Eric Germán Burgueño

High Performance Computing Services Manager

With an orientation for achieving efficient, fast and accurate solutions, I'm an IT professional whose first priority is to do my best. My strengths include being highly analytical, a self-learner and passionate about technology.

Highly team-oriented, possessing an optimistic attitude and a natural technical leader, my continuous goal is to excel and grow professionally in the IT field, looking to master every aspect of System Administration; always eager to learn new things and encouraging others to do the same.

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Phone: +64 21 081 54301

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Operating Systems Administration

AIX, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and other UNIX derivatives.

Specialized in AIX environments, highly skilled in PowerVM, HACMP, NIM, NIS, NFS, Security Hardening, Networking and Services setup, LVM and Veritas Volume Manager, etc.


UNIX shell scripting (ksh, bash), expect, TCL, Python.


MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite, key-value pair datastores

Knowledgeable in SQL and Database Engine administration

Web Design

HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Photoshop, GIMP.


The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research

HPC Services Manager (September 2019 - )

IT Manager for High Performance Computing Services

Plant and Food is a Crown Research Institute. A New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products. At PFR I am responsible for the governance, systems architecture, and day-to-day operations of our in-house High Performance Computing cluster; as well as championing user engagement and training, and ensure the alignment of our data science platform services to business requirements.

Systems Engineer (October 2011 - September 2019)

Infrastructure Systems Engineer responsible for Linux and Unix services.

Prior to my current role as IT Manager, I was a Systems Engineer responsible for the entire life-cycle of our Linux-based servers infrastructure and Scale-out Storage services.


Unix Administrator (June 2009 - July 2011)

UNIX System Administrator specialized in AIX and PowerVM technologies.

IBM is one of the world’s greatest IT solutions providers. At IBM I was able to rapidly grow in knowledge and experience, acquiring vast AIX administration expertise.

EDS, An HP Company

Infrastructure Analyst (September 2007 - June 2009)

UNIX Systems Security, Compliance Administrator and Backup Team Lead.

Later bought by Hewlett-Packard, EDS was one of the largest IT outsourcing companies. At EDS I quickly escalated from Access Management administration to Security Hardening and Compliance Auditing, as well as Scripting and New Development SME.

National University Of Cordoba's Faculty Of Natural, Physics And Exact Sciences

Network and Server Administrator (April 2007 - September 2007)

Networking Architect and Server Administrator at the Faculty's Computation Lab.

Working at the Faculty's Computation Lab provided an excellent opportunity for hands-on practice in System Administration skills.

Apex, A Sykes Company

Reporting Analyst, Workforce Management (August 2006 - February 2007)
Customer Service Representative (August 2005 - August 2006)

Apex, a Sykes Company provides reliable bilingual customer support for their clients, both locally and abroad. After being promoted to the Reporting department, I worked with one of the largest and well-known Credit Card companies.



National University of Cordoba's Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (2003 - 2011)

Attorney at Law Degree.

Higher Secondary School

"I.R.E.S.M." - V. Carlos Paz (2000 - 2002)

Economy and Organizations Management Certificate

Certifications And Additional Training

Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (2012)

Certification Number: 120-068-697

Auldhouse - Red Hat Inc.

Cisco Academy - PROYDESA Foundation (2006)

HP IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software: Certificate of Approval

National University of Cordoba's Faculty of Languages (2005)

English oriented to Customer Service Representative: Certificate of Approval


AIX 5L Q1316 (AU16) - Problem Determination (2010)

IBM Internal Training.

AIX 5L Q1314 (AU14) - Implementation (2009)

IBM Internal Training.

Veritas Volume Manager - Workshop (2009)

IBM Internal Training.

ITIL - Six Sigma Insights (2008)

EDS Internal Training.