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Vitaly Gnyubkin and John Perry

QCIF has hired two new systems administrators to contribute to the deployment and operations of an Australian sensitive data platform.

Vitaly Gnyubkin and John Perry have joined QCIF as systems administrators specialising in Windows and Linux software and technologies respectively.

Stephen Bird, QCIF’s Business Group Manager for QRIScloud, said: “Vitaly and John both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge into the QRIScloud team that is essential for us to successfully build and operate the SeRP platform on behalf of Members. I look forward to seeing their contributions enable QCIF to deliver a much-needed service specifically designed for the analysis of sensitive data.”

The Secure eResearch Platform (SeRP) project is a national collaboration, including QCIF, to deliver a secure, trusted and scalable environment for sensitive data sharing, governance, control and management services for researchers.

SeRP will be jointly* hosted on QCIF’s cloud compute service QRIScloud, the Queensland node of the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud. 

As well as working on SeRP, Vitaly and John will contribute to the ongoing administration, operations, engineering, innovation and development of solutions to support researchers at QCIF Member universities in their use of research computing infrastructure and services. 

Vitaly joins QCIF after being with Genesys Telecommunications Labs for 21 years. Genesys is a multinational software company that sells customer experience (CX) and call centre technology to businesses. 

Vitaly’s last role at Genesys was as a Senior IT Manager. He left the company after it closed its Brisbane office. 

“Working in an area related to research was the most attractive part to me about the QCIF position,” said Vitaly. “I come from an applied science background and always consider my work as an exploration of advanced technology. 

“I’m looking forward to learning new products and participating in unique projects that are challenging and at the edge of computer science.”

Vitaly is originally from Russia and has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok. 

John was previously a software development teacher at TAFE Queensland for more than six years. Prior to that, he worked in web development for various companies for almost seven years.

“QCIF is a leader in provisioning private cloud infrastructure and I want to be a part of building out highly available computing resources for research purposes across a variety of academic spheres,” said John.

“I look forward to seeing growth in the use of the [QRIScloud] platform and building out new services as demand requires.”

John has Master of IT and Bachelor of Education degrees from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and an Associate Diploma in Business and IT from TAFE Queensland. 

QCIF warmly welcomes Vitaly and John to the team.

Monash University leads the SeRP project, with key partners including Swansea University (UK), University of NSW, Curtin University, Sax Institute, LaTrobe University, University of Melbourne and QCIF.

Image: Vitaly Gnyubkin and John Perry are featured L–R. The painting of John Perry is by Wendy Barling.