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Rick Martins

Principal Consultant

Works remotely from Johannesburg

  • -26.205
  • 28.0497
  • Suggested rate €710 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location
Johannesburg, South Africa
Remote only
Primarily works remotely

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months

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Skills (11)

Rick in a few words

Rick Martins is a highly experienced Open Source and DevOps
technical professional. Boasting over 16 years’ experience with an
impressive array of technologies. In that time, Rick has developed his
specialised skillset in roles including:

• 3 years as heading up an operations team at an International Airport
• 4 years as the Head of I.T. at a multi-national manufacturing group
• 6 years consulting, predominantly in the Financial Services, Telco and Healthcare industries
• 2 years spent as the Platform Engineering Lead at one of the “Big Four” South
African banks.
• 3 years teaching Red Hat courseware at customers throughout the US and Canada

Rick is also a Red Hat Certified Architect in Infrastructure - Level VI. This was achieved through gaining the following Red Hat certifications:

• Red Hat Certified System Administrator
• Red Hat Certified Engineer
• Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Best Practices
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in Server Security and Hardening
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in Security: Linux
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in Security: Containers and OpenShift Container Platform
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Application Development
• Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization

Rick has also over the years earned the following other technology certifications:

• VMware VCP5
• LPI - LPIC1
• CompTIA Linux +
• Novel Certified Linux Administrator 11
• SUSE Certified Linux Administrator 12

Experience

ABSA Bank

Banking & Insurance

Lead Platform Engineer

Johannesburg, South Africa

February 2015 - August 2018 (3 years3 years and 6 months)

Lead Platform Engineering team tasked with designing, deploying and managing the OpenShift shared platform for the Corporate and Investment Banking division

NixRepublic

Consulting & Audits

Principal Consultant

Johannesburg, South Africa

September 2018 - Today (3 years3 years and 10 months)

Specialist Open Source consultant providing training and consulting services primarily related to Red Hat techonologies, with a particular focus on OpenShift and Ansible