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Benny Helms

Senior Unix/Linux Systems Administrator, Government Administration

Hi, I'm Benny Helms, a Linux SysAdmin seeking a new position in Palm Bay, Florida

Benny Helms's Bio:

Benny Helms, is a Senior Unix/Linux Systems Administrator with many years experience, in both the private and the public sector.  He thinks it would be interesting at this point in his career to find a way to use his skillset in a new, and interesting way, such as overseeing and mentoring Junior Systems Adminstrators, or teaching others what he has learned in his career.


Benny Helms family man, and has successfully raised 4 children to adulthood.  That's an accomplishment in and of itself!  :-)


In his current position, he has responsibility for all the Linux servers in Brevard County, Florida, with more being added as fast as possible.

Benny Helms's Experience:

  • Unix/Linux Senior Systems Administrator at Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, IT

    I oversee all Linux/Unix servers for Brevard County, Florida. I perform all upgrades, software installation and maintenance, as well as security on Linux servers. In addition, I currently spend my days doing the following: Shell scripting, SAP at the server level, some SAP Basis, some SAP Netweaver, some Oracle, backups & restores using CommVault, rsync and backintime, I use NetApp, VMWare, XenServer & VirtualBox on a daily basis.

  • Senior Unix/Linux Systems Administrator at Montana Interactive

    Oversee AIX 4.3.3 and various Linux servers. Responsible for implementing Sarbanes Oxley, CyberTrust certification, and HIPAA requirements. Network and server security. Shell scripting. Network administrator. Postfix email administration. Backups and restores.

Benny Helms's Education:

  • American Institute for Computer Sciences

    Have not completed
  • Orting High School

    Concentration: Graduating
    Activities: Drama club, Choir, Swing Jazz Choir, football

Benny Helms's Interests & Activities:

Linux, BASH shell scripting, Python, Learning to use the Law Of Attraction, focusing on the best in life, and looking past the negative. Various programming language interest me, and I'm learning them one at a time. I'm learning more about Oracle administration, so that I can be more capable in administering the Oracle servers. I enjoy spending time with my family, and playing Mario Kart Wii with my wife. I always enjoying sharing my knowledge by mentoring aspiring Linux SysAdmins. I write in a blog about being a system administrator, located at: and I enjoying trying to learn at least one new thing every day.

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