Roy F. Flacco
14 Eagleshead Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850
Email: roy (at) wdcc (dot) com
DevOps Engineering, System / Network Administration, System Management
- Very experienced Senior DevOps Engineer. Has designed, developed, deployed,
and maintained networked server systems for over 20 years. Has deep familiarity
with Linux, Unix, and Windows in commercial and industrial environments, custom
and commercial secure applications, internet and intranet websites, and has managed
System Administration departments in addition to technical responsibilities.
- Seasoned and accomplished Senior System Engineer, with deep experience in analog and digital
electronics for computer and non-computer applications, and both system and application
software. Has designed and delivered commercial, industrial, aerospace, and scientific
products, software for Unix/Linux, Windows, Web/CGI, and embedded systems, hardware for
commercial and industrial systems, network systems, data storage peripherals. Experienced
technical team leader and manager.
- DevOps Engineering, System / Network Administration
Decades of experience with Linux, Unix, and Windows networked systems
Network architecture, security, resources, planning
Server, application, website design, implementation
Development and deployment of secure systems for customers, clients
Coordination of international sites, advising top management
Management and technical direction of System Administration
- Software Languages, Operating Systems, Command Languages, Tools
Unix, Linux, Windows, OS X, embedded OSes
ANSI C, Shell script, HTML, CGI, Visual C & Basic, Assembler
Software development tools
Network administration tools for Unix, Linux, Windows
Website design, development, management, CGI. NIC handle: RF878
CAD tools, OrCAD, graphical editors, office productivity
Technical documentation tools, source control
- Digital and Analog Hardware
Standard and proprietary computer systems and networks
ARM-7, x86, 68K/680x/650x CPUs, memory, storage, peripherals
USB, FireWire/1394, PCMCIA, PCI, ISA, GPIB, STD, iSBX busses
Interface / conversion circuitry for digital and analog systems
Embedded system controllers, CPUs, FPGAs
Amplifiers, converters, controllers, sensors, transducers, actuators
Signals from microvolts to 440 VAC, frequencies DC-GHz
Senior DevOps Engineer
for a leader in the field of software assurance tools and advanced cyber-security
solutions, including static analysis and related technologies. Responsible for a network
of Linux, Windows, and Sun servers, engineering and office users, secure websites,
and network infrastructure.
Director / Senior System Administrator
for a technology-driven software company specializing in USB, embedded systems,
PCMCIA, real-time O/S, test systems, device drivers, evaluation platforms.
Led the Sysadmin team responsible for a network of Unix, Windows, Linux, and Sun servers,
engineering and office users and a dozen engineering teams internationally,
secure websites, and network infrastructure.
Custom software applications, device drivers, libraries, utilities.
Unix, Linux, and Windows system administration; engineering facility network admin.
Commercial website design, setup, maintenance; content generation, CGI development.
Design of personal computer peripherals, data storage hardware, software.
Satellite hardware, ground station hardware, software.
Industrial hardware, software, test systems.
Power station biological monitoring.
Bioacoustic location software.
Remote technical support for commercial and industrial clients.
Director of Engineering and System Administration
High-end professional digital audio storage and distribution systems.
IEEE-1394 (FireWire) storage subsystems.
Collaborative real-time performance networked digital audio delivery system.
Design and administer corporate server farm of custom-built and commercial hardware (Linux, Windows),
with Samba and AppleShare support for user workstations.
Design, write, and maintain corporate Internet website (Apache on Unix), and
Intranet website for technical document control system (Apache on Linux).
Write and maintain software for testing, production, technical documentation control.
Establish and administer engineering/test standards, design guidelines.
V.P. Hardware Engineering, System Administrator
for a small company specializing in USB, embedded systems, PCMCIA,
real-time O/S, test systems, device drivers, evaluation platforms.
Supervised hardware design/development projects, designed products, wrote
driver and test software, installed test systems.
Administered a Unix/Windows engineering development network and
secure website for proprietary and customer data.
Manager of Hardware Engineering
for a pioneer in PCMCIA (PC-Card) personal computer data storage peripherals and controllers.
PC peripherals for volume production and customer evaluation.
Utilities, Unix/PC test suites for debugging and product/system test.
Databook was subsequently closed.
Senior Systems Engineer
Satellite subsystems, attitude control components, computer spec/design.
Infrared earth-radiance sensors.
Mil-spec, high-rel hardware design, analog signal processing.
Engineering system administration, documentation control.
Spacecraft test systems, worst-case / failure-mode analyses.
Ithaco was subsequently purchased by
Goodrich Optical and Space Systems.
Real-time industrial control systems.
Award-winning process control computer, in continuous production and use since 1985.
System hardware, system software, application/test software, system/network administration.
Jet engine test system hardware, software.
Ultra-linear frequency-to-voltage converter.
Custom applications, utilities, turnkey system packages.
Real-time microcomputer-based industrial motor controls.
3-phase AC power conversion hardware, embedded system hardware, software.
High-horsepower inverter test systems.
BWE was subsequently purchased by
Emerson Electric Co. industrial drives division.
Head of College of Science Electronics Shop
Design of custom hardware, software, computer systems for research and instruction.
Department of Physics.
Taught electronics, night school.
Awards and Publications
- 1986 National "Excellence in Design" Award (3rd), Design Engineering
- Flacco, "Process Control Board", Measurement & Control, April 1987
1975 B.S. Physics (Honors), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
Personal and Contact Info
Roy F. Flacco
14 Eagleshead Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Email: roy (at) wdcc (dot) com
Hobbies: Music, alternative energy systems, house-building, home computers/networks
References: supplied upon request.