Curriculum vitæ of Mr. Alessandro Selli (updated on August 1st 2018)

ABSTRACT

Born in Rome in June 1968.

Holder of a High School diploma in sciences, long time professional as a GNU/Linux sysadmin and trainer and, secondarily, on Unix OSes (Solaris, NetBSD, HP-UX e AIX) on a number of diverse hardware platforms (PC, Sun SPARC and UltraSPARC, HP 9000 and IBM RS6000).

EDUCATION

1988– 97

Studied Physics at "la Sapienza" University of Rome, Department of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Physics. These studies were furthered between 1992 and 1997 at University of Ferrara; passed 11 of the 18 examination then required to graduate. Average grade was 26,7/30.

1987

Earned a Diploma in Sciences at Liceo Statale Virgilio, Rome, scoring 60/60.

1987

Earned the Alliance Française Diploma With Distinction from the Centre Culturel Français de Rome.

1986

Graduated at Theodore Roosevelt High School, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

LINUX FOUNDATION CERTIFIED SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORCERTIFICATIONS

January 11th 2017

Software Tester - Advanced Technical Test Analyst certification issued by Italian Software Testing Qualifications Board, certification n. 17_2678


September 29th 2014

last renewed on:

June 17th 2018

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator certification
Certificate ID number:
LFCS-1400-0088-0100

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator

October 11th 2013

Software Tester - Advanced Test Manager certification issued by Italian Software Testing Qualifications Board, certification n. 13_1069

ISTQB Software Tester Manager

September 14th 2013

Software Tester - Foundation certification from Italian Software Testing Qualifications Board, certification n. 12_1016

ISTQB Software Tester Foundation

June 17th 2010

last renewed on:

October 28th 2015

Linux Professional Institute LPIC-2 certification

LPI ID: LPI000192158

Verification Code: szxnzhm6ma

LPIC-2.

November 25th 2009

last renewed on:

October 23rd 2015

Earned the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 certification

LPI ID: LPI000192158

Verification Code: 3s4zjbcrxn

LPIC-1

February 10th 2010

Earned the SUSE Certified Linux Professional certification - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


February 10th 2010

Earned the Novell Certified Linux Administrator (Novell CLA) certification - SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

Novell Certified                  Linux Administrator

February 10th 2010

Earned the Data Center Technical Specialist certification - Novell PartnerNet

Data                Center Technical Specialist

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

October 28th 2013

Scored first in the on-line BenchGames in the following topics:

  1. Information Technology Terminology

  2. Linux Administration (Red Hat 9)

  3. Linux Administration (Red Hat)

  4. Linux Administration (RHEL 5)

  5. Unix Administration (Solaris)

March 12th 2012

Scored first in the on-line BenchGames in the following topics:

  1. Bash Shell Scripting

  2. Unix Korn Shell Scripting

March 2012 March 2015

Passed on-line tests earning the following BrainBench Job Role certificates:

  1. Web Administrator (BCIP)

  2. Information Security Administrator

  3. Network Support Specialist

  4. UNIX System Administrator

  5. Linux System Administrator

  6. Network Administrator

  7. Software Tester

  8. Systems Architect

  9. Telecommunications Specialist

  10. Software Quality Analyst

Transcript ID# for verification: 7934924 (currently expired)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

April → May 2018

Employed as Sysadmin “in trial” at Fata Informatica Rome.

September 2017 April 2018

Part-time employee at Synergia S.R.L. as IT consultant, sysadmin and teacher of GNU/Linux related professional courses.

August 2008 August 2017

Full-time employee at Synergia S.R.L., Rome, as IT consultant, sysadmin (managing the employer's LAN and internal Windows servers) and teacher of GNU/Linux related professional courses.  Held classes both in the employer's sites (Rome and Bologna) and at customer's site or on-line.
For Synergia I was also:

  • October 2016 January 2017: held four webinars for the Officina Linux portal on the following topics:

    • performance measurement and debugging;

    • graphical presentment on a web interface of network and system activity;

  • January April 2014: consulted as document writer for GTECH (Lottomatica) - worked on the completion, update and revision of the extant documentation of the Wager Wise system

  • July 2013 August 2013: translated GMS (Gaming Management System) software documentation at Lottomatica, as a consultant from Ringmaster

  • April 2012 October 2012: consulted on behalf of Pride/Ericsson on the service quality and troubleshooting management team of the TOM system (Technical Operation Management) at Vodafone, Bologna

  • August 2010: performed support control activities for Datamanagement at ASL RME (District Sanitary Service Unit)

  • February 2009 December 2010: supervised TOEFL examination sessions held at the employer's premises

  • September October 2008: consulted on behalf of Reply Sytel as a support specialist for the tuning of the Smart Card Management System at SKY

April 18th 2005 July 31st 2008

Term employment contract with SUSI ict, Sosinel group, assigned to the Oracle Database Service Support Group (billing and traffic/calls documentation operations) at T.I.M (Telecomitalia), Rome

May 2006 and June December 2007

Teacher of Linux classes targeted to final users, system administrators, network and web administrators for Prometheo - Athena Computing Lab, Rome

October 20th 2004 January 21st 2005

Term employment contract with C.M. and assigned as a consultant to Netikos to develop a custom, hardened Linux RedHat Enterprise 4 installation and update system for T.I.M. (Pisa and Rome)

July 1st 2002 December 31st 2003

Cooperation labor contract with Radiomarelli Multimedia SpA, Rome, as a network administrator, backup operator and hardware manager (Rome)

December 15th 2001 March 31st 2002

Independent contractor agreement as Linux junior sysadmin with Babel Professional Services in Pomezia (Rome)

August 1991 August 1992

Carried out mandatory conscript service as typist and writer airman assigned to the Personnel Documentation Unit of the Weapons Procurement General Directorate, General Affairs Office of the Ministry of Defense, Rome

OTHER EXPERIENCES

October 28th 2017

Speaker on the subject “Darknet: not everything in the dark should frighten” at the “Linux Day 2017event organized by Roma2LUG and LUG Roma3 at the Department of Engineering, University of Rome III

October 22nd 2016

Speaker at theLinux Day 2016event organized by Roma2LUG and LUG Roma3 at the Department of Engineering, University of Rome III, presenting the paper: “Perf: a system performance scalpel”

October 24th 2015

Speaker at the “Linux Day 2015” event organized by Roma2LUG at the Department of Civil and IT Engineering, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, presenting the paper: “Traffic Control”

October 7th 2015

Speaker at the Linux Foundation European Conference, Dublin, presenting the paper: "Traffic Control"

October 25th 2014

Speaker at the “Linux Day 2014” event organized by Roma2LUG at the Department of Civil and IT Engineering, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, presenting the paper:“Linux Capabilities

October 15th 2014

Speaker at the Linux Foundation European Conference, Düsseldorf, presenting the paper: "Linux Capabilities – A better root than SUID root"

July 2004

Speaker presenting a paper on “Email Servers and Protocols” (slides), part of a series of introductory sessions to the GNU/Linux Operating System held for the Anti-Mafia Investigative Department of the National Police by the LUG Roma (Linux User Group) Social Advancement Society.

SKILLS

Virtualization

  1. KVM, libvirt and QEMU

Shell scripting

  1. Shell Bash e Korn

  2. Base and Extended Regular Expressions

  3. AWK

Data and networking cryptographic protection

  1. cryptsetup

  2. GnuPG

  3. OpenSSL

  4. OpenVPN

  5. stunnel

Hardening and system security

  1. Linux Capabilities

  2. SELinux

Advanced GNU/Linux system administration

  1. Linux Control Groups: assignment and distribution of system resources to groups of processes

  2. Kernel customization and tuning

  3. Traffic Control: network traffic limiting, prioritization and control

Web and Email server administration

  1. Apache, nginx, lighttpd

  2. Postfix (SMTP)

  3. Cyrus (IMAP)

Internet anonymous access

  1. Tor (The Onion Router)

  2. I2P (Internet Invisible Protocol)

CONTACTS

Portable phone: 3701355486
Email: <alessandroselli@linux.com>
VOIP: sip:dhatarattha@ekiga.net
PGP
signing and encrypting key: BA65 1E40 50DD FC31 E173 84BA BCE7 BD1A 1B0D F2AE
Personal web site: http://alessandro.route-add.net