Luke A. MacNeil

Sr. Linux Engineer and Web Developer


To obtain a DevOps position on a clever team in a fun company that makes cool things they believe in.




  • Uniquely qualified to architect, design, and implement complex scalable infrastructures and applications leveraging open source software, custom development, and genuine creativity.

  • Highly proficient in the administration of all flavors of Linux and UNIX.

  • Competent in the deployment of virtualization strategies incorporating VMWare, XEN, and Virtualbox.

  • Comfortable with the administration and extension of other third party products such as Veritas Netbackup, Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) Autosys, Siteminder, BladeLogic, Zabbix, WebSVN, and Opsware.

  • Comfortable with taking an ‘in house’ approach to hardware acquisition, deployment, maintenance, and repair.

  • Can install, configure, and performance tune common services such as Apache, MySQL, PHP, BIND, Squid, and RADIUS on various platforms.

  • Familiar with large scale custom network monitoring solutions utilizing open source software. (Nagios, Zabbix).

  • Extremely proficient in developing integrated web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, AJAX, the CodeIgniter MVC framework, and BASH.

  • Abnormally good at saving money and producing results using a combination of the above skills, especially when working on a small team, in a dark room – with a whiteboard.




CVS Caremark – Sr. Linux Engineer, 09/2008-Present


  • Developed complete AJAX/PHP based CMS for Tier 1 and 2 support groups to handle complex sysadmin tasks.

  • Created an automated RPM package building platform for custom software deployment.

  • Worked with a team on a successful nationwide migration of approximately 7500 servers from SCO UNIX to SuSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM hardware, followed by major OS releases.

  • Heavily utilize BASH, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL to develop centralized utilities and applications for the automation of administrative tasks such as remote messaging, drive encryption, printer configuration, software distribution, and terminal emulation while adhering to corporate standards and governmental regulations.

  • Design, architect, and implement infrastructure services including DNS, SVN, NFS, MySQL, Apache, Zabbix, and CUPS.

  • Implemented what I believe to be the largest scale deployment of the Zabbix monitoring system in existence today. 15,000 hosts monitoring 500,000 items and growing.

  • Perform day to day system administration duties on approximately 20,000 (not a typo) physical linux servers, heavily utilizing a strong understanding of scripting and large scale automation.

  • Reduce costs and provide extremely functional and reliable services by leveraging open source software where applicable.

  • Work independently and along with a team of 12 to propose and provide efficient, cost effective, creative solutions to unique and complicated tasks.

  • Responsible for all production systems (RX, POS, Training, Kiosks, Message Boards, etc) running in all pharmacies across the nation.

  • Participate in a 24×7 rotating schedule of On Call duties working directly with affected pharmacies on Severity 1 issues.

Omgeo Inc, Sr. Linux/UNIX Administrator, 03/2008-09/2008 [Contract]
  • Developed a 24×7 support matrix and execution plan for the company’s Development and QA environment.

  • Worked with a team of 3 to develop an automated process using BladeLogic and BASH to bring the dev/prod environments up to SAS70 compliance.

  • Created web applications to control company inventory, contacts, and other useful sysadmin tools.

  • Ensured and verified that the environment of approximately 100 servers met stringent business security standards, patch levels and audit requirements.

  • Performed installation and maintenance of SUN hardware and software (Solaris 10, E12k, V220, T1000) and HP Blade Servers running Red Hat Linux 5.

  • Managed many virtual environments using both VMWare ESX server and Solaris 10 Containers.

Marsh and McLennan Companies, 05/2007-02/2008
UNIX Administrator
  • Deployed, configured, and maintained approximately 500 mixed vendor servers.

  • Ensured high availability for mission critical systems using clustering software such as Veritas Cluster Server (VCS)

  • Worked with a SAN team to create and manage storage using multipath, EMC PowerPath, VxVM and LVM.

Tier 2 UNIX Support 05/2007-11/2007
  • Worked as a liaison between Tier 1 Data Center Analysts and Tier 3 Unix Server Support.

EMC Corporation, 12/2005-05/2007 [Contract]
Data Center Analyst 11/2006-05/2007
  • Ensured the continued and reliable operation of two 24×7 production data centers. Duties included managing tape backups, monitoring performance alarms, and responding to customer trouble tickets.

UNIX Lab Support Technician II 12/2005-08/2006
  • Supported a variety of operating systems in a virtual environment. Duties included cisco switch management, Linux, Unix, HPUX, AIX, and Windows support, testing and development.

Lista International Corporation, UNIX/Windows System Administrator, 10/05-12/05
The Clarks Companies, Desktop Support Admin, 01/05-10/05
The Handmade Bow Company, Windows Administrator, 01/04-10/05

Education and Certifications:

  • Clark University Computer Career Institute (2003-2005)

  • VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) on VI3

  • Network+

  • Linux+

  • A+

  • HIPAA Certified


  • SAGE – System Administrators Guild

  • Montgomery Lodge A.F. & A.M.

  • Amateur Radio Relay League

1 Response to Resume

  1. Bala Ganesh says:

    We are looking for a Zabbix SME to work with us to create an Agentless Discovery solution to complement our Asset Management system. It looks like you have experience in working with Zabbix on the monitoring part but not sure of your experience with the Low level discovery aspects of Zabbix. We have experience in managing customers environments with over 70K servers and it needs someone with your Admin skills to create a solution. The scope of the project is as follows:

    – work with us to install/configure zabbix in our dev environment
    – work with our developers to create/use scripts/apis to create the necessary output (typically files in a csv format) per our specs
    – document the deployment process
    – address scalability and security

    Please let me know if this is something that you would like to pursue.