Hello, My Name is Christian.

Christian Sandrini, 32 years young, born and grew up in Switzerland. Highly experienced Linux System Engineer in the Finance and Insurance sector.

I currently freelance at the Bank for International Settlements, where I spend most of the time working on Linux architecture projects as well as daily operations.

Furthermore I am at my last semester in Bachelor of Computer Science study at the University of Applied Science in Zurich.

Contact Details

  • Christian Sandrini
  • Schellenstrasse 37
  • CH-8708 Männedorf
  • mail@chrissandrini.ch
  • +41 79 637 07 19

My Resume

If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.

Work Experience
2003 - Now

2013 - Now

Senior Linux System Engineer - Bank for International Settlements

Primary responsibilities include design, implementation and maintenance of, and third-level support for, enterprise-class software and hardware within the Linux environment.

  • Maintaining RedHat 5, 6 and 7 Platform
  • Automation through Ansible, Bash, Perl and Python scripts
  • Developing kickstart scripts for the RH-Satellite environment
  • Perl / Bash scripting for automation tasks
  • Setup Control-M tasks
  • Work with EMC VMAX and Netapp Storage systems
  • Programming graphical web interfaces in PHP, HTML5, CSS, Javascript
  • Weekendwork / OnCall
  • 2nd/3rd Level Support
  • HP Service Guard Cluster
  • VMWare ESX environment
  • HP Data Protector
  • OpenShift / Kubernetes
  • Technical team lead and budgeting
2013 - 2015

Self Employed - Hogarthian Solutions

Since 2013 I am self-employed working as a Unix/Linux specialist. For now I have worked for the same companies as before which are:

  • Helsana: Unix (Solaris)/Linux (RHEL) System Engineer
  • ZHAW: Linux (CentOS) System Engineer
  • SG Private Bank: Solaris System Engineer
  • Schreinerwerk Kaufmann AG: System Administrator
2010 - 2012

System Engineer - Warex AG

Within the supply of services company I am responsible for different customers and working with Oracle Solaris, RedHat Linux and Windows.

Projects:

Helsana AG as Linux / Solaris Engineer

  • Migration from Solaris to RedHat Linux
  • Shellscripting
  • Administration of the RHEL Platform incl. various KVM systems
  • Patchmanagement
  • Automated installations
  • 2nd / 3rd level Support
  • Syslog Management
  • Programming dynamic report websites
  • Failure analysis

Helsana AG as a Windows System Engineer

  • Installation and administration of over 400 Windows server systems
  • Administration of the vmware platform
  • 2nd Level support for VMWare, Exchange 2010 and other windows services such as ADS.

Solaris Liveupgrade

  • Liveupgrade for different customers to transition from Solaris 8 to 10
  • Patchupgrades within Solaris 10
  • Zoneupgrades
  • Migrations from UFS to ZFS
  • 2nd / 3rd level engineering of Solaris and Linux
  • Installation of Oracle / IBM Server
  • Hardware upgrade
2008 - 2010

Solaris System Engineer - UBS AG

2nd / 3rd level Support at the Sun Managed Service Team. The team manages ca. 300 servers and 35 Sun Cluster systems connected to HDS 9970, 9980 and 9990 SAN Storage, Cisco and Brocade switches. The systems are spread over the sites Zurich, London, New York, Singapore as well as Tokyo and are monitored 24x7 hours with an SLA of 99,999 %.

Responsibilities:

  • In charge of patch management and Sun Alerts. Creating weekly analyses and reports of newest available patches.
  • Managing Brocade SilkWorm 3800, 3900 und 4100 switches.
  • Operating Sun Cluster 3.1 and 3.2 systems as well as solving problems in case of an outage.
  • Buildup of a extensive CMDB database of all managed systems and applications based on SysSCAN data provided by CoreSoftware.
  • Development of diverse scripts to analyze patch arrears, automate 1st level tasks and generating dynamic reports.
  • Development of different websites such as displaying the CMDB content having a graphical interface to generate reports as well as managing Sun cases.
  • Supporting / coaching 1st level employees
  • Creating weekend work plans
2006 - 2008

1st Level Support - AceTune AG & UBS AG

1st Level Support at the Sun Managed Service Team. Monitoring of 335 SUN systems as well as Break & Fix on different Sun Hardware.

Responsibilities:

  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • First analysis of software or hardware issues
  • Hardware Break & Fix on different Sun Hardware such as v240, v490, SF 6800, SF6900, T2000, V1280 and E2900.
  • Script programming to automate different tasks.
2003 - 2005

System Administrator - Lufthansa Systems FlightNav AG

using Windows and Linux. (Mandatory internship of the WISS school)
My responsibilities:
User PC Support
Installing and managing Windows and Linux servers and services such as DHCP, DNS, SAMBA, Active Directory Co-development of the Lufthansa FlightNav software written in Visual .NET

My Education
2001 - Now

2013 - 2017

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science - ZHAW

School of Engineering, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

2010 - 2011

Vocational School - AKAD Profession

2006

Swiss Army

2005

Language Study Berkeley, CA, USA

Gained the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

2001 - 2005

WISS IT School

Main emphasis on Microsoft Windows and Linux

Languages

German

Italian

English

French

Certifications

2018

Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration

2018

Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation

2018

Red Hat Certified Specialist in Hybrid Cloud Management

2018

ITIL v3 Foundation

2017

RHCE – Red Hat Certified Engineer RHEL 7

2017

RHCSA – Red Hat Certified System Administration RHEL 7

2012

Oracle Linux Administrator Certified Associate

2012

RHCE – RedHat Certified Engineer

2012

RHCSA – RedHat Certified System Administration

2011

Oracle Database 11g Certified Implementation Specialist

2007

Sun Solaris Administrator II

2007

Sun Solaris Administrator I

2005

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

2005

Englisch Certification “Higher-Advanced”

Skills

Operating Systems

100%

RedHat Linux

90%

Sun Solaris

60%

Windows

50%

Other Linux

Programming Languages

80%

HTML5 / CSS

30%

Java

40%

Objective-C

70%

Java Script

60%

Perl

80%

Shell Script.

60%

Python

80%

Ansible

Database Systems

80%

MySQL

60%

MongoDB

40%

Postgres

30%

Oracle

Contact Me

Have a project you'd like to discuss?

Christian Sandrini

mail@chrissandrini.ch / +41 79 637 07 19