Steve Reynolds – Associate

Steve Reynolds is a seasoned IT and communications professional with over 30 years experience delivering technology solutions to a variety of organizations around the world.

He is experienced in performing hardware and software inventories to identify gaps in application services.   After performing the inventory, he develops appropriate plans to either extend the life of existing applications or replace them with enhanced services.  He has extensive experience in Database; Middleware; Mainframe; Open Source platforms; Communications and Cloud infrastructure to offer options in application transition.

On a personal level, Steve has acted as an international election observer with Canadem observing elections in Haiti, Ukraine, Albania, Democratic Republic of Congo and El Salvador.

Core Competencies

  • Virtualization platforms including AWS, VMware, Open Nebula and Oracle VM platform.
  • Operating Systems: Various Unix variants including: Amdahl UTS, Convergent Technology CTIX, NCR Unix, SunOS, DG/UX, HP/UX, Version 7,  IRIX, IBM AIX, Solaris; and, many Linux variants including: VAX/VMS, Data General AOS/VS, and MVS.
  • He has been involved in all aspects of Unix operations including installations/upgrades; development of device drivers; and configuration of operating system resources such as threads and shared memory segments.  Steve has written daemons to support application specific functions and has configured failover products such as HP Service Guard, Sun Guard and Veritas cluster.
  • Disk Managers: Dell Equilog; Netapp File,Veritas Disk Manager, Solstice Disksuite,DG Clariion Disk Manager.
  • Disaster Recovery: he defined the architecture to provide disaster recovery services for the cloud services group at BlackBerry. This involved consolidating customer information for over 70 million clients from 3 global data centers to a centralized hub.
  • Communications technology: Cisco, Checkpoint firewall-1, Linux IP Tables firewall, Frame Relay networks, Point to point networks, Wireless Lan technology, Satellite networks.
  • Development Tools: C, Unix/Shell Scripting, SQL, Perl, ColdFusion, ASP, Javascript, SAS.
  • Reporting Tools: SQR, Crystal Reports, Crystal Web Component manager/ASP, Business Objects.
  • Database technology: Oracle, MySQL, Sybase ASE, Sybase Replication Server, MS SQL Server 4.2/6.5/7.0/2000, MS Access, Informix, RDB.
  • Web/Middleware Tier: WebSphere, WebLogic, Glassfish, Apache/Tomcat, Sun One Webserver, Netscape Enterprise.
  • Authentication and Authorization Tier: OpenSSO, OpenLDAP, Sun/Oracle Directory Server, OpenAM, Shibboleth.

Senior Executive/Management and Consulting Roles

  • LifeCo: As Project Architect he led projects associated with that Company’s digital marketing efforts.
  • Interac/Acxsys: He was responsible for the continued operation of the hosted applications at Acxsys/Interac. He primarily focused on the redesigned eTransfer application which allows consumers at Canadian financial institutions to send and receive money transfers via an email.
  • BlackBerry: As the prime systems engineer for the Olympia server complex (Olyplex), he was responsible for all aspects of design and implementation. He was also lead technical architect for the BBM for Android and IOS project and had backup responsibilities for the geolocation subsystems. Steve also defined the architecture to provide disaster recovery services for the cloud services group at BlackBerry.  This involved consolidating customer information for over 70 million clients from 3 global data centers to a centralized hub.
  • Western University – Architect/Systems Administrator: Implemented Oracle’s Java Enterprise System to replace the existing email and identity management infrastructure. Steve also implemented and maintained a Weblogic cluster for the University's eLearning system.
  • Oracle the Assistance group (OTAG): OTAG provides roadside assistance for car manufacturers such as Chrysler; Lexus; Porsche; BMW; Mercedes; Kia and Toyota. Steve developed an innovative delivery mechanism for OTAG to automate the delivery of the Tow Truck dispatches countrywide.
  • Government of Nunavut: Implemented a Crystal Reporting infrastructure.
  • Library Services Centre: Managed the Sybase database for this Canadian-based organisation since 1996.