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NicholasJanzen.ca - Resume

Contact Me: (nj a_t nicholasjanzen.ca)
This is not my complete resume, it is just the public copy:

Nick is an Computer Scientist with over 17 years of continuous experience in Information Systems, with a solid understanding of the role applications play in an organization. Experience includes scale-able and complex projects, in addition to systems operations, networking, forensics/information security, and all types of software development. Nick's focus has always been to automate and document all aspects of a business.

Highlights of Experience

  • Detailed management of integration projects between different complex systems, including software architecture.
  • Programming in many languages (primarily C/C++, assembler, Java, python, perl and web languages like PHP/ASP).
  • Complicated shell scripting cross platforms.
  • Seasoned IT Security Administrator with extensive experience in IT Security defenses and experience in various technologies and with success implementing Security Infrastructures and solutions. Security awareness trainer.
  • Disaster Recovery planning and testing.


  • Focus on programming in C, Java and assembler for fast, portable and try to use as few dependencies as possible.
  • Significant experience with Unix, specifically OpenBSD and Linux.
  • Deep understanding of network programming; especially useful in forensic analysis, intrusion detection, firewall configuration and anomaly detection.
  • SQL databases of many flavors; custodian of data.
  • Whole system architecture understanding and documentation.


  • Support Management System - I was responsible for writing, implementation as well as monitoring the use of our ticketing and client information system. This system integrates into many internal systems as well as external systems including firewalls, Alberta Health Services and our invoicing system.
  • Electronic Fax - The EMR required the ability to send and receive faxes directly from the interface, automatically passing phone numbers in both directions to allow more secure faxing between doctors offices. This interface was build as a team, with myself managing the programmers and testers as well as doing much of the programming myself for the integration.
  • Patient callback system - Allows clients to make automatic reminder calls to their patients on the phone as well as text/email messages. This system integrated into their EMR.
  • Reverse engineering of various systems including DNS back-end, Databases, etc for integration into client systems.
  • Many small databases and interfaces were built for managing staff, clients and transferring files.

Employment History

QHR Technologies
Dev Ops Lead
July 2017 - Present
- Development Lead for CloudSync (internal system for transfering files 
   and forwarding other applications in and out of the cloud)
- Leading developers and Support personal
- Programming Development / System Design and API documentation
- Evaluating Technology Solutions / Providing recommendations
- Project management
- Disaster Recovery
- OpenBSD and Linux administration
- Managing cloud resources
- Virtual Fax server API and administration

Telin Systems
IT Architecture / Development / System Administrator
June 2001 - July 2017

Nicholas is responsible for many areas of Telin including:
- Supervising IT staff
- Software Architecture
- Programming (mostly integration with other systems)
- Evaluating Technology Solutions / Providing recommendations
- Project management
- Disaster Recovery
- Policy / procedures management
- Network, Firewall and VPN administrator (OpenBSD and Fortigate)
- HR duties
- Book Keeping and Collections

- Application code reviews to find gaps in compliance and best practices
- Information security awareness training for both in house and our clients
- Implementing Cloud Based Services (Migration to the cloud)
- Information security reviews and risk management 
- 3rd tier technical support

Global edge and wireless

As the Information Security Officer i was responsible for policies, procedures, 
firewalls and some system administration and programming.

At Geoinformatics i was a part time programmer and a full time sys admin

Previous jobs:
- Superstore stock boy in produce (2 years) started May 16, 1998
- Technical support at multiple companies


- Iron Horse Park, Secretary, previously intern Treasurer, I work 
regulalary on many aspects of the park, including but not limited 
to: Track/buildings/locomotives maintenance. http://www.ironhorsepark.net
- High Altitude Balloon Launches with schools and individuals. 
- Guns of the Golden West as an old western actor: 
- Emergency Radio Operator (licenced)
- Science Alberta Foundation Calgary office, 
ph. (403) 260-1945, helping out with office and computer duties. 
I volunteered for the summer starting on June 30, 1998


Athabasca university
Bachelor's Degree, Information Systems
2002 - 2005

I worked remotely on my degree while working full time
I completed a project course on encryption which gave me a focus of 
Information Security during my studies. 

1997 - 2000 Henry Wise Wood High School
Graduated with Honors and got a scholarship. 


Michael Susylinski
Technical Analyst at SaskTel
Michael worked with Nicholas at Telin Systems LTD

Nicholas is exceptionally brilliant. It was a pleasure to work with 
someone so versed in IT, and very rare to find someone with such 
knowledge and passion for technology.

Ian Patterson
IT Consultant at FracKnowledge
Ian worked directly with Nicholas at Telin Systems LTD

Nick's skills were very evident when I worked with him. While working 
with Nick at Telin he always kept the securities issues current and 
relevant. As the Information Security officer for Telin, he was very 
organized and proactive. Nick's scientific hobbies and general technical 
interests would be a benefit to any business.

Arash Eftekhari
IT/Systems Admin, currently looking for new opportunities
Arash worked indirectly for Nicholas at Telin Systems LTD

He is one of sharpest IT specialists I have ever worked with. I have had 
the pleasure of working with him for over 4 years. He gets the job done, 
even if he has to create the solution from the scratch. He is very good 
at thinking outside of the box, and leads the way. He is an OpenBSD guru, 
and he has applied the toolbox philosophy of Unix to a very wide range of 
IT problems. He has strong hardware/software skills, and I have seen him 
integrate a wide range of software/hardware components to create a 
solution. His IT interests are numerous, ranging from real time data 
acquisitions to specialized medical systems. Sometimes it becomes a 
challenge to followup what he is doing, as he is a fast thinker, and 
amazing multi-tasker. In personal life he is into a number of interesting 
activities, from piloting light airplanes to amateur radio to photography. 
In more than one occasion, I have put my life in his hands by flying in 
his airplane. If you are looking for a Unix guru with can-do attitude, he 
is your guy!

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