Nicholas Accad   
Montreal, Quebec, Canada   
nicholas@accad.org   
  • 10+ years of Unix systems administration experience.
  • Very good knowledge of TCP/IP (4/6),FTP, HTTP, SMB, SMTP.
  • Knowledge of several operating systems (Linux, Solaris, Open/Free/NetBSD, Windows 2000/2003)
  • Successful experience in designing, implementing and managing computer networks for medium-to-large enterprises (Unix/Windows/Netware)
  • Good knowledge of several scripting languages including Perl, HTML, bash and some Python.
  • Good knowledge of Relational Database Systems and SQL such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite.
  • Blingual: Fluency in English and French.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Data analysis and problem solving.
  • Efficient team worker with high sensitivity to deadlines.
Professional Experience   
  • Hexago Inc. (Montreal, QC)
    • January 2008 -
    • Systems Administrator
      • Manage company netowrks and servers.
      • Assist in IPv6 Broker implementations and management.
      • Research and development for Ipv6 applications and implementations
  • Experience: Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Cisco, Ipv6, Zimbra/Cyrus migration.
  • Maximum Throughput Inc. (Montreal, QC)
    • November 2006 - January 2008
    • Cross-Platform Systems Administrator
      • Manage all company networks and servers.
      • GigE networks, SAN/NAS testing.
    • Experience: Linux (RHEL/CentOS), OpenVPN, OSX, IRIX.
  • Mamma.com Inc (Montreal, QC)
    • April 2003 - November 2006
    • Servers and Networks Administrator
      • Manage all company servers in 5 data centers across North America.
      • Mail, Web, and DNS administration.
      • Network Administration
      • Reorganization and documentation of all networks and procedures.
      • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX-404) compliance and documentation.
      • LDAP/SSO design and implementation.
    • Experience: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, VPN, MySQL, Oracle 9i, OpenLDAP, Windows Serevers (2000/2003)
  • Primonics Inc (Montreal, QC)
    • November 2001 - April 2003
    • System/Network Administrator
      • Manage company LAN/WAN in two data centers.
      • IT consulting for company clients (Mail, Web, Firewalls..etc)
    • Experience: Linux, NT, Solaris, SAP (Basis), VPNs, Checkpoint FW-1
  • Internet Globale/Generosity Without Borders (Montreal, QC)
    • January 2001 - November 2001
    • System Administrator/Webmaster
      • Create and maintain ISP/Company websites.
      • Manage ISP environment (routers, terminal servers..etc)
      • Unix and NT systems administrator.
    • Experience: Solaris, Linux, SCO, BSDi, NT4/Windows 2000, Sendmail/Postfix, BIND, Apache, IIS, Perl, HTML, CGI, PostgreSQL.
Education and Training   
  • Helwan University (Cairo, Egypt)
    • School of Business Administration
    • Business Administration/MIS
    • 1995 - 1998
  • The American University in Cairo
    • C.A.C.E program (Cont. Ed.)
    • Professional Certificate in Computers and Programming
    • 1992 - 1995
  • College de La Salle (Cairo, Egypt)
    • High School Diploma
    • Major: Math/French
    • 1990