Curriculum Vitae Robert de Bock

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Architect and infrastructural specialist

Name:Robert de Bock
Date of birth:23 December 1977
Birth place:Amsterdam
Email:[email protected]
Marital state:married
Drivers license:B (car) and AZ (motorcycle)

ING - Senior IT Specialist

May 2015 - now. Maintaining the RHEL stack; both the image from which machines are instantiated and the operating system aspects of the installed base. I've had the opportunity to work with:
  • Docker
  • Docker Compose
  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • RPM
  • Packer
  • Red Hat Satellite

ProRail - Linux Consultant

November 2014 - April 2015. Preparing the Linux architecture for deployment. ProRail requires solutions to be documented and tested. My role is to describe the implementation desired.

ACN Europe B.V. - Senior Linux/UNIX System Administrator

June 2011 - October 2014. I am working on improving scalability of system administration of the Linux systems. This is done using configuration management (kickstart, puppet), and incident management (zabbix). I am responsible to help other teams in using the infrastructural Linux based solution. Designing, reverse engineering, improving and implementing solutions is part of my job. Used techniques:
  • CentOS
  • Zabbix
  • Puppet
  • RPM
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Apache HTTPD
  • F5 LTM loadbalacer

IPsoft - Senior Systems Engineer

December 2009 - May 2011. Working in a team to manage thousands of Linux systems through a mixed infrastructure of Open Source solutions. Building out an existing design and extending this design of the IT infrastructure is part of my daily job. My contribution is the designing and implementing of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux infrastructure in a banking environment. Checking and improving the architecture makes this a very interesting task. The large size of this environment is both a challenge and a privilege to work with.
Used techniques: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SSL, TCP/IP, Security, Xen, RPM, Oracle, Capacity management, Nagios, SSH.

Pins - Linux Engineer

April - November 2009. I participate in Linux en Open Source projects including the setup of a Centreon - Nagios environment. This environment offers plenty of possibilities to use my Linux skills. A network-focused company using LVS, ipvs, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SNMP, MySQL, Shell scripting and more.

ING BANK - Master Security Officer

September 2008 - March 2009. To improve security I work on projects related to AIX, Solaris and other products.
Technologies used: LDAP, AIX, Sun Solaris, shell scripting and BASH.

Eduvision- Linux teacher

2008 - 2014. To prepare a group of students for LPI, I educate in Linux skills. This role requires mastering quite some techniques and every course enables me to dig into new technologies. Almost every aspect of Linux is covered here: the Linux kernel, TCP/IP, DHCP, Apache, SSL, SMTP, Postfix, Sendmail, IPTables, shell scripting, Desaster Revocery Block Device (DRBD) and more.

SmartApps* - Linux beheerder for Oracle environments

2008. The infrastructure of this Oracle oriented company needed to be upgraded. An introduction to Oracle Enterprise Linux (Unbreakable Linux) for me. Techniques used: Kickstart, Oracle Enterprise Linux, PXE, DHCP, HTTP, SSH and shell scripting.

Shell - Service Engineer for generally embargoed country solutions

2007 - 2008. This assignment involves me more heavily in Open Source solutions, like OpenBSD. Politically a sensitive role where more than just technical skills are required.
Technical skills required: OpenBSD, DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP, Gnome, KDE, Zabbix, SNMP, CARP, NFS and more.

Snow b.v. - Linux/UNIX consultant

2006 - 2007. Snow specializes in UNIX and Linux services for multiple customers. As a consultanct there are lots of interesting opportunities for different companies.

Shell - Senior Service Engineer

2006 - 2007. Ensure the quality and stability of the services provided to customers. All these services are UNIX or Linux related and are integrated into the Shell platform, consisting of various platforms.
The following technologies are found in this work environment: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, Red Hat Satellite Server, Sun Solaris 8, Microsoft Active Directory.

Tiscali b.v. - Unix medior systeembeheerder

2004 - 2006. The access-platform (ADSL & dial-in) of this internet service provider are mainly maintained by me. Around 200.000 customers depend on this service. The following technologies are found in this work environment: RADIUS, DHCP (isc), Nagios, shell scripting, Sun Solaris 8 & 10, Debian Linux.

Veritate Technologies b.v. - Linux systeembeheerder

2002 - 2004. All Red Hat machines of this service provider are maintained by me, supporting role in architecture of this environment. Training users and working with projects are also part of this job. The following technologies are found in this work environment: SMTP (postfix), POP3, Resin, HTML, Shell Scripting, Red Hat Linux 7.2, SQL.

Worldonline b.v. - Unix systeembeheerder

2000 - 2002. Together with a group of approximately 8 UNIX administrators, we are responsible for the UNIX infrastructure of this internet service provider. The following technologies are found in this work environment:. : Sun Solaris 7, FreeBSD, Sendmail, general security.

Worldonline bv. - Support medewerker

1998 - 2000. Giving first line support to customers by phone, email of fax.

Training and certification:

2016 Hashicorp Consul
2016 Hashicorp Vault
2016 Hashicorp Consul
2016 Puppet fundamentals.
2015 Puppet Architect
2015 Puppet Practitioner
2015 A Docker Inc. Approved Course
2015 Red Hat Certified Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack
2013 VNX Unified Storage Management
2012 Big IP Local Traffic Manager Essentials
2011 Puppet Master
2010 Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
2010 Red Hat Systems Monitoring and Performance Tuning
2010 Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist
2010 Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage
2010 Red Hat Enterprise Security and Network Services
2010 Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management
2010 Red Hat Directory Services and Authentication
2010 Red Hat Certified Engineer RHEL 5
2008 LPI Level 1 Exam 102
2008 Zabbix Distributed Monitoring
2008 Zabbix Certified Specialist
2008 OpenBSD training by Jacek Artymiak
2007 ITIL Foundation
2007 LPI Level 1 Exam 101
2006 RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer RHEL 4
2006 RHCT Red Hat Certified Technician RHEL 4
2005 Sun Solaris 10 for Experienced Administrators
2004 Sun Advanced System Administration (custom course)
2001 Sun Certified System Administrator
2001 Sun Certified Network Administrator
2000 Sun Securing Networked Enviroments
2000 Sun Korn Shell Programming
1997 Propedeuse Hogeschool van de Kunsten Utrecht - Leraren Opleiding
1996 HAVO

Other skills:

Dutch language:native speaker.
English language:good.
German language:fair.


An ideal work environment is where a diverse variety of people work, each requiring their own approach. Working with people satisfies me. It is a skill that I enjoy using, whenever I can. Some keywords that describe me: honest, clear, powerful, team player and creative.


A great hobby of mine is diving. It offers me the possibility to develop my personal skills. Since 1998 I teach people at DiveStore International b.v. in diving for all levels.