|Full Name:||Dr. Matthew John Seaman, MA(Oxon), D.Phil|
Aug 2012 - present
|Webfusion is part of the Host Europe group, providing web hosting services across Europe. My role was in reducing the legacy debt from hosting companies acquired by the group by migrating customers onto their leading hosting platform. Mostly Perl programming with DBI (mysql).|
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011
|Squiz produces a leading CMS solution, and numbers many Universities, Local and National Government Agencies and similar organizations amongst its clients. Core technologies: Apache+PHP+PostgreSQL; Squid; Linux High Availability; Puppet; Centos. Various virtualization technologies: VMWare, Xen, 3Terra.|
Black Earth Consulting
Dec 2009 - Mar 2013
|Black Earth Consulting aimed to exploit the potential of free and open-source software. Wound up in 2013.|
Oct 2007 - Dec 2009
|Partly internal consultant and trouble shooter for problems of the more tenacious kind; partly sales support and advisor to the sales team's technical architects and partly the person who ensures that implementation projects work smoothly and deliver the required functionality to customers.|
Feb 2005 - Oct 2007
|Managing a Systems Administration team of eight, providing 24x7 support cover for The Bunker's operations. Design and Implementation of customer installations — primarily Open Source Managed Service systems. Provision, management and monitoring of a wide spectrum of systems.|
Nov 2004 - Feb 2005
|Working with OpenSource Unix/Linux applications. High Availability Firewalls (OpenBSD PF/CARP) to MySQL database servers with Terabyte scale disk arrays. High performance, secure web applications (Java/Tomcat, PHP) with replicated database backends. Backup solutions (Amanda, Bacula). Mail servers (Exim, Sendmail, Cyrus Imapd). VPN Tunnels.|
Feb 2004 - Apr 2004
|Various short term contracts|
Mar 2003 - Nov 2003
|In March 2003, together with 3 other colleagues, I founded Cryptosphere Ltd. This startup company aimed to provide PKIX services and cryptographically secured, verifiable data transmission for our clients. The company was dissolved in 2005.|
|Tornado Entertainment Ltd
Mar 2001 - Sep 2002
Unix Systems Administrator
|Tornado Entertainment Ltd was founded in 1999. The aim of the company was to provide the infrastructure and technology to distribute and sell digital content (music, video, games) online within a secure environment on a global scale.|
1998 - Mar 2001
|Inpharmatica was a bioinformatics company spun out of University College, London, specialising in drug discovery via proteomic and genomic analysis.|
1995 - 1998
|P&L Systems was at the time the UK's leading NextStep and OpenStep VAR, offering a wide range of services and products related to that operating system: from off-the-shelf software packages through to custom object oriented software design and a complete support and maintenance service for OpenStep installations.|
|St John's College
1991 - 1996
D.Phil, ChemistryThesis: "Computational Models of Structure and Dynamics", 1996. Supervisor Prof. C. M. Dobson, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.
The final year of the Thesis was spent working part time at P&L Systems, hence the overlap of dates.
1989 - 1991
Ph.D. program.I began work towards a Ph.D at MIT, but had to abandon the course after nearly two years due to personal difficulties caused by living in the U.S.A.
|St John's College
1985 - 1989
B.A., Hons., Chemistry 1 stclass.Awarded an Open Scholarship on entry. Final Degree Class Awarded 1 *. Overall 4 thplace in Part I of the Final Public Examination.
Extra Curricular Activities: President of O.U. Scientific Society Michaelmas Term 1987. Rowed for St John's College 2 ndand 3 rdVIIIs. Member of O.U. Speculative Fiction Group.
|Christ's Hospital School
Horsham, W. Sussex
1978 - 1985
|4 A-levels — Maths (Grade A), Further Maths (Grade A), Chemistry (Grade A) Physics (Grade A); 10 O-levels|
Names and addresses of referees will be supplied upon request.
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