Design innovative solutions to fulfill unique business needs.
Detailed understanding of Linux/UNIX operating systems, Internet services, automation and security best-practices.
Proven ability to communicate complex new ideas in easy to understand and applicable ways.
Experience with publishing documentation, creating training material, writing instructional blogs and technical books.
Resident SaltStack expert.
Monitor vulnerability scans and patching across hundreds of FreeBSD containers.
Manage systems across public cloud and traditional datacenter.
Support remote-only teams in container-based product development.
Unofficial Adobe "Salt Master"
Architect & co-creator of HubbleStack.
Designed low-latency, global time (NTP) service supporting 150,000+ devices.
Support global anycast DNS solution serving 12B+ queries monthly.
Maintain email relays delivering 750,000+ customer emails per hour.
Maintain internal global CDN for artifact and source code distribution.
Adobe TechOps "Technology Advisory Group (TAG)" contributor.
Adobe TechOps "Domain Architecture" contributor.
Adobe TechOps "TechTalk" vetran presenter.
Support Adobe's Reporting and Analytics infrastructure of ~30,000 Linux systems.
Maintainer of custom-built Linux kernel tuned for performance and stability.
Support Infrastructure for Beyond Oblivion streaming music service.
Design load balancing and SSL termination solutions.
Work closely with QA to validate and improve service performance.
Maintain 600TB distributed filesystem.
Migrate remote execution and state management solution from Puppet to SaltStack.
Teach Enterprise Linux Network Services, Security and Troubleshooting.
Teach fundamentals of web-programming with PHP Level 1 and Level 2.
Teach fundamentals of database use and design with MySQL Level 1 and Level 2.
Teach fundamentals of database driven websites combined technologies crash-course.
Teach fundamentals of jQuery, Level 1.
(Authored or contributed to all class course material.)
Maintain infrastructure for GNOME Desktop Environment and related projects.
Act as point of contact between Sysadmin team and development projects.
Manage project timelines, goals and requirements with volunteers Sysadmins.
Write and maintain puppet modules for configuration management.
Additional responsibilities include accounts management, mailing lists, web, email, DNS, etc.
Deploy, secure, and maintain Red Hat, CentOS and FreeBSD servers in support of the Department of Defense EMALL application.
Design and maintain internal infrastructure supporting application development.
Research new technologies to improve internal efficiency and standardization.
Maintain IT Level-1 Department of Defense Clearance (top-secret).
Teach Linux Fundamentals, Administration, Network Services and Security.
Write and test course content including lecture, technology demonstrations and hands-on labs.
Deliver certification exams for Red Hat Certified System Administrators (RHCSA)
Deliver certification exams for Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE).
Christer is one of the most capable guys I know. He's made massive contributions to Open Source, and the IT communities, and to Adobe in general. This company will be less great without him. Everyone who knows him here will agree. I'm glad we crossed paths, and look forward to hearing about what he does next!
Christer is one of those one in a million guys that enjoys what he does so much I often wonder if he considers where he disappears 8 hours a day 'work'. A guy that is not afraid to tackle complex problems out of his wheelhouse and come back for seconds. A guy who makes the right technical decision that will benefit the company's infrastructure for years to come despite corporate politics that stand in his way. This is the guy you want on your team. We made a global decision at Adobe to embrace SaltStack at Adobe and he showed up to the salt mine (no pun intended) with a shovel and a hat ready to work becoming Adobe's resident salt expert in the process. I have highly enjoyed my time having Christer as a peer and look forward to an endeavor in which we can work together again.
Christer is a dedicated, hard-working and loyal colleague. I value his opinion when I ask. He provides timely and useful answers with research and results to back up his claims. Christer provides a very good vibe around the office and with our other colleagues. He's always positive and interested in helping those around him succeed, no matter what the subject. He dedicates much of his personal time to making sure those who are interested have the knowledge he knows he can provide. Christer is an excellent instructor in my experience.