DevOps Engineer and Web Architect. Sr Systems Administrator with 20+ years of diverse experience in academic, corporate, finance, non-profit, and US Federal government environments.
Excellent team player, mentor, and team lead; documents, shares information,
and enhances processes. Clear communication style, resulting in the
development of innovative business solutions that exceed client expectations.
Outstanding knowledge of hardware and software products; demonstrated ability to manage contributions from team members. Dedicated to maintaining cutting-edge technical skills.
Consistently recognized by managers, clients, and colleagues for ability to effectively manage all details of critical projects with a commitment to service, while working within tight deadlines and budgets.
VM: Work in vSphere 4/5 enviroment, experience with ESXi, PowerCLI, Horizon View 6, vCloud Directory, VROPS. Also have prior experience with VirtualBox, xen, KVM enviromnments.
UNIX: 19 years of Solaris system administration. Experience installing
and administering many packages: NIS, DNS, gnu utilities, Legato Networker
(Solstice Backup, Sun StorEdge EBS), Solstice Online Disk Suite (4.x, Sol9 &
10 VM), Veritas Volume Manager (2.1, 2.3, 2.5). General administration tasks,
such as NIS user and group administration, host and network setup, desktop
and server installations, backups, disk space monitoring and management.
Extensive hardware troubleshooting skills for Sun hardware: Sparc and
Ultra desktops, Ultra Enterprise and SunFire servers.
Previously administered Linux (Red Hat), OS X, SGI, HP, DEC. Network setup, identifying and minor troubleshooting of routing problems. Financial industry experience, 2nd level trading floor support. Government sub-contract work (no DoD clearance).
Certs: SCSA, SCNA, and SCSecA (Solaris 10); RHCSA (RHEL 5); Network+; Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Administrative Office of the US Courts, Washington, D.C. August 2008 - current
Sr. UNIX Systems Engineer (contractor) (Aug 2008 - Jan 2014)
ICMA Retirement Corporation, Washington, D.C. December 2006 - July 2008
SAVVIS, Sterling, VA November 2004 - November 2006
Office of Human Resources Enterprise Solutions, US Treasury, Washington, D.C. June 2001 - May 2003
Goldman Sachs (Japan) Limited, Tokyo, Japan Dec 1999 - Jan 2001
Sun Microsystems, Palo Alto, California Mar 1998 - Nov 1999
ENS (MPK16), Menlo Park, CA (Mar 1998 - Oct 1998)
Worked as a building sysadmin again. Supported SunSoft developers (200+ Sun desktops), maintenance and upgrade rollouts of a 25 UNIX server environment. Configuration and setup of servers. Supported standard and development environments (ex: SIMS). Packages: Solstice Online Disk Suite 4.1, Sun Internet Mail Server (SIMS), Volume Manager 2.5, Sparc StorEdge A5000, new internal scripts and support tool rollouts.
Taos Mountain, Inc., Silicon Valley, California Sept 1996 - Jan 1998
Weathernews, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (Jul 1997 - Aug 1997)
Sole Systems Administrator responsible for critical servers, network availability, rapid response. Environment was 24/7, with UNIX systems as critical points to business activity (worldwide weather information distribution, primarily to ships). Helped interview candidates for permanent position. Worked with DNS, NIS+, Volume Manger, Faximum.
Sun Microsystems:ENS (MIL04) (Mar 1997 - Jun 1997)
Maintained approximately 200 users (Sun desktops); responded to trouble tickets, monitored backups and NFS servers. Gained a broad knowledge of system trouble areas and solutions. Installed network printers: Lexmark, Xerox. Part of a small group that did Javastation installs, server configuration for Javastations, and user account modification for a server-based desktop, usable on multiple platforms. Packages worked with: Solstice Backup (Legato Networker), NEWSPrint.
Sun Microsystems: Microelectronics (SUN02) (Sept 1996 - Feb 1997)
Worked in the CAD Resource Management (CRM) group maintaining and enhancing the server ranch used for developing and regression testing Sun CPU chip designs. 600+ systems, in a large server environment. Gained hardware troubleshooting skills, sound knowledge of hardware configurations, UNIX, filesystem problems and solutions. Packages worked with: Solstice Disk Suite, automation scripting, automounter.
Eberly College of Arts & Sciences, West Virginia University (WVU) May 1995 - May 1996
Assistant Systems Administrator Jan 1995 - May 1995
Computer Lab Assistant Jan 1995 - May 1995
Computer Lab Consultant Aug 1994 - Dec 1994
B.S. in Computer Science. West Virginia University,
Morgantown, West Virginia.
International work experience, finance industry experience. Experience in academic, private, and government sectors.
Setup corporation to handle consulting activities in California (1997-2000).
Actively involved in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) during school, with positions as the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Treasurer during last 3 years of school. Member of the National Student ACM Committee during final year of school. Coach for WVU Chapter's regional programming contest team.
Received an AFROTC scholarship in Computer Science and completed 2 years of Air Force R.O.T.C.