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NameBernd Nies
TitleDipl. El. Ing. HTL
Age1.507492035·109 s
Height(1.74 ± 0.01) m
Mass(82 ± 3) kg
Volume(83 ± 1.5)·10-3 m3
Temperature(311 ± 2) K
Hairbrown, grey, amount decreasing
Skinwhite with freckles
Shoe sizeEU 42, UK 8-8.5, US 9-9.5, JP, 27, FR 43.5
Marital statemarried
LanguagesGerman, English, a little bit French, even less Spanish
HobbiesFamily, diving, photography, astronomy, travelling, mountain bike, hiking, cinema, writing articles
InterestsScience, technics, history, environtalism, geography
Ingredients65.0% Oxygen, 18.5% Carbon, 9.5% Hydrogen, 3.2% Nitrogen, 1.5% Calcium, 1.0% Phosphorus, 0.4% Potassium, 0.3% Sulfur, 0.2% Sodium, 0.3% Chlorine, 0.1% Magnesium, 0.1% Iodine, 0.1% Iron, traces of Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Tin, Vanadium and Zinc.


Snail MailBernd Nies, Rebmoosweg 59, CH-5200 Brugg, Switzerland
(For US citizens: That's not Sweden, Swaziland or China.)
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Curriculum Vitae

2003 — today

AdNovum Informatik AG, Zürich

IT Systemingenieur

Planning, deployment, migration, maintenance of productive infrastructure consisting of the following technologies:

  • Mail servers: Postfix, Cyrus IMAP, Zimbra, Sendmail, Symantec Brightmail, Totemo Trustmail
  • Web servers: Apache, PHP, MySQL
  • NetApp Clusters: NFS, CIFS, SnapMirror replication
  • NAS appliances: QNAP, ReadyNAS
  • Hypervisors: Sun Solaris zones, VMware vSphere, IBM LPAR
  • Backup/Recovery: Veritas Netbackup, Storagetek LTO tape library
  • Cisco Networking: ASA, Catalyst, ISR, WLAN, WSA, iWAN, VPN, MPLS
  • Networking Services: ISC Bind, DHCP, Squid proxy OpenLDAP
  • Riverbed WAN Optimizer
  • F5 BIG-IP
  • Server hardware: Sun, HP Proliant, Dell, Cisco UCS, IBM Power
  • Operating systems: SUSE, Red Hat, Solaris, AIX, MacOS
  • Programming languages: AWK, SED, HTML, CSS, Bash, Perl, PHP, Python, JavaScript, C, C++
  • Cloud Providers: Azure, Google
  • Plus everything that I forgot to mention.

Trivadis AG, Glattbrugg

Consultat eSecurity Systems Management

Misc. customer security reviews, deployment and analysis of a honeynet, firewall management, misc. PHP/Perl scripts

1999 — 2002

Hochschule Rapperswil

IT Systemingenieur

Installation, migration and maintenance of: Unix computing center with HP-UX MC/Serviceguard clusters HP-UX and Linux workstations, web server (Apache, PHP, MySQL), mail systems (Sendmail, UW IMAP, Communigate), SMB/NFS file services, Cisco PIX firewall, programming user and password management in Perl for Unix and Windows environment, web design, education support, hotline


Dolphins Networks, Otelfingen


Programming of online creditcard payment, misc. Perl/PHP scripts, web designs. Maintenance of Linux servers and network, customer support

1994 — 1998

Hochschule Rapperswil

Studies of electrical engineering

Major direction informatik, computer and network technics. Diploma as Dipl. El. Ing. HTL

1990 — 1994

Kradolfer + Partner, Pfäffikon ZH

Apprenticeship electro designer

8 month internship on construction sites, planning of medium voltage and emergency systems at airport Zurich, house and industrial installations. 3 years Berufsmittelschule BMS Zürich

1989 — 1990

Juventus BEVOS, Zürich

Job preparation school, direction sciences

1986 — 1989

Oberstufenschule, Gossau ZH

3.5 years secondary school. An extra half year because the teaching plans have changed from spring to autumn begin.

1980 — 1986

Primarschule Ottikon ZH, Herschmettlen

6 years primary school