My name is Chris Humphries and this is my professional brief, a summary of my professional skills and experience.


Experienced in a wide area of environments that span large and small scale eCommerce, US Federal Government contracts, Data Center Server and Infrastructure Management, and Small Company Technology Management.

I firmly believe every problem can be solved, with near 100% uptime and deadlines should be met.

I primarily work in Linux and BSD environments and have since the mid-1990s. Here are some bullet points:

  • Expert Linux and BSD systems administrator.
  • Expert in managing data stores including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and AWS Redshift.
  • Experienced in designing, implementing, and managing AWS infrastructure and scalable applications with near 100% uptime.
  • Programming in UNIX/BSD/Linux environments with a wide range of languages including C, Perl, Python, PHP, Java, Groovy, Objective C [GnuStep/OpenStep] and some languages I don’t use much including COBOL, Fortran, Pascal, and Ada. Additionally, experienced in Zope and Grails.

I’ve always been fascinated with data management, including databases, file systems, and networking. I enjoy working with systems, putting pieces together, and optimizing them to the needs of the job. It is a personal joy in my life.

Job titles: Senior Systems Engineer, Senior Software Developer, Systems Analyst.