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Don Lachlan


(404) 590-4966






Well versed UNIX geek with detailed knowledge of shells, boot process, user management, process control, kernel configuration, package management (PKG, RPM, DPKG), monitoring, revision control and software development is seeking a system architecture or lead engineering position within a science or technology group, with an emphasis on performance management and new projects. Expert at self education, planning, problem solving and documentation.

Computing Skills

UNIX Operating Systems: Solaris [Sparc/x86], FreeBSD, NetBSD, Tru64, HP-UX

Linux Distributions: Debian [x86/Alpha], RedHat, CentOS, OpenSuSE, SLES
Other Operating Systems: Windows , MacOS
Scripting/Programming: shell [sh/ksh/bash/zsh], sed, awk, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL, C, Java, HTML
Software: Apache, MySQL, Solstice Disksuite, Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas File System, Sendmail, CVS, Subversion, Concord SystemEdge, OpenSSH, Stunnel, ISC DHCP, IPFW (BSD)

Professional Experience

Linux System Administrator, The Weather Channel Interactive, Atlanta, GA: Dec. 2006 Apr. 2010

UNIX System Administrator, EarthLink Inc., Atlanta, GA: Dec. 2004 – Dec. 2006

NMS UNIX System Engineer, EarthLink Inc., Atlanta, GA: Aug. 2002 – Dec. 2004

Systems and Network Technician, EarthLink Inc., Atlanta, GA: Dec. 2000 - Aug. 2002

Lead Technical Support Representative, EarthLink Inc., Atlanta, GA: Oct. 1999 - Dec. 2000

Production Electrician, Rector-Roberts Productions: Letters From The Front 1998 Tour

System Administrator, Georgia Institute of Technology: Aug. 1997 - May 1999

Facilities Manager/Production Technician, Georgia Institute of Technology: July 1997 - July 1999

Production Technician, Various: 1997-2001



Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Computing



Microsoft MCP Windows 2000 Server


Microsoft MCP Windows 2000 Professional


CompTia A+


CompTia Network+

Other Training


Solaris System Performance Management


Veritas Foundation Suite