A UNIX systems administrator with a passion for maintaining high availability applications on large-scale cluster-based infrastructures, supporting many different software applications. Possess an aptitude for troubleshooting mission critical systems and software, design and implementation of environments based upon business requirements.


Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M.Sc. in Computer Science (2009-2013)
Thesis: An Energy-Aware Secured Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Trust-Based Multipath
Thesis Document Here

IBM Mainframe System Z Computing Certificate (2007-2009)

B.Sci. in Computer Science (2004-2009)


Programming Lanugages: bash, c/c++, perl, PHP, JAVA, MVS Assembler, JCL, COBOL

Networking General: PPTP, L2TP/PPPoE, OSPF/RIP/BGP, VoIP/SIP/RTP/STUN, F5 loadbalancers

Systems Monitoring: Zabbix, Nagios, MRTG

Operating Systems: Linux (Debian, Centos, Redhat), Mac OSX, Microsoft Windows

Database Platforms: MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2

Storage Platforms: Netapp

General Servers: LAMP Stack, Named


Tucows Inc.
UNIX Systems Administrator (Jan 2012 – Present)

  • Three years in an intermediate role in the Operations department designing, implementing and supporting the large-scale high-availability environment for OPENSRS that includes over 14,000 resellers, 150 different countries and over 14 million domains under management
  • Maintain and troubleshoot various software environments pertaining to the OPENSRS domain registry product
  • Liason with various levels of the business and involved in interdepartmental meetings and discussions
  • Evaluate and build out hardware and software infrastructure for our Xen cluster based environement
  • Design and develop tools for automation in the multiple cluster locations
  • Work closely with different development teams supporting many different applications for OPENSRS’ many different products during the code Sprint for the Agile environment
  • Troubleshoot on a daily basis support requests, trouble incidents and Change Requests following ITIL standards
  • Take part in on-call rotation for mission critical OPENSRS systems

E-Gate Communications Inc – Toronto, ON
Systems Administrator/Network Engineer (Sep 2007 – Nov 2011)

  • Maintained network integrity for co-location and high speed business customers served from various end point locations
  • Managed migrations and provisioning of hosting and co-location environments in our datacenter
  • Supported business customers with their LANX, ADSL,ADSL2+ and Fiber connections
  • Troubleshoot issues regarding clustered mail servers and domain registrar services dealing with DNS,HTTP services
  • Developed software necessary to automate aspects of VPS environments

BMO Financial Group – Toronto, ON
Mainframe Application Software Developer(Jan 2009 – September 2009)

  • Participated in BMO specific training program tailored to learning the z/OS environment upon which applications are developed and tested for the Deposits department
  • Participated in project and team meetings interacting and collaborating with team members and other departments
  • Completed materials for MECH, CADS/AMPS dealing with backend mainframe transaction processing for both online and offline systems
  • Involved in system design and implementation of system requirements as outlined by designers according to Software Development Life Cycle


  1. Isaac Woungang, Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher, Michael Sahai: An Energy-Aware Secured Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Trust-Based Multipath. GPC 2013: 517-525
  2. M. A. Sahai, M. R. Sahai, G. A. Chass, B. Penke and I.G. Csizmadia (2003). An ab initio exploratory study on selected conformational features of MeCO-L-Ala-L-Ala-L-Ala-NHMe as an XxxYyyZzz tripeptide motif within a protein structure. J. Mol. Struct. (THEOCHEM) 666-667; 327-336.


English – native language

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