsoft Server 2003

Perl/CGI, Apache, MySQL, MS SQL 2005, PostgreSQL, RCS, Git, Cygwin, Bash, Ksh, Csh, Visio, XML, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Samba, NFS, XFS, DHCP, DNS, Kickstart (KS), PXE, raid/mdadm, SAR, dbx, gdb, C, make, GPG/PGP, GeckoBoard.

Professional Experience

Linux Systems Engineer and Architect
Innovar Group
Littleton, CO (April 2014 - Present)

Contractor providing administration, project, and technical lead services for CenturyLink.

Professional Services
Onward Technologies
Centennial, CO (July 2013 - March 2014)

Contractor providing administration and programming services for Pearson Learning Technologies.

Professional Services
CSU Industries
New York, NY (May 2013 - June 2013)

Contract Linux Administrator for CSU Industries.

System Architect
Sun Plus Data Group
Lakewood, CO (Sept 2012 - Mar 2013)

Contract Linux Systems Engineer and Architect for the Dept. of Interior supporting a Novell SuSE Linux compute cluster.

Systems Engineer
Insight Global
Englewood, CO (July 2012 - Sept 2012)

Contract Linux Systems Engineer and Technical Lead to McAfee.

Systems Engineer
Broomfield, CO (April 2011 - January 2012)
Full Time Employee

Systems Engineer performing various infrastructure engineering efforts.

Systems Engineer
Threshold Placement Services
Littleton, CO (March 2011)
Short Term Contract

Contract Systems Engineer for Oil and Gas Seismic Analysis Company, setup a clustered NAS using SCALE® equipment.

Systems Engineer
Colorado Springs, CO (May 2010 - December 2010)

Systems Engineer supporting and producing content for an HPSA (opsware) application for Wells Fargo.

Linux Systems Engineer
Akamai Technologies
Englewood, CO (July 2007 - November 2008)
Full Time Employee

Linux System Administrator and Programmer for content delivery network.

Senior Application Analyst
JPMorgan Chase
Houston, TX (October 2006 - March 2007)
Full Time Employee

Analyst on Foreign Exchange trading system using Murex and Sybase.

Operating Systems Architect
LSG Technologies
Englewood, CO (March 2006 - May 2006)
Short Term Contract

DoD TriCare Management Authority re-platform project at Lockheed Martin Information Technology. Migration of a Windows based system to a UNIX based environment.

System Administrator
L3 Titan Corporation
Colorado Springs, CO (September 2003 - September 2005)
Full Time Employee

Production support and software development.

Senior Programmer Analyst
FedEx Corporate Services
Colorado Springs, CO (August 1999 - September 2003)
Full Time Employee

Developed, maintained, and supported NetReturn web-based returns management system.

UNIX Software Developer
Tek Systems
Denver, CO (May 1998 - May 1999)

Streamlined software processes for telecommunications company.

Technical Consultant
Analyst International Corporation
Denver, CO (October 1997 - February 1998)
Short Term Contract

Analyze and remediate software for Y2K conversion.

Programmer Analyst
ITT Space Systems Division
Colorado Springs, CO (September 1995 - September 1997)
Full Time Employee

Enhance KSAT and VSAT software modeling software (C-based).

Battelle Pacific North Labs
Richland, WA (1995)

Studied wavelet theory and its possible application to the analysis of the effects of anesthesia on the brain.



B.S. Applied Mathematics with minor in Computer Science
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - College of Engineering (1987-1992)

Graduate Coursework

University of Iowa - Dept. of Mathematics (1992-1994)
Group Theory, Analysis I, Analysis II, Differential Equations, Matrix Theory, Topology, Abstract Algebra

Colorado State University at Ft.Collins - Dept. of Computer Science (2005)
Parallel Programming