Mel Burslan

Lead Engineer, Cybersecurity Platforms Management at ViacomCBS


About

I'm a senior level and well seasoned UNIX systems professional, administrator, engineer and architect. Lately, I focused my work on information security. I have a total of 25+ years experience with many different flavors UNIX, in mission critical data center operations. I have been a contributing member of teams, building a new data center, relocating very large scale data centers to remote geographies and attending to their day-to-day administration needs. I have a strong understanding of TCP/IP communications from the UNIX perspective. I also have extensive experience with Symantec/Veritas VCS and HP ServiceGuard clustering technologies. Specialties: Unix, HP-UX, Linux, AIX, Solaris, System Administration, Clustering, VCS, Security, Mission Critical, High Availability, Data Center Automation, Globa/Distributed support teams, 7x24 support



Experience

Lead Engineer, Cybersecurity Platforms Management

ViacomCBS

Greater Los Angeles Area

January 2017 – Present

Technical Consultant UNIX Operations

CBS Corporation

Greater Los Angeles Area

August 2015 – January 2017

Technical Consultant

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Culver City, CA

March 2015 – August 2015

Systems Administrator

Amgen

Thousand Oaks, CA

August 2013 – March 2015

Independent IT Consultant

Freelance

San Diego, CA

February 2013 – August 2013

Sr. Systems Engineer

HD Supply

Greater San Diego Area

December 2010 – January 2013

Sr. Unix Systems Administrator

DIRECTV Inc

Greater Los Angeles Area

April 2004 – November 2010

Tier 2 HPUX Support Specialist

Hewlett Packard

Greater Atlanta Area

March 2002 – March 2004

Systems Integrator/Administrator

S1

Greater Atlanta Area

October 1999 – August 2001

Analyst

AT&T

Greater Atlanta Area

1999 1999

Level 3 UNIX System Support Specialist

IBM Global Services

Greater Atlanta Area

1996 1999

Sytems Administrator and IT support

Canadian Embassy, Ankara Turkey

August 1994 – March 1995

Operations Analyst

Philip Morris International

Izmir, Turkey

July 1992 – July 1994

Production Test Engineer

Aselsan

Ankara, Turkey

July 1985 – July 1992



Education

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi / Middle East Technical University

1986 1989

Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi / Middle East Technical University

1980 1985



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