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Michele Finelli

Michele Finelli

Casalecchio di Reno, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Member since July 18, 2014
Michele is an entrepreneur and consultant. He has worked on designing, implementing, and maintaining the complex infrastructures of hundreds of servers, distributed all over the world. He has extensive experience in managing projects, in designing and providing solutions involving Linux/Unix, and in working with free software.
Michele is now available for hire
  • Security, 18 years
  • System Administration, 18 years
  • Linux, 18 years
  • System Design, 16 years
  • High-performance Computing, 15 years
  • Operations Management, 8 years
  • Task Automation, 5 years
  • DevOps, 3 years
Casalecchio di Reno, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Preferred Environment
Linux, Debian, Vim, Python, Bash, LaTeX
The most amazing...
...thing I've designed is an architecture of fault-tolerant, dynamic VPNs.
  • Founder
    2003 - PRESENT
    • Defined the company's IT infrastructure.
    • Managed internal and external projects.
    • Managed security for the entire infrastructure.
    • Provided sales support and technical marketing.
    • Handled acrobatic debugging.
    Technologies: Linux
  • R&D IT Manager
    2005 - 2007
    • Managed the Italian IT branch of the company.
    • Designed, built, and launched a product for the tech support team: a firewall station allowing remote and secure access to the company's client servers.
    • Sold over 500 firewall stations and deployed worldwide in the following seven years.
    • Defined the security policy of the Italian branch.
    • Served as the product owner for a sales support tool that was internally developed.
    Technologies: Linux, OpenVPN, Scrum
  • Consultant
    2001 - 2005
    NCH (now TASNCH)
    • Wrote the security policy for the company.
    • Worked as a consultant for the software development improvement initiative of the company.
    • Wrote software guidelines for CMM certification.
    • Wrote an European project (Framework Program 6) on software improvement.
    • Mentored and coached system administrators.
    Technologies: Python
  • Frameworks
    Netfilter, Plone, Flask, CFEngine 3
  • Libraries/APIs
    Fabric, NumPy, pcap, Puppet.js
  • Tools
    Vim Text Editor, LaTeX, OpenVPN, Check_MK, Postfix, Trac, Ganeti, Nagios, Redmine, GitLab, Git, Jenkins, ntpd, Varnish, Apache, Logstash, Solr, RabbitMQ, Ansible, Ganglia, Mercurial, Nginx, Biopython, gnuplot
  • Paradigms
    DevOps, Agile Software Development, High-performance Computing, Procedural programming, ITIL, XP, Change Management, Functional Programming, Continuous Integration (CI), Kanban, Scrum, CMMI
  • Platforms
    Linux, DigitalOcean, Xen, *nix, KVM, Amazon Web Services (AWS), BSD
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Riak, NoSQL, GlusterFS, GPFS, MySQL, CouchDB
  • Other
    System Design, BIND9, Distributed File Systems, Security, Neural Networks, Task Automation, System Administration, Operations Management, Graphite, XFS, Collectd, NFS, Debugging, Big Data, StatsD
  • Languages
    Bash, Python, Fortran, C, Pascal, Haskell
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    1990 - 1995
    University of Bologna - Bologna, Italy
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