James T. Dennis

(650) 279-4059 (cell)



I've worked in the IT, QA, and technical support departments at some of the largest software publishers and internet media companies in the industry. I've also run my own consulting service, developed scripting/programming courseware and taught classes and seminars (part time) at the college level, written a book on systems administration and played key technical roles at a couple of start ups.

Ooyala, Inc. Site Reliability Engineer   3/2012 to 11/2012

Yahoo, Inc. Service Engineer   9/2009 to 2/2012

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Senior It Staff Linux Engineer   2/2005 to 6/2009

Bradford Learning Inc. Courseware Developer (contractor)   9/2002 to 12/2002

Quantum Storage Systems Group Developer (contractor) 1/2002 to 7/2002

2Wire, Inc. Senior Systems Administrator   6/2001 to 11/2001

AXIS Personal Trainers & Spa Manager, Systems Analyst   10/2000 to 4/2001

Linuxcare Senior Consultant 2/1999 to 10/2000

Starshine Technical Services Consulting Partner
  8/1996 to 2/1999

McAfee Associates System Administrator 1/1995 to 8/1996

Symantec's Peter Norton Computing Support Analyst   2/1992 to 12/1994


Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA (Part-time) Computer Programming (C, C++, x86 Assembly)Portland Community College
Portland, OR (Part-time) Computer Software Technician's program (Pascal)

Professional Affiliations:

USENIX (Open Systems Professionals) & SAGE,
LPI (Linux Professionals Institute)
BayLISA (Bay Area Chapter Large Installation System Administration)
and several local UNIX and Linux user's groups.