Peter Benie


Tel: +44 1223 332661
Nationality: British

(Sorry, I don't advertise my address on-line; I live near Cambridge, UK.)



Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Jan 2003 - current
Unix & Windows Systems Administrator
I am Computer Associate for the Fluids and Energy Groups.
Axiom (Cambridge) Limited
March 2000 - Jan 2003
Unix & Windows Systems Administrator,
C Programmer
At Axiom, I was responsible for all aspects of IT systems, including backup, email, www, dns, printing, cvs, VPNs, software installation, user support, Unix/Windows integration, ethernet wiring, telephone wiring, PABX configuration, and resource requirement forecasting. Axiom run a mixture of Linux and Windows NT/2000 machines.
High Performance Computing Facility
University of Cambridge
November 1998 - March 2000
Unix Systems Administrator
At the HPCF, I was part of a small team running a set of large computers. The computers were generally Unix-like, but varied significantly in the details due to the unusual hardware.
University Computing Service
University of Cambridge
July 1997 - November 1998
Unix Support
At the University Computing Service, I was part of a support team dealing with all aspects of Unix systems administration. This covered everything from installation and configuration of Unix systems to kernel debugging. I worked with many variants of Unix, but specialised in Linux. I acquired a good understanding many network protocols and methods to improve Unix security.
Cambridge Engineering Design Centre
University of Cambridge
June 1996 - June 1997
I was part of a programming team implementing PROSUS, a design capture tool.
Experimental Psychology
University of Cambridge
During a summer vacation, I implemented computerised version of an existing psychological test using a portable computer with a touch screen.
University Development Office
University of Cambridge
Fund Raising
Working in a call centre, this job involved phoning alumni to follow up an invitation to donate money to fund the University.


University of Cambridge
Mathematics (2 years)
Electrical and Information Sciences (1 year)
New College, Telford
A Levels: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computing
STEP: Mathematics

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