Don Lachlan

Don is a highly-resilient and moderately scaleable cyborg ninja who can build a bootstrap environment, birth systems with proper configurations, make and deploy builds, monitor for event faults and performance issues, fix those in his sleep and do all of this while emphasizing cost, time and quality (choose two).



The Bank Job (ING US, now known as VOYA Financial)

Lead Enterprise Automation Engineer: Sep 2011 - Aug 2014


Managed automation systems and helped internal teams build and manage automation of their systems.



The Weather Job (The Weather Channel Interactive)

Linux System Administrator: Dec. 2006 – Apr. 2010


Managed monitoring and automation of back-end and front-end systems for



The Dot-Com Bubble (Mindspring Enterprises, merged to become EarthLink Inc.)

UNIX System Administrator: Dec. 2004 – Dec. 2006

NMS UNIX System Engineer: Aug. 2002 – Dec. 2004

Systems and Network Technician: Dec. 2000 - Aug. 2002

Lead Technical Support Representative: Oct. 1999 - Dec. 2000


Answered phones. Then handled internal user systems. Then handled back-end systems. Then led team of 5 other nerds on two coasts managing front-end services.




Other Neat Stuff


Built theatre sets and hung lights. Flipped burgers. Drove a 28' truck around the country. Had a US President snark about a project of mine from 10 feet behind me.