Hi, my name’s Kevin and I’m a Linux IT Systems Consultant from London, England and I’ve lived overseas as an expat over many years.
After graduating in Economics with an upper second class degree, I studied for and passed the Institute of Linguists Diploma in German. I then moved to Germany to live and work.
The Web and Internet was taking off and I wanted to be part of it. After completing a one-year graduate training course in Berlin as a Unix IT Systems Engineer I worked as a university systems administrator, before switching to become a freelance IT contractor specializing in managing Unix & Linux server operations.
Since then I’ve contracted at many big-name companies, among them consumer goods manufacturers, pharmaceutical and auto manufacturers, defense contractors, banks, software houses, research institutes, higher education colleges, internet providers, government departments, and others, as well as a number of small startups.
I hold valid current LPIC (Linux Professional Institute Certification) qualifications LPIC1 & LPIC2 Diplomas. I’m a qualified AWS Cloud Practitioner and Solutions Architect holding the Certified Cloud Practitioner (CCP) and Solutions Architect Diplomas.
I’ve just completed studying for the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect course and successfully passed the AWS Solutions Architect Associate (SAA) Diploma examinations.
My LinkedIn Profile is https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinrwells/
Along with my native English I also speak fluent German (holder of the Institute of Linguists Diploma in German) as well as Dutch (holder of Language Certificate in Dutch as Second Language RG2, issued by the Flemish Community Government in Belgium).
In my free time I love traveling, Asian and vegetarian food, sport (running, hiking, judo, gym, mountain biking), languages, music (mostly indie rock and electronic), as well as English comedy and good films.