Bob Ziuchkovski

Developer, Sysadmin, Entrepreneur

Summary of Qualifications

Expert in scalable and fault tolerant design. Deep systems and development skills. Management and leadership experience.

Highly Proficient


Professional Experience


BZ Technology Services, LLC

Nov 2011 - Present

  • Developed an application for a Fortune 500 company to maintain government-mandated compliance auditing. Rapidly prototyped with JavaFX. Final version built with Vaadin 7 and Java EE
  • Developed Chef-based infrastructure automation for a top web usability firm. Brought company from fully-manual to fully-automated infrastructure management
  • Developed Microphite, an open source fully asynchronous, thread-safe Graphite client in Ruby
  • Implemented full-stack centralized log aggregation and normalization solution. Solution included enriching application logs with authorization details, bridging to Rsyslog, extracting key attributes, transforming to JSON, and forwarding to Loggly for central search access and monitoring
  • Configured and deployed Asterisk 11 automated voice system with Adhearsion-based REST API callbacks and audio processing
  • Automated the conversion of over a dozen Joomla 1.5 sites to Joomla 2.5, an unsupported upgrade path that required custom database migration and patches to incompatible modules
  • Currently developing a devops product

Manager, Systems Security and Administration

SubscriberMail, a Harland Clarke Company

Jan 2011 - Oct 2011

  • Reported to SubscriberMail's General Manager
  • Managed systems team and DBA
  • Responsible for architectural design and maintenance of all SubscriberMail infrastructure
  • Responsible for project planning and purchase decisions
  • Led a data center expansion initiative, designing a 10-rack build-out at production colocation
  • Led a database initiative, introducing PostgreSQL 9 servers for data warehousing
  • Deployed clustered HornetQ JMS servers utilizing RedHat Cluster Suite and GFS2 filesystem
  • Deployed clustered JBoss 6.1 servers utilizing JCA to connect to dedicated JMS cluster

Senior Systems Administrator

SubscriberMail, LLC

Sep 2008 – Jan 2011

  • Reported to Vice President of Systems and Development
  • Responsible for architectural design and maintenance of all SubscriberMail infrastructure
  • Deployed provisioning and configuration management utilizing Puppet, Cobbler, and Func
  • Deployed 10Gig backbone network topology at production colocation
  • Deployed clustered Juniper SRX secure gateway devices in production, translating from and enhancing existing Cisco ASA configuration
  • Deployed highly-available F5 load balancers in production, translating from and enhancing existing Coyote Point configuration
  • Deployed dual-active NetApp FAS 3040 units in production, providing SAN (iSCSI) and NAS (NFS) storage for database and application servers
  • Deployed authoritative BIND DNS servers and migrated all zones to in-house control
  • Deployed highly-available OpenLDAP directory for office user accounts, migrating existing local accounts, and integrating into FreeRADIUS and PAM for unified authentication across VPN, Samba, and shell logins
  • Deployed full Bacula solution for backup and archival of office servers, desktops, and laptops
  • Converted Zimbra groupware server from a single physical server to a virtual server running atop a pair of Xen hosts, utilizing DRBD to replicate the virtual machine's data, providing hardware redundancy and live migration capabilities
  • Maintained and optimized production MySQL servers and database replication

Application Product Management Analyst

Accenture Ltd.

Jan 2008 – Sep 2008

  • Trusted with insider access to company-wide analytic and reporting data
  • Managed SAP master data defining Accenture's global forecasting structure
  • Wrote Excel VBA Add-In to streamline project team's data validations, saving hundreds of man-hours
  • Wrote python code to validate forecast master data and generate SAP hierarchy structure
  • Coordinated development of bug fixes and feature enhancements
  • Created and updated designs for application functionality
  • Created and executed test scripts to validate application functionality
  • Provided support to business users and help desk via BMC Remedy
  • Acted as a point of contact between project team and SAP Security team
  • Monitored and validated integrity of analytic and reporting data
  • Worked with team members in Argentina, Spain, and Italy

Independent Consultant / Network Administrator

RTA Architects Inc.

May 2001 – Aug 2002, May 2007 – Aug 2007

  • Managed network infrastructure of ~60 physical and virtual users between two office locations
  • Designed and implemented Linux perimeter firewall and intrusion detection system
  • Designed and implemented secure remote file synchronization
  • Designed and implemented web application for secure file hosting and distribution
  • Coordinated purchase and deployment of new hardware and software
  • Coordinated on-site backup and restoration of data via AIT-5 tape library and Symantec Backup Exec
  • Managed Active Directory user accounts and domain policies


University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

B.S. Psychology

Graduated Dec 2007

GPA: 3.56