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OBSD.COM - 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 15 years of experience in Information Systems, with a solid understanding of the role IT Security plays in the enterprise. Experience includes scalable and complex projects, in addition to systems operations, firewalls/vpn's, forensics, and Software development.

Highlights of Experience

  • Programming in many languages (primarly C/C++, assembler and web languages like PHP/ASP)
  • Detailed management of integration projects between different complex systems.
  • Seasoned IT Security Administrator with extensive experience in IT Security defenses and experience in various technologies.
  • Project experience with success implementing Security Infrastructures and Security Solutions.
  • Disaster Recovery planning and testing.
  • Information security awareness trainer.


  • Focus on Programming in C and assembler for fast, portable, I try to use as few dependancies 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.

Employment History

Telin Systems
IT Anaylyst / Programmer / System Administrator
June 2001 - Present

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

- 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 stockboy in produce (2 years) started May 16, 1998
- Technical support
- Volunteering at the 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
- Paper Route


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
October 16, 2012, 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
October 15, 2012, 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 benifit to any business.

Arash Eftekhari
IT/Systems Admin, currently looking for new opportunities
October 15, 2012, 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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