Nicholas Adams
m:313.580.1479 - [email protected]
Work Experience:
Apple, Inc. - Cupertino, CA
[ Jun 2018 - Present ]

Cloud Services Systems SRE - Manage a fleet of servers which underpin much of Apple's internet-facing services

[ Nov 2014 - Jun 2018 ]

Network Engineer - Design, deploy, and operate very large-scale infrastructure supporting millions of users around the world and growing very rapidly

Quicken Loans - Detroit, MI
[ Jul 2013 - Nov 2014 ]

Network Engineer - Responsible for internet presence with enterprise campus and WAN in a highly agile environment

Member Driven Technologies - Warren, MI
[ Oct 2012 - Jul 2013 ]

Network Engineer - Manage a Cisco network in a regulated service provider environment

Greektown Casino-Hotel - Detroit, MI
[ Jun 2009 - Oct 2012 ]

Network Engineer - Manage a Cisco network, administer primarily a Windows and VMware ESX environment

Netlink - Madison Heights, MI
[ Jun 2007 - May 2009 ]

System Administrator - Manage the internal Windows and virtualization infrastructure. Provide support to small/medium business customers

Oakland University - Rochester, MI
Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Skill Summary:
  • Cloud Services: Amazon AWS (VPC default, Route53, EBS, RDS, S3, and VPN), Microsoft Azure (topology, VPN)
  • Languages: Some golang, python, ruby, shell scripting
  • Operating Systems: Linux, (CentOS, Debian/Ubuntu), Windows Desktops/Servers
  • Switches/Routers: Broadcom ICOS, Cisco IOS, Cisco NXOS, Cumulus
  • Monitoring: Cacti, MRTG, Nagios, Prometheus, SNMP
  • Databases: MySQL, MS SQL Server
  • Misc. Software: Apache, Bind, ISC-DHCP, OpenSSH, Puppet, tcpdump+Wireshark
Independent Projects:
MPCon -
[ March 2004 - Nov 2014 ]

Coordinator and Infrastructure - MPCon has been an established LAN Party in south-eastern Michigan for 10 years. In that time, we have grown from a small gathering of QuakeWorld Team Fortress clan mates to the largest LAN party in Michigan, and one of the most sought after LAN parties in the Midwest - Our last event drew over 500 attendees.

  • Manage a dozen volunteers to plan, market, set up, operate, and tear down an event for 500 people over four days
  • Plan and coordinate with facilities for cooling, internet access, power, and tables
  • Configure and operate DHCP, DNS, internet access, intrusion detection, game servers, and LAN party management server
  • Monitor attendee check-ins, seating, security
  • Investigate power and network connectivity/performance issues
  • Resolve hacks, intrusions, and viruses on the MPCon network