Jason Heiss

New York City, NY
jheiss@aput.net
http://aput.net/~jheiss/
+1 646 535 6150

Introduction

I am an experienced technical leader and manager with experience in organizations ranging from large corporations and universities to small Internet startups. I have led teams architecting, deploying and managing massive, complex environments. I have experience building secure, scalable and manageable computing systems from the ground up as well as re-engineering existing systems to better meet the needs of the organization.

Experience

Two Sigma Investments: August 2011 to present

Vice President, Two Sigma Investments

Lead a team of software developers building cutting edge infrastructure services including a private cloud and massive distributed storage.

Yellowpages.com: April 2008 to August 2011

During my time at Yellowpages I progressed through several positions of increasing responsibility. In these positions I was responsible for the architecture and operation of the mission critical production Yellowpages computing infrastructure.

May 2010 to August 2011, Executive Director, System Operations, Yellowpages.com / AT&T

Lead the Unix System Administration, Windows System Administration, Database Administration and Cloud Computing teams. Responsible for the architecture and operation of a production environment supporting a billion dollar Internet advertising business. Lead the design and deployment of a private cloud computing environment for use by Yellowpages and other AT&T business units.

April 2008 to April 2010, Director, Platform Services, Yellowpages.com / AT&T

Lead a team of architects and tools developers who set architectural direction and implement tools and processes to make our production environment more robust, scalable, agile and efficient. Responsible for the architecture of a complex, distributed computing environment supporting a high traffic Internet site. Automate the deployment and management of the operations infrastructure which includes Linux, Solaris and Windows servers, SAN and NAS storage, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, and networking infrastructure. Design and deploy private cloud and grid computing environments for use by multiple teams within the organization.

Yahoo!: April 2004 to April 2008

During my time at Yahoo! I progressed through several positions of increasing responsibility. In these positions I was responsible for the architecture and operation of the mission critical production Yahoo! Search Marketing computing infrastructure.

December 2006 to April 2008, Manager of System Administration, Yahoo!

Manager of the 15+ person System Administration team. My team was responsible for the architecture, deployment and operation of the Advertiser and Publisher group's 15,000+ production systems which ran the Sponsored Search (text) and Display (graphical) advertising applications and generated a significant portion of Yahoo!'s revenue. My team included employees in Burbank, California, New York City, Tokyo, Japan, Dublin, Ireland and Bangalore, India who helped provide round-the-clock coverage for our environment.

In addition to previous responsibilities:

May 2005 to December 2006, Manager of System Administration Operations, Yahoo! Search Marketing

Manager of the 8 person System Administration Operations team. My team was responsible for the architecture, deployment and operation of the Search Marketing group's 10,000+ production systems. My team included two international employees (Tokyo, Japan and Dublin, Ireland) who helped provide round-the-clock coverage for this environment.

April 2004 to May 2005, Senior System Administrator, Yahoo! Search Marketing (formerly Overture)

Member of the 15+ person System Administration team within Production Operations, responsible for the architecture, deployment and operation of the Search Marketing group's 3000+ production systems. Manage Red Hat Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris systems providing hundreds of millions of advertisements daily for YSM's partners, including Yahoo!, CNN and MSN.

University of Washington: July 2001 to April 2004

Senior Computer Specialist, Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington

System administrator for the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Washington. Responsible for maintaining Linux and Solaris servers and workstations. Services provided include mail (SMTP, S/IMAP, S/POP), NFS, Kerberos, LDAP, NIS, Samba, print services, DNS, DHCP and HTTP/HTTPS.

Collective Technologies: June 1997 to July 2001

System Administration and Security consulting with Collective Technologies. I worked on projects at a variety of clients including AT&T Wireless Services, Aventail.Net and Hughes Space and Communications.

California Institute of Technology: May 1995 to June 1997

As Webmaster for the Campus Computing Organization I maintained the website for the California Institute of Technology while I was a student.

Education

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