Hi, my name is

Daniel Gibbs

Platform and Linux Engineer

Ex Royal Navy Engineer, Plaform Engineer, Linux Enthusiast and Developer of LinuxGSM.

About Me

I am a Platform Engineer and Armed Forces Veteran with a specialty in server operations and Linux. I am also the lead developer of LinuxGSM, an open-source project for managing game servers. Here are a few technologies I've been working with recently:
  • AWS
  • Ansible
  • BASH
  • Red Hat
  • Cloudflare
  • Docker
  • Github Actions
  • Terraform
  • Ubuntu


Senior Platform Engineer - ReAssure
Jan 2023 - Present
My current Platform Engineering role involves working on projects related to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ansible and AWS.
DevOps Engineer - OGL Software
Aug 2021 - Dec 2022

My primary goal was to help the web and Linux teams work more efficiently and effectively by using automation and industry-standard practices, and by collaborating with other departments and developers to utilize our diverse skills and expertise to drive improvements and achieve our objectives.

  • Using automation tools like Ansible and terraform to streamline the deployment process for web servers such as Apache and Nginx.
  • Maintaining and integrating a Zabbix monitoring solution.
  • Improving and educating on DevOps processes and advocating for new tooling.
  • Maintaining a custom server deployment and inventory tool.
  • Managing Cloudflare tenants and git repositories on BitBucket.
Combat Systems Engineer - BAE Systems
Jan 2020 - Aug 2020
Over the course of three years, I held multiple IT-based roles within BAE Systems. My career with the company began with me installing network equipment onboard HMS Prince of Wales before becoming a Combat Systems engineer. In this role, I conducted trials and wrote “Body of Evidence” reports to ensure the product was safe and functional for installation. I also worked on another project, supporting the integration and trials. This included installing cabling infrastructure and clients, maintaining and administering the representative test environment, creating a solution to gather performance metrics, and supporting trial engineers to allow hosted trials to be conducted.
Weapon Engineer - Royal Navy
Feb 2014 - Jul 2018
I have 4 years of experience as a Weapon Engineer in the Royal Navy. Serving on three of the Royal Navys latest warships, working on various communication systems such as ship-based computer networks, self-powered telephones, and broadcast & alarm systems. I had a strong background in the networks section, where I designed a user-friendly graphical interface for the QEC network management system that made an advanced system easy to understand for non-technical personnel. My efforts were recognized with two awards, the Herbert Lott and CO’s Efficiency Award.


BASH Game Servers Linux
The command-line tool for quick, simple deployment and management of Linux dedicated game servers.
Ansible Roles
Ansible Galaxy Molecule
Ansible Roles
I have created number of Ansible roles.
Wordpress Site
Wordpress Bootstrap
Wordpress Site
Recently completed a website for a local car club.