Joshua C. Forest
Portland, ME
Highly motivated professional with a strong background in Devops and UNIX administration seeking a full-time position.


Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, Shell Scripting, Java, C++


Docker, Saltstack, Chef, Puppet, Corosync, Pacemaker, Postfix, Mailman, Apache, Nginx, Samba, Tomcat 6.0/5.5.x, Varnish, Apple OpenDirectory, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Pound webproxy, Sendmail, BIND, SunONE Java Webserver and LDAP, Weblogic

Operating Systems:

Centos 5/6, Amazon Web Services, Ubuntu Server, VMware ESXi, Redhat Enterprise Linux 5/6, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris 8/9/10, Windows 2000/XP/7
Special Skills


PLIDA A2 Level Certified
Professional Experience

Development Operations Engineer,

Cashstar, Inc Portland, ME January 2014-Present
Member of a two person Operations team focused on operations automation.

Senior Systems Engineer,

HERE, a Nokia business Burlington, MA May 2012-December 2013
Member of a small and dynamic DevOps team within Nokia delivering high quality operations automation, configuration, and troubleshooting.

Senior UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator,

Harvard Medical School Boston, MA June 2007-April 2012
Integral member of a small team dedicated to the support of the research labs based in the west quad of the Harvard Medical School campus in the Longwood Medical Area.

Unix Systems Engineer,

Endeca Technologies, Cambridge, MA September 2006-June 2007
Part of a two man team responsible for the 24/7/365 support of a large infrastructure ranging from customer facing demo environments, corporate web sites, and a server farm dedicated to building and testing Endeca's flagship product.

Systems Engineer,

Corporate Technologies, Burlington, MA December 2004-August 2006
Member of a small team of systems engineers dedicated to solving enterprise problems and supporting their customers. Projects ranged from installation and migration of Network Appliance filers, support for solaris based customers, to training.

UNIX Web Systems Administrator (Co-op),

Fairchild Semiconductor, Portland, ME March 2004-December 2004

Independant Consultant,

Portland, ME August 2003-March 2004

Process Engineer,

Intel Corporation, Hudson, MA

Equipment Engineering and Process Engineering Co-ops,

National Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor Portland, ME Summer, 1999 and 2000

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering,

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000